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Monotonix's Top Ten of 2008

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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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10 records we listened to this year:

Steve Hillage - Motivation Radio
Slade - Slayed?
Prince - Around The World In A Day
The Soft Boys - Can Of Bees
Deep Purple - In Rock
Prince Buster - Best Of
Queen - Jazz
Lee Hazlewood - Love And Other Crimes
Melvins - A Senile Animal
ELO - No Answer (Debut Album)

Monotonix - "Body Language"

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This last year we were flabbergasted by Tel Aviv's own "shock rock troupe" Monotonix at the 38th Annual Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle.