Rollo & Grady // Top 25 Albums Of 2008

Rollo & Grady // Top 25 Albums Of 2008

2008 turned out to be a great year in music. One of the disappointing trends is the death of the album. Purists may disagree, but more and more consumers are buying single tracks from eMusic, iTunes and other digital stores. I’m not saying that albums will not be recorded, but the buying habits will/have change. CD’s will be a novelty in the next 5 to 7 years, similar to vinyl.; that is unless you like buying Britney Spears or The Jonas Brothers at Walmart or Best Buy. The good news is the sound quality of MP3’s will improve with time.

Here are my picks for best albums of 2008 and yes I listened to the entire albums. Please share your thoughts and picks.

25.) The Kills – Midnight Boom
Rollo & Grady // Top 25 Albums Of 2008

Key Tracks: U.R.A. Fever, Cheap And Cheerful, Hook And Line, Black Baloon
(Download Album)

24.) Tyler Ramsey – A Long Dream About Swimming Across the Sea
Rollo & Grady // Top 25 Albums Of 2008

Key Tracks: These Days, Ships, Long Dream
(Download Album)

23.) Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
Rollo & Grady // Top 25 Albums Of 2008

Key Tracks: Quiet Houses, Ragged Wood, Blue Ridge Mountains
(Download Album)

22.) Blitzen Trapper – Furr
Rollo & Grady // Top 25 Albums Of 2008

Key Tracks: Not Your Lover, Gold For Bread, Furr, Stolen Shoes & a Rifle
(Download Album)

21.) The Felice Brothers – The Adventures Of The Felice Brothers, Volume 1
Rollo & Grady // Top 25 Albums Of 2008

Key Tracks: Greatest Show On Earth, Wonderful Life, Ruby Mae, Whiskey In My Whiskey, Murder By Mistletoe
(Download Album)

20.) The Raconteurs – Consolers of the Lonely
Rollo & Grady // Top 25 Albums Of 2008


Key Tracks:
Carolina Drama, Top Yourself, Salute Your Solution, Attention
(Download Album)

19). Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Lie Down In the Light
Rollo & Grady // Top 25 Albums Of 2008

Key Tracks: Easy Does It, So Everyone, For Every Field There’s a Mole, What’s Missing Is
(Download Album)

18.) Dead Confederate – Wrecking Ball
Rollo & Grady // Top 25 Albums Of 2008

Key Tracks: Heavy Petting, Is It A Rose, Start Me Laughing, Goner
(Download Album)

17.) Grouper – Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill
Rollo & Grady // Top 25 Albums Of 2008

Key Tracks: Heavy Water / I’d Rather Be Sleeping, Fishing Bird, Traveling Through a Sea, Come Over
(Download Album)

16.) Horse Feathers – Heathen’s Kiss
Rollo & Grady // Top 25 Albums Of 2008

Key Tracks: Curs in the Weeds, A Burden, Heathen’s Kiss, This Is What
(Download Album)

15.) Deerhoof – Offend Maggie
Rollo & Grady // Top 25 Albums Of 2008

Key Tracks: Offend Maggie, Fresh Born, Family Of MAtters, Chandelier Searchlight, My Purple Past
(Download Album)

14.) Dark Captain Light Captain – Miracle Kicker
Rollo & Grady // Top 25 Albums Of 2008

Key Tracks: Everyone We Know, Circles, Robot Command Centre, Speak
(Download Album)

13.) White Denim – Exposion
Rollo & Grady // Top 25 Albums Of 2008

Key Tracks: Shake Shake Shake, Transparency, Sitting, Hear From Us All, All You Really Have To Do
(Download Album)

12.) Little Joy – Little Joy
Rollo & Grady // Top 25 Albums Of 2008

Key Tracks: Brand New Start, Unattainable, Play The Part, No One’s Better Sake
(Download Album)

11.) King Khan and The Shrines – The Supreme Genius of..
Rollo & Grady // Top 25 Albums Of 2008

Key Tracks: Welfare Bread, Destroyer, Torture, Live Fast Die Strong, Took My Lady To Dinner
(Download Album)

10.) Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid
Rollo & Grady // Top 25 Albums Of 2008

Key Tracks: Grounds For Divorce, One Day Like This, The Bones Of You, Mirrorball, Friends Of Ours
(Download Album)

9.) Beach House – Devotion
Rollo & Grady // Top 25 Albums Of 2008


Key Tracks:
Gila, You Came To Me, Home Again, All The Years, Wedding Bell, D.A.R.L.I.N.G.
(Download Album)

8.) Drive-By Truckers – Brighter Than Creation’s Dark
Rollo & Grady // Top 25 Albums Of 2008

Key Tracks: 3 Dimes Down, Two Daughters And A Beautiful Wife, Daddy Needs A Drink, A Ghost To Most, Perfect Timing
(Download Album)

7.) The Black Keys – Attack And Release
Rollo & Grady // Top 25 Albums Of 2008

Key Tracks: Psychotic Girl, Lies, Things Ain’t Like They Used to Be, I Got Mine, Same Old Thing
(Download Album)

6.) Deerhunter – Microcastle
Rollo & Grady // Top 25 Albums Of 2008

Key Tracks: Little Kids, Cover Me Slowly, Never Stops, Nothing Ever Happened, Agoraphobia
(Download Album)

5.) My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges
Rollo & Grady // Top 25 Albums Of 2008

Key Tracks: Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Part I, Look At You, Evil Urges, Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Part II, Remnants
(Download Album)

4.) MGMT – Oracular Spectacular
Rollo & Grady // Top 25 Albums Of 2008

Key Tracks: Electric Feel, Kids, Weekend Wars, Pieces of What, Of Moons, Birds & Monsters
(Download Album)

3.) Jessica Lea Mayfield – With Blasphemy, So Heartfelt
Rollo & Grady // Top 25 Albums Of 2008

Key Tracks: Kiss Me Again, You’ve Won Me Over, We’ve Never Lied, Call Me, Is This Love?
(Download Album)

2.) Hush Arbors – Hush Arbors
Rollo & Grady // Top 25 Albums Of 2008

Key Tracks: Rue Hollow, The Light, Follow Closely, Bless You, Water II
(Download Album)

1.) TV On The Radio – Dear Science
Rollo & Grady // Top 25 Albums Of 2008

Key Tracks: DLZ, Love Dog, Family Tree, Halfway Home, Crying
(Download Album)



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