No time now to post in-depth descriptions of each of the 33 (weird number, I know) albums I loved this year. But I’m linking to pieces or blurbs I wrote about many of them, throughout the year. I feel lucky to have gotten to cover so many great records in 2008, for so many fantastic publications.

33. caUSE co-MOTION! – It’s Time!
32. Ladytron – Velocifero
31. No Age – Nouns
30. Sic Alps – U.S. EZ
29. Atlas Sound – Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel
28. Jay Reatard – Singles ’06-’07
27. Department of Eagles – In Ear Park
26. Fuck Buttons – Street Horrrsing
25. Zazen Boys – Zazen Boys 4
24. High Places – 03/07-09/07
23. Thank You – Terrible Two
22. Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band – 13 Blues for Thirteen Moons
21. Spiritualized – Songs in A&E
20. Why? – Alopecia
19. Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez – Why Is Bear Billowing?
18. Parts & Labor – Receivers
17. Abe Vigoda – Skeleton
16. Fucked Up – The Chemistry of Common Life
15. Beach House – Devotion
14. Xiu Xiu – Women as Lovers
13. The Magnetic Fields – Distortion
12. Gang Gang Dance – St. Dymphna
11. Mt. Eerie – Dawn
10. Blood on the Wall – Liferz
09. The Mountain Goats – Heretic Pride
08. Matmos – Supreme Balloon
07. Deerhunter – Microcastle
06. Marnie Stern – This Is It…
05. of Montreal – Skeletal Lamping
04. The Mae Shi – HLLLYH
03. The Music Tapes – Music Tapes for Clouds and Tornadoes
02. Times New Viking – Rip It Off
01. Ponytail – Ice Cream Spiritual

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