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    Thursday, November 27, 2008

    2008 Albums of the Year

    Can't believe its that time of year again and the music mags have already put out their Album of the year lists. Anyhow here's mine.

    1. Bon Iver, For Emma, Forever Ago
    2. Fleet Foxes, Fleet Foxes
    3. Elbow, the Seldom Seen Kid
    4. Vampire Weekend, Vampire Weekend
    5. Yeasayer, All Hour Cymbals
    6. Sigur Rós : Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
    7. Joan as Policewoman, To Survive,
    8. Cut Copy, In Ghost Colours
    9. The Jimmy Cake, Spectre & Crown
    10. Martha Wainwright, I Know You’re Married But I’ve Got Feelings Too

    11. Portishead, Third
    12. Laura Marling, Alas I Cannot Swim
    13. Goldfrapp, Seventh Tree
    14. Deerhunter, Microcastle
    15. Jape, Ritual
    16. Ra Ra Riot, The Rhumb Line
    17. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Dig Lazarus! Dig!
    18. Erykah Badu, New Amerykah, Pt 1: 4th World War
    19. Lisa Hannigan, Sea Sew
    20. Lykke Li, Youth Novels

    21. Keane, Perfect Symmetry
    22. The Verve, Forth
    23. Kings of Leon, Only By the Night
    24. Cat Power, Jukebox
    25. Santogold, Santogold
    26. The Dodos, Visiter
    27. Coldplay, Viva La Vida
    28. She & Him, Volume One
    29. The Raconteurs, Consolers of the Lonely
    30. Hercules and Love Affair, Hercules and Love Affair

    31. Foals, Antidotes
    32. The Killers, Day & Age
    33. Peter Broderick, Home
    34. Peter Broderick, Float
    35. Gemma Hayes, The Hollow of the Morning
    36. Crystal Castles, Crystal Castles
    37. Vetiver, A Thing of the Past
    38. Amadou and Miriam, Welcome to Mali
    39. Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, Cardinology
    40. Chequerboard, Penny Black

    41. The Roots, Rising Down,
    42. My Morning Jacket, Evil Urges
    43. R.E.M., Accelerate
    44. Emmylou Harris, All I Intended to Be
    45. The Breeders, Mountain Battles
    46. Tapes’n’Tapes, Walk it Off
    47. Ray Lamontagne, Gossip in the Forest
    48. The Last Shadow Puppets, The Last Shadow Puppets
    49. Beck, Modern Guilt
    50. Oasis, Dig Out Your Soul


    tatiana said...

    Bon Iver album was released last year.

    Unknown said...

    Bon Iver, good pick!

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    Alan Whelan said...

    Bon Iver came out early 2008, in Ireland anyhow! Now if you'd said Yeasayer came out in 2007, you'd have been right.

    Clockwork Rob said...

    Bon Iver's album was originally released on a small scale in 2007, but only got its general worldwide release this year.

    I've pondered over its inclusion on my own best of year list, and concluded that it's definitely a 2008 album. Seems to be the general consensus anyway...

    Richard Clunan said...

    Hi Allon

    (I heard you changed the spelling of your name.)

    Most of them there albums in that there list are wrong. Some of them are in the wrong positions and most of them haven't been released yet.

    Bon Iver was released in 2005. I have a copy to prove it and it's just coming up to the end of 2005 now, so there's No Way it wasn't released till 2007 or 2008.

    If you'd said that Honky Tonky by the Boom Frown Bats was released in 2007, then you'd be right. Or if you'd said The Best Of by The Ovaltines was released in 2008, then you'd be right too.

    But you didn't say that now, did you?

    Tatiana, if you wrote what you wrote there in a couple of weeks from now, then you'd be right too.

    But you didn't, now, did you, ey?

    You clearly wrote it this year, not next year.

    Other than that, well tried everybody, I admire your wrongness.

    Christmas gratings.