• Favourite albums of 2008

    Gen 13 2009, 22:27

    2008 has been a great year for music for me, more great albums than the years before. It had been a while since my entire top 5 (if I could even come up with 5) consisted of solely 100% AWESOME albums.

    The list:
    1. In Mourning - Shrouded Divine
    2. Bloodbath - The Fathomless Mastery
    3. Coldplay - Viva la Vida or Death and all his Friends/Prospekt's March
    4. Daylight Dies - Lost to the Living
    5. Textures - Silhouettes
    6. Elite - We Own the Mountains
    7. Opeth - Watershed
    8. Steven Wilson - Insurgentes

    Very honorable mention (discovered and totally got hooked on in 2008, but originally released in 2006 (however released outside Australia in 2008!)):
    - Gotye - Like Drawing Blood. Same goes for his debut album Boardface (2003), just as awesome as LDB..

    As said, a great year for music, some amazing new discoveries (Gotye, In Mourning, Elite...) and some established artists that released awesome new albums. 2009 is gonna have a hard time to live up! But with new releases of Katatonia, Porcupine Tree and Alice in Chains in the pipeline, there is good hope.