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


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