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KEXP Adds music charts for 2008
Week: 12/05/2008 - 12/11/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Grace JonesHurricanePias/ Wall of Sound
Buy! The Brighton Port AuthorityI Think We're Gonna Need a Bigger BoatSouthern Fried
Buy! MotorikKlang!Self-Released
Buy! ExploneExploneSelf-Released
Buy! The LinesFlood BankAcute
Buy! Lily AllenThe FearCapitol


Week: 11/28/2008 - 12/04/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! (Soundtrack)Slumdog MillionaireN.E.E.T./ Interscope
Buy! Faded Paper FiguresDynamoShorthand
Buy! J-Boogie's Dubtronic ScienceSoul VibrationsOm
Buy! Neil YoungSugar Mountain: At Canterbury House 1968Reprise
Buy! JazzanovaOf All the ThingsVerve
Buy! Shugo TokumaruExitAlmost Gold/ Startime
Buy! LadyhawkeLadyhawkeModular
Buy! Fire on FireThe OrchardYoung God
Buy! SkeletonsMoneyTomlab
Buy! The Sight BelowGliderGhostly International
Buy! LuomoConvivialHuume
Buy! Mount Eerie w/ Julie Doiron & Fred SquireLost WisdomP.W. Elverum & Sun, Ltd.
Buy! AnathalloCanopy GlowAnticon


Week: 11/21/2008 - 11/27/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Los Campesinos!We Are Beautiful, We Are DoomedArts & Crafts
Buy! Kanye West808s & HeartbreakRoc-A-Fella
Buy! Q-TipThe RenaissanceUniversal Motown
Buy! RomanceThe DivideSelf-Released
Buy! Omara PortuondoGraciasMontuno/ World Village


Week: 11/07/2008 - 11/13/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! The Whore MoansHello From the Radio WastelandMt. Fuji
Buy! Hush ArborsHush ArborsEcstatic Peace
Buy! The Week That WasThe Week That WasMemphis Industries
Buy! Deer TickWar ElephantPartisan
Buy! The RaptureTapes!K7
Buy! Bodies of WaterA Certain FeelingSecretly Canadian
Buy! CYNEPretty Dark ThingsHometapes
Buy! The Dusty 45sFortunate Man EPSelf-Released


Week: 10/31/2008 - 11/06/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! David Byrne & Brian EnoEverything That Happens Will Happen TodayTodomundo
Buy! Isobel Campbell & Mark LaneganSunday at Devil DirtFontana
Buy! LongwaveSecrets are SinisterOriginal Signal
Buy! Grieves & Budo88 Keys & CountingBlack Clover
Buy! AC BerkheimerIn a Series of Long DaysSubroutine
Buy! Von Von BraunSomething Ain't WrongSubroutine
Buy! Femi KutiDay by DayMercer Street
Buy! Peter BroderickHomeType
Buy! SquarepusherJust a SouvenirWarp
Buy! Past LivesStrange SymmetrySuicide Squeeze
Buy! (Various)Perfect As Cats: A Tribute to the CureManimal Vinyl
Buy! MegapussSurfingVapor
Buy! Two Cow GarageSpeaking in CursiveShelterhouse
Buy! (Various)Tingling Cheeks Are LoveSensory Projects
Buy! Bang Band EcheBang Band EcheThe Underground Management
Buy! Medeski Martin & WoodRadiolarians 1Indirecto
Buy! Arthur RussellLove Is Overtaking MeAudika
Buy! Dennis BrownThe Best of Dennis Brown: The Niney YearsHeartbeat
Buy! GunbunnyThe White CitySelf-Released


Week: 10/24/2008 - 10/30/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! The Very SexualsPost-Apocalyptic LoveSubroutine
Buy! The DecemberistsAlways the Bridesmaid: A Single SeriesCapitol
Buy! RazrezRazrezSelf-Released
Buy! James YorkstonWhen the Haar Rolls InDomino
Buy! Wild Orchid ChildrenThe Elephants EPSelf-Released
Buy! The Jesus and Mary ChainThe Power of Negative Thinking: B-Sides & RaritiesRhino
Buy! Johnny CashAt Folsom PrisonColumbia/ Legacy
Buy! (Various)Awake, My Soul/ Help Me to SingAwake
Buy! Brighton Port AuthorityToe JamSouthern Fried
Buy! The RaconteursConsoler of the LonelyThird Man/ Warner Bros.


Week: 10/17/2008 - 10/23/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! The KnuxRemind Me in 3 DaysInterscope
Buy! School of Seven BellsAlpinismsGhostly International
Buy! The LucksmithsFirst FrostMatinee
Buy! Eagles of Death MetalHeart OnDowntown
Buy! Louis La RocheThe Peach EPSelf-Released
Buy! Bloc PartyIntimacyAtlantic
Buy! Plus Minus (+/-)X's On Your EyesAbsolutely Kosher
Buy! Secret MachinesSecret MachinesTSM
Buy! Little JoyLittle JoyRough Trade
Buy! Ryan Adams & the CardinalsCardinologyLost Highway
Buy! I Led 3 LivesPeace NowNublu
Buy! The Kindness KindThe Kindness KindSelf-Released
Buy! Cause Co-Motion!It's Time!Slumberland
Buy! TelepatheChrome's On ItIAMSOUND
Buy! WomenWomenJagjaguwar
Buy! SepalotRed HandedCompost
Buy! Would-Be-GoodsEventyrMatinee
Buy! UnlearnPlacesnoise/order
Buy! (Various)Dandelion Gold: OneDandelion Gold
Buy! Charles Van ZandtLive at KEXPKEXP


Week: 10/10/2008 - 10/16/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! The Henry Clay PeopleFor Cheap of For FreeAutumn Tone
Buy! Parts & LaborReceiversJagjaguwar
Buy! The Tough AllianceA New ChanceModular
Buy! Gang Gang DanceSaint DymphnaThe Social Registry
Buy! AutodroneStrike a MatchClairecords
Buy! Crystal StiltsAlight of NightSlumberland
Buy! Buena Vista Social ClubAt Carnegie HallWorld Circuit/ Nonesuch
Buy! Ray LaMontagneGossip in the GrainRCA
Buy! (Various)Eccentric Soul: The Young DisciplesThe Numero Group
Buy! Hank IIIDamn Right Rebel ProudSidewalk
Buy! Menahan Street BandMake the Road By WalkingDunham
Buy! DJ K.O.DJ K.O. Presents Picture ThisShaman Work
Buy! Minus the BearAcousticsTigre Blanco


Week: 10/03/2008 - 10/09/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! The Vivian GirlsThe Vivian GirlsIn the Red
Buy! Love Is AllA Hundred Things Keep Me Up At NightWhat's Your Rapture?
Buy! Of MontrealSkeletal LampingPolyvinyl
Buy! El GuinchoAlegranzaXL
Buy! Fucked UpThe Chemistry of Common LifeMatador
Buy! The Sea and CakeCar AlarmThrill Jockey
Buy! Mavis StaplesLive: Hope at the HideoutAnti-
Buy! Crooked FingersForfeit/ FortuneRed Pig
Buy! Nikka CostaPebble to a PearlStax
Buy! The ClashLive at Shea StadiumEpic/ Legacy
Buy! Antony & the JohnsonsAnother WorldSecretly Canadian
Buy! The SessAgendumbSingle Screen
Buy! Jay ReatardMatador Single '08Matador
Buy! The StreetsEverything is BorrowedVice
Buy! A Gun That Shoots KnivesFuture of LoveSelf-Released
Buy! Charlie HunterBaboon StrengthSpire
Buy! Star AnnaCrooked Path LiveMalamute


Week: 09/26/2008 - 10/03/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Bob DylanTell Tale Signs: The Bootleg Series Vol. 8Columbia
Buy! Helms AleeNight TerrorHydra Head
Buy! LaryttaDifficult FunCreaked
Buy! All the SaintsFire on Corridor XTouch and Go
Buy! The RosebudsLife LikeMerge
Buy! Zuco 103After the CarnavalSix Degrees
Buy! The Mighty UnderdogsDroppin' Science FictionDefinitive Jux
Buy! Private DancerJapanese MotorsVice
Buy! WallpaperOn the Chewing Gum GroundK
Buy! MogwaiThe Hawk is HowlingMatador
Buy! Department of EaglesIn Ear Park4AD
Buy! Fort Knox FiveRadio Free DCFort Knox Recordings
Buy! Juana MolinaUn DiaDomino
Buy! Cold War KidsLoyalty to LoyaltyDowntown
Buy! FannypackGhetto BootlegTommy Boy
Buy! Catfish HavenDevastatorSecretly Canadian
Buy! Daniel Martin MooreStray AgeSub Pop
Buy! CelestialCrystal HeightsMusic is My Girlfriend
Buy! Lucinda WilliamsLittle HoneyLost Highway
Buy! The RiffbrokersWeight of Line and IntersectionUnsmashable
Buy! Terry LynnKingstonlogic 2.0Last Gang
Buy! Rainbow ArabiaThe BastaTiny Man
Buy! Carl CraigSessions!K7
Buy! Madlib The Beat KonductaWLIB AM: King of the WigflipBBE/ Rapster
Buy! StarsSad Robots EPSoft Evolution
Buy! Trombone CakeTrombone CakeSelf-Released
Buy! SupersuckersGet It TogetherMid-Fi
Buy! LakeOh, the Places We'll GoK
Buy! BellEPSelf-Released


Week: 09/12/2008 - 09/18/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! TV on the RadioDear ScienceInterscope
Buy! High PlacesHigh PlacesThrill Jockey
Buy! Jenny LewisAcid TongueWarner Bros
Buy! Bomb the BassFuture Chaos!K7
Buy! Ten KensTen KensFatcat
Buy! Kings of LeonOnly By the NightRCA
Buy! The Manhattan Love SuicidesBurnt Out LandscapesMagic Marker
Buy! Land of TalkSome Are LakesSaddle Creek
Buy! MonaretaPicoteroNacional
Buy! Brightblack Morning LightMotion to RejoinMatador
Buy! Passion PitChunk of ChangeFrenchkiss
Buy! MinisnapBounce AroundMagic Marker
Buy! Dungen4Kemado
Buy! Karl BlauNature's Got AwayK
Buy! AterciopeladosRioNacional
Buy! PivotO Soundtrack My HeartWarp
Buy! Dub SpecialistDubHeartbeat


Week: 09/12/2008 - 09/18/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! TV on the RadioDear ScienceInterscope
Buy! High PlacesHigh PlacesThrill Jockey
Buy! Jenny LewisAcid TongueWarner Bros
Buy! Bomb the BassFuture Chaos!K7
Buy! Ten KensTen KensFatcat
Buy! Kings of LeonOnly By the NightRCA
Buy! The Manhattan Love SuicidesBurnt Out LandscapesMagic Marker
Buy! Land of TalkSome Are LakesSaddle Creek
Buy! MonaretaPicoteroNacional
Buy! Brightblack Morning LightMotion to RejoinMatador
Buy! Passion PitChunk of ChangeFrenchkiss
Buy! MinisnapBounce AroundMagic Marker
Buy! Dungen4Kemado
Buy! Karl BlauNature's Got AwayK
Buy! AterciopeladosRioNacional
Buy! PivotO Soundtrack My HeartWarp
Buy! Dub SpecialistDubHeartbeat


Week: 09/05/2008 - 09/11/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
 (Various)Live at KEXP Volume FourKEXP
Buy! Jake OneWhite Van MusicRhymesayers
Buy! Friendly FiresFriendly FiresXL
Buy! Point Juncture WAHeart to ElkSelf-Released
Buy! Johnny ForeignerWaited Up Til It Was LightNettwerk
Buy! Blitzen TrapperFurrSub Pop
Buy! Jolie HollandThe Living and the DeadAnti-
Buy! Raphael SaadiqThe Way I See ItColumbia
Buy! The Pica BeatsBeating Back the Claws of the ColdHardly Art
Buy! Lady Dottie and the DiamondsLady Dottie and the DiamondsHi-Speed Soul
Buy! These United StatesCrimesUnited Interests
Buy! Weird TapesGet ReligionHail Social
Buy! StarfuckerStarfuckerBadman
Buy! Massy FergusonCold EquationsSelf-Released
Buy! Group IneraneGuitars from AgadezSublime Frequencies
Buy! Horse FeathersHouse With No HomeKill Rock Stars
Buy! People Under the StairsFun DMCGold Dust
Buy! KatJonBandKatJonBandCarrot Top
Buy! Old Crow Medicine ShowTennessee PusherNettwerk
Buy! Nightmares on WaxThought SoWarp
Buy! School of Seven BellsHalf AsleepGhostly International


Week: 08/29/2008 - 09/04/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Dead ConfederateWrecking BallTAO
Buy! FencesThe Ultimate PukeSelf-Released
Buy! TacocaTShame SpiralDon't Stop Believin'
Buy! AliasResurgamAnticon
Buy! Your Heart BreaksLove is a Long Dark RoadMightyMo
Buy! TalkdemonicEyes at Half MastArena Rock
Buy! Eddy Current Suppression RingPrimary ColoursGoner
Buy! MichnaMagic MondayGhostly International


Week: 08/22/2008 - 08/28/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! See Me RiverTime MachineDon't Stop Believin'/ Aviation
Buy! Damien JuradoCaught in the TreesSecretly Canadian
Buy! Bound StemsThe Family AfloatFlameshovel
Buy! Sonny JDisastroAstralwerks
Buy! Sweet JesusSweet JesusSelf-Released
Buy! (Various)You Don't KnowNinja Tune
Buy! Chad Van GaalenSoft AirplaneSub Pop
Buy! Hawnay TroofIslands of AyleRetard Disco
Buy! The Sea and CakeCar AlarmThrill Jockey
Buy! (Various)Total 9Kompakt
Buy! TrickyKnowle West BoyDomino
Buy! She Keeps BeesNestsSelf-Released
Buy! (Various)PDX Pop Now! 2008PDX Pop Now!
Buy! Bubblegum LemonadeSusan's in the Sky EPMatinee
Buy! Northern PortraitNapoleon Sweetheart EPMatinee
Buy! Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius PipAnglesStrange Famous
Buy! The Rumble StripsGirls and WeatherGigantic


Week: 08/15/2008 - 08/21/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Fujiya & MiyagiLightbulbsDeaf Dumb + Blind
Buy! Lykke LiYouth NovelsAtlantic
Buy! The Broken WestNow or HeavenMerge
Buy! Miles Benjamin Anthony RobinsonMiles Benjamin Anthony RobinsonSay Hey
Buy! The High DecibelsHDRolling Jack
Buy! Jaguar LoveTake Me to the SeaMatador
Buy! TindersticksThe Hungry SawConstellation
Buy! Pop LeviNever Never LoveCounter
Buy! Giant SandProvisionsYep Roc
Buy! Pacific!ReveriesAstralwerks
Buy! The New YearThe New YearTouch and Go
Buy! Champagne ChampagneChampagne ChampagneSelf-Released
Buy! AltspeakIt's Up to YouSelf-Released
Buy! Kasey Chambers & Shane NicholsonRattlin' BonesSugar Hill
Buy! JJ Grey & MofroOrange BlossomsAlligator
Buy! The Dead ScienceVillainaireConstellation
Buy! TV on the RadioDear ScienceInterscope


Week: 08/08/2008 - 08/14/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Common MarketTobacco RoadHyena
Buy! The MoondoggiesDon't Be a StrangerHardly Art
Buy! CalexicoCarried to DustQuarterstick
Buy! The Quiet OnesBetter Walk Than Ride Like ThatSelf-Released
Buy! Ra Ra RiotThe Rhumb LineBarsuk
Buy! The WalkmenYou & MeGigantic
Buy! Pete & The PiratesLittle DeathStolen
Buy! New FacesTwo YearsLoveless
Buy! StereolabChemical Chords4AD
Buy! The GiganticsDie AlreadySelf-Released
Buy! New Radiant Storm KingDrinking in the MoonlightDarla
Buy! LambchopOH (ohio)Merge
Buy! TerakaftAkh IssudarWorld Village
Buy! RodriguezCold FactLight in the Attic
Buy! Laura MarlingAlas I Cannot SwimAstralwerks
Buy! Deer CityDeer CitySelf-Released
Buy! Michael Franti & SpearheadAll Rebel RockersAnti- / Boo Boo Wax
Buy! Human HighwayMoody MotorcycleSuicide Squeeze


Week: 07/18/2008 - 07/24/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Conor OberstConor OberstMerge
Buy! FreshkillsFreshkillsSelf-Released
Buy! The High DecibelsThe High DecibelsRolling Jack
Buy! One Day as a LionOne Day as a LionAnti-
Buy! TelepathiqueLast Time on EarthThe Control Group
Buy! Issa BagayogoMali KouraSix Degrees
Buy! Takka TakkaMigrationErnest Jenning
Buy! CSSDonkeySub Pop
Buy! Knut BellWicked, Ornry, Mean and NastyMarling Spike
Buy! (Various)MoneylandMcCoury


Week: 07/11/2008 - 07/17/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Black KidsPartie TraumaticAlmost Gold/ Columbia
Buy! Pierced ArrowsStraight to the HeartTombstone
Buy! The Airborne Toxic EventThe Airborne Toxic EventMajordomo
Buy! Johnny FlynnA LarumLost Highway
Buy! Blck Nite CrachArrayCustom Made
Buy! Heil HalsteadOh! Mighty EngineBrushfire
Buy! Sir Victor UwaifoGuitar-Boy Superstar 1970 - 76Soundway
Buy! Alaska in WinterDance Party in the BalkansMilan
Buy! High Places03/07 - 09/07Thrill Jockey
Buy! AUVerbsAagoo
Buy! New FacesTwo YearsLoveless
Buy! The FluidLive at KEXPKEXP


Week: 07/04/2008 - 07/11/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! The Doll TestMosque Alarm ClockUnsmashable
Buy! The Dandy WarholsEarth to the Dandy WarholsBeat the World
Buy! Crystal StiltsCrystal StiltsWoodsist
Buy! WindmillPuddle City Racing LightsFriendly Fire
Buy! Poni HoaxImages of SigridTigersushi
Buy! The Avett BrothersThe Gleam IIRamseur
Buy! LeilaBlood, Looms and BloomsWarp
Buy! The War on DrugsWagonwheel BluesSecretly Canadian
Buy! Arbouretum/ PontiakKaleThrill Jockey
Buy! The ChapMega BreakfastGhostly International
Buy! (Various)Rock the Net: Musicians for Network NeutralityThirsty Ear
Buy! Pop LeviNever Never LoveCounter
Buy! Cephas & WigginsRichmond BluesSmithsonian Folkways


Week: 06/27/2008 - 07/03/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! BeckModern GuiltDGC
Buy! Hypatia LakeAngels and Demons, Space and TimeReverb
Buy! Silver JewsLookout Mountain, Lookout SeaDrag City
Buy! First Communion AfterpartySorry for all the Mondays and to Those Who Can't SingMpls Ltd
Buy! Elliott BroodMountain MeadowsSix Shooter
Buy! Abe VigodaSkeletonPost Present Medium
Buy! RatatatLP3XL
Buy! Moscow OlympicsCut the WorldLavender
Buy! DaedelusLove to Make Music ToNinja Tune
Buy! Loudspeaker Speaker Meets Clearly HumanLike Ten Feet TallBroken Twilight
Buy! At the SpineVitaGlobal Seepej
Buy! John MatthiasStories for the WatercoolerCounter
Buy! Ruby Dee and the SnakehandlersMiles from HomeDionysus
Buy! Johnny OsbourneTruth and Rights (Deluxe Edition)Heartbeat


Week: 06/20/2008 - 06/26/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! The Hold SteadyStay PositiveVagrant
Buy! Hercules and Love AffairHercules and Love AffairDFA/Mute
Buy! Sigur RosMeo Suo I Eyrum Vio Spilum EndalaustXL
Buy! The Duchess and the DukeShe's the Duchess, He's the DukeHardly Art
Buy! Das LlamasClass Wars K-12Aviation
Buy! SunsetThe Glowing CityAutobus
Buy! Dr. DogFatePark the Van
Buy! SonantesSonantesSix Degrees
Buy! Love as LaughterHolyEpic
Buy! Joseph ArthurCrazy Rain/Vagabond Skies/Foreign GirlsLonely Astronaut
Buy! Be Your Own PetGet Damaged EPXL
Buy! Nathan Wade and the Dark PioneersThe Chroma Session EPCrow King
Buy! Brendan CanningSomething For All Of UsArts & Crafts
Buy! Albert Hammond Jr.Como Te Llama?Black Seal
Buy! I Heart HiroshimaTuff TeefValve
Buy! The LinesMemory SpanAcute
Buy! PPP aka Platinum Pied PipersOn a Cloud/AngelUbiquity


Week: 06/13/2008 - 06/19/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! King Khan & the ShrinesThe Supreme Genius Of Vice
Buy! The Baseball ProjectVol. 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying QuailsYep Roc
Buy! Mt. St. Helens Vietnam BandWeepy EPself-released
Buy! ColdplayViva La Vida or Death And All His FriendsCapitol
Buy! Experimental AircraftThird TransmissionGraveface
Buy! (Various)The Synchronicity SuiteMoongadget
Buy! ElbaAn Avalancheself-released
Buy! (Various)Eccentric Soul: The Tragar & Note LabelsThe Numero Group
Buy! EarlimartHymn and HerMajordomo
Buy! ChumbawambaThe Boy Bands Have WonTrade Root
Buy! The Tasteful NudesThe Soul of the New MachinesForced Perspective Collective
Buy! Flying LotusLos AngelesWarp
Buy! (Various)Ed Rec, Vol. IIIEd Banger
Buy! Air FranceNo Way DownSincerely Yours
Buy! Sigur RosGobbledigookXL


Week: 06/06/2008 - 06/12/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Wolf ParadeAt Mount ZoomerSub Pop
Buy! The NotwistThe Devil, You + MeDomino
Buy! The Cute LepersCan't Stand Modern MusicBlackheart
Buy! NOMOGhost RockUbiquity
Buy! The Saturday KnightsMingleLight In The Attic
Buy! Blue GiantEPself-released
Buy! Grupo FantasmaSonidos GoldAire Sol
Buy! AdemTakesDomino
Buy! Robert PollardRobert Pollard Is Off To Businessself-released
Buy! KutimanKutimanMelting Pot
Buy! Steel Tigers of DeathProudly Presents Steel Tigers of Deathself-released
Buy! OsborneOsborneSpectral Sound
Buy! Jaguar LoveJaguar LoveMatador
Buy! The Love LightsYoung Lionsself-released
Buy! Adele19XL/Columbia
Buy! The Crying ShameIn A Fieldself-released
Buy! CineplexxPicnicPortia
Buy! My Brightest DiamondA Thousand Shark's TeethAsthmatic Kitty
Buy! Rusty WilloughbyFilament Dustself-released
Buy! HealthHealth//DiscoLovepump United
Buy! Jeremy JayA Place Where We Could GoK


Week: 05/30/2008 - 06/05/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Fleet FoxesFleet FoxesSub Pop
Buy! My Morning JacketEvil UrgesATO
Buy! Head Like A KiteThere Is Loud Laughter EverywhereMush
Buy! Eef BarzelayLose Big429
Buy! Aimee Mann@#%&*! SmilersSuperEgo
Buy! J-LiveThen What Happened?BBE
Buy! El Ten ElevenEvery Direction Is NorthFake Record Label
Buy! N.E.R.D.Seeing SoundsStar Trak/Interscope
Buy! Jesse Sykes & the Sweet HereafterGentleness of Nothing EPFargo
Buy! Douglas ArmourThe Light of a Golden Day, The Arms of the NightThe Social Registry
Buy! Telekinesis!Toulouse-Lautrecself-released
Buy! Love as LaughterHoly E.P.Epic
Buy! KunkWe Are Not Who You Think We ArePlastic Sun
Buy! The Dry County CrooksWhen Hearts BreakMastan
Buy! FavoritaFavoritaPopsicle


Week: 05/23/2008 - 05/30/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! The Cool KidsThe Bake SaleChocolate Industries
Buy! Bonnie 'Prince' BillyLie Down in the LightDrag City
Buy! ShearwaterRookMatador
Buy! Alejandro EscovedoReal AnimalBack Porch/Manhattan
Buy! LadytronVelociferoNettwerk
Buy! Panda & AngelPanda & Angelself-released
Buy! Awesome ColorElectric AboriginesEcstatic Peace!
Buy! (Various)Nada Mucho presents: Sounds from the Seattle UndergrounGlobal Seepej
Buy! Autolite StrikeMohawk BluesOrgonized
Buy! PrestoState of the ArtConcrete Grooves
Buy! Devon WilliamsCarefreeBa Da Bing
Buy! Joan as Police WomanTo SurviveCheap Lullaby
Buy! Tea for JulieThe Sense in Tying Knotsself-released
Buy! Booka ShadeThe Sun & the Neon LightGet Physical
Buy! Isol/ZypceSimaDarla
Buy! Team RobespierreEverything's PerfectImpose
Buy! StyrofoamA Thousand WordsNettwerk
Buy! The Bridal ShopFrom SeasMagic Marker
Buy! SubtractiveLADApparatusn5MD
Buy! (Various)Ball of Wax Volume 12 Spring 2008Ball of Wax
Buy! SteinskiWhat Does It All Mean? 1983-2006 RetrospectiveIllegal Art


Week: 05/09/2008 - 05/15/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! The RootsRising DownDef Jam
Buy! DuffyRockferryMercury
Buy! Quiet VillageSilent Movie!K7
Buy! BengaDiary of an Afro WarriorTempa
Buy! Al GreenLay It DownBlue Note
Buy! James PantsWelcomeStones Throw
Buy! Walter MeegoVoyagerAlmost Gold
Buy! BaskervillesTwilightSecret Crush
Buy! James HunterThe Hard WayGO/Hear Music
Buy! The Ting TingsWe Started NothingColumbia
Buy! TruckasaurasTea Parties, Guns and ValorFourthcity
Buy! Dirty On PurposeLike Bees EPself-released
Buy! Natalia ClavierNectarEighteenth Street Lounge
Buy! The QuitMinus TideTindrum
Buy! Elder MasonThe Seclusionist Speaksself-released
Buy! The Pinker TonesWild AnimalsNacional
Buy! Seun Kuti + Fela's Egypt 80Sean Kuti + Fela's Egypt 80Disorient
Buy! (Various)Wild Ride!Go-Kustom
Buy! Simone WhiteI Am The ManHonest Jon's
Buy! The FutureheadsThis Is Not The Worldnul
Buy! Solomon BurkeLike a FireShout! Factory
Buy! Orkestar ZirkoniumOrkestar Zirkoniumself-released
Buy! Michael VermillionLast Night On Earthself-released
Buy! Forro in the DarkDia De RodaNublu


Week: 05/02/2008 - 05/08/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Death Cab For CutieNarrow StairsAtlantic
Buy! Mates of StateRe-Arrange UsBarsuk
Buy! Shake Some Action!Sunny Days AheadSatellite 451
Buy! The HerbaliserSame As It Never Was!K7
Buy! MudhoneyThe Luckey OnesSup Pop
Buy! MudhoneySuperfuzz Bigmuff deluxe editionSup Pop
Buy! The NationalThe Virginia EPBeggars Banquet
Buy! Bad DudesEat DrugsRetard Disco
Buy! Marbet RocelSpeed EmotionsCompost
Buy! Pink SkullZeppelin 3Free News Projects
Buy! Natalie Portman's Shaved HeadGlistening PleasureTeam Swan
Buy! Danny MassureWhat It IsSpring Strut
Buy! Nobody Presents Blank BlueWestern Water Music Volume IIUbiquity
Buy! Mission Of BurmaSignals, Calls and MarchesMatador


Week: 04/18/2008 - 04/24/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! PortisheadThirdMercury
Buy! No AgeNounsSub Pop
Buy! Common MarketBlack Patch WarMassLine
Buy! The Last Shadow PuppetsThe Age of the UnderstatementDomino
Buy! SantogoldSantogoldDowntown
Buy! PomegranatesEverything is AliveLujo
Buy! AtmosphereWhen Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit GoldRhymesayers
Buy! David Karsten DanielsFear of FlyingFatcat
Buy! BorisSmileSouthern Lord
Buy! The Night MarchersSee You in MagicVagrant
Buy! BrailleThe IV EditionSyntax/Koch
Buy! The LodgerLife Is SweetSlumberland
Buy! Giant PandaElectric LaserTres
Buy! SubtleExiting ArmLex
Buy! The Long BlondesCouplesRough Trade
Buy! Joseph ArthurCrazy RainLonely Astronaut
Buy! (Various)Soul Messages From DimonaThe Numero Group
Buy! Sun Kil MoonAprilCaldo Verde
Buy! Guru's JazzmatazzThe Timebomb: Back to the Future Mixtape7 Grand
Buy! The ReplacementsSorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the TrashTwin Tone/Ryko/Rhino
Buy! The ReplacementsStinkTwin Tone/Ryko/Rhino
Buy! The ReplacementsHootenannyTwin Tone/Ryko/Rhino
Buy! The ReplacementsLet It BeTwin Tone/Ryko/Rhino
Buy! Nat BaldwinMost Valuable PlayerBroken Sparrow
Buy! Half LightSleep More, Take More Drugs, Do Whatever We Wantself-released
Buy! Arc LabThe Goodbye Radion5MD
Buy! SunsetBright Blue Dreamself-released
Buy! Partman ParthorseYear of the Jerkself-released
Buy! Tea CoziesPretty Pages/Reglonsself-released


Week: 04/11/2008 - 04/17/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Frightened RabbitThe Midnight Organ FightFatcat
Buy! M83Saturdays = YouthMute
Buy! FirewaterThe Golden HourBloodshot
Buy! Langhorne Slim & The War EaglesLanghorne Slim & The War EaglesKemado
Buy! Chin ChinChin ChinDefinitive Jux
Buy! Black KidsI'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with YouAlmost Gold
Buy! The Last Shadow PuppetsThe Age of the Understatement EPDomino
Buy! Blue ScholarsButter&Gun$Rawkus/Massline
Buy! Animal CollectiveWater CursesDomino
Buy! Dizzee RascalMaths + EnglishDefinitive Jux
Buy! Jenny ScheinmanJenny ScheinmanKoch
Buy! GossipLive in LiverpoolColumbia
Buy! Jef StottSaracenSix Degrees
Buy! Annuals/SunfoldWet ZooCanvasback/Terpsikhore
Buy! (Various)Esopus #10: Good NewsEsopus
Buy! The Old HauntsPoisonous TimesKill Rock Stars
Buy! Young KnivesSuperabundanceRykodisc
Buy! Le LoupLive at KEXPKEXP


Week: 04/04/2008 - 04/10/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! The Black AngelsDirections to See a GhostLight in the Attic
Buy! Kassin + 2FuturismoLuaka Bop
Buy! Old 97'sBlame It On GravityNew West
Buy! Tokyo Police ClubElephant ShellSaddle Creek
Buy! YellePop UpCaroline
Buy! Thalia ZedekLiars and PrayersThrill Jockey
Buy! Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich + FussibleTijuana Sound MachineNacional
Buy! The Little OnesTerry Tales & Fallen GatesBranches
Buy! MetaformStanding on the Shoulders of GiantsJust
Buy! Flight of the ConchordsFlight of the ConchordsSub Pop
Buy! Tennis ProAre You There God? It's Me, Tennis Proself-released


Week: 03/28/2008 - 04/03/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Cut CopyIn Ghost ColoursModular
Buy! Jamie LidellJimWarp
Buy! ConstantinesKensington HeightsArts & Crafts
Buy! Barry AdamsonBack to the CatCentral Control
Buy! The Turn-OnsCurseself-released
Buy! MochipetMicrophonepetDaly City
Buy! Jim NoirJim NoirBarsuk
Buy! Neon NeonStainless StyleLex
Buy! Snake & Jet's Amazing Bullit BandX Ray SpiritCrunchy Frog
Buy! Lyrics BornEverywhere at OnceAnti-
Buy! 3 Na Massa3 Na MassaNublu
Buy! Tobias FrobergTurn HeadsCheap Lullaby
Buy! ClinicDo It!Domino
Buy! Wye OakIf ChildrenMerge
Buy! In CadeoIn Cadeoself-released
Buy! Etran FinatawaDesert CrossroadsRiverboat/World Music Network
Buy! Tapes 'n TapesWalk It OffXL
Buy! Colin MeloySings Live!Kill Rock Stars
Buy! French KicksSwimmingVagrant
Buy! TelepathiqueLove & LustThe Control Group
Buy! WallpaperWallpaperself-released
Buy! The BreedersMountain Battles4AD
Buy! PolandSchoolboy Crush on Che GuevaraClass M
Buy! TulsaLive at KEXPKEXP


Week: 2/22/2008 - 2/28/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Erykah Badu New Amerykah Part One 4th World War
Buy! Los Campesinos! Hold On Now, Youngster Arts & Crafts
Buy! Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks Real Emotional Trash Matador
Buy! The Heavy Great Vengeance and Furious Fire Counter/+1
Buy! Dodos Visiter Frenchkiss
Buy! Toumast Ishumar Real World
Buy! Black Whales Black Whales demo
Buy! Why? Alopecia Anticon
Buy! Destroyer Trouble in Dreams Merge
Buy! Varmint Varmint self-released
Buy! Amelia A Long, Lovely List of Repairs Adrenaline
Buy! Wayne Horvitz and Sweeter Than the Day A Walk in the Dark Songlines
Buy! Lucy Bland Down to Sea Level self-released
Buy! Lee "Scratch" Perry Chicken Scratch Heartbeat
Buy! Santogold Creator Downtown
Buy! (Various) In the Name of Love: Africa Celebrates U2 Shout! Factory


Week: 2/29/2008 - 3/6/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! These New Puritans Beat Pyramid Domino
Buy! Sera Cahoone Only as the Day is Long Sub Pop
Buy! Be Your Own Pet Get Awkward Ecstatic Peace!/Universal
Buy! Man Plus The Hungarian Suicide Songbook self-released
Buy! The Heavy Hearts A Killer of Snakes Selector Sound
Buy! Fleet Foxes Sun Giant Sub Pop
Buy! Ray Death in Fiction Pito
Buy! Joseph Arthur Could We Survive Lonely Astronaut
Buy! The Ruby Suns Sea Lion Sub Pop
Buy! Bauhaus Go Away White Bauhaus Musik
Buy! Jason Anderson The Hopeful and the Unafraid K
Buy! Astral Sleepwalker Vibraphone
Buy! What Made Milwaukee Famous What Doesn't Kill Us Barsuk
Buy! (Various) Don't Stop: Recording Tap The Numero Group
Buy! Autechre Quaristice Warp
Buy! Flat Duo Jets Two Headed Cow Chicken Ranch
Buy! (Various) Disco Not Disco Strut
Buy! Sound Dimension Mojo Rocksteady Beat Soul Jazz
Buy! White Hinterland Phylactery Factory Dead Oceans
Buy! Lumerians Lumerians Subterranean Elephants
Buy! The Ting Tings Great DJ RED/Columbia


Week: 3/7/2008 - 3/13/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! The Kills Midnight Boom Domino
Buy! Plants and Animals Parc Avenue Secret City
Buy! Neon Neon Stainless Style Lex
Buy! The Pharmacy Choose Yr Own Adventure Don't Stop Believin'
Buy! Crystal Castles Crystal Castles Last Gang
Buy! Palodine Garden of Deceit Tarnished
Buy! Toumani Diabate The Mande Variations Nonesuch
Buy! She & Him Volume One Merge
Buy! Pneumonia Jones Seven Songs to Cuddle To self-released
Buy! Lori Meyers Lori Meyers Universal Spain
Buy! The Starlings Marveling the While self-released
Buy! Lords of the North Lords of the North Radio Optic


Week: 3/14/2008 - 3/20/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Cloud Cult Feel Good Ghosts Tea
Buy! Gnarls Barkley The Odd Couple Downtown/Atlantic
Buy! Skullbot Titan self-released
Buy! Elbow The Seldom Seen Kid Polydor UK
Buy! The Jealous Girlfriends The Jealous Girlfriends Good Fences
Buy! (Various) The Funhouse Comp Thing II MyFatAss Productions
Buy! Triclops! Out of Africa Alternative Tentacles
Buy! Monkeywrench Gabriel's Horn Birdman
Buy! Man Man Rabbit Habits Anti
Buy! Atlas Sound Let the Blind Lead Those That Can See But Cannot Feel Kranky
Buy! Clark Turning Dragon Warp
Buy! Justin Townes Earle The Good Life Bloodshot
Buy! Del the Funky Homosapien 11th Hour Definitive Jux
Buy! Clinic The Witch Domino


Week: 3/21/2008 - 3/27/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! The Black AngelsDirections to See a GhostLight in the Attic
Buy! Kassin + 2FuturismoLuaka Bop
Buy! Old 97'sBlame It On GravityNew West
Buy! Tokyo Police ClubElephant ShellSaddle Creek
Buy! YellePop UpCaroline
Buy! Thalia ZedekLiars and PrayersThrill Jockey
Buy! Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich + FussibleTijuana Sound MachineNacional
Buy! The Little OnesTerry Tales & Fallen GatesBranches
Buy! MetaformStanding on the Shoulders of GiantsJust
Buy! Flight of the ConchordsFlight of the ConchordsSub Pop
Buy! Tennis ProAre You There God? It's Me, Tennis Proself-released


Week: 1/25/2008 - 1/31/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Sons & Daughters This Gift Domino
Buy! Future of the Left Curses Too Pure
Buy! Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend XL
Buy! The Ettes Look at Life Again Soon self-released
Buy! American Music Club The Golden Age Merge
Buy! The Jet Age What Did You Do During the War, Daddy? Sonic Boomerang
Buy! Throw Me the Statue Moonbeams Secretly Canadian
Buy! The Transmissionary Six Cosmonautical Tarnished
Buy! Jack Penate Matinee XL
Buy! Grynch My Second Wind self-released
Buy! Dead Meadow Old Growth Matador
Buy! The Big Sleep Sleep Forever Frenchkiss
Buy! Swell South of the Rain and Snow pSychoSpecific
Buy! Swell The Lost Album pSychoSpecific
Buy! Boscoe Boscoe The Numero Group
Buy! (Various) Eccentric Soul: The Outskirts of Deep City The Numero Group
Buy! Karate Kitchen Good Morning Sunset West of January
Buy! Bad Love Sessions Bad Love Sessions self-released


Week: 02/08/2008 - 02/14/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Ghostland Observatory Robotique Majestique Trashy Moped
Buy! Mark Pickerel and His Praying Hands Cody's Dream Bloodshot
Buy! Blood on the Wall Liferz The Social Registry
Buy! The Mae Shi Hllyh Team Shi
Buy! Working for a Nuclear Free City Businessmen & Ghosts Deaf Dumb + Blind
Buy! The Mountain Goats Heretic Pride 4AD
Buy! Born Ruffians Red Yellow & Blue Warp
Buy! Speaker Speaker Call It Off Burning Building
Buy! Akrobatik Absolute Value Fat Beats
Buy! Devastations Yes, U Beggars Banquet
Buy! Xiu Xiu Women as Lovers Kill Rock Stars
Buy! Beach House Devotion Carpark
Buy! Halou Sawtooth self-released
Buy! The Lions Jungle Struttin' Ubiquity
Buy! Bubblegum Lemonade Ten Years Younger EP Matinee
Buy! Star Anna Crooked Path Malamute
Buy! Kublakai The Basics self-released
Buy! The Beautiful Confusion The Beautiful Confusion self-released
Buy! Tender Forever Wider K
Buy! Monade Monstre Cosmic Too Pure
Buy! Solid Gold Who You Gonna Run To? self-released
Buy! Bitcrush Epilogue in Waves n5MD
Buy! Zach Harjo Dark Poems self-released
Buy! Battle Hymns Hidden Reservations self-released
Buy! Slow Skate Trace the Lines Conduit


Week: 02/15/2008 - 02/21/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! The Gutter Twins Saturnalia Sub Pop
Buy! DeVotchKa A Mad & Faithful Telling Anti
Buy! Thee Emergency Solid self
Buy! Jim White Transnormal Skiperoo Luaka Bop
Buy! Voyager One Afterhours in the Afterlife Loveless
Buy! Shane Tutmarc & the Traveling Mercies Hey Lazarus! Inverness
Buy! Goldfrapp Seventh Heaven Mute
Buy! The Dirtbombs We Have You Surrounded In the Red
Buy! Waco Brothers Waco Express: Live & Kickin' at Schuba's Tavern Bloodshot
Buy! The Kills Midnight Boom Domino
Buy! Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago Jagjaguwar
Buy! These United States A Picture of the Three of Us at the Gate to the Garden of Edenself


Week: 01/18/2008 - 01/24/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! The Teenagers Reality Check XL
Buy! The Hands The Hands Selector Sound
Buy! Kelley Stoltz Circular Sounds Sub Pop
Buy! (Various) Brazil Classics 7: What's Happening in Pernambuco? Luaka Bop
Buy! Super Furry Animals Hey Venus! Rough Trade
Buy! The Bell Make Some Quiet Badman
Buy! Antietam Opus Mixtum Carrot Top
Buy! Gary Louris Vagabonds Rykodisc
Buy! Shim Feel Like a King self-released
Buy! Kultur Shock Live in Europe self-released
Buy! (Various) Future Sounds of Jazz Vol. 11 Compost
Buy! Ghostland Observatory Robotique Majestique Trashy Moped
Buy! Jason Collett Here's to Being Here Arts & Crafts
Buy! Free Form Funky Freqs Urban Mythology Volume One Thirsty Ear
Buy! Citay Little Kingdom Dead Oceans
Buy! Up Bustle & Out Istanbul's Secrets Collision
Buy! Disinterested Behind Us Dynamophone
Buy! Pants Yell! Alison Statton Soft Abuse
Buy! Yoav Charmed and Strange Verve Forecast
Buy! A Gun That Shoots Knives Love Bad Horses


Week: 01/11/2008 - 01/17/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! British Sea Power Do You Like Rock Music? Rough Trade
Buy! Hot Chip Made in the Dark Astralwerks
Buy! Cat Power Jukebox Matador
Buy! Black Mountain In the Future Jagjaguwar
Buy! The Helio Sequence Keep Your Eyes Ahead Sub Pop
Buy! Evangelicals The Evening Descends Dead Oceans
Buy! Shelby Lynne Just a Little Lovin' Lost Highway
Buy! The Duke Spirit Ex-Voto E.P.Love Token
Buy! Chris Joss Teraphonic Overdubs Eighteenth Street Lounge
Buy! Ursula 1000 Undressed Eighteenth Street Lounge
Buy! The Acorn Glory Hope Mountain Paper Bag
Buy! Cheb i Sabbah Devotion Six Degrees
Buy! Saturation Point On the Blink LouTunes
Buy! Ghislain Poirier No Ground Under Ninja Tune
Buy! School of Language Rockist Thrill Jockey
Buy! Obelus Wrecking Ball self-released
Buy! Super Furry Animals Hey Venus! Rough Trade


Week: 01/04/2008 - 01/10/2008
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Drive-By Truckers Brighter Than Creation's Dark New West
Buy! Magnetic Fields Distortion Nonesuch
Buy! Thao with the Get Down Stay Down We Brave Bee Stings and All Kill Rock Stars
Buy! Chris Walla Field Manual Barsuk
Buy! Tyler Ramsey A Long Dream About Swimming Across the Sea Echo Mountain
Buy! Say Hi The Wishes and the Glitch Euphobia
Buy! Nada Surf Lucky Barsuk
Buy! Bob Mould District Line Anti-
Buy! Times New Viking Rip It Off Matador
Buy! Steve Reid Ensemble Daxaar Domino
Buy! Cornelius Gum Everloving
Buy! Hey Willpower P.D.A. Tomlab
Buy! The Lashes Thank You self-released