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Pazz & Jop
End Of Year Critic Lists





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Village Voice - Pazz & Jop Lists

Albums 2008


Dear Science


1. TV On the Radio - Dear Science
2. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
3. Portishead - Third
4. Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Pt 1: 4th World War
5. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
6. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
7. Santogold - Santogold
8. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
9. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus, Dig!!!
10. kanYe West - 808s & Heartbreak
11. Deerhunter - Microcastle/Weird Era Continued
12. Randy Newman - Harps & Angels
13. Hold Steady - Stay Positive
14. No Age - Nouns
15. Girl Talk - Feed the Animals
16. My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
17. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
18. Hercules & Love Affair - Hercules & Love Affair
19. Raphael Saadiq - Way I See It
20. Bob Dylan - Tell Tale Signs: Rare & Unreleased 1989-2006 (Bootleg Series Vol 8)
21. Coldplay - Viva la Vida
22. Campesinos! - Hold On Now, Youngster...
23. Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
24. Gaslight Anthem - ‘59 Sound
25. REM - Accelerate
26. Q-Tip - Renaissance
27. Drive-By Truckers - Brighter Than Creation’s Dark
28. M83 - Saturdays = Youth
29. David Byrne & Brian Eno - Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
30. She & Him - Volume One
31. Torche - Meanderthal
32. Walkmen - You & Me
33. Hot Chip - Made In the Dark
34. Frightened Rabbit - Midnight Organ Fight
35. Kings of Leon - Only By the Night
36. Alejandro Escovedo - Real Animal
37. Metallica - Death Magnetic
38. Fucked Up - Chemistry of Common Life
39. Roots - Rising Down
40. TI - Paper Trail
41. Beck - Modern Guilt
42. Blitzen Trapper - Furr
43. Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks - Real Emotional Trash
44. Gang Gang Dance - Saint Dymphna
45. Elbow - Seldom Seen Kid
46. Death Cab for Cutie - Narrow Stairs
47. Al Green - Lay It Down
48. Young Jeezy - Recession
49. Magnetic Fields - Distortion
50. Vivian Girls - Vivian Girls
51. Ne-Yo - Year of the Gentleman
52. Lucinda Williams - Little Honey
53. Duffy - Rockferry
54. Sigur Rós - Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust
55. Black Keys - Attack & Release
56. Jamey Johnson - That Lonesome Song
57. Estelle - Shine
58. Taylor Swift - Fearless
59. Flying Lotus - Los Angeles
60. Hayes Carll - Trouble In Mind
61. James McMurtry - Just Us Kids
62. Lindstrøm - Where You Go I Go Too
63. Beach House - Devotion
64. Nas - Untitled
65. Kathleen Edwards - Asking for Flowers
66. Of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping
67. Guns N’ Roses - Chinese Democracy
68. Dr Dog - Fate
69. Times New Viking - Rip It Off
70. Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
71. Fennesz - Black Sea
72. Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely
73. Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Primary Colours
74. Glasvegas - Glasvegas
75. Ponytail - Ice Cream Spiritual!
76. Raveonettes - Lust! Lust! Lust!
77. Robyn - Robyn
78. Jay Reatard - Matador Singles ‘08
79. Elvis Costello & the Imposters - Momofuku
80. Spiritualized - Songs In A&E
81. Lykke Li - Youth Novels
82. Opeth - Watershed
83. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy - Lie Down In the Light
84. Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing
85. Arthur Russell - Love Is Overtaking Me
86. Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst
87. Toumani Diabaté - Mandé Variations
88. Marnie Stern - This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She I
89. Orchestra Baobab - Made In Dakar
90. Franco - Francophonic Vol 1: 1953-1980
91. The-Dream - Love/Hate
92. Charlie Haden Family & Friends - Rambling Boy
93. Steinski - What Does it All Mean: Retrospective 1983-2006
94. Flight of the Conchords - Flight of the Conchords
95. Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue
96. Knux - Remind Me In 3 Days
97. Why? - Alopecia
98. Okkervil River - Stand Ins
99. Nada Surf - Lucky
100. Juana Molina - Un Día
101. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
102. Be Your Own Pet - Get Awkward
103. Shelby Lynne - Just a Little Lovin’
104. Nachtmystium - Assassins: Black Meddle Part I
105. Dutchess & the Duke - She’s the Dutchess, He’s the Duke
106. Gutter Twins - Saturnalia
107. Laura Marling - Alas I Cannot Swim
108. Grouper - Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill
109. Breeders - Mountain Battles
110. Adele - 19
111. Bug - London Zoo
112. Mudcrutch - Mudcrutch
113. Gnarls Barkley - Odd Couple
114. Mountain Goats - Heretic Pride
115. Sword - Gods of the Earth
116. DJ /Rupture - Uproot
117. Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree
118. Black Crowes - Warpaint
119. Crystal Stilts - Alight of Night
120. Robert Forster - Evangelist
121. Harvey Milk - Life... Best Game In Town
122. Jazmine Sullivan - Fearless
123. High Places - High Places
124. Kills - Midnight Boom
125. Wale - Mixtape About Nothing
126. Ryan Adams & the Cardinals - Cardinology
127. Deerhoof - Offend Maggie
128. Joe Jackson - Rain
129. Solange Knowles - Sol-Angel & the Hadley St Dreams
130. Whigs - Mission Control
131. Paul Weller - 22 Dreams
132. Shearwater - Rook
133. Ting Tings - We Started Nothing
134. Neil Young - Sugar Mountain: Live At Canterbury House, 1968
135. Dodos - Visiter
136. Sun Kil Moon - April
137. Radiohead - In Rainbows
138. Atmosphere - When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold
139. Cool Kids - Bake Sale
140. AC/DC - Black Ice
141. Helio Sequence - Keep Your Eyes Ahead
142. Max Tundra - Parallax Error Beheads You
143. Sloan - Parallel Play
144. Calexico - Carried To Dust
145. Fireman - Electric Arguments
146. BB King - One Kind Favor
147. Paul Westerberg - 49:00
148. El Guincho - Alegranza
149. Cat Power - Jukebox
150. Night Marchers - See You In Magic
151. Seun Kuti - & Fela’s Egypt 80
152. John Legend - Evolver
153. Janelle Monáe - Metropolis Suite I: The Chase
154. Campesinos! - We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed
155. Hank Williams - Unreleased Recordings
156. Last Shadow Puppets - Age of the Understatement
157. Esau Mwamwaya & Radioclit - ...Are the Very Best
158. Brian Wilson - That Lucky Old Sun
159. Sam Amidon - All Is Well
160. Baseball Project - Volume 1: Frozen Ropes & Dying Quails
161. Duke Spirit - Neptune
162. Pretenders - Break Up the Concrete
163. Mates of State - Re-Arrange Us
164. Black Milk - Tronic
165. Atlas Sound - Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel
166. Earth - Bees Made Honey In the Lion’s Skull
167. Enslaved - Vertebrae
168. Black Mountain - In the Future
169. Ra Ra Riot - Rhumb Line
170. Sam Phillips - Don’t Do Anything
171. Air France - No Way Down
172. Sic Alps - US EZ
173. Jamie Lidell - Jim
174. Kaiser Chiefs - Off with Their Heads
175. Love Is All - A Hundred Things Keep Me Up at Night
176. Rodney Crowell - Sex & Gasoline
177. Ratatat - LP3
178. Gojira - Way of All Flesh
179. Made Out of Babies - Ruiner
180. Amanda Palmer - Who Killed Amanda Palmer?
181. Abigail Washburn - & the Sparrow Quartet
182. Rodriguez - Cold Fact
183. Killers - Day & Age
184. Little Joy - Little Joy
185. Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson - Rattlin’ Bones
186. Calle 13 - Los de Atrás Vienen Conmigo
187. Meshuggah - obZen
188. Ray Davies - Working Man’s Café
189. Jolie Holland - Living & the Dead
190. Man Man - Rabbit Habits
191. Punch Brothers - Punch
192. Neon Neon - Stainless Style
193. Darker My Love - 2
194. Department of Eagles - In Ear Park
195. Fall Out Boy - Folie à Deux
196. Jean Grae - Jeanius
197. War On Drugs - Wagonwheel Blues
198. Britney Spears - Circus
199. Boris - Smile
200. Various Artists - Nigeria Special! Modern Highlife Afro Sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-1976


 
Singles 2008

1. MIA - Paper Planes
2. Estelle featuring kanYe West - American Boy
3. Beyoncé - Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)
4. MGMT - Time To Pretend
5. Lil’ Wayne - A Milli
6. Santogold - LES Artistes
7. Hercules & Love Affair - Blind
8. Coldplay - Viva la Vida
9. kanYe West - Love Lockdown
10. Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal
11. Portishead - Machine Gun
12. Hot Chip - Ready for the Floor
13. TI featuring Rihanna - Live Your Life
14. TI - Whatever You Like
15. Rihanna - Disturbia
16. Death Cab for Cutie - I Will Possess Your Heart
17. Adele - Chasing Pavements
18. MGMT - Electric Feel
19. Pink - So What
20. Vampire Weekend - Oxford Comma
21. TV On the Radio - Golden Age
22. Young Jeezy - Put On
23. Lykke Li - Little Bit
24. Duffy - Mercy
25. Ne-Yo - Closer
26. Kings of Leon - Sex On Fire
27. TI featuring Jay-Z, kanYe West & Lil Wayne - Swagger Like Us
28. Ting Tings - That’s Not My Name
29. Katy Perry - I Kissed a Girl
30. M83 - Kim & Jessie
31. Lil Wayne - Lollipop
32. Hayes Carll - She Left Me for Jesus
33. Bon Iver - Skinny Love
34. Britney Spears - Womanizer
35. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus, Dig!!!
36. Black Kids - I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance with You
37. Juan MacLean - Happy House
38. Katy Perry - Hot ‘n’ Cold
39. Beyoncé - If I Were a Boy
40. Vampire Weekend - A-Punk
41. Hold Steady - Constructive Summer
42. Killers - Human
43. Santogold - Lights Out
44. Weezer - Pork & Beans
45. Hold Steady - Sequestered In Memphis
46. Be Your Own Pet - Becky
47. Sigur Rós - Gobbledigook
48. M83 - Graveyard Girl
49. Taylor Swift - Love Story
50. Goldfrapp - A&E
51. Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
52. Alphabeat - Fascination
53. Beck - Gamma Ray
54. Q-Tip - Gettin’ Up
55. kanYe West - Heartless
56. MGMT - Kids
57. Usher - Love In This Club
58. Jazmine Sullivan - Need U Bad
59. Deerhunter - Nothing Ever Happened
60. David Bryne & Brian Eno - Strange Overtones
61. REM - Supernatural Superserious
62. Knux - Cappuccino
63. John Legend featuring André 3000 - Green Light
64. Cut Copy - Hearts On Fire
65. Al Green - Lay It Down
66. Ida Maria - Oh, My God
67. Gaslight Anthem - ‘59 Sound
68. Kid Rock - All Summer Long
69. Beck - Chemtrails
70. Blitzen Trapper - Furr
71. Ting Tings - Great DJ
72. Walkmen - In the New Year
73. Lee Ann Womack - Last Call
74. Young Jeezy featuring Nas - My President
75. Jordin Sparks featuring Chris Brown - No Air
76. Miley Cyrus - See You Again
77. Drive-By Truckers - Righteous Path
78. Vivian Girls - Where Do You Run To
79. Nas - Black President
80. Invisible Conga People - Cable Dazed
81. Vampire Weekend - Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
82. Jamey Johnson - High Cost of Living
83. Erykah Badu - Honey
84. My Morning Jacket - I’m Amazed
85. Coldplay - Lost!
86. Ne-Yo - Miss Independent
87. Lil Wayne - Mrs Officer
88. Bug - Poison Dart
89. She & Him - Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?
90. Alejandro Escovedo - Always a Friend
91. Jazmine Sullivan - Bust Your Windows
92. Magnetic Fields - California Girls
93. Lykke Li - Dance, Dance, Dance
94. TV On the Radio - Dancing Choose
95. Campesinos! - Death To los Campesinos!
96. Busta Rhymes - Don’t Touch Me (Throw da Water On ‘Em)
97. No Age - Eraser
98. Annie - I Know Ur Girlfriend Hates Me
99. Jamey Johnson - In Color
100. Flo-Rida featuring T Pain - Low
101. Vampire Weekend - M79
102. Janelle Monáe - Many Moons
103. AC/DC - Rock ‘n’ Roll Train
104. Duffy - Rockferry
105. Big Boi featuring André 3000 & Raekwon - Royal Flush
106. Mae Shi - Run To Your Grave
107. Raconteurs - Salute Your Solution
108. Solange Knowles - Sandcastle Disco
109. Ting Tings - Shut Up & Let Me Go
110. Erykah Badu - Healer
111. Wiley - Wearing My Rolex (What Would We Do)
112. Gnarls Barkley - Who’s Gonna Save My Soul?
113. Raphael Saadiq - 100 Yard Dash
114. Randy Newman - A Few Words In Defense of Our Country
115. Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue
116. T-Pain featuring Lil Wayne - Can’t Believe It
117. Air France - Collapsing at Your Doorstep
118. TV On the Radio - Family Tree
119. Glasvegas - Geraldine
120. Lil Wayne featuring T-Pain - Got Money
121. Hercules & Love Affair - Hercules’ Theme
122. Maino featuring TI, Swizz Beatz, Plies, Jadakiss & Fabolous - Hi Hater [Remix]
123. Kills - Last Day of Magic
124. Robin Thicke - Magic
125. Jolie Holland - Mexico City
126. Matias Aguayo - Minimal [DJ Koze Mix]
127. TI - No Matter What
128. Wire - One of Us
129. Cut Copy - Out There On the Ice
130. Lucinda Williams - Real Love
131. Lupe Fiasco - Superstar
132. Mariah Carey - Touch My Body
133. Love Is All - Wishing Well
134. Will.I.Am - Yes We Can
135. Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake - 4 Minutes
136. Guns N’ Roses - Better
137. Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson - Buriedfed
138. Santogold - Creator
139. Danity Kane - Damaged
140. N*E*R*D - Everyone Nose (All the Girls Standing In the Line for the Bathroom)
141. Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks - Gardenia
142. Miranda Lambert - Gunpowder & Lead
143. Flobots - Handlebars
144. Lady GaGa featuring Colby O’Donis - Just Dance
145. Robyn - Konichiwa Bitches
146. Kevin Rudolf - Let It Rock
147. Ryan Adams & the Cardinals - Magick
148. Q-Tip - Move
149. Panic At the Disco - Nine In the Afternoon
150. Hot Chip - One Pure Thought
151. Ashlee Simpson - Outta My Head (Ay Ya Ya)
152. kanYe West - Paranoid
153. Bon Iver - Re: Stacks
154. Gnarls Barkley - Run
155. Jay Reatrard - See Saw
156. Spiritualized - Soul On Fire
157. Killers - Spaceman
158. Jennifer Hudson - Spotlight
159. Animal Collective - Street Flash
160. Be Your Own Pet - Kelly Affair
161. Frightened Rabbit - Modern Leper
162. Nico Muhly featuring Sam Amidon - Only Tune
163. Portishead - The Rip
164. Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Which Way To Go
165. Times New Viking - (My Head)
166. Raveonettes - Aly, Walk with Me
167. Of Montreal - An Eluardian Instance
168. Jamie Lidell - Another Day
169. Antony & the Johnsons - Another World
170. Busta Rhymes featuring Ron Browz - Arab Money
171. Spiritualized - Baby, I’m Just a Fool
172. Thao with the Get Down Stay Down - Bag of Hammers
173. Knux - Bang! Bang!
174. LCD Soundsystem - Big Ideas
175. Sam Sparro - Black & Gold
176. Women - Black Rice
177. Pretenders - Boots of Chinese Plastic
178. Charles Hamilton - Brooklyn Girls
179. Kills - Cheap & Cheerful
180. T-Pain featuring Ludacris - Chopped & Skrewed
181. Britney Spears - Circus
182. Crystal Castles - Courtship Dating
183. Crystal Castles - Crimewave [Crystal Castles vs HEALTH]
184. September - Cry for You
185. KiD CuDi - Day ‘n’ Nite
186. Ryan Leslie - Diamond Girl
187. Taylor Swift - Fifteen
188. Miley Cyrus - Fly On the Wall
189. Kate Nash - Foundations
190. BOB featuring Lil Boosie & DG Yola - Fuck You
191. Lloyd featuring Lil Wayne - Girls Around the World
192. Dido - Grafton Street
193. Elbow - Grounds for Divorce
194. My Morning Jacket - Highly Suspicious
195. Gang Gang Dance - House Jam
196. Arthur Russell - I Couldn’t Say It To Your Face
197. Conor Oberst - I Don’t Want To Die (In the Hospital)
198. Moby - I Love To Move In Here
199. Kathleen Edwards - I Make the Dough, You Get the Glory
200. Lykke Li - I’m Good, I’m Gone