Top 50 Albums of 2008

State Magazine recently published their list of The 50 Top Albums of 2008. It’s a genuinely nice magazine – both in it’s content and it’s design and layout. But for some odd reason, their website only lists the top 25 of this list. Maybe they were too lazy to type the full 50, but I’m not. Here they are below. Some amazing stuff on this list – some of which I was already aware of, some of which I wasn’t but I intend to be …

In alphabetical order:

Adebisi Shank – This is The Album of a Band Called …
Beck – Modern Guilt
Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Go
Butch Walker – Sycamore Meadows
Cadence Weapon – Afterparty Babies
Calexico = Carried to Dust
Cancer Bats – Hail Destroyer
Coldplay – Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends
Cut Copy – In Ghost Colours
Daedelus – Love To Make Music To
David Holmes – The Holy Pictures
Deerhunter – Microcastle
Department of Eagles – In Ear Park
Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid
Erykah Badu – New Amerykah Part One
Fight Like Apes – Mystery of the Golden Medallion
Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
Flying Lotus – Los Angeles
Foals – Antidotes
Friendly Fires – Friendly Fires
Fuck Buttons – Street Horrrsing
Glasvegas – Glasvegas
Guillemots – Red
Ham Sandwich – Carry The Meek
Heathers – Here Not There
Islands – Arm’s Way
Jape – Ritual
Jay Reatard – Metador Singles
Kanye West – 808s & Heartbreak
Kitty, Daisy And Lewis – Kitty, Daisy And Lewis
la Rocca – The Truth
Laura Marling – Alas I Cannot Swim
Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
Lisa Hannigan – Sea Sew
Lykke Li – Youth Novels
Messiah J & The Expert – From The Word Go
Metronomy – Nights Out
MGMT – Oracular Spectacular
Neon Neon – Stainless Style
Nick Cave – Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
One Day International – Blackbird
Parenthetical Girls – Entanglements
Portishead – Third
Santogold – Santogold
Sigur Rós – Meo Suo I Eyrum Vio Spilum Endalaust
The Gaslight Anthem – The ’59 Sound
Times New Viking – Rip it Off
TV On the Radio – Dear Science
Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
Why? – Alopecia
Wild Beasts – Limbo, Panto

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