Monday, December 15, 2008

The 111 Best Albums of 2008 (2006 Redux)

Last chance to get in your best of lists for our annual collection. Things are shaping up really great so far with a four album horse race for #1. I won't tell you who they are...but let's just say it's a "good winter" if things stay "status quo." Watch the "royal family" on the "media" for updates.

I'd love to have all the lists in by the end of this weekend and I'll put out the final list Monday. So...send me your list of the 20 best albums of 2008. If you can't think of 20...just send 10...or 5...or even just 1. It's easy...just place your list in the comment section. Only rule is that the album has to have been released this year.

Until then...

Here are the 111 Best albums of 2006 (as voted on by you):

Thom Yorke – The Eraser (The Eraser)
TV on The Radio – Return To Cookie Mountain
Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am (Fake Tales -Live)
Bob Dylan – Modern Times
The Decembrists – The Crane Wife
Band Of Horses - Everything All the Time
Tool – 10,000 Days
Joanna Newsom – Ys
Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped
Sunset Rubdown - Shut Up I Dreaming
Yo La Tengo - I Am Not Afraid of You
The Hold Steady – Boys and Girls
Beirut - Gulag Orkestar
Built To Spill - You In Reverse
Dixie Chicks – Taking The Long Road
Destroyer - Destroyer's Rubies
M. Ward – Post War
Be Good Tanyas – Hello Love
Sufjan Stevens - The Avalanche
The Strokes – First Impressions of Earth
The Knife - Silent Shout
Regina Spektor - Begin To Hope
The Raconteurs – Broken Boy Soldiers
Josh Ritter – The Animal Years
Cat Power – The Greatest
Girl Talk – Night Ripper
Cursive – Happy Hollow
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium
Beck – The Information
My Chemical Romance – The Black Parade
She Wants Revenge – She Wants Revenge
Johnny Cash – American V
Tom Waits – Orphans
Grizzly Bear - Yellow House
Neko Case – Fox Confessor Brings The Flood
Pearl Jam - Pearl Jam
The Liars – Drum’s Not Dead
The Beatles – Love
The Flaming Lips - At War With The Mystics
The Killers – Sam’s Town
Asobi Seksu – Citrus
Swan Lake - Beast Moans
Gnarls Barkley – St. Elsewhere
Jenny Lewis & Watson – Rabbit Fur Coat
Bonnie Prince Billy – The Letting Go
Cold War Kids - Robbers And Cowards
Twilight Singers - Powder Burns
Lucero – Rebels, Rogues, and Sworn Brothers
The Mountain Goats - Get Lonely
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones
Ghostface Killah – Fishscale
Final Fantasy – He Poos Clouds
Lupe Fiasco – Food & Liquor
Wolfmother – Wolfmother
Islands - Return To The Sea
Drive By Truckers – A Blessing and A Curse
Keane – Under The Iron Sea
The Mars Volta – Amputechture
Sean Lennon - Friendly Fire
Muse - Black Holes And Revelations
Tapes n Tapes - The Loon
Camera Obscura – Let’s Get Out of This Country
The Format – Dog Problems
Hot Chip – The Missing
Peter Bjorn And John - Writer's Block
The Thermals - The Body, The Blood, The Machine
Josh Rouse – Subtitulo
The Futureheads - News and Tributes
Cracker - Greenland
Danielson – Ships
Scott Walker – The Drift
RX Bandits - And the Battle Begun
The Bottle Rockets – Zoysia
Ben Kweller – Ben Kweller
Sparta – Threes
Tokyo Police Club - A Lesson In Crime EP
Lindsey Buckingham – Under The Skin
Starlight Mints – Drownaton
Belle & Sebastian – Life Pursuit
Ben Harper – Both Sides of the Gun
Morrissey – Ringleader of the Torrmentors
Eels – With Strings
Priestess - Priestess
Punchline – 37 Everywhere
Jurassic 5 – Feedback
Iron Maiden - A Matter of Life and Death
Rosewood Thieves - From The Decker House
Damien Rice – 9
The Dears – Gang of Losers
Ray LaMontage – Until The Sun Turns Black
Calexico - Garden Ruin
Califone – Roots and Crowns
Film School – Film School
Snoop Dogg – The Blue Carpet Treatment
Yusuf Islam – An Other Cup
People Under The Stairs – Stepfather
Maritime - We, the Vehicles
Appleseed Cast – Peregrine
The Rapture – Pieces of the People We Love
Mastodon – Blood Mountain
Badly Drawn Boy – Born in the UK
The Black Angels - Passover
Citizen Cope – Every Waking Moment
Maxeen - Hello Echo
Shawn Colvin – These Four Walls
The Zutons – Tired of Hanging Around
Annuals – Be He Me
Peeping Tom – Peeping Tom
We Are Scientists - With Love And Squalor
The Roots – Game Theory
Audioslave – Revelations


elizabeth said...

My fifteen choices:

Aimee Mann – @#%&*! Smilers
Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
The Hold Steady – Stay Positive
The Ting Tings – We Started Nothing
Air Traffic – Fractured Life
The Raconteurs – Consolers Of The Lonely
Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago
Kings of Leon – Only By the Night
Conor Oberst – Conor Oberst
MGMT – Oracular Spectacular
Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
Hot Chip – Made in the Dark
The Decembrists – Always the Bridesmaid
Cloud Cult – Feel Good Ghosts
She and Him – Volume One

Chris said...

Is It too late to do this? Nada surf "lucky", nana grizol "love it, love it", crooked fingers "forfeit/fortune", local h "12 angry months", pavement "brighten the corners" re-release, toadies "no deliverance", the wedding present "el rey", love as laughter "holy", mountain goats "satanic messiah", and even though it came out around 15 years ago archers of loaf "vs. the greatest of all time"

Unknown said...

1.Girl Talk - Feed the Animals
2.Neon Neon - Stainless Style
3.Hot Chip - Made in the Dark
4.The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely
5.Santogold - Santogold
6.Portishead - Third
7.TV on the Radio - Dear Science
8.Late of the Pier - Fantasy Black Channel
9.The Kills - Midnight Boom
10.The Verve - Forth
11.The Duke Spirit - Neptune
12. XX Teens - Welcome to Goon Island
13.Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
14.Squarepusher - Just a Souvenir
15.Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve - Ark 1
16.Mr. Oizo - Lambs Anger
17.Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip - Angles
18.Fucked Up - The Chemistry of Common Life
19.Opeth - Watershed
20.The Presets - Apocalypso