One of my favorite discs of 2008 is Bon Iver's (AKA-Eau Claire, Wisconsin native Justin Vernon) "For Emma, Forever Ago". If you have yet to be caught under it's spell, I suggest you find a copy as soon as possible. If you already dig Bon Iver, make sure to check out this great My Space session.
Here is Bon Iver in concert covering one of my major 80's guilty pleasures with great results.
Warning; May produce bad high-school flashbacks!