2008 favorites (best of)

Portishead - Third
downtempo, dark moody trip-hop
Beck - Modern Guilt
modern rock
The Notwist - The Devil, You, and Me
nu-rock, digitally affected post-rock
MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
electro-pop, 80's revival synth alt-pop
Mercury Rev - Snowflake Midnight
flaming radio head lips
M83 - Saturdays=Youth
80's revival electro-pop
Friendly Fires - s/t
80's revival synth disco-pop
Kat O1O - Natural Phenomenons
nu-jazz, jazzatronic, jazz-n-groove, jazzy downtempo
Nine Inch Nails - The Slip
heavy alternative synth rock
Milosh - iii
lush warm sensual electronica pop
Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
Does It Offend You, Yeah? - You Have No Idea What You're Getting Yourself Into
heavy electro-synth-rock
People Under The Stairs - Fun DMC
intelligent and groovy hip-hop, de la soul
Kullrusk - Digital
nu-jazz, modern cinematic jazz groove, kozmigroov, digitalis jazz
Venom meets Marco Di Marco - Images
nu-jazz, reworked modern jazz groove
Floratone - Floratone
modern jazz groove
The Cinematic Orchestra - Live
nu-jazz, cosmic jazz groove
Nostalgia 77 - Weapons of Jazz Destruction
modern jazz, nu-jazz
Meat Beat Manifesto - Autoimmune
deep and dark electronic dub
Koushik - out my window
sunday digital nu-rock
David Holmes - The Holy Pictures
cinematic nu-rock, shoegazer
Earth - The Bees Made Honey in The Lion's Skull
stoner psych-folk-rock
Flying Lotus - Los Angeles
avant-garde instrumental hip-hop
Steve Reid Ensemble - Daxaar
modern spiritual jazz groove
Dave Douglas - Moonshine
modern jazz groove
Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Holon
zen funk, modal mellow dark jazz