MFR's Top Ten Best Records of 2008
Well, to paraphrase the title--albeit the edited form of its full-length quotation--this is it, and that is that. Here are MFR's top ten albums of 2008. You'll find records that expanded and refined previously developed approaches to great success, veteran acts continuing their creative winning streaks, promising debut albums, and groups who redefine genres with a single blow. Take a look at the records we selected, then comment by adding your own. Once again, the top ten:
1) Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight
Download: Frightened Rabbit - "The Modern Leper"
Download: Frightened Rabbit - "Fast Blood"
2) Fucked Up - The Chemistry of Common Life
Download: Fucked Up - "Twice Born"
Download: Fucked Up - "No Epiphany"
3) Deerhunter - Microcastle
Download: Deerhunter - "Nothing Ever Happened"
Download: Deerhunter - "Never Stops"
4) M83 - Saturdays=Youth
Download: M83 - "Kim & Jessie"
Download: M83 - "Graveyard Girl"
5) Fuck Buttons Street Horrrsing
Download: Fuck Buttons - "Sweet Love For Planet Earth"
6) Deerhoof - Offend Maggie
Download: Deerhoof - "Offend Maggie"
Download: Deerhoof - "The Tears of Music and Love"
7) Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
Download: Fleet Foxes - "White Winter Hymnal"
Download: Fleet Foxes - "He Doesn't Know Why"
8) Ponytail - Ice Cream Spiritual
Download: Ponytail - "Celebrate The Body Electric (It Came From An Angel)"
9) Mates of State - Re-Arrange Us
Download: Mates of State - "My Only Offer"
10) Marnie Stern - This is it...and That is That
Download: Marnie Stern - "Transformer"
Download: Marnie Stern - "Shea Stadium"
Ian's Top Ten:
Frightened Rabbit - Midnight Organ Fight
Deerhoof - Offend Maggie
Deerhunter - Microcastle
Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
Mates of State - Re-Arranger
Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst
Sloan - Parallel Play
Why? - Alopecia
Copeland - You Are My Sunshine
Jon's Top Ten:
Fucked Up – The Chemistry of Common Life
M83 – Saturdays=Youth
Fuck Buttons – Street Horrrsing
Ponytail – Ice Cream Spiritual
Marnie Stern – This is it…and that is that
Shearwater – Rook
Wale – The Mix-Tape About Nothing
Deerhunter – Microcastle
Seun Kuti and Fela’s Egypt 80 – self-titled
The Dodos – Visiter
High Places – 03/07-09/07
The Walkmen – You and Me
The Raveonettes – Lust Lust Lust
TV on The Radio – Dear Science
The Gaslight Anthem – The ’59 Sound
Stay tuned for tomorrow, where we do our local best-of for 2008!