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]