Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Best of 2008 - A Few Last Minute Additions

As is tradition, I got into a number of albums that weren't on my radar until these final weeks of 2008. Here are three great additions to the best of 2008.

Arthur Russell
Love Is Overtaking Me
A truly unique brand of folk music with progressive hints of CAN.

I Couldn't Say It To Your Face
Hey! How Does Everybody Know

Will Sheff from Okkervil River is behind those Antony-like vocals on this strange, majestic release.

The Snow Leopard


Sic Alps
A Long Way Around To A Shortcut
A refreshing new take on distorted garage punk.

Message From The Law
Dr. Bag And The Pomade Nature Giants

Friday, December 12, 2008

Butch Slap's Best Albums of 2008

1. Elbow
The Seldom Seen Kid

Grounds for Divorce

2. Lightspeed Champion
Falling Off The Lavander Bridge

Galaxy of the Lost

3. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Dig!!!Lazarus Dig!!!

We Call Upon The Author

4. TV On The Radio
Dear Science


5. Bon Iver
For Emma, Forever Ago

Skinny Love

6. Spiritualized
Songs in A&E

Borrowed Your Gun

7. Wire
Object 47

Mekon Headman

8. Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
Real Emotional Trash

Cold Son

9. Black Mountain
In the Future

Wild Wind

10. The Magnetic Fields

Drive On, Driver

11. Raveonettes
Lust Lust Lust

Black Satin

12. The Black Keys
Attack & Release

Oceans & Streams

13. The Walkmen
You & Me

Four Provinces

14. Tindersticks
The Hungry Saw

Yesterdays Tomorrows

15. Elvis Costello & The Imposters
American Gangster Time

16. Devotchka
A Mad & Faithful Telling

Along the Way

17. Primal Scream
Beautiful Future

Beautiful Future

18. Damien Jurado
Caught In The Trees

Gillian Was A Horse

19. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Lie Down In The Light

I'll Be Glad

20. The Mountain Goats
Heretic Pride

So Desperate

21. Silver Jews
Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea

San Francisco B.C.

22. Stereolab
Chemical Chords

Three Women

23. Sun Kil Moon

The Light

24. The Kills
Midnight Boom

Tape Song

25. Of Montreal
Skeletal Lamping

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