Kinsey Labberton’s Favorite Albums of 2008

1. Various ArtistsThe Wackness: Music from the Motion Picture (Jive) [image-1]

When I left the theater after watching The Wackness, I was like, “Daaamn, gots to get me that soundtrack! Fa real!” (Warning: Film may induce dialogue affectation). Nas, Notorious B.I.G., Faith Evans, Wu Tang, Will Smith’s “Summertime” … listening to that soundtrack brings me right back to when I was struggling on the mean streets of suburban Yakima, Washington, rolling deep in my Volvo Station wagon, shiiit. Ya feel me? Word.

2. BeyonceI Am … Sasha Fierce (Columbia)

3. Flight of the ConchordsFlight of the Conchords (Sub Pop)

4. SantogoldSantogold (Downtown)

5. Fleet FoxesFleet Foxes (Sub Pop)

6. DuffyRockferry (Mercury)

7. Cat Power Jukebox Deluxe (Matador)

8. EstelleShine (Atlantic)

9. She & HimVolume One (Merge)

10. Vampire WeekendVampire Weekend (XL Recordings)

Kinsey Labberton is a Burlington, Vt.,-based freelance writer and regular City Paper contributor. She was the tallest intern in this office in 2006

Next critic’s “Best of 2008” list: Bryan Reed…

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