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2008: Your Top 10 Albums?

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Is it time yet? A friend just asked me for mine, so here it is:

1. Peter Broderick - Home

2. Sigur Ros - Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust

3. Meursault - Pissing on Bonfires/Kissing With Tongues

4. Parts & Labor - Receivers

5. Say Hi - The Wishes and the Glitch

6. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

7. Frightened Rabbit - Midnight Organ Fight

8. The Notwist - The Devil, You + Me

9. Deerhunter - Microcastle

10. Grouper - Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill

That has been revised since I sent my original to him, but meh.

I had to take out Unwed Sailor's Little Wars and Beck's Modern Guilt.

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Once I get through this punishing week at work i'll post up mine. It's likely to include...

Frightened Rabbit

Immanu el

Six Parts Seven

Desalvo

Audrey

Johnny Foreigner

Hammock

*Many of these could be from 2007 or earlier, so will put more effort in after the weekend :)

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Not sure if they're all 2008, but these came to mind....(no particular order)

Mary Hampton 'My mother's children'

Kevin Ayers 'The Unfairground'

The Fall 'Imperial wax solvent'

Loudon Wainwright 'Recovery'

James Blackshaw 'Litany of echoes'

Julian Cope 'Black sheep'

Helena Espvall & Masaki Batoh 'S/T'

Josephine Foster 'This coming gladness'

Fotheringay '2'

Vetiver 'Thing of the past'

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1: Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

2: The Red Album - Weezer

3: We Started Nothing - The Ting Tings

4: Join With Us - The Feeling

And er... that's it unfortunately, that's all I've bought this year. I've bought stacks of old stuff but virtually nothing new. There's a few things I've been meaning to pick up (Kings of Leon, Hot Chip, Killers, Kaiser Chiefs, Ben Folds, Coldplay, MGMT, CSS etc) but I just haven't gotten round to it yet... I'm due a trip to HMV soon....

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This est mine:

1. Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight

2. Los Campesinos! - Hold on Now, Youngster...

3. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

4. Mogwai - The Hawk is Howling

5. Thao and the Get Down Stay Down - We Brave Bee Stings and All

6. Johnny Foreigner - Waited Up Til it Was Light

7. Laura Marling - Alas I Cannot Swim

8. Sigur Ros - Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust

9. Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing

10. Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours

Hon. mention to Ra Ra Riot's 'The Rhumb Line' which I only got last week, but fucking adore.

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Copied, and slightly modified from, the "Best of 2008" thread:

1. Wild Beasts - Limbo, Panto

2. Okkervil River - The Stand-Ins

3. James Yorkston - When the Haar Rolls In

4. Beach House - Devotion

5. M83 - Saturdays=Youth

6. Portishead - Third

7. TV On the Radio - Dear Science

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

9. The Week That Was - The Week That Was

10. Wave Pictures - Instant Coffee Baby

Honourable mentions to Fleet Foxes (actually maybe they should be number 10), Aidan John Moffat (or him), Eugene McGuinness (or even him), Frightened Rabbit and Magnetic Fields.

Best Re-Issue: The Triffids - Treeless Plain/The Black Swan/Beautiful Waste

Best Compilation: Arthur Russell - Love Is Overtaking Me

Biggest Disappointments: British Sea Power and Magnetic Fields albums (even though they're both decent)

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1. Algernon Cadwallader - Some Kind of Cadwallader

2. Los Campesinos! - We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed

3. Samamidon - All is Well

4. Lemuria Get better

5. Hauschka - Ferndorf

6 Why? - Alopecia

7. Peter Broderick - Home

8. Johann Johannson - Fordlandia

9. Birthmark - The Layer

10. Rolo Tomassi - hysterics

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1. Tv on the Radio - Dear Science

2. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

3. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

4. Be Your Own Pet - Get Awkward

5. Tokyo Police Club - Elephant Shell

6. Deerhunter - Microcastle

7. The Last Shadow Puppets - Age of the Understatement

8. We are Scientists - Brain Thrust Mastery

9. The Very Best - Esau Mwamwaya & radioclit Are the very best

10. Why? - Alopecia

I haven't really listened to many others in addition to those tbh. I had been quite out of touch with this years new music until recently when I started trying to catch up.

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Thought I'd get this from the most-listened albums of the last 12 months on last.fm, stripping out the new albums. the number in brackets is the album ranking.

Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend (1)

British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music? (4)

Supergrass - Diamond Hoo Ha (18)

Los Campesinos! - Hold on There, Youngster (36)

Cage The Elephant - Cage The Elephant (45)

Foals - Antidotes (47)

The Automatic - This Is A Fix (81)

Cajun Dance Party - The Colourful Life (81)

The Music - Strength In Numbers (87)

Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul (115)

Looks like I haven't warmed to many new albums this year, with only two albums in the top ten most-listened albums over the year...

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Hmmm, I'll struggle to think of the 10 best I've bought this year, here's a few of my favourites of the year though:

Glasvegas - Glasvegas

Kings of Leon - Only By The Night

Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

The Last Shadow Puppets - Age of the Understatement

Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul

Some albums I haven't got round to buying yet but hope they're in my top 10...

MGMT, dan le sac vs Scroobius Pip, Hot Chip, Kanye West...

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In no order, because I hate orders.

Dillinger Four - Civil War

Bridge and Tunnel - East/West

Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip - Angles

Algernon Cadwallader - Some Kind of Cadwallader

Hail Brethren - S/T

Dananananaykroyd - Sissy Hits

Why? - Alopecia

Los Campesinos - We Are Beautiful. We Are Doomed

I can only think of 8. Most of which I've only heard very recently. I think I just straight-up hated music from the months of January to June. I didn't buy anything.

Oh, Born Ruffians - Red Yellow Blue. That's 9. I only got it a few weeks ago but it's dead good. I bought it on a whim because it was on Warp Records, who are great. It was also only a few quid in a charity shop.

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Good year for albums imo

1. Young Widows - Old Wounds

2. Johnny Foreigner - Waited up...

3. Sun Kil Moon - April

4. Enablers - Tundra

5. Hot Club De Paris - Live at Dead Lake

6. Charlottefield - What are friends for

7. Torche - Meanderthal

8. Sinaloa - Oceans of Islands

9. Gregor Samsa - Rest

10. The Wildhearts - The Wildhearts s/t

honourable mentions for the mirimar disaster, take a worm for a walk week, Mesa Verde,

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I submitted a Top 20 towards my website's overall countdown and it was like this...

1 James Yorkston - 'When The Haar Rolls In' (Domino)

2 Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - 'Sunday At Devil Dirt' (V2)

3 Eine Kleine Nacht Musik - 'Eine Kleine Nacht Musik' (Modular)

4 Pete and the Pirates - 'Little Death' (Stolen)

5 The Futureheads - 'This is Not The World' (Nul)

6 The Aliens - 'Luna' (Pet Rock)

7 Friendly Fires - 'Friendly Fires' (XL)

8 Get Well Soon - 'Rest Now, Weary Head! You Will Get Well Soon!' (Nude)

9 Zombie Zombie - 'A Land for Renegades' (Versatile)

10 Stereolab - 'Chemical Chords' (4AD)

11 Young Knives - 'Superabundance' (Transgressive)

12 Neon Neon - 'Stainless Style' (Lex)

13 Fonda 500 - 'Je M'Appelle Stereo' (Record Mountain)

14 Johann Johannsson - ''Fordlndia' (4AD)

15 Lightspeed Champion - 'Falling Off Lavender Bridge' (Domino)

16 Aidan John Moffat - 'I Can Hear Your Heart' (Chemikal Underground)

17 Dan Deacon - 'Spiderman of the Rings' (Carpark)

18 Matmos - 'Supreme Balloon' (Matador)

19 The Tindersticks - 'The Hungry Saw' (Beggars Banquet)

20 The Long Blondes - 'Couples' (Rough Trade)

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Not sure as I have changed my mind a lot but in no particular order:

Metallica - Death Magnetic

Testament - Formation Of Damnation

Trivium - Shogun

Exodus - Let There Be Blood

AC/DC - Black Ice

Benedictum - Seasons Of Tragedy

Motorhead - Motoriser

Laaz Rockit - Left For Dead

The Clan Destined - In The Big Ending

Tesla - Forever More

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1 The Hold Steady - Stay Positive

2 Sun Kil Moon - April

3 The Fun Years - Baby, It's Cold Inside

4 Torche - Meanderthal

5 Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing

6 Parts and Labour - Receivers

7 M83 - Saturdays=Youth

9 Belong - Colorless Record EP

10 Fennesz - Black Sea

Other highly rated albums:

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Dig! Lazarus Dig!

Library Tapes - A Summer Beneath the Trees

Huaschka - Ferndorf

Dissapointments:

Beach House - Devotion

Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

Didn't get around to:

TV on the Radio - Dear Science

My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges

Best Live Acts:

1 Les Savy Fav

2 Shellac

3 The Hold Steady

4 Built To Spill

5 Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

6 Fuck Buttons

7 My Morning Jacket

8 Holy Fuck

9 Band Of Horses

10 Boris

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In no particular order...

"Meanderthal" - Torche

"The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull" - Earth

"Saturnalia" - Gutter Twins

"Volumes" - Mirimar Disaster

"The '59 Sound" - Gaslight Anthem (although their previous album was better)

"Twilight of the Thunder God" - Amon Amarth

"When Life Gives You Lemons" - Atmosphere

"Beyond Colossal" - Dozer (definitely my number one)

"The Way of All Flesh" - Gojira

"Take Refuge in Clean Living" - Grails

Been a little bit disappointed this year, but a lot of my top bands are due a release next year, so here's hoping.

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In no particular order:

Klangmutationen ~ Liturgie

Why? ~ Alopecia

The Present ~ World I See

Frightened Rabbit ~ The Midnight Organ Fight

Skullflower ~ La Noche De Walpurgis

Hototogisu ~ Pale Fatal Sister

The Bug ~ London Zoo

Black Sun ~ Paralyser

DJ/rupture ~ Uproot

Fuck Buttons ~ Street Horrrsing

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1. Algernon Cadwallader - Some Kind of Cadwallader

I've been meaning to order this for months now - I've been listening to them on myspace tons over the past few months. I find them very derivitive, but they derive from all my favourites sources!

So it's affa good then?

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In no order

Hot Club De Paris - Live At Dead Lake

Charlottefield - What Are Friends For

HEALTH - s/t

No Age - Nouns

The Dodos - Visiter

Mogwai - The Hawk Is Howling

Fuck Buttons - Street Horrsing

Hyena - Itchy Legacy (although that was more of a mini-album)

Dananananaykroyd - Sissy Hits

Jaguar Love - Take Me To The Sea

or something. I'm sure there's plenty I've missed out.

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I've been meaning to order this for months now - I've been listening to them on myspace tons over the past few months. I find them very derivitive, but they derive from all my favourites sources!

So it's affa good then?

i think its good, but never fell in love with it as I thought I would :(

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In descending order...

Frightened Rabbit Midnight Organ Fight

Conor Oberst Conor Oberst

City and Colour Bring Me Your Love

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals Cardinology

Russian Circles Station

Jenny Lewis Acid Tongue

Seasick Steve I Started Out With Nothin...

Duke Special - I Never Thought This Day Would Come

Gemma Hayes The Hollow of Morning

Death Cab For Cutie Narrow Stairs

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Thought I'd get this from the most-listened albums of the last 12 months on last.fm, stripping out the new albums. the number in brackets is the album ranking.

Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend (1)

British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music? (4)

Supergrass - Diamond Hoo Ha (18)

Los Campesinos! - Hold on There, Youngster (36)

Cage The Elephant - Cage The Elephant (45)

Foals - Antidotes (47)

The Automatic - This Is A Fix (81)

Cajun Dance Party - The Colourful Life (81)

The Music - Strength In Numbers (87)

Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul (115)

Looks like I haven't warmed to many new albums this year, with only two albums in the top ten most-listened albums over the year...

Good idea... I can't remember what I've bought or heard so I'll try this too... From 2008 apparently I listened to...

Death Cab - Narrow Stairs (4)

Funeral For A Friend - Memory and Humanity (8)

Sigur Rs me su eyrum vi spilum endalaust (13)

Kids in Glass Houses - Smart Casual (25)

Portishead - Third (37)

Kings of Leon - Only By the Night (67)

Santogold - Santogold (70)

Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight (111)

Not much really...

Out of those my favourites are...

Death Cab For Cutie, Sigur Rs and Frightened Rabbit.

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In rough order:

Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst

Department of Eagles - In Ear Park

Death Cab for Cutie - Narrow Stairs

Silver Jews - Lookout Mountain Lookout Sea

Hold Steady - Stay Positive

Stapleton - Rest and Be Thankful

The Cardinals - Cardinology (although it could have been much better)

Lightspeed Champion - Falling off the Lavender Bridge

She & Him - Volume One

Loudon Wainright III - Recovery

...

Disappointments of the year: Jenny Lewis, Weezer and Isobel Campbell/Mark Lanegan (although it's possibly just me that finds Sunday at Devil Dirt extremely boring, especially when compared to their smashing previous collaboration).

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i think its good, but never fell in love with it as I thought I would :(

that's the same with me actually. Although nobody can deny the 'Serial Killer Status' is an absolute chooooon.

wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo snare

I don't have a top 10 i don't think, but Johnny Foreigner would be number 1 for sure.I don't think i've bought anything else from this year that's actually worth mentioning, which is annoying. old or gash.

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I haven't bought nearly enough this year, so here's 5:

Johnny Foreigner - Waited Up 'til It was Light

Youthmovies - Good Nature

Alkaline Trio - Agony & Irony

Hot Club de Paris - Live At Dead Lake

Foals - Antidotes

Looking at that list, I'm sure there's been much better albums that I've forgotten about. Hmmm.

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