50 (MORE!) Albums, EPs and Compilations of 2008

Hold up, hold up. Rewind selector! Before I attempt to sit down and put together my list of favorite albums of 2009, I must pay homage to the music that slipped past me in the year before. I have said this time and again – there is simply way too much music! Every year, I reflect on the year prior and attempt to catch up on all of the releases. And I refuse to let them go! So here is a list of albums that has not made it to my list of Headphone Commute’s Best of 2008, but have been in my rotation since the publication, and deserve to be recognized in this flashback to 2008.


(listed in alphabetical order by artist)
Anders Ilar – Twilight Rainfalls (self)
Benge – Twenty Systems (Expanding)
BLÆRG – Dysphoric Sonorities (Bottle Imp Productions)
The Caretaker – Persistent Repetition Of Phrases (Install)
De La Mancha – Atlas (Crying Bob)
DeepChord – Vantage Isle Sessions (echospace [detroit])
Fanu & Bill Laswell – Lodge (Ohm Resistance)
Funckarma – Psar Dymog (Symbolic Interaction)
The Future Sound of London – Environments II (fsoldigital)
Gagarin – Adaptogen
Grails – Take Refuge In Clean Living (Important)
Jasper TX – This Quiet Season (Slaapwel)
Last Step – 1961 (Planet Mu)
Mad EP – Bass.hed (Ad Noiseam)
Mathieu Ruhlmann + Celer – Mesoscaphe (Spekk)
Natural Self – The Art Of Vibration (Tru Thoughts)
Obfusc – City of Cedar (Boldfish)
Takahiro Kido – Fleursy Music (PLOP)
Tomasz Bednarczyk – Summer Feelings (Room40)
Vibesquad – Bass Love (Vibesquad)


(listed in alphabetical order by artist)
Access To Arasaka – :Port (illphabetik)
Barry Lynn – 98 EP (Acroplane)
Bitstream – The Severed EP (Touchin’ Bass)
Bop & Dephecta – Autumn Melancholy / The Space Between Us (Misspent)
Broken Note – Crux / Zealot (Ad Noiseam)
bvdub – Return To Tonglu (Quietus)
Dabrye – Get Dirty EP (Ghostly International)
Escapee Planes – Perfume (Eight:FX)
Fennesz – Transition (Touch)
Four Tet – Ringer (Domino)
Funckarma – Dubstoned Vol. 2 (Ad Noiseam)
Harmonic 313 – Dirtbox (Warp)
Library Tapes – Fragment (Kning Disk)
NHK – Unununium (Raster-Noton)
Noisia – Creep Out / The Bends (Non Vogue)
Reso – Tags & Throw-Ups Vol. 5 (Urban Graffiti)
The Sight Below – No Place For us EP (Ghostly International)
Tycho – Adrift / From Home (Ghostly International)
Vex’d – 3rd Choice (Planet Mu)
Welder – Chalice Well (Ancestor)


(listed in alphabetical order by title)
All Sounds Electric Two (Critical)
Goldie – Watch The Ride (Harmless)
Sasha – Invol2ver (Global Underground)
Simon & Shaker – Surfaces #1: Plastic (Armada)
Technical Itch Presents You Need Therapy (Ohm Resistance)
Skream! – Watch The Ride (Harmless)
I Love Dubstep (Rinse)
Mary Anne Hobbs – Evangeline (Planet Mu)
Round Black Ghosts (~scape)
You Don’t Know: Ninja Cuts (Ninja Tune)

Don’t forget to read the original Headphone Commute’s Best of 2008 article.