|Top 25 Of 08 Rough Draft|
For Emma, Forever Ago
This just grew, and grew, and grew
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.
|3||TV on the Radio|
Mega good album from a band that seems to do no wrong
|4||The Samuel Jackson Five|
Goodbye Melody Mountain
This Is The Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank
Ridiculously fun math rock
|6||Fight Like Apes|
...And The Mystery Of The Golden Medallion
Ridiculously fun fun
Not For Want Of Trying
Post Rock with personality. Better than I thought it would be on first listen.
Northwest Passage's New Era
|9||Dark Captain Light Captain|
Very nice soothing acoustic alternative which would make Zach Braff wet himself
|10||The Tallest Man on Earth|
Variations of Static
A promising future lies ahead
|12||Tokyo Police Club|
I still find myself spinning this ultra-catchy album
|13||Minus The Bear|
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
Was my favourite album of the year for a long while, still great but dropping down my list
|16||The 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.
|17||Sun Kil Moon|
Took me a while to get into this, but worth the effort. Beautiful.
Sparse yet heavy, cold yet connected, one of the year's best in electronica
While not quite as good as their debut, Rivers Arms is still a heart-wrenching, heart-warming effort from the Texan outfit
Definitely one of the best albums of 08 in terms of powerful, anthemic, catchy tunes that are great to sing a long to
Cruel Sea Scientist
Unique stuff, look forward to further releases
Not a massive fan of Off Minor but this was good stuff
Soundtrack to a Vacant Life
How did I almost forget this? Brilliant album which spans such a vast field of sounds, styles and genres
Their debut was a huge breath of fresh air, and Stylus Fantasticus expands on that
|25||Kings 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.