Best of 2008: Releases

New stuff we spun for you on WFUV in 2008, in alphabetical order.

The Best of 2008 Listener Poll Results | WFUV Staff Picks

ARTISTALBUMLABEL
Adele19XL/Columbia
Abbie Gardner/Anthony daCostaBad Nights/Better Daysself
Aimee MannSmilersSuperEgo
The Airborne Toxic EventThe Airborne Toxic EventMajor Domo/Shout!
Alejandro EscovedoReal AnimalBack Porch
Alexis P. SuterJust Another FoolHipbone
American Music ClubThe Golden AgeMerge
Amos LeeLast Days at the LodgeBlue Note
Amy RayDidn't It Feel KinderDaemon
Angel BandWith Roots & WingsAppleseed
Ani DiFrancoRed Letter YearRighteous Babe
Anna TernheimHalfway to FivepointsDecca
B.B. KingOne Kind FavorGeffen
BeckModern Guilt Interscope
Bell X1FlockYep Roc
Ben FoldsWay to NormalEpic
Ben LeeRipeNew West
Ben SolleeLearning to BendSonablast
Benjamin TaylorThe Legend of Kung Folk Part 1 (The Killing Bite)Iris
Big Blue BallBig Blue BallReal World/Rykodisc
Billy BraggMr. Love and JusticeANTI
The Bird and The BeeOne Too Many Hearts EPMetro Blue
The Black CrowesWarpaintSilver Arrow/SonyBMG
The Black KeysAttack and ReleaseNonesuch
The Blind Boys of AlabamaDown in New OrleansTimeLife
The Boat PeopleChandeliersShock
Bob DylanTell Tale Signs: The Bootelg Series No.8Columbia
Bob MouldDistrict LineANTI
Bon IverFor Emma, Forever AgoJagjaguwar
Bow ThayerBow Thayer and Perfect TrainwreckBow Thayer
The BrakesTale of Two CitiesHyena
Brazilian GirlsNYCVerve Forecast
Brett DennenHope For the HopelessDualtone/downtown
Brian WilsonThat Lucky Old SunCapitol
The Brilliant MistakesDistant DrummingAunt Mimi's
British Sea PowerDo You Like Rock Music?Rough Trade
The Broken WestNow or HeavenMerge
The Brooklyn Boogaloo BlowoutWho Burnt the Bacon? 
Buena Vista Social ClubAt Carnegie HallNonesuch
CalexicoCarried to DustQuarterstick
Carrie RodriguezShe Ain't MeManhattan
Cat PowerJukeboxMatador
Catie CurtisSweet LifeCompass
Charlie HadenRambling BoyDecca
Chris WallaField ManualBarsuk
Clare & The ReasonsThe MovieFrog Stand
Cold War KidsLoyalty to LoyaltyDowntown
Conor OberstConor OberstMerge
Cory Chisel and the Wandering SonsCabin GhostsBlack Seal/RED
Counting CrowsSaturday Nights & Sunday MorningsGeffen
Cowboy JunkiesTrinity RevisitedZOE/Rounder
Crooked FingersForfeit/FortuneCAI/Red Pig
Crooked StillStill CrookedSignature Sounds
The Cure4:13 DreamSuretone/Interscope
Dan DyerDan DyerFat Caddy
Dan TyminskiWheelsRounder
Daniel Martin MooreStray AgeSub Pop
Dar WilliamsPromised LandRazor & Tie
Darrell ScottModern HymnsAppleseed
David Byrne and Brian EnoEverything That Happens Will Happen Today 
David FordSongs For the RoadIndependiente/RED
David WilcoxAirstreamWhat Are?
Dawn LandesFireproofCooking Vinyl
Death Cab For CutieNarrow StairsAtlantic
The DecemberistsAlways the Bridesmaid: Volume 1Capitol
Delta SpiritOde to SunshineRounder
DeVotchKa A Mad & Faithful TellingAnti-
Don Dixon & The Jump RabbitsThe Nu-LookD.A.R.
The DodosVisiterFrench Kiss
Donavon FrankenreiterPass It AroundLost Highway
Dr. DogFatePark the Van
Dr. John and the Lower 911City That Care Forgot429
Drive-By TruckersBrighter Than Creation's DarkNew West
DuffyRockferryMercury
The DuhksFast Paced WorldVanguard
Ed HarcourtThe Beautiful LieDovecote
ElbowThe Seldom Seen KidGeffen
Eli "Paperboy" ReedRoll With YouQ Division
Ellis PaulThe Dragonfly RacesBlack Wolf
Elvis CostelloMomofukuLost Highway
Emiliana TorriniMe and ArminiRough Trade
Emmylou HarrisAll I Intended to BeNonesuch
Eric HutchinsonSounds Like ThisWB
Eric LindellLow on Cash, Rich in LoveAlligator
EverestGhost NotesVapor
The Felice BrothersThe Felice BrothersTeam Love
The FiremanElectric ArgumentsATO
FerronBoulderShort Story
FirewaterThe Golden HourBloodshot
Fleet FoxesFleet FoxesSub Pop
Forro in the DarkDia De RodaNublu
G. Love & Special SauceSuperhero BrotherBrushfire
Gary LourisVagabondsRykodisc
Georgie JamesPlacesSaddle Creek
Ghostland Observatory Robotique MajestiqueTrashy Moped
Gnarls BarkleyThe Odd CoupleAtlantic
GoldfrappSeventh TreeMute
Good Old WarOnly Way to Be AloneSargent House
Griffin HouseFlying Upside DownNettwerk
The Heavy CirclesThe Heavy CirclesDynamite Child
The Helio SequenceKeep Your Eyes AheadSub Pop
The Hold SteadyStay PositiveVagrant
Hercules and Love AffairHercules and Love AffairPhantom Sound and Vision
Herbie HancockRiver: The Joni LettersVerve
The Homemade Jamz Blue Band Pay Me No MindNorthern Blues
Honey HoneyFirst RodeoUniversal Republic
Horse FeathersHouse With No HomeKill Rock Stars
I'm From BarcelonaWho Killed Harry Houdini?Mute
Ingrid MichaelsonBe OKCabin 24
Irma ThomasSimply GrandRounder
Isobel Campbell/Mark LaneganSunday at Devil DirtFontana
Jackie GreeneGiving Up the Ghost429
Jackson BrowneSolo Acoustic Vol.2Inside Recordings
Jackson BrowneTime the ConquerorInside Recordings
Jakob DylanSeeing ThingsColumbia
James HunterThe Hard WayHear Music
James McMurtryJust Us KidsLightning Rod
James TaylorCoversHear Music
Jamie LidellJimWarp
Jason CollettHere's to Being HereArts & Crafts
JaymayAutumn Fallin'Heavenly/Blue Note
Jeb Loy NicholsDays Are MightyCompass
Jenny LewisAcid TongueWB
Jenny ScheinmanJenny ScheinmanKoch
Jesse MalinOn Your SleeveOne Little Indian
Jim BoggiaMisadventures in Stereobluhammock
Jim LauderdaleHoney SongsYep Roc
Jim WhiteTransnormal SkiperooLuaka Bop
JJ Grey & MofroOrange BlossomsAlligator
Joan As Police WomanTo SurviveCheap Lullaby
Joan BaezDay After TomorrowRazor & Tie
Joan OsborneLittle Wild OneWomanly Hips
Joe CockerHymn For My SoulFantasy
Joe JacksonRainRykodisc
John HiattSame Old ManNew West
John MayerWhere the Light Is: Live in Los AngelesColumbia
Willie Nelson/Wynton MarsalisTwo Men With the BluesBlue Note
John MellencampLife, Death, Love and FreedomHear Music
Johnny FlynnA LarumLost Highway
Jolie HollandThe Living and The DeadANTI
Jonatha BrookeThe WorksBad Dog
Jonathan RichmanBecause Her Beauty is Raw and WildVapor
Jordan ZevonInside OutNew West
Joseph ArthurCould We Survive EPLonely Astronaut
Joseph ArthurTemporary PeopleLonely Astronaut
Joshua RadinSimple Times 
Judith OwenMopping Up KarmaCourgette
Juliana HatfieldHow to Walk AwayYe Olde
Justin NozukaHollyGlassnote
Justin Townes EarleThe Good LifeBloodshot
Kaki KingDreaming of RevengeVelour
Kasey Chambers & Shane NicholsonRattlin' BonesSugar Hill
Kate MakiOn HighOw Om
Kate NashMade of BricksGeffen
Kathleen EdwardsAsking For FlowersZOE/Rounder
Kathy MatteaCoalCaptain Potato
Katie HerzigApple Tree 
kd langWatershedNonesuch
Kings of LeonOnly By the NightRCA
The KooksKonkAstralwerks
Kris DelmhorstShotgun SingerSignature Sounds
La RoccaOh OkayDangerbird
Lady Dottie & The DiamondsLady Dottie & The DiamondsHi-Speed Soul
Langhorne Slim & The War EaglesLanghorne Slim & The War EaglesKemado
The Last Shadow PuppetsThe Age of the UnderstatementDomino
Laura MarlingLaura MarlingAstralwerks
Leona NaessThirteensVerve Forecast
Liam FinnI'll Be LightningYep Roc
Lila DownsShake AwayManhattan
Lindsey Buckingham"Did You Miss Me?"Reprise
The LispsCountry Doctor Museum 
Little Feat and FriendsJoin the Band429
Little JackieThe StoopS-Curve
Lizz WrightThe OrchardVerve Forecast
Los Lonely BoysForgivenEpic
Loudon Wainwright IIIRecoveryYep Roc
Lucinda WilliamsLittle HoneyLost Highway
Magnetic FieldsDistortionNonesuch
MarahAngels of Destruction!Yep Roc
Marcia BallPeace, Love & BBQAlligator
Maria MuldaurYes We Can!Telarc
Mark ErelliDeliveredSignature Sounds
Mark GearyOpiumSonaBlast
Martha WainwrightI Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings TooZOE/Rounder
Martin SextonLive at Mile HighKitchen Table
Mason JenningsIn The EverBrushfire
Mates of StateRe-Arrange UsBarsuk
Matthew RyanVs. The Silver Stae00:02:59
Mavis StaplesLive: Hope at the HideoutANTI
Medeski, Martin and WoodLet's Go EverywhereLittle Monster
Menahan Street BandMake the Road By WalkingDaptone
Michael Franti & SpearheadAll Rebel RockersANTI
Mike DoughtyGolden DeliciousATO
MiltonGrand Hotel 
moe.Sticks and StonesFatboy
MorcheebaDeep DiveUltra Records
The Mountain GoatsHeretic Pride4AD
MudcrutchMudcrutchWB
My Morning JacketEvil UrgesATO
Nada SurfLuckyBarsuk
Natalia ZukermanBrand New FrameWeasel
Neil HalsteadOh! Mighty EngineBrushfire
Neil YoungSugar Mountain: Live at Canterbury House 1968Reprise
Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsDig, Lazarus, Dig!!!ANTI
Nik FreitasSun DownTeam Love
Nikka CostaPebble to a PearlGo Funk Yourself/Stax
North Mississippi AllstarsHernandoATO
Okkervil RiverThe Stand InnJagjaguwar
Old Crow Medicine ShowTennessee PusherNettwerk
OllabelleBefore This TimeYep Roc
PassengerWicked Man's RestCooking Vinyl
Patty LarkinWatch the SkyVanguard
Paul ThornA Long Way From TupeloPerpetual Obscurity
Paul Weller22 DreamsYep Roc
Peter MorenThe Last TycoonQuarterstick
Phoebe SnowLiveVerve
Pictures and SoundPictures and SoundVanguard
Pinetop PerkinsPinetop Perkins & FriendsTelarc
Poi Dog Pondering7Platetectonic
PortisheadThirdIsland
The PretendersBreak Up the ConcreteShangri-La
Priscilla AhnA Good DayBlue Note
Punch BrothersPunch BrothersNonesuch
The Puppini SistersThe Rise & Fall of Ruby WooVerve Forecast
R.E.M.AccelerateWB
Rachael YamagataElephants...Teeth Sinking Into HeartWB
The RaconteursConsolers of the LonelyWB
Railroad EarthAmen CornerSCIFidelity
Randy NewmanHarps and AngelsNonesuch
Raphael SaadiqThe Way I See ItColumbia
Ray DaviesWorking Man's CafeNew West
Ray LaMontagneGossip in the GrainRCA
Red MollyLove & Other Tragediesself released
Richard JulianSunday Morning in Saturday's ShoesManhattan
Richie HavensNobody Left to CrownVerve Forecast
Robin DanarAltered StatesShanachie
Rodney CrowellSex and GasolineYep Roc
Ron SexsmithExit Strategy of the SoulYep Roc
The RosebudsLife LikeMerge
Ry CooderI, FlatheadNonesuch
Ryan AdamsCardinologyLost Highway
The Sacred ShakersThe Sacred ShakersSignature Sounds
Sam PhillipsDon't Do AnythingNonesuch
SantogoldSantogoldDowntown
Sarah McLachlanCloser: The Best OfArista
Shawn MullinsHoneydewVanguard
ShearwaterRookMatador
Sheryl CrowDetoursA&M
Sigur Rosmeð suð í eyrum við spilum endalaustXL
SloanParallel PlayYep Roc
Sloan WainwrightRediscoveryDerby Disc
Solomon BurkeLike a FireShout!
Sonny LandrethFrom the ReachLandfall
Sonya KitchellThis StormVelour/Decca
Stephen Malkmus & The JicksReal Emotional TrashMatador
Steve PoltzTravelingPounder
Steve WinwoodNine LivesColumbia
Susan TedeschiBack to the RiverVerve Forecast
T Bone BurnettTooth of CrimeNonesuch
Taj MahalMaestroHeads Up
Teddy ThompsonA Piece of What You NeedVerve Forecast
Thao With the Get Down Stay DownWe Brave Bee Stings and AllKill Rock Stars
Thea GilmoreLiejackerRykodisc
Thievery CorporationRadio RetaliationESL
The ThrillsTeenagerVirgin
Tift MerrittAnother CountryFantasy
Tim O'BrienChameleonProper American
Tobias FrobergTurn HeadsCheap Lullaby
Todd SniderPeace QueerAimless
Tracy ChapmanOur Bright FutureAtlantic
TravisOde to J. SmithRed Telephone Box/Fontana
TV on the RadioDear ScienceInterscope
Tyler RamseyA Long Dream About Swimming Across The SeaEcho Mountain
Vampire WeekendVampire WeekendXL
Van MorrisonKeep It SimpleLost Highway
Vance GilbertUp On RockfieldDissismye
Various Artists"Heroes" SoundtrackNBC/Adrenaline
Various Artists"My Blueberry Nights" soundtrackBlue Note
Various Artists"Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist" SoundtrackAtlantic
Various ArtistsPutumayo Presents Women of JazzPutumayo
Various ArtistsVerve Remixed 4Verve
The WaifsSundirtwaterCompass
The Watson TwinsFire SongsVanguard
The WeepiesHideawayNettwerk
What Made Milwaukee FamousWhat Doesn't Kill UsBarsuk
Willie Nelson & Wynton MarsalisTwo Men with the BluesAngel
Willie NelsonMoment of ForeverLost Highway
WinterpillsCentral ChambersSignature Sounds
The Wood BrothersLoadedBlue Note
Yael NaimYael NaimAtlantic
Zach GillStuffBrushfire