Monday, 8 December 2008

Best of 2008: Albums Part 1

Here’s a list of the albums that we’ve been enjoing this year at KPL. They’re not the best albums from the year – that list is to follow. However, all of these albums are rather darn ace. It’s the Honourable Mentions, if you like. Alphabetical order obviously.

The Automatic –
This Is A Fix
Blitzen Trapper –
Bromheads Jacket –
On The Brain
Correcto –
Duels –
The Barbarians Move In
Feeder –
Silent Cry
Hot Club de Paris –
Live At Dead Lake
The Hot Puppies –
Blue Hands
Kaizers Orchestra –
Keane –
Perfect Symmetry
The Killers –
Day & Age
Kings Of Leon –
Only By The Night
The Last Shadow Puppets –
The Age Of The Understatement
Late Of The Pier –
Fantasy Black Channel
Leon Jean Marie –
Bent Out Of Shape
Midnight Juggernauts –
Mystery Jets –
Twenty One
Noah And The Whale -
Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down
Ra Ra Riot –
The Rhumb Line
Sons & Daughters –
This Gift
The Subways –
All Or Nothing
We Are Scientists –
Brain Thrust Mastery
The Yell –
Down With The Yell

And as a bonus here's a list of the best non-studio albums of the year in ascending order

5) Muse -
HAARP: Live at Wembley
Brilliant live album from one of the world's greatest rock bands. There's some tracks left off the CD release, which is a shame and prevents this from being higher on the list.

Moshi Moshi Singles Club: A-Sides
Fantastic compilation, showcasing the many types of pop music that we love here. From the noisy rock of Dananananaykroyd to Kate Nash's first pop forays to Slow Club's twee and even some electronic treats.

3) The Long Blondes -
Dearly departed under unfortunate circumstances. They left us with two great albums and this collection of early material. All of which is essential

2) Ash -
1977 Deluxe Edition
Beautiful re-issue of one of the best albums of the 1990's. Enough unreleased tracks to keep even the most die hard Ash fan happy. It includes the album
1977, mini-album Trailer, two live sets and 23 b-sides etc. That's a whopping 66 songs in total.

Juno OST
A soundtrack to one of our favorite films ever turns out to be one of our favorite CDs. Who'd have thought it.


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