Under The Gun Review’s End of The Year Lists!

2008 has been the year of UTG. From our start in March until now, we’ve come farther than anyone imagined we could and 2009 looks like it will be 10x better. 2008 was also an amazing year for music and the album our staff have chosen as the best of the year can be found below.

Check them out, support real music.

Albums Of The Year: 
1. La Dispute –Somewhere At The Bottom Of The River Between Altair and Vega
2. Jack’s Mannequin – The Glass Passenger
3. 1997 – On The Run
4. Bring Me The Horizon – Suicide Season
5. Laura Marling – Alas, I Cannot Swim
6. Kanye West – 808’s And Heartbreak
7. Have Heart – Songs To Scream At The Sun
8. Conor Oberst  – Conor Oberst
9. See You Next Tuesday – Intervals
10. Copeland – You Are My Sunshine
11. The Matches – A Band In Hope
12. Bride and Tunnel – East/West
13. Taylor Swift – Fearless
14. Coldplay – Viva La Vida
15. Ludacris – Theater of The Mind
16. Protest The Hero – Fortress
17. N.E.R.D. – Seeing Sounds
18. Panic At The Disco – Pretty. Odd.
19. Does It Offend You, Yeah? – You Have No Idea What You’re Getting Into
20. The Acacia Strain – Continent
21. Girl Talk – Feed The Animals
22. Alkaline Trio – Agony & Irony
23. She & Him – Volume One
24. Why? – Alopecia
25. Underoath –  Lost In The Sound of Seperation
26. Lil Wayne – Tha Carter 3
27. Carnifex – The Diseased And The Poisoned
28. Thrice – Alchemy Index Vol. 3 & 4
29. Forever The Sickest Kids – Underdog Alma Matter 
30. Bayside –

EPs of The Year:
1. The Wonder Years – Won’t Be Pathetic Forever
2. Eye Alaska – Yellow and Elephant
3. Cinematic Sunrise – A Coloring Storybook and Long Playing Record
4. Never Shout Never – Yippee!
5. EATMEWHILEIMHOT!  – All My Friends
6. Chelsea Grin – Chelsea Grin 

Best Live Album
1. Thrice – Live At The House of Blues
2. Bayside –
Live At The Bayside Social Club
3. Paramore –
The Final Riot

Best Reissue
Chiodos – Bone Palace Ballet: Grand Coda

Best Bands You’re Not Listening To: 

1. Native [Link]
2. Lights At Sea [Link]
3. Brothers [Link]
4. Nemes [Link]
5. Sons of Thunder [Link]

*Written By: James Shotwell*


James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the founder of Under The Gun Review. He loves writing about music and movies almost as much as he loves his two fat cats. He's also the co-founder of Antique Records and the Marketing Coordinator for Haulix. You should probably follow him on Twitter.

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  • DeAnna

    Bring Me the Horizon is amazing…definitely top 5.