Top Albums of 2008 – Honorable Mentions

Posted by Jakub

2008 was a great year for music, so good that an honorable mention section is a must. Before I post my top 10 albums of 2008 here are 3 albums that didn’t make the list that should of if there was room.

#13 Portishead – The Rip


#12 M83 – Couleurs


#11 Deerhunter – Agoraphobia


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Jo says:

December 17, 2008 at 5:32 pm

The Presets – Apocalypso
Sébastien Tellier -Sexuality
Sébastien Grainger – Sébastien Grainger & Les Montagnes
Ladyhawke – Ladyhawke
Van She – V

#1 on my list would be Hercules & Love Affair, such a great album!!

(I know it’s a very hipsterish list but we’re talking 2008 here)

Can’t wait to see your list! :)


Antonio says:

December 17, 2008 at 7:59 pm

I’m a huge fan of Portishead, I think the live Roseland album is one of the best albums every recorded. I do like the Third but I sure miss the old Portishead and considering the state of music today, I’d definitely consider it one of the best albums of the year.


jeff says:

December 17, 2008 at 9:25 pm

in no particular order.
Osborne – Ruling
Cut Copy – in Ghost Colours
Black Dog – Radio Scarecrow
Jamie Lidell – Jim
Hercules and love affair

Something about the new portishead seemed really baren, like the hype surpassed the substance. Im not sure I’m crazy about it.


Jakub says:

December 18, 2008 at 12:56 am

Jason Lenox –

I do read pitchfork and also probably 12-15 other music publications daily, its like up to the minute music neeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwws


greg says:

December 18, 2008 at 12:27 pm

I don’t get how listeners let the likes of Fleet Foxes & Band of Horses totally get away with ripping off My Morning Jacket in such an obvious manner. Does everyone have such a short memory? Does no one value originality? I just don’t get it.

If you’re going to replicate another band’s sound, at least have the courtesy to wait until they’re not around anymore or have moved on to other things.

Oh, and the Portishead album is amazing.

And Antony’s voice gets on my nerves like a motherfucker.