Running The Numbers III: 2008 in Music

Albums released in 2008 that I listened to more than once and still have a non-trivial number of songs in my iTunes library as of today. Best way I can think of to describe what I liked last year without resorting to an arbitrary top ten/whatever list.

  1. Alastair Galbraith – Orb
  2. Antietam – Opus Mixtum
  3. Aterciopelados – Rio
  4. Au Revoir Borealis – Dark Enough For Stars
  5. Auburn Lull – Begin Civil Twilight
  6. Avrocar – Against The Dying Of The Light
  7. The B-52’s – Funplex
  8. Barbara Morgenstern – BM
  9. Bardo Pond – Batholith
  10. Barn Owl – From Our Mouths A Perpetual Light
  11. Beangrowers – Not In A Million Lovers
  12. Belong – Colorloss Record
  13. Belong – Same Places
  14. Benoît Pioulard – Temper
  15. Bitcrush – Epilogue In Waves
  16. The Black Angels – Directions To See A Ghost
  17. The Breeders – Mountain Battles
  18. The Brian Jonestown Massacre – My Bloody Underground
  19. Brightblack Morning Light – Motion To Rejoin
  20. The Broken West – Now Or Heaven
  21. Caesars – Strawberry Weed
  22. Calexico – Carried To Dust
  23. Camille – Music Hole
  24. Caramelitus – El Otro Habitat EP
  25. Cat Power – Jukebox
  26. Celer – Discourses Of The Withered
  27. Cloudland Canyon – Lie In Light
  28. Clue To Kalo – Lily Perdida
  29. Crystal Stilts – Alight Of Night
  30. David Byrne & Brian Eno – Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
  31. David Gilmour – Live In Gdansk
  32. The Declining Winter – Goodbye Minnesota
  33. Duffy – Rockferry
  34. The Duke Spirit – Neptune
  35. Ed Kuepper – Ed Kuepper Live
  36. Ed Kuepper – Ed Kuepper Live Vol. 2
  37. Ed Kuepper – Ed Kuepper Live Vol. 3: The Euroboot Album
  38. The Fall – Imperial Wax Solvent
  39. Fennesz – Black Sea
  40. First Communion Afterparty – Sorry For All The Mondays And To Those Who Can’t Sing
  41. Fuck Buttons – Street Horrrsing
  42. Gas – Nah Und Fern
  43. Grails – Doomsdayer’s Holiday
  44. Grails – Take Refuge In Clean Living
  45. Grouper – Dragging A Dead Dear Up A Hill
  46. Headless Heroes – The Silence Of Love
  47. Helen Boulding – New Red Dress
  48. Hollow Ox – Hollow Ox
  49. Infadels – Universe In Reverse
  50. James Blackshaw – Litany Of Echoes
  51. Jane Birkin – Enfants D’hiver
  52. Jasper TX – Black Sleep
  53. Jasper TX – Closet Ghosts
  54. Jasper TX – This Quiet Season
  55. Je Suis Animal – Self-Taught Magic From A Book
  56. Juliana Hatfield – How To Walk Away
  57. Kontakte – Soundtracks To Lost Road Movies
  58. Ladytron – Velocifero
  59. Lakes Of Russia – Stars Decorate The Fire
  60. Lau Nau – Nukkuu
  61. Lawrence English – Kiri No Oto
  62. Lights Out Asia – Eyes Like Brontide
  63. Lola Dutronic – In Berlin
  64. The Long Blondes – Couples
  65. The Lovetones – Dimensions
  66. M83 – Saturdays = Youth
  67. Native Korean Rock & The Fishnets – Native Korean Rock & The Fishnets
  68. Nicole Atkins – Digs Other People’s Songs
  69. Our Sleepless Forest – Our Sleepless Forest
  70. Piano Magic – Dark Horses EP
  71. Portishead – Third
  72. The Postmarks – By The Numbers
  73. The Quarter After – Changes Near
  74. Quiet Village – Silent Movie
  75. R.E.M. – Accelerate
  76. The Raveonettes – Sometimes They Drop By
  77. The Raveonettes – Wishing You A Rave Christmas
  78. Red Sparowes – Aphorisms
  79. Sam Phillips – Don’t Do Anything
  80. School Of Seven Bells – Alpinisms
  81. Scott Tuma – Not For Nobody
  82. Secret Machines – Secret Machines
  83. The Shortwave Set – Replica Sun Machine
  84. Sophie Hunger – Monday’s Ghost
  85. Spectrum Meets Captain Memphis – Indian Giver
  86. Spiritualized – Songs In A&E
  87. Stereolab – Chemical Chords
  88. Steve Kilbey – Painkiller
  89. Suki Ewers – Kind Of Hazy
  90. Thee American Revolution – Buddha Electrostorm
  91. Ulaan Khol – Ulaan Khol I
  92. Ulaan Khol – Ulaan Khol II
  93. The Verve – Forth
  94. Vivian Girls – Vivian Girls
  95. The Walkmen – You & Me
  96. White Hinterland – Luniculaire EP
  97. Windy & Carl – Songs For The Broken Hearted
  98. Windy Weber – I Hate People
  99. Wire – Object 47
  100. Wooden Shjips – Wooden Shjips Vol. 1
  101. Wye Oak – If Children
  102. Yellow6 – When The Leaves Fall Like Snow
  103. Yo La Tengo – They Shoot, We Score

Author: Chris Barrus

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