A.V. Club's Best Music of 2008

A.V. Club's Best Music of 2008

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30. Beach House - Devotion

February 26, 2008
Critic Score
74
17 reviews

28. Girl Talk - Feed The Animals

November 11, 2008
Critic Score
76
13 reviews

25. Flying Lotus - Los Angeles

June 10, 2008
Critic Score
85
12 reviews

23. Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer

June 17, 2008
Critic Score
74
17 reviews

Scaling back the frenetic pace and combustible forcefulness of 2005's Apologies To The Queen Mary, Wolf Parade no longer sounds like a band pushing itself excitedly to the breaking point.

22. The Cool Kids - The Bake Sale

June 10, 2008
Critic Score
75
13 reviews

21. Black Mountain - In The Future

January 21, 2008
Critic Score
79
21 reviews

17. American Music Club - The Golden Age

American Music Club - The Golden Age
February 19, 2008
Critic Score
80
12 reviews

14. Lupe Fiasco - The Cool

Lupe Fiasco - The Cool
December 18, 2007
Critic Score
74
14 reviews

11. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III

June 10, 2008
Critic Score
80
16 reviews

10. Portishead - Third

April 28, 2008
Critic Score
87
25 reviews

Barrow and Utley provide deep spaces for Gibbons' raw emotions to sink into, and nearly every track provides some little sonic goodie midway through as a reward for continued attention after all these years. For once, it's worth the effort.

7. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

January 29, 2008
Critic Score
82
24 reviews

The young band's saving grace is compactness, which not only saves thousands of dollars in kora-player and backup-singer bills, but also keeps things alert and accessible.

5. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

July 8, 2007
Critic Score
84
20 reviews

The album evocatively conjures the loneliness of a long northern winter, placing Vernon's lovely songs in a distant, blurred vacuum of physical and emotional isolation.

3. The Walkmen - You & Me

August 19, 2008
Critic Score
79
19 reviews
Original Source: http://www.avclub.com/article/the-best-music-of-2008-2562
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