I'm a little confused - was there a year in music this year? What albums were released in 2008? Almost every working band that I listen to - The Arcade Fire, the National, Radiohead, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, the New Pornographers, Rilo Kiley, Spoon, The Stars, LCD Soundsystem, the Shins, the Decemberists, Bloc Party, Interpol, the White Stripes, Of Montreal, etc. - released a new record in 2007. But in 2008, I made only four cd purchases - Jenny Lewis' Acid Tongue, Elvis Costello's Momofuku, TV On the Radio's Dear Science, and Yes, Virginia, The National's collection of B-Sides and live recordings.
All of the above-mentioned albums were very good, but I don't believe there was as much good music made in 2008 as there was in 2007. What did I miss? Does anybody have any recommendations?