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2008 Top 5 Albums So Far...

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Thats us half way through 2008, whats been your top 5 albums this year...

1. Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight

2. Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours

3. iForward Russia! - Life Processes

4. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Dig, Lazarus, Dig!

5. Pela Anytown Graffiti

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bon iver - forever emma

young gods - knock on wood

meat beat manifesto - autoimmune

flying lotus - los angeles

the accidental - there were wolves (Tunng "side project")

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No particular order.

Danananakroyd - Sissy Hits

Stapleton - Rest and be thankful

Be Your Own Pet - Get Awkward

Maths + Throats - Maths + Throats (Prefer the Maths stuff, but it's a great album anyway.)

Johnny Foreigner - Waited up till it was Light

Honourable mention - Hot Club de Paris - Live at Dead Lake. Not had it long enough to know if It's going to be liked as much as the others.

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Algernon Cadwallader - Some Kind of Cadwallader

Los Campesinos! - Hold on Now Youngster

Why? - Alopecia

Grouper - Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill

Dananananaykroyd - Sissy Hits

Prolly sumin' like that. Prolly change.

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The Breeders - Mountain Battles

Death Cab for Cutie - Narrow Stairs

Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

The Duke Spirit - Neptune

Gutter Twins - Saturnalia

And a special mention to the Twilight Sad EP, which is amazing.

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In order of preference:

1. Wild Beasts - Limbo, Panto

2. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Dig Lazarus, Dig!

3. M83 - Saturdays=Youth

4. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

5. Beach House - Devotion

Biggest disappointments have been British Sea Power and Magnetic Fields, but they were both ok at least.

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Away from iTunes and can't remember what came out this year, so off the top of my head:

Gutter Twins - Saturnalia

The Night Marchers - See You In Magic

The Gaslight Anthem - That '59 Sound

Blacklisted - Heavier than heaven, lonlier than god

Earth - The Bees made honey.....

To be corrected when I get home.....

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Silver Jews - Lookout Mountain Lookout Sea

Stapleton - Rest and be Thankful

Nick Cave and TBS - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!

Death Cab - Narrow Stairs

Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer

Also, I'm very excited about the new Department of Eagles record being released in October :love:

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Death Cab For Cutie-Narrow Stairs

Stapleton-Rest and Be Thankful

Sigur Ros-me su eyrum vi spilum endalaust

Neva Dinova-You May Already Be Dreaming

Nick Cave-Dig, Lazarus, Dig!

I also quite enjoyed Emmy The Great's album, eponymous? Not sure if that was this year or late last year though.

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I've not had enough dosh to buy all the new releases I want but my favourite I have got is:

1. The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely

2. Black Mountain - In The Future

3. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive

4. Mark Morriss - Memory Muscle

5. All Our Good Friends - Promise

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in no order

american music club - the golden age

cult of luna - eternal kingdom

nick cave and the bad seeds - dig lazarus dig

boris - smile

steve von till - a grave is a grim horse

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In no particular order:

Je M'apelle Stereo: Fonda 500

April: Sun Kil Moon

The Hungry Saw: Tindersticks

Rook: Shearwater

Heretic Pride: Mountain Goats

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thao nguyen and the get down stay downs - we brave bee stings and all

frightened rabbit - the midnight organ fight

laura marling - alas i cannot swim

fuck buttons - street horrrsing

dan le sac vs scroobius pip - angles

but also loving earth, dananananackroyd and errors so this will probably change. also gonna go on a wee album buying spree when i get paid.

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Good to see Narrow Stairs getting a mention. New Albert Hammond Jr album is fantastic too, though you could say its the second half of the year

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