The End Of The End Of Year Lists: Darryl Smyers' Favorite Albums 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 next couple of days, we'll be posting various excerpts of their choices for the best of '08.

After the jump, Darryl Smyers' choices for the ten best albums of 2008, in descending order. But, first, a teaser for one of his picks...

Smyers' Top Ten 2008

10. Dan Dyer - Dan Dyer
9. Seun Kuti - Many Things
8. Hospital Ships - Oh, Ramona
7. Hank Williams - The Unreleased Recordings
6. Deer Tick - War Elephant
5. Lindsey Buckingham - Gift of Screws
4. Clutchy Hopkins - Walking Backwards
3. Calexico - Carried to Dust
2. Wintersleep - Welcome to the Night Sky
1. Walkmen - You & Me

--Darryl Smyers

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