Friday, August 15, 2008


It's August, and the end of the year is rapidly approaching. There are so many amazing releases coming in the next four months, and I'm already behind on listening to what I've already got, trying to educate myself best for my annual Best Of lists - 10 Best Albums of 2008 and 100 Best Tracks of 2008. That said, though, I'll be damned if I'll miss out on a worthy release merely because I hadn't thought to seek it out.

So, my question to you: What albums (or individual tracks) should I listen to in order to be fully ready for the end of the year lists? Which would it be a tragedy for me to ignore? Don't worry whether I already have it, neither, because I'm very interested to see what you guys think will be contenders come list day.

TRACK: Los Campesinos - My Year in Lists


eng+ said...

Quick list:

Greg Laswell - Three Flights From Alto Nido
Alanis Morissette - Flavors of Entanglement
Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
Sigur Ros - Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust
R.E.M. - Accelerate

Yoav - Beautiful Lie
Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
O.A.R. - Shattered

The Alden said...

Thanks muchly, eng+. That Laswell album in particular is one I would have missed! I've never heard of him, but hopefully soon I'll get my hands on it. Will also get the others you mentioned!

(Already had Morissette and the Foxes, but the rest is either new or stuff I previously overlooked.)

eng+ said...

Let us know if you like Greg Laswell...I think he's one of the most recently overlooked singer/songwriters...

Great job on this blog, btw!!
And also, check Yoav out...keep in mind the only instrument used on "Beautiful Lie" is a guitar...hard to believe

The Alden said...

Very much an early fan of Laswell, though I'm still just beginning listening to the CD. Also got Sigur Ros. Haven't yet gotten my hands on that Yoav song, though.

eng+ said...


The Alden said...

Thank you very much! Will listen right away, then.