Stereogum’s Top 8 From CMJ ’08

The Stereogum crew managed to fly through 70+ sets of music last week, and boy is our abilty-to-wade-through-the-sadness-that’s-passing-for-buzzed-up-indie-rock tired. Instead of trying to shoehorn a new band into a breakout mold, we avoided feeding the undue-praise machine and instead offered a quick list of the acts that made this year’s CMJ a great and, yes, memorable one.