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Best of 2008: Let the lists begin

Written by Scott Mervis on .

Paste and Amazon are the first out of the box with the Best of 2008 album lists.

Topping Paste's list is She & Him, the debut from the indie-folk band featuring actress Zooey Deschanel and musician M. Ward. Paste writes, "Maybe it's just a sweet little folk record-a tiny, flawless diamond. Or maybe it's a pristine distillation of harmony and craft."

Pittsburgh's Girl Talk lands at No. 7 on Paste, with the magazine writing, "In an apocalyptic year, [‘Feed the Animals'] sounds like the last party on Earth, one final chance to cram in every great beat, hook and riff before the whole planet goes poof."

That seems a bit over the top, doesn't it?

Here are the lists

 Paste

1. She & Him "Volume One

2. Sigur Rós "Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust"

3. Vampire Weekend "Vampire Weekend"

4. Bon Iver "For Emma, Forever Ago"

5. Okkervil River "The Stand Ins"

6. Fleet Foxes "Fleet Foxes"

7. Girl Talk "Feed the Animals"

8. Sun Kil Moon "April"

9. Lucinda Williams "Little Honey"

10. Deerhunter "Microcastle"

 

Amazon Editor's Picks

1. Kings of Leon "Only by the Night"

2. Santogold "Santogold"

3. Fleet Foxes "Fleet Foxes"

4. Al Green "Lay It Down"

5. Adele "19"

6. Death Cab For Cutie "Narrow Stairs"

7. Erykah Badu "New Amerykah"

8. Estelle "Shine"

9. Carll Hayes "Trouble in Mind"

10. MGMT "Oracular Spectacular

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