|Favorite Albums of Two Thousand and Eight|
1. Aloha - Light Works
2. French Kicks - Swimming
3. Make Believe - Going to the Bone Church
4. Animal Collective - Water Curses
5. Kickball - Everything is a Miracle Nothing is a Miracle Everything is
6. Deerhunter - Microcastle
7. Algernon Cadwallader - Some Kind of Cadwallader
8. No Age - Nouns
9. The Dodos - Visiter
10. Women - Women
11. Joan of Arc- Boo! Human
12. Bound Stems - The Family Afloat
13. Collections of Colonies of Bees - Birds
14. Maps & Atlases - You & Me & The Mountain EP
15. Pit Er Pat - High Time
16. Atlas Sound - Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel
17. M83 - Saturdays = Youth
18. High Places - High Places
19. Her Space Holiday - XOXO, Panda and the New Kid Revival
20. Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) - Year of the Rabbit 7"
1. Mogwai - The Hawk Is Howling
2. Man Man - Rabbit Habits
3. This Will Destroy You - S/T
4. *** Static - Ficcanaso
5. Capsule - Blue
Favorite Songs of the Year
1. Street Smart Cyclist - "Kiss Kitty on the Lips"
2. French Kicks - "Atlanta"
3. Aloha - "Equinox"
4. Joan of Arc - "So and So"
5. Fuck Buttons - "Sweet Love For Planet Earth"
6. Women - "Shaking Hand"
7. No Age - "Sleeper Hold"
8. Maps & Atlases - "Witch"
9. Vampire Weekend "One (Blake's Got a New Face)"
10. Make Believe - "Wearin' Torn"
Albums That Disappointed Me
1. Don Caballero - Punkgasm
2. Ecstatic Sunshine - Way
3. A Silver Mt. Zion - 13 Blues for Thirteen Moons
4. El Ten Eleven - These Promises Are Being Videotaped
5. Japanther - Tut Tut Now Shake Ya Butt
Favorite Concerts I Saw This Year
Black Lips @ GSU Library Square
Mogwai, Fuck Buttons @ the Variety Playhouse
Mock Orange, Unwed Sailor, Anathallo, Aloha, Owen @ Harrisonburg, Virginia
This Year's Most Overrated
1. Jay Reatard
|This review is a user submitted review from Scott Irvine. You can see all of Scott Irvine's submitted reviews here.|
02:14 PM on 12/07/08
every outcome's such a comedown
I liked the new El Ten Eleven, but I can see it being easily disappointing when stacked up against their other albums.
10:28 AM on 12/08/08
They bought in to "dance-rock", and I was not impressed. Their self-titled will live on, though.
11:38 PM on 12/28/08
Great, great list. I was really disappoinred with the Mogwai album though.
06:21 AM on 12/29/08
I agree that the new ASMZ was very poor.
06:52 AM on 12/29/08
Wasn't too impressed with the French Kicks album. Fucking loved the new ASMZ though. All in all probably my favorite staffer list.
12:46 PM on 12/29/08
RIP Street Smart Cyclist.
12:51 PM on 12/29/08
Great list. I love that Empire! Empire! 7"
08:54 AM on 12/31/08
I've been searching for a list with High Places. Thank you, sir.