Everyone who contributes to State of Mind really digs music. This thing runs on passion. And because of that, it tends to be awkward to make big declarations, like the year-end "best of" lists. But, hey, it's always fun.
As soon as I started thinking about the topic of best albums, one immediately jumped right out: Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks' Real Emotional Trash. I spent a lot of 2008 with this album. Try out some other Malkmus mp3s at Matador.
"Baltimore" - Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks