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Friday, 5 December 2008

Q magazine's 50 Best Albums of The Year 2008

I'll get stuck straight in to Q's end of year poll, just with the top 20 here:

20. The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound
19. Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree
18. British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
17. Adele - 19
16. Hot Chip - Made In The Dark
15. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
14. Kaiser Chiefs - Off With Their Heads
13. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
12. Keane - Perfect Symmetry
11. Sigur Ros - Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust
10. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig!! Lazarus Dig!!!
9. The Raconteurs - Consolers Of The Lonely
8. Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
7. TV On The Radio - Dear Science
6. Duffy - Rockferry
5. Glasvegas - Glasvegas
4. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
3. Coldplay - Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends
2. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
1. Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night

You can see the full 50 here.

It's a very Q list, which isn't necessarily a bad thing at all. The usual mix of mainstream rock (Keane, Coldplay), newcomers (Adele, Duffy), established acts (Nick Cave, Goldfrapp) and critical darlings (MGMT, TV On The Radio). Which is probably how it should be, and besides I'm not here to say what's right or wrong with this list - that's for you to decide.

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