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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 34,000 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, Have A Nice Life, Deerhunter and Sigur Rós.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Fleet FoxesUnited States Fleet Foxes
Year of Release:2008Appears in:943 charts
Rank in 2008:1Rank Score:22,440
Rank in 2000s18Overall Rank:110
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,253 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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2.

Vampire WeekendUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2008Appears in:700 charts
Rank in 2008:2Rank Score:13,202
Rank in 2000s35Overall Rank:198
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,041 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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3.

Viva La Vida Or Death And All His FriendsUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2008Appears in:576 charts
Rank in 2008:3Rank Score:12,765
Rank in 2000s40Overall Rank:211
Average Rating:  75/100 (1,196 votes)
Comments: 97 comments
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4.

ThirdUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:2008Appears in:425 charts
Rank in 2008:4Rank Score:6,606
Rank in 2000s75Overall Rank:390
Average Rating:  81/100 (626 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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5.

The Seldom Seen KidUnited Kingdom Elbow
Year of Release:2008Appears in:325 charts
Rank in 2008:5Rank Score:6,168
Rank in 2000s81Overall Rank:413
Average Rating:  78/100 (449 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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6.

Dear Science,United States TV On The Radio
Year of Release:2008Appears in:378 charts
Rank in 2008:6Rank Score:6,135
Rank in 2000s83Overall Rank:419
Average Rating:  78/100 (532 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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7.

Only By The NightUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2008Appears in:312 charts
Rank in 2008:7Rank Score:4,907
Rank in 2000s98Overall Rank:519
Average Rating:  72/100 (615 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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8.

DeathconsciousnessUnited States Have A Nice Life
Year of Release:2008Appears in:209 charts
Rank in 2008:8Rank Score:4,343
Rank in 2000s108Overall Rank:576
Average Rating:  81/100 (248 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2008Appears in:237 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:3,794
Rank in 2000s121Overall Rank:646
Average Rating:  77/100 (418 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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10.

MicrocastleUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2008Appears in:280 charts
Rank in 2008:10Rank Score:3,706
Rank in 2000s128Overall Rank:668
Average Rating:  80/100 (359 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of 2008 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 0%
Mount Eerie 3 0%
John Zorn 3 0%
The Gutter Twins 2 0%
Fucked Up 2 0%
Coldplay 2 0%
Margot & The Nuclear So & So's 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 453 45%
United Kingdom 178 18%
Canada 52 5%
Australia 39 4%
Sweden 38 4%
Germany 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
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