Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Rate 08: Albums of the year

Not comprehensive - but possibly too large - guide to the albums of the year; tomorrow, celebrate Christmas with a musical selection box of tunes.


Black Mountain - In The Future



Adorable - Footnotes



Cat Power - Jukebox



Aidan John Moffat - I Can Hear Your Heart



Lightspeed Champion - Falling Off The Lavender Bridge



Tying Tiffany - Brain For Breakfast



Xiu Xiu - Women As Lovers



Sons And Daughters - This Gift



Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend



Helen Love - It's My Club & I'll Play What I Want To



The Duke Spirit - Neptune



Robots In Disguise - We're In The Music Biz



School Of Language - Sea From The Shore



Simon Breed - The Smitten King Laments



Tegan And Sara - The Con



Pete & The Pirates - Little Death



Los Campesinos - Hold On Now, Youngster



Die So Fluid - Not Everyone Gets A Happy Ending



Hawksley Workman - Between The Beautifuls



The Orb - The Dream



Malcolm Middleton - Sleight Of Hand



Kathryn Williams & Neil MacColl - Two



The Kills - Midnight Boom



MGMT - Oracular Spectacular



Neon Neon - Stainless Style



Operator Please - Yes Yes Vindictive



Ivor Cutler - A Flat Man



Be Your Own Pet - Get Awkward



Kimya Dawson - Remember That I Love You



Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy



Diamanda Galas - Guilty! Guilty! Guilty! Brand-new album from DG - her 17th



The Black Keys - Attack And Release



Boy Kill Boy - Stars And The Sea



Brian Jonestown Massacre - My Bloody Underground



Dawn Kinnard - The Courtesy Fall



Capercaillie - Roses And Tears



Forward, Russia - Life Processes



Blood Red Shoes - Box Of Secrets



Tift Merritt - Another Country



Tindersticks - The Hungry Saw



Long Blondes - Couples



Fosca - The Painted Side Of The Rocket



Half Man Half Biscuit - CSI Ambleside



The Fall - Imperial Wax Solvent



Portishead - Third



Robert Forster - The Evangelist



Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles



The Wave Pictures - Instant Coffee Baby



Tokyo Police Club - Elephant Shell



Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes



The Shortwave Set - Replica Sun Machine



Delays - Everything's The Rush



Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Sunday At Devil Dirt



Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours



They Came From The Stars, I Saw Them - We Are All In The Gutter, But...



El Perro Del Mar - From The Valley To The Stars



Spiritualized - Songs In A&E



Johnny Foreigner - Waited Up 'Til It Was Light



Ladytron - Velocifero



The Silver Jews - Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea



Shearwater - Rook



The Notwist - The Devil, You And Me



Johnny Truant - No Tears For The Creatures



Rudimentary Peni - No More Pain



Sarandon - Kill Twee Pop!



Gemma Ray - The Leader



Joan As Policewoman - To Survive



Errors - It's Not Something...



Lykke Li - Youth Novels



Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes



Emmylou Harris - All I Intended To Be



Tilly And The Wall - O



Wild Beasts - Limbo Panto



The Beep Seals - Things That Roar



Black Kids - Partie Traumatic



Patti Smith & Kevin Shields - The Coral Sea



Cute Is What We Aim For - Rotation



The Hold Steady - Stay Positive



Wire - Object 47



The Charlatans - Best of the BBC Sessions 1999 - 2006



Various - Life Beyond Mars



She & Him - Volume One



Heloise & The Saviour Faire - Trash Rats And Microphones



Marianne Faithfull - Live At The BBC



CSS - Donkey



Noah And The Whale - Peaceful The World Lays Me Down



Late Of The Pier - Fantasy Black Channel



Thom Yorke - Eraser: The Remixes



The Week That Was - The Week That Was



Pivot - O Soundtrack My Heart



Stereolab - Chemical Chords



Juliana Hatfield - How To Walk Away



Fujiya & Miyagi - Transparent Things



Squeeze - Complete BBC Sessions



Giant Sand - Provisions



Loudon Wainwright III - Recovery



Thomas Tantrum - Thomas Tantrum



James Yorkston - When The Haar Rolls In



Friendly Fires - Friendly Fires



Little Jackie - The Stoop



Manda Rin - My DNA



Emiliana Torrini - Me And Armini



Calexico - Carried To Dust



David Holmes - The Holy Pictures



Fiery Furnaces - Remember [Live]



Neil Halstead - Oh, Mighty Engine



Glasvegas - Glasvegas



Polysics - We Ate The Machine



Drever, McCusker & Woomble - Before The Ruin



Amanda Palmer - Who Killed Amanda Palmer?



Michael Franti & Spearhead - All Rebel Rockers



Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby - Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby



The Streets - Everything Is Borrowed



Christophe Beck - Buffy The Vampire Slayer: The Score



Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue



O'Death - Broken Hymns Limbs and Skins



Roses Kings Castles - Roses Kings Castles



Euros Childs - Cheer Gone



Mogwai - The Hawk Is Howling



Cold War Kids - Loyalty To Loyalty



TV On The Radio - Dear Science



Thievery Corporation - Radio Retaliation



Ladyhawke - Ladyhawke



Mercury Rev - Snowflake Midnight



Ani Di Franco - Red Letter Year



Hot Puppies - Blue Hands



Euros Childs - Cheer Gone


Leonard Bernstein - 90 Years Of... box set



Of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping



Mr Scruff - Ninja Tune



Asian Dub Foundation - Punkara



Lambchop - Oh Ohio



Department Of Eagles - In Ear Park



Lucinda Williams - Little Honey



Tilly And The Wall - O



Those Dancing Days - In Our Space Hero Suits



Eugene McGuinness - Eugene McGuinness



Shelleyan Orphan - We Have Everything We Need



The Long Blondes - Singles



Okkervil River - The Stand Ins



Will Oldham & Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Is It The Sea?



Various - Jon Savage Presents....



Danielle Dax - Dark Adapted Eye



Lotus Eaters - Silentspace



Pink - Funhouse



Bloc Party - Intimacy



Los Campesinos - We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed



Chairlift - Does You Inspire You?



Steinski - What Does It All Mean?



Various - BBC Radiophonic Workshop: A Retrospective



School Of Seven Bells - Alpinism



Robin Guthrie - 3.19



Tony Christie - Made In Sheffield



Belle & Sebastian - BBC Sessions



Sigur Ros - Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust



David Byrne & Brian Eno - Everything That Happens Will Happen Today



Headless Heroes - The Silence Of Love



Aimee Mann - One More Drifter In The Snow



Beyonce - I Am Sasha Fierce


4 comments:

Olive said...

Somehow the Patti Smith & Kevin Shields and Mercury Rev albums passed me by. Then again, I didn't realise that Kathy Staff had died. Really must pay more attention!

Anonymous said...

Wot, no Tricky?

Anonymous said...

I knew Beyonce was going in a new difference BUT...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B001GTQTIQ/norocrolfun-21

simon h b said...

And it was all going so well until the last one...

(apart from Tilly & The Wall appearing twice...)

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