Top Albums of 2008

Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
Portishead Third Electronic, Experimental Rock
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes Americana, Chamber Folk, Indie Folk
Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend Indie Pop, Indie Rock
TV on the Radio Dear Science Indie Rock
Elbow The Seldom Seen Kid Indie Rock
Lil Wayne Tha Carter III Hip Hop
Deerhunter Microcastle / Weird Era Cont. Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
Kanye West 808s & Heartbreak Electropop, Synthpop
Cut Copy In Ghost Colours Electropop, Synthpop
Hercules and Love Affair Hercules and Love Affair Electro-Disco
Coldplay Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends Pop Rock
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! Post-Punk
Erykah Badu New Amerykah Part One (4th World War) Neo-Soul
M83 Saturdays = Youth Dream Pop
Santogold Santogold Electropop, Indie Rock
Flying Lotus Los Angeles IDM, Wonky
The Last Shadow Puppets The Age of the Understatement Chamber Pop, Indie Rock
Sigur Rós Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust Dream Pop, Post-Rock
The Bug London Zoo Dancehall, Dubstep
Kings of Leon Only by the Night Indie Rock
No Age Nouns Indie Rock, Noise Pop
Lindstrøm Where You Go I Go Too Nu-Disco, Space Disco
Hot Chip Made in the Dark Indietronica
Glasvegas Glasvegas Indie Rock
Gang Gang Dance Saint Dymphna Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop
The Hold Steady Stay Positive Heartland Rock, Indie Rock
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles [I] Synthpop
Fucked Up The Chemistry of Common Life Hardcore Punk, Post-Hardcore
The Black Keys Attack & Release Blues Rock
Girl Talk Feed the Animals Mashup
Q-Tip The Renaissance Conscious Hip Hop
The Raconteurs Consolers of the Lonely Alternative Rock, Garage Rock Revival
Drive-By Truckers Brighter Than Creation's Dark Alt-Country, Country Rock, Southern Rock
The Kills Midnight Boom Garage Rock Revival, Indie Rock
Frightened Rabbit The Midnight Organ Fight Indie Pop, Indie Rock

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
R.E.M. Accelerate Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
Late of the Pier Fantasy Black Channel Dance-Punk, Indie Rock
Sébastien Tellier Sexuality Electropop, Synthpop
Fuck Buttons Street Horrrsing Drone, Noise
Lykke Li Youth Novels Indie Pop
Raphael Saadiq The Way I See It Neo-Soul
Shearwater Rook Folk Rock, Indie Rock
Beach House Devotion Dream Pop, Indie Pop
Spiritualized Songs in A & E Neo-Psychedelia
DJ Sprinkles Midtown 120 Blues Deep House
Why? Alopecia Indie Pop, Indie Rock
Duffy Rockferry Blue Eyed Soul, Pop Soul
Young Jeezy The Recession Southern Hip Hop, Trap
Death Cab for Cutie Narrow Stairs Indie Pop, Indie Rock
Beck Modern Guilt Alternative Rock
Alain Bashung Bleu Pétrole Chanson, Folk Rock
The Walkmen You & Me Indie Rock
The Dodos Visiter Folk Pop, Folk Rock, Indie Folk, Indie Rock
The Roots Rising Down Hip Hop
The Presets Apocalypso Electro House
Randy Newman Harps and Angels Singer/Songwriter
Paul Weller 22 Dreams Mod Revival, Singer/Songwriter
Foals Antidotes Dance-Punk, Indie Rock, Math Rock
Black Mountain In The Future Indie Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Stoner Rock
British Sea Power Do You Like Rock Music? Indie Rock
Metallica Death Magnetic Thrash Metal
My Morning Jacket Evil Urges Alt-Country, Indie Rock
The Gaslight Anthem The '59 Sound Heartland Rock, Punk Rock
Adele 19 Pop Soul
Benga Diary of an Afro Warrior Dubstep
Empire of the Sun Walking on a Dream Electropop, Indietronica
Of Montreal Skeletal Lamping Art Pop, Indie Pop, Psychedelic Pop
The Magnetic Fields Distortion Indie Pop, Noise Pop
She & Him Volume One Alt-Country, Folk Pop
Wolf Parade At Mount Zoomer Indie Rock
Neon Neon Stainless Style Electropop, Synthpop
Toumani Diabaté The Mandé Variations Mande Music
Bob Dylan The Bootleg Series, Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs - Rare and Unreleased 1989-2006 Blues Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling Post-Rock
The Felice Brothers The Felice Brothers Americana, Folk Rock
Christina Rosenvinge Tu labio superior Indie Pop, Singer/Songwriter
Stephen Malkmus Real Emotional Trash Indie Rock
Los Campesinos! Hold On Now, Youngster... Indie Pop, Indie Rock
Metronomy Nights Out Electropop, Indietronica
Amadou & Mariam Welcome to Mali African Music, Pop
Bonnie "Prince" Billy Lie Down in the Light Alt-Country, Americana, Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
The Clash Live at Shea Stadium New Wave, Punk Rock
Okkervil River The Stand Ins Folk Rock, Indie Rock
Goldfrapp Seventh Tree Ambient Pop, Art Pop, Dream Pop
Department of Eagles In Ear Park Indie Folk
Opeth Watershed Progressive Metal
The Ting Tings We Started Nothing Indie Pop
Juana Molina Un Día Avant-Folk, Folktronica, Progressive Pop
Fennesz Black Sea Ambient, Electronic
Gnarls Barkley The Odd Couple Neo-Soul
Laura Marling Alas, I Cannot Swim Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Conor Oberst Conor Oberst Folk Rock, Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Oasis Dig Out Your Soul Britpop
Ponytail Ice Cream Spiritual Noise Pop
Al Green Lay It Down Southern Soul
Robert Forster The Evangelist Folk Rock, Jangle Pop, Singer/Songwriter
Enslaved Vertebrae Progressive Metal
Silver Jews Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea Indie Rock
Paavoharju Laulu Laakson Kukista Psychedelic Folk
Kelley Polar I Need You To Hold On While The Sky Is Falling Indietronica, Nu-Disco, Synthpop
Grace Jones Hurricane Art Pop, Electropop, Pop Soul
Atlas Sound Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel Indietronica, Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop
Get Well Soon Rest Now, Weary Head! You Will Get Well Soon Alternative Rock, Chamber Pop, Indie Folk
Black Milk Tronic Boom Bap
Friendly Fires Friendly Fires Alternative Dance, Indietronica, Synthpop
The Drones Havilah Garage Rock, Punk Blues
Mystery Jets Twenty One Indie Pop, Indie Rock
The Notwist The Devil, You & Me Indie Rock
High Places High Places Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop
Women Women Noise Rock, Post-Punk
Air France No Way Down EP Balearic Beat
Quiet Village Silent Movie Downtempo
Calexico Carried to Dust Alt-Country, Americana
The Streets Everything Is Borrowed UK Hip Hop
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
Scarlett Johansson Anywhere I Lay My Head Folk Pop, Pop Rock
Dr. Dog Fate Indie Folk, Indie Pop
Wale The Mixtape About Nothing Conscious Hip Hop
Earth The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull Post-Rock
Flight of the Conchords Flight of the Conchords Comedy Rock, Musical Parody
Jenny Lewis Acid Tongue Alt-Country, Americana, Pop Rock
White Denim Workout Holiday Indie Rock
Blitzen Trapper Furr Alt-Country, Country Rock, Indie Rock
Shed Shedding The Past Minimal Techno
Blood Red Shoes Box Of Secrets Indie Rock
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu Gurrumul Indigenous Australian Music, Singer/Songwriter
Baustelle Amen Indie Rock, Pop Rock
Dungen 4 Neo-Psychedelia
Jamie Lidell Jim Blue Eyed Soul, Pop Soul
Jay Reatard Matador Singles '08 Garage Punk, Power Pop
Titus Andronicus The Airing of Grievances Lo-Fi / Slacker Rock
Neil Diamond Home Before Dark Acoustic Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Lambchop OH (Ohio) Americana, Contemporary Folk
Have a Nice Life Deathconsciousness Post-Punk, Shoegaze
Nico Muhly Mothertongue Experimental, Modern Classical
Bloc Party Intimacy Alternative Dance, Indie Rock, Indietronica
Brian Eno & David Byrne Everything That Happens Will Happen Today Art Pop
Vivian Girls Vivian Girls Garage Punk, Lo-Fi / Slacker Rock, Twee Pop
The Cool Kids The Bake Sale Hardcore Hip Hop
Hĺkan Hellström För sent för Edelweiss Pop Rock
Grouper Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill Ambient, Psychedelic Folk
Markus Krunegĺrd Markusevangeliet Pop
Lucinda Williams Little Honey Alt-Country, Country Rock
AC/DC Black Ice Hard Rock
Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy Hard Rock
Marnie Stern This Is It And I Am It … Math Rock, Noise Pop
The Gutter Twins Saturnalia Alternative Rock
Black Kids Partie Traumatic Indie Pop
Wild Beasts Limbo, Panto Art Rock, Indie Pop
Crystal Stilts Alight of Night Post-Punk
Arthur Russell Love Is Overtaking Me Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Kathleen Edwards Asking for Flowers Alt-Country, Americana, Singer/Songwriter
Harvey Milk Life... the Best Game in Town Sludge Metal
Mercury Rev Snowflake Midnight Neo-Psychedelia
Sun Kil Moon April Contemporary Folk, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan Sunday at Devil Dirt Americana, Singer/Songwriter
Port O'Brien All We Could Do Was Sing Folk Rock, Indie Folk, Indie Rock
The Black Angels Directions to See a Ghost Space Rock
The Mars Volta The Bedlam in Goliath Experimental Rock, Progressive Rock
Ladyhawke Ladyhawke Electropop
Deerhoof Offend Maggie Art Pop, Experimental Rock
Ida Maria Fortress Round My Heart Indie Rock
The Helio Sequence Keep Your Eyes Ahead Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
Cat Power Jukebox Indie Rock
Ladytron Velocifero Electropop, Synthpop
Times New Viking Rip It Off Lo-Fi / Slacker Rock, Noise Pop
Săo Paulo Underground Principle of Intrusive Relationships Avant-Garde Jazz, Electroacoustic, Electronic
Ra Ra Riot The Rhumb Line Indie Pop
Kevin Drumm Imperial Distortion Ambient, Drone
Torche Meanderthal Sludge Metal, Stoner Metal
Gojira The Way of All Flesh Death Metal, Progressive Metal
The Bronx The Bronx III Hardcore Punk
Taylor Swift Fearless Country Pop, Pop Rock
The Verve Forth Britpop
Nacho Vegas El manifesto desastre Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
The Wave Pictures Instant Coffee Baby Indie Pop, Lo-Fi / Slacker Rock
Lightspeed Champion Falling Off The Lavender Bridge Chamber Pop, Singer/Songwriter
Tindersticks The Hungry Saw Chamber Pop
Frida Hyvönen Silence Is Wild Pop, Singer/Songwriter
Sr. Chinarro Ronroneando Indie Pop
These New Puritans Beat Pyramid Dance-Punk
Joe Crepúsculo Supercrepus Indie Pop
Meshuggah obZen Djent
Fleet Foxes Sun Giant Chamber Folk, Indie Folk
Slipknot All Hope Is Gone Alternative Metal
Cuchillo Cuchillo Psychedelic Rock
Russian Red I Love Your Glasses Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter
The New Raemon A propósito de Garfunkel Contemporary Folk, Indie Pop, Singer/Songwriter
Vetusta Morla Un día en el mundo Indie Rock
The Killers Day & Age Pop Rock
Los Punsetes Los Punsetes Indie Pop, Post-Punk Revival
Amon Amarth Twilight of the Thunder God Melodic Death Metal
The Tallest Man On Earth Shallow Grave Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Cynic Traced in Air Progressive Metal
Motörhead Motörizer Hard Rock, Heavy Metal