top albums of 2008

  1. Black Kids, Partie Traumatique
  2. Sons and Daughters, This Gift
  3. The Magnetic Fields, Distortion
  4. Santogold, Santogold
  5. The Subways, All Or Nothing
  6. The Submarines, Honeysuckle Weeks
  7. Blood on the Wall, Liferz
  8. The Teenagers, Reality Check
  9. Annie, Don’t Stop
  10. Ladytron, Velicifero
  11. Does It Offend You, Yea?, You Have No Idea What You Are Getting Into
  12. Calexico, Carried to Dust
  13. Bloc Party, Intimacy
  14. Old 97s, Blame it On Gravity
  15. Islands, Arm’s Way
  16. The Hush Sound, Goodbye Blues
  17. Cloud Cult, Feel Good Ghosts
  18. The Von Bondies, We Are Kamikazes Headed Straight For Your Heart
  19. The Fratellis, Here We Stand
  20. We Should Be Dead, Forget Romance, Let’s Dance!
  21. I Was a Teenage Satan Worshipper, The Lemonade Ocean
  22. WHirlwind Heat, Scoup du Jour
  23. White Denim, Workout Holiday
  24. The Raconteurs, Consolers of the Lonely
  25. Delays, Everything’s The Rush
  26. Mates of State, Re-arrange Us
  27. The Kills, Midnight Boom
  28. The Black Keys, Attack & Release
  29. The Dirtbombs, We Have Your Surrounded
  30. The Mars Volta, Bedlam in Goliath
  31. Forward, Russia!, Life Processes
  32. Mystery Jets, Twenty One
  33. The Whigs, Mission Control
  34. We Are Scientists, Brain Thrust Mastery
  35. The Presets, Apocolypso
  36. Madonna, Hard Candy
  37. Flight of the Conchords, Flight of the Conchords
  38. The Kills, Midnight Boom
  39. Tilly and the Wall, O
  40. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Dig Lazarus Dig!
  41. Dirty Pretty Things, Romance at Short Notice
  42. Sloan, Parallel Play
  43. Earlimart, Hymn and Her
  44. Coldplay, Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends
  45. Breeders, Mountain Battles
  46. Black Angels, Directions to See a Ghost
  47. Youth Group, The Night Is Ours
  48. Mudhoney, The Lucky Ones

The overhyped, let-downs, mediocre, and just plain bad:

Weezer, The Red Album

The Virgins, The Virgins

Tokyo Police Club, Elephant Shell

Tapes N Tapes, Walk It Off

She & Him, Volume One

Scarlett Johannson, Anywwhere I Lay My Head

Phantom Planet, Raise the Dead

Nada Surf, Lucky

Mudhoney, The Lucky Ones

Moby, Last Night

The Last Shadow Puppets, The Age of the Understatement

Infadels, Universe in Reverse

The Hold Steady, Stay Positive

Girl Talk, Feed the Animals

The Futureheads, This is Not the World

French Kicks, Swimming

Everclear, The Vegas Years

Duffy, Rockferry

Death Cab for Cutie, Narrow Stairs

Dandy Warhols, Come on Feel the Dandy Warhols

Crystal Castles, Crystal Castles

Alkaline Trio, Irony and Agony

The Vines, Melodia

The Stills, Oceans Will RIse

Peter, Bjorn & John, Seaside Rock

Hot Chip, Made in the Dark

The Futureheads, This is Not the World

Death Cab for Cutie, Narrow Stairs

Burning Brides, Anhedonia

Beach House, Devotion

The Academy Is, Fast Times at Barrington High

The Music, Strength in Numbers

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