favorite albums of 2008

It’s that time again, time to make an ongoing, editable list of my top CDs of 2008. Here’s a quick breakdown of star ratings and whatnot:

The number of stars (out of 5) represents a couple of things: how much I enjoy the album, how much I listen to it, and how good I feel that it is overall. All of these go into determining the “rating”. If something tanked rating wise, just know that it didn’t click well with me for whatever reason.

Now that the formalities are out of the way, let’s get to the list of the CDs, shall we??

And there we go! Below is my list of my favorite albums of 2008. Be sure to check out the blog, as I wrote an entry for each! Let me know what you think of my picks!

  • 1: City and Colour – Bring Me Your Love
  • 2: Will Young – Let It Go
  • 3: Lady GaGa- The Fame
  • 4: Adele – 19
  • 5: Uh Huh Her – Common Reaction
  • 6: Kings of Leon – Only By The Night
  • 7: Hayden – In Field and Town
  • 8: Leslie Hall – Cewebrity
  • 9: Death Cab For Cutie – Narrow Stairs
  • 10: Owl City – Maybe I’m Dreaming
  • 11: Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
  • 12: Britney Spears – Circus
  • 13: Sia – Some People Have Real Problems
  • 14: The Saturdays – Chasing Lights
  • 15: P!nk – Funhouse
  • 16: Infadels – Universe in Reverse
  • 17: Shiny Toy Guns – Season Of Poison
  • 18: Same Difference – Pop
  • 19: The Script – The Script
  • 20: Rachael Yamagata – Elephants… Teeth Sinking In
  • 21: The Weepies – Hideaway
  • 22: Agnes Carlsson – Dance! Love! Pop!
  • 23: The Presets – Apocalypso
  • 24: Ladyhawke – Ladyhawke
  • 25: Joshua Radin – Simple Times
  • 26: Bebo Norman – Bebo Norman
  • 27: Jennifer Hudson – Jennifer Hudson
  • 28: Portishead – Third
  • 29: Goldfrapp – Seventh Tree
  • 30: Wild Sweet Orange – We Have Cause To Be Uneasy
  • 31: The Ting Tings – We Started Nothing

The Rest:

  • Sara Bareilles – Between the Lines: Live at the Fillmore
  • The Cardigans – Best Of
  • Robyn – Robyn
  • Dave Barnes – Me, You, and The World
  • The Decemberists – Always the Bridesmaid: A Singles Series Vol. 1 EP
  • Kaiser Chiefs – Off With Their Heads
  • M83 – Saturdays = Youth
  • Jesse McCartney – Departure
  • Brian McFadden – Set In Stone
  • My Favorite Highway – How To Call A Bluff
  • She & Him – Vol. 1
  • Aqualung – Words and Music
  • B-52s – Funplex
  • Jay Brannan – goddamned
  • Mariah Carey – E=MC2
  • Coldplay – Viva La Vida
  • Danity Kane – Welcome to the Dollhouse
  • Ladytron – Velocifero
  • Cyndi Lauper – Bring Ya To the Brink
  • Lykke Li – Youth Novels
  • Pussycat Dolls – Doll Domination
  • Beth Rowley – Little Dreamer
  • The Stills – Oceans Will Rise
  • Weezer – Self Titled (The Red Album)

2 comments for “favorite albums of 2008

  1. donnjmck
    December 5, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    I thought I saw you post that you liked Alanis Morrisette’s new CD – am I mistaken? It’s one of my favs for 2008.

  2. December 17, 2008 at 8:47 am

    Interesting list. There were names I wasn’t familiar with and happy to be introduced to: Owl City sound like a nice tradeoff between Death Cab and Postal Service (and aren’t they basically the same?). Also, Uh Huh Her and The Ting Tings.
    A bunch on the list I think are disappointing follow up CD’s, i.e. (again) Death Cab For Cutie, Coldplay, Kaiser Chiefs.
    A more mature list would have included a broader range of music, like Boz Scaggs’ Speak Low, etc.
    Thanks for the new names.

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