Nine Inch Nails - The Slip A-
This past January Trent Reznor accomplished the rare feat of landing two NIN albums onto my year-end "Best of" list for 2007 with Year Zero and Y34RZ3R0R3MIX3D (a remixed version of Yero Zero).
This coming January it appears that he'll break my top 10 once again with The Slip. An album that Spin magazine called "primo death funk". I'd be lying if I said that this album was a departure from his previous efforts, but somehow he keeps reinventing his anger and self loathing into funky masterpieces of digital brilliance.
This album was released as a free download back in May and now it's available in stores for $25 (or so) as a limited addition CD+DVD. The Slip is also one of my favorite album covers of 2008 so far.