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This year I didn't really keep up with new releases so now when every blog or music related website is posting their best-of lists, I realize how much I missed. I know that last year those lists were filled with over-hyped bands that I didn't particulary care for so I figured everyone can post some of their favorite albums that came out this year and I'll check them out. If you can post a link to the full album, even better, but it's not necessary.

 

The album I probably listened to the most this year is Bloc Party's Intimacy. It seems few people are happy with the more electronic direction the band has taken but I totally love it.

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I don't have the links for my 3 favorite albums this year but here they are:

 

Sam Roberts - Love At The End Of The World

 

Matt Mays and El Torpedo - Terminal Romance

 

Ryan Adams and The Cardinals - Cardinalogy

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I'm more into Ryan Adams' alternative/solo stuff than his country stuff, though I do very much enjoy Heartbreaker.

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Sam Roberts - Love at the End of the World

 

I will fill in more later, ok?

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Beck - Modern Guilt

 

Seemed to get a mixed reception here in the summer when the thread was active, but I love it and listen to it very frequently.

 

Will probably add another one or two later.

Edited by Morglor9

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The Mars Volta - The Bedlam in Goliath

 

British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?

 

Justice - A Cross the Universe

 

Woodhands - Heart Attack

 

That's all I got. Nearly every album I wanted to write was released in the summer of 07.

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The album I probably listened to the most this year is Bloc Party's Intimacy. It seems few people are happy with the more electronic direction the band has taken but I totally love it.

 

I'm with you on this one for sure, I just downloaded it recently and am loving it.

 

I can't really think of much for 2008 aside from a local band that released a great album, Made Upwards by Grand Theft Bus. Oh, also Nada Surf released Weightless which is pretty great.

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I think the only two 2008 albums I've purchased this year are The Rhumb Line by Ra Ra Riot (which is excellent!) and Narrow Stairs by Death Cab (which has a few really fucking good songs, but is mostly meh).

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Coldplay - Vida La Vida

MG Live At Massey Hall

Rush - Live

Motley Crue - Saints Of Los Angeles

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Jenny Lewis - Acid Tounge

Damhnait Doyle - Lights Down Low

Luke Doucet - Blood's Too Rich

Matthew Good - Live at Massey Hall

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I'm surprised yers have heard of BSP. Seen them a couple of years back in a really intimate venue, it was amazing if not slightly ridiculous - they love their bloody props, don't they?

 

I'd have to say my favourite of year is The Music's - Strength in Numbers followed by Glasvegas' self-titled. I wasn't sure what to expect with the Music's return, what with them being away for so long, and the first single being worryingly underwhelming (giving it was also the title-track!), but I've since warmed to the track and absolutely love the rest of it.

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I didn't know the Music had a new disc this year. I dig them.

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I actually liked it too Dan. It sounded like Metallica again.

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I'd hate to say this, and it will result in backlash.

 

Metallica - Death Magentic

 

 

I also enjoyed their new album.... James' lyrics have gotten terrible for the most part, but as an album it kicks their last couple out of the water. Since black/self titled they always have 1 or two amazing songs per album, but with 14 tracks per disc they also have a lot of shite. I think that this is their most consistently good album since Black.... and it rocks, no southern country/rock crap like load/reload.

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Jenny Lewis - Acid Tounge

this, but spelled correctly.

 

also the raconteurs - consolers of the lonely

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Excellent review Ryan.

 

 

Robert Randolph - Colorblind

 

IS SMOKIN HOT!!!

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3OH!3 - Want

 

I have DON'T TRUST ME on repeat. Awesome Track.

 

"shush girl, do the Helen Keller and talk with your hips"

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Excellent review Ryan.

 

Thanks. There aren't many bands that I know extensively enough to at least attempt to do a review justice. Metallica happens to be one of them. MG another.

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These are the only albums released in 2008 that I've purchased:

 

19 by Adele

Bring Me Your Love by City and Colour

Narrow Stairs by Death Cab for Cutie

Live at Massey Hall by Matt Good

The Rhumb Line by Ra Ra Riot

Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust by Sigur R

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as some have said above...

 

USS- Welding the C:

City and Colour- Bring Me Your Love

 

and probably my fav this year, Tokyo Police Club- Elephant Shell

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