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2008's Top 100 Albums [5 - 1]

This is it...The moment we've been waiting for after a dozen of posts. The last countdown to the best album of 2008! I have to admit that while the 5 albums included in this final list where quite easy to pick, the No.1 spot actually surprised me as well. Unfortunately 2008 may have had its share of good records, but none of them really stood out as a masterpiece. This made this list even harder, but at the end I just had to go with the album that actually stayed in my playlist the longest during this year...So here it is..

5. Fleet Foxes - Fleet FoxesThis was definitely one the debuts of the year. Sounding like from another decade, this set of youths managed to produce the most unique sound this year and given hope to many indie lovers around the world that new and exciting music can still be plausible in the internet era. A dreamy album that accompanied me through most of this year's summer.

4. Fuck Buttons - Street HorrrsingI know BLR and all my other friends will probably have serious doubts about this one, but I just couldn't resist the electric noise of these guys. Annoying at times, with endless loops, strange sounds and irritating noises...somehow all this just ties in perfectly to produce an exhilarating album that numbs the mind and all senses. I just love noise...

3. Get Well Soon - Rest Now, Weary Head! You Will Get Well SoonThis has to be the debut of the year. Following the footsteps of Beirut, Get Well Soon produces a mix of instrumental, indie and pop sound in a stunning debut filled with grand orchestrations, loving melodies and an unforgettable voice. Who would expect a German youngster would have taken the world with such excitement...Everyone is just waiting for his next steps..(thanks to Elafini for introducing this masterpiece to us)

2. No Age - NounsThis was a real tough one for me...a real contender for the No.1 spot that just missed out on the last few meters..Lo-fi punk noise that brings memories of Sonic Youth and Pavement..and all this only by two guys..Raw, fresh, noisy, electric...pure power from first to last track. These guys were a real revelation during this year. They made me feel young, alive and kicking again...And they kick ass during lives sets...

1. Shearwater - RookThis is it...the No.1 spot for Album of the Year for Athens66. No surprise really since we loved it from the first time we heard it and kept on hearing it throughout the year. Shearwater finally got serious and produced an amazing rock album with haunting melodies, powerful lyrics and a solid feel of rock. It may not be the most unique sound, it may not be groundbreaking, but it is one of the most complete and fulfilling album we heard this year. One of the few that we'll be getting back to during 2009 as well. What can I just hit all the right spots for me...


  • πολυ ωραιο τοπ!!

    [και δεν το λεω μονο επειδη συμπιπτουμε κατα 30% ακριβως!]

    καλη χρονια

  • Να σαι καλά...

    30% ?? το θεωρώ τιμή μου :-)

    [αν και μου βγήκε η ψυχή να βρω τα 100...τι ήθελα και δεν έμενα στα 20?]

  • (τρίτη φορά προσπαθώ να αφήσω σχόλιο...άτιμο pc...προλαβαίνω να ζητήσω ένα Mac από τον Βασίλη;)

    Έλεγα λοιπόν πως 2 στα 5 δεν είναι κι άσχημα και πως στο φοβερό μουσικό σου κολάζ (χαρά στο κουράγιο σου και στα μάτια μας :P) είδα αρκετούς αγαπημένους μου δίσκους.

    Καλή χρονιά λοιπόν ;)

    (fingers crossed)

  • Ευχαριστώ elafini..

    άντε να δούμε τι θα ρθει με τη νέα χρονιά..ελπίζω αρκετά καλά δισκάκια (ότι μάθεις μας το λες..)

    να πω την αλήθεια..και εγώ θα ήθελα ένα mac από τον βασιλάκη..

  • Άντε και του χρόνου! No Age μετανιώνω που το έβαλα τόσο χαμηλά. Shearwater rock!

  • Εγώ πάλι δεν ήμουν σίγουρος μπας και έβαζα τον γίνε καλά σύντομα πρώτον ή όχι..αλλά τα 2 πρώτα τα έλιωσα κανονικά μέσα στη χρονιά οπότε δικαιωματικά ανέβηκαν στην κορυφή..

    άντε να δούμε πως θα είναι το τοπ το 2009..

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Athens66 started off as a common project by a bunch of friends but quickly turned into almost a personal blog (although some remains of previous posts can still be found). Currently, the Team has been narrowed down to two members, who besides being old friends and schoolmates share the same joy for Music, Movies, Alcohol and Pro Evolution sessions.

The sole purpose of this blog is to shout out whatever comes in mind about movies, music, reality, fantasy and all the rest. Nothing posted here is to be taken seriously, but then again what is? Since this blog is still quite fresh, we are definitely open to suggestions and directions (although most of them will just be ignored)

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High Places - High Places vs. Mankind Titus Andronicus - The Monitor Caribou - Swim Sambassadeur - European The Radio Dept. - Clinging to a Scheme Portugal. the Man - American Ghetto Local Natives - Gorilla Manor Errors - Come Down With Me Hot Chip - One Life Stand Shearwater - The Golden Archipelago Royal Bangs - Let it Beep Magnolia Electric Co - Josephine Phantogram - Eyelid Movies Digits - Hold it Close Au Revoir Simone - Still Night, Still Light Kordan - Fantasy Nation Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport Dial M for Murder - Fiction of her Dreams Throw me the Statue - Creaturesque Atlas Sound - Logos Noah and the Whale  - The First Days of Spring Delorean - Ayrton Senna Reverie Sound Revue - Reverie Sound Revue Portugal the Man - The Satanic Satanist Pony Pony Pony Run Run  - You Need Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse - Dark Night Of The Soul Camera Obscura -My Maudlin Career Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Pains of Being Pure at Heart Antony & The Johnsons - The Crying Light Franz Ferdinand – Tonight Norma – Book of Norma Belle and Sebastian - The BBC Sessions Vanilla Swingers – Vanilla Swingers Lindstrom - Where you go I go too Black Kids – Partie Traumatic Beck – Modern Guilt The Old 97s – Blame It On Gravity Monika - Avatar Sigur Ros - Me? su? i eyrum vi? spilum endalaust Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Lie Down In the Light Shearwater – Rook Okay – Huggable Dust Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer Lykke Li - Youth Novel Los Campesinos – Hold on Now, Youngster Metric - Grow up and Blow away No Age - Nouns Battles – Mirrored The National - Boxer Foals - Antidotes British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music? The Kills – Midnight Boom

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