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A good friend posted a note on my Facebook wall...
Liked your top 10 albums of the year. Though what did you think of Bon Iver, Deerhunter and Shearwater??? Surprised they were not up there;)...and it reminded me that I hadn't explained my one rule of Top Ten albums... and, in fact, posting on the ol' nanolog - I only list albums I have heard.
I have listened to each and everyone of the 39 albums I listed... and have been moved/inspired/touched/energised by them in some way.
I have subsequently picked up The Ting Tings and Alphabeat... and would have included them somewhere if I had heard them prior to posting.
As such... in the spirit of only rating what I consume... I really want to hear the following:
- You & Me by The Walkmen
- Silent Movie by Quiet Village
- Jim by Jamie Lidell
- Vampire Weekend
- Saint Dympha by Gang Gang Dance
- Blood Bank by Bon Iver
- Microcastle by Deerhunter
- Rook by Shearwater
- Lights & Music by Cut Copy
Please check out Refinery29's Top Twenty of 2008 and check out the MP3s they include to sample the album.
2008 was a great year for music... here's to 2009... where I catch up on 2008, hear new stuff & pick up some classics too.