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AbsolutePunk.net (Staff Compiled)

Written by: Julia Conny (12/21/08)
We took all of the staff lists - assigned point values - and then compiled a list that represents the entire staff. We think the final outcome is quite diverse and represents the AP.net staff well. We don't wanna hear any "blah blah" shoulda been included. Instead - feel free to let us see your lists. Thank you for spending the year with us - we hope you've enjoyed everything we've done this year and hope next year brings you even more music.

The Best of 2008
30) The Hold Steady – Stay Positive
29) House Of Heroes – The End Is Not The End
27) Tiger Lou – The Loyal
27) Jamie Lidell – Jim
26) Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst
24) The Living End – White Noise
24) The Dodos – Visiter
23) The New Frontiers – Mending
22) Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
21) Dear and the Headlights – Drunk Like Bible Times
20) Augustana – Can’t Love, Can’t Hurt
19) Sigur Rσs – Meπ Suπ Ν Eyrum Viπ Spilum Endalaust
18) Kings Of Leon – Only By The Night
17) Coldplay – Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends
16) Underoath – Lost In The Sound Of Separation
15) Astronautalis – Pomegranate
14) Why? – Alopecia
13) Death Cab For Cutie – Narrow Stairs
11) The Reign Of Kindo – Rhythm, Chord, & Melody
11) Copeland – You Are My Sunshine
10) Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
09) Jacks Mannequin – The Glass Passenger
08) Valencia – We All Need A Reason To Believe
07) Bon Iver –For Emma, Forever Ago
06) Good Old War – Only Way To Be Alone
05) Fall Out Boy – Folie ΰ Deux
04) City And Colour – Bring Me Your Love
03) The Gaslight Anthem – The ’59 Sound
02) Forgive Durden – Razia’s Shadow: A Musical
01) Lydia - Illuminate

There is a thread in the general forum where lots of members are sharing lists.
 
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12:23 AM on 12/29/08
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cory-182
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TYGB?

Its nice to see Gaslight in the top 3.
12:24 AM on 12/29/08
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Now that I'm on winter break, I'm going to have to Zune Pass every album here that I don't own.

Glad to see City & Colour and Gaslight Anthem top 5, and Valencia top 10.

Good list by a good team.
12:24 AM on 12/29/08
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I can proudly say I like every record on that list - good stuff this year staff. Good stuff indeed.
12:27 AM on 12/29/08
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No Polar Bear Club? :(

Who the hell is Lydia? I seriously have heard absolutely nothing about this band. I guess I'll have to check them out.

I'll agree on Gaslight...and...umm....House of Heroes. Sigh.

For what it's worth, here's mine with reasonings/songs in my blog:

10. The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound
9. The Loved Ones - Build & Burn
8. Able Baker Fox - Voices
7. Useless ID - The Lost Broken Bones
6. Iron Chic - Demo 2008
5. The Plastic Constellations - We Appreciate You
4. Have Heart - Songs to Scream at the Sun
3. LaGrecia - On Parallels
2. The Riot Before - Fists Buried In Pockets
1. Polar Bear Club - Sometimes Things Just Disappear
12:35 AM on 12/29/08
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no Houston calls?
12:41 AM on 12/29/08
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just a quick note that it is VERY difficult to score high enough to get into the top 15 of this list. So don't pass over these albums, because it indicates a pretty much staff-wide liking for lots of these. And we know what we're talking about; our names are RED!

love you all, and love WHY?
12:42 AM on 12/29/08
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Did you listen to the album?
12:45 AM on 12/29/08
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wow Jamie Lidell? Surpirsed to see him on there! That's pretty awesome.
12:47 AM on 12/29/08
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I feel like this is one of the best Top 30's in years
12:51 AM on 12/29/08
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able baker fox : (
12:57 AM on 12/29/08
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5) Counting Crows- Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings
4) Ace Enders and a Million Different People- The Secret War EP
3) Good Old War- Only Way To Be Alone
2) Punchline- Just Say Yes
1) Forgive Durden- Razia's Shadow
12:59 AM on 12/29/08
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Julia needs to get more of you listening to Driver F
but solid list overall. good to not see Kanye
01:10 AM on 12/29/08
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lydia killed it this year! such an amazing band...
01:11 AM on 12/29/08
Julia Conny
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I think this year's list is top notch.
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