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The Year In Music - 2008.
The Year In Music - 2008.
12/15/08 at 02:09 PM by hydraulicheart
Top 15 Albums of 2008



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02:14 PM on 12/17/08
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I'm surprised you have the Academy Is as a top 14 album of the year. I don't know what's wrong with me but Santi was A LOT better than Fast times at barrington high...
03:02 PM on 12/17/08
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Originally Posted by sensesfail11087
I'm surprised you have the Academy Is as a top 14 album of the year. I don't know what's wrong with me but Santi was A LOT better than Fast times at barrington high...
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Just kidding, but no wayyy. I thought Santi blew and was so relieved to hear Fast Times did not follow its suit.
06:47 PM on 12/17/08
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I think Santi had its moments ("Neighbors", "Everything We Had", "Bulls In Brooklyn", etc.), but FTABH is way catchier and kind of cliche punk-pop, but it is nonetheless great. I'm curious about your pick for Anberlin, they're a great band, but New Surrender is weak compared to Cities, no question.
08:29 PM on 12/17/08
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Originally Posted by ExplodingStereo
I think Santi had its moments ("Neighbors", "Everything We Had", "Bulls In Brooklyn", etc.), but FTABH is way catchier and kind of cliche punk-pop, but it is nonetheless great. I'm curious about your pick for Anberlin, they're a great band, but New Surrender is weak compared to Cities, no question.
I think the only songs I can bare to listen to on Santi are "Everything We Had" and "Seed". Things that make and break albums for me are lyrics, and Santi lacked that due to William Beckett losing his lyric book on the airplane on their way to record and having to rush the lyrics. I don't know, but Fast Times is just a damn good pop-punk summer album that I dig.

As for Anberlin - I think New Surrender is a feel-good album. I'll agree it didn't hit me as hard nor as quickly as Cities did, but they're a band who I respect and will always love, so it only felt right to put them so high up in my list. It's far from a weak album in my eyes.

I must say - this entire list is pretty much never accurate and always switching up each day. This year, I feel, did not have as many albums that caught my attention quite like previous years (2006 with mewithoutYou's Brother, Sister / Brand New's The Devil and God... and 2007 with Anberlin's Cities / Stars' In Our Bedroom / TREOS's The Earth Sings, etc.), so I feel this list is more so albums I spun a lot vs. albums that truly impacted me (with the exception of Lydia and Sigur Ros). All in all, it's a bit disappointing, but hopefully 2009 will make up for it.

Wow, long comment, haha. Hope that clears things up for you.
07:51 PM on 01/11/09
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i've had the sigur ros album for a long time, but i've never given it a fair listen. Think I'll do that now.
07:52 PM on 01/11/09
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also, I think Fast Times is infinitely better than Santi.
08:00 PM on 01/11/09
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Originally Posted by Blake Solomon
i've had the sigur ros album for a long time, but i've never given it a fair listen. Think I'll do that now.
A few recommendations on that album - "Inn Mr Syngur Vitleysingur" for an upbeat song, and "Su Eyrum" for a slow-paced song. The whole thing is quite beautiful, though.

Please do let me know how you're feelin' it.
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