The Eighteen Albums I Bought in 2008 That Were Made in 2008, Described in Eight Words Each
THE FALL - Imperial Wax Solvent
Give it a rest will you, pal? Jesus.
SCHOOL OF LANGUAGE - Sea From Shore
So you think you’re clever? Well, you are.
LAURA MARLING - Alas I Cannot Swim
Better than fucking Noah and the fucking Whale.
CRYSTAL CASTLES - Crystal Castles
Dirty pervebot Canuck freaks. Bring back National Service.
THE HOLD STEADY - Stay Positive
Their worst record by miles. Still pretty good.
WIRE - Object 47
So practice does make perfect, if rather predictable.
NEON NEON - Stainless Style
Better than a pisstake has any right to be.
DAVID HOLMES - The Holy Pictures
Was promised Taking Tiger Mountain. Got library music.
BLACK MOUNTAIN - In the Future
Amber is the only rock goddess for me.
GUILLEMOTS - Red
This band is so fucking special. This isn’t.
THE SHORTWAVE SET - Replica Sun Machine
Three great singles and some high quality filler.
(Coming to a coffee table near you soon.)
TEGAN AND SARA - The Con
You’re not nineteen forever, so pull yourself together.
FLEET FOXES - Fleet Foxes
People say this is Horlicks. It’s more hemlock.
M83 - Saturdays = Youth
The Mylene Farmer it’s OK to like. Oui!
GOLDFRAPP - Seventh Tree
Haven’t listened to this much, to be honest.
XX TEENS - Welcome to Goon Island
Fall imitators of the year. Has its moments.
TV ON THE RADIO - Dear Science
Tonight, Matthew, I’m going to be… er, everybody.
METRONOMY - Nights Out
This is how pop music should always sound.