I won't lie - my taste in music is different than most on AP, and posting a list like this on a website like AP (home of "No Gaslight Anthem??? FAIL, not reading at all, this list sucks", except replace Gaslight Anthem with 3 or 4 other albums released this year that seem to be considered "classics" already by readers). In all honesty, I'm sure there are quite a few albums that get posted about a lot which I never gave the same chance I would have five years ago. This is not a one-stop-shop of the best albums released this year; these are the albums that I believe were the best, based on my personal listening habits. I didn't listen to every pop-punk album that came out this year, every hip-hop album, every dubstep album, so in all honesty there are probably quite a few albums missing that I would have put on here if I had listened to them. The thing is though - I didn't get a chance to listen to them, so they're not included.
This list is one of the ones on the site that I imagine is less about affirming what you think is your own superior taste in music and more about asking you to expand beyond your normal musical boundaries, which is why I made sure to link all of the artists' names to their myspaces so you can check out their music for yourself if you desire to.
07) Gang Gang Dance - House Jam (XXXchange Remix)
06) Metronomy - Heartbreaker (Discodeine Remix)
05) The Black Ghosts - Repetition Kills You (RAC Remix)
04) Friendly Fires - Paris (Aeroplane Remix feat Au Revoir Simone)
03) Little Boots - "Stuck On Repeat (Fake Blood Remix)"
02) Kid Cudi - "Day 'N' Nite (Crookers Remix)"
01) Grace Jones - "Williams' Blood (Aeroplane Remix)"
Albums From 2007 I Somehow Overlooked Last Year So Putting Down Here To Try And Make Up For It
03) Soulsavers - It's Not How Far You Fall, It's How Way You Land
02) Burial - Untrue
01) Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid - Tongues
Looking Forward To Their Albums In 2009 (No Particular Order)
00) Patrick Wolf
00) Florence and the Machine
00) Junior Boys
00) Animal Collective
00) Yeah Yeah Yeahs
00) Lightning Bolt
00) Little Boots
00) The Avalanches (maybe???)
00) Hot Chip
Since I Created This List And Posted It, I've Just Finally Been Able To Listen To These Albums That Came Out This Year And Very Much Enjoy Them But I'm Probably Still In The "New Album Honeymoon Period" And Plus I'm Too Lazy To Re-Adjust My Entire Albums List Just To Contemplate Accommodating These; This Is What Happens When I Don't Pay Attention To Some Album Releases And Forget To Listen To Them Until The End Of The Year
XX) Women - Women
YY) Thievery Corporation - Radio Retaliation
ZZ) Duchess Says - L'Anthologie des 3 Perchoirs
Well I guess we know who the hipster of AP is, solid picks for the most part. I'm surprise to see no Sun Kill Moon or Okkervil River
Honestly haven't had a chance to really listen to Sun Kil Moon yet, I need to get my hands on it. As for Okkervil...good but not great in my opinion. Not that spectacular, although I'll listen to it from time to time. Everyone keeps on saying that though, so perhaps I should give it a more thorough listen.