Category Archives: BEST OF 2008

Best Of 2008: Beats/Breaks

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Originally (not) posted Dec. 26, 2008: Beats/Breaks columnist Corey duBrowa picks his favorite electronic/dance albums of 2008: Portishead (pictured), Santogold, Hercules And Love Affair, Girl Talk and more.

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Best Of 2008: Hidden Treasures

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Have You Ever Actually Listened To Lil Wayne?

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Best Of 2008: Reissues

rem2bEditor Eric T. Miller picks his favorite reissues, collections and live albums of the year: R.E.M. (pictured), the Smiths, the Clash and more.

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Best Of 2008: Collectibles

triffids510Collectibles columnist Fred Mills picks his favorites of the year: Triffids (pictured), Spacemen 3, Brian Wilson, Suicide and more.

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Best Of 2008: Americana

Americana columnist Robert Baird picks his favorites of the year: Calexico (pictured), Drive-By Truckers, Catfish Haven, Bonnie Prince Billy and more.

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Best Of 2008: Hard Rock

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Amplified columnist Matt Ryan files his year-end report, weighing in on the hits and misses from the loud-rock end of the spectrum: God’s Revolver (pictured), the Sword, Fucked Up, Metallica, Underoath and more.

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Where’s The Street Team?: Year-End Edition

street-team-yim-flat2Well, color me surprised! In 2008, I listened to more new music than would normally be expected from a rock writer in his mid-30s (none of us actually seeks out new music on our own accord, as the dynamic changes drastically when new music is forced upon us for the purpose of adding another byline to the portfolio), especially from one who’s been missing that perfect combination of “asshole,” “smartass” and “heart” in the same column for almost six years now. Wow, what the hell was that last sentence? The framed mantra in the think-tank room at Apatow Productions? Yes, I genuinely obsessed over a lot of 2008 releases: Fucked Up, Geisha, Neil Hamburger, the beginning of the Oneida trilogy/triptych, Disfear, Destroyer and Crystal Stilts, to name a few. But the year was predictably marred by albums and movements that genuinely irked me. I suppose it would be a mild head-fuck to populate this column with albums I love, but it wouldn’t pack the soft, short-sighted punch of what’s written below.

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What Was The Most Overrated Album Of 2008?

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MAGNET’s Top 25 Albums Of 2008

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