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Albums of the Year

December 19, 2008

So yeah, most other people (like pitchfork) would do this in several segments; however, I thought of putting it up here a little too late, so I’m just doing it all as one big post: THE TOP 25 ALBUMS OF 2008 (AND HONORABLE MENTIONS)

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

-IN RAINBOWS – RADIOHEAD
The only reason this album does not make my top 10 was the fact that it was technically released last year. Yes, the physical copy was put out this year, but the actual music was released (legally, not leaked) in 2007. Sorry Thom Yorke and crew, it was still an amazing album.

-CHINESE DEMOCRACY – GUNS ‘N ROSES
This album was painful. It hurt to listen to and made me cringe every time I heard Axl Rose’s voice. The only reason this album gets an honorable mention was the fact that, with it’s release, Dr. Pepper gave everyone in America a free Dr. Pepper. Since it is the greatest soda on the face of the earth, I had to mention this album somewhere.

-THA CARTER III – ‘LIL WAYNE
This album is not so much good as it is catchy…I have realized that my musical tastes are far too white and this was my way of getting more “cultured”

-808S AND HEARTBREAK – KANYE WEST
see “Tha Carter III” review

-VIVA LA VIDA OR DEATH AND ALL HIS FRIENDS – COLDPLAY
I’ve always wanted to like Coldplay. There was something about them that was appealing, something that I just couldn’t put my finger on. This is the first Coldplay album that I can say I actually enjoyed…to an extent. There were many things wrong with it, but my desire has been quenched.

TOP 25 ALBUMS OF 2008
25.ARM’S WAY – ISLANDS

24.MODERN GUILT – BECK

23.WATERSHED – OPETH

22.EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS WILL HAPPEN TODAY – DAVID BYRNE AND BRIAN ENO

21.FEED THE ANIMALS – GIRL TALK

20.SATURDAYS=YOUTH – M83

19.REAL EMOTIONAL TRASH – STEPHEN MALKMUS AND THE JICKS

18.BRIGHTEN THE CORNERS: NICENE CREEDENCE EDITION – PAVEMENT

17.IN GHOST COLOURS – CUT COPY

16.MICROCASTLE – DEERHUNTER

15.VAMPIRE WEEKEND – VAMPIRE WEEKEND

14.WEEZER (THE RED ALBUM) – WEEZER

13.THE BEDLAM IN GOLIATH – THE MARS VOLTA

12.HERCULES AND LOVE AFFAIR – HERCULES AND LOVE AFFAIR

11.Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust (With Buzzing in Our Ears We Play Endlessly)
– Sigur Rós

10.HIDEAWAY – THE WEEPIES

9.NARROW STAIRS – DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE

8.AT MOUNT ZOOMER – WOLF PARADE

7.CHRISTMAS ON MARS – THE FLAMING LIPS

6.AT THE ROXY – PHISH

5.EVIL URGES – MY MORNING JACKET

4.DEAR SCIENCE – TV ON THE RADIO

3.RABBIT HABITS – MAN MAN

2.FLEET FOXES – FLEET FOXES

1.PARADISE LOST – ERIC WHITACRE

I will post more short reviews of these albums later, but it is snowing outside, so I must go get warm.

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