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Fact Magazine picks Gang Gang Dance’s <i>Saint Dymphna</i> 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]

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Here's my list (written last weekend):

My Top 25 albums of 2008 and the Five Most Overrated Albums of the Year

1. Album of the Year: TV on the Radio, “Dear Science”

The other 24, in no particular order:

2. Portishead, “Third”

3. Deerhunter, “Microcastle/Weird Era Cont.”

4. Flying Lotus, “Los Angeles”

5. My Morning Jacket, “Evil Urges”

6. Beck, “Modern Guilt”

7. Girl Talk, “Feed the Animals”

8. Erykah Badu, “New Amerykah: Pt. One”

9. Fleet Foxes, “Fleet Foxes

10. MGMT, “Orcular Spectacular”

11. Santogold & Diplo, “Top Ranking”

12. The Raconteurs, “Consolers of the Lonely”

13. Black Mountain, “In the Future”

14. No Age, “Nouns”

15. Nine Inch Nails, “Ghosts I-IV”

16. King Khan and the Shrines, “The Supreme Genius of King Khan and the Shrines”

17. Steinski, “What Does It All Mean? 1983-2006”

18. The Bug, “London Zoo”

19. The Fireman, “Electric Arguments”

20. David Byrne & Brian Eno, “Everything That Happens Will Happen Today”

21. Daedelus, “Love to Make Music To”

22. The Black Keys, “Attack & Release”

23. DJ/rupture, “Uproot”

24. Bob Dylan, “Tell Tale Signs: The Bootleg Series Vol. 8”

25. Gang Gang Dance, “Saint Dymphna”

Honorable mention: Eagles of Death Metal, “Heart On”

Favorite Reissue: Otis Redding, “Otis Redding Sings Soul (Collector’s Edition)”

And my picks for the five most overrated albums of the year:

1. Guns N’ Roses, “Chinese Democracy”

2. Lil Wayne, “Tha Carter III”

3. Vampire Weekend, “Vampire Weekend”

4. Kanye West, “808s and Heartbreak”

5. Kings of Leon, “Only by the Night”


Hey bro- get a prefix account and add this to your lists.

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I just do not understand the love of that Gang Gang album..its so boring to me, except the track with Wiley.


There is no track with Wiley on the Gang Gang Dance album.

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