Drowned in Sound's Top 50 Albums of 2008

Drowned in Sound's Top 50 Albums of 2008

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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
66
8 reviews
User Score
NR

49. Diamanda Galas - Guilty Guilty Guilty

Diamanda Galas - Guilty Guilty Guilty
April 1, 2008
Experimental
Critic Score
75
2 reviews
User Score
51
1 review

48. Times New Viking - Rip It Off

Times New Viking - Rip It Off
January 22, 2008
Lo-Fi
Critic Score
75
10 reviews
User Score
81
4 reviews

47. Rolo Tomassi - Hysterics

Rolo Tomassi - Hysterics
September 22, 2008
Experimental
Critic Score
75
2 reviews
User Score
78
1 review

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
81
9 reviews

45. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
June 3, 2008
Indie Folk
Critic Score
84
21 reviews
User Score
86
271 reviews

44. Fucked Up - The Chemistry of Common Life

Fucked Up - The Chemistry of Common Life
October 7, 2008
Hardcore Punk
Critic Score
83
18 reviews
User Score
83
24 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
17 reviews
User Score
85
16 reviews

42. Islands - Arms Way

Islands - Arms Way
May 20, 2008
Indie Pop
Critic Score
74
17 reviews
User Score
78
9 reviews

41. Lykke Li - Youth Novels

Lykke Li - Youth Novels
August 19, 2008
Indie Pop
Critic Score
74
15 reviews
User Score
79
38 reviews

40. Metronomy - Nights Out

Metronomy - Nights Out
September 9, 2008
Electronic
Critic Score
77
7 reviews
User Score
78
27 reviews

39. El Guincho - Alegranza

El Guincho - Alegranza
March 1, 2008
Experimental
Critic Score
77
15 reviews
User Score
74
9 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
74
9 reviews
User Score
83
2 reviews

37. The Raveonettes - Lust Lust Lust

The Raveonettes - Lust Lust Lust
November 12, 2007
Indie Rock
Critic Score
69
11 reviews
User Score
77
8 reviews

36. Bloc Party - Intimacy

Bloc Party - Intimacy
August 21, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
63
19 reviews
User Score
64
38 reviews

35. The Futureheads - This Is Not The World

The Futureheads - This Is Not The World
June 3, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
73
11 reviews
User Score
71
1 review

34. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
January 29, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
21 reviews
User Score
83
289 reviews

33. Mogwai - The Hawk Is Howling

Mogwai - The Hawk Is Howling
September 23, 2008
Post-Rock
Critic Score
66
13 reviews
User Score
71
21 reviews

32. The Stills - Oceans Will Rise

The Stills - Oceans Will Rise
August 19, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
60
5 reviews
User Score
70
2 reviews

31. White Williams - Smoke

White Williams - Smoke
November 6, 2007
Electronic
Critic Score
71
9 reviews
User Score
NR

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
73
14 reviews
User Score
80
22 reviews

29. Wild Beasts - Limbo, Panto

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

28. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
January 22, 2008
Electronic
Critic Score
72
14 reviews
User Score
80
177 reviews

27. TV on the Radio - Dear Science

TV on the Radio - Dear Science
September 22, 2008
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
87
21 reviews
User Score
85
137 reviews

26. Hauschka - Ferndorf

Hauschka - Ferndorf
October 7, 2008
Experimental
Critic Score
75
8 reviews
User Score
79
2 reviews

25. Late of The Pier - Fantasy Black Channel

Late of The Pier - Fantasy Black Channel
July 30, 2008
Dance Punk
Critic Score
77
11 reviews
User Score
79
12 reviews

24. Okkervil River - The Stand Ins

Okkervil River - The Stand Ins
September 9, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
79
19 reviews
User Score
83
18 reviews

23. Nine Inch Nails - The Slip

Nine Inch Nails - The Slip
July 22, 2008
Industrial Rock
Critic Score
74
11 reviews
User Score
76
27 reviews

22. Santigold - Santigold

Santigold - Santigold
April 29, 2008
Electropop
Critic Score
78
14 reviews
User Score
80
47 reviews

21. No Age - Nouns

No Age - Nouns
May 8, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
78
16 reviews
User Score
85
47 reviews

20. These New Puritans - Beat Pyramid

These New Puritans - Beat Pyramid
January 28, 2008
Art Rock
Critic Score
72
16 reviews
User Score
78
14 reviews

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

Los Campesinos! - Hold On Now, Youngster...
February 22, 2008
Indie Pop
Critic Score
81
15 reviews
User Score
80
27 reviews

18. of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping

of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping
October 21, 2008
Indie Pop
Critic Score
70
16 reviews
User Score
84
15 reviews

17. Sigur Rós - Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust

Sigur Rós - Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
June 24, 2008
Post-Rock
Critic Score
75
17 reviews
User Score
82
85 reviews

16. Shearwater - Rook

Shearwater - Rook
June 3, 2008
Folk
Critic Score
78
13 reviews
User Score
78
7 reviews

15. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles

Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
March 18, 2008
Electronic
Critic Score
74
15 reviews
User Score
82
126 reviews

Glass’s voice, too, is the same that’s been luring lusty seamen onto the rocks for millennia, but the way it and the drums are textured – so that the machines they’re passed through sound like they’re melting away – brings Crystal Castles to the outer edges of greatness.

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14. Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid

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

13. Gang Gang Dance - Saint Dymphna

Gang Gang Dance - Saint Dymphna
October 20, 2008
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
80
15 reviews
User Score
82
17 reviews

12. Foals - Antidotes

Foals - Antidotes
April 8, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
74
17 reviews
User Score
79
76 reviews

11. Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing

Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing
March 18, 2008
Electronic
Critic Score
77
11 reviews
User Score
79
25 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
88
288 reviews

Although comprising only nine songs spread over less than forty minutes, For Emma, Forever Ago is one of the most captivating collections these ears have heard for some time. 

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9. The Kills - Midnight Boom

The Kills - Midnight Boom
March 18, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
75
16 reviews
User Score
81
23 reviews

8. Friendly Fires - Friendly Fires

Friendly Fires - Friendly Fires
September 1, 2008
Indietronica
Critic Score
74
9 reviews
User Score
77
26 reviews

7. Why? - Alopecia

Why? - Alopecia
March 11, 2008
Hip Hop
Critic Score
82
11 reviews
User Score
83
32 reviews

6. Portishead - Third

Portishead - Third
April 28, 2008
Trip Hop
Critic Score
89
21 reviews
User Score
88
164 reviews

Both ancient and futuristic, a mildewed signal from a more advanced culture that failed to survive the ice age, Third doesn’t make you pay attention to its desolate contours, but rather stare out of the window, creeping panic causing your mind to dart in a million dark directions at once.

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5. Deerhunter - Microcastle

Deerhunter - Microcastle
October 28, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
86
25 reviews
User Score
87
171 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
83
21 reviews
User Score
83
25 reviews

3. Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours

Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
April 8, 2008
Electropop
Critic Score
79
13 reviews
User Score
84
84 reviews

2. Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight

Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight
April 14, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
82
12 reviews
User Score
83
27 reviews

1. M83 - Saturdays = Youth

M83 - Saturdays = Youth
April 15, 2008
Dream Pop
Critic Score
73
13 reviews
User Score
82
100 reviews
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