Best Albums of 2008

We are at the dawn of a new year. It is time for “best of” lists. So here is my obligatory favorite albums of 2008. I started thinking about this list a few weeks ago and at first I said to myself  “self, there hasn’t been any great albums this year.” So I decided to listen to all the music I bought and downloaded this year. Thank goodness I decided to listen some of these albums because after a critical listen to these albums I found that there are quite a few that I like enough to place on my list. So here is my list:

10. Elbow – The seldom Seen Kid

9. Ryan Adams & The Cardinals – Cardinology

8. Metallica – Death Magnetic (would have been higher on the list if they would have mixed it better)

7. TV on the Radio – Dear Science

6. Of Montreal – Skeletal Lamping

5. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! (Hated it at first listen, love it now even though it scares the living shit out of me)

4. Beck – Modern Guilt

3. Glasvegas – Glasvegas

2. Portishead – Third

1. Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend  (amazing)

That is it for this year. Happy New Year,