Former HELLOWEEN singer Michael Kiske recently spoke to Roadie Crew magazine's Thiago Sarkis about Kiske's favorite albums of 2008. Michael's choices for the best albums of the year, along with his comments, follow below.* OASIS' "Dig Out Your Soul": Kiske: "When it comes to the legacy of THE BEATLES, no one beats OASIS. They are not the most original band in the world, and they know it, but they are in fact able to write songs that could truly be written by THE BEATLES, and that's a lot of fun to hear." * MARIA MENA's "Cause And Effect": Kiske: "This record is a rare example of decadence-free music. While most of our modern rock/pop music is a result of pure decadence, Maria Mena makes fairy music. I love it!" * KEANE's "Perfect Symmetry": Kiske: "Art enemy critics will break their necks for [Keane] being no puppets of their past successes and stiff expectations of audiences, but artistically they are doing totally right. So I dig them for it!" * SARAH MCLACHLAN's "Closer: The Best Of Sarah McLachlan": Kiske: "The voice of Sarah McLachlan is emotionally reaching me. She is also at least one of the best female songwriters of our time." * TRAVIS' "Ode To J. Smith": The complete article (in Portuguese) is available at Solada.