Every year I have a weird custom of listing either my top 10 or my top 20 favorite records. It gives me a chance to be selective and to rule out the records that haven't truly spoken to me in the end. This year I'll do the same but with a little twist. I'll be listing ONLY the ones that I actually bought and that were considered a new release within' the year. I mean if I bought them and kept them then they are simply my favorites! Those who truly know me will notice how I haven't bought that many CDs this time around. Normally I'd have a list of at least 60-80 records to choose from. Yes, this year it's only been 30. Oh how life changes no? Here's my list for 2008 in no order of preference: 1) Seventh Tree by Goldfrapp 2) Hurricane by Grace Jones 3) Alegranza by El Guincho 4) Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends by Coldplay 5) Soul by Seal 6) Hard Candy by Madonna 7) Discipline by Janet Jackson 8) Lunada by Thalia 9) Hellville De Luxe by Bunbury 10) Who Killed Amanda Palmer by Amanda Palmer 11) Detours by Sheryl Crow 12) Rio by Aterciopelados 13) Amores Dificiles by Cabas 14) Pebble To A Pearl by Nikka Costa 15) Pequeno Pionero by M. 16) Elephants...Teeth Sinking Into Heart by Rachael Yamagata 17) Snowflake Midnight by Mercury Rev 18) We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things by Jason Mraz 19) Guilty Guilty Guilty by Diamanda Galas 20) The Holy Pictures by David Holmes 21) Mothertongue by Nico Muhly 22) Knowle West Boy by Tricky 23) Jim by Jamie Lidell 24) As Onasis 1 & 2 by Richard Swift 25) Third by Portishead 26) Happy In Galoshes by Scott Weiland 27) Narrow Stairs by Death Cab For Cutie 28) En Una Noche Tan Linda Como Esta by Los Amigos Invisibles 29) Radio Retaliation by Thievery Corporation 30) Tarantula by Monica Naranjo AND... 'Cuz there's always gotta be at least one! Bonus: Who Killed Harry Houdini? by I'm From Barcelona AND The Flaming Lips' Christmas On Mars! Urs?