Great In ’08: The Lists.

12.28.2008

so i kind of told myself i wouldn’t do this, but i actually put some effort into these and came out with something i can agree with. if you come back and read this post again and things aren’t in the order you remember, then you’re a crazy nutbag who imagines things; i definitely didn’t get cold feet about some album or remember another one out of nowhere and flip them around. it’s just you. i may add descriptions to these at some point, but i probably won’t.

here we go.

Brian Coleman Bohan’s Top 25 Favorite Albums of 2008 A.D.

  1. This Town Needs Guns – Animals
  2. Death Cab For Cutie Narrow Stairs
  3. This Will Destroy You – This Will Destroy You
  4. DeerhunterMicrocastle/Weird Era Cont.
  5. Fuck Buttons – Street Horrrsing
  6. Flying Lotus Los Angeles
  7. Kanye West 808s & Heartbreak
  8. Ratatat – LP3
  9. Cease Upon The Capitol – Untitled
  10. Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles
  11. Sigur Rós Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
  12. Pyramids Pyramids
  13. Portugal. The Man – Censored Colors
  14. Girl Talk – Feed The Animals
  15. No Age – Nouns
  16. Air France – No Way Down
  17. Lil’ Wayne – Tha Carter III
  18. Chris Walla – Field Manual
  19. Gang Gang Dance – Saint Dymphna
  20. Born Ruffians – Red, Yellow, Blue
  21. Maps & Atlases – You, Me and the Mountain
  22. Foals – Antidotes
  23. La Dispute Somewhere At The Bottom Of The River Between Vega And Altair
  24. Dance Gavin Dance – Dance Gavin Dance
  25. Grouper – Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill

Honorable Mentions (in no order whatsoever)

Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
Pattern Is Movement – All Together
Thursday/Envy – Split
Young Widows Old Wounds
Mimas – The Worries
Passion Pit – Chunk Of Change
Dungen – 4
Tokyo Police Club Elephant Shell
Anthony Green – Avalon
Does It Offend You, Yeah? You Have No Idea What You’re Getting Yourself Into

more lists after the jump.

Disappointments

1. Fear Before (The March Of Flames) – Fear Before (I can’t fully put into words how much fuck this record. The name change was fucking dumb as well. Jesus Christ, this one ran away with first in this category. The rest follow unordered.)

Forgive Durden – Razia’s Shadow
M83 – Saturdays=Youth
Maritime – Heresy And The Hotel Choir
Moving Mountains – Foreword EP
Mogwai – The Hawk Is Howling
Thrice – The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV
The Fall Of Troy  – Phantom On The Horizon

Huge 2008 Records I Wasn’t Cool Enough To Get Into

Portishead – Third
Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
Fucked Up – Chemistry Of Common Life

Favorite Band I Discovered This Year That Didn’t Release Anything

Liars

Bands I Love Now That I Fucking Hated Last Year

Deerhunter
Wolf Eyes

2007 Records I Didn’t Get Into Until 2008

Liars – Liars
HEALTH – HEALTH
Burial – Untrue
Yeasayer – All Hour Cymbals
Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago
Meet Me In St. Louis – Variations On Swing
Panda Bear – Person Pitch
The Rapture – Pieces Of The People We Love
Studio – Yearbook 1

Best Self-Released, Free Records Of 2008

Wale – The Mixtape About Nothing
KiD CuDi – A Kid Called CuDi
The Hood Internet – The Hood Internet Mixtape Vol. 3

Best Live Acts I Saw This Year

Radiohead
HEALTH
Portugal. The Man
The Dear Hunter
Crystal Castles
Death Cab For Cutie
Explosions In The Sky
Kevin Drew w/ Broken Social Scene, Andrew Kenny
Crystal Antlers
Explosions In The Sky
To Be A High Powered Executive
Thursday

Most Disappointing Live Acts

Brand New
Moving Mountains
This Will Destroy You

Records I Didn’t Tell Anyone I Was Pretty Into

Rihanna – Good Girl Gone Bad
Ne-Yo – Year Of The Gentleman
Secret Lives! Of Freemasons – Weekend Warriors
Sara Bareilles – Little Voice

Band I Saw The Most Times/Have The Most Friends In/Recorded My Band

The Dear Hunter

Artists Of The Year

Death Cab For Cutie
Deerhunter
Lil’ Wayne
Wale
Kanye West

i love you all. see you in 2009.

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One Response to “Great In ’08: The Lists.”

  1. joe Says:

    saint dymphna would be in disappointments if this were my list.
    not going to say any more than that.

    also girl talk’s album didn’t come out this year, it came out in 2006 when it was called night ripper.
    not going to say anything more about that either.

    re: fucked up
    why are they popular?
    they seem like the kind of band that would be huge with the flogging molly punk diehards if they had a name that wasn’t unmarketable.

    portishead can fuck off
    dont even know what theyre like
    dont even care
    h8 u neway portishead


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