Dead Confederate ::: photo by Abbey
Here’s a few of the albums that kept me in espescially good company when I wasn’t listening to my locals. (Also, when it comes to this list, “non-local” includes everything outside of Washington State, including Portland.)
For what it’s worth, the number one and two albums are virtually a tie. I’ve gone back and forth between the two of them interchanging the top spot for the entire month of December. Today’s the day I decided to post and it’s a Dead Confederate Day, tomorrow may be more Bon Iver-y. But I could stand by either as the best of 2008 with conviction.
1. Dead Confederate – Wrecking Ball |myspace| 2. Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago |myspace| 3. The Black Keys – Attack and Release |myspace| 4. Dodos -Visiter |myspace| 5. The Notwist – The Devil, You + Me |myspace| 6. The Raconteurs – Consolers of the Lonely |myspace| 7. Thao with The Get Down, Stay Down – We Brave Bee Stings & All |myspace| 8. The Builders & The Butchers – The Builders & The Butchers |myspace| 9. Starfucker – Starfucker |myspace| 10. Noah and The Whale - Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down |myspace| 11. Ravens & Chimes – Reichenbach Falls |myspace| 12. Land of Talk – Some Are Lakes |myspace| 13. The Shackeltons – The Shackeltons |myspace|
p.s. Just like Josh, my most listened to album of 2008 was The Avett Brother’s Emotionalism.