Top favorite albums of 2008???

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  1. D_Percival Puddleford Pukehorn

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    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?
     
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    most of the CD's i've bought this year were before 2008 for some reason.

    but i do have two 2008 CD's that i love :

    19 - Adele
    Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends - Coldplay.

    I have yet to buy:
    Perfect Symmetry - Keane
    A Hundred Million Suns - Snow Patrol
    Day and Age - The Killers
    808's and Heartbreak - Kanye West

    so my list may increase soon.
     
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    Diamanda Galas is still going bless her heart.

    I loved Jamie Lidell's album.
    Anything Goldfrapp
    I deleted half of Janet's discipline...it was vile.
    LOVE me some Nikka Costa

    I'll have to check out some of the artists on your list :tongue:
     
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    I really like Goldfrapp, Death Cab for Cutie, and also Los Amigos Invisibles, but I don't know their albums from this year.

    I haven't kept up with music at all this year, sadly (Since I'm a major music lover!). For one thing, I can't afford to buy albums anymore, and another thing is that I either don't have time to listen to the radio to hear new music because of work/looking for work, or I'm just not hearing anything that truly moves me... (I do hear the good stuff on college radio though!)

    One song I really liked from this year, though, is this one:

    YouTube - Santogold - Lights Out (Official Music Video)
     
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    Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends - Coldplay
    Rockferry - Duffy
     
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    I havent bought any cds this year. I tend to just download certain tracks I like. But I have just got the new Keane album Perfect Symmetry which Im enjoying. I loved half of Madonnas Hard candy too. I love Adele but that was last year here.
     
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    Here is my top 5

    1. Jennifer Hudson - Jennifer Hudson
    2. Sol-Angel & The Hadley St. Dreams - Solange
    3. A Long Time Coming- Wayne Brady
    4. Accelerate - R.E.M
    5. Circus - Britney Spears
     
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    Duffy - Rockferry
    Britney Spears - Circus
    Coldplay - Viva La Vida
     
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    Off the top of my head, here are some of my favorites:

    1. TV on the Radio - Dear Science,
    2. The Roots - Rising Down
    3. Benga - Diary of an Afro Warrior
    4. Tanya Morgan - The Bridge EP
    5. Albert Hammond Jr - Como te Llama?
    6. Portishead - Third
    7. The Mars Volta - The Bedlam in Goliath
    8. Flying Lotus - Los Angeles
    9. Mary-Anne Hobbs - Evangeline
    10. Elzhi - The Preface
    11. The Black Keys - Attack & Release
    12. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
    13. Bloc Party - Intimacy

    Blessings
     
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    Of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping
     
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    I want to throw "Government Air" by The Wetworks on my list, too. Yo uguys should check him out on myspace.

    Blessings
     
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    Wow many have bought coldplay's.

    I wonder who would buy their deluxe version of the album.
     
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    Oh yes, VERy yes.
     
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    A few of mine are:

    1. dear science -- tv on the radio
    2. there were wolves -- the accidental
    3. everything that happens will happen today -- david byrne/brian eno
    4. verbs -- AU
    5. acid tongue -- jenny lewis
    6. electric arguments -- the firemen


    I am really looking forward to:

    clinging to a scheme -- the radio dept.
    untitled 3rd studio album -- emilie simon
     
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    how could i forget Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part One !!!
     
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    Santogold-I believe in Santogold
    Keane-Perfect Symmetry
    The Cool Kids- The Bake Sale
    Kanye West-808s & Heartbreaks
    Coldplay-Viva la Vida...
     
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