Best of 2008: A Recap

I just wanted to thank everyone for stopping in and reading for the past month.  It's been fun getting the blog back on its feet, and don't worry- this is not the end of it.  My brother, Matt, who was a contributor in the early stages of the site, will be back on as a contributor.  Today, we'll have two posts: one recapping the best albums of 2008, and another naming my 50 favorite tracks of the year.  Then, to ring in the New Year, a review of Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavillion.  Get excited.

To recap our Top 25 Albums of 2008:

25. Nouns, No Age
24. Seeing Sounds, N*E*R*D
23. Feed the Animals, Girl Talk
22. Gossip in the Grain, Ray LaMontagne
21. Cardinology, Ryan Adams & the Cardinals
20. Tha Carter III, Lil' Wayne
19. The Eventually Home, Right Away, Great Captain!
18. In Ear Park, Department of Eagles
17. The Odd Couple, Gnarls Barkley
16. 808s & Heartbreak, Kanye West
15. Volume One, She & Him
14. Paper Trail, T.I.
13. Elephant Shell, Tokyo Police Club
12. The Stand-Ins, Okkervil River
11. Only By the Night, Kings of Leon
10. Furr, Blitzen Trapper
9. The Rhumb Line, Ra Ra Riot
8. Three Rounds and a Sound, Blind Pilot
7. Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust, Sigur Rós
6. Modern Guilt, Beck
5. Vampire Weekend, Vampire Weekend
4. Narrow Stairs, Death Cab for Cutie
3. Conor Oberst, Conor Oberst
2. You & Me, The Walkmen
1. Censored Colors, Portugal. The Man

Somehow, I completely forgot to include my 5 honorable mention spots, which are awarded to the albums that just missed the countdown.  This year, they are:
-Arm's Way, Islands
-Dear Science, TV on the Radio
-Falling Off the Lavender Bridge, Lightspeed Champion
-Welcome to the Welcome Wagon, The Welcome Wagon
-Visiter, The Dodos

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