Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Albums Of The Year 2008

Black Mountain - In The Future
Stoner rock from Canadians Black Mountain which sounded like an instant classic.

Evol Intent - Era Of Diversion
Dark drum and bass with inflections of metal and rap that matched the mood of 2008.

Get The Blessing - All Is Yes
Riff-driven post-jazz stompers from a group with "a pathological hatred of chords".

Kaki King - Dreaming Of Revenge
An other-worldly collection of songs from an impossibly talented guitarist and drummer.

Late Of The Pier - Fantasy Black Channel
The sound of Gary Numan dancing to The Klaxons from Castle Donington's finest.

Neon Neon - Stainless Style
This '80s-tinged, unlikely collaboration based on an even more unlikely theme was a brilliant fusion of styles.

Portishead - Third
Work-shy Bristol-based trip-hoppers Portishead released their third album in 17 years - and it was worth the wait.

Stateless - Stateless
Carefully crafted indie songwriting given a turntablist makeover.

Thrice - The Alchemy Index vols. III and IV: Air & Earth
Completing a quadrology of four EPs, this album had all the elements of a rock classic.

Young Knives - Superabundance
Belton-based band The Young Knives released their most polished and potent arty punk to date in 2008.


  1. just starting to work my way through this. wanted to say thanks because i had never heard of evol intent and it's excellent... not sure if it's best yet, but the first track sounds like the chemical brothers grown up :o)

  2. Yeah it was recommended to me alongside Venetian Snares' Detrimentalist, so you might want to check that out too.


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