Top Albums of 2008 (So Far)


9 Jul 2008, 15:14

I got the idea from my friend PopplagiWest.

This isn't any kind of definitive list, just a list I'll keep adding to, so I'm not going crazy at the end of the year to try and remember all of the ones that really moved me through out the year. What are your top albums so far?

I think the list should start from autumn 07 because that's when the Christmas/Year End albums are released. Anyway, it isn't fair they only get a few months' exposure when January releases get all year.

Hopefully, this isn't a spammy list. I need the links for myself. If anyone would like to listen to all of these and more, try my tag radio.

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - Music From the Motion Picture The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Burial - Untrue
Yeasayer - All Hour Cymbals
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - 100 Days, 100 Nights
hans joachim roedelius & tim story - Inlandish
Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree
Cat Power - Jukebox
Grant Campbell - Beyond Below
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
Yoav - Charmed & Strange
Ladytron - Velocifero
Cadence Weapon - Afterparty Babies
Flying Lotus - Los Angeles
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Portishead - Third
The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely
R.E.M. - Accelerate
The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age of the Understatement
Santogold - Santogold
DJ Dolores - 1 Real
Lonely Drifter Karen - Grass Is Singing
A Place to Bury Strangers - A Place To Bury Strangers
Paul Weller - 22 Dreams (EU Version)
Sigur Rós - Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
Coldplay - Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
Seth Lakeman - Poor Man's Heaven
Joan as Police Woman - To Survive
Ron Sexsmith - Exit Strategy of The Soul (Bonus Version)
Beck - Modern Guilt
The Fall - Imperial Wax Solvent

10 Jul: My Brightest Diamond - A Thousand Shark's Teeth

Looking forward to:

Sonny J - Disastro
Massive Attack (due 2009)
Eliza Carthy - Dreams Of Breathing Underwater

23 Oct: (Forgot all about this journal...) :s

TV on the Radio - Dear Science
Glen Campbell - Meet Glen Campbell
Ocean Reid - Drifting in the Wilderness
My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
Jazmine Sullivan

to be continued... (I'll just add to the list, above)

Babs My Gang


  • Grizz

    Aaah you cant use autumn/winter of last year, thats cheating! My list of last year is always a lot different 6 months after though so I know what you mean, but its still cheating :P

    9 Jul 2008, 18:00
  • Babs_05

    I think of it like an academic year. I go September - August rather than January - December. Reason being, that's how the market works. September is when we see the most exciting releases, aimed for the Christmas market but also for winter in general. People stay in more. First quarter of a new year is similar. Second quarter and things start to get patchy. Third quarter and everyone's on holiday. Then it's September again. When I build year-specific tag radios, I do include all releases for that year, but I bear in mind I probably won't be listening to it so much when the new year starts. So I repeat releases from Sept onwards in the new year tag radio, and I'm happy because everything feels fair.

    9 Jul 2008, 18:16
  • Gowienczyk

    That happens. I have a lot of a different selection when it comes to 2008 releases, though. Heh.

    14 Jul 2008, 13:47
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