Download: Owl and Bear’s Honorable Mention of 2008

Owl and Bear’s list of albums that almost made the cut in 2008.

Isobel Campbell and Mark LaneganSunday at Devil Dirt (V2/Vagrant)
Download: Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan – Live on BBC FM

Okkervil RiverThe Stand Ins (Jagjaguwar)
Download: Okkervil River – August 9, 2008 (DVD)

Of MontrealSkeletal Lamping (Polyvinyl)
Download: Of Montreal – November 11, 2006 (DVD)
Download: Of Montreal – February 7, 2007
Download: Of Montreal – November 19, 2008

Nick Cave and the Bad SeedsDig, Lazarus, Dig!!! (ANTI-)
Download: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – BBC FM 2008

BeckModern Guilt (Interscope)
Download: Beck – Live on KCRW FM

Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson S/t (Say Hey Records)
Download: Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson Daytrotter Session (

Bob DylanTell Tale Signs (Columbia)
Bob Dylan – July 2, 1962
Bob Dylan – Freewheelin’ Outtakes

IslandsArm’s Way (ANTI-)
Download: Islands Daytrotter Session (

Tapes n’ TapesWalk It Off (XL Recordings)
Download: Tapes n’ Tapes Daytrotter Session (

FoalsAntidotes (SubPop)
Download: Foals Daytrotter Session (

French KicksSwimming (Vagrant)
Download: French Kicks Daytrotter Session (

Wolf ParadeAt Mount Zoomer (SubPop)
Review: Wolf Parade – July 20, 2008

She and HimVolume One (Merge)
The Powerchords…Think I’m Gonna (Single Screen)
Grand Ole PartyHumanimals (DH RECORDS)
School of LanguageSea From Shore (Thrill Jockey)
Bonnie ‘Prince’ BillyLie Down in Light (Drag City)
Albert Hammond, Jr.¿Cómo Te Llama? (RCA/Black Seal)
The Sea and CakeCar Alarm (Thrill Jockey)
We Are ScientistsBrain Thrust Mastery (Virgin)
Girl TalkFeed the Animals (Illegal Art)
Marnie SternThis Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That (Kill Rock Stars)
Little JoyS/t (Rough Trade)
Vivian Girls S/t (Mauled by Tigers)
Human HighwayMoody Motorcycle (Suicide Squeeze)
ShearwaterRook (Matador)
DeerhoofOffend Maggie (Kill Rock Stars)
I’m From BarcelonaWho Killed Harry Houdini? (Mute Records)
LackthereofYour Anchor (Barsuk)
FutureheadsThis Is Not the World (Nul Records)
PortisheadThird (Island)
Mates of StateRe-Arrange Us (Barsuk)
Hercules and Love AffairS/t (DFA Records)
Jason CollettHere’s to Being Here (Arts & Crafts)
Brightblack Morning LightMotion to Rejoin (Matador Records)

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