it’s going to be hard to rank my top 10-15 albs of 2008 in any reasonable way, because on a personal level, this was a breakout year for sitting at the computer and listening to albs. and that’s saying something, considering what i am and who i do…
still haven’t even heard the new Deerhunter or Hush Arbors or the Bob Dylan bootleg comp.
while i wrestle myself over this, be sure to check in with gabba. and let loose with any remarks you might have to spare in what we call the “comments” section.
at the moment, here’s the names of those who made the albs that I’d have to cite as the heaviest heavies so far: earles + jensen/new year/ilyas ahmed/bob mould/cardinals/grubbs/joan of arc/make believe /walkmen/halstead/fucked up
and then, there’s like another dozen albs just a half-tier below. ‘great year for albs, apparently, considering that my top ten shares nothing (besides mebbe le walkmen) with what i’m seeing from Paste, l’AV, and (best week ever’s making fun of) Rolling Stone…neither does Gabba’s for that matter, saving mebbe the Vampire Weekend, which I also haven’t yet heard (thanks Gabba pour le mixtape).