Sunday Times critics and NPR listeners alike went for the eponymous debut from Fleet Foxes, while Rolling Stone chose the very awkward-sounding TV on the Radio. (What is it with these hip young things and their clumsy names?)
You might have spotted David enjoying Elbow on Later… with Jools Holland back in September; they won last year’s Mercury Prize for their 2008 release.
Whether your preference is for the most recent offerings from Metallica, Oasis, Sigur Rós or Coldplay (good, honest names, those), or the debuts from Duffy or Bon Iver, I’d like to know which you consider to be the best album released in 2008 without a Gdańsk in its title.
For me, that would have to be Neil Diamond’s very beautiful ‘Home Before Dark’.
I don’t think 2008 was one of music’s finest, do you?
The year’s best songs next week… and a Happy Birthday to Ash.