2008 is enough

by Carson Reynolds

This year was avant-earnestness. Ardently chittering away our stories of parties, sounds, and structures long since derived. The strumming is clicked and sanded down.

Standard Issue:

(1) Lykke Li [Youth Novel]
(2) Sea From Shore [School of Language]
(3) High Places [High Places]
(4) French Kicks [Swimming]
(5) Kleerup [Klerrup]
(6) Los Campesinos! [Hold on Now, Youngster]
(7) No Kids [Come into My House]
(8) Cut Copy [In Ghost Colors]
(9) Gang Gang Dance [St. Dymphna]
(10) Crystal Castles [Crystal Castles]

Honorable Mention:

Flying Lotus [Los Angeles]
Hercules and Love Affair [Hercules and Love Affair]
Atlas Sound [Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel]
Sebastien Tellier [Sexuality]
Why [Alopecia]

Albums that I only really started listening to this year, but came out sometime before then:

James Murphy and Pat Mahoney [Fabriclive 36]
Jens Lekman [Night Falls Over Kortedala]
Various [Nigeria 70]
Beach House [Devotion]
MGMT [Ocular Spectacular]