2008 In Music: The Year's Best in Hip-Hop, Indie Rock, Country and More
A collection of lists from our friends at the Village Voice, LA Weekly, Nashville Scene and the rest of the VVM fam.
Westword's Top 10 Indie Rock Albums
: This year, America's rock-and-roll nerds got put back in their place, and we are all benefited. TV On the Radio, Atlas Sound, Blitzen Trapper, and others.
Riverfront Times' Top Ten Pop Songs
: M.I.A., Coldplay, Chris Brown, and Duffy make the list.
Phoenix New Times' Top 10 Metal Albums
: In a year worthy of your rage, metal - from Metallica to Guns N' Roses - delivered in spades.
Houston Press' Top 10 Reissues
: Ranking the bes of what went around and came around again, from Willie Nelson's Stardust
to Billy Joel's The Stranger.
LA Weekly's Top 10 Dance Releases
: The year's finest anthems, both mixed and unmixed, from Sascha Funke to Santogold.
Top Ten Country Records
: As usual, the best down-home music wasn't found on the charts. From Hayes Carll to Lee Ann Womack.