There were dozens of others that could have easily ended up in that list, including...
Ilyas Ahmed - Arroyo Brethren of the Free Spirit - All things are from him, through him and in him
Milton Cross - Light in the west Goodwillies - Greenmachines for all the childrens
Rahdunes - Magick
Sloow Road - Sloow road
Twinsistermoon - Rivers of blood ending in the sun
and the latest love...
Kawaguchi Masami's New Rock Syndicate - Live in Japan 2007
Lots of odd ones this year to pick through and still a load more to hear.
If you have a list of favourites of 2008 please feel free to post a comment with them, always interested to find out what great stuff has been missed.