Top Albums of 2008





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
Amadou & Mariam Welcome to Mali African Music, Pop
Bonnie "Prince" Billy Lie Down in the Light Alt-Country, Americana, Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Drive-By Truckers Brighter Than Creation's Dark Alt-Country, Country Rock, Southern Rock
She & Him Volume One Alt-Country, Folk Pop
My Morning Jacket Evil Urges Alt-Country, Indie Rock
Friendly Fires Friendly Fires Alternative Dance, Indietronica, Synthpop
Beck Modern Guilt Alternative Rock
Get Well Soon Rest Now, Weary Head! You Will Get Well Soon Alternative Rock, Chamber Pop, Indie Folk
29
2412
The Raconteurs Consolers of the Lonely Alternative Rock, Garage Rock Revival
R.E.M. Accelerate Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
Fennesz Black Sea Ambient, Electronic
Goldfrapp Seventh Tree Ambient Pop, Art Pop, Dream Pop
2
261
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes Americana, Chamber Folk, Indie Folk
Shugo Tokumaru Exit Art Pop, Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter
Of Montreal Skeletal Lamping Art Pop, Indie Pop, Psychedelic Pop
Duffy Rockferry Blue Eyed Soul, Pop Soul
28
2364
The Black Keys Attack & Release Blues Rock
Bob Dylan The Bootleg Series, Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs - Rare and Unreleased 1989-2006 Blues Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Oasis Dig Out Your Soul Britpop
15
1370
The Last Shadow Puppets The Age of the Understatement Chamber Pop, Indie Rock
31
2542
Q-Tip The Renaissance Conscious Hip Hop
Late of the Pier Fantasy Black Channel Dance-Punk, Indie Rock
Foals Antidotes Dance-Punk, Indie Rock, Math Rock
20
1823
The Bug London Zoo Dancehall, Dubstep
13
1256
M83 Saturdays = Youth Dream Pop
Beach House Devotion Dream Pop, Indie Pop
18
1529
Sigur Rós Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust Dream Pop, Post-Rock
Fuck Buttons Street Horrrsing Drone, Noise
Benga Diary of an Afro Warrior Dubstep
10
1024
Hercules and Love Affair Hercules and Love Affair Electro-Disco
1
235
Portishead Third Electronic, Experimental Rock
17
1462
Santogold Santogold Electropop, Indie Rock
Metronomy Nights Out Electropop, Indietronica
7
959
Cut Copy In Ghost Colors Electropop, Synthpop
11
1122
Kanye West 808s & Heartbreak Electropop, Synthpop
Sébastien Tellier Sexuality Electropop, Synthpop
Neon Neon Stainless Style Electropop, Synthpop
The Dodos Visiter Folk Pop, Folk Rock, Indie Folk, Indie Rock
Shearwater Rook Folk Rock, Indie Rock
Okkervil River The Stand Ins Folk Rock, Indie Rock
Robert Forster The Evangelist Folk Rock, Jangle Pop, Singer/Songwriter
The Kills Midnight Boom Garage Rock Revival, Indie Rock
32
2633
Fucked Up The Chemistry of Common Life Hardcore Punk, Post-Hardcore
26
2273
The Hold Steady Stay Positive Heartland Rock, Indie Rock
The Gaslight Anthem The '59 Sound Heartland Rock, Punk Rock
8
974
Lil Wayne Tha Carter III Hip Hop
16
1374
Flying Lotus Los Angeles IDM, Wonky
Department of Eagles In Ear Park Indie Folk
Laura Marling Alas, I Cannot Swim Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Lykke Li Youth Novels Indie Pop
3
312
Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend Indie Pop, Indie Rock
33
2870
Frightened Rabbit The Midnight Organ Fight Indie Pop, Indie Rock
Death Cab for Cutie Narrow Stairs Indie Pop, Indie Rock
Why? Alopecia Indie Pop, Indie Rock
Los Campesinos! Hold On Now, Youngster... Indie Pop, Indie Rock
4
424
TV on the Radio Dear Science Indie Rock
5
705
Elbow The Seldom Seen Kid Indie Rock
19
1736
Kings of Leon Only by the Night Indie Rock
24
2185
Glasvegas Glasvegas Indie Rock
The Walkmen You & Me Indie Rock
British Sea Power Do You Like Rock Music? Indie Rock
Wolf Parade At Mount Zoomer Indie Rock
Stephen Malkmus Real Emotional Trash Indie Rock
Silver Jews Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea Indie Rock
The Notwist The Devil, You & Me Indie Rock
White Denim Workout Holiday Indie Rock
6
853
Deerhunter Microcastle / Weird Era Cont. Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
21
1966
No Age Nouns Indie Rock, Noise Pop
Black Mountain In The Future Indie Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Stoner Rock
27
2299
Hot Chip Made in the Dark Indietronica
Atlas Sound Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel Indietronica, Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop
Titus Andronicus The Airing of Grievances Lo-Fi Indie
Toumani Diabaté The Mandé Variations Mande Music
30
2487
Girl Talk Feed the Animals Mashup
Paul Weller 22 Dreams Mod Revival, Singer/Songwriter
Spiritualized Songs in A & E Neo-Psychedelia
22
2103
Gang Gang Dance Saint Dymphna Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop
High Places High Places Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop
14
1318
Erykah Badu New Amerykah Part One (4th World War) Neo-Soul
Raphael Saadiq The Way I See It Neo-Soul
23
2144
Lindstrøm Where You Go I Go Too Nu-Disco, Space Disco
9
993
Coldplay Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends Pop Rock
Håkan Hellström För sent för Edelweiss Pop Rock
12
1182
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! Post-Punk
Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling Post-Rock
Opeth Watershed Progressive Metal
Paavoharju Laulu Laakson Kukista Psychedelic Folk
Randy Newman Harps and Angels Singer/Songwriter
25
2228
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles [I] Synthpop
Metallica Death Magnetic Thrash Metal
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