As the endless trail of Concert Photo posts attest, I went to a lot of shows this year. Too many for my battered ears (thanks, British Sea Power). But as the noise decays, the pictures remain. Here are 15 of my best shots from 2008, the second time in a row I’ve collected the year’s best — here’s 2007’s best photos. Click any photo below to open the hi-res gallery, and see the Concert Photos Archive here.