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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 18,000 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:606 charts
Rank in 2008:1Rank Score:16,509
Rank in 2000s17Overall Rank:101
Average Rating:  82/100 (777 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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2.

Vampire WeekendUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2008Appears in:456 charts
Rank in 2008:2Rank Score:11,047
Rank in 2000s31Overall Rank:161
Average Rating:  80/100 (644 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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3.

Viva La Vida Or Death And All His FriendsUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2008Appears in:402 charts
Rank in 2008:3Rank Score:10,374
Rank in 2000s34Overall Rank:172
Average Rating:  74/100 (777 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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4.

ThirdUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:2008Appears in:257 charts
Rank in 2008:4Rank Score:5,230
Rank in 2000s71Overall Rank:326
Average Rating:  80/100 (369 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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5.

The Seldom Seen KidUnited Kingdom Elbow
Year of Release:2008Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 2008:5Rank Score:4,925
Rank in 2000s74Overall Rank:344
Average Rating:  79/100 (288 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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6.

Dear Science,United States TV On The Radio
Year of Release:2008Appears in:252 charts
Rank in 2008:6Rank Score:4,922
Rank in 2000s75Overall Rank:345
Average Rating:  78/100 (365 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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7.

Only By The NightUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2008Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 2008:7Rank Score:4,219
Rank in 2000s86Overall Rank:409
Average Rating:  72/100 (426 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2008Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 2008:8Rank Score:3,324
Rank in 2000s104Overall Rank:503
Average Rating:  78/100 (273 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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9.

MicrocastleUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2008Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:2,747
Rank in 2000s124Overall Rank:596
Average Rating:  81/100 (209 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

Consolers Of The LonelyUnited States The Raconteurs
Year of Release:2008Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 2008:10Rank Score:2,210
Rank in 2000s153Overall Rank:726
Average Rating:  75/100 (194 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of 2008 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 0%
Mount Eerie 3 0%
Armin Van Buuren 2 0%
Thrice 2 0%
Fleet Foxes 2 0%
Nadja 2 0%
Los Campesinos! 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 465 46%
United Kingdom 169 17%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 42 4%
Sweden 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Germany 20 2%
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