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    T.I. - Paper trail
    Kooks - Konk
    Usher - Here I Stand
    Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
    Coldplay - Viva La Vida
    NeYo - Year of the Gentleman
    Oasis - Dig out Your soul
    ACDC - Black Ice

    Plus albums still to come from Kanye West, Akon, Ludacris, The Killers.

    Been a good year I think!
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    (Original post by ocelotrevs)
    Kings of Leon - Only by the Night.
    Agreed. :yep:
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    Really enjoying a few albums at the minute:

    Kings of Leon - Only By The Night
    Razorlight - Slipway Fires
    Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
    Deus - Unbreakable

    Not a new release, but I really liked The Coral's album "Singles Collection"...it came out a couple of months back, good songs
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    (Original post by Naranoc)
    British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
    Really? I was very disappointed with this album, after having such high expectations. I think it goes The Decline of... > Open Season > Do You Like Rock Music?


    Oh yeah, and I'd also like to add to my list:

    Mystery Jets - Twenty One. Just a great indie pop album, from a great band. Not a bad song on there.

    Conor Oberst - Self-titled. Though there's a bit of filler, his songwriting really shines through, and the whole album has a laid-back flowing kind of feel to it. Cape Canaveral and Milk Thistle are two of the best songs of the year as well.

    Scarlett Johansson - Anywhere I Lay My Head. I was really surprised by the quality of this record. Sitek's production is outstanding, and the one original song on there is actually pretty damn good.

    Honourable mention to Cut Copy's latest offering as well.
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    (Original post by Thomm)
    Really? I was very disappointed with this album, after having such high expectations. I think it goes The Decline of... > Open Season > Do You Like Rock Music?
    BSP get my vote as well. "The Decline Of.." is a classic that may never be surpassed but DYLRM is amazing in its own right - give it a few more listens, you'll realise how incredible it is.
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    The Fratellis - Here We Stand

    Possibly the most overlooked album of 2008?
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    (Original post by IanDangerously)
    The Fratellis - Here We Stand

    Possibly the most overlooked album of 2008?
    Ill agree with that just for

    "If you were a shape... what shape would you be?"
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    Adding:

    Portishead - Third
    The Dandy Warhols - ...Earth to the Dandy Warhols...
    Why? - Alopecia
    Constantines - Kensington Heights
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    (Original post by IanDangerously)
    The Fratellis - Here We Stand

    Possibly the most overlooked album of 2008?
    overlooked for the right reasons!
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    (Original post by Cooljack)
    overlooked for the right reasons!
    What?! :eek:

    They really hit one out of the park again with the new album, sure it falls a step below Costello Music but then again in comparison to an album which was perfect nothing is going to look equal.
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    oh well, hopefully theirs still more to come this year.. Final Fantasy's Heartland is still on the books I think (hopefully those EP's were not a substitute, as good as they were). And the Long Lost, really want both of those albums
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    2008 has been a great year! I think that maybe the best albums have been a little harder to find this year but it's still great, heres some of my favourites:

    Aidan Baker & Tim Hecker - Fantasma Parastasie
    Clark - Turning Dragon
    Atlas Sound - Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See but Cannot Feel
    **** Buttons - Street Horrrsing
    Wavves - Wavves
    TV on the Radio - Dear Science
    Lindstrøm - Where You Go I Go Too
    Jacaszek - Treny
    Pocahaunted - Peyote Road
    Bruno Pronsato - Why Can’t We Be Like Us
    Vivian Girls - Vivian Girls

    New fennesz album is pretty great after the first couple of listens aswell! Loads of great stuff by bands that have released like 10 albums this year, such as emeralds, natural snow buildings and the like. Looking forward to 2009...
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    These are the ones I've bought this year

    AC/DC - Black Ice
    Viva La Vida - Coldplay
    Only By The Night - Kings of Leon
    Rockferry - Duffy
    Santogold- Santogold
    E= Mc2 - Mariah Carey (yes , really :p: )
    Youth Novels - Lykke Li
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    Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid

    Okkervil River - The Stand-Ins

    The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
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    Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend.

    Champagne Supernova's album of the year (so far) :yes: :proud:
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    TV on the Radio - Dear Science
    Deerhoof - Offend Maggie
    Jay Reatard - Matador Singles
    Elle Milano - Acres Of Dead Space Cadets
    Dan Le Sac vs Scroobious Pip - Angles
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    Zozobra - Bird of Prey
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    Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip - Angles
    Elbow - The seldom seen kid
    Mindless Self Indulgence - IF
    Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
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    Best album of 08 has to be between Elbow (Amazing), Coldplay (Fantastic) or Glasvegas (Epic), plenty of others but there were a few that were a little disappointing like Kings of Leon's or Snow Patrol's new albums, their good but not as good as I had hoped for.
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    There's been a Silver Jews record, what more could you ask for?
 
 
 
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