Re: Favorite Albums - 2008
1. Stephen Malkmus
Real Emotional Trash
In a year in which there were a lot of good and great albums, I think Malkmus put together the closest thing to a classic.
2. Calle 13
Los de Atras Vienen Conmigo
This was a great year for artists with Spanish lyrics. This is, by far, my favorite international rap CD.
3. Vampire Weekend
The music is just fun. It's hard not to like.
4. Girl Talk
Feed the Animals
I hate to give someone from Pittsburgh any credit, but this is the best set of mashup remixes you'll ever hear.
5. The Virgins
It's a shame this market of music is so over-saturated because if this band were around 10 years ago, they'd be absolutely huge right now.
6. Kaiser Chiefs
Off with Their Heads
I was fairly disappointed by their sophomore effort, but they made a huge comeback.
7. Los Campesinos!
We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed
It's another fun CD that is difficult not to enjoy. With all due respect to MilotheMayor, who put together a great list, Of Montreal's Skeletal Lamping is very good, but it would have been better if it were more similar to Los Campesinos!
Santogold + Top Ranking - A Diplo Dub
The self-titled CD was great, but I was more impressed by the remix double-disc. It's nice to know that good music can still be made in the pop genre.
It's another great CD from Beck. Nothing more needs to said.
10. Ra Ra Riot
The Rhumb Line
It's a less catchy but more creative version of Vampire Weekend. I was really impressed.