The End Of The End Of Year Lists: Pete Freedman's Favorite Albums And Singles Of 2008

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 last couple of days, we've been posting various excerpts of their choices for the best of '08.

After the jump, Pete Freedman's favorite records and singles from 2008--in descending order. But, first, a teaser for one of his picks...

10. Ra Ra Riot - The Rhumb Line
9. The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound
8. Raphael Saadiq - The Way I See It
7. T.I. - Paper Trail
6. Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
5. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
4. The Helio Sequence - Keep Your Eyes Ahead
3. Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight
2. TV On The Radio - Dear, Science
1. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

10. Rodriguez - "Sugar Man"
9. Elbow - "Grounds For Divorce"
8. The Gaslight Anthem - "The '59 Sound"
7. Estelle - "American Boy (feat. Kanye West)"
6. Lykke Li - "Dance Dance Dance"
5. Lil Wayne - "A Milli"
4. The Helio Sequence - "Hallelujah"
3. Frightened Rabbit - "The Modern Leper"
2. MGMT - "Time To Pretend"
1. Does It Offend You, Yeah - "Dawn of the Dead"

--Pete Freedman