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Best of 2008: Top Northwest Releases of 2008 Readers' Poll Winners

Upset. The word of the our 2008 Best Northwest Releases of 2008 Readers' Poll is upset.

With the Fleet Foxes winning readers and critical polls alike, who would've thought they wouldn't get top honors in our humble little Northwest poll? But they didn't -- they placed a distant second to New Faces, another debut record from some very talented, very young Northwest fellas.

We had other surprises as well, with unsigned newcomers such as Hey Marseilles, the Kindness Kind, and Kaylee Cole cracking the top ten, beating out Northwest heavyweights such as Death Cab for Cutie. We did not expect that. And we love it when you surprise us, dear readers.

We imaginaries like to champion the up-and-comers from the Northwest, and our results indicate that you do as well. We think you all also have fabulous taste, as always. Thanks to everyone who participated in our poll. We couldn't be more proud or thrilled to present the top 50 winners on your behalf...

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Latest comment by: platypusrex256: "i've never heard of the new faces =( and i volunteer at kexp!"

Best of 2008: Top 10 Albums from Pete Greenberg of Chop Suey

The top 10 albums "that made my head spin (in a good way)" from Chop Suey booker Pete Greenberg.

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Latest comment by: Alex: "Great list. I should have seen Frightened Rabbit last time they came through town"

Gutter Twins — Saturnalia

Gutter Twins -- Saturnalia
In the end, Saturnalia personifies the concept that the sum of the parts is greater than the whole.

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Latest comment by: Mike Mess: "I agree w/ you about them together and the record. I saw them several months ago and the person I went w/ loved Greg's voice and delivery. So, I made a Dulli mixtape for her but it was like pulling teeth to pick a song off this record b/c they just don't match ...

Release me: I Love Another

New Releases From Easy Street Records

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Latest comment by: laura: "that's right, b. i made milwaukee famous. :) *blushes*"