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 our favorite new film, television, and Broadway recordings of 2008. (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.)

Carter Burwell - In Bruges
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Flaming Lips - Christmas on Mars
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Giacchino - Speed Racer (Score)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thomas Newman - WALL·E (Original Score)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Rolling Stones - Shine a Light: Original Soundtrack
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard - The Dark Knight (Original Soundtrack)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Original Soundtrack - American Teen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Original Soundtrack - Black Magic: Music from the Dan Klores Film
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Various Artists - Black Orpheus (2008 Verve Bonus Tracks)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Original Soundtrack - Electric Apricot: Quest for Festeroo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Original Cast Recording - Forbidden Broadway: Rude Awakening
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Original Soundtrack - Gonzo: Music from the Film
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Original Soundtrack - Mister Foe
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Original Broadway Cast - Passing Strange (Original Broadway Cast)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Theodore Shapiro - Tropic Thunder (Score)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Original Soundtrack - Synecdoche, New York (Soundtrack)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Original Soundtrack - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Original Soundtrack - The Wackness
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Original Soundtrack - The Wire: And All the Pieces Matter -- Five Years of Music from The Wire