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Kirbie's Updated EOTY List
12/29/08 at 08:04 PM by AP_Punk
Top Albums of 2008

1) The Gaslight Anthem - The 59 Sound
2) Dillinger Four - C I V I L W A R
3) Ninja Gun - Restless Rubes
4) Lemuria - Get Better
5) The Loved Ones - Build and Burn
6) Sigur Ros - Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust
7) The Kills - Midnight Boom
8) The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
9) Chuck Ragan & Austin Lucas - Bristle Ridge
10)Banner Pilot - Resignation Day
11)Two Cow Garage - Speaking in Cursive
12)The Riot Before - Fists Buried in Pockets
13)She & Him - Volume One
14)Shorebirds - It's Gonna Get Ugly
15)Teenage Bottlerocket - Warning Device
16)The Roots - Rising Down
17)Ani DiFranco - Red Letter Year
18)Heathers - Here, Not There
19)Halo Fauna - Durak
20)Jr. Juggernaut - Ghost Poison
21)Ghost Buffalo - The Magician
22)Paint It Black - New Lexicon
23)Off With Their Heads - From the Bottom Up
24)Monikers - Wake Up
25)Good Luck - Into Lake Griffy
26)Canoe - Places
27)Chumbawamba - The Boy Bands Have Won
28)Mike Hale - Broken With No Hope
29)Bridge and Tunnel - East / West
30)Matt Pryor - Confidence Man
31)M83 - Saturdays = Youth
32)Mutyuma - Ilya
33)LaGrecia - On Parallels
34)Atmosphere - When Life Gives You Lemons
35)Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground - self-titled
36)The (International) Noise Conspiracy - Cross of My Calling
37)Conor Oberst - self-titled
38)Able Baker Fox - Voices
39)Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis - Two Men with the Blues
40)No Use For A Name - The Feel Good Album of the Year
41)The Ergs! - Hindsight is 20/20

Something like that. It's been prettty nice watching Gaslight Anthem grow up and it's sweet seeing more people get into. The 59 Sound rocks my ears. Hard. And a new D4 album FINALLY and it totally did not disappoint.
A lot of really good releases came out this year and i feel like there's a lot more i still gotta hear. I think Suburban Home had a really good year. They released some great albums that ended up on my "best of" list. Next year looks just as swell for 'em. I'm stoked.

oh and about The Loved Ones:

Originally Posted by versus_god
Everyone who's into Gaslight but hasn't heard the Loved Ones needs to check them out immediately. Build & Burn was overlooked by far too many this year, an awesome blend of melodic punk and "Americana" rock-n-roll.

Listen to Alexis and check that album out, if you haven't yet.

Honorable Mention

Tim Barry - Manchester
FOB - Folie a Duec
Jack's Mannequin - The Glass Passenger
Thursday/Envy split LP
Adele - 19
The Hush Sound - Goodbye Blues
Hot Water Music - Till the Wheels Fall Off
Charlotte Sometimes - Waves and the Both of Us

Favorite EPs from 2008

1) The Gaslight Anthem - The Senor and the Queen
2) Dead to Me - Little Brother
3)Ben Nichols - Last Pale Light in the West
4)Heart Shaped Hate - Bitch PLz
5) Andrew Jackson Jihad - Only God Can Judge Me
6)Lagwagon - I Think My Older Brother Used to Listen to....

Another Cool Music Site

If You Make It

Saddest Breakup in 08

The Ergs!

Most Anticipated Releases for 2009

Austin Lucas
Two Tongues
Dead To Me full-length
Saves the Day
another Mike Hale solo album (i think)
In The Red - Volume 1.5 and Volume 2
The Takers full length album
(more!) Banner Pilot
Brendan and Chris should release something new, plz (maybe a new Larry Arms album?)
The Loved Ones - EP and full length
whatever million songs and 7" singles Chuck Ragan and Chris Wollard churn out again (new HWM album, plz)
another dozen Matt Canino/Phil Douglas/ex-Latterman bands - RVIVR
some legit recorded material from Blake and Aaron Cometbus' new project
Defiance, Ohio (hopefully)
more Hawks and Doves material
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