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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 26,000 greatest album charts.

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

Fleet FoxesUnited States Fleet Foxes
Year of Release:2008Appears in:774 charts
Rank in 2008:1Rank Score:20,024
Rank in 2000s17Overall Rank:106
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,032 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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2.

Vampire WeekendUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2008Appears in:599 charts
Rank in 2008:2Rank Score:12,252
Rank in 2000s34Overall Rank:180
Average Rating:  80/100 (892 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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3.

Viva La Vida Or Death And All His FriendsUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2008Appears in:497 charts
Rank in 2008:3Rank Score:11,523
Rank in 2000s38Overall Rank:197
Average Rating:  75/100 (1,030 votes)
Comments: 87 comments
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4.

ThirdUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:2008Appears in:341 charts
Rank in 2008:4Rank Score:5,987
Rank in 2000s75Overall Rank:365
Average Rating:  80/100 (513 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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5.

The Seldom Seen KidUnited Kingdom Elbow
Year of Release:2008Appears in:281 charts
Rank in 2008:5Rank Score:5,943
Rank in 2000s76Overall Rank:368
Average Rating:  78/100 (388 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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6.

Dear Science,United States TV On The Radio
Year of Release:2008Appears in:327 charts
Rank in 2008:6Rank Score:5,725
Rank in 2000s78Overall Rank:382
Average Rating:  78/100 (471 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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7.

Only By The NightUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2008Appears in:256 charts
Rank in 2008:7Rank Score:4,511
Rank in 2000s95Overall Rank:476
Average Rating:  72/100 (549 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2008Appears in:194 charts
Rank in 2008:8Rank Score:3,602
Rank in 2000s114Overall Rank:592
Average Rating:  77/100 (364 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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9.

MicrocastleUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2008Appears in:242 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:3,519
Rank in 2000s118Overall Rank:602
Average Rating:  80/100 (305 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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10.

DeathconsciousnessUnited States Have A Nice Life
Year of Release:2008Appears in:137 charts
Rank in 2008:10Rank Score:3,126
Rank in 2000s131Overall Rank:667
Average Rating:  80/100 (172 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of 2008 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Mount Eerie 3 0%
Thrice 2 0%
Fleet Foxes 2 0%
Los Campesinos! 2 0%
Nine Inch Nails 2 0%
Elzhi 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 466 47%
United Kingdom 178 18%
Canada 50 5%
Australia 40 4%
Sweden 38 4%
Germany 24 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
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