Fact Magazine picks Gang Gang Dance’s Saint Dymphna as album of the year

    You can’t claim Fact Magazine is just copying Top Albums of 2008 lists from anywhere else: its chosen Gang Gang Dance’s Saint Dymphna as its album of the year. That’s a heck of a choice, and one I don’t recall popping up on any other list.

     

    Fact’s also got No Age, Portishead, Jay Reatard, and Deerhunter in the top ten, but also has MGMT. Fact does throw some other overlooked records a bone too: High Places (number 11), Ponytail (number 13), and M83 (number 20) get nods.

     

    Here’s Fact’s full list:

     

    01 Gang Gang Dance, Saint Dymphna
    02 No Age, Nouns
    03 Zomby, Where Were U in ’92?
    04 Portishead, Third
    05 Late of the Pier, Fantasy Black Channel
    06 Jay Reatard, Matador Singles ’08
    07 MGMT, Oracular Spectacular
    08 Thomas Brinkmann, When Horses Die    
    09 Deerhunter, Microcastle
    10 Flying Lotus, Los Angeles
    11 High Places
    12 Hercules and Love Affair
    13 Ponytail, Ice Cream Social
    14 2563, Aerial
    15 Vampire Weekend
    16 The Bug, London Zoo
    17 Kelley Polar, I Need You to Hold on While the Sky Is Falling
    18 Claro Intelecto, Metanarrative
    19 Hush Arbors
    20 M83, Saturdays = Youth
    [Fact Magazine via Idolator]