Best 20 Albums of 2008: #12 Coldplay - Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends

20 Beck - Modern Guilt
Recommended Tracks: Gamma Ray, Modern Guilt,
19 Oxford Collapse - Bits
Recommended Tracks: The Birthday Wars, Young Love Delivers, For The Winter Coats
18 As Tall As Lions - Into the Flood EP
Recommended Tracks: Into the Flood, Blacked Out, Breakers
17 Ratatat - LP3
Recommended Tracks: Falcon Jab, Mi Viejo, Shempi
16 Brazilian Girls - New York City
Recommended Tracks: St. Petersburg, L'interprete, Good Time
15 Kings of Leon - New York City
Recommended Tracks: Use Somebody, Closer, Be Somebody
14 Fleet Foxes - New York City
Recommended Tracks: Tiger Mountain Peasant Song, He Doesn't Know Why, Your Protector
13 F@!k Buttons - Street Horrrsing EP
Recommended Tracks: Sweet Love for Planet Earth, Bright Tomorrow, Colours Move

12 Coldplay - Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Recommended Tracks: Lost?, Violet Hill

When the single, Violet Hill, was first released, I looked up the chords and sang, "...If you love me, why don't you let me know," like a million times. I'm sure Sarah was sick of it long before I was. And then, when we travelled the West Coast this past June, Lost?, was on the radio a lot and the song I kept longing to hear. So, this album is here because:
1) It's a decent Coldplay album, and
2) Those two songs have sentimental attachments to good times.

Here's the video for Lost?:


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