Albums Of The Year 2008

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by bluestreak, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. bluestreak

    bluestreak HomosexualityIsStalin’sAtomBombtoDestroyAmerica

    The votes are counted and tallied, the phonelines are still open, but don't bother calling, roll up roll up etc etc

    So the 209 nominations have been whittled down to 30, and I will get through as many as I can before leaving work! So you might end up with quite an interesting cliffhanger. Perhaps you can turn it onto a game of some sort! Also, I am at work, so there may be unforeseen gaps between posts where I have to actually appear to do some....

    Joint 28

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    Another year, another Fall album! Always different, always the same.

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    Silver Mt Zion - 13 Blues For 13 Moons

    Not their finest work, but nevertheless, a fine work. Angrier than usual, possibly noisier. Still lovely.


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    Lindstrom - Where You Go I Go Too

    Uh, don't know anything about this ambienty fellow, but he looks lovely, doesn't he?
     
  2. Paulie Tandoori

    Paulie Tandoori shut it you egg!

    ray! good stuff bluey :)
     
  3. El Jefe

    El Jefe .. the Rural Juror

    were all three of those in my list? i've lost it :D

    eta: wow. none of them were, but they were in my top 30
     
  4. bluestreak

    bluestreak HomosexualityIsStalin’sAtomBombtoDestroyAmerica

    Joint 26

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    Tricky - Knowle West Boy

    Top stuff, his finest album for years.

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    The Magnetic Fields - Distortion

    One of those bands that still feel like a secret. Lo-fi, whistful and powerful!
     
  5. upsidedownwalrus

    upsidedownwalrus RIP R.I.P.

    Mag Fields are kind of pavement-esque aren't they?
     
  6. El Jefe

    El Jefe .. the Rural Juror

    Nah, classic clever witty songwriting, mostly gentle instrumentation with keyboards and that
     
  7. bluestreak

    bluestreak HomosexualityIsStalin’sAtomBombtoDestroyAmerica

    25

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    Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Lie Down In The Light

    Haven't listened to this, despite being a fan. Can someone tell us how good it is?
     
  8. El Jefe

    El Jefe .. the Rural Juror


    better than some of Oldham's stuff, not as good as some. :D

    There's TOOO much Oldham :D
     
  9. DRINK?

    DRINK? bummed by karmachameleon

    :confused:;)
     
  10. bluestreak

    bluestreak HomosexualityIsStalin’sAtomBombtoDestroyAmerica

    24

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    Vivian Girls - s/t

    New York art rock, harmonies and feedback. People keep saying they sound like JAMC, which is a bit lazy but it will do.
     
  11. El Jefe

    El Jefe .. the Rural Juror

    you bastard :D
     
  12. ethel

    ethel Well-Known Member


    no such thing! i bought that album last week (along with the vivian girls one). yet to listen to either of them.
     
  13. El Jefe

    El Jefe .. the Rural Juror

    i rest my case :p :p
     
  14. braindancer

    braindancer not for long

    It is quite good.
     
  15. upsidedownwalrus

    upsidedownwalrus RIP R.I.P.

    Hadn't even realised Tricky had a new one out. Immediately downloaded, listening now :) :cool:
     
  16. El Jefe

    El Jefe .. the Rural Juror

    it's erm.. a bit.. erm.. (shite)
     
  17. bluestreak

    bluestreak HomosexualityIsStalin’sAtomBombtoDestroyAmerica

    23

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    Kings Of Leon - Only By the Night

    At least this lot need not be described. Mainstream radio rock with a southern theme. Headlined Glastonbury. Got a number one single with the word Sex in it, like George Michael and that I Wanna Sex Up band. Shaved their beards. 2008 is their year!
     
  18. El Jefe

    El Jefe .. the Rural Juror

  19. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

    Apart from on that album, which was drenched in feedback. Hence the title.
     
  20. Paulie Tandoori

    Paulie Tandoori shut it you egg!

    don't listen to jefe doggy, his ears have clearly packed up from too much listening to billy ray cyrus and the like....
     
  21. bluestreak

    bluestreak HomosexualityIsStalin’sAtomBombtoDestroyAmerica

    22

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    Fucked Up - The Chemistry Of Common Life

    For some five minutes this year, the NME decided that hardcore was back and Fucked Up were the standard bearers of a heavy punk revolution. But no-one listened because the NME is no longer able to dictate trends at will and exists to sell hair products to kids from the sticks. However, this record is really rather good, so don't be put off.
     
  22. El Jefe

    El Jefe .. the Rural Juror

    still nothing like pavement though :p
     
  23. ethel

    ethel Well-Known Member

    indeed. pavement ist rad. magnetic fields are meh.
     
  24. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel


    More like the Shop Assistants really. The first from my list to make the line up. (Only because I clean forgot about the Mag Fields album :oops:)
     
  25. bluestreak

    bluestreak HomosexualityIsStalin’sAtomBombtoDestroyAmerica

    Joint 20

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    Deerhunter - Microcastle

    Kind of shoegaze, not dreampop but perhaps nightmare pop cos it has angles and stuff.
     
  26. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

    Oh sure. Just saying in case someone downloads that one expecting gentle instrumentation, etc. It's a deliberate Mary Chain homage album, and a bloody racket. :D
     
  27. Paulie Tandoori

    Paulie Tandoori shut it you egg!

    you've missed 21!!!!
     
  28. El Jefe

    El Jefe .. the Rural Juror

    I stand corrected :D - i didn't bother with it cos they've always bored me rigid :D
     
  29. ethel

    ethel Well-Known Member

    joint 20th! silly ;)
     
  30. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

    That's because you have no soul. Just in case you were wondering.
    :)
     

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