• Tuesday Ten: 2008's Best Albums

    Dez 16 2008, 19h12 por amodelofcontrol

    Right, time for week three of my rundown of the best music of 2008. This week it's the best albums of 2008 as I see it. 2008 is the first year in a while where I didn't have a particular album in mind for the top spot for some months before the list - although that isn't to say that there hasn't been a lot of good releases this year. In fact there have been quite a few, and this list was a lot harder to compile than I thought it might be! Obviously, not everyone will agree with my list - feel free to let me know what you think in the comments.

    10:
    Meshuggah
    ObZen
    Nuclear Blast

    After a near-inpenetrable album (Catch Thirty-Three) and 20 minute single (I), my hopes initially for the new Meshuggah album were not all that high, fearing that they were going to go further down the prog-wank route that those releases were taking them. So I was stunned to hear obZen - instead of said prog-wank were nine tracks with an almost laser-like focus and despite having some long, long tracks it doesn't waste a second. …