Some more best of lists.
Pitchfork's super pretentious Top 50 albums of 2008 came out today. Question: How many people can swing from the Fleet Foxes jock without falling off? Answer: The world may never know. To be fair, I don't like that album, but everyone else does, so maybe I'm wrong on this one.
Rolling Stone put out their Best 50 albums of 2008. TV on the Radio? Bold, but not unconventional. Bob Dylan bootlegs at No. 2? Yes, RS still believes your parents are 19 and still subscribe.
NPR's All Songs Considered did something respectable: a show discussing but not necessarily listing the best music of 2008. And then they let the readers decide. Kind of pantywaisted? You betcha, but this is NPR, home of the $85 pledge drive reusable shopping bag made of fair trade organic hemp as gift. Hippies. That being said, I think this is the right approach. And again, the masses crown Fleet Foxes.