Top Albums of 2008

RankAll Time
ArtistAlbumGenresBuy from
1 231 Portishead Third Electronic, Experimental Rock     
2 270 Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes Americana, Chamber Folk, Indie Folk     
3 333 Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend Indie Pop, Indie Rock     
4 413 TV on the Radio Dear Science Indie Rock     
5 695 Elbow The Seldom Seen Kid Indie Rock     
6 810 Deerhunter Microcastle / Weird Era Cont. Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia     
7 949 Cut Copy In Ghost Colors Electropop, Synthpop     
8 973 Lil Wayne Tha Carter III Hip Hop     
9 1078 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! Post-Punk     
10 1159 Hercules and Love Affair Hercules and Love Affair Electro-Disco     
11 1225 Kanye West 808s & Heartbreak Electropop, Synthpop     
12 1249 M83 Saturdays = Youth Dream Pop     
13 1279 Coldplay Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends Pop Rock     
14 1283 Erykah Badu New Amerykah Part One (4th World War) Neo-Soul     
15 1373 Santogold Santogold Electropop, Indie Rock     
16 1379 Flying Lotus Los Angeles IDM, Wonky     
17 1463 Sigur Rós Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust Dream Pop, Post-Rock     
18 1512 The Last Shadow Puppets The Age of the Understatement Chamber Pop, Indie Rock     
19 1633 The Bug London Zoo Dancehall, Dubstep     
20 1770 No Age Nouns Indie Rock, Noise Pop     
21 1884 Kings of Leon Only by the Night Indie Rock     
22 1922 Lindstrøm Where You Go I Go Too Nu-Disco, Space Disco     
23 1930 The Hold Steady Stay Positive Heartland Rock, Indie Rock     
24 2075 Gang Gang Dance Saint Dymphna Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop     
25 2090 Glasvegas Glasvegas Indie Rock     
26 2145 Hot Chip Made in the Dark Indietronica     
27 2301 Fucked Up The Chemistry of Common Life Hardcore Punk, Post-Hardcore     
28 2311 Crystal Castles Crystal Castles [I] Synthpop     
29 2319 Girl Talk Feed the Animals Mashup     
30 2414 The Raconteurs Consolers of the Lonely Alternative Rock, Garage Rock Revival     
31 2461 Q-Tip The Renaissance Conscious Hip Hop     
32 2599 Drive-By Truckers Brighter Than Creation's Dark Alt-Country, Country Rock, Southern Rock     
33 2616 The Black Keys Attack & Release Blues Rock     
34 2663 Fuck Buttons Street Horrrsing Drone, Noise     
35 2812 Frightened Rabbit The Midnight Organ Fight Indie Pop, Indie Rock     
36 2847 Late of the Pier Fantasy Black Channel Dance-Punk, Indie Rock     
37 2936 Shearwater Rook Folk Rock, Indie Rock     

Some albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
R.E.M. Accelerate Alternative Rock, Pop Rock     
Beach House Devotion Dream Pop, Indie Pop     
Spiritualized Songs in A & E Neo-Psychedelia     
The Kills Midnight Boom Garage Rock Revival, Indie Rock     
The Dodos Visiter Folk Pop, Folk Rock, Indie Folk, Indie Rock     
Lykke Li Youth Novels Indie Pop     
Beck Modern Guilt Alternative Rock     
The Walkmen You & Me Indie Rock     
Why? Alopecia Indie Pop, Indie Rock     
Randy Newman Harps and Angels Singer/Songwriter     
Death Cab for Cutie Narrow Stairs Indie Pop, Indie Rock     
Foals Antidotes Dance-Punk, Indie Rock, Math Rock     
Metallica Death Magnetic Thrash Metal     
Black Mountain In The Future Indie Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Stoner Rock     
Paul Weller 22 Dreams Mod Revival, Singer/Songwriter     
Sébastien Tellier Sexuality Electropop, Synthpop     
Duffy Rockferry Blue Eyed Soul, Pop Soul     
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     
Amadou & Mariam Welcome to Mali African Music, Pop     
Benga Diary of an Afro Warrior Dubstep     
Raphael Saadiq The Way I See It Neo-Soul          
Neon Neon Stainless Style Electropop, Synthpop     
Metronomy Nights Out Electropop, Indietronica     
Of Montreal Skeletal Lamping Art Pop, Indie Pop, Psychedelic Pop     
Bob Dylan The Bootleg Series, Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs - Rare and Unreleased 1989-2006 Blues Rock, Singer/Songwriter     
Los Campesinos! Hold On Now, Youngster... Indie Pop, Indie Rock     
Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling Post-Rock     
She & Him Volume One Alt-Country, Folk Pop     
Wolf Parade At Mount Zoomer Indie Rock     
Toumani Diabaté The Mandé Variations Mande Music     
Bonnie "Prince" Billy Lie Down in the Light Alt-Country, Americana, Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter     
Okkervil River The Stand Ins Folk Rock, Indie Rock     
Department of Eagles In Ear Park Indie Folk     
Stephen Malkmus Real Emotional Trash Indie Rock     
Fennesz Black Sea Ambient, Electronic     
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     
Silver Jews Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea Indie Rock     
Friendly Fires Friendly Fires Alternative Dance, Indietronica, Synthpop     
Opeth Watershed Progressive Metal     
Laura Marling Alas, I Cannot Swim Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter     
Goldfrapp Seventh Tree Ambient Pop, Art Pop, Dream Pop     
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     
Paavoharju Laulu Laakson Kukista Psychedelic Folk     
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     
Shugo Tokumaru Exit Art Pop, Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter     
White Denim Workout Holiday Indie Rock     
Oasis Dig Out Your Soul Britpop     
Titus Andronicus The Airing of Grievances Lo-Fi Indie     
High Places High Places Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop     
Håkan Hellström För sent för Edelweiss Pop Rock