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post Nov 10 2008, 09:48 PM
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It might be a touch early to review the whole year, but what records had you rocking in oh-eight? What brand new albums did you buy and love? What did you hate? For me 2008 has been very strong musically, with old favourites and new discoveries tickling my lobes like kittens' tounges. Here are some of my best ones in roughly chronological order:

Goldfrapp: Seventh Tree
Guillemots: Red
Sigur Ros: meš suš ķ eyrum viš spilum endalaust
Hybrid: Hybrid Soundsystem 01
M83: Saturdays=Youth
Radiohead: In Rainbows
Lindstrom: Where You Go I Go Too
Sasha: Invol2ver

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Best Album:
Best New Act:
Best Compilation:
Best Soundtrack:
Worst Album:
Silliest Pop Haircut:
Most Overrated Razorlight:

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post Nov 11 2008, 08:53 PM
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I can't say there have been a great many albums that have grabbed my attention this year, but the handful that really struck a chord were (in approximate preferential order):


MGMT - 'Oracular Spectacular'
Does It Offend You, Yeah? - 'You Have No Idea What You're Getting Yourself Into'
M83 - 'Saturdays = Youth'
Coldplay - 'Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends'
Goldfrapp - 'Seventh Tree'
Chumbawamba - 'The Boy Bands Have Won'
Royworld - 'Man In The Machine'
Francis and the Lights - 'A Meaningful Promise (EP)'



I'd fully expected Supergrass to deliver the goods as per usual, but they turned out a rather boring album indeed. So, the 'sour grape' mark goes to them this year.
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post Nov 12 2008, 02:14 AM
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Haven't bought much this year, though there's plenty on my "to seek out" and "will get round to" lists. I've only managed 2 significant purchases from this year's releases:

Jim Noir - Jim Noir
Couples - The Long Blondes

Both vigorously enjoyable.



QUOTE (Ade @ Nov 11 2008, 08:53 PM) *
I can't say there have been a great many albums that have grabbed my attention this year, but the handful that really struck a chord were (in approximate preferential order):


MGMT - 'Oracular Spectacular'
Does It Offend You, Yeah? - 'You Have No Idea What You're Getting Yourself Into'
M83 - 'Saturdays = Youth'
Coldplay - 'Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends'
Goldfrapp - 'Seventh Tree'
Chumbawamba - 'The Boy Bands Have Won'
Royworld - 'Man In The Machine'
Francis and the Lights - 'A Meaningful Promise (EP)'


Ahh, M83 have been on my "to seek out" list for a couple of weeks. Would you say this should be my next purchase or can it go on the "will get round to" list?
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- Jessopjessopjessop   Top of the Pops '08   Nov 10 2008, 09:48 PM
- - maian   The only album released this year that I can remem...   Nov 10 2008, 09:54 PM
- - Jon 79   As usual, I've bought several albums this year...   Nov 10 2008, 11:47 PM
- - Jimmay   This year has been Elbow's year for me. Havin...   Nov 11 2008, 10:29 AM
- - Sostie   Off the top of my head I'd say my favourite al...   Nov 11 2008, 07:42 PM
- - Ade   I can't say there have been a great many album...   Nov 11 2008, 08:53 PM
|- - Wife Of Rolex   Haven't bought much this year, though there...   Nov 12 2008, 02:14 AM
- - Ade   I would say M83's album is a necessary purchas...   Nov 12 2008, 09:54 AM
- - Jimmay   I've heard nothing but good things about MGMT ...   Nov 12 2008, 10:28 AM
- - Raven   I've not bought, downloaded or listened to one...   Nov 12 2008, 10:51 AM
- - Nonus Aequilibrium   The ones I can think of: Opeth - Watershed In Fla...   Nov 13 2008, 09:50 AM
- - Jessopjessopjessop   Wot, no Katie Melua?   Nov 13 2008, 09:54 AM
|- - Nonus Aequilibrium   QUOTE (Jessopjessopjessop @ Nov 13 2008, 09...   Nov 13 2008, 09:59 AM
- - Sir_Robin_the_brave   QUOTE (Ade @ Nov 12 2008, 09:54 AM) I wou...   Nov 13 2008, 02:54 PM
- - logger   Since I've stopped listening to Rob Da Bank re...   Nov 13 2008, 03:42 PM
- - Wife Of Rolex   Well, I guess M83 will be my next purchase then. T...   Nov 13 2008, 03:48 PM
|- - Starscream`s Ghost   QUOTE (Wife Of Rolex @ Nov 13 2008, 03:48...   Dec 7 2008, 03:58 PM
|- - sweetbutinsane   QUOTE (Starscream`s Ghost @ Dec 7 2008, 0...   Dec 7 2008, 05:34 PM
- - Sostie   My award for the biggest pile of pretentious wanke...   Nov 13 2008, 03:58 PM
|- - Bloomeeney   QUOTE (Sostie @ Nov 13 2008, 03:58 PM) Th...   Nov 17 2008, 11:10 AM
|- - Sostie   QUOTE (Bloomeeney @ Nov 17 2008, 11:10 AM...   Nov 17 2008, 11:22 AM
- - Bloomeeney   ^ Not a fan then....................   Nov 17 2008, 11:42 AM
- - Ade   QUOTE (Sostie @ Nov 13 2008, 03:58 PM) Th...   Nov 17 2008, 12:11 PM
- - Hobbes   It's been a really good year as far as I'm...   Nov 17 2008, 02:46 PM
- - Ade   A bit too early to say yet, since I've only ju...   Nov 20 2008, 10:07 AM
- - logger   I have the second album, didn't know she's...   Nov 20 2008, 04:59 PM
- - Wife Of Rolex   Late entry for my favourite songs of the year list...   Nov 29 2008, 08:22 PM
- - logger   I see nobody has said Portishead.   Dec 1 2008, 06:09 PM
- - Sostie   Two great albums I forgot to mention were the ones...   Dec 1 2008, 07:37 PM
- - Kick in the Head   QUOTE (logger @ Dec 1 2008, 06:09 PM) I s...   Dec 1 2008, 07:40 PM
- - Ade   QUOTE (logger @ Dec 1 2008, 06:09 PM) I s...   Dec 1 2008, 11:27 PM
- - Kick in the Head   QUOTE (Ade @ Dec 1 2008, 11:27 PM) That...   Dec 3 2008, 01:43 PM
- - logger   After tracking down a song used on an advert I...   Dec 3 2008, 04:19 PM
- - maian   I'd agree with that. I saw her at a festival i...   Dec 3 2008, 04:58 PM
- - Ade   QUOTE (Kick in the Head @ Dec 3 2008, 01...   Dec 3 2008, 06:53 PM
- - Hobbes   I'd second Lykke Li, it's a great little a...   Dec 7 2008, 12:57 PM
- - Miss Shazam   QUOTE (Bloomeeney @ Nov 17 2008, 11:42 AM...   Dec 7 2008, 05:24 PM
- - maian   Even though it's only the third album from thi...   Dec 7 2008, 05:48 PM
- - dandan   i'll add some love for 'lykke li'... ...   Dec 8 2008, 11:59 AM
- - Zoe   I think my song of the year might be 'On a day...   Dec 17 2008, 03:45 PM
- - Kick in the Head   My Top 10 albums: 1) O Soundtrack My Heart - Pivo...   Jan 2 2009, 03:27 PM
- - maian   QUOTE (Zoe @ Dec 17 2008, 03:45 PM) I thi...   Jan 3 2009, 02:11 AM
|- - Zoe   QUOTE (maian @ Jan 3 2009, 02:11 AM) I...   Jan 13 2009, 11:25 AM
- - Ade   QUOTE (Kick in the Head @ Jan 2 2009, 03...   Jan 3 2009, 02:29 AM
- - dandan   in the last few weeks, two albums have been in con...   Jan 9 2009, 12:27 PM
|- - PrincessKate   QUOTE (dandan @ Jan 9 2009, 12:27 PM) kit...   Jan 9 2009, 12:33 PM
- - Sostie   Polly put the kettle on, the kettle on, the kettle...   Jan 9 2009, 01:29 PM
|- - PrincessKate   QUOTE (Sostie @ Jan 9 2009, 01:29 PM) Pol...   Jan 9 2009, 01:31 PM
- - Handsome Mike   I'm struggling to think of anything 'new...   Jan 13 2009, 11:05 AM


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