“Best of 2008” Continues

So here we are with the “best of” guest bloggers week on Slowcoustic with our good German connection – das klienicum!

Blogger “E” from das klienicum, has provided a wealth of information on his top music selections of 2008 and believe it or not, this may be hitting the pages of Slowcoustic prior to being revealed on his own blog!  So I guess you can consider this the advance preview of the Best 50 Albums of 2008 according to das klienicum.

(I have added in some tracks here and there for an idea, but I apologize for not having a track from each!)

**UPDATE** – If you already scanned the post – I have uploaded more tracks for perusal thank to “E” – come on people – there is like 20 tracks here!

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Best Albums of 2008

1.) portishead – third
listenPortishead – “We Carry On (live ATP ’07)”

2.) fleet foxes – s/t

3.) of montreal – skeletal lamping
listenOf Montreal – Id Engager

4.) the magnetic fields – distortion
listenThe Magnetic Fields – The Nun’s Littany

5.) liz durrett – outside our gates
listenLiz Durrett – “Wild As Them”

6.) frontier ruckus – the orion songbook

7.) ida – lovers prayer

8.) evangelista – hello voyager

9.) the lucksmiths – first frost
listenThe Lucksmiths – “Good Light”

10.) mia doi todd – gea
listenMia Doi Todd – Sleepless Night

11.) merz – moi et mon camion

12.) the felice brothers – s/t
listenThe Felice Brothers – Wonderful Life

13.) sam amidon – all is well

14.) shearwater – rook
listenShearwater  – The Snow Leopard

15.) peter broderick – home

16.) mary hampton – my mother’s children
listenMary Hampton – Because You’re Young

17.) j. tillman – vacilando territory blues
listenJ. Tillman – “Steel On Steel”

18.) chad vangaalen – soft airplane

19.) said the shark – silly killings
listenSaid The Shark – magic man

20.) beatbeat whisper – wonder continental

21.) talkdemonic – eyes at half mast
listenTalkdemonic – Duality of Deathening

22.) nalle – the sirens wave
listenNalle – “Alice’s Ladder”

23.) headless heroes – the silence of love

24.) wild beasts – limbo, panto

25.) bodies of water – a certain feeling
listenBodies of Water – “Gold, Tan, Peach and Grey”

26.) rose kemp – unholy majesty

27.) plants and animals – parc avenue

28.) lau nau – nukkuu
listenLau Nau – “Lue Kartalta”

29.) alina simone – everyone is crying out to me, beware

30.) the dodos – visiter

31.) robert forster – the evangelist

32.) cat power – jukebox

33.) matt bauer – the island moves in the storm

34.) essie jain – the inbetween

35.) billy bragg – mr love & justice

36.) joanne robertson – the lighter
listenJoanne Robertson – “Dragg”

37.) malcolm middleton – sleight of heart

38.) scott matthew – s/t
listenScott Matthew – little bird

39.) toumani diabate – the mande variations

40.) johnny flynn – a larum

41.) jayber crow – two short stories

42.) thao nguyen & the get down stay down – we brave bee stings and all

43.) white hinterland – phylactery factory

44.) kaki king – dreaming of revenge
listenKaki King – “Bone Chaos In The Castle”

45.) bowery boy blue – stalk that myth
listenBowery Boy Blue – “Ah, What a Cruel Change”

46.) james yorkston – when the haar rolls in

47.) constantines – kensington heights
listenConstantines – “Hard Feelings”

48.) ignatz – III

49.) vampire weekend – s/t

50.) benjamin wetherill – laura

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There you have it, 50 greats from the last 12 months. There is a lot here, so now you have a shopping list for the new year… Make sure you swing by das klienicum to see the actual post when it goes live there – as there will still be best EPs, best concerts and even top songs!

~Smansmith