Monday, December 22, 2008

2008 Albums of the Year

2008 was a good year for Music.

Here in no particular order is my list of best albums from the past year (also a click of the artist and album title will navigate you to their MYSPACE page for a quick listen):

Best albums of 2008

Coldplay – Viva La Vida or Death and All his friends
Download these – Strawberry Swing, Violet Hill, Viva La Vida, 42, Lost, Lovers in Japan, Death and All his friends

Coldplay - Prospekt March (EP)

Download these – Glass of Water, Life in Technicolor II, Rainy Day , Lost +

Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid

Download these – Grounds for Divorce, One Day Like This, Mirrorball, Weather to Fly, Some Riot

Jason Mraz – We Sing We Dance We Steal Things

Download these – I’m yours, Details in the Fabric, Lucky, Dynamo of Volition, If it kills me, Beautiful Mess

Death Cab for Cutie – Narrow Stairs
Download these – Cath, Grapevine Fires, Long Division, I will posess your heart, No Sunlight

R.E.M – Accelerate

Download these – Houston, Living well is the Best Revenge, Horse to water, Until the day is done, Mr Richards

Kings of Leon – Only by the night

Download these – Sex on Fire, Revelry, Closer, Use Somebody

Greg Laswell – Three Flights from Alto Nido

Download these – Its been a year, That it moves, Comes and Goes (In Waves), The One I love, Not out, How the day sounds

Cut Copy – In Ghost Colours
Download these – Lights and Music, Far away, So Haunted, Hearts on Fire, Out there on the Ice, Feel the love

Portishead – Third
Download these – The Rip, Machine Gun

Kanye West – 808’s and Heartbreak
Download these – Say you will, Paranoid, Robocop, Street Lights, Love Lockdown, Heartless, Welcome to the Heartbreak

Q-Tip – The Renaissance
Download these – The move, Won’t Trade, Believe

Common – Universal Mind Control
Download these – Universal Mind Control, Announcement, Sex 4 Suga, Gladiator

Lil Wayne – Tha carter III

Download these – Got Money, Lollipop

Nas – Untitled

Download these – Fried Chicken, Project Roach, N.i.-.-.e.r. (The Slave And The Master), Hero

The Roots – Rising Down
Download these - Rising up, Get Busy, Birthday Girl, Here I come, 75 bars, Rising Down

John Mayer – Where the Light is – Live in Los Angelas
Download these – Neon, In your Atmosphere, The heart of life, Good love is on the way, Gonna find another you, Don’t need no Doctor,

Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes

Download these – White Winter Hymnal, Sun it rises, Tiger Mountain Peasant Song

Sia – Some People Have Real Problems
Download these – Soon we’ll be found, Buttons, Academia, Go To sleep

TV on the Radio – Dear Science
Download these – Family Tree, Crying, Dancing Choose, Golden Age, Stork and Owl, Lovers Day

Meiko – Meiko (re-release)
Download these – Reasons to Love you, Boys with Girlfriends, Under my bed, Heard it All before, How Lucky we are

City and Colour – Bring me your love
Download these – The Girl, Waiting, Sleeping Sickness, Body in a box, Constant Knot, What Makes a Man

M83 - Saturdays = Youth
Download these - Kim and Jessie, Skin of the night, couleurs, We own the sky, graveyard girl

Vampire Weekend - Vampire weekend
Download these - The kids don't stand a chance, Mansard Roof, Apunk, Oxford Comma, Cape Code Kwassa Kwassa

Steven Wilson - Insurgentes
Download these - Harmony Korine, Abandoner, Significant Other, Insurgentes

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