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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:721 charts
Rank in 2008:1Rank Score:19,290
Rank in 2000s18Overall Rank:104
Average Rating:  82/100 (972 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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2.

Vampire WeekendUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2008Appears in:551 charts
Rank in 2008:2Rank Score:11,938
Rank in 2000s32Overall Rank:172
Average Rating:  80/100 (830 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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3.

Viva La Vida Or Death And All His FriendsUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2008Appears in:463 charts
Rank in 2008:3Rank Score:11,113
Rank in 2000s37Overall Rank:186
Average Rating:  74/100 (966 votes)
Comments: 85 comments
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4.

ThirdUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:2008Appears in:322 charts
Rank in 2008:4Rank Score:6,063
Rank in 2000s72Overall Rank:345
Average Rating:  80/100 (476 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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5.

The Seldom Seen KidUnited Kingdom Elbow
Year of Release:2008Appears in:255 charts
Rank in 2008:5Rank Score:5,787
Rank in 2000s76Overall Rank:360
Average Rating:  78/100 (365 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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6.

Dear Science,United States TV On The Radio
Year of Release:2008Appears in:298 charts
Rank in 2008:6Rank Score:5,497
Rank in 2000s78Overall Rank:373
Average Rating:  78/100 (445 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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7.

Only By The NightUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2008Appears in:237 charts
Rank in 2008:7Rank Score:4,465
Rank in 2000s91Overall Rank:447
Average Rating:  72/100 (517 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2008Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 2008:8Rank Score:3,508
Rank in 2000s112Overall Rank:554
Average Rating:  77/100 (335 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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9.

MicrocastleUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2008Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:3,507
Rank in 2000s113Overall Rank:555
Average Rating:  81/100 (286 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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10.

DeathconsciousnessUnited States Have A Nice Life
Year of Release:2008Appears in:119 charts
Rank in 2008:10Rank Score:2,644
Rank in 2000s146Overall Rank:725
Average Rating:  80/100 (144 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 2008 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Mount Eerie 3 0%
The Wave Pictures 2 0%
Coldplay 2 0%
Fucked Up 2 0%
Armin Van Buuren 2 0%
Deerhunter 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 468 47%
United Kingdom 176 18%
Canada 52 5%
Sweden 39 4%
Australia 38 4%
Germany 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
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