Top Albums of 2008





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
227
Portishead Third Electronic, Experimental Rock
2
255
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes Americana, Chamber Folk, Indie Folk
3
307
Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend Indie Pop, Indie Rock
4
404
TV on the Radio Dear Science Indie Rock
5
676
Elbow The Seldom Seen Kid Indie Rock
6
819
Deerhunter Microcastle / Weird Era Cont. Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
7
937
Cut Copy In Ghost Colors Electropop, Synthpop
8
941
Lil Wayne Tha Carter III Hip Hop
9
961
Coldplay Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends Pop Rock
10
988
Hercules and Love Affair Hercules and Love Affair Electro-Disco
11
1087
Kanye West 808s & Heartbreak Electropop, Synthpop
12
1141
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! Post-Punk
13
1201
M83 Saturdays = Youth Dream Pop
14
1283
Erykah Badu New Amerykah Part One (4th World War) Neo-Soul
15
1323
The Last Shadow Puppets The Age of the Understatement Chamber Pop, Indie Rock
16
1325
Flying Lotus Los Angeles IDM, Wonky
17
1386
Santogold Santogold Electropop, Indie Rock
18
1481
Sigur Rós Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust Dream Pop, Post-Rock
19
1676
Kings of Leon Only by the Night Indie Rock
20
1766
The Bug London Zoo Dancehall, Dubstep
21
1857
No Age Nouns Indie Rock, Noise Pop
22
2004
Gang Gang Dance Saint Dymphna Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop
23
2047
Lindstrøm Where You Go I Go Too Nu-Disco, Space Disco
24
2091
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles [I] Synthpop
25
2109
Glasvegas Glasvegas Indie Rock
26
2147
Hot Chip Made in the Dark Indietronica
27
2177
The Hold Steady Stay Positive Heartland Rock, Indie Rock
28
2285
The Black Keys Attack & Release Blues Rock
29
2339
The Raconteurs Consolers of the Lonely Alternative Rock, Garage Rock Revival
30
2372
Girl Talk Feed the Animals Mashup
31
2438
Q-Tip The Renaissance Conscious Hip Hop
32
2502
Fucked Up The Chemistry of Common Life Hardcore Punk, Post-Hardcore
33
2744
Frightened Rabbit The Midnight Organ Fight Indie Pop, Indie Rock
34
2795
Drive-By Truckers Brighter Than Creation's Dark Alt-Country, Country Rock, Southern Rock
35
2878
Fuck Buttons Street Horrrsing Drone, Noise
36
2899
Late of the Pier Fantasy Black Channel Dance-Punk, Indie Rock

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Sébastien Tellier Sexuality Electropop, Synthpop
The Kills Midnight Boom Garage Rock Revival, Indie Rock
Spiritualized Songs in A & E Neo-Psychedelia
R.E.M. Accelerate Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
Beach House Devotion Dream Pop, Indie Pop
Raphael Saadiq The Way I See It Neo-Soul
Lykke Li Youth Novels Indie Pop
Duffy Rockferry Blue Eyed Soul, Pop Soul
Shearwater Rook Folk Rock, Indie Rock
Beck Modern Guilt Alternative Rock
The Dodos Visiter Folk Pop, Folk Rock, Indie Folk, Indie Rock
Death Cab for Cutie Narrow Stairs Indie Pop, Indie Rock
Why? Alopecia Indie Pop, Indie Rock
The Walkmen You & Me Indie Rock
Randy Newman Harps and Angels Singer/Songwriter
Foals Antidotes Dance-Punk, Indie Rock, Math Rock
Black Mountain In The Future Indie Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Stoner Rock
Metallica Death Magnetic Thrash Metal
Paul Weller 22 Dreams Mod Revival, Singer/Songwriter
My Morning Jacket Evil Urges Alt-Country, Indie Rock
British Sea Power Do You Like Rock Music? Indie Rock
The Gaslight Anthem The '59 Sound Heartland Rock, Punk Rock
Of Montreal Skeletal Lamping Art Pop, Indie Pop, Psychedelic Pop
Metronomy Nights Out Electropop, Indietronica
Benga Diary of an Afro Warrior Dubstep
Toumani Diabaté The Mandé Variations Mande Music
Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling Post-Rock
She & Him Volume One Alt-Country, Folk Pop
Neon Neon Stainless Style Electropop, Synthpop
Amadou & Mariam Welcome to Mali African Music, Pop
Los Campesinos! Hold On Now, Youngster... Indie Pop, Indie Rock
Wolf Parade At Mount Zoomer Indie Rock
Okkervil River The Stand Ins Folk Rock, Indie Rock
Bob Dylan The Bootleg Series, Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs - Rare and Unreleased 1989-2006 Blues Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Stephen Malkmus Real Emotional Trash Indie Rock
Bonnie "Prince" Billy Lie Down in the Light Alt-Country, Americana, Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Department of Eagles In Ear Park Indie Folk
Laura Marling Alas, I Cannot Swim Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Fennesz Black Sea Ambient, Electronic
Friendly Fires Friendly Fires Alternative Dance, Indietronica, Synthpop
Goldfrapp Seventh Tree Ambient Pop, Art Pop, Dream Pop
Silver Jews Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea Indie Rock
Atlas Sound Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel Indietronica, Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop
Robert Forster The Evangelist Folk Rock, Jangle Pop, Singer/Songwriter
Opeth Watershed Progressive Metal
Get Well Soon Rest Now, Weary Head! You Will Get Well Soon Alternative Rock, Chamber Pop, Indie Folk
The Notwist The Devil, You & Me Indie Rock
Oasis Dig Out Your Soul Britpop
Paavoharju Laulu Laakson Kukista Psychedelic Folk
White Denim Workout Holiday Indie Rock
Kasai Allstars In the 7th Moon, the Chief Turned into a Swimming Fish and Ate the Head of His Enemy by Magic (Congo Tradi-Modern
High Places High Places Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop
Shugo Tokumaru Exit Art Pop, Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter
Titus Andronicus The Airing of Grievances Lo-Fi Indie
Håkan Hellström För sent för Edelweiss Pop Rock