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Re: So Far This Year - LP Version (Vol 2008!)
« Reply #45 on: December 31, 2008, 11:21:39 AM »
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I'm still waiting for someone to mention Cut Copy or Housse De Racket or Ladyhawke or Tame Impala... solid albums from this year.

I mentioned Cut Copy didn't I.... and Tame Impala... I'll wait for the album...

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Re: So Far This Year - LP Version (Vol 2008!)
« Reply #46 on: January 30, 2009, 10:22:09 PM »
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Third - Portishead

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Acid Tongue - Jenny Lewis

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Knowle West Boy - Tricky

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Modern Guilt - Beck

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Volume One - She & Him

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The Slip - Nine Inch Nails

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Rockferry - Duffy

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The Hawk Is Howling - Mogwai

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Jukebox - Cat Power

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Santogold - Santogold
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Re: So Far This Year - LP Version (Vol 2008!)
« Reply #47 on: January 30, 2009, 10:52:16 PM »
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With Christmas cash I finally picked up some of the ones I couldn't spend money on myself:

She & Him = I was really impressed by Zooey's songwriting. I had no idea.

Vampire Weekend = This is a nice album without a dud track. The kind of album that will be on End of the Year list, but not likely to be on (or high) a Decade list. Whether or not they have a similar career arc to The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, Clap Your Hands, etc. (bands who blow up out of nowhere with their debut and seem to fade with each subsequent release) will depend on what they pull off for their follow up.

Jenny's release really seemed to get little notice and I'm really puzzled there as I think it's quite a good album.

of Montreal - I'm not sure why this release seemed so maligned in comparison to Hissing Fauna - simply because instead of tracks having the standard 3 seconds of silence seperating, or was it truly of that much less quality? I think the timing of the record was also bad as quite a bit of other records came at the same time - if I remember TVotR came out then and several others. Skeletal Lamping was a challenging listen and I'm not sure people (myself included) gave it ample time.

Portishead - Third is what I consider the best overall release of the year.

Long way to go for 2009, but it should be interesting if anyone tops Merriweather Post Pavilion for me.

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Re: So Far This Year - LP Version (Vol 2008!)
« Reply #48 on: January 30, 2009, 11:49:17 PM »
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2009 has already started out awesome. Dent May, Timber Timbre, Here We Go Magic, Beirut and of course, Merriweather Post Pavilion, which could very well end up being one of the best albums of the WHOLE decade and a sign of things to come in the 2010's.
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Re: So Far This Year - LP Version (Vol 2008!)
« Reply #49 on: January 31, 2009, 03:48:40 AM »
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Re: So Far This Year - LP Version (Vol 2008!)
« Reply #50 on: April 28, 2009, 01:56:41 AM »
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After much deliberation, here is a list I suspect may change post-Pitchfork as usual, but feels solid for now.  Quite a dancy year.

10 ) MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

9 ) Vivian Girls - Self Titled

8 ) Monkey - Journey To The West

7 ) Girl Talk - Feed the Animals

6 ) Diplo & Santogold - Top Ranking

5 ) Power Pill Fist - Kongmanivong

4 ) Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles

3 ) Mr. Oizo - Lambs Anger

2 ) Black Mountain - In The Future

1 ) Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing

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The Walkmen - You & Me
The Notwist - The Devil, You + Me
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Re: So Far This Year - LP Version (Vol 2008!)
« Reply #51 on: April 28, 2009, 04:07:33 PM »
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After much deliberation, here is a list I suspect may change post-Pitchfork as usual, but feels solid for now. 

Wait what?

What about 2009?
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Re: So Far This Year - LP Version (Vol 2008!)
« Reply #52 on: April 29, 2009, 12:07:12 PM »
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That is to say, if I hear bands that I enjoy who have albums that may have come out in 2008.  Seeing Pitchfork this year, as in the past, will definitely send ripples into my future 2009 list.
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