The list author says: "This was a surprising year for music. All the big releases such as Counting Crows, REM, Moby and Elvis Costello were really not even in the running to make my top ten. Still, overall, I think it was a better year for music than 2007."
"I know that I'm alone on an island with my love for this album, but that's ok. If we need reminded at how awesome this band is take this into consideration: Even though this album makes my number one for 2008, it's still only my 4th favorite Travis album. Nuff said."
"Icelandic or Hopelandic, as it sometimes referred, either way I don't understand the lyrics. I've never looked up their translations either. I like imagining what they mean. Words fail to describe the beauty of this album. Transcendent, comes to mind."
"Mat Brooke left Band of Horses (last years number 11 pick) and started this nice little band. Minature Birds and Sleepdriving make this album worth the price of admission, but it's not quite enough to make it a top ten... so this one goes to 11."