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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 24,000 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:731 charts
Rank in 2008:1Rank Score:19,478
Rank in 2000s17Overall Rank:102
Average Rating:  82/100 (986 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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2.

Vampire WeekendUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2008Appears in:557 charts
Rank in 2008:2Rank Score:11,940
Rank in 2000s33Overall Rank:176
Average Rating:  80/100 (843 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:467 charts
Rank in 2008:3Rank Score:11,120
Rank in 2000s38Overall Rank:193
Average Rating:  75/100 (978 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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4.

ThirdUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:2008Appears in:325 charts
Rank in 2008:4Rank Score:5,990
Rank in 2000s73Overall Rank:350
Average Rating:  80/100 (486 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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5.

The Seldom Seen KidUnited Kingdom Elbow
Year of Release:2008Appears in:262 charts
Rank in 2008:5Rank Score:5,898
Rank in 2000s75Overall Rank:357
Average Rating:  78/100 (373 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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6.

Dear Science,United States TV On The Radio
Year of Release:2008Appears in:304 charts
Rank in 2008:6Rank Score:5,504
Rank in 2000s78Overall Rank:375
Average Rating:  78/100 (454 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:4,423
Rank in 2000s93Overall Rank:457
Average Rating:  72/100 (523 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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8.

MicrocastleUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2008Appears in:218 charts
Rank in 2008:8Rank Score:3,541
Rank in 2000s112Overall Rank:558
Average Rating:  81/100 (289 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2008Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:3,511
Rank in 2000s113Overall Rank:562
Average Rating:  77/100 (342 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

DeathconsciousnessUnited States Have A Nice Life
Year of Release:2008Appears in:124 charts
Rank in 2008:10Rank Score:2,800
Rank in 2000s141Overall Rank:696
Average Rating:  80/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of 2008 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Mount Eerie 3 0%
Deerhunter 2 0%
Armin Van Buuren 2 0%
Glasvegas 2 0%
Elzhi 2 0%
This Town Needs Guns 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 470 47%
United Kingdom 176 18%
Canada 52 5%
Sweden 39 4%
Australia 38 4%
Germany 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
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