It’s that time of year again. Time for absolutely everyone with two ears and a pen to chime in with their personal and hotly contested list of the best new albums of the year. I did this for 2006 and then again for 2007 – so here’s 2008!
Yes, I’ve purchased and listened to each and every one of the 900 albums released this year (except for the new Queen Album, Cosmos Rocks – either resurrect Freddie or change the name of the damn band!). The following is how I’ve ranked them. No excuses. No explanations. Just my favorite albums from the past 12 months:
|10. Santogold – Santogold|
|9. TV on the Radio – Dear Science,|
|8. British Sea Power – Do You Like Rock Music?|
|7. Estelle – Shine|
|6. The Last Shadow Puppets – The Age of the Understatement|
|5. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes|
|4. Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend|
|3. Kings of Leon – Only by the Night|
|2. Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid|
|1. Adele – 19|
Do you have any favorites from this year that I may have missed?