From the 8th through the 19th, the AllMusic Blog will be publishing our editors' favorite albums of 2008. We'll be covering well over a dozen genres and styles, from rap to reggae, R&B to electronic, country to Latin, blues to metal, folk to soundtracks, and several points in-between. Right now, on the AllMusic Blog, we take a look at A-L of our favorite indie rock and pop albums of 2008, with M-Z to follow. (Be sure to check our overall feature of new albums, reissues, and classical releases, as well as our editors' individualized lists of favorite albums and songs.)

Barry Adamson - Back to the Cat
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Belle & Sebastian - The BBC Sessions
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Breeders - Mountain Battles
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Los Campesinos! - Hold on Now, Youngster...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cause Co-Motion! - It's Time! Singles & EPs 2005-08
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cheap Time - Cheap Time
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clinic - Do It!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Crystal Stilts - Alight of Night
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deerhoof - Offend Maggie
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deerhunter - Microcastle
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Department of Eagles - In Ear Park
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Dodos - Visiter
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
El Guincho - Alegranza
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Free Blood - The Singles
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fucked Up - The Chemistry of Common Life
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grouper - Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
High Places - High Places
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hot Chip - Made in the Dark
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Indian Jewelry - Free Gold!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Kills - Midnight Boom
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Koushik - Out My Window
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Love Is All - A Hundred Things Keep Me Up at Night