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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 29,000 greatest album charts.

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2008 year summaryThe best artists of 2008 were Fleet Foxes, Coldplay, Vampire Weekend, 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:849 charts
Rank in 2008:1Rank Score:21,187
Rank in 2000s17Overall Rank:108
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,130 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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2.

Vampire WeekendUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2008Appears in:635 charts
Rank in 2008:2Rank Score:12,718
Rank in 2000s34Overall Rank:190
Average Rating:  80/100 (954 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:536 charts
Rank in 2008:3Rank Score:12,310
Rank in 2000s37Overall Rank:196
Average Rating:  75/100 (1,112 votes)
Comments: 89 comments
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4.

The Seldom Seen KidUnited Kingdom Elbow
Year of Release:2008Appears in:302 charts
Rank in 2008:4Rank Score:6,042
Rank in 2000s75Overall Rank:392
Average Rating:  78/100 (413 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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5.

ThirdUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:2008Appears in:364 charts
Rank in 2008:5Rank Score:5,923
Rank in 2000s78Overall Rank:399
Average Rating:  81/100 (549 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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6.

Dear Science,United States TV On The Radio
Year of Release:2008Appears in:345 charts
Rank in 2008:6Rank Score:5,804
Rank in 2000s83Overall Rank:405
Average Rating:  78/100 (494 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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7.

Only By The NightUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2008Appears in:281 charts
Rank in 2008:7Rank Score:4,708
Rank in 2000s94Overall Rank:486
Average Rating:  72/100 (583 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2008Appears in:214 charts
Rank in 2008:8Rank Score:3,696
Rank in 2000s116Overall Rank:609
Average Rating:  77/100 (388 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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9.

MicrocastleUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2008Appears in:258 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:3,597
Rank in 2000s119Overall Rank:621
Average Rating:  81/100 (330 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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10.

DeathconsciousnessUnited States Have A Nice Life
Year of Release:2008Appears in:160 charts
Rank in 2008:10Rank Score:3,552
Rank in 2000s122Overall Rank:631
Average Rating:  79/100 (196 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of 2008 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 0%
Mount Eerie 3 0%
Millenium 2 0%
Thrice 2 0%
Fleet Foxes 2 0%
Los Campesinos! 2 0%
Nine Inch Nails 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 453 45%
United Kingdom 178 18%
Canada 50 5%
Sweden 40 4%
Australia 37 4%
Germany 29 3%
France 19 2%
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