23 November 2008

Top Albums 2008

Updated 29 Nov (added Uncut and Mojo)
Magazines and blogs are starting to write their top lists already (The Killers new album hasn't even come out yet!). I'm not going to re-post everything, but out of curiousity here are the Top 30 Albums according to:

Mojo
30 The Night Marchers - See You in Magic
29 Yeasayer - All Hour Cymbals
28 Neon Neon - Stainless Style
27 M83 - Saturdays=Youth
26 Peter Broderick - Home
25 Randy Newman - Harps and Angels
24 Fucked Up - The Chemistry of Common Life
23 Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
22 Mercury Rev - Snowflake Midnight
21 Amadou & Mariam - Welcome to Mali
20 TV on the Radio - Dear Science
19 Beck - Modern Guilt
18 Pete Molinari - A Virtual Landslide
17 Sigur Rós - Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
16 Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)
15 Eli "Paperboy" Reed & The True Loves - Roll With You
14 British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
13 Drive-By Truckers - Brighter Than Creation's Dark
12 Don Cavalli - Cryland
11 Portishead - Third
10 Neil Diamond - Home Before Dark
9 The Bug - London Zoo
8 The Week That Was - The Week That Was
7 Glasvegas - Glasvegas
6 The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
5 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
4 Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
3 Paul Weller - 22 Dreams
2 The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age Of The Understatement
1 Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

Uncut
30 Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple
29 Robert Foster - The Evangelist
28 The Felice Brothers - The Felice Brothers
27 MGMT - Orcular Spectacular
26 Lucinda Williams - Little Honey
25 Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue
24 Glasvegas - Glasvegas
23 Black Mountain - In The Future
22 The Raconteurs - Consolers of The Lonely
21 Howlin Rain - Magnificent Fiend
20 My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
19 Shearwater - Rook
18 Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Real Emotional Trash
17 Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree
16 Wild Beasts - Limbo, Panto
15 Hot Chip - Made In The Dark
14 Randy Newman - Harps and Angels
13 James Blackshaw - Litany of Echoes
12 The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
11 Drive-by Truckers - Brighter Than Creation's Dark
10 Paul Weller - 22 Dreams
9 Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night
8 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus, Dig!!!
7 Neon Neon - Stainless Style
6 Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
5 Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
4 Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
3 TV On The Radio - Dear Science
2 Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
1 Portishead - Third

Blender
30 Young Jeezy - The Recession
29 Raphael Saadiq - The Way I See It
28 Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks - Real Emotional Trash
27 Mariah Carey - E=MC²
26 Usher - Here I Stand
25 Santogold - Santogold
24 The Roots - Rising Down
23 The Cool Kids - The Bake Sale
22 Coldplay - Viva La Vida
21 Erykah Badu - New Amerykah: Pt. One (4th World War)
20 Wale - The Mixtape About Nothing
19 Katy Perry - One Of The Boys
18 Ponytail - Ice Cream Spiritual
17 Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst
16 Be Your Own Pet - Get Awkward
15 Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
14 Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue
13 Al Green - Lay It Down
12 My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
11 Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs
10 Fall Out Boy - Folie A Deux
09 Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
08 Randy Newman - Harps and Angels
07 of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping
06 Robyn - Robyn
05 Hot Chip - Made In The Dark
04 Metallica - Death Magnetic
03 TV On The Radio - Dear Science
02 Girl Talk - Feed The Animals
01 Lil' Wayne - Tha Carter III

Q
30 Portishead - Third
29 AC/DC - Black Ice
28 Paul Weller - Dreams
27 Neil Diamond - Home Before Dark
26 Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst
25 Metallica - Death Magnetic
24 The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age Of The Understatement
23 Beck - Modern Guilt
22 The Killers - Day & Age
21 Razorlight - Slipway Fires
20 The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound
19 Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree
18 British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
17 Adele - 19
16 Hot Chip - Made In The Dark
15 Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
14 Kaiser Chiefs - Off With Their Heads
13 MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
12 Keane - Perfect Symmetry
11 Sigur Rós - Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust
10 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
09 The Raconteurs - Consolers Of The Lonely
08 Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
07 TV On The Radio - Dear Science
06 Duffy - Rockferry
05 Glasvegas - Glasvegas
04 Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
03 Coldplay - Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
02 Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
01 Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night

Paste
30 I'm From Barcelona - Who Killed Harry Houdini?
29 Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
28 MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
27 Liam Finn - I'll Be Lightning
26 Lee Ann Womack - Call Me Crazy
25 Mugison - Mugiboogie
24 Santogold & Diplo - Top Ranking
23 Mates of State - Re-Arrange Us
22 No Age - Nouns
21 The Raveonettes - Lust Lust Lust
20 Hot Chip - Made In The Dark
19 Gentleman Jesse and His Men - Introducing Gentleman Jesse and His Men
18 Death Cab
 for Cutie - Narrow Stairs
17 Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Lie Down In The Light
16 My Morning Jacket
 - Evil Urges
15 Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
14 Langhorne Slim - Langhorne Slim
13 Ida Maria - Fortress Round My Heart
12 of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping
11 The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
10 Deerhunter - Microcastle
09 Lucinda Williams - Little Honey
08 Sun Kil Moon - April
07 Girl Talk - Feed the Animals
06 Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
05 Okkervil River - The Stand Ins
04 Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
03 Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
02 Sigur Rós - Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust
01 She & Him - Volume One

My top albums of 2008 in no particular order*:
Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
Death Cab
 for Cutie - Narrow Stairs
Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night
TV On The Radio - Dear Science
Kaiser Chiefs - Off With Their Heads
MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
Portishead - Third
Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Cardinology
Bloc Party - Intimacy
The Stills - Oceams will Rise
Santogold - Santogold

*I reserve the right to change my mind and add new albums on a whim hehe

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