I didn't listen to a whole lot of new music last year, mostly just listened to 2008's top five (Frightened Rabbit, The Walkmen, Vampire Weekend, Bon Iver, and The Hold Steady if you're keeping score). But these are five from last year that you should really run out and buy if you don't own them already. They're just super.
1. Fantasies, by Metric
2. Middle Cyclone, by Neko Case
3. Hazards of Love, by The Decemberists
4. Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, by Phoenix
5. Dark Was the Night, Various Artists
What albums did you like?