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

  • Bakari L

    no coldplay? no copeland? no local albums?


  • Will F.

    I liked copeland’s new one, but there was so much more interesting stuff. any local stuff I liked was like an EP… nothing monumental.

  • i’m pretty sure that beirut album came out in 2007

  • kurt rambis

    Bon Iver and MGMT also came out in 07 technically

  • David Stringer

    I think Kurt Rambis came out in 1958 and immediately started playing hard nosed defense.

  • Will

    Bon Iver and MGMT didn’t have much of an impact until 2008 really. Though both Oracular Spectacular and For Emma, Forever Ago were self released by the artists, the second round of releases were much more significant in making these albums top-notch material in 2008.

  • kurt rambis

    Oh, I know, Bon Iver was my favorite album this year too.

    Here is my list

    Bon Iver
    Fuck Buttons
    Darius Rucker
    El Guincho
    Taylor Swift
    The Walkmen
    No Age
    Vanessa Hudgins
    Fleet Foxes
    Avenged Sevenfold
    The Dodos
    Beach House
    Department of Eagles
    Los Campesinos!
    Wayman Tisdale
    Will Armstrong Beats off the Blues
    Passion Pit
    The Farewell Note