Drowned in Sound's Top 50 Albums of 2008



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST
List Rating
79
378 ratings
Genre Breakdown
Indie Rock (15), Experimental (5), Electronic (5), Indie Pop (4), Electropop (2), Post-Rock (2), Experimental Rock (2), Indie Folk (2), Alternative Rock (2), Dance Punk (1), Lo-Fi (1), Folk (1), Psychedelic (1), Indietronica (1), Hardcore Punk (1), Hip Hop (1), Alternative Dance (1), Singer-Songwriter (1), Art Rock (1), Industrial Rock (1), Trip Hop (1), Synthpop (1), Dream Pop (1)

1. M83 - Saturdays = Youth

M83 - Saturdays = Youth
April 15, 2008
Dream Pop
CRITIC SCORE
76
10 reviews
USER SCORE
83
52 ratings

2. Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight

Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight
April 14, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
84
11 reviews
USER SCORE
85
16 ratings

3. Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours

Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
April 8, 2008
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
82
11 reviews
USER SCORE
86
51 ratings

4. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
April 8, 2008
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
82
15 reviews
USER SCORE
87
17 ratings

5. Deerhunter - Microcastle

Deerhunter - Microcastle
October 28, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
87
16 reviews
USER SCORE
87
90 ratings

6. Portishead - Third

Portishead - Third
April 28, 2008
Trip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
87
15 reviews
USER SCORE
88
76 ratings

7. Why? - Alopecia

Why? - Alopecia
March 11, 2008
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
84
8 reviews
USER SCORE
85
21 ratings

8. Friendly Fires - Friendly Fires

Friendly Fires - Friendly Fires
September 1, 2008
Indietronica
CRITIC SCORE
73
7 reviews
USER SCORE
76
18 ratings

9. The Kills - Midnight Boom

The Kills - Midnight Boom
March 18, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
10 reviews
USER SCORE
82
14 ratings

10. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
February 19, 2008
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
85
12 reviews
USER SCORE
89
146 ratings

11. Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing

Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing
March 18, 2008
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
77
8 reviews
USER SCORE
76
16 ratings

12. Foals - Antidotes

Foals - Antidotes
April 8, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
72
9 reviews
USER SCORE
79
37 ratings

13. Gang Gang Dance - Saint Dymphna

Gang Gang Dance - Saint Dymphna
October 20, 2008
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
82
12 reviews
USER SCORE
81
9 ratings

14. Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid

Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
March 17, 2008
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
84
10 reviews
USER SCORE
82
27 ratings

15. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles

Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
March 18, 2008
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
77
9 reviews
USER SCORE
82
68 ratings

16. Shearwater - Rook

Shearwater - Rook
June 3, 2008
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
78
11 reviews
USER SCORE
78
5 ratings

17. Sigur Rós - Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust

Sigur Rós - Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust
June 24, 2008
Post-Rock
CRITIC SCORE
74
12 reviews
USER SCORE
84
36 ratings

18. of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping

of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping
October 21, 2008
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
65
8 reviews
USER SCORE
82
9 ratings

19. Los Campesinos! - Hold On Now, Youngster...

Los Campesinos! - Hold On Now, Youngster...
February 22, 2008
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
83
13 reviews
USER SCORE
78
15 ratings

20. These New Puritans - Beat Pyramid

These New Puritans - Beat Pyramid
January 28, 2008
Art Rock
CRITIC SCORE
76
11 reviews
USER SCORE
80
9 ratings

21. No Age - Nouns

No Age - Nouns
May 8, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
81
9 reviews
USER SCORE
84
33 ratings

22. Santigold - Santigold

Santigold - Santigold
April 29, 2008
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
79
9 reviews
USER SCORE
81
30 ratings

23. Nine Inch Nails - The Slip

Nine Inch Nails - The Slip
July 22, 2008
Industrial Rock
CRITIC SCORE
75
9 reviews
USER SCORE
78
14 ratings

24. Okkervil River - The Stand Ins

Okkervil River - The Stand Ins
September 9, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
9 reviews
USER SCORE
84
11 ratings

25. Late of The Pier - Fantasy Black Channel

Late of The Pier - Fantasy Black Channel
July 30, 2008
Dance Punk
CRITIC SCORE
76
8 reviews
USER SCORE
78
10 ratings

26. Hauschka - Ferndorf

Hauschka - Ferndorf
October 7, 2008
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
74
7 reviews
USER SCORE
73
1 rating

27. TV on the Radio - Dear Science,

TV on the Radio - Dear Science,
September 22, 2008
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
87
16 reviews
USER SCORE
84
74 ratings

28. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
January 22, 2008
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
73
12 reviews
USER SCORE
80
87 ratings

29. Wild Beasts - Limbo, Panto

Wild Beasts - Limbo, Panto
November 4, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
7 reviews
USER SCORE
80
17 ratings

30. Atlas Sound - Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel

Atlas Sound - Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel
February 19, 2008
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
77
10 reviews
USER SCORE
80
11 ratings

31. White Williams - Smoke

White Williams - Smoke
November 6, 2007
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
74
7 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

32. The Stills - Oceans Will Rise

The Stills - Oceans Will Rise
August 19, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
61
5 reviews
USER SCORE
59
1 rating

33. Mogwai - The Hawk Is Howling

Mogwai - The Hawk Is Howling
September 23, 2008
Post-Rock
CRITIC SCORE
63
10 reviews
USER SCORE
75
10 ratings

34. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
January 29, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
82
14 reviews
USER SCORE
84
136 ratings

35. The Futureheads - This Is Not The World

The Futureheads - This Is Not The World
June 3, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
73
8 reviews
USER SCORE
71
1 rating

36. Bloc Party - Intimacy

Bloc Party - Intimacy
August 21, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
61
14 reviews
USER SCORE
65
20 ratings

37. The Raveonettes - Lust Lust Lust

The Raveonettes - Lust Lust Lust
February 19, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
66
9 reviews
USER SCORE
78
4 ratings

38. Johnny Foreigner - Waited Up 'Til It Was Light

Johnny Foreigner - Waited Up 'Til It Was Light
July 22, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
77
8 reviews
USER SCORE
83
2 ratings

39. El Guincho - Alegranza

El Guincho - Alegranza
March 1, 2008
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
78
12 reviews
USER SCORE
73
3 ratings

40. Metronomy - Nights Out

Metronomy - Nights Out
September 9, 2008
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
78
6 reviews
USER SCORE
81
15 ratings

41. Lykke Li - Youth Novels

Lykke Li - Youth Novels
August 19, 2008
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
75
12 reviews
USER SCORE
79
20 ratings

42. Islands - Arms Way

Islands - Arms Way
May 20, 2008
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
71
12 reviews
USER SCORE
80
3 ratings

43. British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?

British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
February 12, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
81
14 reviews
USER SCORE
79
4 ratings

44. Fucked Up - The Chemistry of Common Life

Fucked Up - The Chemistry of Common Life
October 7, 2008
Hardcore Punk
CRITIC SCORE
84
12 reviews
USER SCORE
84
14 ratings

45. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
June 3, 2008
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
82
13 reviews
USER SCORE
87
140 ratings

46. Blood Red Shoes - Box of Secrets

Blood Red Shoes - Box of Secrets
April 15, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
67
6 reviews
USER SCORE
80
5 ratings

47. Rolo Tomassi - Hysterics

Rolo Tomassi - Hysterics
September 22, 2008
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
75
2 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

48. Times New Viking - Rip It Off

Times New Viking - Rip It Off
January 22, 2008
Lo-Fi
CRITIC SCORE
75
9 reviews
USER SCORE
79
3 ratings

49. Diamanda Galas - Guilty Guilty Guilty

Diamanda Galas - Guilty Guilty Guilty
April 1, 2008
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
75
2 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

50. I Was A Cub Scout - I Want You To Know That There Is Always Hope

I Was A Cub Scout - I Want You To Know That There Is Always Hope
February 19, 2008
Synthpop
CRITIC SCORE
65
8 reviews
USER SCORE
NR
Original Source: http://drownedinsound.com/in_depth/4135939

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