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Best Albums of 2008

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 2008 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 16,000 greatest album charts.

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2008 year summaryThe best artists of 2008 were Fleet Foxes, Coldplay, Vampire Weekend, Portishead, TV On The Radio, Elbow, Kings Of Leon, Sigur Rós, Deerhunter and The Raconteurs.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Fleet FoxesUnited States Fleet Foxes
Year of Release:2008Appears in:560 charts
Rank in 2008:1Rank Score:15,709
Rank in 2000s16Overall Rank:98
Average Rating: 82/100 (709 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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2.

Vampire WeekendUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2008Appears in:420 charts
Rank in 2008:2Rank Score:10,360
Rank in 2000s30Overall Rank:156
Average Rating: 79/100 (597 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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3.

Viva La Vida Or Death And All His FriendsUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2008Appears in:365 charts
Rank in 2008:3Rank Score:10,046
Rank in 2000s33Overall Rank:166
Average Rating: 74/100 (718 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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4.

ThirdUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:2008Appears in:230 charts
Rank in 2008:4Rank Score:4,984
Rank in 2000s68Overall Rank:321
Average Rating: 80/100 (348 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

Dear Science,United States TV On The Radio
Year of Release:2008Appears in:239 charts
Rank in 2008:5Rank Score:4,746
Rank in 2000s72Overall Rank:331
Average Rating: 78/100 (352 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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6.

The Seldom Seen KidUnited Kingdom Elbow
Year of Release:2008Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 2008:6Rank Score:4,511
Rank in 2000s75Overall Rank:349
Average Rating: 79/100 (275 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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7.

Only By The NightUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2008Appears in:188 charts
Rank in 2008:7Rank Score:4,230
Rank in 2000s80Overall Rank:382
Average Rating: 72/100 (395 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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8.

Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2008Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 2008:8Rank Score:3,142
Rank in 2000s107Overall Rank:499
Average Rating: 77/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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9.

MicrocastleUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2008Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:2,619
Rank in 2000s123Overall Rank:587
Average Rating: 81/100 (194 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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10.

Consolers Of The LonelyUnited States The Raconteurs
Year of Release:2008Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 2008:10Rank Score:2,376
Rank in 2000s138Overall Rank:644
Average Rating: 75/100 (182 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of 2008 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 0%
Mount Eerie 3 0%
Cat Power 2 0%
Coldplay 2 0%
Los Campesinos! 2 0%
Underoath 2 0%
Nadja 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 471 47%
United Kingdom 185 19%
Canada 51 5%
Australia 44 4%
Sweden 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
France 20 2%
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