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

Fleet FoxesUnited States Fleet Foxes
Year of Release:2008Appears in:932 charts
Rank in 2008:1Rank Score:22,395
Rank in 2000s17Overall Rank:109
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,230 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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2.

Vampire WeekendUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2008Appears in:687 charts
Rank in 2008:2Rank Score:13,147
Rank in 2000s34Overall Rank:196
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,031 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:561 charts
Rank in 2008:3Rank Score:12,708
Rank in 2000s38Overall Rank:207
Average Rating:  75/100 (1,184 votes)
Comments: 96 comments
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4.

ThirdUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:2008Appears in:406 charts
Rank in 2008:4Rank Score:6,333
Rank in 2000s76Overall Rank:397
Average Rating:  81/100 (611 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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5.

The Seldom Seen KidUnited Kingdom Elbow
Year of Release:2008Appears in:318 charts
Rank in 2008:5Rank Score:6,157
Rank in 2000s80Overall Rank:407
Average Rating:  78/100 (445 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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6.

Dear Science,United States TV On The Radio
Year of Release:2008Appears in:368 charts
Rank in 2008:6Rank Score:6,002
Rank in 2000s85Overall Rank:418
Average Rating:  78/100 (523 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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7.

Only By The NightUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2008Appears in:304 charts
Rank in 2008:7Rank Score:4,889
Rank in 2000s97Overall Rank:514
Average Rating:  72/100 (610 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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8.

DeathconsciousnessUnited States Have A Nice Life
Year of Release:2008Appears in:198 charts
Rank in 2008:8Rank Score:4,051
Rank in 2000s113Overall Rank:600
Average Rating:  81/100 (242 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2008Appears in:232 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:3,690
Rank in 2000s125Overall Rank:660
Average Rating:  77/100 (412 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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10.

MicrocastleUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2008Appears in:272 charts
Rank in 2008:10Rank Score:3,672
Rank in 2000s127Overall Rank:663
Average Rating:  80/100 (352 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of 2008 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 0%
Mount Eerie 3 0%
John Zorn 3 0%
The Gutter Twins 2 0%
Indian Jewelry 2 0%
James Ferraro 2 0%
Margot & The Nuclear So & So's 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 451 45%
United Kingdom 183 18%
Canada 48 5%
Australia 38 4%
Sweden 37 4%
Germany 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
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