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Jaime Durante

Written by: jaimej (11/29/08)
2008 went by so fast! Here's my list this year. Have a happy and healthy 2009!

2008 Albums of the Year
15) Copeland - You Are My Sunshine
14) Search/Rescue - The Compound
13) Thrice - The Alchemy Index Vol. III & IV
12) The Hush Sound - Goodbye Blues
11) Ben Folds - Way To Normal
10) MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
9) Common - Universal Mind Control
8) Jack's Mannequin - The Glass Passenger
7) City and Colour - Bring Me Your Love
6) Butch Walker - Sycamore Meadows
5) Anberlin - New Surrender
4) Alive In Wild Paint - Ceilings
3) Tiger Lou - The Loyal
2) Forgive Durden - Razia's Shadow: A Musical
1) Lydia - Illuminate

Lydia practically ran away with my number one this year from the start. Until Razia's Shadow emerged and blew me away, Illuminate was ahead by a landslide. I had to keep them there, because even after almost a year, I still listen to the album constantly.

EP of the Year
1) Deas Vail - White Lights

One of the most underrated bands in history, this EP contains some of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard.

Most Disappointing Albums
Kanye West - 808's and Heartbreak
The Matches - A Band In Hope

Best Live Performance of 2008
2) Saves The Day at the Highline Ballroom, NYC
1) Lydia at the Bamboozle Festival, NJ

Favorite Songs of 2008
Thrice - Come All You Weary
Anberlin - The Resistance
Deas Vail - Undercover
Lydia - One More Day
Search/Rescue - Waking
Tiger Lou - Nixon
Forgive Durden - Life Is Looking Up

Best Vocals of 2008
Greta Salpeter, The Hush Sound; guest vocals, Forgive Durden's Razia's Shadow: A Musical

Best Lyrics of 2008
Stephen Christian, Anberlin

Most Overrated Band
The Gaslight Anthem

Most Underrated Band
Deas Vail

Best Record Labels
Vagrant
Eyeball
Doghouse

Best TV Shows
The Office
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia

Most Anticipated of 2009
Brand New
Thursday
Saves The Day
Deas Vail

Big in 2009
Lydia
There For Tomorrow
 
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01:49 PM on 12/24/08
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Julia Conny
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Love you!
12:39 AM on 12/29/08
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Good lists. I'm suprised your Big in 2009 doesn't include the Yankees
05:53 AM on 12/29/08
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Search/Rescue getting love. I like that
07:43 AM on 12/29/08
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Wow, I definitely agree with a lot of this list, more than anyone else so far. Glad to see Travis Bryant still getting some love, definitely underrated IMO.
09:38 AM on 12/29/08
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Best Vocals of 2008
Greta Salpeter, The Hush Sound; guest vocals, Forgive Durden's Razia's Shadow: A Musical

i totally agree.
03:10 PM on 12/29/08
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Finally, some love for Alive In Wild Paint! Ceilings is an incredible album!
03:30 PM on 12/29/08
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I'm very suprised to see The Matches A Band In Hope as a disappointment. It's my definite favorite album released this year, what did you dislike about it?
09:51 PM on 12/29/08
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finally, the first person to include The Office.
07:52 AM on 12/30/08
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Hopefully Season 5 improves.

Also, agree with Gaslight Anthem. I'm just not getting it, his voice bores me.
07:21 PM on 12/30/08
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i agree with Kgod, how is anyone dissapointed with the matches cd, so good.
06:04 AM on 01/04/09
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matches a band in hope was one of my favorite records this year.... but it definatly takes a number of listens to really get into but after a while you really feel every single song and that band are amazing musicians...
--don't take this as anything other than an opinion.. and i respect yours.. for the most part i completly agreed with your list so good job!! hehe
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