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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 20,000 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:636 charts
Rank in 2008:1Rank Score:17,459
Rank in 2000s17Overall Rank:100
Average Rating:  82/100 (839 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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2.

Vampire WeekendUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2008Appears in:484 charts
Rank in 2008:2Rank Score:11,600
Rank in 2000s31Overall Rank:161
Average Rating:  80/100 (708 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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3.

Viva La Vida Or Death And All His FriendsUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2008Appears in:422 charts
Rank in 2008:3Rank Score:10,388
Rank in 2000s35Overall Rank:179
Average Rating:  74/100 (835 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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4.

ThirdUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:2008Appears in:286 charts
Rank in 2008:4Rank Score:5,608
Rank in 2000s68Overall Rank:321
Average Rating:  80/100 (410 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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5.

The Seldom Seen KidUnited Kingdom Elbow
Year of Release:2008Appears in:222 charts
Rank in 2008:5Rank Score:5,286
Rank in 2000s73Overall Rank:342
Average Rating:  78/100 (326 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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6.

Dear Science,United States TV On The Radio
Year of Release:2008Appears in:260 charts
Rank in 2008:6Rank Score:5,053
Rank in 2000s75Overall Rank:356
Average Rating:  78/100 (396 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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7.

Only By The NightUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2008Appears in:216 charts
Rank in 2008:7Rank Score:4,147
Rank in 2000s90Overall Rank:430
Average Rating:  72/100 (455 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2008Appears in:160 charts
Rank in 2008:8Rank Score:3,382
Rank in 2000s107Overall Rank:522
Average Rating:  77/100 (298 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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9.

MicrocastleUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2008Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:3,235
Rank in 2000s114Overall Rank:542
Average Rating:  82/100 (236 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

Consolers Of The LonelyUnited States The Raconteurs
Year of Release:2008Appears in:134 charts
Rank in 2008:10Rank Score:2,262
Rank in 2000s153Overall Rank:748
Average Rating:  75/100 (217 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of 2008 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Mount Eerie 3 0%
Glasvegas 2 0%
Margot & The Nuclear So & So's 2 0%
La Barranca 2 0%
The Wave Pictures 2 0%
Armin Van Buuren 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 466 47%
United Kingdom 174 17%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 40 4%
Sweden 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Germany 21 2%
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