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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:610 charts
Rank in 2008:1Rank Score:16,787
Rank in 2000s17Overall Rank:100
Average Rating:  82/100 (805 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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2.

Vampire WeekendUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2008Appears in:467 charts
Rank in 2008:2Rank Score:11,371
Rank in 2000s31Overall Rank:162
Average Rating:  80/100 (673 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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3.

Viva La Vida Or Death And All His FriendsUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2008Appears in:415 charts
Rank in 2008:3Rank Score:10,440
Rank in 2000s34Overall Rank:174
Average Rating:  74/100 (803 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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4.

ThirdUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:2008Appears in:272 charts
Rank in 2008:4Rank Score:5,429
Rank in 2000s70Overall Rank:323
Average Rating:  80/100 (388 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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5.

The Seldom Seen KidUnited Kingdom Elbow
Year of Release:2008Appears in:208 charts
Rank in 2008:5Rank Score:4,936
Rank in 2000s74Overall Rank:350
Average Rating:  78/100 (307 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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6.

Dear Science,United States TV On The Radio
Year of Release:2008Appears in:254 charts
Rank in 2008:6Rank Score:4,889
Rank in 2000s75Overall Rank:356
Average Rating:  78/100 (381 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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7.

Only By The NightUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2008Appears in:218 charts
Rank in 2008:7Rank Score:4,276
Rank in 2000s85Overall Rank:413
Average Rating:  72/100 (441 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2008Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 2008:8Rank Score:3,333
Rank in 2000s106Overall Rank:510
Average Rating:  78/100 (285 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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9.

MicrocastleUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2008Appears in:164 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:2,926
Rank in 2000s121Overall Rank:582
Average Rating:  81/100 (220 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

Consolers Of The LonelyUnited States The Raconteurs
Year of Release:2008Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 2008:10Rank Score:2,229
Rank in 2000s155Overall Rank:741
Average Rating:  75/100 (203 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of 2008 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Mount Eerie 3 0%
Elzhi 2 0%
Deerhunter 2 0%
La Barranca 2 0%
Glasvegas 2 0%
Armin Van Buuren 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 461 46%
United Kingdom 170 17%
Canada 54 5%
Australia 41 4%
Sweden 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Germany 19 2%
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