Here is my take on the best albums released this year. It felt like the real gems were a little bit harder to find in 2008. It seems like there's someone saying that every year, but in 2008 I couldn't help but wonder if there was some truth to it. It has been a year with more than its fair share of disapointments and let-downs, but it also had plenty of slow-growers, pleasant surprises, and new discoveries. In fact, most of my favorite albums from this year were hardly on my radar before hearing them, and the most gratifying albums to fall in love with are the ones you never saw coming. So what were my favorite albums of 2008?
The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely
Song Highlights: Salute Your Solution, Old Enough, Many Shades of Black
Cold War Kids - Loyalty to Loyalty