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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 31,000 greatest album charts.

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2008 year summaryThe best artists of 2008 were Fleet Foxes, Coldplay, Vampire Weekend, Portishead, Elbow, 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:894 charts
Rank in 2008:1Rank Score:21,946
Rank in 2000s17Overall Rank:108
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,178 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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2.

Vampire WeekendUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2008Appears in:651 charts
Rank in 2008:2Rank Score:12,751
Rank in 2000s36Overall Rank:197
Average Rating:  80/100 (980 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:560 charts
Rank in 2008:3Rank Score:12,574
Rank in 2000s37Overall Rank:199
Average Rating:  75/100 (1,138 votes)
Comments: 92 comments
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4.

ThirdUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:2008Appears in:385 charts
Rank in 2008:4Rank Score:6,264
Rank in 2000s75Overall Rank:391
Average Rating:  81/100 (577 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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5.

The Seldom Seen KidUnited Kingdom Elbow
Year of Release:2008Appears in:307 charts
Rank in 2008:5Rank Score:6,091
Rank in 2000s78Overall Rank:399
Average Rating:  78/100 (424 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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6.

Dear Science,United States TV On The Radio
Year of Release:2008Appears in:354 charts
Rank in 2008:6Rank Score:5,899
Rank in 2000s84Overall Rank:410
Average Rating:  78/100 (503 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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7.

Only By The NightUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2008Appears in:295 charts
Rank in 2008:7Rank Score:4,819
Rank in 2000s96Overall Rank:502
Average Rating:  72/100 (593 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2008Appears in:222 charts
Rank in 2008:8Rank Score:3,729
Rank in 2000s118Overall Rank:625
Average Rating:  77/100 (402 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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9.

MicrocastleUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2008Appears in:265 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:3,711
Rank in 2000s120Overall Rank:628
Average Rating:  80/100 (339 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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10.

DeathconsciousnessUnited States Have A Nice Life
Year of Release:2008Appears in:174 charts
Rank in 2008:10Rank Score:3,674
Rank in 2000s122Overall Rank:633
Average Rating:  80/100 (212 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of 2008 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 0%
Mount Eerie 3 0%
Cat Power 2 0%
Thrice 2 0%
Fleet Foxes 2 0%
The Gutter Twins 2 0%
Los Campesinos! 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 456 46%
United Kingdom 179 18%
Canada 49 5%
Sweden 38 4%
Australia 37 4%
Germany 29 3%
France 19 2%
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