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Thee Oh Sees' Top Ten of 2008

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Photo via Thee Oh Sees' 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.

this years list via a group collection from Thee Oh Sees:

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the fresh and onlys cdrs(soon to be on castle-face)
beach house - devotion
sic alps - u.s. ez
rodriguez - cold fact
dungen 4 (only mike likes that crap)
dr.feelgood live "she does it right" on youtube geordie scene footage
ty segall:s/t
the mayyors 7"s
the subway sect compilation

boom done, jpd

Thee Oh Sees - "Ghost In The Trees"

This last year Thee Oh Sees raped and pillaged our eardrums.