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Top 25 Albums of 2008

So, here's my long mulled over list of favorite albums of the year.

Just a couple notes before you read on:

You may notice that in my intro to last year's list I mention feeling bad that I couldn't find room for Bon Iver's debut disc. Well, after a year of satisfying listens (and an official label release), I thought it deserved a spot on the 2008 list.

Secondly, if you've been looking at a lot of year-end best albums lists, it seems like a lot people agree with my #1 choice. I hate being so predictable, but honestly no other album even came close.

50. THE BUG / London Zoo
49. HIGH PLACES / High Places
48. LINDSTROM / Where You Go I Go Too
47. EL GUINCHO / Alegranza
46. WOLF PARADE / At Mount Zoomer
45. DEPARTMENT OF EAGLES / In Ear Park
44. Q-TIP / The Renaissance
43. MAE SHI / Hlllyh
42. ELBOW / Seldom Seen Kid
41. BONNIE 'PRINCE' BILLY / Lie Down in the Light
40. CRYSTAL CASTLES / Crystal Castles
39. SIGUR ROS / Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust
38. SPIRITUALIZED / Songs in A & E
37. WHY? / Alopecia
36. BUN B / II Trill
35. HORSE FEATHERS / House with No Name
34. CRYSTAL STILTS / Alight of Night
33. VAMPIRE WEEKEND / Vampire Weekend
32. ERYKAH BADU / New Amerykah, Pt. 1: 4th World War
31. HERCULES AND LOVE AFFAIR / Hercules and Love Affair
30. CALEXICO / Carried to Dust
29. FUCK BUTTONS / Street Horrrsing
28. SANTOGOLD / Santogold
27. CUT COPY / In Ghost Colours
26. THE DODOS / Visiter


25. PORTISHEAD / Third


24. KANYE WEST / 808s and Heartbreak


23. M83 / Saturdays = Youth


22. MY MORNING JACKET / Evil Urges


21. THE WEEK THAT WAS / The Week That Was


20. SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS / Alpinisms


19. BLACK KIDS / Partie Traumatic


18. MAN MAN / Rabbit Habits


17. BON IVER / For Emma, Forever Ago


16. THE DUTCHESS AND THE DUKE / She's the Dutchess, He's the Duke


15. LIL' WAYNE / Tha Carter III


14. DEERHOOF / Offend Maggie


13. AMADOU & MARIAM / Welcome to Mali


12. JAMIE LIDELL / Jim


11. DEERHUNTER / Microcastle / Weird Era Cont.


10. NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS / Dig! Lazarus Dig!


9. QUIET VILLAGE / Silent Movie


8. BLACK KEYS / Attack and Release


7. FOALS / Antidotes


6. SHUGO TOKUMARU / Exit


5. BLITZER TRAPPER / Furr


4. LYKKE LI / Youth Novels


3. NEON NEON / Stainless Style


2. FLEET FOXES / Fleet Foxes


1. TV ON THE RADIO / Dear Science

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