Best Albums of 2008: RTE Guide’s Top 8

The RTE Guide has been around as long as TV has in Ireland. But is it still relevant? Kathryn Thomas looks bizarre on the front of the festive edition, Pat Shortt looks like an overgrown child, and Ryan Tubridy is…well, skinny.

This year they did a top 8 from ’08 album list, in no order:
Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
Randy Newman – Harps and Angels
MGMT – Oracular Spectacular
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago
Kings of Leon – Only by the Night
Goldfrapp – Seventh Tree
Portishead – Third

So really a lot of the talked-about stuff and Randy Newman. I suppose it’s pretty relevant, and not the worst list I’ve seen.

Related posts:

  1. Best Albums of 2008: Countdown 20-11
  2. Best Albums of 2008: UCD University Observer
  3. Best Albums of 2008: Pitchfork Readers’ Poll
  4. Best Albums of 2008: Irish Blog Roundup, part 1
  5. Best Albums of 2008: Sarah Siskind’s favourite record

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