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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 33,000 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, Deerhunter, Have A Nice Life and Sigur Rós.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Fleet FoxesUnited States Fleet Foxes
Year of Release:2008Appears in:920 charts
Rank in 2008:1Rank Score:22,163
Rank in 2000s17Overall Rank:108
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,203 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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2.

Vampire WeekendUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2008Appears in:677 charts
Rank in 2008:2Rank Score:13,124
Rank in 2000s34Overall Rank:196
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,004 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:559 charts
Rank in 2008:3Rank Score:12,631
Rank in 2000s38Overall Rank:203
Average Rating:  75/100 (1,160 votes)
Comments: 94 comments
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4.

ThirdUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:2008Appears in:398 charts
Rank in 2008:4Rank Score:6,205
Rank in 2000s77Overall Rank:399
Average Rating:  81/100 (597 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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5.

The Seldom Seen KidUnited Kingdom Elbow
Year of Release:2008Appears in:316 charts
Rank in 2008:5Rank Score:6,151
Rank in 2000s79Overall Rank:403
Average Rating:  78/100 (438 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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6.

Dear Science,United States TV On The Radio
Year of Release:2008Appears in:366 charts
Rank in 2008:6Rank Score:6,023
Rank in 2000s82Overall Rank:409
Average Rating:  78/100 (518 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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7.

Only By The NightUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2008Appears in:303 charts
Rank in 2008:7Rank Score:4,856
Rank in 2000s97Overall Rank:510
Average Rating:  72/100 (603 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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8.

DeathconsciousnessUnited States Have A Nice Life
Year of Release:2008Appears in:188 charts
Rank in 2008:8Rank Score:3,754
Rank in 2000s121Overall Rank:634
Average Rating:  80/100 (229 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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9.

MicrocastleUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2008Appears in:277 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:3,752
Rank in 2000s122Overall Rank:635
Average Rating:  80/100 (345 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2008Appears in:232 charts
Rank in 2008:10Rank Score:3,724
Rank in 2000s124Overall Rank:645
Average Rating:  77/100 (408 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of 2008 composition

Artist Albums %


Mount Eerie 3 0%
Various Artists 3 0%
Indian Jewelry 2 0%
James Ferraro 2 0%
Armin Van Buuren 2 0%
The Wave Pictures 2 0%
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 455 46%
United Kingdom 179 18%
Canada 49 5%
Australia 38 4%
Sweden 38 4%
Germany 29 3%
France 19 2%
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