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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:626 charts
Rank in 2008:1Rank Score:17,153
Rank in 2000s18Overall Rank:102
Average Rating:  82/100 (829 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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2.

Vampire WeekendUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2008Appears in:479 charts
Rank in 2008:2Rank Score:11,467
Rank in 2000s31Overall Rank:162
Average Rating:  80/100 (702 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:424 charts
Rank in 2008:3Rank Score:10,478
Rank in 2000s35Overall Rank:176
Average Rating:  74/100 (828 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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4.

ThirdUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:2008Appears in:284 charts
Rank in 2008:4Rank Score:5,566
Rank in 2000s69Overall Rank:323
Average Rating:  80/100 (401 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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5.

The Seldom Seen KidUnited Kingdom Elbow
Year of Release:2008Appears in:218 charts
Rank in 2008:5Rank Score:5,250
Rank in 2000s74Overall Rank:343
Average Rating:  78/100 (319 votes)
Comments: 22 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:5,023
Rank in 2000s75Overall Rank:356
Average Rating:  78/100 (389 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:4,190
Rank in 2000s88Overall Rank:424
Average Rating:  72/100 (450 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2008Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 2008:8Rank Score:3,391
Rank in 2000s106Overall Rank:514
Average Rating:  77/100 (293 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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9.

MicrocastleUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2008Appears in:171 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:3,167
Rank in 2000s115Overall Rank:551
Average Rating:  82/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

Consolers Of The LonelyUnited States The Raconteurs
Year of Release:2008Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 2008:10Rank Score:2,259
Rank in 2000s152Overall Rank:744
Average Rating:  75/100 (211 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of 2008 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Mount Eerie 3 0%
Thrice 2 0%
Fleet Foxes 2 0%
The Gutter Twins 2 0%
Los Campesinos! 2 0%
Nine Inch Nails 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 461 46%
United Kingdom 174 17%
Canada 54 5%
Sweden 40 4%
Australia 40 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Germany 21 2%
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