Staff Picks - Steve LaBate (associate editor)

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Best Albums 2008

1. She & Him - Vol. 1 (Merge)
2. Gentleman Jesse and His Men - Introducing Gentleman Jesse and His Men (Douchemaster)
3. Okkervil River - The Stand-Ins (JagJaguwar)
4. My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges (ATO)
5. The Raveonettes - Lust Lust Lust (Vice) 
6. Silver Jews - Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea (Drag City)
7. Of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping (Polyvinyl)
8. Sun Kil Moon - April (Caldo Verde)
9. Jack Johnson - Sleep Through the Static (Brushfire)
10. The Tallest Man on Earth - Shallow Grave (Gravitation)


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Best Singles 2008

1. "Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!" - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
2. "I Work Hard" - Yung Ralph
3. "Candy Jail" - Silver Jews
4. "Psychotic Girl" - The Black Keys
5. "Violet Stars Happy Hunting!" - Janelle Monáe
6. "You Want the Candy" - The Raveonettes
7. "All I Need Tonight (Is You)" - Gentleman Jesse and His Men
8. "Right Hand on My Heart" - The Whigs
9. "See Green, See Blue" - Jaymay
10. "Traipsing Through the Aisles" - Samantha Crain

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