Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Top Ten Albums of 2008

Rilo Kiley, Under The Blacklight
Rock |
One. Listening to this whole album makes me afterglow.

Beck, Modern Guilt
Rock |
Two. Dreamy album's silence says just as much as the notes in between. Amazing and fresh.

The Blow, Paper Television

Glitch Pop |
Three. Seduction has never sounded so appealing as when it's wrapped up in irregular beats and sung by Khaela.

The Kooks, Inside In/Inside Out

Pop |
Four. British college musicians form band as a project for class. Whole world wants to kiss the professor.

Ani DiFranco, Red Letter Year
Folk |
Five. Angry feminist rocker loses the anger, shows what else she's got.

Metric, Live It Out
Rock |
Six. Emily may be a lot of things, but who can tell, under all that metaphor? Catchy and joyful, maybe.

Belle and Sebastian, Tigermilk
Folk Pop |
Seven. Beautiful songs for school days.

The Hush Sound
, Goodbye Blues
Pop |
Eight. Bouyant female lead takes this band places no one was expecting.

The Killers, Day & Age
Dance Rock |
Nine. The Killers just got it, you know?

Honeyhoney | First Rodeo

Folk Rock |
Ten. Passionate "I love you"'s coupled with equally passionate "Fuck you"'s from a very verbose couple.

Jenny Lewis | Acid Tongue
Folk Rock | Last .fm
Honorable Mention. Probably one of my favorite albums of 09, but I got into it January 2nd, so what are you going to do?

Compiler's Note: Yeah, not compiled by what came out this year, in case you haven't noticed.

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