My favourite albums of 2008

OK, I think I’ve now listened to all the music I need to make the call. Here are my ten favourite albums from 2008, in alphabetical order:

  • the constantines . kensington heights
  • dodos . visiter
  • frightened rabbit . the midnight organ fight
  • fucked up . the chemistry of common life
  • the kills . midnight boom
  • kings of leon . only by the night
  • mates of state . re-arrange us
  • marnie stern . this is it and i am it and you are it and so is that and he is it and she is it and it is it and that is that
  • this will destroy you . this will destroy you
  • the walkmen . you and me

If I had to pick a favourite from that pile I’d probably say either Mates of State or The Constantines, but nothing really stood out.

By the way, even though Vampire Weekend‘s album technically dropped in 2008, I heard all their stuff in 2007 so I didn’t include it here.

10 in 23

I still have to listen to the following music from 2008 before I can make any judgment about what my favourite was.

  • bonnie prince billy . lie down in the light
  • calm blue sea . the calm blue sea
  • new year . the new year
  • dears . missiles
  • bowerbirds . hymn for a dark horse
  • thievery corporation . radio retaliation
  • deerhunter . microcastle
  • isobel campbell & mark lanegan . sunday at devil dirt
  • raveonettes . beauty dies ep
  • parts & labor . receivers

I’ve already listened to and bought the following:

  • this will destroy you . this will destroy you
  • frightened rabbit . the midnight organ fight
  • constantines . kensington heights
  • raveonettes . lust lust lust
  • silver mt. zion . 13 blues for thirteen moons
  • sigur ros . hvarf – heim
  • duke spirit . neptune
  • dodos . visiter
  • dandy warhols . earth to the dandy warhols
  • mates of state . re-arrange us
  • elbow . the seldom seen kid
  • death cab for cutie . narrow stairs
  • kills . midnight boom
  • kings of leon . only by the night
  • fembots . calling out
  • stern, marnie . this is it and i am it and you are it and so is that and he is it and she is it and it is it and that is that
  • walkmen . you and me

Anything major you think I might’ve missed?