The albums of 2008

So, as you’ve gathered if you’ve read my blog this year, I was a little more detached from music in 2008 than usual. Whether that was because I was just busy with non-music-related things or maybe because music wasn’t too great in oh-eight, it is hard to tell. However, that doesn’t mean that there won’t be a Top 20 for the year, because there is always good music out there, even in down years. So, to give you a taste, here is a list of all the albums that were considered for the Top 20. Now, I’m sure I’m missing one of your favorites, so sorry about that. Feel free to add comments if you think I have a glaring omission. Otherwise, look for the Top 20 to be posted sometime next week I think … 

The grand album list of 2008 (in no particular order)

  • Food for Animals
  • Future of the Left
  • Vampire Weekend
  • Hey Willpower
  • Nine Inch Nails (both Ghosts and The Slip)
  • Breeders
  • Born Ruffians
  • Colin Meloy
  • These New Puritans
  • British Sea Power
  • Xiu Xiu
  • Hot Chip
  • Magnetic Fields
  • Los Campesinos! (both We are Beautiful, We are Doomed and Hold On Now, Youngster …)
  • Silver Jews
  • Portishead
  • Fleet Foxes
  • Girl Talk
  • Sigur Ros
  • Coldplay
  • Hercules & Love Affair
  • Ratatat
  • Shearwater
  • Tilly & the Wall
  • Wolf Parade
  • Bonnie “Prince” Billy
  • Islands
  • Death Cab for Cutie
  • Twilight Sad
  • Foals
  • El Perro Del Mar
  • Young Knives
  • Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
  • Black Keys
  • Grand Archives
  • Common Market
  • Billy Bragg
  • Clinic
  • Tapes n’ Tapes
  • Why?
  • Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
  • Basquiat Strings
  • The Lodger
  • Conor Oberst
  • The Walkmen
  • TV on the Radio
  • The Streets
  • Okkervil River
  • Rumble Strips
  • Mongrel
  • Bloc Party
  • El Guincho
  • Kanye West
  • Glasvegas
  • Bon Iver
  • Deerhunter
  • Reefer
  • Deerhoof
  • Parenthetical Girls
  • Department of Eagles
  • The Bug
  • Matthew Sweet
  • Beck
  • MGMT
  • Volcano!
  • Maus Haus
  • Starfucker
  • Gutter Twins
  • Helio Sequence
  • Panther
  • Rafter
  • Ghostland Observatory
  • Long Blondes
  • Kate Nash
  • Fratellis
  • Notwist
  • Wombats
  • R.E.M.
  • Cars Can Be Blue
  • Ting Tings
  • Santogold
  • Lil Wayne
  • Plush
  • Robyn
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