Hello everyone. Or actually, not everyone. Hello people who visit this site who are not strictly metalheads. More specifically, those who are attracted here by the Phil Elverum or Noah and the Whale interviews. Hey, how’s it going? Well, DJ just posted his illustrious list here. I thought it was pretty well-written. The music, eh, I had some qualms, but I do agree with his general thesis that Axl Rose is a looney-bin. That was the general thesis, right? Anyway. For those of you who like real alternative music, here’s my top five albums of 2008. Because you know what? My opinion matters.