Drowned in Sound's Top 50 Albums of 2008



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST

List Rating: 79
Based on 378 album 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
84

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

3. Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours

Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
April 8, 2008
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
83
11 reviews
USER SCORE
86

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
14 reviews
USER SCORE
87

5. Deerhunter - Microcastle

Deerhunter - Microcastle
October 28, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
88
16 reviews
USER SCORE
88

6. Portishead - Third

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

7. Why? - Alopecia

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

8. Friendly Fires - Friendly Fires

Friendly Fires - Friendly Fires
September 1, 2008
Indietronica
CRITIC SCORE
74
7 reviews
USER SCORE
76

9. The Kills - Midnight Boom

The Kills - Midnight Boom
March 18, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
10 reviews
USER SCORE
84

10. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
February 19, 2008
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
86
11 reviews
USER SCORE
89

11. Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing

Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing
March 18, 2008
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
77
8 reviews
USER SCORE
75

12. Foals - Antidotes

Foals - Antidotes
April 8, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
72
9 reviews
USER SCORE
80

13. Gang Gang Dance - Saint Dymphna

Gang Gang Dance - Saint Dymphna
October 20, 2008
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
83
12 reviews
USER SCORE
80

14. Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid

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

15. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles

Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
March 18, 2008
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
78
9 reviews
USER SCORE
82

16. Shearwater - Rook

Shearwater - Rook
June 3, 2008
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
79
11 reviews
USER SCORE
78

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
12 reviews
USER SCORE
84

18. of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping

of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping
October 21, 2008
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
66
8 reviews
USER SCORE
82

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

Los Campesinos! - Hold On Now, Youngster...
February 22, 2008
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
84
13 reviews
USER SCORE
78

20. These New Puritans - Beat Pyramid

These New Puritans - Beat Pyramid
January 28, 2008
Art Rock
CRITIC SCORE
77
11 reviews
USER SCORE
82

21. No Age - Nouns

No Age - Nouns
May 8, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
82
9 reviews
USER SCORE
84

22. Santigold - Santigold

Santigold - Santigold
April 29, 2008
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
80
9 reviews
USER SCORE
80

23. Nine Inch Nails - The Slip

Nine Inch Nails - The Slip
July 22, 2008
Industrial Rock
CRITIC SCORE
75
8 reviews
USER SCORE
79

24. Okkervil River - The Stand Ins

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

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
81

26. Hauschka - Ferndorf

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

27. TV on the Radio - Dear Science,

TV on the Radio - Dear Science,
September 22, 2008
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
88
15 reviews
USER SCORE
85

28. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
January 22, 2008
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
74
11 reviews
USER SCORE
80

29. Wild Beasts - Limbo, Panto

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

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
78
10 reviews
USER SCORE
82

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

33. Mogwai - The Hawk Is Howling

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

34. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
January 29, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
83
14 reviews
USER SCORE
84

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

36. Bloc Party - Intimacy

Bloc Party - Intimacy
August 21, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
62
14 reviews
USER SCORE
64

37. The Raveonettes - Lust Lust Lust

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

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

39. El Guincho - Alegranza

El Guincho - Alegranza
March 1, 2008
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
79
12 reviews
USER SCORE
73

40. Metronomy - Nights Out

Metronomy - Nights Out
September 9, 2008
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
78
6 reviews
USER SCORE
80

41. Lykke Li - Youth Novels

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

42. Islands - Arms Way

Islands - Arms Way
May 20, 2008
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
72
12 reviews
USER SCORE
80

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

44. Fucked Up - The Chemistry of Common Life

Fucked Up - The Chemistry of Common Life
October 7, 2008
Hardcore Punk
CRITIC SCORE
85
12 reviews
USER SCORE
85

45. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

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

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

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
9 reviews
USER SCORE
79

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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