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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 28,000 greatest album charts.

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2008 year summaryThe best artists of 2008 were Fleet Foxes, Vampire Weekend, Coldplay, Elbow, Portishead, TV On The Radio, Kings Of Leon, Sigur Rós, Deerhunter and Have A Nice Life.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Fleet FoxesUnited States Fleet Foxes
Year of Release:2008Appears in:820 charts
Rank in 2008:1Rank Score:20,844
Rank in 2000s17Overall Rank:108
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,104 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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2.

Vampire WeekendUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2008Appears in:626 charts
Rank in 2008:2Rank Score:12,648
Rank in 2000s34Overall Rank:188
Average Rating:  80/100 (936 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:524 charts
Rank in 2008:3Rank Score:12,128
Rank in 2000s37Overall Rank:194
Average Rating:  75/100 (1,087 votes)
Comments: 89 comments
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4.

The Seldom Seen KidUnited Kingdom Elbow
Year of Release:2008Appears in:291 charts
Rank in 2008:4Rank Score:5,976
Rank in 2000s76Overall Rank:386
Average Rating:  78/100 (402 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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5.

ThirdUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:2008Appears in:353 charts
Rank in 2008:5Rank Score:5,869
Rank in 2000s77Overall Rank:394
Average Rating:  80/100 (537 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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6.

Dear Science,United States TV On The Radio
Year of Release:2008Appears in:341 charts
Rank in 2008:6Rank Score:5,820
Rank in 2000s79Overall Rank:397
Average Rating:  78/100 (485 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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7.

Only By The NightUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2008Appears in:275 charts
Rank in 2008:7Rank Score:4,775
Rank in 2000s93Overall Rank:471
Average Rating:  72/100 (577 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2008Appears in:208 charts
Rank in 2008:8Rank Score:3,680
Rank in 2000s115Overall Rank:596
Average Rating:  77/100 (383 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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9.

MicrocastleUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2008Appears in:250 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:3,551
Rank in 2000s119Overall Rank:617
Average Rating:  81/100 (323 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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10.

DeathconsciousnessUnited States Have A Nice Life
Year of Release:2008Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 2008:10Rank Score:3,312
Rank in 2000s130Overall Rank:653
Average Rating:  79/100 (191 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of 2008 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Mount Eerie 3 0%
The Wave Pictures 2 0%
Fucked Up 2 0%
Coldplay 2 0%
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy 2 0%
This Town Needs Guns 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 458 46%
United Kingdom 178 18%
Canada 49 5%
Australia 38 4%
Sweden 38 4%
Germany 28 3%
France 19 2%
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