Top 10 Albums of 2008

(short and sweet and to the point — culled from listening to 110+ 2008 releases)

1.) Sigur Rós: Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust
2.) The Kooks: Konk
3.) Uh Huh Her: Common Reaction
4.) Delays: Everything’s the Rush
5.) My Morning Jacket: Evil Urges
6.) The Black Keys: Attack & Release
7.) Dear and the Headlights: Drunk Like Bible Times
8.) Mystery Jets: Twenty One
9.) Feeder: Silent Cry
10.) MGMT: Oracular Spectacular

Honorable Mention (11-25):
11.) Coldplay: Viva La Vida
12.) The Music: Strength in Numbers
13.) Okkervil River: The Stand Ins
14.) Black Kids: Partie Traumatic
15.) Guillemots: Red
16.) People in Planes: Beyond the Horizon
17.) Boy Kill Boy: Stars & the Sea
18.) Ours: Mercy (Dancing for the Death of an Imaginary Enemy)
19.) The Killers: Day & Age
20.) Glasvegas: Glasvegas
21.) Chapeau Claque: Fabelweiss
22.) Mogwai: The Hawk is Howling
23.) Ashes Divide: Keep Telling Myself It’s Alright
24.) Snow Patrol: A Hundred Million Suns
25.) Ferras: Aliens & Rainbows

And the rest of the Top 50 (in alphabetical order):
The Airborne Toxic Event: The Airborne Toxic Event
Albert Hammond Jr.: ¿Como te llama?
Alkaline Trio: Agony and Irony
The Armada: The Armada
Beck: Modern Guilt
Cat Power: Jukebox
City and Colour: Bring Me Your Love
Death Cab for Cutie: Narrow Stairs
Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes
Frightened Rabbit: The Midnight Organ Fight
Guns ‘N Roses: Chinese Democracy
Local H: Twelve Angry Months
The Mars Volta: Bedlam in Goliath
Morcheeba: Dive Deep
The Myriad: With Arrows, With Poise
Nada Surf: Lucky
nine inch nails: The Ghost I-IV
Oasis: Dig Out Your Soul
The Pigeon Detectives: Emergency
The Raconteurs: Consolers of the Lonely
Ryan Adams & the Cardinals: Cardinology
The Secret Machines: The Secret Machines
The Stills: Oceans Will Rise
TV on the Radio: Dear Science
The Verve: Fourth


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