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I'm trying to collect a comprehensive list of good albums from '08 so I can form an informed list of my fav albums of the year, and to discover some new music. What I know (off the top of my head and from the top 5 thread):

A Forest of Stars- The Corpse of Rebirth

Adele- 19

Alghazanth- Wreath of Thevetat

Amon Amarth- Twilight of the Thunder God

Apathia- Through Depression and Ruins

Ásmegin- Arv

Ayreon- 01011001

Birdflesh- The Farmers' Wrath

Blindead- Autoscopia: Murder in Phazes

Bon Iver- For Emma, Forever Ago

Boris- Smile

Broken Social Scene Presents Brendan Canning- Something for All of Us

The Bug- London Zoo

The Cancer Conspiracy- Omega

Carla Bruni- Comme Si de Rien N'Était

Cat Power- Dark End of the Street

Cat Power- Jukebox

Chumbawamba- The Boybands Have Won

Coldplay- Viva La Vida

Cult of Luna- Eternal Kingdom

Cwill- Trotz Allem

Cynic- Traced in Air

Dan le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip- Angles

Darkspace- III

Deadlock- Manifesto

Death Cab for Cutie- Narrow Stairs

Deathspell Omega- Veritas Diaboli Manet in Aeternum: Chaining the Katechon

Den Saakaldte- Øl, Mørke og Depresjon

Dir en Grey- UROBOROS

Dismember- Dismember

Doom:VS- Dead Words Speak

East of the Wall- Farmer's Almanac

Eluveitie- Slania

Equilibrium- Sagas

Enslaved- Vertebrae

Esoteric- The Maniacal Vale

The Evpatoria Report- Maar

Falconer- Among Beggars and Thieves

Feist- I Feel It All Single

Fleet Foxes- Fleet Foxes

Foals- Antidotes

Gama Bomb- Citizen Brain

Gang Gang Dance- Saint Dymphna

Genghis Tron- Board Up the House

Girl Talk- Feed the Animals

Gnarles Barkley- The Odd Couple

God is an Astronaut- God is an Astronaut

Ida Maria- Fortress Round My Heart

Iced Earth- The Crucible of Man

Ihsahn- angL

Impavida- Eerie Sceneries

In Flames- Sense of Purpose

Irrwisch- Irrwisch (fapfapfap)

Jason Mraz- We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things

Jenny Lewis- Acid Tongue

Judas Priest- Nostrodamus

Karkwa- Le Volume de Vent

Kauan- Tietäjän Laulu

The Killers- Day & Age

Kings of Leon- Only By the Night

Lantlôs- Lantlôs

Leviathan- Massive Conspiracy Against All Life

Lifelover- Konkurs

M83- Saturdays=Youth

Margot & the Nuclear So and So's- Animal!

Margot & the Nuclear So & So's- Daytrotter Sessions EP

Marnie Stern- This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That

The Mars Volta- Bedlam in Goliath

Mason Jennings- In the Ever

Megan Callahan- After the Fire (plugging a friend :whistling: )

Metallica- Death Magnetic

Mgla- Groza

MGMT- Oracular Spectacular

Midori- Hello Everyone. Nice to Meet You. We Are Midori

Mindless Self Indulgence- If

Mirrorthrone- Gangrene

Misery's Omen- Hope Dies

Motörhead- Motörizer

Mouth of the Architect- Quietly

Mount Eerie- Black Wooden Cieling Opening

MUCC- Shion

Murder By Death- Red of Tooth and Claw

My Education- Bad Vibrations

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds- Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!

Nine Inch Nails- Ghosts I-IV

Nine Inch Nails - The Slip

Njiqahdda- Nji. Njiijn. Njiiijn

Nyktalgia- Peisithanatos

of Montreal- Skeletal Lamping

OhGr- Devils in my Details

Opeth- Watershed

Paddy Casey- Addicted to Company, pt. 1

Pain- Cynic Paradise

Peordh- Glaring From Spacious Woods and Mountains of Eternal Frost

Portishead- Third

Q-Tip- The Renaissance

The Racontures- Consolers of the Lonely

Radiohead- In Rainbows

Raventale- Long Passed Days

Red Sparowes- Aphorisms EP

Rotten Sound- Cycles

Scar Symmetry- Holographic Universe

Scouting for Girls- Scouting for Girls

Sgt.- Stylus Fantasticus

She & Him- Volume One

Sig Ar Tyr- Beyond the North Winds

Sigur Rós- Með Suð Í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust

Skepticism- Alloy

Slug's Revenge- Revenge is Never a 4 Letter Word

Star Fucking Hipsters- Until We're Dead

Stephen Malkmus- Real Emotional Trash

Steve Von Till- A Grave is a Grim Horse

Supreme Beings of Leisure- 11i

Taake- Taake

Tankard- Thirst

Testament- The Formation Of Damnation

This Is Past- Alice in Uglyland

Tiamat- Amanethes

Tim Myers- The Good Life EP

Totalselfhatred- Totalselfhatred

Toumani Diabate- The Mande Variations

Toxic Holocaust- An Overdose of Death

TV on the Radio- Dear Science

Tyr- Land

Uncle Outrage- The Chinchilla Album

The Underneath- Moonflower

Unleashed- Hammer Battalion

Vampire Weekend- Vampire Weekend

Venetian Snares- Detrimentalist

Vreid- Milorg

Why?- Alopecia

Wolf Parade- At Mount Zoomer

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Chumbawamba - The Boybands Have Won

Darkspace - III

Equilibrium - Sagas

Gama Bomb - Citizen Brain

Deadlock - Manifesto

Toxic Holocaust - An Overdose of Death

A Forest of Stars - The Corpse of Rebirth

East of the Wall - Farmer's Almanac

God is an Astronaut - S/T

Midori - Hello Everyone. Nice to Meet You. We Are Midori

Sig Ar Tyr - Beyond the North Winds

Tyr - Land

That's all I can think of offhand. I'm 99% sure those are all from this year.

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Birdflesh - The Farmers' Wrath

Kauan - Tietäjän Laulu

My Education - Bad Vibrations

Apathia - Through Depression and Ruins

Alghazanth - Wreath of Thevetat

Ásmegin - Arv

Impavida - Eerie Sceneries

Irrwisch - Irrwisch (fapfapfap)

Leviathan - Massive Conspiracy Against All Life (fapfapfap)

Nyktalgia Peisithanatos

Tankard - Thirst

Vreid - Milorg

Den Saakaldte - Øl, Mørke og Depresjon

Doom:VS - Dead Words Speak

Misery's Omen - Hope Dies

Raventale - Long Passed Days

Skepticism - Alloy

Taake - Taake

TV on the Radio - Dear Science (lol out of place)

There's a lot of BM there, and i'm sure you'd like a bunch of it, Faulty. Check out what you can

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Coldplay-- Viva La Vida/Prospekt's March

Jenny Lewis--Acid Tongue

Girl Talk--Feed the Animals


Kings of Leon--Only By the Night

Jason Mraz--We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things

Gnarles Barkley--The Odd Couple

Fleet Foxes--Fleet Foxes

Vampire Weekend--Vampire Weekend

Paddy Casey--Addicted to Company, pt. 1

Tim Myers--The Good Life EP

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I'm trying to track my listening so I know where I'm at. I figure I could use the thread. Also, added Rotten Sound's new album to the list.

Top album material:

Atmosphere- When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold

Cat Power- Jukebox

Ida Maria- Fortress Round My Heart

Ihsahn- angL

Jenny Lewis- Acid Tongue

Lifelover- Konkurs

Mirrorthrone- Gangrene

Murder By Death- Red of Tooth and Claw

of Montreal- Skeletal Lamping

She & Him- Volume One

Genghis Tron- Board Up the House

Albums I liked:

Dismember- Dismember

Lantlôs- Lantlôs

Leviathan- Massive Conspiracy Against All Life

Megan Callahan- After the Fire

Slug's Revenge- Revenge is Never a 4 Letter Word

Supreme Beings of Leisure- 11i

Unleashed- Hammer Battalion

Albums I'm undecided about:

Albums I didn't like:

Pain- Cynic Paradise

Portishead- Third

Sigur Rós- Með Suð Í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust

Tiamat- Amanethes

Albums I feel I need to listen to again:

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That's a pretty solid list, though I'd like to submit The Faceless' Planetary Duality. I thought it kicked Akeldama's ass up and down and Akeldama was a decent album. As well as Meshuggah's obZen. Eight string polyrhythmic domination over nine tracks. Can't really think of any others people didn't mention, but I'm also pretty tired and was deprived of new music for the last two months or so. Also I know Meshuggah and The Faceless might not be some people's cup of tea or whatever. :awesome:

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Ya... that Torche album IS fuckin fantastic. I'm not usually into grimy music like that, but I did love it. Their S/T was better though.

I consulted Itunes on my favorite songs of 2008 (based on most played). Top 10:

1. Chumbawamba - Word Bomber

2. Chumbawamba - Sing About Love

3. Slug's Revenge - Prison Song

4. Murder by Death - Comin Home

5. Tyr - Brennivin

6. Chumbawamba - Word Can Save Us

7. In Flames - The Mirror's Truth

8. Deadlock - Slaughter's Palace

9. Equilibrium - Blut Im Auge

10. Number 9 - Drop Tap Sequence

A unexpected list to say the least. But it's true... I love the HELL out of those 10 songs.

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