Albums of the year 2008... in no particular order

A Listmania! list by russell clarke "stipesdoppleganger" (halifax, west yorks)
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For Emma Forever Ago
1.  For Emma Forever Ago by Bon Iver
The list author says:
  ""Someday my pain will mark you". sings Justin Vernon on this remarkable debut. A beautiful album suffused with a tangible depth of experience in every note and lyric."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)

3
2.  3 by Alps
The list author says:
  "A rich brew of psychedelic rock, prog rock , with elements of dub and ambient .The music is vividly cinematic .Just when you think you know what to expect from this something contrary happens"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Home
3.  Home by Peter Broderick
The list author says:
  "Manages the not inconsiderable feat of sounding both world weary and modestly ecstatic all at the same time.Truly hypnotic."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Fleet Foxes
4.  Fleet Foxes by Fleet Foxes
The list author says:
  "Like Crosby Stills & Nash doing The Cocteau Twins......i think.Whatever moniker you want to put on them , these baroque harmonic pop jams gave us one of the most soniferous treats of the year."
£5.99   Used & New from: £0.09
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (214 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Dear Science
5.  Dear Science by TV on the Radio
The list author says:
  "Another year, another  brilliant TVOTR album. A Brighter more pristine sounding album but still unequivocally superb."
£10.38   Used & New from: £1.98
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Keep It Slow
6.  Keep It Slow by Low Motion Disco
The list author says:
  "Truly lovely music billowing out of the speakers like supremely pleasant laidback but jocund mixture of Air, The Orb and Pink Floyd in their more spacy moments. Ace."
£14.34   Used & New from: £4.45
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

The Seldom Seen Kid
7.  The Seldom Seen Kid by elbow
The list author says:
  "Deservedly won the Mercury and hardly constitutes a radical choice but what an album .Cracking songs performed with palpable emotion and verve. Their best yet."
£3.00   Used & New from: £0.34
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (376 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Where You Go I Go Too
8.  Where You Go I Go Too by Lindstrøm
The list author says:
  "Three tracks, 55 minutes of gloriously fluid music.Jean Michel Jarre with the funk gene."
£10.57   Used & New from: £3.93
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Third
9.  Third by Portishead
The list author says:
  "A comeback of quite startling intensity and no little nerve. Where are the scratching  mellow torch songs , the hook in the head tunes? They are not here.Instead Third is brilliantly  uncompromising"
£6.07   Used & New from: £2.97
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Rook
10.  Rook by Shearwater
The list author says:
  "How consistent is this band .Another stone cold classic .Utterly compelling , Wracked tender and powerful...bit like me.Except the powerful ....or the tender."
£11.84   Used & New from: £4.38
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Songs in A&E
11.  Songs in A&E by Spiritualized
The list author says:
  "Alternates between bitterness, despair , defiance , compassion, resignation but always to the strident rhythm of a chock full human heart. A stirring soulful return."
£5.65   Used & New from: £2.04
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Wagonwheel Blues
12.  Wagonwheel Blues by The War on Drugs
The list author says:
  "WagonWheel Blues pulls of a very neat trick of sounding comfortably familiar while surprising at virtually every turn with their  eddying mix of static, crashing rythmns and fuzzy drones."
£9.35   Used & New from: £7.20
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

All We Could Do Was Sing
13.  All We Could Do Was Sing by Port O'Brien
The list author says:
  "Oh boy. The years most unexpected treat. (There is always one) A breathtaking collection of briny folk/pop songs."
£3.50   Used & New from: £1.23
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Peter And The Murder of Crows
14.  Peter And The Murder of Crows by Peter Bruntnell
The list author says:
  "Deeply textured singer /songwriter fare with aching cello,s sibilant percussion, yearning violins and a warm deep burr of a voice. Needs patience but rewards it handsomely ."
£20.46   Used & New from: £6.98
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
15.  Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! by Nick Cave
The list author says:
  "This does,nt need patience, just an ear for superbly performed subterranean deep bass lines, brutal slashes of guitar and stick on bones percussion and great songs. Easy."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

Some Racing Some Stopping
16.  Some Racing Some Stopping by Headlights
The list author says:
  "Overlapping eddies, rampant instrumentation, tunesmithery turned up to ten ...or maybe eleven.A slinky pop wonder."
£13.31   Used & New from: £2.49
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Flight Of The Conchords
17.  Flight Of The Conchords by Flight of the Conchords
The list author says:
  "The years comedy album , though in truth it,s the only one i,ve heard. Genius pastiches of The Pet Shop Boys, Bowie, rap and  modern soul Ohh and Kraftwerk....affirmative."
£17.91   Used & New from: £0.54
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

B/E/a/T/B/O/X
18.  B/E/a/T/B/O/X by Glass Candy
The list author says:
  "Fat squelchy keyboards, skittering melodies, throbbing  4/4 jamborees. Just great fun and incredibly enjoyable ....i almost felt happy for a few minutes.....don,t do it again Beatbox."
£15.85   Used & New from: £6.75
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

the evangelist
19.  the evangelist by Robert Forster
The list author says:
  "After the death of GW McClennan Forster has written from the heart rather than the head for a change and it rather suits him. A lovely moving elegy"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Out My Window
20.  Out My Window by Koushik
The list author says:
  "A dazzling meld of sounds and textures Musical radiance like the song says "Bright And Shining"- like the sun on the albums cover."
£18.48   Used & New from: £1.43
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Promise
21.  Promise by The Maybes?
The list author says:
  "Contender for the years best straight up pop/rock album. Terrific three minute something carouseling epiphanies of wonderment best delivered with no frills."
£9.97   Used & New from: £3.23
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Lightbulbs
22.  Lightbulbs by Fujiya & Miyagi
The list author says:
  "Its a subtle blend of electronic pop , watered down Krautrock and low key techno with deadpan vocals and is seductively engaging ."
£4.00   Used & New from: £1.64
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

TWELVE WAYS TO COUNT
23.  TWELVE WAYS TO COUNT by The Miserable Rich
The list author says:
  "Late entry.I love these bar room chamber quartet epiphanies of weary dolefullness. "Pisshead" is a strong contender for song of the year."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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A Place To Bury Strangers
24.  A Place To Bury Strangers by Merle Haggard
The list author says:
  "Another late entry .But then soundling like a vox heavy melange of My Bloody Valentine , Loop, The Jesus & Mary Chain with a smidgeon of Big Black they were always in with a shout. Well done sirs.."
£13.27   Used & New from: £12.68
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

A Mad And Faithful Telling
25.  A Mad And Faithful Telling by Devotchka
The list author says:
  "Not a great as "How It Ends" but still an esoteric joy. Now heres how it ends..hope you enjoyed it."
£10.28   Used & New from: £2.71
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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