Best Album of '08

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  1. Jordan

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    01: Steven Wilson - Insurgentes
    02: God Is An Astronaut - God Is An Astronaut
    03: The Mars Volta - The Bedlam In Goliath
    04: Thrice - The Alchemy Index Vol. III & IV Air & Earth
    05: sleepmakeswaves - In Today Walks Tomorrow
    06: Nine Inch Nails - The Slip
    07: Opeth - Watershed
    08: Cynic - Traced In Air
    09: Sigur Ros - Something Icelandic
    10: Mogwai - The Hawk Is Howling


    Honorable Mentions:

    Sleep Parade - Things Can Always Change
    Cult Of Luna - Eternal Kingdom
    Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts
    Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs
    DragonForce - Ultra Beatdown

    New Albums:

    Russian Circles - Station
    Black Mountain - In The Future
    Of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping

    Steven Wilson has further confirmed that he is indeed god.
     
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  2. Minus

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    And now it's about time I reduce my Top Album list to 10.
    Man this is hard. This will probably change soon. Like, in a few hours.

    //Top Albums
    01::The New Frontiers // Mending
    02::Utada Hikaru // HEART STATION
    03::Nine Inch Nails // The Slip
    04::Artist Vs Poet // Alive Once Again
    05::Young and Divine // Young and Divine
    06::The Cab // Whisper War
    07::Jason Mraz // We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.
    08::InnerPartySystem // InnerPartySystem
    09::she // coloris
    10::We Shot The Moon // Fear and Love

    //Runner-Ups
    11::The Roots // Rising Down
    12::Nas // Untitled
    13::Atmosphere // When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold
    14::Coldplay // Viva La Vida
    15::Shanghai Restoration Project // Story of a City
    16::Nine Inch Nails // Ghosts I-IV
    17::she // chiptek
    18::Artist Vs Poet // Self-Titled EP
    19::Jay Chou // Capricorn
    20::Pendulum // In Silico

    //Top Album Candidates
    Copeland // You Are My Sunshine
    Forgive Durden // Razia's Shadow
    N*E*R*D // Seeing Sounds
    The Myriad // With Arrow, With Poise

    //Honorable Mentions
    Breathe Carolina // It's Classy, Not Classic
    Cinematic Sunrise // A Coloring Storybook and Long-Playing Record
    Death Cab For Cutie // Narrow Stairs
    DJ Muggs and Planet Asia // Pain Language
    E.S. Posthumus - Cartographer †
    Faster Faster // Hopes and Dreams
    Forever The Sickest Kids // Underdog Alma Mater
    Foxboro Hot Tubs // Stop Drop and Roll!!!
    God is an Astronaut // God is an Astronaut
    Gym Class Heroes // The Quilt
    Hammock // Maybe They Will Sing for Us Tomorrow
    Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard // The Dark Knight Soundtrack
    Hit The Lights // Skip School Start Fights
    Jade // Analogic
    Jake Mai // Olivine EP
    Jillian Goldin // Origins
    Keane // Perfect Symmetry
    Lights // Lights EP
    Lenny Kravitz // It Is Time For A Love Revolution
    Lydia // Illuminate
    Murs // Murs For President
    Nada Surf // Lucky
    One Day As A Lion // Self-Titled EP
    Ours // Mercy (Dancing for the Death of an Imaginary Enemy)
    Panic at the Disco // Pretty. Odd. †
    Simple Plan // Simple Plan
    T.I. // Paper Trail
    Thrice // The Alchemy Index Volumes III & IV: Earth and Air †
    Weezer // Red Album
    We're From Japan // Now Breathe
    The White Tie Affair // Walk This Way

    //The Rest
    10 Years // Division
    A Rocket To The Moon // Greetings From...
    The Black Mages // Darkness and Starlight
    Destroy The Runner // I, Lucifer
    Edison Glass // Time Is Fiction
    Gavin Rossdale // WANDERlust
    Gnarls Barkley // The Odd Couple
    Ivoryline // There Came A Lion †
    Jon Foreman // Winter/Spring EP †
    Josephine Collective // We Are The Air
    Kanye West // 808s & Heartbreak
    Mariah Carey // E=MC²
    The Medic Droid // What's Your Medium
    The Mile After // Armada EP
    Nomak // Recalm
    Oceana // The Tide
    PlayRadioPlay! // Texas †
    Portishead // Third
    Ratatat // LP3
    Story of the Year // The Black Swan †
    Tapage // The Institute of Random Events
    Usher // Here I Stand

    bold new entry on list
    previously on top list
    previously off all lists

    //Judging/Queued
    Jedi Mind Tricks // A History of Violence
    John Legend // Evolver
    Down For The Count // Battle Royale EP
    Snow Patrol // A Hundred Million Suns
    Seabird // Til We See The Shore
    The Killers // Day & Age
    Oasis // Dig Out Your Soul
    Monkey // Journey To The West
    Ace Enders // The Secret Wars


    //Currently Awaiting
    she // nights
    Utada Hikaru // 2008 English Album
    All-American Rejects // When the World Comes Down

    //Listening Stats
    10 - Top Albums
    10 - Runner-Ups
    04 - Top Album Candidates
    31 - Honorable Mentions
    22 - The Rest
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    77 - Total Albums Judged
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    09 - Judging/Queued
    03 - Currently Awaiting
     
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  3. Andrea

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    01. Coldplay // Viva La Vida
    02. The Killers // Day & Age
    03. Britney Spears // Circus :)paperbag:)
    04. M83 // Saturdays = Youth
    05. Panic At The Disco // Pretty Odd
    06. Escape the Fate // This War Is Ours
    07. Innerpartysystem // Innerpartysystem
    08. Leona Lewis // Spirit
     
  4. Jordan

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    I should check out that M83 album, i'm not sure how it could possibly be worse than Britney Spears though.
     
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    I only like Britney's music because I like to dance. So that's really why it's up so high. ;)

    M83 is really good. Very different from what I usually listen to though.
     
  6. Jordan

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    I guess that's acceptable :p
     
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    01. Coldplay // Viva La Vida
    02. The Killers // Day & Age
    03. Pink // Funhouse
    04. Britney Spears // Circus
    05. M83 // Saturdays = Youth
    06. Panic At The Disco // Pretty Odd
    07. Innerpartysystem // Innerpartysystem
    08. Leona Lewis // Spirit
    09. Escape the Fate // This War Is Ours
     
  8. barnes80

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    Top 10 (probably won't change for the rest of the year)
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    01: Forgive Durden - Razia's Shadow - A musical
    02: Breathe Carolina - It's Classy, Not Classic
    03: Senses Fail - Life is Not a Waiting Room
    04: Artist Vs Poet - Alive Once Again
    05: Jon Foreman - Limbs & Branches / All his EP's
    06: The Academy Is... - Fast Times at Barrington High
    07: Alesana - Where Myth Fades To Legend
    08: The Killers - Day & Age
    09: Cinematic Sunrise - A Coloring Storybook and a Long Playing Record (Reissue)
    10: Copeland - You Are My Sunshine


    Other Worthwhiles (Not Ordered at all)
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    The Used - Shallow Believer
    Forever The Sickest Kids - Underdog Alma Mater
    Coldplay - Viva La Vida
    Lil Wayne - Tha Carter 3
    Ivoryline - There Came A Lion
    Anthony Green - Avalon
    A Skylit Drive - Wires and the Concept of Breathing
    Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs
    Rise Against - Appeal To Reason
    Story of the Year - Black Swan
    Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
    Weezer - THe Red Album
    3oh!3 - Want
    Shwayze - Shwayze
     
  9. The_Cool_Cow

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    Top 3:

    1) Rivers Cuomo- Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo
    2) The Killers- Day & Age
    3) Coldplay- Viva La Vida
     
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    01. Coldplay // Viva La Vida
    02. The Killers // Day & Age
    03. Pink // Funhouse
    04. Fall Out Boy // Folie A Deux
    05. Panic At The Disco // Pretty Odd
    06. Britney Spears // Circus
    07. M83 // Saturdays = Youth
    08. Innerpartysystem // Innerpartysystem
    09. Leona Lewis // Spirit
    10. Escape the Fate // This War Is Ours
     
  11. Rather Red

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    1. Children 18:3
    2. 3OH!3- Want
    3. Escape the Fate- This War Is Ours
    4. Anberlin- New Surrender
    5. Alesana- Where Myth Fades to Legend
    6. The White Tie Affair- Walk This Way
    7. Flo Rida- Mail on Sunday
    8. Family Force 5- Dance or Die
    9. Hollywood Undead- Swan Songs
    10. The Used- Shallow Believer
    11. Flobots- Fight With Tools
    12. Gym Class Heroes- The Quilt
    13. The Game- LAX
    14. Kanye West- 808s and Heartbreak
    15. A Skylit Drive- Wires and the Concept of Breathing
    16. T.I.- Paper Trail
    17. Panic at the Disco- Pretty. Odd.
    18. Does It Offend You, Yeah?- You Have No Idea What You’re Getting Yourself Into
    19. Classic Crime- The Silver Chord
    20. Machinae Supremacy- Overworld
    21. Coldplay- Viva la Vida
    22. Britney Spears- Circus
    23. Shinedown- The Sound of Madness
    24. Nas
    25. Take the Crown- Relapse React
    26. The Audition- Champion
    27. Lil Wayne- Tha Carter III
    28. Hyper Crush- The Arcade
    29. Tyga- No Introduction
    30. Trapt- Only Through the Pain
    31. Crystal Castles
    32. Punk Goes Crunk
    33. Disturbed- Indestructible
    34. Simple Plan

    Others:
    Foxy Shazam- Introducing
    Bullet For My Valentine- Scream Aim Fire
    The Mars Volta- Bedlam in Goliath
    Protest the Hero- Fortress
    Every Avenue- Shh. Just Go With It
    The Matches- A Band In Hope
    Story Of The Year- The Black Swan
    Forever the Sickest Kids- Underdog Alma Mater
    Mindless Self Indulgence- If
    From First to Last
    Akissforjersey- Victims
    Divided by Friday- Maybe in a Memory
    Kidz in the Hall- The In Crowd
    Weezer- The Red Album
    N.E.R.D.- Seeing Sounds
    Katy Perry- One of the Boys
    Glamour of the Kill
    Tickle Me Pink- Madeline
    Sever Your Ties- Safety in the Sea
    Cinematic Sunrise A Coloring Storybook and Long Playing Record
    Mercy Mercedes- 1.21 Gigawatts EP
    Hit the Lights- Skip School, Start Fights
    Cut Copy- In Ghost Colours
    Sky Eats Airplane
    Scars on Broadway
    There for Tomorrow
    Ashes Divide- Keep Telling Myself It’s Alright
    The Academy Is…- Fast Times at Barrington High
    Shwayze
    Drafonforce- Ultra Beatdown
    The Human Abstract- Whisper War
    A Static Lullaby- Parachutes
    Metallica- Death Magnetic
    All That Remains- Overcome
    Senses Fail- Life is Not a Waiting Room
    Slipknot- All Hope Is Gone
    Before Their Eyes- The Dawn of My Death
    Staind- The Illusion of Progress
    Attack Attack!- Someday Came Suddenly
    Funeral for a Friend- Memory and Humanity
    Rise Against- Appeal to Reason
    Taproot- Our Long Road Home
    William Control- Hate Culture
    Breathe Carolina- It’s Classy, Not Classic
    Innerpartysystem
    The Cab- Whisper War
    Jack’s Mannequin- The Glass Passenger
    Ludacris- Theater of the Mind
    The Killers- Day and Age
    Kings of Leon- Only By The Night
    Good Charlotte- Greatest Remixes
    Guns N Roses- Chinese Democracy
    Kevin Rudolf- In the City
    Framing Hanley- The Moment
    Mudvayne- The New Game
    Bring Me The Horizon- Suicide Season
    Shiny Toy Guns- Season of Poison
    The International Noise Conspiracy- Cross of My Calling
    Akon- Freedom
    Common- Universal Mind Control
    Maroon 5- Call and Response

    Awaiting:
    Fall Out Boy, All American Rejects
     
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    Kevin Ruldolf - In The City
     
  13. El Muerto

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    No offense to anyone, but I don't think anybody really wants to read the lists of all the albums you've ever listened to. I've come to this thread after a long time and I don't really enjoy reading it like before, and that's mainly because of kilometer long posts.

    Anyway... I just came to say that I'm surprised how good Kings Of Leon's album "Only By The Night" is.

    And here's my current list:

    1. Thrice - Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV
    2. Coldplay - Viva La Vida/Prospekt's March
    3. Innerpartysystem - S/T
    4. Nine Inch Nails - The Slip
    5. The Offspring - Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace
    6. Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night
    7. Slipknot- All Hope Is Gone
    8. Panic At The Disco - Pretty. Odd.
     
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    I tend to agree on that. Can we keep it to a top 15-20 or something?
     
  15. Rather Red

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    Well I got a lot of good ideas out of Will and MinusXero's long lists, but I suppose it is getting a bit ridiculous. I'll post a Top 50 at the end of the year and that's it :)
     
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    Top 2

    1.) Slipknot = All Hope is Gone
    2. Metallica = Death Magnetic
     
  17. Christopher

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    Top 20:
    1: The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound
    2: Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs
    3: City And Colour - Bring Me Your Love
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    4: The Mars Volta - The Bedlam In Goliath
    5: Scream Hello! - Everything Is Always Still Happening
    6: Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst
    7: The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age Of The Understatement
    8: Dillinger Four - Civil War
    9: Cancer Bats - Hail Destroyer
    10: Cheap Girls - Bring Me A Drink Home
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    11: The Bronx - III
    12: Black Lungs - Send Flowers
    13: Polar Bear Club - Sometimes Things Just Disappear
    14: The Riot Before - Fists Buried in Pockets
    15: Bloc Party - Intimacy
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    16: Underoath - Lost In The Sound Of Separation
    17: Thrice - The Academy Index Vol. II & III Air and Earth
    18: Anthony Green - Avalon
    19: Forgive Durden - Razia's Shadow
    20: Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes


    Best EP:
    The Gaslight Anthem - Señor and the Queen
    Young Hearts - The Fight
    Tom Gabel - Heart Burns
    Ace Enders and a Million Different People - The Secret Wars
    Dead To Me - Little Brother
     
  18. The_Cool_Cow

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    Anyone else think its time to start up the 09 thread? We usually do that a couple weeks before the end of the year. I'll start one up if you guys are cool with it.
     
  19. Jesse

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    I don't really have a best album of 08. Just some things I've listened to and I'm not going to list them in any particular order either. Here it goes.

    The Killers; Day & Age
    Innerpartysystem; Innerpartysystem
    Coldplay; Coldplay - Viva La Vida and Death and all His Friends
    Nine Inch Nails the slip

    also I know these albums didn't come out in 08 but.. i listened to them this year?

    The shins; Wincing the Night Away, Chutes Too Narrow, and, Oh, Inverted World.
     
  20. Daniel

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    Alright, definitive list. Complete with album covers and fully sick formatting, bro.

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    01. Rolo Tomassi - "Hysterics"

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    02. Gojira - "The Way of All Flesh"

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    03. Trivium - "Shogun"

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    04. Protest the Hero - "Fortress"

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    05. Breathe Carolina - "It's Classy, Not Classic"

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    06. Forever the Sickest Kids - "Underdog Alma Mater"

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    07. The Medic Droid - "What's Your Medium?"

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    08. Bring Me The Horizon - "Suicide Season"

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    09. 3OH!3 - "Want"

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    10. Unearth - "The March"

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    11. Metallica - "Death Magnetic"

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    12. Austrian Death Machine - "Total Brutal"

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    13. Hit the Lights - "Skip School Start Fights"

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    14. Fall Out Boy - "Folie à Deux"

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    15. Escape the Fate - "This War Is Ours"
     
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