January 2, 2009

Sound on the Sound’s Top 25 Northwest Albums of 2008



  Here it is folks, the end all and be all…our Top 25 Northwest Albums of 2008. While numbers 6 through 25 were highly contentious, there was unanimity as to the Top 5 Northwest Albums of 2008 and their order. There’s no doubt in our minds, that no band deserves the accolades more than The Moondoggies. Their album Don’t Be A Stranger is an instant classic in the vein of Music from Big Pink. We expect 2009 to be even bigger than 2008 for The Moondoggies, and we can’t wait to see what comes next from them, as well as the other great bands that made this years list.

1. The Moondoggies – Don’t Be A Stranger |myspace| 2. J. Tillman – Vacilando Territory Blues |myspace| 3. Wild Orchid Children – S/T EP |myspace| 4. The Dutchess and The Duke – She’s The Dutchess, He’s The Duke |myspace| 5. Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground - S/T LP  |myspace| 6. Fleet Foxes – S/T LP |myspace| 7. See Me River – Time Machine |myspace| 8. Whore Moans – Hello From the Radio Wasteland |myspace| 9. Starfucker – S/T LP |myspace| 10. Jake One – White Van Music |myspace| 11. Blind Pilot  – 3 Rounds and a Sound |myspace| 12. Thee Emergency – SOLID |myspace| 12. Sera Cahoone – Only As The Day Is Long |myspace|  13. Horse Feathers – House with No Home |myspace| 14. The Pica Beats  – Bring Back the Claws |myspace| 15. Throw Me the Statue – Moonbeams |myspace| 16. Das Llamas – Class Wars: K-12 |myspace| 17. The Builders and The Butchers – S/T LP (re-released nationally 7/08) |myspace| 18. Saturday Knights – Mingle |myspace| 19. The New Faces – S/T LP |myspace| 20. Damien Jurado – Caught In Trees |myspace| 21. Bark Hide and Horn – National Road |myspace| 22. Grand Archives – S/T LP |myspace| 23. Hey Marseilles – To Travels & Trunks |myspace| 24. The Hands – S/T LP  |myspace| 25. A Gun That Shoots Knives – Future of Love  |myspace|


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  1. Great list Abby! Check ours at http://tinyurl.com/9h5ovq.

  2. emilee #

    So glad to see Hey Marseilles and Horse Feathers on this list. The way they make folk and instrumentals modern and relatable is incredible.

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