With a nod to the wheels of democracy, State’s team of reviewers all pitched in their votes for the finest 50 albums of 2008. Here for your perusal and debate is the top 25 albums of that list as they charted. The comprehensive and alphabetical list of 50 will be available in print and in our online reader which we will be distributing from tomorrow.
State’s 25 best albums of 2008
25. Santogold – Santogold
24. The Gaslight Anthem – The ’59 Sound
23. Ham Sandwich – Carry The Meek
22. Kanye West – 808s & Heartbreak
21. Department Of Eagles – In Ear Park
20. Messiah J & the Expert – From The Word Go
19. David Holmes: The Holy Pictures
18. Times New Viking-Rip it Off
17. Nick Cave – Dig Lazarus Dig!
16. TV On The Radio – Dear Science
15. Cut Copy – In Ghost Colours
14. Laura Marling – Alas I Cannot Swin
13. Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid
12. Why? – Alopecia
11. MGMT – Oracular Spectacular
10. Jape – Ritual
9. Adebisi Shank – This Is The Album
8. Deerhunter – Microcastle
7. Glasvegas – Glasvegas
6. Neon Neon – Stainless Style
5. Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
4. Foals – Antidotes
3. Bon Iver – For Emma Forever Ago
2. Sigur Ros – MeÃ° SuÃ° Ã Eyrum ViÃ° Spilum Endalaust
1. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
So what would be your top 5? What did you hate and what did you love from the above?
The 50 Best Albums Of 2008 were voted for, with unflinching certainty by: Alexandra Donald, Anna Forbes, Bobby Aherne, Cian Traynor, CiarÃ¡n Ryan, Chris Russell, Dan Hegarty, Darragh McCausland, Dave Donnelly, David Mclaughlin, Deanna Ortiz, Hilary White, Jack Higgins, Jeff Weiss, Jennifer Gannon, Jo-ann Hodgson, Johnnie Craig, John Joe Worrall, John Walshe, Kate Rothwell, Kara Manning, Martin MciIver, Miles Stewart, Niall Byrne, Niall Crumlish, Pamela Halton, Phil Udell, Saoirse Patterson, Simon Roche, Shane Culloty, Shane Galvin, Sinead Gleeson, Tanya Sweeney, Tia Clarke, Warren Jones.
If you have any problems with their choices you can fight them all after school next week.