Will’s Top 10 Albums of 2008

*My Top 10 Favorite Non-Local Albums of 2008*

“Keep Your Eyes Ahead” – The Helio Sequence

“Re- Arrange Us” – Mates of State

Self Titled – Fleet Foxes

“Hannah” – Age of Rockets

“Oracular Spectacular” – MGMT

“Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust” – Sigur Ros

“For Emma, Forever Ago” – Bon Iver

“Attack & Release” – The Black Keys

“The Coachlight Woods” – Glowworm

“Canopy Glow” – Anathallo

*Best Album I Accidentally Thought Was Released in 2008*

“Flying Club Cup” – Beirut

I listened to this album continuously throughout the year, and though it was actually released in 2007, I’d still say it’s one of my favorite albums this year.

*Honorable Mentions*

– “Made In The Dark” – Hot Chip

– “The Red Album” – Weezer

– “LP3” – Ratatat

– “Intimacy” – Bloc Party 

– “Feed The Animals” – Girl Talk

– “Seeing Sounds” – N.E.R.D. 

*2008’s Top  Over-Hyped Albums*

Self Titled – Vampire Weekend

“808’s and Heartbreak” – Kanye West

“Chemistry of Common Life” – Fucked Up

“Skeletal Lamping” – Of Montreal

“Who Killed Harry Houdini?” – I’m From Barcelona 

*Top South Carolina Releases of 2008*

Techno Demos – Marry A Thief  (sounding better than ever with ambient production.)

“Mermaids” – Slow Runner 

“Au Revoir” EP – Hello Tomorrow

“My Touch” – Toro Y Moi

“This Is The Choir Quit” – The Choir Quit