(Award # 8)

Best Album of 2008

2007 Winner - Animal Collective 'Strawberry Jam'
2006 Winner - Safetyword 'Man's Name Is Legion'
2005 Winner - Animal Collective 'Feels'
2004 Winner - Devendra Banhart 'Rejoicing In The Hands / Nino Rojo'
2003 Winner - Dizzee Rascal 'Boy In Da Corner'
2002 Winner - The Streets 'Original Pirate Material'
2001 Winner - The Beta Band 'Hotshots II'
2000 Winner - Outkast 'Stankonia'
1999 Winner - The Beta Band 'The Beta Band'

CLICK HERE to see the 2007 list in full.
CLICK HERE to see the 2006 list in full.

CLICK HERE to see the 2005 list in full.

2007 Albums that i got after last year's list was written that I have been playing this year (and the number they would have entered in last year's list..confused??)..

Deerhunter 'Cryptograms' (21)
Yeasayer 'All Hour Cymbols' (23)
Gravenhurst 'The Western Lands' (-)
Dirty Projectors 'Rise Above' (-)
Les Savy Sav 'Let's Stay Friends' (-)
Durrty Goodz 'Axiom' (28)
Trim 'Soulfood Vol 1' (27)
Lupe Fiasco 'The Cool' (-)
Chromeo 'Fancy Footwork' (-)
Jammer 'Are You Dumb Vol 1' (-)

THE RULES - NO Reissues, Live albums, EP's, & Best of's. I am allowing Mixtapes this year.

2008 Albums that i'd wish i'd heard/owned (but due to lack of funds i couldn't afford/lack of skill i couldn't steal..maybe i'll hear them next year)..

Deerhunter ('Wierd Era'), The Week That Was, School Of Language, Trim, 2562, Ghetto, Marnie Stern, Alexis Taylor, DJ/Rupture, Born Ruffians, The Flaming Lips, Ponytail, Zomby, The Wave Pictures, Lambchop, Abe Vigoda, Nas, Harlem, Skepta, Buraka Som Sistema, Lindstrom, Amadou & Mariam, Wavves, GZA, Dungen, David Holmes, Lucky Dragons, Erykah Badu, Errors, Wolf Parade, Women, Foot Village, Friendly Fires, T.I, Islands, The Fall, Fucked Up, Tindersticks, Tickley Feather, Stereolab, The Dutchess and the Duke, Busy Signal, Times New Viking, Parts & Labor, Yo Majesty, Heartbreak, The Black Keys, Virus Syndicate, Little Joy, The Notwist, These New Puritans, Vivian Girls, Chairlift, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Wilderness, Danielson, Foals, Camille, Jamie Lidell, Magnetic Fields, Those Dancing Days, Remember Remember, Liz Green, Department Of Eagles, Wale, XX Teens, Software Set, War Against Sleep, The Bumblebeez, White Demin, Crystal Antlers, Quiet Village, Johann Johannsson, Black Mountain, Adem, Matmos, Micah P Hinson, The Walkmen, Megapuss, Steve Malkmus, Jape, Vetiver, Grace Jones, Pyramids, Mercury Rev, Be Your Own Pet, Sway, Rolo Tomassi, Grouper, Air France, Paavoharju ..and..all of Fence Records output,..and probably loads loads more i have forgotten.

2008 Albums that i owned but just didn't really get into or didn't listen to enough (for whatever reason) so cannot really be included in the top list..

Cut Copy, Tricky, Jay Reatard, Spiritualized, Subtle, Squarepusher, Q-Tip, Brian Eno & David Byrne, Autechre, Safetyword, N*E*R*D, Sigur Ros, Wiley ('See Clear Now'), Girl Talk, Frightened Rabbit, Scarlett Johansson, Kings Of Leon, Glasvegas, Sebastien Tellier.

THE 2008 RUNNERS-UP (in no order)..

Mogwai, Deerhoof, School Of Seven Bells, The Last Shadow Puppets, My Morning Jacket, Holy Fuck, Clipse (Mixtape), Re-Up Gang (Mixtape), HMS Ginafore & King Creosote, The Streets, Ratatat, Ghetto (Mixtape), Mystery Jets, Wiley ('Grime Wave'), Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Of Montreal, Chipmunk (Mixtape), Crystal Castles, Excepter, Beach House.

MY TOP 50 ALBUMS OF 2008..

50) Rozi Plain - 'Inside Over Here'
49) King Creosote - 'They Flock Like Vulcans To See Old Juiter Eyes On His Home Craters'
48) Elbow - 'The Seldom Seen Kid'
47) Roots Manuva - 'Slime & Reason'
46) Max Tundra - 'Parallax Error Beheads You'
45) Benga - 'Diary Of An Afro Warrior'
44) Cadence Weapon - 'Afterparty Babies'
43) Beck - 'Modern Guilt'
42) MGMT - 'Oracular Spectacular'
41) Kanye West - '808s and Heartbreak'
40) Pivot - 'O Soundtrack My Heart'
39) Portishead - 'Third'
38) Hercules & Love Affair - 'Hercules & Love Affair'
37) Johnny Flynn - 'A Larum'
36) No Age - 'Nouns'
35) British Sea Power - 'Do You Like Rock Music?'
34) Metronomy - 'Nights Out'
33) JME - 'Famous?'
32) Dodos - 'Visiter'
31) Flying Lotus - 'Los Angeles'
30) M83 - 'Saturdays=Youth'
29) Santogold/Diplo - 'Top Ranking' (Mixtape) / 'Santogold'
28) High Places - 'High Places' / '03/07-09/07'
27) The Aliens - 'Luna'
26) The Ruby Suns 'Sea Lion'

25) Fleet Foxes - 'Fleet Foxes'

24) Gang Gang Dance - 'Saint Dymphna'

23) El Guincho - 'Alegranza!'

22) The Bug - 'London Zoo'

21) Atlas Sound - 'Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel'

20) White Williams - 'Smoke'

19) Laura Marling - 'Alas I Cannot Swim'

18) Fuck Buttons - 'Street Horrrsing'

17) The Pictish Trail - 'Secret Soundz Vol 1'

16) Black Affair - 'Pleasure Pressure Point'

15) Vampire Weekend - 'Vampire Weekend'

14) Neon Neon - 'Stainless Style'

13) Lykke Li - 'Youth Novels'

12) James Yorkston - 'When the Haar Rolls In'

11) SJ Esau - 'Small Vessel'

10) The Very Best - 'Esau Mwamwaya & Radioclit Are The Very Best' (Mixtape)

9) Bon Iver - 'For Emma, Forever Ago'

8) Lil' Wayne - 'Tha Carter III'

7) Hot Chip - 'Made In The Dark'

6) TV On The Radio - 'Dear Science'

5) Aidan John Moffat - 'I Can Hear Your Heart'

4) Deerhunter - 'Microcastle'

3) Late Of The Pier - 'Fantasy Black Channel'

2) Why? - 'Alopecia'

1) Wild Beasts - 'Limbo, Panto'

B.O.B 2008 AWARDS (so far)
Click link to view list/winner..
Best Song
Best Gig
Man Of The Year
Best (non 2008) Album
Best Music Video
Best Film
Worst Song