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Thanks to all the blog readers who contributed to our Review of the Year post over the last few weeks. We had a massive response and you’ll find some of those views expressed in the Readers vs the Writers feature …

Fri, Dec 12, 2008, 10:17

   

Thanks to all the blog readers who contributed to our Review of the Year post over the last few weeks. We had a massive response and you’ll find some of those views expressed in the Readers vs the Writers feature in today’s Ticket – music writers here, readers here and movie writers here and here. For those who are interested in looking at even more lists, my own Top 20 albums from 2008 list is after the jump below

If you haven’t done so already, don’t forget to download Adrian Crowley’s “Long Distance Swimmer”, available free via On The Record until next Thursday. Fellow bloggers, please feel free to spread the word on this.

And finally, today is the very last day for entries to our totally awesome competition where you can win 30 of the best indie releases of 2008. 30 awesome CDs for the Christmas? You know you want to. Here’s a track from one of the CDs you can win – Vampire Weekend doing “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa”

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My top 20 albums from 2008

(1) No Age “Nouns” (Sub Pop)

(2) Vampire Weekend “Vampire Weekend” (XL)

(3) Lykke Li “Youth Novels” (LL)

(4) TV On The Radio “Dear Science” (4AD)

(5) Bon Iver “For Emma Forever Ago” (4AD)

(6) Lisa Hannigan “Sea Sew” (Self-release)

(7) Fleet Foxes “Fleet Foxes” (Bella Union)

(8) RSAG “Organic Sampler” (Psychonavigation)

(9) The Gaslight Anthem “The ‘59 Sound” (Side One Dummy)

(10) Hercules & Love Affair “Hercules & Love Affair” (DFA)

(11) Santogold “Santogold” (Atlantic) (Diplo and Santogold’s “Top Ranking” mix also deserves a mention here)

(12) Lil Wayne “The Carter III” (Cash Money)

(13) David Holmes “The Holy Pictures” (Canderblinks)

(14) Our Brother The Native “Make Amends For We Are Merely Vessels” (Fat Cat)

(15) Spook of the Thirteenth Lock “Spook of the Thirteenth Lock” (Transduction)

(16) Kanye West “808s & Heartbreaks” (Roc-A-Fella)

(17) Katie Kim “Twelve” (Granny It’s OK Recordings)

(18) White Denim “Workout Holiday” (Full Time Hobby)

(19) She & Him “Volume One” (Domino)

(20) Chequerboard “Penny Black” (Lazybird)

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