Thursday, September 18, 2008

Favorite Albums of 2008 and Some More Stuff

2007 was an unbelievable year in music releases. 2008 appears a little weak, but that might be because I haven't heard of a lot of new releases this year.


1. My Morning Jacket - "Evil Urges"

2. Vampire Weekend - "Vampire Weekend"

3. MGMT - "Oracular Spectacular"

4. The Hold Steady - "Stay Positive"

5. Fleet Foxes - "Fleet Foxes"

6. Coldplay - "Viva la Vida"

Not Yet Released:
Bad Veins debut album will more than likely be on the top list at the end of the year for me. I'd place bets on them now, that they end up walking away as "Artist of the Year" at next year's CEA's, aside from a few other awards they'll probably win.

Ray Lamontagne has his hands full with the follow-up to the very successful "Till the Sun Turns Black"

Ben Folds has leaked "fake" versions of six songs from the new album "Way To Normal", which will be released at the end of this month.

Albums I Haven't Heard:
Death Cab for Cutie - "Narrow Stairs"
Bon Iver - "For Emma, Forever Ago"
The Raconteurs - "Consolers of the Lonely"
She & Him - "Volume One"
Sigur Ros - "Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust"
The Black Keys - "Attack and Release"
The Mars Volta - "The Bedlam in Goliath"
DeVotchKa - "A Mad and Faithful Telling"
Mates of State - "Re-Arrange Us"
Old 97's - "Blame It On Gravity"


10. Modest Mouse - "We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank"

9. Okkervil River - "The Stage Names"

8. Josh Ritter - "The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter"

7. Bright Eyes - "Cassadaga"

6. Band of Horses - "Cease to Begin"

5. Arcade Fire - "Neon Bible"

4. The National - "Boxer"

3. The White Stripes - "Icky Thump"

2. Ryan Adams - "Easy Tiger"

1. Wilco - "Sky Blue Sky"

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