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Earlimart's Top Ten of 2008

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Photo by Darrin Noble via Earlimart'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.

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in no particular order......

portishead - three
american music club - the golden age
radar bros. - auditorium
henry clay people - for cheap or for free
le switch - and now....le switch
richard swift - ground trouble jaw
santogold - santogold
like a fox - where's my golden arm
everest - ghost notes
chairlift - does you inspire you

kisses. aaron

Earlimart - "For The Birds"

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This last year LAist's Simone Snaith saw Earlimart perform live, declaring that "bands like this are the reason many of us live in L.A."