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Top 10 Albums of 2008
« on: 07 Jan 2008, 10:15 »

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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #1 on: 07 Jan 2008, 10:24 »

Ok someone has to say it:

 :-D - Chinese Democracy
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #2 on: 07 Jan 2008, 12:44 »

I'm startin with Mountain Goats - Heretic Pride.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #3 on: 07 Jan 2008, 12:55 »

Oh freakin sweet new Mountain Goats album
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #4 on: 07 Jan 2008, 14:22 »

When on earth is this Make Believe album going to leak? I'm getting really impatient. In 2007 I didn't hear ANY new music by a Kinsella, despite that soundtrack coming out!
Edit: Wait, I heard some Birthmark songs. They were okay.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #5 on: 07 Jan 2008, 14:58 »

I am going to predict that Do You Like Rock Music? by British Sea Power will leave everything else in its wake this year.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #6 on: 07 Jan 2008, 15:22 »

things i'm looking forward to include

wintersun, judas priest, metallica (maybe), circle takes the square, the thermals...that's all i can think of off the top of my head
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #7 on: 07 Jan 2008, 16:55 »

When on earth is this Make Believe album going to leak? I'm getting really impatient. In 2007 I didn't hear ANY new music by a Kinsella, despite that soundtrack coming out!
Edit: Wait, I heard some Birthmark songs. They were okay.

I tracked down a copy of the soundtrack.  Really good.  But then, I forgot to rip it to my computer before I came back to Montreal.  Stupid me.

And Tommy, I'd heard the rumour of that, but I hadn't realized it was so for certain.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #8 on: 07 Jan 2008, 18:23 »

The new Dead Meadow is fucking awesome.  I'm pretty sure I'll still be listening to it at the end of the year.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #9 on: 07 Jan 2008, 18:28 »

Who are owls?
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #10 on: 07 Jan 2008, 18:35 »

Black Mountain's new record is superb.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #11 on: 07 Jan 2008, 19:34 »

New Judas Priest, new Ayreon, not sure what else is coming out this year, really.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #12 on: 07 Jan 2008, 23:02 »

Did anyone say Portishead?
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #13 on: 07 Jan 2008, 23:46 »

Sigur Ros, Metallica (St.Anger let me down, but every other album I like) Isis, The five or so Nadja albums that will surely come out this year, Jesu, Everything Boris does, etc etc. Should be a good year.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #14 on: 08 Jan 2008, 00:11 »

They were a band from Chicago that recorded one truly incredible record back in 2001.

I think that record basically stands alone. It's absolutely remarkable. Sort of like a weird blend of indie rock, jazz, lounge? All of those terms sound stupid. It's just a really fucking amazing album, basically. Their guitarist is like nothing you've ever heard before. Unfortunately he had a heroin dependency that made him really difficult to get on with and they could never get it together again for long enough to record another album. If you can find that album, upload it to the Mediafire thread. It's really good.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #15 on: 08 Jan 2008, 00:35 »

I think it actually was posted a while back in December if I remember correctly

Edit: Found it
Owls - Owls


http://www.sendspace.com/file/vl8pte
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #16 on: 08 Jan 2008, 01:10 »

I'm not entirely sure what's coming out this year, I usually don't hear about it until about a week before it comes out. Of those that I do know:

Opeth
Mastodon
Meshuggah
Agalloch?

[EDIT- Boris too]

Heh, seems the only bands I know that are bringing albums out that I'll look foward to are metal.

metallica (maybe)

One of their live performances of new material on youtube contained what was disturbingly close to yodelling. From my viewpoint, it looks like they haven't even began to level out after their great fall that began with the black album.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #17 on: 08 Jan 2008, 07:07 »

Boris
Chris Walla
The Falcon
Hoping that the Lawrence Arms get one out this year, and I'm optimistic about the new Death Cab For Cutie. Plans wasn't all that good, but there's nowhere to go but up, right?
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #18 on: 08 Jan 2008, 07:21 »

mars volta in... 21 days! :mrgreen:
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #19 on: 08 Jan 2008, 07:33 »

In 2008 we might see a new Owls album, dude.

Not even kidding.

Tim asked them all if they wanted to play together again.

They all said "Yes".

Holy.

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HOLY. FUCK. INDEED.

If they tour, I just might die.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #20 on: 08 Jan 2008, 09:52 »

The new Dead Meadow is fucking awesome.  I'm pretty sure I'll still be listening to it at the end of the year.

oh sweet, I didn't know about this. don't suppose you'd mind uploading it to the mediafire thread would ya? :-D thanks if it's possible.

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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #21 on: 08 Jan 2008, 12:47 »

Well, hopefully Owen Pallett will drop Heartland some time this year, so I'm going to count on that one, knock on wood.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #22 on: 08 Jan 2008, 13:22 »

The new Paint it Black album. 
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #23 on: 08 Jan 2008, 14:15 »

NEW PORTISHEAD ALBUM
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #24 on: 08 Jan 2008, 15:25 »

Well, hopefully Owen Pallett will drop Heartland and 2 new EPs some time this year, so I'm going to count on those, knock on wood.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #25 on: 08 Jan 2008, 15:57 »

Spice Girls, with their heavy post-rock psychadelic experimental folk black metal album.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #26 on: 08 Jan 2008, 18:09 »

Agalloch's The White EP, if I can get my hands on a copy, it is going to be another limited release EP, right?
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #27 on: 08 Jan 2008, 21:15 »

Well, hopefully Owen Pallett will drop Heartland some time this year, so I'm going to count on that one, knock on wood.

WAIT WHAT
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #28 on: 08 Jan 2008, 21:22 »

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On November 11, 2006, Pallett posted to a fan forum to announce a new album, tentatively titled Heartland, presumably to be released in mid to late 2007.[7] Subsequently on July 9, 2007 on the CBC Radio One program Q, Pallett said that the album would be released no earlier than mid 2008. In the same interview he confirmed that it would be titled Heartland, a name chosen specifically as a response to criticism of the perceived offensiveness of the name He Poos Clouds, and that the name was selected before any of the music had been written.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #29 on: 09 Jan 2008, 05:45 »

I think the New New Year album is definitely gonna come out in 08. Matt mentioned it on the forums, he said he wanted to get everybody together 'soon'. The impression I got was late 07/early 08.
A new Owls record would be pretty great, but that's still just a rumour, and it still might not end up like the Owls from 2001. The new Make Believe is already finished!!!
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #30 on: 09 Jan 2008, 07:33 »

To be honest, the album I'm most looking forward to is I Am The Messer by Killola. I've heard previews and live versions of some of the tracks that are going on there and I get the feeling it'll be just as good as Louder, Louder.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #31 on: 12 Jan 2008, 04:46 »

I know I'm just rehashing old ground here, but seriously: I've just listened to "Waving Flags", the new British Sea Power single, and I cannot wait for this album to come out. My friendly local record store proprietor tells me that the imported version is going to be "so expensive" in Australia, but I don't know if I can wait for a local release. If anybody can tell me of any other bands that are writing and performing incredibly exciting anthemic rock songs about welcoming Eastern European immigrants to Britain, I'll go and check them out too.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #32 on: 12 Jan 2008, 09:05 »

Even if other bands did write that sort of song I doubt they could do it as well as British Sea Power.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #33 on: 12 Jan 2008, 23:36 »

I demand a new Cake album and subsequent tour. B-sides and Rarities was weak. Not counting that, they haven't come out with anything since 2004, and the longest they've ever waited between albums was three years. If they're counting B-sides, then they can go to hell.
New Weezer full length? Here's to hoping.
I think Self is coming out with a new album... Does anyone listen to Self? Even among indie friends, I'm always the ones to show them Self.
Maybe a Defiance, Ohio album if it comes out really late. They came out with one this year, but it was only like, 20 minutes, and the one before that was in 2006.
The Decemberists are totally due.
Bomb the Music Industry make albums like rabbits multiply, so it's pretty much guaranteed that they'll come out with one (if not two) albums this year.
Ben Folds hasn't come out with a new studio since 2005. I'd say he's due.
Maybe a full length from Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution. Actually, I'd be surprised if that came out this century.
Also, maybe if I sell my soul there will be a slim possiblitiy that Bear Vs. Shark will get back together and make a new album. Maybe.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #34 on: 13 Jan 2008, 00:12 »

Maybe a full length from Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution. Actually, I'd be surprised if that came out this century.

Yes!!!! I used to have mp3s of that EP, those songs were absolutely great, but now they're hard to track down and I haven't found them since I smashed my old notebook.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #35 on: 13 Jan 2008, 00:16 »

New Weezer full length? Here's to hoping.

Hoping what, that they realize Make Believe was a pile of odious shit?
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #36 on: 13 Jan 2008, 00:48 »

Maybe a full length from Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution. Actually, I'd be surprised if that came out this century.

Yes!!!! I used to have mp3s of that EP, those songs were absolutely great, but now they're hard to track down and I haven't found them since I smashed my old notebook.
They have them for free on their myspace.
http://www.myspace.com/banditsoftheacousticrevolution


New Weezer full length? Here's to hoping.

Hoping what, that they realize Make Believe was a pile of odious shit?
Dammit, you're right. Let's break his legs again so he'll write another Pinkerton!
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #37 on: 13 Jan 2008, 00:51 »

Nice, but it's missing the instrumental intro track.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #38 on: 13 Jan 2008, 01:28 »

(thanks for that link to the owls! wow i am really enjoying this.)
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #39 on: 13 Jan 2008, 02:19 »

I actually couldn't listen to it the whole way through. It had the same irritating bit that the Unicorns do but without all the fun that he Unicorns have. What am I missing folks?
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #40 on: 13 Jan 2008, 02:53 »

wait, what're you referring to? Surely not the Owls.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #41 on: 13 Jan 2008, 03:25 »

I... I think I'll have to listen to it again before I answer that question.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #42 on: 13 Jan 2008, 11:12 »

If it was that Owls album, I'm very confused.  I can't really hear anything like the Unicorns.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #43 on: 13 Jan 2008, 11:20 »

Sigur Ros
My Bloody Valentine
Portishead
Owls
Xiu Xiu
British Sea Power
Mountain Goats

And such
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #44 on: 14 Jan 2008, 07:57 »

Xiu Xiu!
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #45 on: 14 Jan 2008, 09:34 »

So uh, new pelican EP just leaked.  I'll put it in the mediafire thread. 
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #46 on: 14 Jan 2008, 14:04 »

The Hold Steady.

(Basic, I know.)
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #47 on: 14 Jan 2008, 14:58 »

I hope Tokyo Police Club will release their full-length this year,
Xiu xiu and Final Fantasy will be among my top-listers too for sure
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #48 on: 14 Jan 2008, 15:13 »

New Magnetic Fields (Already pretty good from what I can tell)

Cat Power covers record? I am not sure if this is true or not.

British Sea Power!

New Destroyer album - Trouble in Dreams

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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #49 on: 14 Jan 2008, 15:26 »

I'm reviewing the Magnetic Fields record for my student paper.

Expect a full report.
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