Best of 2008: Tricky, Kameron Korvet, Ben Kenney, Stew, M.I.A + many more!

More really good responses coming in for the Best of 2008 lists.  Yes, there's still time to submit yours.

Let's continue:

Rose Huang, NYC, culinary aficionado

Rose sez: "A Band Called Pain.  We need to bring them out here!!"

Elise Chance-Mussen, Planet Brooklyn, NY, Rock star in my head

tv on the radio
m.i.a. (i loved paper planes before the pineapple express and everyone
else jumped on the band wagon.)

George Littlejohn, Brooklyn, NY, Purpose Records

Kameron Korvet – Korporate Rockstar

Darrell McNeill, Brooklyn, NY, Director of Operations, Black Rock Coalition

1)       Raphael Saadiq, The Way I See It

2)       TV On The Radio, Dear Science

3)       Tricky, Knowle West Boy

4)       Stew, Passing Strange Broadway Cast Recording

5)       Brazilian Girls, New York City

6)       Richie Havens, Nobody Left To Crown

7)       N*E*R*D, Seeing Sounds

8)       Alejandro Escovedo, Real Animal

9)       Mark Lesseraux, Low Cool

10)   Jeff Buckley, So Real-Songs From Jeff Buckley

11)   Marcus Miller, Marcus

12)   SMV (Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten), Thunder

13)   Gnarls Barkley, The Odd Couple

14)   Murs, Murs For President

15)   J*Davey, The Beauty In Distortion/The Land Of The Lost

16)   J*Davey, Turn The Lights Down – (MySpace exclusive)

17)   J*Davey, Your Mama’s Back – (MySpace exclusive)

18)   Various artists, The Best of Chess Records

19)   The BellRays, Hard, Sweet And Sticky

20)   Santogold, Santogold

21)   Saul Williams, The Invevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust

22) Kenna, Make Sure They See My Face

23) Ben Kenney, Distance and Comfort, 26, Meduro (that’s right, three joints in one year—brother puts in work)

Rozz Nash, Brooklyn, NY, lead singer, Red Lotus

Santogold, "Creator"

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