The 2008 IC Top Ten (And Then Some)

Not a bad year for music! Yeah, yeah, yeah … we realize there are a few more releases that are coming out before the end of the year. But are any of them good? Exactly. That being said, read ‘em and weep.

Don:

2008 TOP TEN

1. Portishead “Third”
2. The Night Marchers “See You In Magic”
3. Kings Of Leon “Only By The Night”
4. People In Planes “Beyond The Horizon”
5. The Out_Circuit “Pierce The Empire With A Sound”
6. Carolina Liar “Coming To Terms”
7. Copeland “You Are My Sunshine”
8. Keane “Perfect Symmetry”
9. The Helio Sequence “Keep Your Eyes Ahead”
10. Coldplay “Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends”

2008 TOP TEN HONORABLE MENTION

1. Snow Patrol “A Hundred Million Suns”
2. My Morning Jacket “Evil Urges”
3. Oasis “Dig Out Your Soul”
4. Your Vegas “S/T”
5. Secret Machines “S/T”
6. Dead Confederate “Wrecking Ball”
7. Royworld “Man In The Machine”
8. Young Widows “Old Wounds”
9. Starflyer 59 “Dial M”
10. Longwave “Secrets Are Sinister”

2008 TOP TEN METAL

1. Metallica “Death Magnetic”
2. Slipknot “All Hope Is Gone”
3. The Famine “The Raven & The Reaping”
4. Gojira “The Way Of All Flesh”
5. All That Remains “Overcome”
6. Bury Your Dead “S/T”
7. Scar Symmetry “Holographic Universe”
8. Meshuggah “ObZen”
9. Becoming The Archetype “Dichotomy”
10. Opeth “Watershed”

Ryan:

2008 TOP TEN

1. Elbow “The Seldom Seen Kid”
2. Portishead “Third”
3. Kings Of Leon “Only By The Night”
4. People In Planes “Beyond The Horizon”
5. Secret Machines “Secret Machines”
6. The Night Marchers “See You In Magic”
7. The Helio Sequence “Keep Your Eyes Ahead”
8. Copeland “You Are My Sunshine”
9. My Morning Jacket “Evil Urges”
10. The Out_Circuit “Pierce The Empire With A Sound”

2008 TOP TEN HONORABLE MENTION

1. Young Widows “Old Wounds”
2. Haunts “Haunts”
3. Carolina Liar “Coming To Terms”
4. Oasis “Dig Out Your Soul”
5. Bon Iver “For Emma, Forever Ago”
6. Goldfrapp “Seventh Tree”
7. Keane “Perfect Symmetry”
8. Starflyer 59 “Dial M”
9. Stereophonics “Pull The Pin”
10. The Subways “All Or Nothing”

2008 TOP TEN METAL

1. The Famine “The Raven And The Reaping”
2. Scar Symmetry “Holographic Universe”
3. Bury Your Dead “Bury Your Dead”
4. Slipknot “All Hope Is Gone”
5. Becoming The Archetype “Dichotomy”
6. Metallica “Death Magnetic”
7. Gojira “The Way Of All Flesh”
8. Disfear “Live The Storm”
9. Meshuggah “ObZen”
10. Trenches “The Tide Will Swallow Us Whole”

Tim (Feed The Creature):

2008 TOP TEN

1. The Walkmen “You & Me”
2. Fleet Foxes “S/T”
3. The Dodos “Visiter”
4. Coldplay ”Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends”
5. Kings of Leon ”Only By The Night”
6. Department of Eagles ”In Ear Park”
7. Vampire Weekend ”Self Titled”
8. Okkervil River “The Stand-Ins”
9. Deerhunter ”Microcastle”
10. Ryan Adams & The Cardinals ”Cardinology”

2008 TOP TEN HONORABLE MENTION

1. My Morning Jacket “Evil Urges”
2. Oasis “Dig Out Your Soul”
3. Portishead “Third”
4. The Helio Sequence “Keep Your Eyes Ahead”
5. Kanye West “808′s And Heartbreaks”
6. Wale “The Mixtape About Nothing”
7. The Raconteurs ”Consolers of the Lonely”
8. Beck ”Modern Guilt”
9. The Cool Kids ”The Bake Sale”
10. The Notwist ”The Devil, You + Me”

IC Gear Is Here

It’s been a long time coming. We are pleased to announce our new line of t-shirts on sale now at Feed The Creature. All shirts are printed on fitted American Apparel T’s, with custom IC collar and sleeve tags. 7 designs available in men’s sizes S-XL*. Merry Christmas!

* Children and Women’s sizes coming soon!

Top 10 Album Covers For 2008

There was a lot of great album artwork this year, but here are 10 that really caught my eye. Enjoy.

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45 Days Artwork

We’ve been posting fairly frequent blog entries over at MTV’s Headbangers Blog, giving in-depth views into various design projects. This time, you can read about the artwork for Demon Hunter’s forthcoming 3-disc release, “45 Days.”

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