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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 38,000 greatest album charts.

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2008 year summaryThe best artists of 2008 were Fleet Foxes, Vampire Weekend, Coldplay, Portishead, TV On The Radio, Elbow, 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:987 charts
Rank in 2008:1Rank Score:22,941
Rank in 2000s18Overall Rank:111
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,324 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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2.

Vampire WeekendUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2008Appears in:729 charts
Rank in 2008:2Rank Score:14,054
Rank in 2000s35Overall Rank:198
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,117 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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3.

Viva La Vida Or Death And All His FriendsUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2008Appears in:599 charts
Rank in 2008:3Rank Score:13,003
Rank in 2000s41Overall Rank:216
Average Rating:  75/100 (1,277 votes)
Comments: 103 comments
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4.

ThirdUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:2008Appears in:457 charts
Rank in 2008:4Rank Score:7,259
Rank in 2000s75Overall Rank:382
Average Rating:  81/100 (674 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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5.

Dear ScienceUnited States TV On The Radio
Year of Release:2008Appears in:397 charts
Rank in 2008:5Rank Score:6,269
Rank in 2000s83Overall Rank:434
Average Rating:  79/100 (561 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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6.

The Seldom Seen KidUnited Kingdom Elbow
Year of Release:2008Appears in:333 charts
Rank in 2008:6Rank Score:6,216
Rank in 2000s87Overall Rank:442
Average Rating:  78/100 (476 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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7.

Only By The NightUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2008Appears in:328 charts
Rank in 2008:7Rank Score:5,012
Rank in 2000s103Overall Rank:539
Average Rating:  72/100 (653 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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8.

DeathconsciousnessUnited States Have A Nice Life
Year of Release:2008Appears in:226 charts
Rank in 2008:8Rank Score:4,794
Rank in 2000s105Overall Rank:558
Average Rating:  81/100 (282 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2008Appears in:255 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:3,845
Rank in 2000s126Overall Rank:676
Average Rating:  77/100 (451 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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10.

MicrocastleUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2008Appears in:290 charts
Rank in 2008:10Rank Score:3,758
Rank in 2000s131Overall Rank:687
Average Rating:  80/100 (393 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of 2008 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 0%
Mount Eerie 3 0%
John Zorn 3 0%
The Gutter Twins 2 0%
Bang Camaro 2 0%
James Ferraro 2 0%
Margot & The Nuclear So & So's 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 448 45%
United Kingdom 174 17%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 38 4%
Sweden 37 4%
Germany 30 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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