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Albums Of 2008: A Rock-A-Rolla list

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As 2008 slips out of view invariably we are asked to compile numerous, ‘Best Of’ lists. The following is the top 30 non reissue, non cover albums of 2008 with my Rock-A-Rolla magazine head on. Arguements on a postcode please!

1 Grails: ‘Doomsdayers Holiday’

2 Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan: ‘Sunday At Devil Dirt’

3 Johnny Foreigner: ‘Waited Up Until It Was Light’

4 Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: ‘Dig!!! Lazerus, Dig!!!

5 Melvins: ‘Nude With Boots’

6 Rolo Tomassi: ‘Hysterics’

7 TV On The Radio: ‘Dear Science’

8 Buraka Som Sistema: ‘Black Diamond’

9 Fleet Foxes: ‘Fleet Foxes’

10 Shield Your Eyes: ‘Shield Your Eyes’

11 PortisHead: ‘Third’

12 Deerhunter: ‘Microcastle/Weird Era Cont.’

13 Fucked Up: ‘The Chemistry Of Common Life’

14Free Kitten: ‘Inherit’

15 Deerhoof: ‘Offend Maggie’

16 Ladyhawke: ‘Ladyhawke’

17 The Aliens: ‘Luna’

18 Opeth: ‘Watershed’

19 Crystal Castles: ‘Crystal Castles’

20 Shoes And Socks Off: ‘From The Muddy Banks Of Melitzer’

21 Foals: ‘Antidote’

22 Of Montreal: ‘Skeletal Lamping’

23 Fuck Buttons: ‘Street Horrrsing’

24 AC/DC: ‘Black Ice’

25 Mogwai: ‘The Hawk Is Howling’

26 Awesome Color: ‘Electric Aboriginies’

27 James Yorkston: ‘When The Haar Rolls In’

28 Patti Smith & Kevin Shields: ‘The Coral Sea’

29 Thrice: ‘The Alchemy Index – Vol III + IV – Air & Earth’

30 Glissando: ‘With Our Arms Wide Open We March Towards The Burning Sea’

Apologies for some non album specific videos…and apologies to Glissando for whom I could find a video but for whom you can and indeed should find much goodness…HERE!


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  1. Hi,

    you have me confused…
    is this your list or rocka-rollas?

    I was looking for their list but didn’t so far.



    July 21, 2009 at 12:19 am

    • Hi Sven,

      sorry, slight clarification. At the end of the year all the writers have to submit their best of lists. this was mine. the official list contained a lot of these albums and some others. i will track it down and type it up here



      July 21, 2009 at 12:26 am

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