2008 Music Lists

As I've done the past two years, I've ranked the albums I acquired this year. The rankings are in no way scientific. I spent about 10 minutes moving stuff around. The top album leads the pack by a large margin. The next few stand out against the rest. But, all in all, these are good albums and the ranking might be different on a different day.

After the list you will find an embedded player with a song from each album (some albums may not be represented because of licensing restrictions). The player comes from lala.com, which is a site I highly recommend. Should you decide to check it out and join up (it's free!), be sure to follow this link (lala.com reference) so I can get credit for referring you.

  1. Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
  2. Pictures And Sound Pictures And Sound
  3. Thao We Brave Bee Stings and All
  4. Ane Brun Changing Of The Seasons
  5. Lisa Piccirillo Momentum
  6. Ladyhawke Ladyhawke
  7. Adele 19
  8. The Weepies Hideaway
  9. Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
  10. The Duhks Fast Paced World
  11. Florence and the Machine Dog Days Are Over EP
  12. Girl Talk Feed The Animals
  13. Shearwater Rook
  14. Sigur Rós Með Suð Í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust
  15. TV On The Radio Dear Science
  16. Blind Pilot 3 Rounds and a Sound
  17. Tracy Chapman Our Bright Future
  18. Cat Power Jukebox
  19. Matthew Perryman Jones Swallow the Sea
  20. Dar Williams Promised Land
  21. Death Cab For Cutie Narrow Stairs
  22. Headlights Some Racing, Some Stopping
  23. Jem Down To Earth
  24. Joan As Police Woman To Survive
  25. Marching Band Spark Large
  26. Stars Sad Robots
  27. Rosie Thomas A Very Rosie Christmas
  28. Sia Some People Have Real Problems
  29. R.E.M. Accelerate
  30. Spokane A Small Commotion
  31. audiobytes for autobots 2.0
  32. What Made Milwaukee Famous The Sugarhill Sessions EP
  33. The Real Tuesday Weld eMusic Compilation 2008
  34. Wale Mixtape About Nothing

I also collected a good many songs from 19 other albums, but did not get the whole albums. They are ranked below (9-18 are all pretty close and so are listed in alphabetical order), followed by a playlist (some albums may not be represented due to licensing restrictions):
  1. Brett Dennen Hope For The Hopeless
  2. Brad Barr The Fall Apartment : Instrumental Guitar
  3. David Byrne & Brian Eno Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
  4. Friendly Fires Friendly Fires
  5. Horse Flies Until the Ocean
  6. Portishead Third
  7. The Rosebuds Life Like
  8. TOBACCO F***ed Up Friends
  9. Anathallo Canopy Glow
  10. Department of Eagles In Ear Park
  11. Horse Feathers House With No Home
  12. J-Boogie's Dubtronic Science Soul Vibrations
  13. Jars Of Clay Closer (EP)
  14. My Brightest Diamond A Thousand Shark's Teeth
  16. School of Seven Bells Alpinisms
  17. Starf**ker Starf**ker
  18. Whitley The Submarine
  19. Of Montreal Skeletal Lamping

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