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Broadcast 2000's Top Ten of 2008

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Photo by Robin Pearson via Broadcast 2000's Myspace

December is list-making season. And for us music journalists, it is a time to look back on scores of albums, reflect upon the music and recapitulate our favorites. But this year, just like the last, we took this opportunity to flip that tradition upside down, asking the artists that influenced us what influenced them. The prompt was not limited to albums that came out in 2008.

Joe of Broadcast 2000

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1. Johnny Flynn - A Larum
2. Bon Iver - For Emma, forever ago
3. Sigur Ros - New Album
4. Laura Marling - Alas I Cannot Swim
5. Kat Flint - Dirty Birds
6. James Yuill - Turning Down Water For Air
7. Vampire Weekend - Album
8. Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
9. Left With Pictures - Secretly
10. Mystery Jets - Twenty One

Broadcast 2000 - "Get Up And Go"

This last year we were one of the first to review North London's "acoustic troubadours" Broadcast 2000 and we loved them (to say the least). Now, they've got a song on the latest Apple Macbook commercial!