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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.
Dallas Observer's Top Ten Americana Albums: She & Him, Bonnie Prince Billy, Fleet Foxes, and more.
City Pages' Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums: Hip-pop ain't (always) hip-pap. From Kanye West to The Cool Kids.
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.
Miami New Times' Top 10 Latin Music Albums: From Buika to Orishas.
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.
SF Weekly's Top 10 Most Preposterous Rap Songs: We're looking at you, Usher, Lil' Wayne, and Fat Joe.
Top Ten Country Records: As usual, the best down-home music wasn't found on the charts. From Hayes Carll to Lee Ann Womack.
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Dallas Observer's Top Ten Americana Albums: She & Him, Bonnie Prince Billy, Fleet Foxes, and more.
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