Best Albums of 2008

2008 was a big year for album releases. I mean we got huge artists, like Madonna, Kanye West, Britney Spears, Coldplay, The Killers, Oasis, Nine Inch Nails, to the lesser known artists, Hot Chip, Girl Talk, Crystal Castles, Ratatat, and even artists who've been away quite awhile like, Guns N' Roses, Metallica, and AC DC.
However, only so little made the coveted list... Like three. And none of those mentioned above, did. Granted, I haven't listened to every single album that came out, so there might very well be 2008's in my 2009 list. Anyhow, here is the top albums of 2008:
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CUT COPY - In Ghost Colours
Great album...An Aussie band that's bent on blending Indie rock with synths and glitches from house music. Reminds me of the 80's and partial 70's. Just a great album from front to end. One of the few that I can actually listen to all the way through.

PENDULUM - In Silico
What do you know? Another Australian export. Some critics did not like their transition to a more rock style setting. However, I welcome the change. I heavily enjoyed their debut album, Hold You Colour, for all its drum and bass glory. It is one of the best albums to date. In Silico shows that they can fuse the line between rock and drum and bass. And it sounds great. In fact, radio stations like KROQ and Indie 103.1, have started playing Propane Nightmares during regular hours, not just in the wee hours of the morning. That's how big they've become. My only drawback to this album is that it is a few tracks short.


RADIOHEAD - In Rainbows
Okay, so I know this came out in late '07 but I'm putting it on this list because I really didn't get into this album until this year. Hey, it's nominated for the Grammy's this year too, so I'm not the only one. Well, what more can I say about this album? It's great. The more you listen to it the better it gets.


Honorable Mentions:
DANNY BYRD - Supersized
BLOC PARTY - Intimacy

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