Freely available albums of the year 2008

As promised, a top 20 just including freely available music released under a Creative Commons license.

  1. The Wind Whistles – Window Sills
  2. Abscondo – Midnight Snow
  3. Girl Talk – Feed the Animals
  4. The Rest – Atlantis, Oh Our Saviour
  5. Robin Grey – Only the Missile
  6. Nine Inch Nails – The Slip
  7. Death by Panda – House Made of Glass
  8. Josh Woodward – Not Quite Connected
  9. Depressive Art – Bye Bye Dear Everything
  10. Robin Grey – I Love Leonard Cohen
  11. Josh Woodward – The Simple Life
  12. Brad Sucks – Out of It
  13. Icarus Crash – 13 Segundos de Caida Libre
  14. After The Ice – It Happens All The Time
  15. Mountain Mirrors – Dreadnought
  16. Death by Panda – One Fifteen Four
  17. Silence is Sexy – This Ain’t Hollywood
  18. Sungod Abscondo – Imperfect People
  19. Saint Jean – Zikophren
  20. Nine Inch Nails – Ghosts I-IV

Albums of the year 2008

As always, these are determined by number of plays per track, divided by number of tracks (with anything available for free hyperlinked).

  1. Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid
  2. Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan – Sunday at Devil Dirt
  3. Elvis Costello & The Imposters – Momofuku
  4. The Gutter Twins – Saturnalia
  5. Jenny Lewis – Acid Tongue
  6. R.E.M – Accelerate
  7. The Charlatans – You Cross My Path
  8. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
  9. The Wind Whistles – Window Sills
  10. Okkervil River – The Stage Names
  11. Bob Mould – District Line
  12. Abscondo – Midnight Snow
  13. Mercury Rev – Snowflake Midnight
  14. Amanda Palmer – Who Killed Amanda Palmer?
  15. Girl Talk – Feed the Animals
  16. TV on the Radio – Dear Science
  17. Black Francis – Svn Fngrs
  18. The Rest – Atlantis, Oh Our Saviour
  19. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Dig!!! Lazarus, Dig!!!
  20. The Killers – Day and Age

    See also 2007 and 2006

    I’ll be doing a top 20 free/Creative Commons list later today (in theory).