Best Albums of 2008

Listed below are the best albums of 2008 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 greatest album charts.

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2008 year summaryThe best artists of 2008 were Fleet Foxes, Vampire Weekend, Coldplay, Portishead, Have A Nice Life, Elbow, Kanye West, TV On The Radio, Deerhunter and Kings Of Leon.
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2008
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11,306
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7,180
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5,533
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5,468
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4,746
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3,377
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3,097
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3,012
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2,316
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Best Albums of 2008 composition

Country Albums %


United States 449 45%
United Kingdom 165 17%
Canada 47 5%
Germany 37 4%
Australia 36 4%
Sweden 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 957 96%
Yes 43 4%
Live? Albums %
No 973 97%
Yes 27 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Popular  Charts
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6. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
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8. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
9. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
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