Favorite Music of 2008

A Listmania! list by Christopher Kornmann
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Dear Science
1.  Dear Science by TV on the Radio
The list author says:
  "The music grabs you on the opening track and doesn’t let up, as the songs flow nicely into each other. Each one has a distinct sound, that while listening to the album you tend to ask yourself, “is this the same band?” Diversity at it’s finest."
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Attack and Release
2.  Attack and Release by The Black Keys
The list author says:
  "On their sixth release, the duo get some help from Danger Mouse who spices things up but leaves their original sound intact. The loops and beats only add to their style of the blues that they’re playing."
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Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
3.  Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! by Nick Cave
The list author says:
  "Back and better than ever, this album sounds like classic Nick Cave. It combines all the elements that you’d come to expect: Religious overtones, dramatic arrangements and a wide range of melodies that only they can deliver."
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Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
4.  Everything That Happens Will Happen Today by David Byrne
The list author says:
  "Reunited and it feels so good. This album combines the musical genius of two true artists with surprisingly mainstream effects, that still seem a little offbeat."
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Seventh Tree
5.  Seventh Tree by Goldfrapp
The list author says:
  "While much more mellow that previous efforts, this British duo has gotten in touch with their softer side and the results are gorgeous."
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Vampire Weekend
6.  Vampire Weekend by Vampire Weekend
The list author says:
  "The little band that could. Amidst all the hype these Brooklyn boys delivered. Fun, catchy and hard to resist."
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Vagabonds
7.  Vagabonds by Gary Louris
The list author says:
  "The ex-Jayhawk goes solo for the first time in his career. He doesn’t stray far from the formula that made that band so great: His melodic voice singing over roots rock music is just another step in the right direction."
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Funhouse
8.  Funhouse by P!nk
The list author says:
  "I always love a great break-up song and this one is chock full of them. Pink covers a lot of territory on this album delving into pop, rock, blues and ballads. The common denominator that brings them all together is her raspy voice perfectly suited to deliver the biting lyrics."
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Modern Guilt
9.  Modern Guilt by Beck
The list author says:
  "An excellent collaboration with Danger Mouse who co-produced the album with Beck. This album clocks in at just over 33 minutes, but while it’s short, it’s also sweet."
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Gossip in the Grain
10.  Gossip in the Grain by Ray LaMontagne
The list author says:
  "On his third release, Ray is trying his best to be a little more upbeat. While this is a welcome change, the songs that stand out the most as still the quieter ones."
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Fleet Foxes
11.  Fleet Foxes by Fleet Foxes
The list author says:
  "Taking cues from Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Shins and My Morning Jacket, these guys seem to borrow from all the right sources. The album is filled with haunting three part harmonies with dramatic effect."
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Only by the Night
12.  Only by the Night by Kings of Leon
The list author says:
  "These guys seem to be taking lessons from Radiohead...exploring their experimental side but still managing to rock."
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@#%&*! Smilers
13.  @#%&*! Smilers by Aimee Mann
The list author says:
  "While I wasn’t crazy about her last release, this one includes some great songs which evoke the songs from the Magnolia soundtrack. A nice return to form."
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Oracular Spectacular
14.  Oracular Spectacular by MGMT
The list author says:
  "This Brooklyn duo captured a lot on their first release: Some funk-filled psychedelic experimentation."
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Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust
15.  Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust by Sigur Rós
The list author says:
  "The Icelandic lads further their signature sound by mixing things up a bit by adding horns and singing one of the songs in English."
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Lay It Down
16.  Lay It Down by Al Green
The list author says:
  "(TIE) From the start of this record it sounds like you’re listening to classic Al Green circa 1971. A fine album that brings you back to a much simpler time."
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Consolers of the Lonely
17.  Consolers of the Lonely by The Raconteurs
The list author says:
  "(TIE)  Jack White & the boys offer some good old rock and roll, but with enough of a twist to make it sound fresh."
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The Stand Ins
18.  The Stand Ins by Okkervil River
The list author says:
  "This was a year full of indie boy bands. While I sometimes had trouble keeping them all straight, these guys stood out by simply delivering a solid album...that and Will Sheff’s distinct vocals."
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Black Forest (tra la la)
19.  Black Forest (tra la la) by Pale Young Gentlemen
The list author says:
  "This band from Madison, WI sound like they could be from another place and time. Combining instruments like the glockenspiel, flute, French horn and harp with more traditional instruments like guitar, bass, drums, cello and violin, they make a unique sound all their own."
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Hard Candy
20.  Hard Candy by Madonna
The list author says:
  "While not her best, the Queen of Pop offers up a solid set of songs that will get your booty shaking on the dance floor."
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Lucky
21.  Lucky by Nada Surf
The list author says:
  "(TIE) Nada Surf is a band that I’ve heard of for years, but never managed to really listen to. This album changed all that. The combination of rock with a pop flair made for some catchy tunes."
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At Mount Zoomer
22.  At Mount Zoomer by Wolf Parade
The list author says:
  "(TIE) Wolf Parade are a little difficult to pinpoint. They may sound like several different bands from track to track, yet still maintain a cohesive sound."
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