Thursday, January 01, 2009

XPN Year in Review - Top 50 Albums of 2008

To end 2008, WXPN counted down the Top Ten Albums of 2008 as part of the XPN Year in Review. These were voted on by listeners. Here are the top 50. If you tune in today from 10a to 7p you can hear Jim McGuinn (on his last day at XPN) count down the top 100 songs of the year!

#1. Vampire Weekend - Self Titled
#2. Coldplay - Viva La Vida
#3. Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs
#4. My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
#5. The Fleet Foxes - Self Titled
#6. Duffy - Rockferry
#7. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
#8. Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night
#9. Mgmt - Oracular Spectacular
#10. Kathleen Edwards - Asking For Flowers
#11 TV On The Radio - Dear Science
#12 Amos Lee - Last Days At The Lodge
#13 Alejandro Escovedo - Real Animal
#14 Ray Lamontagne - Gossip In The Grain
#15 Beck - Modern Guilt
#16 The Ting Tings - We Started Nothing
#17 REM - Accelerate
#18 Joe Jackson - RAIN
#19 Brian Eno & David Byrne - Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
#20 Lucinda Williams - Little Honey
#21 Dr Dog - Fate
#22 Santogold - Santogold
#23 Ben Folds - Way To Normal
#24 The B-52s - Funplex
#25 Ryan Adams And The Cardinals - Cardinology
#26 Old 97s - Blame It On Gravity
#27 The Felice Brothers - The Felice Brothers
#28 The Pretenders - Break Up The Concrete
#29 The Raconteurs - The Consolers Of The Lonely
#30 Jack Johnson - Sleep Through The Static
#31 Counting Crows - Saturday Nights And Sunday Mornings
#32 Adele - Nineteen
#33 Aimee Mann - Smilers
#34 Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue
#35 Shelby Lynne - Just A Little Lovin'
#36 She And Him - Volume 1
#37 Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
#38 Bob Dylan - Tell Tale Signs
#39 Conor Oberst - Self Titled
#40 Joan Osborne - Little Wild One
#41 Drive By Truckers - Brighter Than Creations Dark
#42 Bon Iver - For Emma Forever Ago
#43 The Black Keys - Attack Release
#44 The Killers - Day And Age
#45 Ryan Bingham - Mescalito
#46 Delta Spirit - Ode To Sunshine
#47 Flight Of The Conchords - Self Titled
#48 Kate Nash - Made Of Bricks
#49 Snow Patrol - One Hundred Million Suns
#50 Jonatha Brooke - The Works

3 comments:

Chet said...

Great list o' stuff, Ken, and some I haven't heard, which I shall now seek out!

Speaking of New Year things, is WXPN going to have another calendar this year? Absolutely LOVED last year's 885 Musical Moments calendar!

Jenny O. said...

Yeah, we want a calendar!

Heather said...

Add me to the list of people that loved last year's XPN calendar & want one for 2009.