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Top 25: Portishead, Daedelus, Foals

We were too busy giving thanks this week to write out the usual Top 10, so instead, we've unrolled this list of our favorite albums of the year. Without further ado, we present, in no particular order (besides the fact that titles are alphabetized), the XLR8R staff's quick 'n' dirty 2008 Top 25.

Atlas Sound Let the Blind Lead Those Who See But Cannon Feel kranky

Beach House Devotion Carpark

Brenda Ray Walatta EM

Bun-B Il Trill Rap-a-lot

Daedelus Love to Make Music To Ninja Tune

Dizzee Rascal Maths + English Def Jux

Flying Lotus Los Angeles Warp

Foals Antidotes Sub Pop

Glass Candy Beatbox Italians Do It Better

Jeremy Jay A Place Where We Could Go K

Kelley Polar I need to Hold on While the Sky is Falling Environ

Lindstrøm Where You Go I Go Too Smalltown Supersound

Lone Lemurian Dealmaker

M83 Saturdays = Youth Mute

MGMT Oracular Spectacular Sony

The Notwist The Devil, You + Me Domino

Portishead Third Mercury

Syclops I've Got My Eye on You DFA

Spiritualized Songs in A & E Universal

The Mole High as the Sky Wagon Repair

Throw Me the Statue Moonbeams Secretly Canadian

Tobacco Fucked Up Friends anticon.

Xiu XiuWomen as Lovers Kill Rock Stars

Yelle Pop-Up Carolina

Zomes Zomes Holy Mountain

11 comments Top 25: Portishead, Daedelus, Foals

Elias (not verified) Wrote

Sun, 11/30/2008 - 00:35

where's los angeles?!

Elias (not verified) Wrote

Sun, 11/30/2008 - 00:36

where's los angeles?!

Elias (not verified) Wrote

Sun, 11/30/2008 - 17:48

where's los angeles?!

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 12/03/2008 - 13:33

glass candy + dizzee rascal are 2007.

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 12/03/2008 - 15:23

california

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 12/03/2008 - 21:02

no london zoo? i'm shocked

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 12/10/2008 - 12:56

van she? cut copy? the presets? :(

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 12/15/2008 - 06:08

LA aint all that!! Good top 25......props to Lone!

James - Madison, WI (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 12/23/2008 - 07:58

Love that Tobacco made the list, but no Cut Copy?

Anonymous Synonymous (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 12/23/2008 - 08:00

THAT TOBACCO ALBUM IS DA' BOMB, YO!!!!!

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 12/23/2008 - 10:33

The ‘Best Music’ of 2008 (Part 1)

(1.) TODD RUNDGREN - ARENA
(2.) JEFF BECK - LIVE AT RONNIE SCOTT’S JAZZ CLUB
(3.) STEVE WINWOOD - NINE LIVES
(4.) WALTER BECKER - CIRCUS MONEY
(5.) GUNS N’ ROSES - CHINESE DEMOCRACY
(6.) NADA SURF – LUCKY
(7.) NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS - DIG!!! LAZARUS DIG!!!
(8.) DIDO - SAFE TRIP HOME
(9.) PORTISHEAD - THIRD
(10.)BUDDY GUY - SKIN DEEP

* (BONUS) DAVID BOWIE - LIVE IN SANTA MONICA 72

** BONUS (BEST CHRISTMAS CD 08) KARL MORASKI - WHAT IS CHRISTMAS? – This exceptional Christmas cd can be purchased at

http://www.karlssongs.net

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