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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 18,000 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:583 charts
Rank in 2008:1Rank Score:16,160
Rank in 2000s17Overall Rank:100
Average Rating:  82/100 (749 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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2.

Vampire WeekendUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2008Appears in:443 charts
Rank in 2008:2Rank Score:10,890
Rank in 2000s30Overall Rank:158
Average Rating:  80/100 (624 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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3.

Viva La Vida Or Death And All His FriendsUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2008Appears in:389 charts
Rank in 2008:3Rank Score:10,733
Rank in 2000s32Overall Rank:160
Average Rating:  74/100 (757 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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4.

ThirdUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:2008Appears in:241 charts
Rank in 2008:4Rank Score:5,152
Rank in 2000s70Overall Rank:326
Average Rating:  80/100 (361 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

Dear Science,United States TV On The Radio
Year of Release:2008Appears in:250 charts
Rank in 2008:5Rank Score:4,931
Rank in 2000s73Overall Rank:336
Average Rating:  78/100 (367 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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6.

The Seldom Seen KidUnited Kingdom Elbow
Year of Release:2008Appears in:192 charts
Rank in 2008:6Rank Score:4,730
Rank in 2000s76Overall Rank:351
Average Rating:  78/100 (282 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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7.

Only By The NightUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2008Appears in:203 charts
Rank in 2008:7Rank Score:4,342
Rank in 2000s84Overall Rank:391
Average Rating:  72/100 (420 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2008Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 2008:8Rank Score:3,331
Rank in 2000s102Overall Rank:488
Average Rating:  77/100 (271 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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9.

MicrocastleUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2008Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:2,767
Rank in 2000s121Overall Rank:581
Average Rating:  81/100 (206 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

Consolers Of The LonelyUnited States The Raconteurs
Year of Release:2008Appears in:124 charts
Rank in 2008:10Rank Score:2,297
Rank in 2000s143Overall Rank:680
Average Rating:  75/100 (190 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of 2008 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Mount Eerie 3 0%
C.W. Stoneking 2 0%
Coldplay 2 0%
Los Campesinos! 2 0%
Elzhi 2 0%
Nadja 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 465 47%
United Kingdom 175 18%
Canada 54 5%
Australia 41 4%
Sweden 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
France 22 2%
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