Best Albums of 2008

Listed below are the best albums of 2008 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 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, TV On The Radio, Kanye West, Deerhunter and Kings Of Leon.
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2008
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14,656
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3,224
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Best Albums of 2008 composition

Country Albums %


United States 454 45%
United Kingdom 170 17%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 35 4%
Sweden 35 4%
Germany 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 955 96%
Yes 45 5%
Live? Albums %
No 993 99%
Yes 7 1%
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5. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
6. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
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10. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
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