Luca “Drop the Lime” Venezia tops our list for best artist of 2008, but there’s much more where he came from. We dig up the latest music coming out of Gothenburg, Sweden, chat with shoegaze bands of yesterday and today, go into the studio with Hot Chip and Matthew Herbert, and get the year-ending praise and jabs from Kid Sister, Telepathe, The Death Set, Vivian Girls, Cut Copy, Beach House, Matthew Dear, Santogold, and many more for our Best of 2008 feature.