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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 37,000 greatest album charts.

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2008 year summaryThe best artists of 2008 were Fleet Foxes, Vampire Weekend, Coldplay, Portishead, TV On The Radio, Elbow, Kings Of Leon, Have A Nice Life, Deerhunter and Sigur Rós.
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RankAlbumArtist
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Fleet FoxesUnited States Fleet Foxes
Year of Release:2008Appears in:965 charts
Rank in 2008:1Rank Score:22,828
Rank in 2000s18Overall Rank:111
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,301 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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2.

Vampire WeekendUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2008Appears in:712 charts
Rank in 2008:2Rank Score:13,611
Rank in 2000s37Overall Rank:202
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,081 votes)
Comments: 65 comments
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3.

Viva La Vida Or Death And All His FriendsUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2008Appears in:586 charts
Rank in 2008:3Rank Score:12,856
Rank in 2000s40Overall Rank:216
Average Rating:  75/100 (1,248 votes)
Comments: 101 comments
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4.

ThirdUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:2008Appears in:453 charts
Rank in 2008:4Rank Score:7,216
Rank in 2000s74Overall Rank:379
Average Rating:  81/100 (654 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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Dear ScienceUnited States TV On The Radio
Year of Release:2008Appears in:390 charts
Rank in 2008:5Rank Score:6,294
Rank in 2000s82Overall Rank:423
Average Rating:  78/100 (553 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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6.

The Seldom Seen KidUnited Kingdom Elbow
Year of Release:2008Appears in:336 charts
Rank in 2008:6Rank Score:6,278
Rank in 2000s83Overall Rank:426
Average Rating:  78/100 (468 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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7.

Only By The NightUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2008Appears in:321 charts
Rank in 2008:7Rank Score:4,954
Rank in 2000s101Overall Rank:533
Average Rating:  72/100 (637 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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8.

DeathconsciousnessUnited States Have A Nice Life
Year of Release:2008Appears in:223 charts
Rank in 2008:8Rank Score:4,605
Rank in 2000s107Overall Rank:570
Average Rating:  81/100 (270 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2008Appears in:248 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:3,824
Rank in 2000s125Overall Rank:671
Average Rating:  77/100 (437 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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10.

MicrocastleUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2008Appears in:294 charts
Rank in 2008:10Rank Score:3,805
Rank in 2000s127Overall Rank:675
Average Rating:  80/100 (383 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of 2008 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Mount Eerie 3 0%
John Zorn 3 0%
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy 2 0%
The Wave Pictures 2 0%
Armin Van Buuren 2 0%
Thrice 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 446 45%
United Kingdom 178 18%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 38 4%
Sweden 37 4%
Germany 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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