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The Deadly Syndrome'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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Mike

Deerhunter - Microcastle
The Notwist - The Devil, You, and Me
Tv on the Radio - Dear Science
Department of Eagles - In Ear Park
No Age - Nouns
The Walkmen - You & Me
The Mae Shi - Hlllyh
Apulanta - Kuutio (kuinka aurinko voitettiin)
Islands - Arm's Way
The Submarines - Honeysuckle Weeks

Jesse

Flight of the Conchords - Flight of the Conchords
Wolf Parade - At Mt. Zoomer
No Age - Nouns
The Walkmen - You & Me
Beck - Modern Guilt
Deerhunter - MicroCastle
Langhorne Slim - Langhorne Slim
Department of Eagles - In Ear Park
The Decemberists - Always a Bridesmaid
Islands - Arm's Way

Chris

tv on the radio - dear science
amnion - amen namo
roger alan wade - stoned traveler
byrne and eno - everything that happens will happen today
dodos - visiter
cool kids - bake sale
the deadly syndrome - the deadly syndrome does the muppets on broadway
q-tip - renaissance
sigur rós - með suð Í eyrum við spilum endalaust
cassorla - what with

The Deadly Syndrome - "I Hope I Become A Ghost"

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This last year the Deadly Syndrome annihilated LA with show after show after show. And, as always, LAist caught it all.