Monday, December 22, 2008

Favorites of 2008

This year is going to it's end, so let's look back at the year we had. 2008 was a year of great debutalbums and EP's from young (female) singer-songwriters, but also had some awesome follow-ups. As always it was very hard to come up with this list of only 25 albums, but after some intense thinking and searching sessions, this, more or less, gotta be it! I also decided to make a little favorite-EP-year-list, since I've been listening to quite some of those as well.

I would love to see your lists in a comment!



Ane Brun - Changing of the Seasons [MP3] [BUY]
Amy Kuney - Bird's Eye View [MP3] [BUY]
Brooke Waggoner - Heal For The Honey [MP3] [BUY]
Basia Bulat - Oh, My Darling [MP3] [BUY]
Bicycles, The - Oh No It's Love [MP3] [BUY]

Coeur de Pirate - Coeur de Pirate [MP3] [BUY]
Cocoanut Groove - Madeleine Street [MP3] [BUY]
Dawn Kinnard - Courtesy Fall
[MP3] [BUY]
Dark Captain Light Captain - Miracle Kicker [MP3] [BUY]
Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes [MP3] [BUY]

Gregory and the Hawk - Moenie and Kitchi
[MP3] [BUY]
Heidi Happy - Flowers, Birds and Home [MP3] [BUY]
Jill Barber - Chances
[MP3] [BUY]
Jon Foreman - Limbs and Branches [MP3] [BUY]
Kat Flint - Dirty Birds [MP3] [BUY]

Lenka - Lenka
[MP3] [BUY]
Lost in the Trees - All Alone In An Empty House [MP3] [BUY]
Laura Marling - Alas I Cannot Swim
[MP3] [BUY]
Mates of State - Re-Arrange Us
[MP3] [BUY]
My Little Pony - Think Too Much
[MP3] [BUY]

Nik Freitas - Sun Down
[MP3] [BUY]
Sophie Hunger - Monday's Ghost
[MP3] [BUY]
Thom Hell - God, If I Saw Her Now [MP3] [BUY]
Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend [MP3] [BUY]
Welcome Wagon, The - Welcome To The Welcome Wagon [MP3] [BUY]



Alessi's Ark - The Horse EP
Angus and Julia Stone - Hollywood EP
Anaïs Mitchell & Rachel Ries - Country EP
Air France - No Way Down EP
Basia Bulat - In The Night EP

Civalias - You, Me and We EP
Laura Marling - Cross Your Fingers EP
Slow Club - Let’s Fall Back In Love EP
The School - Let It Slip EP
The Narrative - Just Say Yes EP


Have a look at what's coming next year....



Nice lists! The album as also the EP list are packed with indeed noteworthy releases. :)


A refreshing list, almost completely free of the common hype-bands! Merry Christmas!


I love your top album list for 2008, especially your top EP's. I have fallen in love with Civalias. I purchased it on itunes a month ago. You wouldn't happen to have the cover he did for Muse's "Starlight"?


What a list.. I found 12 of your favorite albums are also happen to be my favorites.
Among the albums that are not on your list, I'd pick Sarah Humphreys, Priscilla Ahn, She & Him, and The Ditty Bops.


Excellent choice! Really superb tunes there, all of them. Thanks!


Some great choices in your tops for 2008... and a lovely blog to boot!

Just saw Jill Barber last Friday at the Black Sheep Inn, and posted about it here, in case you're interested:

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