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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 23,000 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:705 charts
Rank in 2008:1Rank Score:18,621
Rank in 2000s17Overall Rank:102
Average Rating:  82/100 (940 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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2.

Vampire WeekendUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2008Appears in:531 charts
Rank in 2008:2Rank Score:11,664
Rank in 2000s31Overall Rank:172
Average Rating:  80/100 (807 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:446 charts
Rank in 2008:3Rank Score:10,693
Rank in 2000s37Overall Rank:189
Average Rating:  75/100 (938 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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4.

The Seldom Seen KidUnited Kingdom Elbow
Year of Release:2008Appears in:247 charts
Rank in 2008:4Rank Score:5,806
Rank in 2000s72Overall Rank:347
Average Rating:  78/100 (357 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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5.

ThirdUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:2008Appears in:306 charts
Rank in 2008:5Rank Score:5,772
Rank in 2000s73Overall Rank:350
Average Rating:  80/100 (453 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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6.

Dear Science,United States TV On The Radio
Year of Release:2008Appears in:290 charts
Rank in 2008:6Rank Score:5,312
Rank in 2000s79Overall Rank:380
Average Rating:  78/100 (438 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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7.

Only By The NightUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2008Appears in:232 charts
Rank in 2008:7Rank Score:4,314
Rank in 2000s92Overall Rank:452
Average Rating:  72/100 (507 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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8.

MicrocastleUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2008Appears in:208 charts
Rank in 2008:8Rank Score:3,594
Rank in 2000s106Overall Rank:533
Average Rating:  81/100 (280 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2008Appears in:169 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:3,508
Rank in 2000s109Overall Rank:540
Average Rating:  77/100 (326 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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10.

DeathconsciousnessUnited States Have A Nice Life
Year of Release:2008Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 2008:10Rank Score:2,477
Rank in 2000s149Overall Rank:754
Average Rating:  79/100 (133 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 2008 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Mount Eerie 3 0%
Fucked Up 2 0%
Coldplay 2 0%
Armin Van Buuren 2 0%
Deerhunter 2 0%
Glasvegas 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 469 47%
United Kingdom 175 18%
Canada 52 5%
Sweden 39 4%
Australia 39 4%
Germany 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
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