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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. Jeff Reichert on September 24th, 2009

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