Monday, December 22, 2008

El Oso's 6th Annual Best Records of the Year

It's that time again. Our good friend Bill aka El Oso has put out his best records of 2008.

1. Frightened Rabbit – Midnight Organ Fight
2. Royal Bangs – We Breed Champions
3. Hush Arbors – Hush Arbors
4. American Princes – Other People
5. Dr Dog – Fate
6. Blitzen Trapper – Furr
7. The Broken West - Now Or Heaven
8. British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
9. Jay Reatard – Matador Singles '08
10. No Age - Nouns
11. M83 - Saturdays = Youth
12. Wolf Parade – At Mount Zoomer
13. The Uglysuit – The Uglysuit
14. Brendan Canning – Something For All of Us
15. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
16. James Blackshaw – Litany of Echoes
17.Foals – Antidotes
18. All The Saints – Fire on Corridor X
19. We Were Promised Jetpacks – 3
20. Glasvegas – Glasvegas

21. Jack Rose – Dr Ragtime And His Pals
22. Nomo – Ghost Rock
23. Popular Workshop – We're Alive And We're Not Alone
24. Santogold – Santogold
25. Fennesz – Black Sea
26. The Dodos – Visiter
27. Parts and Labor – Receivers
28. Sun Kil Moon – April
29. The Gaslight Anthem – The ’59 Sound
30. Cheap Time – Cheap Time
31. The Dutchess and The Duke - She's the Dutchess, He's the Duke
32. Bill Frisell – History, Mystery
33. Quinn Walker – Laughter's An Asshole / Lion Land
34. El Guincho - Alegranza
35. The Sea and Cake - Car Alarm
36. Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks - Real Emotional Trash
37. The Constantines – Kensington Heights
38. Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele
39. Bound Stems – The Family Afloat
40. Koushik - Out My Window
41.Wavves – self-released cassette
42. Plants and Animals – Parc Avenue
43. Box Elders – Hole In My Head
44. Young Knives – Superabundance
45. Tallest Man on Earth - Shallow Graves
46. White Denim - Workout Holiday
47. The Ruby Suns – Sea Lion
48. Fucked Up - The Chemistry of Common Life
49. Love is All – A Hundred Things Keep Me Up at Night
50 Endless Boogie - Focus Level
51. Parsley Flakes – Dead Living
52. Deerhunter – Microcastle
53. Charlie Haden Family & Friends – Rambling Boy
54. Quiet Village - Silent Movie
55. Allá – Es Tiempo
56. Sloan - Parallel Play
57. Paul Westerberg – 49:00
58. Chad VanGaalen - Soft Airplane
59. Neon Neon – Stainless Style
60. The M's – Real Close Ones
61. Jolie Holland – Living and the Dead
62. Catfish Haven – Devastator
63. Girl Talk - Feed the Animals
64. The Rural Alberta Advantage – Hometowns
65. Boris – Smile
66. Tall Firs – Too Old To Die
67. Dan Friel – Ghost Town
68. Amadou & Mariam - Welcome to Mali
69. Suicide Note - Empty Rooms
70. Ratatat – LP3
71. Torche – Meanderthal
72. Joan Of Arc – Boo Human
73. The Week That Was
74. Hayden - In Field and Town
75. Shugo Tokumaru – Exit
76. Oxford Collapse - Bits
77. Fuck Buttons - Street Horrsing
78. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
79. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
80. Times New Viking – Rip It Off
81. Hot Chip - Made in the Dark
82. TV on the Radio - Dear Science
83. Mystery Jets - Twenty One
84. Beck - Modern Guilt
85. The Walkmen - You & Me
86. High Places - High Places
87. Helios – Ceasura
88. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
89. Crooked Fingers – Forfeit / Fortune
90. Calexico - Carried to Dust
91. Hercules and Love Affair
92. Have a Nice Life - Deathconsciousness
93. Paavoharju - Laulu Laakson Kukista
94. Titus Andronicus – The Airing of Grievances
95. The Futureheads - This Is Not the World
96. She & Him - Volume One
97. Mudhoney - The Lucky Ones
98. Metallica - Death Magnetic
99. REM – Accelerate
100. Mercury Rev – Snowflake Midnight
101. Guns and Roses – Chinese Democracy

What's your top albums of 2008? Feel free to leave a comment whether you agree or disagree?

-Baroke Randy
currently listening to the citizens of chicago screaming their lungs out because the Bears just won an amazing game!

2 comments:

baroke Daniel said...

I can't even think of 100 albums that came out this year.

Jorge said...

Oso! This is Jorge from Allá, thanks for showing the love!