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Drowned in Sound's Top 50 Albums of 2008

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1. M83 - Saturdays = Youth

M83 - Saturdays = Youth
April 15, 2008
Dream Pop
Critic Score
76
10 reviews
User Score
83
54 reviews

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
18 reviews

3. Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours

Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
April 8, 2008
Electropop
Critic Score
82
12 reviews
User Score
85
53 reviews

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

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
April 8, 2008
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
81
16 reviews
User Score
87
17 reviews

5. Deerhunter - Microcastle

Deerhunter - Microcastle
October 28, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
87
16 reviews
User Score
87
96 reviews

6. Portishead - Third

Portishead - Third
April 28, 2008
Trip Hop
Critic Score
86
16 reviews
User Score
88
83 reviews

7. Why? - Alopecia

Why? - Alopecia
March 11, 2008
Hip Hop
Critic Score
84
9 reviews
User Score
85
24 reviews

8. Friendly Fires - Friendly Fires

Friendly Fires - Friendly Fires
September 1, 2008
Indietronica
Critic Score
73
7 reviews
User Score
76
19 reviews

9. The Kills - Midnight Boom

The Kills - Midnight Boom
March 18, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
78
10 reviews
User Score
82
16 reviews

10. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
February 19, 2008
Indie Folk
Critic Score
83
15 reviews
User Score
89
156 reviews

11. Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing

Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing
March 18, 2008
Electronic
Critic Score
77
9 reviews
User Score
76
16 reviews

12. Foals - Antidotes

Foals - Antidotes
April 8, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
72
10 reviews
User Score
79
38 reviews

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 reviews

14. Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid

Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
March 17, 2008
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
82
11 reviews
User Score
82
30 reviews

15. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles

Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
March 18, 2008
Electronic
Critic Score
77
9 reviews
User Score
82
69 reviews

16. Shearwater - Rook

Shearwater - Rook
June 3, 2008
Folk
Critic Score
79
12 reviews
User Score
78
5 reviews

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
75
14 reviews
User Score
83
42 reviews

18. of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping

of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping
October 21, 2008
Indie Pop
Critic Score
67
9 reviews
User Score
83
10 reviews

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
80
18 reviews

20. These New Puritans - Beat Pyramid

These New Puritans - Beat Pyramid
January 28, 2008
Art Rock
Critic Score
75
12 reviews
User Score
80
9 reviews

21. No Age - Nouns

No Age - Nouns
May 8, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
81
9 reviews
User Score
84
35 reviews

22. Santigold - Santigold

Santigold - Santigold
April 29, 2008
Electropop
Critic Score
79
9 reviews
User Score
81
31 reviews

23. Nine Inch Nails - The Slip

Nine Inch Nails - The Slip
July 22, 2008
Industrial Rock
Critic Score
75
9 reviews
User Score
78
15 reviews

24. Okkervil River - The Stand Ins

Okkervil River - The Stand Ins
September 9, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
10 reviews
User Score
85
12 reviews

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 reviews

26. Hauschka - Ferndorf

Hauschka - Ferndorf
October 7, 2008
Experimental
Critic Score
75
8 reviews
User Score
73
1 review

27. TV on the Radio - Dear Science,

TV on the Radio - Dear Science,
September 22, 2008
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
86
17 reviews
User Score
85
79 reviews

28. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
January 22, 2008
Electronic
Critic Score
71
13 reviews
User Score
80
94 reviews

29. Wild Beasts - Limbo, Panto

Wild Beasts - Limbo, Panto
November 4, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
78
8 reviews
User Score
80
17 reviews

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
76
11 reviews
User Score
80
11 reviews

31. White Williams - Smoke

White Williams - Smoke
November 6, 2007
Electronic
Critic Score
73
8 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 review

33. Mogwai - The Hawk Is Howling

Mogwai - The Hawk Is Howling
September 23, 2008
Post-Rock
Critic Score
64
11 reviews
User Score
74
12 reviews

34. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
January 29, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
81
15 reviews
User Score
84
150 reviews

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 review

36. Bloc Party - Intimacy

Bloc Party - Intimacy
August 21, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
61
14 reviews
User Score
66
23 reviews

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 reviews

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 reviews

39. El Guincho - Alegranza

El Guincho - Alegranza
March 1, 2008
Experimental
Critic Score
78
12 reviews
User Score
73
3 reviews

40. Metronomy - Nights Out

Metronomy - Nights Out
September 9, 2008
Electronic
Critic Score
78
6 reviews
User Score
79
17 reviews

41. Lykke Li - Youth Novels

Lykke Li - Youth Novels
August 19, 2008
Indie Pop
Critic Score
75
12 reviews
User Score
79
24 reviews

42. Islands - Arms Way

Islands - Arms Way
May 20, 2008
Indie Pop
Critic Score
71
12 reviews
User Score
80
3 reviews

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
6 reviews

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 reviews

45. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
June 3, 2008
Indie Folk
Critic Score
82
15 reviews
User Score
87
155 reviews

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
82
6 reviews

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
76
10 reviews
User Score
79
3 reviews

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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