Sure, 2008 may be done, but the list-making still continues... This year, five contributors to the Dallas Observer's music section were asked to participate in the Village Voice's annual Pazz & Jop critics' poll, which compiles the lists of hundreds of music critics across the country into one massive, hopefully conclusive, aggregate list. Over the next couple of days, we'll be posting various excerpts of their choices for the best of '08.
After the jump, Merritt Martin's choices for 2008's best album--in alphabetical, but otherwise no particular order. But, first, a teaser for one of her picks.
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Astronautalis - Pomegranate
Black Mountain - In the Future
Bottomless Pit - The Congress EP
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
Brian Eno/David Byrne - Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
Liam Finn - I'll Be Lightning
Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree
The New Year - S/T
Samamidon - All Is Well
She & Him - Volume One