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Top 100 albums of 2008! Part [2]

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Top 100 Albums of 2008
[Part 2] from #20. to #11.

#20. Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs
Death Cab For Cutie is a band formed in 1997 in Bellingham [Washington]. Ben Gibbard's band after their success with the album Plans released "Narrow Stairs". With this album they manage victoriously to "Possess your heart".
Listen: "I Will Possess Your Heart"

#19. I'm From Barcelona - Who Killed Harry Houdini?
I'm From Barcelona is the band of Emanuel Lundgren and his twenty-plus friends! This band, which surely fills up a stage, released their second album "Who Killed Harry Houdini?".
This record is as happy as a clam and will make you cheer up even in your moodiest days.
Listen: "Mingus"

#18. Max Richter - 24 Postcards In Full Color
Max Richter is a German composer and with this concept album "24 Postcards In Full Color" has captured the moment of a twenty-four postcards into sound, creating these mini-length tracks that can be also tagged as ringtones. As soon as you listen to this album and read each song's title you are instantly drawn into its imaginary landscape.
Listen: "H in New England"

#17. Electric President - Sleep Well
The band of Ben Cooper and Alex Kane also known as Electric President released their second album "Sleep Well". This record is a mixture of moody electronica melodies and indie music. The result is amazing! Just discover more by yourself...
Listen: "Ether"

#16. Deerhunter - Microcastle / Weird Era Cont
Deerhunter's "Weird Era Cont" is a revelation! Do you remember Bradford Cox's solo project as Atlas Sound? This is even better. Deerhunter released in 2008 two albums: "Microcastle" and its bonus disc "Weird Era Cont".
Hypnotic, psychedelic and dark!
Listen: "Vox Humana"

#15. Cat Power - Jukebox
Cat Power released this brilliant cover collection titled "Jukebox".
If you've never heard the original versions of these songs you get the impression that all these beautiful songs were written by Cat Power herself. A mature work that stuns the listener...
Listen: New York [Cat power covers Frank Sinatra's New York with an unexpected outcome.]

#14. Bang Gang - Ghosts From The Past
Bardi Johannsson the man behind Bang Gang, Lady & Bird and Haxan released his latest work "Ghosts From The Past".
The record is great full of new melodies and melancholic pop sounds. Iceland seems to produce excellent music as we have already seen.
We love Icelandic music!
Listen: "Don't Feel Ashamed"

#13. M83 - Saturdays = Youth
Here is the fifth album for the French electronic group M83. M83 is one of me favorite post-rock/shoegaze bands and they are back with their new album "Saturdays=Youth". In my opinion this album is completely different from the band's past works. However, I still enjoyed it very much for its nostalgic beats from the 80's that gave a fresh air to this almost flawless album of Antony Gonzales' new work.
Listen: "You Appearing"

#12. The Notwist - The Devil, You + Me
The Notwist is a band from Germany formed in 1989! Their latest album "The Devil, You + Me" is a follow up to their best album "Neon Golden" released in 2002. The sonic details of this album are amazing, the whole album is perfectly crafted and the artwork of the cover is arresting!
Listen: "Handson Us"

#11. Shearwater - Rook
Shearwater's 5th album formed by Okkervil Rivver's Jonathan Meiburg is captivating! A magnificent work with charming vocals and unique melodies. Surely Shearwater's best album,yet. A must have record for your music collection!
Listen: "Rooks"