Right, time for week three of my rundown of the best music of 2008. This week it's the best albums of 2008 as I see it. 2008 is the first year in a while where I didn't have a particular album in mind for the top spot for some months before the list - although that isn't to say that there hasn't been a lot of good releases this year. In fact there have been quite a few, and this list was a lot harder to compile than I thought it might be! Obviously, not everyone will agree with my list - feel free to let me know what you think in the comments.
After a near-inpenetrable album (Catch Thirty-Three
) and 20 minute single (I
), my hopes initially for the new Meshuggah album were not all that high, fearing that they were going to go further down the prog-wank route that those releases were taking them. So I was stunned to hear obZen - instead of said prog-wank were nine tracks with an almost laser-like focus and despite having some long, long tracks it doesn't waste a second. …