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2008 album reviews
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Artist Album Title (Label) Genre Rat.
Ratings: 10=best rock album ever; 9=masterpiece; 8=buy it now; 7=buy it eventually; 6=buy it if you are a fan
Abe Vigoda Skeleton (PPM) noise-rock 6/10
Academy Is artist Fast Times At Barrington High (Fueled By Ramen) emo-pop 5/10
Acid Mothers Temple Recurring Dream (Important) psych 6/10
Acid Mothers Temple Pink Lady Lemonade (Riot Season) space-rock 4/10
Acid Mothers Temple Journey Into The Cosmic Inferno (Very Friendly) space-rock 6/10
Acid Mothers Temple Glorify Astrological Martyrdom (Important) space-rock 5/10
Acid Mothers Temple Ominous From The Cosmic Inferno (Essence) psych 5/10
Actress Hazyville (Werk Discs) dance 6/10
Ahousen Ahousen (PSF) prog-rock 7/10
Alps III (Type) psych-rock 7/10
American Music Club Golden Age (Merge) country 5/10
Antietam Opus Mixtum (Carrot Top) alt-rock 5/10
Aufgehoben No Process Khora (Holy Mountain) industrial 6/10
Autechre Quarstice (Warp) glitch 5/10
Kevin Ayers The Unfairground (Lo-Max) pop 5/10
Azeda Booth In Flesh Tones (Absolutely Kosher) dream-pop 6/10
Erykah Badu New Amerykah Part One - 4th World War (Motown) soul 7/10
Bauhaus Go Away White (Bauhaus) dark punk 4/10
Beach House Devotion (Carpark) slo-core 6/10
Beat Circus Dreamland (Cuneiform) prog-rock 7/10
Billy Bao Dialectics Of Shit (Parts Unknown) noise-rock 7/10
Black Angels Directions To See A Ghost (Light In The Attic) psych-rock 6/10
Black Keys Attack & Release (Nonesuch) alt-rock 6/10
Black Mountain In the Future (Jagjaguwar) hard-rock 6/10
Black To Comm Fractal Hair Geometry (Dekorder) avantgarde 6/10
Bon Iver For Emma Forever Ago (Jagjaguwar) songwriter 6/10
Richard Bone Sudden Departure (Quirkworks) electronica 6/10
Bonnie Prince Billy Lie Down In The Light (Drag City) songwriter 5/10
Book of Knots Traineater (Anti) noise-rock 6/10
Boris Smile (DIWPhalanx) metal 5/10
Breeders Mountain Battles (4AD) alt-rock 5/10
Brian Jonestown Massacre My Bloody Underground (A) psych-rock 5/10
British Sea Power Do You Like Rock Music (Rough Trade) alt-rock 5/10
The Bug London Zoo (Ninja Tune) dubstep 7/10
Calexico Carried To Dust (Quarterstick) alt-rock 6/10
Nick Cave Dig Lazarus Dig (Mute) songwriter 6/10
Coldplay Viva La Vida (Capitol) pop 5/10
Constantines Kensington Heights (Arts and Crafts) pop 4/10
Elvis Costello Momofuku (Lost Highway) songwriter 5/10
Counting Crows Saturday Nights And Sunday Mornings (Geffen) roots-rock 4/10
Sheryl Crow Detours (A&M) songwriter 5/10
Cut Copy In Ghost Colours (Modular) dance 6/10
Death Cab For Cutie Narrow Stairs (Atlantic) alt-rock 5/10
Deerhunter Microcastle (Kranky) psych-pop 6/10
Dirtbombs We Have You Surrounded (In The Red) garage 5/10
Dodos The Visiter (Frenchkiss) roots-rock 7/10
Drive-by Truckers Brighter Than Creation's Dark (New West) roots-rock 6/10
Earth The Bee Made Honey (Southern Lord) metal 6/10
Elbow The Seldom Seen Kid (Fiction) pop 6/10
Evol Intent Era of Diversion (System) drum'n'bass 7/10
Expo '70 Black Ohms (Beta-Lactam Ring) psych-rock 7/10
Fire On Fire The Orchard (Young Gods) folk 5/10
Firewater The Golden Hour (Bloodshot) alt-rock 5/10
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes (Subpop) pop 7/10
Fuck Buttons Street Horrrsing (ATP) noise-pop 7/10
Fucked Up Chemistry Of Common Life (Matador) hardcore 6/10
Girl Talk Feed the Animals (Illegal Art) dance 6/10
Goldfrapp Seventh Tree (Mute) pop 5/10
Gutter Twins Saturnalia (Subpop) songwriter 6/10
Harvey Milk Life The Best Game in Town (Hydra Head) alt-rock 6/10
Have A Nice Life Deathconsciousness (Enemies List) alt-rock 7/10
Hercules And Love Affair Hercules And Love Affair (DFA) dance 6/10
Zach Hill Astrological Straits (Ipecac) post-rock 6/10
Hjarnidaudi Pain Noise March (Paradigms) post-rock 6/10
Koen Holtkamp Field Rituals (Type) ambient 7/10
Jasper TX Black Sleep (Miasmah) post-rock 7/10
Journey To Ixtlan Journey To Ixtlan (Aurora Borealis) psych-rock 7/10
Lambchop OH (City Slang) country 5/10
KD Lang Watershed (Nonesuch) songwriter 6/10
Last Shadow Puppets The Age Of The Understatement (Domino) pop 6/10
Late Of The Pier Fantasy Black Channel (Parlophone) dance-punk 6/10
Leila Arab Blood, Looms, And Blooms (Warp) downtempo 7/10
Long Blondes Couples (Rough Trade) pop 6/10
M83 Saturdays = Youth (Mute) synth-pop 6/10
Magnetic Field Distortion (Nonesuch) pop 6/10
Maju Maju-5 (Extreme) electronic 6/10
Stephen Malkmus Real Emotional Trash (Matador) songwriter 6/10
Mars Volta The Bedlam In Goliath (Universal) prog-rock 6/10
Mark McGuire Amethyst Waves (Bleeding Panda) instrumental 6/10
Mark McGuire Off In The Distance (Chondritic Sound) instrumental 6/10
Mark McGuire Light Movement (Wagon) instrumental 6/10
Mark McGuire Guitar Meditations (Wagon) instrumental 7/10
Metallica Death Magnetic (Sony) metal 6/10
Matmos Supreme Balloon (Matador) electronics 5/10
Motorpsycho Little Lucid Moments (Rune Grammofon) acid-rock 6/10
Mountain Goats Heretic Pride (4AD) roots-rock 6/10

The Centauri Agent (Vulpiano Records, 2010) includes the 41-minute
Natural Snow Buildings The Dance of the Moon and the Sun (Students Of Decay) droning 7/10
Nine Inch Nails Ghosts I-IV (Halo Twenty Six) industrial 4/10
Nine Inch Nails The Slip (Null) industrial 5/10
Oasis Dig Out Your Soul (Sony) pop 4/10
Okkervil River The Stand Ins (Jagjaguwar) roots-rock 6/10
Old 97's Blame It On Gravity (New West) roots-rock 5/10
Opeth Watershed (Roadrunner) prog-metal 6/10
Robert Owens Night-Time Stories (Compost) deep house 5/10
Portishead's
Third (Mercury) trip-hop 6/10
Primal Scream Beautiful Future (Warner) alt-rock 4/10
Pussygutt She Hid Behind Her Veil (20 Buck Spin) post-rock 7/10
R.E.M. Accelerate (Warner Bros) alt-rock 5/10
Marc Ribot Party Intellectuals (Pi) alt-rock 6/10
DJ Rupture Uproot (Agriculture) mashup 5/10
Helmut Schafer: Noise As A Language (Kwanyin) avantgarde 7/10
Sam Shalabi Eid (Alien8) avant-rock 6/10
She & Him Volume 1 (Merge) songwriter 5/10
Sigur Ros Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust (XL) post-rock 6/10
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum In Glorious Times (The End) prog-rock 6/10
Spiritualized Songs in A&E (Fontana) alt-rock 6/10
Mark Stewart Edit (Crippled Dick) dub-funk 5/10
Sun Kil Moon April (Caldo Verde) alt-rock 6/10
That Handsome Devil A City Dressed in Dynamite (Lgm) retro 6/10
Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra 13 Blues for Thirteen Moons (Constellation) post-rock 5/10
Steve Tickmayer Cold Peace (ReR) prog-rock 6/10
Times New Viking Rip It Off (Matador) garage 6/10
Titus Andronicus The Airing of Grievances (Troubleman Unlimited) punk-rock 6/10
Mia Doi Todd Gea (City Zen) songwriter 6/10
Tricky Knowle West Boy (Domino) trip-hop 4/10
TV On The Radio Dear Science (Interscope) alt-rock 6/10
Valet Naked Acid (Kranky) psych-folk 6/10
Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend (XL) alt-rock 7/10
Vivian Girls Vivian Girls (In The Red) punk 7/10
Wavves Wavves (Fat Possum) psych-pop 7/10
Paul Weller 22 Dreams (Yep Roc) songwriter 6/10
Wild Beasts Limbo Panto (Domino) pop 6/10
Wildbirds & Peacedrums The Snake (Caprice) songwriter 6/10
Wire Object 47 (Pink Flag) alt-rock 5/10
Wolf Parade At Mount Zoomer (Subpop) pop 6/10
Woven Hand Ten Stones (Sounds Familyre) songwriter 6/10
Xiu Xiu Women As Lovers (Kill Rock Stars) post-rock 6/10
Ratings: 10=best album ever; 9=masterpiece; 8=buy it now; 7=buy it eventually; 6=buy it if you are a fan
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