My Favourite Albums of 2008

It has really gotten so far into the next year that it’s about time I either forgot about bothering to mention my favourite albums of last year, or just got it out of the way. I really enjoyed the countdown episode I did last year, but honestly, making it was kind of a pain in the ass because of the work involved. Especially because in lists like this things are always changing all over the place. I know some commentary on these albums would be nice, but I just don’t have the time to bother getting into that and I’d just second guess my selections again, and I want to be done living in last year. If you are shocked, apalled or curious please leave a comment and I’ll explain myself. So here, unadorned, are my 20 favourite albums of 2008:

20. Gang Gang Dance – Saint Dymphna
19. Plants and Animals – Park Avenue
18. Fucked Up – The Chemistry of Common Life
17. Quiet Village – Silent Movie
16. Bonnie Prince Billy – Lie Down in the Light
15. Lykke Li – Youth Novels
14. The Walkmen – You & Me
13. Erykah Badu – New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)
12. Shearwater – Rook
11. DJ/Rupture – Uproot
10. The Tallest Man on Earth – Shallow Graves
9. Lindstrom – Where You Go I Go Too
8. The Bug – London Zoo
7. The Rural Alberta Advantage – Hometowns
6. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Dig Lazarus Dig
5. Fleet Foxes
4. Portishead – Third
3. Esau Mwamwaya and Radioclit are the Very Best Mixtape
2. Cut Copy – In Ghost Colours
1. TV on the Radio – Dear Science

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