We were too busy giving thanks this week to write out the usual Top 10, so instead, we’ve unrolled this list of our favorite albums of the year. Without further ado, we present, in no particular order (besides the fact that titles are alphabetized), the XLR8R staff’s quick ‘n’ dirty 2008 Top 25.

Atlas SoundLet the Blind Lead Those Who See But Cannon Feelkranky

Beach HouseDevotionCarpark

Brenda RayWalattaEM

Bun-BIl TrillRap-a-lot

DaedelusLove to Make Music ToNinja Tune

Dizzee RascalMaths + EnglishDef Jux

Flying LotusLos AngelesWarp

FoalsAntidotesSub Pop

Glass CandyBeatboxItalians Do It Better

Jeremy JayA Place Where We Could GoK

Kelley PolarI need to Hold on While the Sky is FallingEnviron

LindstrømWhere You Go I Go TooSmalltown Supersound


M83Saturdays = YouthMute

MGMTOracular SpectacularSony

The NotwistThe Devil, You + MeDomino


SyclopsI’ve Got My Eye on YouDFA

SpiritualizedSongs in A & EUniversal

The MoleHigh as the SkyWagon Repair

Throw Me the StatueMoonbeamsSecretly Canadian

TobaccoFucked Up Friendsanticon.

Xiu XiuWomen as LoversKill Rock Stars


ZomesZomesHoly Mountain