Paste's Top 50 Albums of 2008



LIST SUMMARY
List Rating
78
318 ratings
Genre Breakdown
Indie Rock (12), Folk (6), Indie Pop (6), Singer-Songwriter (4), Indie Folk (3), Alternative Rock (3), Electropop (2), Alt-Country (2), Mashup (1), Comedy (1), Post-Rock (1), Electronic (1), Rock (1), Sludge Metal (1), Psychedelic (1), Experimental Rock (1), Dream Pop (1), Country (1), Soul (1), Power Pop (1), Hip Hop (1)

1. She & Him - Volume One

She & Him - Volume One
March 18, 2008
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
72
8 reviews
USER SCORE
75
9 ratings

2. 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

3. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

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

4. 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
142 ratings

5. 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

6. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

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

7. Girl Talk - Feed The Animals

Girl Talk - Feed The Animals
November 11, 2008
Mashup
CRITIC SCORE
82
7 reviews
USER SCORE
79
9 ratings

8. Sun Kil Moon - April

Sun Kil Moon - April
April 1, 2008
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
82
10 reviews
USER SCORE
82
10 ratings

9. Lucinda Williams - Little Honey

Lucinda Williams - Little Honey
October 14, 2008
Alt-Country
CRITIC SCORE
73
7 reviews
USER SCORE
72
1 rating

10. Deerhunter - Microcastle

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

11. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive

The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
July 14, 2008
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
13 reviews
USER SCORE
72
6 ratings

12. of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping

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

13. Ida Maria - Fortress Round My Heart

Ida Maria - Fortress Round My Heart
April 14, 2009
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
68
6 reviews
USER SCORE
70
1 rating

14. Langhorne Slim - Langhorne Slim

Langhorne Slim - Langhorne Slim
April 29, 2008
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
71
4 reviews
USER SCORE
70
1 rating

15. 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

16. My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges

My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
June 10, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
67
14 reviews
USER SCORE
73
9 ratings

17. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Lie Down in the Light

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Lie Down in the Light
May 20, 2008
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
84
7 reviews
USER SCORE
84
4 ratings

18. Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs

Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs
May 13, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
77
10 reviews
USER SCORE
73
22 ratings

19. Gentleman Jesse and His Men - Gentleman Jesse and His Men

Gentleman Jesse and His Men - Gentleman Jesse and His Men
August 26, 2008
Power Pop
CRITIC SCORE
81
2 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

20. Hot Chip - Made in the Dark

Hot Chip - Made in the Dark
February 5, 2008
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
76
12 reviews
USER SCORE
81
23 ratings

21. 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

22. No Age - Nouns

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

23. Mates of State - Re-Arrange Us

Mates of State - Re-Arrange Us
May 20, 2008
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
56
6 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

24. Santigold and Diplo - Top Ranking

Santigold and Diplo - Top Ranking
July 15, 2008
CRITIC SCORE
80
1 review
USER SCORE
NR

25. Mugison - Mugiboogie

Mugison - Mugiboogie
August 19, 2008
Singer-Songwriter
CRITIC SCORE
63
4 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

26. Lee Ann Womack - Call Me Crazy

Lee Ann Womack - Call Me Crazy
October 21, 2008
Country
CRITIC SCORE
67
3 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

27. Liam Finn - I'll Be Lightning

Liam Finn - I'll Be Lightning
January 22, 2008
Singer-Songwriter
CRITIC SCORE
77
7 reviews
USER SCORE
87
1 rating

28. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

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

29. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III

Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
June 10, 2008
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
81
12 reviews
USER SCORE
67
18 ratings

30. I'm From Barcelona - Who Killed Harry Houdini?

I'm From Barcelona - Who Killed Harry Houdini?
October 14, 2008
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
70
6 reviews
USER SCORE
67
1 rating

31. The Walkmen - You & Me

The Walkmen - You & Me
August 19, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
84
12 reviews
USER SCORE
82
15 ratings

32. Silver Jews - Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea

Silver Jews - Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea
June 17, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
76
10 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

33. Santigold - Santigold

Santigold - Santigold
April 29, 2008
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
79
9 reviews
USER SCORE
80
29 ratings

34. Torche - Meanderthal

Torche - Meanderthal
April 8, 2008
Sludge Metal
CRITIC SCORE
83
5 reviews
USER SCORE
81
2 ratings

35. Colour Revolt - Plunder, Beg and Curse

Colour Revolt - Plunder, Beg and Curse
April 1, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
48
5 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

36. The Bridges - Limits of the Sky

The Bridges - Limits of the Sky
June 10, 2008
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
65
2 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

37. Johnny Flynn - A Larum

Johnny Flynn - A Larum
July 29, 2008
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
80
7 reviews
USER SCORE
88
2 ratings

38. Jamie Lidell - Jim

Jamie Lidell - Jim
April 29, 2008
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
72
9 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

39. The Dodos - Visiter

The Dodos - Visiter
March 18, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
8 reviews
USER SCORE
84
13 ratings

40. Flight of the Conchords - Flight of the Conchords

Flight of the Conchords - Flight of the Conchords
April 22, 2008
Comedy
CRITIC SCORE
77
6 reviews
USER SCORE
87
3 ratings

41. The Tallest Man On Earth - Shallow Grave

The Tallest Man On Earth - Shallow Grave
March 18, 2008
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
86
3 reviews
USER SCORE
86
30 ratings

42. Thao & the Get Down Stay Down - We Brave Bee Stings & All

Thao & the Get Down Stay Down - We Brave Bee Stings & All
January 29, 2008
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
72
5 reviews
USER SCORE
78
1 rating

43. Amanda Palmer - Who Killed Amanda Palmer

Amanda Palmer - Who Killed Amanda Palmer
September 16, 2008
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
74
10 reviews
USER SCORE
74
1 rating

44. Kathleen Edwards - Asking For Flowers

Kathleen Edwards - Asking For Flowers
March 4, 2008
Alt-Country
CRITIC SCORE
81
5 reviews
USER SCORE
76
2 ratings

45. M83 - Saturdays = Youth

M83 - Saturdays = Youth
April 15, 2008
Dream Pop
CRITIC SCORE
76
10 reviews
USER SCORE
84
50 ratings

46. Lykke Li - Youth Novels

Lykke Li - Youth Novels
August 19, 2008
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
75
12 reviews
USER SCORE
80
21 ratings

47. Laura Marling - Alas, I Cannot Swim

Laura Marling - Alas, I Cannot Swim
February 11, 2008
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
72
6 reviews
USER SCORE
77
15 ratings

48. R.E.M. - Accelerate

R.E.M. - Accelerate
March 31, 2008
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
77
14 reviews
USER SCORE
81
8 ratings

49. Sandra McCracken - Red Balloon

Sandra McCracken - Red Balloon
March 3, 2009
CRITIC SCORE
NR
USER SCORE
NR

50. 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
72 ratings

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