1. Fever Ray: Fever Ray
Back in January we were sure that this year was going to be all about Animal Collective. Boy were we wrong. Hands down, no contest, album of the year. Best live act. Awesome remixes. Most amazing videos. If she had a heart she would have given others a chance!
MP3: If I Had a Heart
2. Telepathe: Dance Mother
I feel we're kinda alone in loving this record among our lo-fi-beach-pop-loving fellow bloggers. But who cares. The band's mixed bag of pop, electronic, shoegaze, hip-hop and dance music sounds incredibly fresh and we just can't seem to tire of it. I think a part of the problem was that it leaked so early that, by the end of 2008, it was already out of people's minds. Plus people love to diss anything coming from Brooklyn.
MP3: In Your Line
3. Future of the Left: Travels With Myself and Another