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Top 75 Albums Of 2008

Andrew Kelham
Andrew Kelham 7 January 2009 at 00.08

Just a quick reminder of what we scribes at the mighty Sound decreed to be the Top 75 Albums of 2008.

So yeah it's 2009 and it's cold and dark and someone forgot to turn the heating back on in the Rock Sound office. Joy.

But, before we start looking forward, just a quick reminder of what we scribes at the mighty Rock Sound decreed to be the Top 75 Albums of 2008...

1 Genghis Tron ‘Board Up The House’ (RELAPSE)
2 Slipknot ‘All Hope Is Gone’ (ROADRUNNER)
3 The Bronx ‘The Bronx III’ (WICHITA)
4 Torche ‘Meanderthal’ (HYDRA HEAD)
5 This Will Destroy You ‘This Will Destroy You’ (MAGIC BULLET)
6 Fucked Up ‘The Chemistry Of Common Life’ (MATADOR / 4AD)
7 The Gaslight Anthem ‘The ‘59 Sound’ (SIDEONEDUMMY)
8 Cancer Bats ‘Hail Destroyer’ (HASSLE)
9 Bring Me The Horizon ‘Suicide Season’ (VISIBLE NOISE)
10 Metallica ‘Death Magnetic’ (MERCURY)

11 Alkaline Trio ‘Agony & Irony’ (V2 / COOPERATIVE)
12 Trivium ‘Shogun’ (ROADRUNNER)
13 Gojira ‘The Way Of All Flesh’ (LISTENABLE)
14 Suicide Silence ‘The Cleansing’ (CENTURY MEDIA)
15 Bullet For My Valentine ‘Scream Aim Fire’ (COLUMBIA / SONY BMG)
16 Cavalera Conspiracy ‘Inflikted’ (ROADRUNNER)
17 Frank Turner ‘Love, Ire And Song’ (XTRA MILE)
18 Meshuggah ‘obZen’ (NUCLEAR BLAST)
19 5ive ‘Hesperus’ (TORTUGA)
20 Fall Out Boy ‘Folie À Deux’ (MERCURY)

21 Nachtmystium ‘Assassins’ (CANDLELIGHT)
22 Funeral For A Friend ‘Memory And Humanity’ (JOIN US)
23 Glass And Ashes ‘Glass And Ashes’ (NO IDEA)
24 The Automatic ‘This Is A Fix’ (B-UNIQUE)
25 The King Blues ‘Save The World, Get The Girl’ (ISLAND)
26 Cursed ‘Cursed III: Architects Of Troubled Sleep’ (REFLECTIONS)
27 The Subways ‘All Or Nothing’ (INFECTIOUS)
28 AC/DC ‘Black Ice’ (COLUMBIA / SONY BMG)
29 Airbourne ‘Runnin’ Wild’ (ROADRUNNER)
30 The Mirimar Disaster ‘Volumes’ (UNDERGROOVE)

31 Johnny Truant ‘No Tears For The Creatures’ (UNITED BY FATE)
32 Underøath ‘Lost In The Sound Of Separation’ (VIRGIN)
33 Opeth ‘Watershed’ (ROADRUNNER)
34 These Arms Are Snakes ‘Tail Swallower And Dove’ (SUICIDE SQUEEZE)
35 Rolo Tomassi ‘Hysterics’ (HASSLE)
36 You Me At Six ‘Take Off Your Colours’ (SLAM DUNK)
37 Panic At The Disco ‘Pretty. Odd.’ (FUELED BY RAMEN / ATLANTIC)
38 Kids In Glass Houses ‘Smart Casual’ (ROADRUNNER)
39 Mindless Self Indulgence ‘If’ (THE END)
40 Bleeding Through ‘Declaration’ (NUCLEAR BLAST)

41 Off With Their Heads ‘From The Bottom’ (NO IDEA)
42 Amon Amarth ‘Twilight Of The Thunder God’ (METAL BLADE)
43 Brigade ‘Come Morning We Fight’ (CANED & ABLE)
44 The Death Of Her Money ‘Spirit Of The Stairwell’ (SUPERFI / RAT PATROL)
45 Mouth Of The Architect ‘Quietly’ (TRANSLATION LOSS)
46 Cult Of Luna ‘Eternal Kingdom’ (EARACHE)
47 Norma Jean ‘The Anti Mother’ (SOLID STATE)
48 Mogwai ‘The Hawk Is Howling’ (WALL OF SOUND)
49 Nadja ‘Skin Turns To Glass’ (THE END)
50 Death Cab For Cutie ‘Narrow Stairs’ (ATLANTIC)

51 No Age ‘Nouns’ (SUB POP)
52 Earth ‘The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull’ (SOUTHERN LORD)
53 Blacklisted ‘Heavier Than Heaven, Lonelier Than God’ (DEATHWISH)
54 Rise Against ‘Appeal To Reason’ (GEFFEN)
55 Weezer ‘The Red Album’ (GEFFEN)
56 Grand Magus ‘Iron Will’ (RISE ABOVE)
57 And So I Watch You From Afar ‘This Is Our Machine And Nothing Can Stop It’ (DIY BABY)
58 Evil Bebos ‘The Dead Language’ (BLACK BOX MIXTAPES)
59 Nine Inch Nails ‘The Slip’ (THE NULL CORPORATION)

60 Deerhunter ‘Microcastle’ (4AD)
61 Fuck Buttons ‘Street Horrrsing’ (ATP)
62 Thrice ‘The Alchemy Index – Volumes III & IV: Air & Earth’ (VAGRANT)
63 Pilgrim Fathers ‘Short Circular Walks In The Hope Valley’ (UNDERGROOVE)
64 The Night Marchers ‘See You In Magic’ (VAGRANT)
65 Year Long Disaster ‘Year Long Disaster’ (VOLCOM)
66 Transistor Transistor ‘Ruined Lives’ (LEVEL PLANE)
67 The Ascent Of Everest ‘How Lonely Sits The City’ (SHELSMUSIC)
68 Wetnurse ‘Invisible City’ (SEVENTH RULE)
69 Helms Alee ‘Night Terror’ (HYDRA HEAD)
70 Blakfish ‘See You In Another City’ (BIG SCARY MONSTERS)

71 Fighting With Wire ‘Man Vs Monster’ (SMALLTOWN AMERICA)
72 Working For A Nuclear Free City ‘Businessmen & Ghosts’ (MELODIC)
73 The Computers ‘You Can’t Hide From The Computers’ (FIERCE PANDA)
74 Slaves To Gravity ‘Scatter The Crow’ (GRAVITAS)
75 Swound! ‘Hello Future, Our Name Is Swound!’ (STRESSED SUMO)

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