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BEST OF 2008, PT. 2

December 14, 2008

A few more year-end accolades for the Ghostly/Spectral family: betterPropoganda voted Matthew Dear the #36 Artist of the Decade, and Dear’s Asa Breed is the site’s #34 Album of the Decade. Osborne’s “16th Stage” is #85 on Pitchforkmedia’s 100 Best Tracks of 2008. School of Seven Bells’ Alpinisms has been raking in the year-end plaudits, landing at #3 on NPR’s Top 11 Debut Albums of 2008 and hitting #42 on NME’s Top 50 Albums of 2008. The Bells also contributed to Pitchforkmedia’s Guest List: Best of 2008 feature, compiling their own best-of-2008 list including releases from Earth, Portishead, Gas, and Robert Wyatt.