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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 22,000 greatest album charts.

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2008 year summaryThe best artists of 2008 were Fleet Foxes, Vampire Weekend, Coldplay, Elbow, Portishead, 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:698 charts
Rank in 2008:1Rank Score:18,375
Rank in 2000s17Overall Rank:102
Average Rating:  82/100 (931 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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2.

Vampire WeekendUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2008Appears in:528 charts
Rank in 2008:2Rank Score:11,747
Rank in 2000s31Overall Rank:167
Average Rating:  80/100 (792 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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3.

Viva La Vida Or Death And All His FriendsUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2008Appears in:439 charts
Rank in 2008:3Rank Score:10,535
Rank in 2000s37Overall Rank:190
Average Rating:  75/100 (924 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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4.

The Seldom Seen KidUnited Kingdom Elbow
Year of Release:2008Appears in:245 charts
Rank in 2008:4Rank Score:5,849
Rank in 2000s71Overall Rank:340
Average Rating:  78/100 (355 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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5.

ThirdUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:2008Appears in:304 charts
Rank in 2008:5Rank Score:5,772
Rank in 2000s72Overall Rank:345
Average Rating:  80/100 (448 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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6.

Dear Science,United States TV On The Radio
Year of Release:2008Appears in:285 charts
Rank in 2008:6Rank Score:5,192
Rank in 2000s79Overall Rank:380
Average Rating:  78/100 (432 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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7.

Only By The NightUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2008Appears in:226 charts
Rank in 2008:7Rank Score:4,228
Rank in 2000s93Overall Rank:454
Average Rating:  72/100 (499 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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8.

MicrocastleUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2008Appears in:205 charts
Rank in 2008:8Rank Score:3,536
Rank in 2000s108Overall Rank:535
Average Rating:  81/100 (275 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2008Appears in:168 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:3,508
Rank in 2000s110Overall Rank:539
Average Rating:  77/100 (320 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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10.

DeathconsciousnessUnited States Have A Nice Life
Year of Release:2008Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 2008:10Rank Score:2,583
Rank in 2000s144Overall Rank:714
Average Rating:  79/100 (130 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 2008 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Mount Eerie 3 0%
Fleet Foxes 2 0%
Thrice 2 0%
Los Campesinos! 2 0%
Nine Inch Nails 2 0%
This Town Needs Guns 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 469 47%
United Kingdom 173 17%
Canada 51 5%
Sweden 40 4%
Australia 39 4%
Germany 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
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