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Best Indie Albums of 2008

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There were many great indie and alternative rock albums released in 2008 and best 2008 songs. This page features a collection of our favorite songs, favorite albums and best songs sent to us by the most independent of indie artists and bands. Also check out Last Call for 2008: Great 08 Indie MP3s

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"He Doesn't Know Why" - Fleet Foxes from self-titled debut

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"In The New Year" - The Walkmen from You & I

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"Morning Tide" - The Little Ones from Morning Tide

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"Weekend Wars" - MGMT from self-titled debut

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"I Adore You" - Melpo Mene from Bring The Lions Out


"Torn Foam Blue Couch" - Grand Archives from s/t debut

The Remaining 15 Best Albums of 2008

This list will be updated over time as late discoveries from 2008 are unearthed

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Annuals - Such Fun/Get Wet
Beach House - Devotion
Sigur Ros - Med sud I eyrum vid spilum endalaust
Melpo Mene - Bring The Lions Out
Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst
The Rural Alberta Advantage - Hometowns
Why? - Alopecia
Pete and the Pirates - Little Death
The Kills - Midnight Boom
The Tallest Man On Earth - Shallow Grave
Grand Archives - Grand Archvies
Secret Machines - Secret Machines
Passion Pit - Chuck Of Change
Ra Ra Riot - Rhumb Line
Islands - Arm's Way
Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight

More Great Indie and Alt Albums of 2008

Man Man - Rabbit Habits
Born Ruffians - Red, Yellow and Blue
Travel By Sea - Days of My Escape
Cut Off Your Hands - You and I
The Hush Now - self-titled debut
The Ruby Suns - Sea Lion
Okkervil River - The Stand Ins
The Stills - Oceans Will Rise
The Submarines - You Me & The Bourgeoisie
Unicycle Loves You - self-titled debut
Thao - We Brave Bee Stings and All
Mates of State - Re-arrange Us
Bodies Of Water - A Certain Feeling
Bombadil - A Buzz, A Buzz
Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
Broken Social Scene - Something For All Of Us
Beck - Modern Guilt
Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
Crystal Stilts - Alight of Night
Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
Air France - No Way Down
The Dodos - Visiter
You Me & Iowa - The Adventures Of You Me & Iowa
Department of Eagles - In Ear Park
Earlimart - Hymn And Her
Elf Power - In A Cave
Envelopes - Here Comes The Wind
Fedrik - Na Na Ni
Firewater - The Golden Hour
Fuck Buttons - Street Horrsing
Hooray For Earth - Hooray For Earth
Jose Rouse - Bedroom Classics
Little Joy - Little Joy
Mascott - Art Project
Daniel Lanois - Here Is What Is
Deerhoof - Offend Maggie
Deerhunter - Microcastle/Weird Era Cont.
Mason Proper - Olly Oxen Free
American Music Club - The Golden Age
Atlas Sound - Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Not Feel
Au - Verbs
My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
Neil Halstead - Abbey Road
Nine Inch Nails - The Slip
No Age - Nouns
Goh Nakamura - Ulysses Of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping
Plants and Animals - Parc Avenue
Port O'Brien - All We Could Do Was Sing
Santeria - Year Of The Knife
Shearwater - Rook
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - Pershing
Spiritualized - Songs in A & E
Sprengjuholin - Sprengjuholin
Tapes N Tapes - Walk It Off
Thao - We Brave Bee Stings And All
The Breeders - Mountain Battles
The Dandy Warhols - Earth To The Dandy Warhols
The Explorers Club: Freedom Wind
The Firekites - The Bowery
The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound
The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age Of The Understanding
The Nice Jenkins - Elephant Twisters
The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely
The Raveonetts - Lust Lust Lust
The Submarines - You, Me And The Burgeoisie
Titus Andronicus - The Airing Of Grievances
Tokyo Police Club - Elephant Shell
TV on the Radio - Dear Science
Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
White Denim - Exposion
Wolf Parade - Mount Zoomer
Xylos - Bedrooms

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This is a list of albums I am listening to lately and loving! This will be regularly updated; strongly recommend getting these albums.

Fleet Foxes - s/t debut 2008
Sing Fin Bous - Clangour
The Uglysuit - self-titled debut
Vampire Hands - Me & You Cherry Red/Cuz It's a Beach Funeral
Marching Band - Spark Large
The Tallest Man on Earth - Shallow Grave
Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Klum - We Carelessly Turned Amazingly Into Nothing
Downdime - Knowing Too Much
The Kinks - Village Green Preservation Society
Melpo Mene - Bring The Lions Out
Loney Dear - Dear John
The Lonely Forest - We Sing The Body Electric