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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 36,000 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
1.

Fleet FoxesUnited States Fleet Foxes
Year of Release:2008Appears in:953 charts
Rank in 2008:1Rank Score:22,566
Rank in 2000s18Overall Rank:111
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,281 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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2.

Vampire WeekendUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2008Appears in:706 charts
Rank in 2008:2Rank Score:13,421
Rank in 2000s37Overall Rank:201
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,068 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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3.

Viva La Vida Or Death And All His FriendsUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2008Appears in:579 charts
Rank in 2008:3Rank Score:12,673
Rank in 2000s41Overall Rank:217
Average Rating:  75/100 (1,224 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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4.

ThirdUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:2008Appears in:438 charts
Rank in 2008:4Rank Score:6,903
Rank in 2000s75Overall Rank:389
Average Rating:  80/100 (640 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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5.

Dear ScienceUnited States TV On The Radio
Year of Release:2008Appears in:387 charts
Rank in 2008:5Rank Score:6,271
Rank in 2000s82Overall Rank:418
Average Rating:  78/100 (542 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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6.

The Seldom Seen KidUnited Kingdom Elbow
Year of Release:2008Appears in:330 charts
Rank in 2008:6Rank Score:6,223
Rank in 2000s83Overall Rank:421
Average Rating:  78/100 (458 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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7.

Only By The NightUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2008Appears in:316 charts
Rank in 2008:7Rank Score:4,856
Rank in 2000s100Overall Rank:535
Average Rating:  72/100 (631 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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8.

DeathconsciousnessUnited States Have A Nice Life
Year of Release:2008Appears in:214 charts
Rank in 2008:8Rank Score:4,379
Rank in 2000s109Overall Rank:581
Average Rating:  81/100 (259 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2008Appears in:244 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:3,808
Rank in 2000s121Overall Rank:657
Average Rating:  77/100 (428 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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10.

MicrocastleUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2008Appears in:282 charts
Rank in 2008:10Rank Score:3,726
Rank in 2000s129Overall Rank:676
Average Rating:  80/100 (371 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of 2008 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Mount Eerie 3 0%
John Zorn 3 0%
Margot & The Nuclear So & So's 2 0%
Indian Jewelry 2 0%
Thrice 2 0%
James Ferraro 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 453 45%
United Kingdom 175 18%
Canada 52 5%
Australia 39 4%
Sweden 38 4%
Germany 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
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