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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 23,000 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:715 charts
Rank in 2008:1Rank Score:18,838
Rank in 2000s18Overall Rank:103
Average Rating:  82/100 (949 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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2.

Vampire WeekendUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2008Appears in:545 charts
Rank in 2008:2Rank Score:11,886
Rank in 2000s31Overall Rank:169
Average Rating:  80/100 (811 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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3.

Viva La Vida Or Death And All His FriendsUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2008Appears in:454 charts
Rank in 2008:3Rank Score:10,796
Rank in 2000s38Overall Rank:192
Average Rating:  75/100 (950 votes)
Comments: 84 comments
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4.

ThirdUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:2008Appears in:317 charts
Rank in 2008:4Rank Score:5,992
Rank in 2000s71Overall Rank:344
Average Rating:  80/100 (467 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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5.

The Seldom Seen KidUnited Kingdom Elbow
Year of Release:2008Appears in:254 charts
Rank in 2008:5Rank Score:5,811
Rank in 2000s73Overall Rank:351
Average Rating:  78/100 (359 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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6.

Dear Science,United States TV On The Radio
Year of Release:2008Appears in:296 charts
Rank in 2008:6Rank Score:5,343
Rank in 2000s79Overall Rank:383
Average Rating:  78/100 (444 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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7.

Only By The NightUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2008Appears in:239 charts
Rank in 2008:7Rank Score:4,440
Rank in 2000s92Overall Rank:448
Average Rating:  72/100 (512 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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8.

MicrocastleUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2008Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 2008:8Rank Score:3,595
Rank in 2000s107Overall Rank:537
Average Rating:  81/100 (281 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2008Appears in:174 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:3,529
Rank in 2000s111Overall Rank:547
Average Rating:  77/100 (331 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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10.

DeathconsciousnessUnited States Have A Nice Life
Year of Release:2008Appears in:119 charts
Rank in 2008:10Rank Score:2,471
Rank in 2000s153Overall Rank:767
Average Rating:  79/100 (136 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 2008 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 469 47%
United Kingdom 173 17%
Canada 52 5%
Australia 40 4%
Sweden 40 4%
Germany 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
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