THE 2008 REVIEW: themilkman

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The 2008 Review

When I was a kid, I clearly remember my parents telling me that the older you get, the faster time seems to pass. At the time, of course, I had all eternity in front of me, and time was never passing fast enough. I couldn’t wait for school holidays, birthdays or Christmases and dismissed what they were saying with all the contempt I could gather. I have since understood how right they were. It seems like I was putting together my end of year list for 2007 only last week, but it’s well and truly been a whole twelve months, filled with countless pocket-sized tales of blood sweat, tears, re-invention, revival, weird explorations and revived hopes.

Perhaps above all, 2008 has been marked, for me at least by the stunning return of Portishead, once one of the many jewels in the Bristol crown, now a totally revitalised and more powerful than ever formation, and by the faultless first album proper of Norwegian disco lord Lindstrøm. There were also magnificent albums by Arve Henriksen, Paavoharju, Peter Broderick and Nico Muhly, while Leila and Twine both released new albums after years of silence and Dark Captain Light Captain proved to be one of the year’s best newcomers.

Portishead: Third1.

PORTISHEAD
Third
Island Record

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Lindstrøm: Where You Go I Go Too2.

LINDSTRØM
Where You Go I Go Too
Smalltown Supersound

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Arve Henriksen: Cartography3.

ARVE HENRIKSEN
Cartography
ECM Records

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Paavoharju: Laulu Laakson Kukista4.

PAAVOHARJU
Laulu Laakson Kukista
Fonal Records

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Luomo: Convivial5.

LUOMO
Convivial
Huume Recordings

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Twine: Violets6.

TWINE
Violets
Ghostly International

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Murcof: The Versailles Sessions7.

MURCOF
The Versailles Sessions
The Leaf Label

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Headless Heroes: Silence Of Love8.

HEADLESS HEROES
The Silence Of Love
Names Records

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Peter Broderick: Home9.

PETER BRODERICK
Home
Hush Recordings/Bella Union

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Nico Muhly: Mothertongue10.

NICO MUHLY
Mothertongue
Bedroom Community

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Leila: Blood, Looms & Bloom11.

LEILA
Blood, Looms & Blooms
Warp Records

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Eivind Opsvik: Overseas III12.

EIVIND OPSVIK
Overseas III
Loyal Label

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Autechre: Quaristice13.

AUTECHRE
Quaristice
Warp Records

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Benge: Twenty Systems14.

BENGE
Twenty Systems
Expanding Records

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Matmos: Supreme Balloon15.

MATMOS
Supreme Balloon
Matador Records

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Funckarma: Vell Vagranz16.

FUNCKARMA
Vell Vagranz
N5MD

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Flying Lotus: Los Angeles17.

FLYING LOTUS
Los Angeles
Warp Records

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Rudi Arapahoe: Echoes From One To Another18.

RUDI ARAPAHOE
Echoes From One To Another
Symbolic Interaction

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Dark Captain Light Captain: Miracle Kicker19.

DARK CAPTAIN LIGHT CAPTAIN
Miracle Kicker
LOAF/Lo Recordings

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Juana Molina: Un Día20.

JUANA MOLINA
Un Día
Domino Recording Co.

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3 Responses to “THE 2008 REVIEW: themilkman”

  1. Colinon 22 Dec 2008 at 1:50 am

    Excellent list! Quite a few reminders of things I need to check out. We have the same two of our top threes. Here’s mine.

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