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The Quietus' Reductive & Subjective Albums Of The Year List: 14 to One
The Quietus , December 9th, 2008 08:22

The Quietus finishes our countdown of the very best albums of 2008. Who will make the top?


8: Hercules and Love Affair - Hercules and Love Affair
"It’s hard to think of a more satisfying success story in 2008 than Hercules & Love affair, the Roman mythology-referencing brainchild of Denver-born DJ Andy Butler. The dance collective's exceptional, self-titled DFA debut melded disco and early house with a warmth and sophistication that conjured anything from Sylvester to Frankie Knuckles to Arthur Russell, and spawned what must surely rank as one of the finest singles of the year in ‘Blind’." Alex Denney

Read the Quietus Artists of 2008 piece on Hercules & Love Affair

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