Its absurd on so many levels, but I love nothing more than best of lists. While none of them describe the elusive listening experience, but rather 'albums' here are some noteworthy lists. Mine is on the way soon (although I shouldn't inadvertently built it up as it is somewhat predictable).
Experimental Etc.'s (aka my current favorite blog) Top 12 of 2008
We Are Up For Sale's 20 of 2008
Cocaine Blunts' Best Rap of 2008 & Top 10 Mixtapes
Root Blog's Best of 2008
Incomplete Tales of Several Journey's Top 25 Albums of 2008
Other Music's 25 New Releases and Reissues (perhaps the list closest to my own tastes)
And most importantly The Wire's 2008 Rewind