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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:602 charts
Rank in 2008:1Rank Score:16,447
Rank in 2000s18Overall Rank:102
Average Rating:  82/100 (767 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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2.

Vampire WeekendUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2008Appears in:454 charts
Rank in 2008:2Rank Score:10,972
Rank in 2000s30Overall Rank:160
Average Rating:  80/100 (641 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:400 charts
Rank in 2008:3Rank Score:10,647
Rank in 2000s33Overall Rank:167
Average Rating:  74/100 (769 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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4.

ThirdUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:2008Appears in:255 charts
Rank in 2008:4Rank Score:5,340
Rank in 2000s69Overall Rank:319
Average Rating:  80/100 (368 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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5.

Dear Science,United States TV On The Radio
Year of Release:2008Appears in:256 charts
Rank in 2008:5Rank Score:4,934
Rank in 2000s73Overall Rank:342
Average Rating:  78/100 (368 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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6.

The Seldom Seen KidUnited Kingdom Elbow
Year of Release:2008Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 2008:6Rank Score:4,918
Rank in 2000s74Overall Rank:347
Average Rating:  79/100 (288 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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7.

Only By The NightUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2008Appears in:210 charts
Rank in 2008:7Rank Score:4,374
Rank in 2000s85Overall Rank:396
Average Rating:  72/100 (427 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2008Appears in:152 charts
Rank in 2008:8Rank Score:3,378
Rank in 2000s101Overall Rank:491
Average Rating:  78/100 (275 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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9.

MicrocastleUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2008Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:2,751
Rank in 2000s124Overall Rank:596
Average Rating:  81/100 (211 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

Consolers Of The LonelyUnited States The Raconteurs
Year of Release:2008Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 2008:10Rank Score:2,280
Rank in 2000s147Overall Rank:698
Average Rating:  75/100 (194 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of 2008 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Mount Eerie 3 0%
Fleet Foxes 2 0%
Deerhunter 2 0%
Nine Inch Nails 2 0%
Glasvegas 2 0%
C.W. Stoneking 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 464 46%
United Kingdom 174 17%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 43 4%
Sweden 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Germany 20 2%
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