Three Imaginary Girls

Seattle's Indie-Pop Press – Music Reviews, Film Reviews, and Big Fun

2008 was an interesting musical, and personal, year for me. I listened to a lot of indie rock, electronica and went to a shit-ton of shows (one of which was the best I've ever seen, thanks Of Montreal). I got engaged, interned at two places, continued working full time and started going to school part time. Suffice it to say, in 2008 I was a busy motha f-er.

I had plenty of time to listen to some super tunes though, and here are my picks (in no real order):

Of Montreal – Skeletal Lamping

Magnetic Fields – Distortion

Hercules & Love Affair – Hercules & Love Affair

MGMT – Oracular Spectacular

Silver Jews – Lookout Mountain, Lookout Seat

No Age – Nouns

Department of Eagles – In Ear Park

Raveonettes – Lust Lust Lust

Grand Archives – Grand Archives

El Guincho – Alegranza!


Honorable mentions that almost slid into top ten:

HEALTH – Disco

Karl Blau – Nature's Got Away

Bonnie Prince Billy – Lie Down In The Light

Benga – Diary of An Afro Warrior

Deerhunter – Microcastle

Marnie Stern – This Is It And I Am It…

Deerhoof – Offend Maggie

DJ Rupture – Uproot