Sunday 16 November 2008

Albums of 2008

Here's my draft list of top albums of the year. It may well change, especially as there are still some big releases not out yet. What have I missed?

In no particular order:

Sigur Ros - "Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust"
Uplifting, beautiful, incomprehensible

Laura Marling - "Alas I cannot swim"
All the family love it

TV on the Radio - "Dear Science"
Strange mix of styles, but it works

Fleet Foxes - "Fleet Foxes"
Where did this music come from?

Robert Forster - "The Evangelist"
Because I love the Go-Betweens

Hercules and Love Affair - "
Hercules and Love Affair"
Bizarre but addictive

Ambulance - "Accident and Insurgency"
Nice... really

MGMT - "Oracular Spectacular"
Old + new = fun

Updated 22/11:

Bon Iver - "For Emma, Forever Ago"
Sublime melodies, pure accoustic sound

Any recommendations or things that I should have included?

My listening can be tracked on here


  1. Just done three tracks of the year for Word magazine, so been thinking about this a bit. Surely The Raconteurs 'Consolers Of The Lonely' should be in there - Jack White's Led Zep obsession growing most entertainingly by the minute? And, in terms of hip hop, Q-Tip's 'The Renaissance' for being a fantastic return to form for all us aging b-boys, as well as chiming with the mood of the times. Oh, and Erykah Badu's 'New Amerykah' was a bit of a return to form as well.

  2. OK, I admit to not having heard the Q-Tip album yet. I will make amends immediately. Thanks Matt!