This is a list for the Age of the iPod Shuffle, as more people listen to more types of music than ever before. For me, music has always been like food: No matter how much I like pizza, I still want to have sushi, or tandoori, or coq au vin. So, yes, my iPod may be an insane musical smorgasbord, but that's not so unusual these days. My "Recently Added" folder includes these Top 10 gems from 2008.
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