Stereogum recently polled readers and has now released some BEST OF 2008 results. Some of the results surprised me.
BEST ALBUM OF 2008
1) Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
2) TV on the Radio Dear Science
3) Bon Iver For Emma Forever Ago
Some disappointments for me were the ranking of Beck's Modern Guilt at a mediocre #18 and lower yet was My Morning Jacket's Evil Urges at #21. Even more depressing was the Raconteurs' Consolers of the Lonely at #33 with one of my new favorites, Blitzen Trapper's Furr, right behind. I was also surprised to see Death Cab's Narrow Stairs ranked relatively high at #14. BOO, Stereogum Readers.
BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF 2008
1) Radiohead "House of Cards"
2) Gnarls Barkley "Who's Gonna Save My Soul"
3) of Montreal "Id Engager"
BEST LIVE ACT OF 2008
2) of Montreal
3) My Morning Jacket
of Montreal beats Radiohead any day. Kevin Barnes hung himself on stage for god's sake.
INDIE ROCK CRUSH (FEMALE) (prepare yourself for disappointment, Kappy)
1) Zooey Deschanel (She & Him)
2) Jenny Lewis
INDIE ROCK CRUSH (MALE)
1) Kevin Barnes (of Montreal)
2) Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend)
3) Conor Oberst
WHOA. Jack White didn't even make top ten?! Not acceptable. P.S. Ryan Adams was #7.
MOST OVERRATED ACT
1) Vampire Weekend
3) Kanye West
What do you think? What were your favorites this year and who do you think should have taken the glory??