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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:559 charts
Rank in 2008:1Rank Score:15,589
Rank in 2000s16Overall Rank:99
Average Rating: 82/100 (703 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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2.

Vampire WeekendUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2008Appears in:417 charts
Rank in 2008:2Rank Score:10,333
Rank in 2000s29Overall Rank:155
Average Rating: 79/100 (594 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:368 charts
Rank in 2008:3Rank Score:9,980
Rank in 2000s33Overall Rank:166
Average Rating: 74/100 (714 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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4.

ThirdUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:2008Appears in:229 charts
Rank in 2008:4Rank Score:4,889
Rank in 2000s69Overall 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:236 charts
Rank in 2008:5Rank Score:4,684
Rank in 2000s73Overall Rank:333
Average Rating: 78/100 (350 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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6.

The Seldom Seen KidUnited Kingdom Elbow
Year of Release:2008Appears in:186 charts
Rank in 2008:6Rank Score:4,560
Rank in 2000s74Overall Rank:348
Average Rating: 79/100 (274 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:4,238
Rank in 2000s81Overall Rank:378
Average Rating: 72/100 (394 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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8.

Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2008Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 2008:8Rank Score:3,083
Rank in 2000s108Overall Rank:505
Average Rating: 78/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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9.

MicrocastleUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2008Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:2,580
Rank in 2000s125Overall Rank:590
Average Rating: 80/100 (190 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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10.

Consolers Of The LonelyUnited States The Raconteurs
Year of Release:2008Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 2008:10Rank Score:2,300
Rank in 2000s142Overall Rank:662
Average Rating: 75/100 (181 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of 2008 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 0%
Mount Eerie 3 0%
Paul Weller 2 0%
Coldplay 2 0%
Los Campesinos! 2 0%
Elzhi 2 0%
Nadja 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 472 47%
United Kingdom 188 19%
Canada 50 5%
Australia 44 4%
Sweden 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
France 20 2%
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