Sunday, January 4, 2009

2008 - The List Review

Well, 2008 is obviously over, and I, Cardsox, am here to post up my lists for the best of '08 (that I was fortunate enough to listen to). And so, without further ado:

Top Albums:
20. Noah & the Whale - Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down
19. Low vs. Diamond - Low vs. Diamond
18. E For Explosion - Reinvent the Heartbeat
17. Coldplay - Viva La Vida
16. The Republic Tigers - Keep Color
15. The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound
14. Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs
13. Sleeping Cranes - Good Fences
12. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
11. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
10. Sigur Rós - Með Suð Í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust
9. Butch Walker - Sycamore Meadows
8. Nada Surf - Lucky
7. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
6. The Matches - A Band In Hope
5. Astronautalis - Pomegranate
4. Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst
3. Lydia - Illuminate
2. Forgive Durden - Razia's Shadow: A Musical
1. The Airborne Toxic Event - The Airborne Toxic Event

Top Songs:
25. Wolftron - Crystal Skulls
24. The Killers - Human
23. Coldplay - Viva La Vida
22. Noah & the Whale - 5 Years Time
21. Robot Love Story - North By Northwest
20. Deerhunter - Nothing Ever Happened
19. Fleet Foxes - White Water Hymnal
18. The Airborne Toxic Event - Innocence
17. Vampire Weekend - M79
16. Death Cab For Cutie - ...Cath
15. Wild Sweet Orange - Either/Or
14. MGMT - Time To Pretend
13. Butch Walker - Ships In a Bottle
12. Nada Surf - See These Bones
11. Forgive Durden - Life Is Looking Up
10. Alkaline Trio - Help Me
9. Lydia - Hospital
8. E For Explosion - Paper Flowers Never Die
7. Conor Oberst - Cape Canaveral
6. The Matches - Wake the Sun
5. Sigur Ros - Fljotavik
4. Sleeping Cranes - You Come Too
3. The Airborne Toxic Event - Wishing Well
2. Bon Iver - re: stacks
1. The Airborne Toxic Event - Sometime Around Midnight


Anonymous said...

Yay for indie rock homerism!

Mac said...

Oh, and another thing, you couldnt of gone more in depth on the material?

Robert Langellier said...

How many people would honestly read those, Mac? Most people who read this wouldn't recognize practically any of these. They won't care. I felt kind of stupid even posting the list at all.

Chrono said...

I'm surprised to see Coldplay so low. I thought you really liked Viva la Vida.

RKor said...

No offense guys but this list is extremely skewed. If you would have put like best rock songs or indie songs that would be fine but you just said songs of 2008. This list is quite biased. There is no Rap or R&B.


Robert Langellier said...

True. I never said they were the best songs released in '08 though. I said they were the best that I listened to. 2008 was a huge year for me for exploring the indie world. I never really hit a time where I extensively dug into genres like rap or R&B.