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Best of 2008

This year brought so much amazing music, there was hardly time to listen to it all, let alone choose favorites. Chances are I’m forgetting plenty. Following is the best music of 2008, in alphabetical order:

Animal Collective – “Water Curses EP” (Domino)
Atlas Sound – “Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel” (Kranky)
Au – “Verbs” (Aagoo Records)
Beach House – “Devotion” (Carpark)
Belong – “Same Places (Slow Version)” (Table Of The Elements)
Tomoyoshi Date – “Human Being” (Flyrec)
Deerhunter – “Microcastle / Weird Era Cont.” (Kranky/4AD)
Kevin Drumm – “Imperial Distortion” (Hospital)
Lawrence English – “Kiri No Oto” (Touch)
Fennesz – “Black Sea” (Touch)
Fleet Foxes – “Sun Giant EP/Fleet Foxes” (Sub Pop)
Grouper – “Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill” (Type)
Chihei Hatakeyama “Dedication” (Magic Book)
Hatchback – “Colors of the Sun” (Lo Recordings)
Steve Hauschildt – “The Summit” (Gneiss Things)
Reiko Kudo – “Licking Up Dust” (Hyotan Records)
Stephan Mathieu – “Radioland” (Die Schachtel)
Oneohtrix Point Never – “A Pact Between Strangers” (Gneiss Things)
Arthur Russell – “Love Is Overtaking Me” (Audika Records)
Tujiko Noriko, Lawrence English & John Chantler – “U” (ROOM40)
Twin Sister Moon – “The Snowbringer Cult” (Students of Decay)
Windsurf – “Coastlines” (Internasjonal)
V/A – “The Jewelled Antler Library” (Porter)

  1. Derek Godat on December 27th, 2008

    Derek Godat (Ultra Hard Gel)

    Soundtrack 2008 –

    Strawberry Path “When The Raven Has Come to the Earth”
    David Crosby “If Only I Could Remember My Name”
    Grouper “Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill”
    Aidan Baker “Green & Cold”
    Alcest “Souvenirs D’un Autre Monde”
    Minipop “A New Hope”
    Stars “In Our Bedroom After The War”
    Landing “Circuit / Centrefuge / Fade In Fade Out”
    Tears Run Rings “A Question And An Answer / Always Sometimes Seldom Never”
    Machinefabriek & Riftmusic “Machinefabriek & Riftmusic”
    Alastair Galbraith “Mirrorwork”
    Sprills Of Ore “Interstellar”
    Mia Doi Todd “GEA”
    Cyann & Ben “Sweet Beliefs”
    Christina Carter “Lace Heart / Texas Blues Working”
    Jimi Hendrix “Electric Ladyland / Message From Nine to the Universe”
    Dariush Talai “Musique Traditionnelle / Concert D’Utrecht”

  2. Jeff Reichert on September 24th, 2009

    Some strange mus’zak…No suprise here….J.