Posted by: Nick | January 29, 2008

Top January 2008 Album Releases

JANUARY

Nick’s Top Albums of January 2008

  1. Vampire Weekend- Vampire Weekend (Mansard Roof)
  2. Sons and Daughters- This Gift
  3. The Helio Sequence- Keep Your Eyes Ahead
  4. Thao Nguyen – We Brave Bee Stings And All
  5. Xiu Xiu – Women As Lovers
  6. Black Mountain- In the Future
  7. The Shondes- The Red Sea
  8. The Whigs- Mission Control

Biggest Disappointment: Marah- Angels of Destruction!


Cory’s Top Albums of January 2008

  1. Thao Nguyen – We Brave Bee Stings And All (Beat)
  2. Vampire Weekend- Vampire Weekend
  3. Kate Nash – Made Of Bricks
  4. Hello, Blue Roses – The Portrait Is Finished And I Have Failed To Capture Your Beauty
  5. Magnetic Fields – Distortion
  6. Xiu Xiu – Women As Lovers
  7. MGMT – Oracular Spectacular
  8. Murder Mystery – are you ready for the heartache cause here it comes

Other January Releases

1/8
Marah – Angels Of Destruction! (Yep Roc)
Kate Nash – Made Of Bricks (Fiction)
The Shondes – The Red Sea (self-released)
Sia – some people have real problems (Astralwerks)
Wisely – Wisely (Oglio)

1/15
Black Mountain – Into The Future (Jagjaguwar)
Matt Costa – Unfamiliar Faces
Mike Ladd – Nostalgialator (Def Jux)
Magnetic Fields – Distortion (Nonesuch)
Rings – Black Habit (Paw Tracks)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Cipher
Ringo Starr – Liverpool 8 (EMI)
Van Hunt – Popular (Capitol)
White, Blue, Yellow And Clouds – Introducing (I and Ear)
Zillionaire – The Street Lights Have Been Turned Down (New Granada)
One Small Step – Another Shelter

1/22
Steve Aoki – Pillowface And His Airplane Chronicles (Thrive)
Aster – Some Things Seldom Heard Of
Baby Dee – Safe Inside The Day (Drag City)
Blood On The Wall – Liferz (The Social Registry)
Bodies Of Water – Ears Will Pop Eyes Will Bling (Secretly Canadian)
Cat Power – Jukebox (Matador)*
Drive-By Truckers – Brighter Than Creation’s Dark (New West)
Evangelicals – The Evening Descends (Dead Oceans)
Fleshtones – Take A Good Look (Yep Roc)
Ghislain Porter – No Ground Under (Ninja Tune)
Hello, Blue Roses – The Portrait Is Finished And I Have Failed To Capture Your Beauty… (Locust Music)
Hey Willpower – P.D.A. (Tomlab)
Instruments Of Science And Technology – Music From The Films of R. Swift (Secretly Canadian)
The Jet Age – What Did You Do During The War, Daddy?
King Of Prussia – Save The Scene (Kindercore)
Love Is All – Mixed Up (Phonica)
Mahjongg – Kontpab (K)
Eric Matthews – The Imagination Stage (Empyrean)
MGMT – Oracular Spectacular (Columbia)
Jack Peñate – Matinee (XL)
Robert Pollard – Superman Was A Rocker (Happy Jack Rock)
Rafter – Sex Death Cassette (Asthmatic Kitty)
Savious – Into Abaddon (Kemado)
Steve Smith – This Town (G.A.S. Records)
Times New Viking – Rip It Off (Matador)
Whigs – Mission Control (ATO)
Whitsundays – The Whitsundays (Friendly Fire)

1/29
Bum Kon – Drunken Sex Sucks (Smooch)
Dirty On Purpose – Like Bees EP (North Street)
Ex – Building A Broken Moustrap (Touch & Go)
Future Of The Left – Curses (too pure)
The Helio Sequence – Keep Your Eyes Ahead (Sub Pop)
Ida – Lovers Prayers (Polyvinyl)
Joe Jackson – Rain (Rykodisc)
Jeffrey Lewis – 12 Crass Songs (Rough Trade)
Louis XIV – Slick Dogs And Ponies (Atlantic)
The Mars Volta – The Bedlam In Goliath
Murder Mystery – are you ready for the heartache cause here it comes
Thao Nguyen – We Brave Bee Stings And All (Kill Rock Stars)
Radar Bros. – Auditorium (Merge)
Sons And Daughters – This Gift (Domino)
Two Ton Sloth – Two Ton Sloth (Token Recluse)
Quinn Walker – Lion Land / Laughter’s An Asshole (Voodoo-EROS)
Xiu Xiu – Women As Lovers (Kill Rock Stars)
Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend (XL)
Chris Walla – Field Manual (Barsuk)
Jane Vain & the Dark Matter – Love is where the Smoke is (Rectangle)

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Responses

  1. […] Nick wrote a fantastic post today on “Top January 2008 Album Releases”Here’s ONLY a quick extractVampire Weekend- Vampire Weekend; Kate Nash – Made Of Bricks; Hello, Blue Roses – The Portrait Is Finished And I Have Failed To Capture Your Beauty; Magnetic Fields – Distortion; Xiu Xiu – Women As Lovers; MGMT – Oracular Spectacular … […]

  2. great musical selections! you guys have great taste!

    i suggest (seeing what you’ve listed) – Johnathan Rice.

    His album, Further North is so beautiful it hurts. in that good way.

    give ’em a listen

  3. And Jose James, “The Dreamer”


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