Thursday, January 15, 2009

a.m.p.m.'s favourite albums of 2008

Aside from the obvious quartet of MGMT, Bon Iver, Vampire Weekend and TV on the Radio, here are 10 albums (in no particular order) that knocked my socks off in 2008:

1. Born Ruffians - Red Yellow and Blue
Born Ruffians - Badonkadonkey

2. Why? - Alopecia
Why? - These Few Presidents

3. Titus Andronicus - The Airing of Grievances
Titus Andronicus - Arms Against Atrophy

4. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
Fleet Foxes - Tiger Mountain Peasant Song

5. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
Crystal Castles - Air War

6. Grand Archives - The Grand Archives
Grand Archives - The Crime Window

7. Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight
Frightened Rabbit - Old Old Fashioned

8. Lindstrom - Where You Go I Go Too
Lindstrom - Grand Ideas

9. Chad VanGaalen - Soft Airplane
Chad VanGaalen - Cries of the Dead

10. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
The Hold Steady - Constructive Summer

4 comments:

Jeff said...

I only recently started listening to that Frightened Rabbit disc, but man, what an album. Nice list!

mars said...

I'm bummed that the Frightened album seemed to be missing off a lot of Best of lists, glad you guys put it on yours!

Also, can't wait to see them on the Josh Schwartz/ Alex Patsavas thing (http://www.thewb.com/shows/rockville-ca/). Can't wait to get some good live footage of this band.

Brad said...

yes Andrew! Titus Andronicus are a beast of epic proportions, excellent picks.

bbbykmbrly. said...

born ruffians are my #1.