The Year in Breaking Artists: Fleet Foxes, Jamey Johnson and More

December 31, 2008 12:40 PM ET

We love it when Breaking Artists make good and wind up on our Best Albums of the Year list, like Fleet Foxes, Jamey Johnson, the Knux and Bon Iver did in 2008. Here's a look back at their Breaking videos, plus two bonus clips — Deerhunter busking on a Brooklyn street and Sam Champion rocking out in their van. To review all our 2008 Breaking stories, performances, exclusive downloads, video premieres and more, spend your holiday weekend with the Breaking Blog.

Fleet Foxes

Jamey Johnson

The Knux

Bon Iver


Sam Champion

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