Three Imaginary Girls

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OK folks, its been a while, but 2008, well, it has been quite a busy year. So, I feel like I've missed a lot of music this year, mostly thanks to either being preoccupied by politics and baseball (or both) or trying to get a permanent job thingy.

So … what have I missed?

Tell me what album from 2008 should I have purchased months (or days) ago. You can assume I've heard/bought a lot of the big ones (Portishead, Breeders, TV on the Radio, etc.), but where are the gems?

Currently, on my list of "need to purchase" are:

  • Bon Iver
  • Deerhoof
  • Reefer
  • Mongrel (might be UK only)
  • Santogold
  • Friendly Fires
  • Volcano!
  • The Bug
  • Department of Eagles
  • Glasvegas
  • Plush
  • (and sadly, Matthew Sweet, Lil Wayne and Beck … maybe?)
Do any of these suck? Am I missing a real obvious one?
Help me get back in the loop!