Top 10 Albums of 2008

Note: Everything is in alphabetical order.

Top 10 of 2008:

Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
Department of Eagles - In Ear Park
Dodos - Visiter
Fleet Foxes
M83 - Saturdays = Youth
Portishead - Third
Sigur Ros - Med Sud Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalust
TV on the Radio - Dear Science
Vampire Weekend
The War on Drugs - Wagonwheel Blues

Best albums for a party:
Girl Talk - Feed the Animals
Of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping
Vampire Weekend

Best albums to put on before bed:
Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
Brightblack Morning Light - Motion to Rejoin
Department of Eagles - In Ear Park
Fleet Foxes

Underwhelming albums from artists that I like:
CSS - Donkey
Destroyer - Trouble in Dreams
Hot Chip - Made in the Dark
Okkervil River - The Stand Ins

Biggest disappointment of 2008:
Annuals - Such Fun

2007 Revisited:
I still like most of my Top 10 of 2007. If I could make one correction, I would replace Mirrored by Battles with All Hour Cymbals by Yeasayer.


plastic said...

nice list. i am just now getting into the war on drugs album, it is very good.

other albums that i liked:

Plants and Animals-Parc Avenue (my album of the year)

Blitzen Trapper - Wild Mt. Nation

Silver Jews - Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea

dan said...

I've been meaning to pick up the Plants and Animals album based on your previous recommendation.

I liked Blitzen Trapper's Furr, but I haven't heard the one you listed there.

I have a hard time getting into previous Silver Jews albums for some reason.

Other good albums that didn't make my Top-10:

The Walkmen - You and Me

Frightened Rabbit - Midnight Organ Fight

Jason Collett - Here's to Being Here

Flying Lotus - Los Angeles


Hey guys, nice list. I was listening to Dept. of Eagles while on tour, nick i forgot to tell you about that last night.
the album is very very melodically complex, very beautiful.
dept of eeagles is the grizzly bear guy, and grizzly bear is pretty cool too.


oh and Dear Science was a treat, its really growing on me

plastic said...

whos "nick"?

The Idiot Fan said...

damn, that '07 list is stocked full of stuff i'm still listening to now. maybe i'm just one year behind the times.