Sunday, 7 December 2008

Best of 2008

Top 10 Albums of 2008 (in alpha order)…
The Abbasi Brothers - Something Like Nostalgia
Balmorhea - River Arms
Benoit Pioulard - Temper
Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
Deerhunter - Microcastles / Weird Era Cont.
Department of Eagles - In Ear Park
Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes / Sun Giant (ep)
Max Richter - 24 Postcards in Full Colour
Peter Broderick - Float / Home
Why? - Alopecia

Just Missing Out…
2562 - Aerial
The Acorn - Glory Hope Mountain
Alias - Resurgam
Atlas Sound - Let the Blind Lead those Who Can See But Cannot Feel
Benga - Diary of an Afro Warrior
Breathe Owl Breathe - Ghost Glacier (ep)
Deadbeat - Roots and Wire
The Dodos - Visiter
Hauschka - Ferndorf
Horse Feathers - House with No Name
iTAL tEK - Cyclical
No Age - Nouns
Plants and Animals - Parc Avenue
Port O’Brien - All We Could Do Was Sing
The Rural Alberta Advantage - Hometowns
Small Sur - We Live in Houses Made of Wood
Starkey - Ephemeral Exhibits
Sunken Foal - Fallen Arches
Throw Me the Statue - Moonbeams
Tobacco - Fucked Up Friends
Zomby - Where Were U in ‘92

Best of the Rest…
Aidan Baker - Fantasma Parastasie
Ass - My Get Up and Go Got Up and Went
Au - Verbs
Azeda Booth - In Flesh Tones
Battle of Land and Sea - Battle of Land and Sea
Barry Lynn (Boxcutter) - Balancing Lakes
Blitzen Trapper- Furr
David Karsten Daniels - Fear of Flying
Distance - Repercussions
DJ/RAPTURE - Uproot
The Drift - Memory Drawings
Fjordne - The Last Days of Time
Frontier Ruckus - The Orion Songbook
Grails - Doomsdayer’s Holiday
Grouper - Dragging a Dead Up a Hill
herq - Night Falls
James Blackshaw - Litany of Echoes
Johann Johansson - Fordlandia
Koushik- Out My Window
Leila - Blood, Looms and Blooms
LITE - Phantasia
Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez - Why is Bear Billowing
The Lord Dog Bird - The Lord Dog Bird
Matthew Robert Cooper - Miniatures
Our Sleepless Forest - Our Sleepless Forest
Paavoharju - Laulu Laakson Kukista
Pete and The Pirates - Little Death
Shugo Tokumaru - Exit
Sleeping In The Aviary- Expensive vomit in a Cheap Hotel
Tape - Luminarium
Three Trapped Tigers - Three Trapped Tigers (ep)
The Uglysuit - The Uglysuit

Well Worth a Mention…
Ben Benjamin - The Many Moods of Ben Benjamin
The Black Keys - Attack Release
Black Mountain - In the Future
Brightblack Morning Light - Motion to Rejoin
Chad Van Galen - Soft Airplane
Dr. Dog - Fate
Dungen - 4
Erik Levender- Kondens
Flying Lotus - Los Angeles
Gavin Bryers, Philip Jeck, Alter Ego - The Sinking of the Titanic
James Pants - Welcome
Lackthereof- Your Anchor
Marching Band - Spark Large
Mogwai - The Hawk is Howling
Mr Scruff - Ninja Tuna
The New Year - The New Year
Pivot - O Soundtrack My Heart
Roots Manuva - Slime and Reason
The Ruby Suns - Sea Lion
School of Language - Sea from Shore
Shearwater - Rook
These United States - A Picture Of The Three Of Us At The Gate To The Garden Of Eden
Wolf Parade - At Mt. Zoomer

1 comment:

Jose said...

This is a very good list. And I would agree that the abbasi brothers had the best album of the year. It sure did go under the radar though.

No label persuasion, just personal opinion.