Minus The Flair
Matt Wolfe
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Last Active 09-23-14 6:08 am
Joined 06-02-06

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 Lists
03.13.12 Resign, Review, Request?11.08.10 Catch Matt Up
03.06.10 Why 2010 > 00's01.07.10 Minus The Flair - Songs Of 2009
12.14.09 Matt Wolfe's Top 25 Of 200911.17.08 Top 25 Of 08 Rough Draft
08.31.08 New Stuff12.25.07 Top 20 Of 07

Top 25 Of 08 Rough Draft

No order
1Bon Iver
For Emma, Forever Ago


This just grew, and grew, and grew
2Buddy Peace
Wolf Diesel Mountain


Deserves so much more recognition, everyone should at least check his myspace for his mixtape teaser. You won't be dissapointed. Definitely top 3.
3TV on the Radio
Dear Science


Mega good album from a band that seems to do no wrong
4The Samuel Jackson Five
Goodbye Melody Mountain


My summary
5Adebisi Shank
This Is The Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank


Ridiculously fun math rock
6Fight Like Apes
...And The Mystery Of The Golden Medallion


Ridiculously fun fun
7Maybeshewill
Not For Want Of Trying


Post Rock with personality. Better than I thought it would be on first listen.
8 Millimetrik
Northwest Passage's New Era


Quality electronica
9Dark Captain Light Captain
Miracle Kicker


Very nice soothing acoustic alternative which would make Zach Braff wet himself
10The Tallest Man on Earth
Shallow Grave


Mmhmm
11Olafur Arnalds
Variations of Static


A promising future lies ahead
12Tokyo Police Club
Elephant Shell


I still find myself spinning this ultra-catchy album
13Minus The Bear
Acoustics


Well, it's Minus The Bear isn't it?
14 The Gaslight Anthem
The '59 Sound


Really, really good album, probably be in my top 10
15Youthmovies
Good Nature


Was my favourite album of the year for a long while, still great but dropping down my list
16The Twilight Sad
Killed My Parents and Hit the Road


Only got this the other day but it struck me immediately. Really emotive stuff, would love to see these guys live.
17Sun Kil Moon
April


Took me a while to get into this, but worth the effort. Beautiful.
18Bersarin Quartett
Bersarin Quartett


Sparse yet heavy, cold yet connected, one of the year's best in electronica
19Balmorhea
Rivers Arms


While not quite as good as their debut, Rivers Arms is still a heart-wrenching, heart-warming effort from the Texan outfit
20Anberlin
New Surrender


Definitely one of the best albums of 08 in terms of powerful, anthemic, catchy tunes that are great to sing a long to
21Bats
Cruel Sea Scientist


Unique stuff, look forward to further releases
22Off Minor
Some Blood


Not a massive fan of Off Minor but this was good stuff
23The Flashbulb
Soundtrack to a Vacant Life


How did I almost forget this? Brilliant album which spans such a vast field of sounds, styles and genres
24sgt.
Stylus Fantasticus


Their debut was a huge breath of fresh air, and Stylus Fantasticus expands on that
25Kings of Leon
Only By The Night


This may be due to the album playing in every pub I walk into, but I've really warmed to this album. As I do with every Kings release.
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