12.30.2008

Best 20 Albums of 2008: #1 Thrice - The Alchemy Index, Vols. III & IV: Air and Earth

So, here are my top 20 albums of 2008. I hope you enjoy them.

20 Beck - Modern Guilt
19 Oxford Collapse - Bits
18 As Tall As Lions - Into the Flood EP
17 Ratatat - LP3
16 Brazilian Girls - New York City
15 Kings of Leon - New York City
14 Fleet Foxes - New York City
13 F@!k Buttons - Street Horrrsing EP
12 Coldplay - Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
11 Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
10 Plants and Animals - Parc Avenue
Recommended Tracks: Bye Bye Bye, A Good Friend, À L'orée Des Bois, Mercy
9 Sigur Ros - Með suð I eyrum við spilum endalaust
Recommended Tracks: Gobbledigook, Inní mér syngur vitleysingur
8 hitide.lotide - The Forest
Recommended Tracks: The Owl, The Tortoise, The Loon, The Hare
7 Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
Recommended Tracks: Flume, Lump Sum, Skinny Love, The Wolves (Act I and II)
6 Death Cab - Narrow Stairs
Recommended Tracks: Long Division, The Ice is Getting Thinner, Talking Bird
5 Girl Talk - Feed the Animals
Recommended Tracks: Play Your Part (Pt. 1), Like This, What's It All About, Shut the Club Down
4 Nada Surf - Lucky
Recommended Tracks: See These Bones, Weightless, Beautiful Beat
3 Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
Recommended Tracks: Kissing the Beehive, Fine Young Cannibals, Language City
2 The Notwist - The Devil, You + Me
Recommended Tracks: The Good Lies, Where in this World, Gloomy Planets

1 Thrice - The Alchemy Index, Vols. III and IV: Air and Earth
Recommended Tracks: Come All You Weary, Song for Milly Michaelson, Child of Dust
Steve, the drummer I work with frequently, talked about Thrice for a long time. I thought they were pop-punk wretchedness. How wrong I was. This band is moving, and you need to know them. Their songs carry a quality with the depth rarely seen in the music world these days. I'll try to let their stuff speak for itself, but this album definitely deserves the top spot this year. Here are a few videos from Thrice.
"Come All You Weary"
http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/k2xkHZuunQjaOHBQao&related=18


"Song for Milly Michaelson" (Fan-made video):
http://www.youtube.com/v/-pXlIlShZA4&hl=en&fs=18

"Child of Dust" (Live)
http://www.youtube.com/v/HTAAO7oF9aI&hl=en&fs=18


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