So, uhh, I did that thing that annoying people do where they make a year-end top ten albums list that no one else cares about.

  1. Japandroids  Celebration Rock
  2. The Men  Open Your Heart
  3. Grizzly Bear  Shields
  4. Ty Segall  Twins
  5. Killer Mike  R.A.P. Music
  6. Cloud Nothings  Attack on Memory
  7. Beach House  Bloom
  8. Divine Fits  A Thing Called Divine Fits
  9. Hot Chip  In Our Heads
  10. White Lung  Sorry

And I also did that thing where people can’t narrow their list down far enough, so they have an honorable mention section (in alphabetical order):

  • Action Bronson  Blue Chips
  • El-P  Cancer for Cure
  • Himanshu  Nehru Jackets
  • Lotus Plaza  Spooky Action at a Distance
  • Ty Segall Band  Slaughterhouse
  • The xx  Coexist

I’m lazy, and I’m a procrastinator

All December, I was planning on actually making my very first top 10 albums of the year list.  And then I didn’t do it.  So now, because I’d feel weird making my best of 2008 top 10 when we’re already into 2009, let’s just say that these are some records (in alphabetical order, because that’s the classy way to do it) that came out last year that I really liked.

  • Blitzen Trapper//Furr
  • Bon Iver//For Emma, Forever Ago
  • The Cool Kids//The Bake Sale
  • Cut Copy//In Ghost Colours
  • Deerhunter//Microcastle
  • Diplo & Santogold//Top Ranking
  • Foals//Antidotes
  • Friendly Fires//Friendly Fires
  • Frightened Rabbit//The Midnight Organ Fight
  • Fucked Up//The Chemistry of Common Life
  • Girl Talk//Feed The Animals
  • King Khan & The Shrines//The Supreme Genius of King Khan & The Shrines
  • Lykke Li//Youth Novels
  • Man Man//Rabbit Habits
  • Marnie Stern//This Is It…
  • No Age//Nouns
  • Ra Ra Riot//The Rhumb Line
  • Santogold//Santogold
  • TV on the Radio//Dear Science
  • Wale//The Mixtape About Nothing
  • The Walkmen//You & Me

NOTE:  I know at the top of this post, I was talking about my top 10 of the year.  And then I made this list by looking at everything dated 2008 in iTunes.  And now that I’m looking at all these records, I’d have a hard time whittling it down to just 10.  So, umm, here’s my top 21 of the year.


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