Favorite Albums of 2008

10. SUN KIL MOON
April





"I'm staring up into the sky / While all the raining is pouring down / I'm reaching out for your help / But evil beings hold me backwards"


9. OKKERVIL RIVER
The Stand Ins





"And see how that light you love now just won't shine / There might just be another star / That's high and far in some other sky"


8. DETEKTIVBYRÅN
E18 + Wermland






7. FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS

Flight of the Conchords





"I'm gonna juice the mutha ucka / He's gonna wake up in a smoothie"


6. BON IVER
For Emma, Forever Ago





"Someday my pain / Someday my pain will mark you / Harness your blame / Harness your blame and walk through"


5. VAMPIRE WEEKEND
Vampire Weekend





"The lobster's claw is sharp as knives / Evil feasts on human lives / The Holy Roman Empire roots for you"


4. BLACK KIDS

Partie Traumatic





"Word's on the streets and it's on the news / I'm not gonna teach him how to dance with you / He's got two left feet and he bites my moves / I'm not gonna teach him how to dance, dance, dance, dance!"


3. ELBOW
The Seldom Seen Kid





"There's a hole in my neighborhood down which of late I cannot help but fall"


2. LIGHTSPEED CHAMPION
Falling Off the Lavender Bridge





"Tell her, I give up / He's won / And I have lost all my humanity"


1. THRICE
The Alchemy Index, Vols. III & IV: Air & Earth





"Won't you look at your wings? / They're coming undone / They're splitting at the seams / Steer clear of the sun / For once won't you listen to me?"




honorable mentions:
COLD WAR KIDS - Loyalty to Loyalty
THE COOL KIDS - The Bake Sale
FLEET FOXES - Fleet Foxes
THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS - The Age of the Understatement
SHEARWATER - Rook
SIGUR RóS - Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
SIMON VIKLUND - Bionic Commando Rearmed: The Soundtrack
WEEZER - Weezer (The Red Album)

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