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The Top 10 Albums I Didn't Review in 2008

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I missed the boat on getting as many CDs reviewed as I wanted to in 2008 (a subtle hint at a 2009 resolution of mine) so here are some stellar albums that deserve more than the short mention they are receiving below:- MGMT's "Oracular Spectacular" (released 01/22/08 by Columbia Records) To call it refurbished '80s synth-pop would be small-minded and unimaginative. This is a great record by a band that also swings a great live show. Am chagrined that a major label kicks this list off but, hey, these are listed chronologically.

- Prince Fatty's "Survival of the Fattest" (released 04/08/08 by Tommy Boy/raSa) Incredibly fun reggae/dub insanity. Was in heavy rotation in my CD player all summer long, so much so that I didn't write about it. Their cover of "Gin and Juice" is to die for.
Listen to Prince Fatty's "Gin and Juice":