Twitterfied Review of My Favorite Albums of 2008 for those who care.
1. M83 – Saturdays = Youth
I ignored it most of the summer until fall, when it enveloped me like a blanket when my boyfriend insisted that I’d hear it (after I gave it to him). Coming of age album for everyone.
2. Hercules and Love Affair – Hercules and Love Affair
Dance music for old people. I mean, old as in 30s… I’m 31, so I’m really old, but Mr. Butler created a sound that was “old school” with sincerity and love. While Moby made a similar attempt this year, it failed in comparison.
3. The Walkmen – You & Me
A coming of age album for old people — read people in their 30s, like me. Extra points if you’re drunk listening to it.
8. Dungen -4
We’re old enough to tolerate great music spoken in a different language; that it’s “proggy” we can tolerate, since we knew the tech dude who was into Dream Theater and didn’t pay much mind.
9. Atlas Sounds – Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See but Cannot Feel
Just because it’s fucking good. He’s young so not old.
10. Jazzanova – Of All The Things
They do old soul without making us feel old for listening to it, except that we are old if we think it’s interesting.
Also, I almost forgot my favorite guys from downunder:
Cut Copy – In Ghost Colours
Man, this album just smokes all the way through.
Deerhunter – Microcastle
Only because I’m lame and old and haven’t given it a good listen.
Not a winner:
Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
We’re not that old to think that Starbucks would actually promote and sell the most favorite album of the year.
Black Kids – Partie Traumatic
Indeed, everything about the album title makes old people like us avoid at all costs.
UPDATE: Added Cut Copy — see senility.