Saturday, December 13, 2008

Well, for those that don't know, I recently compiled my Top 20 albums of 2008 and posted it on here, but for some reason the dirty Record Industry of America thought that my willingness to share with everyone fantastic music was the most heinous of crimes and should be dealt with swiftly. With each album I place on the list, I always do a small review and include my top 3 favorite songs, one of which is linked so guests can listen and decide for themselves. I guess they deemed me a dirty rotten pirate for doing this, which is impossible considering my innate skills as a ninjutsu master.
Anywho, Blogger decided to pull my blog and discard of any and all traces of it, forcing me to once again post it. However, due to the long hours it took me to do it last time, I've decided to skip the reviews and just include my 3 favorites WITHOUT the links. So, hopefully you all can check them out on your own time. There are some really stellar albums on here, so without further ado, I give you Sterephonic Zoology's Top 20 albums of 2008:

20. Santogold – Santogold
Highlights: You'll Find A Way, Say Aha, Lights Out

19. Mates of State – Re-Arrange Us
Highlights: Get Better, The Re-Arranger, Blue and Gold Print

18. Beach House – Devotion
Highlights: Wedding Bell, Gila, Heart of Chambers

17. The Cool Kids – Bake Sale
Highlights: Mikey Rocks, 88, A Little Bit Cooler

16. Okkervil River – The Stand-Ins
Highlights: Lost Coastlines, Singer Songwriter, On Tour With Zykos

15. Little Joy – Little Joy
Highlights: The Next Time Around, No One's Better Sake, Shoulder to Shoulder

14. Calexico – Carried To Dust
Highlights: Victor Jara's Hands, The News About William, House of Valparaiso

13. Blitzen Trapper – Furr
Highlights: Furr, God & Suicide, Black River Killer

12. Horse Feathers – House With No Home
Highlights: Curs In The Weeds, Working Poor, Heathen's Kiss

11. MGMT – Oracular Spectacular
Highlights: Time To Pretend, Electric Feet, Kids

10. Kings Of Leon – Only By The Night
Highlights: Closer, Sex On Fire, Revelry

9. Frightened Rabbit – The Midnight Organ Fight
Highlights: The Modern Leper, The Twist, Poke

8. Department Of Eagles – In Ear Park
Highlights: No One Does It Like You, Around The Bay, Waves of Rye

7. The Walkmen – You & Me
Highlights: In The New Year, Red Moon, Four Provinces

6. Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago
Highlights: Flume, Skinny Love, For Emma

5. The Mars Volta – The Bedlam In Goliath
Highlights: Ilyena, Wax Simulacra, Goliath

4. Sigur Rós – Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust
Highlights: Gobbledigook, Festival, Med Sud í Eyrum

3. Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
Highlights: Oxford Comma, A-Punk, Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa

2. TV On The Radio – Dear Science
Highlights: Halfway Home, Family Tree, Love Dog

1. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
Highlights: White Winter Hymnal, Quiet Houses, Your Protector

And there you have it. Here's to a great year in music, and many more to come.

Happy listening.

1 comment:

hedcon said...

you forgot miley cyrus - breakout.