In 2000, I began writing my end of the year top 10 albums lists, which I'd send out to my friends. Only three or four actually cared, but they asked every year. Since Burnside decided to go in a different direction this year, I figured I'd post my list here on the blog, minus all the wordy reviews. Then I'll tell you some songs from 2008 you have to listen to. How's that sound?
Best Albums of 2008
1. Blitzen Trapper, Furr.
2. TV On The Radio, Dear Science.
3. The Welcome Wagon, Welcome to the Welcome Wagon.
4. Fleet Foxes, Fleet Foxes.
5. Blind Pilot, 3 Rounds and a Sound.
6. Lacktherof, Your Anchor.
7. Kathleen Edwards, Asking for Flowers.
8. Deerhunter, Microcastle.
9. The Dodos, Visiter.
10. Aimee Mann, @#%&*! Smilers.
Some Terrific Songs of 2008
"Halfway Home", TV On The Radio
"God & Suicide", Blitzen Trapper
"Nutmeg", John Legend and Stephen Colbert
"Sold! To the Nice Rich Man", The Welcome Wagon
Sold! To The Nice Rich Man - The Welcome Wagon
"That's Not My Name", The Ting Tings
"Freeway", Aimee Mann