12.23.2008

Best 20 Albums of 2008: #6 Death Cab - Narrow Stairs

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
11 Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
Recommended Tracks: Weather to Fly, On a Day Like This, Friends of Ours
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 BirdDeath Cab's Narrow Stairs album is a solid Death Cab album. It's not as groundbreaking as their last two albums (Plans and Transatlanticism), but it's solid. So, it rests at #6. I like the way this album sees Death Cab become more of a band and rock out. Enjoy this in studio video for "Long Division":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bon1C9d-VE0&fs=18

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