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1. Air Waves – EP
2. Dominant Legs – Ryan Lynchs Album EP
3. Animal Collective – Fall Be Kind EP
4. Suckers – Suckers EP
5. Memory Cassette – Rewind While Sleepy EP
6. Delorean – Aryton Senna EP
7. Sleigh Bells – Demo
8. Small Black – Small Black EP
9. Rainbow Arabia – Kabukimono EP
10. CFCF – Panesian Nights EP

11. Salem – Water EP
12. The Drums – EP
13. VEGA – Well Known Pleasures EP
14. Class Actress – Journal Of Ardency EP
15. Real Estate – Reality EP
16. Pearl Harbor – Something About the Chaparrals EP
17. Best Coast – Demos II / Where the Boys Are EP
18. Tanlines – Demo
19. Felix Cartal – Skeleton EP
20. The Girls At Dawn – Demo

21. Young Coyotes – Basement EP
22. The Bitters – Wooden Glove 12’’
23. Norse Horse – Demo
24. Deradoorian – Mind Raft EP
25. Toro y Moi – demos / Left Alone at Night EP
26. Washed Out – Life Of Leisure EP
27. Cast Spells – Bright Works and Baton EP
28. Netherfriends – Calling You Out EP
29. Forest Swords – Fjree Feather EP
30. The Mayfair Set – Young One EP

31. Dead Mellotron – Ghost Light Constellation EP
32. Feadz – People, Numbers, Money, Business EP
33. Dinosaur Pile Up – Best EP In The World EP
34. Banjo or Freakout – Upside Down EP
35. Dum Dum Girls – Self Titled EP / Captured Tracks 12’’
36. Fluffy Lumbers – The Police Cruisers EP
37. Moon Duo – Killing Time / Love On the Sea EP
38. Gentle Friendly – Night Tapes EP
39. Girls – Live at KDHX / Life in San Francisco 7”
40. Mesita – No Worries EP

41. VoicesVoices – Sounds Outside EP
42. Vibes – Psychic EP / You God It CS
43. Golden Triangles – 12’’
44. Woods – Sunlit EP
45. Prefuse 73 – The Forest of Oversensitivity EP
46. The Golden Filter – Demos
47. Au – Versions
48. Flossin – Serpents EP
49. Abe Vigoda – Reviver EP
50. Universal Studios Florida – EP

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These Are Powers – All Aboard Future (2009)

 “These Are Powers are known for the dissonance of their early recordings, a cacophony of rhythms, and industrial/electronic experiments… All Aboard Future contains exotic, abstract, hand crafted sounds – made, found, and electronically born.” -insound
“…orgasmic hollering to rival Lizzie Gang Gang Dance’s onstage possessions, but laid over wobbling bass, and an arpeggio of computer game sounds…” -drownedinsound

 

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Micachu & the Shapes – Jewellery (2009)

“Despite her relative youth, Mica arrives as something of a Midas touched, Renaissance artist: equally at home writing and producing stunning, experimental pop with the likes of Matthew Herbert, as MCing with friends in various grime collectives and balancing this with her day time tutorage at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she’s studying composition.
…the real beauty of Mica’s talent is despite her prodigious musical ability she without fail keeps things rough around the edges: no polished beats when big fat dirty ones will do, obvious choruses eschewed for intricate yet subtle melodies that grow and grow…” -www.accidentalrecords.com

 

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TuNe-YaRdS – BiRd-BrAiNs (2009)

“…was recorded on a digital voice recorder and assembled using shareware mixing software. Garbus’ primary instrument is ukulele, the tone of which is thin and trebly and lonesome… To this she adds her own field recordings– the sound outside her window, a child being asked about blueberries, indistinct creaks and clatter– along with occasional percussion that seems to consist of whatever nearby could be smacked or shaken. Some songs loop these elements into mini-epics…” -pitchfork

Top 100 of 2008 [76-100]


76. The Forms – The Forms (nyNY, Threespheres)


77. The Muslims – The Muslims (San Diego, unsigned) [now called “Soft Pack”]


78. Department of Eagles – In Ear Park (Brooklyn, 4AD)


79. The War on Drugs – Wagonwheel Blues (Philadelphia, Secretly Canadian)


80. Parts & Labor – Recievers (Brooklyn, Jagjaguwar)


81. Fuck Buttons – Street Horrrsing (UK, ATP/R)


82. The Big Sleep – Sleep Forever (Brooklyn, Frenchkiss)


83. These United States – Crimes (Lexington KY/DC, United Interests)


84. Extra Life – Secular Works (Brooklyn, Planaria)


85. I’m From Barcelona – Who Killed Harry Houdini? (Jönköping, Sweden, EMI)


86. Icy Demons – Miami Ice (Chicago, Obey Your Brain)


87. Conor Oberst – Conor Oberst (Omaha, Merge)


88. Cold War Kids – Loyalty to Loyalty (Long Beach, Downtown)


89. Bodies of Water – A Certain Feeling (Highland Park LA, Secretly Canadian)


90. Girl Talk – Feed the Animals (Pittsburgh, Illegal Art)


91. Apes and Androids – Blood Moon (Brooklyn/Manhattan, Apes&Androids)


92. Thank You – Terrible Two (Baltimore, Thrill Jockey)


93. SJ Esau – Small Vessel (UK, Anticon)


94. Castanets – City of Refuge (Brooklyn, Athsmatic Kitty)

Top 100 Albums of 2008 [51-75]


51. Sunfold – Toy Tugboats (Raliegh NC, Terpsikhore Records)


52. mc chris – mc chris is dead (Brooklyn, unsigned)


53. WHY? – Alopecia (Oakland CA, Anticon)


54. Wavves – Wavves (California, De Stijl)

Top 100 of 2008 (26-50)


26. Harlem – Free Drugs (Austin, Female Fantasy Records)


27. Tobacco – Tobacco (Parts Unknown, Anticon)


28. The USA is a Monster – Space Programs (Brooklyn, Load Records)


29. Mother Mother – O My Heart (Vancouver, Last Gang Records)


30. Sleepy Sun – Sleepy Sun (San Francisco, Sol Diamond)


31. Chad VanGaalen – Soft Airplane (Calgary, Sub Pop/ Flemish Eye)


32. Matmos – Supreme Balloon (Baltimore, Matador)


33. Nat Baldwin – Most Valuable Player (New Hampshire/Maine, Broken Sparrow)


34. Man Man – Rabbit Habbits (Philadelphia, Anti)


35. Bears – Simple Machinery (Cleveland, IMPOSE)


36. Thee Oh Sees – The Masters Bedroom is Worth Spending the Night In (San Francisco, Castle Face Records)


37. Blitzen Trapper – Furr (Portland, Sub Pop)


38. Dan Friel – Dan Friel (Brooklyn, Important Records)


39. Ratatat – LP3 (Brooklyn, XL)


40. Port O’Brien – All We Could Do Was Sing (Republic of California, City Slang Records)


41. Foals – Antidotes (oXXXford UK, Transgressive/ Sub Pop)


42. Starfucker – Starfucker (Portland, badman recording co)


43. Arms – Kids Aflame (Brooklyn, Melodic Records)


44. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes (Seattle, Sub Pop/Bella Union)


45. Cloud Cult – Feel Good Ghosts (Minneapolis, Earthology Records)


46. Jaguar Love – Take Me to the Sea (Portland, Matador)

Top 100 Albums of 2008

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