Posted by: Nick | January 5, 2009

2008 in Review: Top Albums (Nick)

Nick’s Top Albums of 2008

25.

Blitzen Trapper- Furr

“Furr”

24.

MGMT- Oracular Spectacular

“Electric Feel”

23.

Atlas Sound – Let the Blind…

“River Card”

22. 
Why? – Alopecia

“The Hollows”


21.

Vampire Weekend- S/T

“A-Punk”

20.
M83 – Saturday = Youth

“Graveyard Girl”

19.

The Helio Sequence- Keep Your Eyes Ahead

“Keep Your Eyes Ahead”

18.

Lykke Li – Youth Novels

“Little Bit”

17.

Silver Jews- Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea

“My Pillow is the Threshold”

16.

Neon Neon- Stainless Style

“I Told Her on Alderaan”

15.

Empire of the Sun- Walking on a Dream

“Walking on a Dream”

14.
The Photographic – Pictures of a Changing World

“Secure”

13.

Of Montreal- Skeletal Lamping

“Gallery Piece”

12.
French Kicks- Swimming

“Love in the Ruins”

11.
Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes

“White Winter Hymnal”

10.
Alaska in Winter – Holiday

“Berlin”

9.

Bon Iver- For Emma, Forever Ago

“Skinny Love”

8.

My Morning Jacket- Evil Urges

“Touch Me I’m Going to Scream Pt. 2”

7.
Starfucker – S/T

“German Love”

6.
Thao with the Get Down Stay Down – We Brave Bee Stings and All

“Beat (Health, Life and Fire)”

5.
Man Man – Rabbit Habits

“Hurly/Burly”

4.
Bonnie “Prince” Billy: Lie Down In the Light

“Easy Does It”

3.
TV on the Radio – Dear Science

“Dancing Choose”

2. 

Mother Mother- O My Heart

“O My Heart” http://cdn1.libsyn.com/threehive/Mother-Mother_O-My-Heart.mp3?nvb=20081226064356&nva=20081227065356&t=093ed48b88c3ffa0a5db7

1.
Deerhunter: Microcastle/Weird Era Cont.

“Never Stops”

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Responses

  1. This doesn’t have anything to do with the musicality of your picks, Nick, but as I was looking down the list, it occurred to me:

    There were a lot of jive looking album covers in 2008. Looks to me like album covers these days are being designed in Photoshop by people who don’t know how to use Photoshop. What’s up with Empire of the Sun? That one looks like a cheesy movie poster.

    Some of them were cool, but bad covers seem like a growing trend to me. At least the music is good.

  2. I agree. That Empire of the Sun cover is pretty insane. Perhaps bands should let their mom do the album art (see Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s cover).


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