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.

2 thoughts on “Albums Of The Year 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)

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