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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 19,000 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, Sigur Rós, Deerhunter and The Raconteurs.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Fleet FoxesUnited States Fleet Foxes
Year of Release:2008Appears in:623 charts
Rank in 2008:1Rank Score:16,948
Rank in 2000s17Overall Rank:102
Average Rating:  82/100 (818 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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2.

Vampire WeekendUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2008Appears in:474 charts
Rank in 2008:2Rank Score:11,404
Rank in 2000s31Overall Rank:162
Average Rating:  80/100 (688 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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3.

Viva La Vida Or Death And All His FriendsUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2008Appears in:423 charts
Rank in 2008:3Rank Score:10,561
Rank in 2000s34Overall Rank:174
Average Rating:  74/100 (820 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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4.

ThirdUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:2008Appears in:278 charts
Rank in 2008:4Rank Score:5,359
Rank in 2000s70Overall Rank:332
Average Rating:  80/100 (396 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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5.

The Seldom Seen KidUnited Kingdom Elbow
Year of Release:2008Appears in:215 charts
Rank in 2008:5Rank Score:5,229
Rank in 2000s73Overall Rank:339
Average Rating:  78/100 (317 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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6.

Dear Science,United States TV On The Radio
Year of Release:2008Appears in:256 charts
Rank in 2008:6Rank Score:5,031
Rank in 2000s75Overall Rank:350
Average Rating:  78/100 (386 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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7.

Only By The NightUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2008Appears in:215 charts
Rank in 2008:7Rank Score:4,221
Rank in 2000s88Overall Rank:422
Average Rating:  72/100 (446 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2008Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 2008:8Rank Score:3,361
Rank in 2000s107Overall Rank:512
Average Rating:  77/100 (291 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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9.

MicrocastleUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2008Appears in:169 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:3,144
Rank in 2000s115Overall Rank:550
Average Rating:  81/100 (227 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

Consolers Of The LonelyUnited States The Raconteurs
Year of Release:2008Appears in:131 charts
Rank in 2008:10Rank Score:2,259
Rank in 2000s153Overall Rank:737
Average Rating:  75/100 (209 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of 2008 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Mount Eerie 3 0%
The Wave Pictures 2 0%
La Barranca 2 0%
Thrice 2 0%
Fleet Foxes 2 0%
Los Campesinos! 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 460 46%
United Kingdom 170 17%
Canada 54 5%
Australia 40 4%
Sweden 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Germany 21 2%
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