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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:717 charts
Rank in 2008:1Rank Score:18,982
Rank in 2000s18Overall Rank:104
Average Rating:  82/100 (964 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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2.

Vampire WeekendUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2008Appears in:546 charts
Rank in 2008:2Rank Score:11,855
Rank in 2000s32Overall Rank:173
Average Rating:  80/100 (821 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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3.

Viva La Vida Or Death And All His FriendsUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2008Appears in:457 charts
Rank in 2008:3Rank Score:11,053
Rank in 2000s37Overall Rank:186
Average Rating:  74/100 (961 votes)
Comments: 85 comments
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4.

ThirdUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:2008Appears in:317 charts
Rank in 2008:4Rank Score:5,937
Rank in 2000s72Overall Rank:346
Average Rating:  80/100 (471 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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5.

The Seldom Seen KidUnited Kingdom Elbow
Year of Release:2008Appears in:254 charts
Rank in 2008:5Rank Score:5,823
Rank in 2000s74Overall Rank:353
Average Rating:  78/100 (363 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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6.

Dear Science,United States TV On The Radio
Year of Release:2008Appears in:298 charts
Rank in 2008:6Rank Score:5,447
Rank in 2000s78Overall Rank:374
Average Rating:  78/100 (445 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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7.

Only By The NightUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2008Appears in:238 charts
Rank in 2008:7Rank Score:4,428
Rank in 2000s92Overall Rank:447
Average Rating:  72/100 (514 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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8.

MicrocastleUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2008Appears in:210 charts
Rank in 2008:8Rank Score:3,514
Rank in 2000s110Overall Rank:544
Average Rating:  81/100 (283 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2008Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:3,513
Rank in 2000s111Overall Rank:545
Average Rating:  77/100 (333 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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10.

DeathconsciousnessUnited States Have A Nice Life
Year of Release:2008Appears in:121 charts
Rank in 2008:10Rank Score:2,597
Rank in 2000s145Overall Rank:736
Average Rating:  79/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 13 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%
Fucked Up 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 469 47%
United Kingdom 176 18%
Canada 52 5%
Sweden 40 4%
Australia 39 4%
Germany 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
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