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|Jom's Top 25 Of 2008 Draft|
This is going to change 3028342349 times before I have to publish my finalized list in December, but this is what I've got so far.
Traced In Air
I'm currently expanding my lol soundoff of this album. SEAN MALONE SEAN MALONE SEAN MALONE (Sean Reinert) SEAN MALONE SEAN MALONE SEAN MALONE
Triumphant pop record that can't be passed up. "The Weight of Her" and "Here Comes the..." are amazing cuts, as are "Vessels" and "ATL."
See: lol sound-off (or review).
|4||The Loved Ones [US]|
Build & Burn
Pretend someone took the Jaws of Life to your balls, squeezed, and then smashed them with a sledgehammer.
See: lol soundoff. Epic stuff.
|7|| ||pg. lost|
It's Not Me, It's You!
|8||Gates of Winter|
Equilibrium passed these guys by just a bit, but come on, any Nuclear Blast band with that kind of funding will pass up an independent artist without an essentially-unlimited bankroll. Their bassist is a monster.
|9||Oceans of Sadness|
The Arrogance of Ignorance
Underrated artist and album.
Another record that has had surprising longevity with me throughout the year.
A Sense of Purpose
Album is awesome; forget the naysayers. Yes, that lyric from "Disconnected" is absolutely awful (the "I feel like shit, but at least I feel something" line), but stuff like "The Mirror's Truth," "Move Through Me," "Eraser," and "March to the Shore" is awesome.
|14||Jardin de la Croix|
|15|| ||The Gaslight Anthem|
The '59 Sound
|16||Messiah J And The Expert|
From the Word Go
The duo's best effort to date deserves some positive recognition.
When Life Gives You Lemons, You...
|19||The Butterfly Effect|
Final Conversation of Kings
|20||Heaven Shall Burn|
Iconoclast (Part I:The Final Resistance)
The segue from "Awoken" to "Endzeit" is phenomenal. It's the little things that get me.
|21||TV on the Radio|
This will more than likely go up my list.
Soundtrack to a Vacant Life
|23||Less Than Jake|
A real solid return-to-form.
Viva La Vida
|A lot of metal = win. 23 = win. |
|24 = win|
|i REALLY hope Cynic, pg. lost, Anberlin, and The Flashbulb stay on the top 25 list|
|needs Ghosts I-IV|
|It was a nice release, but I've never been a hardcore NIN fan. Same goes for Opeth. Great record, but I've never called myself an Opeth fan despite owning a couple of their records.|
|lots of good stuff and lots of things I need to hear.|
it does sadden me that Holographic Universe didn't make it on here.
|6 and 9 are two of my absolute favorites from 08. 1,5,8,20 are awesome too. 15 is good, but I expected a lot more tbh. 13 is pretty good, I agree with the tracks you mentioned being the best.|
Downloading 18 right now.
|still waitin for three to arrive|
|good stuff jom, sup with all the drafts recently|
|24 makes me :')|
|i for one am very glad to see anberlin here!|
|hey jom, you shouldn't definitely check of the new dead to me EP. it's disappointing it's only an ep but there are some great tracks, especially "little brother."|
|6 7 8 13 and 18 are great|
|i think 18 and 22 were quite seminal this year.|
i actually think united nations loose, constructive nature will have a neat impact music that will be recognized years from now
you're nonconformist jom. thumbs up.
|i really need to check out Jubala|
|19 = win :)|
|17 is amazing, I need to hear their older stuff now|
|13? well it's not that bad but it was disappointing, expected a lot more.|
|12 and 19 make me happy|
|Sweet list Jom. Can't wait to see your review of 1. Tis my favorite of the year as well, going to review it myself. |
5, 6, and 9 are spectacular.
Did you not like Burst's Lazarus Bird? Or have you not heard it. That's probably my second fav of 08 behind TIA
|I love you for including 13. I really, really do.|
|pretty sweet list|