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.)

blog image 1Carter Burwell - In Bruges
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
blog image 2The Flaming Lips - Christmas on Mars
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
blog image 3Michael Giacchino - Speed Racer (Score)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
blog image 4Thomas Newman - WALL·E (Original Score)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
blog image 5The Rolling Stones - Shine a Light: Original Soundtrack
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
blog image 6Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard - The Dark Knight (Original Soundtrack)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
blog image 7Original Soundtrack - American Teen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
blog image 8Original Soundtrack - Black Magic: Music from the Dan Klores Film
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
blog image 9Various Artists - Black Orpheus (2008 Verve Bonus Tracks)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
blog image 10Original Soundtrack - Electric Apricot: Quest for Festeroo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
blog image 11Original Cast Recording - Forbidden Broadway: Rude Awakening
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
blog image 12Original Soundtrack - Gonzo: Music from the Film
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
blog image 13Original Soundtrack - Mister Foe
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
blog image 14Original Broadway Cast - Passing Strange (Original Broadway Cast)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
blog image 15Theodore Shapiro - Tropic Thunder (Score)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
blog image 16Original Soundtrack - Synecdoche, New York (Soundtrack)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
blog image 17Original Soundtrack - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
blog image 18Original Soundtrack - The Wackness
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
blog image 19Original Soundtrack - The Wire: And All the Pieces Matter -- Five Years of Music from The Wire