Top 25 Albums of 2008


In my opinion, anyway. I didn't include any comps, live releases, tapes/CD-Rs, hip-hop (sorry, Kanye) or jazz (which I will likely make a separate list for). Thanks to all the people who rip and upload, listen and recommend and generally help to spread the music. Happy Holidays.

25. Cloudland Canyon - Lie In Light (Electronic, Kraut, Pyschedelic)

24. Times New Viking - Rip It Off (Lo-fi, Indie Rock)

23. Porn/Merzbow - And The Devil Makes Three (Noise)

22. Hair Police - Certainty Of Swarms (Noise Rock)

21. Expo 70 - Black Ohms (Drone, post-rock, kraut)

20. Head of Wantasquet - Mortagne (Freak Folk)

19. Koen Holtkamp - Field Rituals (Ambient Folk)

18. Burning Star Core - Challenger (Ambient, experimental)

17. Yellow Swans - Deterioration Yellow Swans (Drone, psychedelic)

16. Magic Lantern - High Beams (Psych rock)

15. Emeralds - Solar Bridge (Psychedelic, experimental, drone)

14. Eternal Tapestry - Mystic Induction (Psych rock)

13. Pocahaunted - Island Diamonds (Drone, psych dub)

12. Boris - Smile (Japanese version) (Sludge, stoner rock, drone)

11. Wavves - Wavves (Lo-fi, surf punk)

10. Raccoo-oo-oon - Raccoo-oo-oon (Noise/Free/Avant-rock)

9. Hexlove/Faluoah - Free Jazz From Slavery

8. The Fun Years - Baby, It's Cold Inside (Ambient)

7. {{{ Sunset }}} - Glowing City (Psych-pop, electronic)

6. Fantastic Magic - Witch Choir (Freak-folk, and yes, I recently became aware that this was released in 2007, but I think the non-tape release was 2008. Regardless, I already made the list and I don't care anymore)

5. Fabio Orsi - Audio For Lovers (Ambient)

4. Blank Dogs - On Two Sides (Synth/psych-pop)

3. Sun Araw - Beach Head (Drone, psychedelic)

2. Pocahaunted - Chains (Drone, psychedelic)

1. Grouper - Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill (Ambient-pop)


Jonathan said…
Thanks! Loving your music preferences as always. Just one thing. Number 7 doesn't work.
Gravalax said…
Sunset link is fixed

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