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DIRTY Staff's Top 10 Albums of 2008


So, 2008. Another year of cascading shit, falling on top of us. But also, another year for 'good'. At DIRTY we've been reviewing albums all year, specifically to say which ones are good at the end of it so we can claim some sort of musical ownership of 2008. It's very unfair, you should be outraged. Here's our individual top 10 albums of 2008.


Craig Sharp's Top 10

Deerhunter - Microcastle 01. Deerhunter - Microcastle (review)
02. Men of Unitus - Gland of Hope & Glory (review)
03. Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight (review)
04. The Dodos - Visiter (review)
05. No Age - Nouns (review)
06. Deerhoof - Offend Maggie (review)
07. Thee Oh Sees - The Master's Bedroom is Worth Spending A Night In (review)
08. Foot Village - Friendship Nation (review)
09. Youthmovies - Good Nature (review)
10. Of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping (review)

Adam Turner-Heffer's Top 10

Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago 01. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago (review)
02. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes (review)
03. Fucked Up - The Chemistry of Common Life (review)
04. TV on the Radio - Dear Science (review)
05. British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music? (review)
06. Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst review)
07. No Age - Nouns (review)
08. Rolo Tomassi - Hysterics (review)
09. Earth - The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull (review)
10. Women - Women review)

Alistair Clark's Top 10

Girl Talk - Feed The Animals 01. Girl Talk - Feed the Animals (review)
02. Japanther - Tut Tut Now Shake Ya Butt (review)
03. Thee Oh Sees - The Master's Bedroom is Worth Spending A Night In (review)
04. Jay Reatard - Singles 06-07 (review)
05. Wold - Stratification (review)
06. No Age - Nouns (review)
07. The Death Set - Worldwide (review)
08. T.I. - Paper Trails (review)
09. Dan Deacon - Ultimate Reality (review)
10. Vivian Girls - Vivian Girls (review)

Matthew Benn's Top 10

Charlottefield - What Are Friends For 01. Charlottefield - What Are Friends For (review)
02. Deerhunter - Microcastle (review)
03. Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight (review)
04. Lemuria - Get Better (review)
05. Why? - Alopecia (review)
06. Los Campesinos! - We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed (review)
07. The Week That Was - The Week That Was (review)
08. An Emergency - Wrecked Angles (review)
09. Stapleton - Rest and Be Thankful (review)
10. Algernon Cadwallader - Some Kind of Cadwallader (review)

Robin Van Rijn's Top 10

Meek Tiger - SyNkr07iK N3kr0N124t10n 01. Meek Tiger - SyNkr07iK N3kr0N124t10n (review)
02. Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing (review)
03. M83 - Saturdays = Youth (review)
04. Silver Mt Zion - 13 Blues For Thirteen Moons (review)
05. Fennez - Black Sea (review)
06. Felicia Atkinson & Sylvain Chauveau - Roman Anglais (review)
07. Sunn 0))) - Dømkirke (review)
08. The Bug - London Zoo (review)
09. Oblio - Learning our Hearts to Play (review)
10. A Place to Bury Strangers - A Place to Bury Strangers (review)






Thanks to the various PR companies that we've worked with over the year who have sent us records to review, let us get in to gigs for free (mostly!) and let us interview some of our favourite artists - thanks too to the people who have given up their time to be interviewed and, of course, thanks to all of DIRTY's contributors in 2008. It's been our best year. Our fifth... But next year will be so much better! - Craig.