Paste's Top 50 Albums of 2008



LIST SUMMARY

List Rating: 78
Based on 318 album 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), 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), Mashup (1)

1. She & Him - Volume One

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

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
75
12 reviews
USER SCORE
84

3. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

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

4. 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

5. Okkervil River - The Stand Ins

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

6. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

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

7. Girl Talk - Feed The Animals

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

8. Sun Kil Moon - April

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

9. Lucinda Williams - Little Honey

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

10. Deerhunter - Microcastle

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

11. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive

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

12. of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping

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

13. Ida Maria - Fortress Round My Heart

Ida Maria - Fortress Round My Heart
April 14, 2009
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
69
6 reviews
USER SCORE
70

14. Langhorne Slim - Langhorne Slim

Langhorne Slim - Langhorne Slim
April 29, 2008
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
72
4 reviews
USER SCORE
70

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
14 reviews
USER SCORE
87

16. My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges

My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
June 10, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
68
14 reviews
USER SCORE
75

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

18. Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs

Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs
May 13, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
9 reviews
USER SCORE
74

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
77
12 reviews
USER SCORE
81

21. The Raveonettes - Lust Lust Lust

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

22. No Age - Nouns

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

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

28. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

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

29. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III

Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
June 10, 2008
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
80
9 reviews
USER SCORE
66

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

31. The Walkmen - You & Me

The Walkmen - You & Me
August 19, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
85
12 reviews
USER SCORE
82

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
80
9 reviews
USER SCORE
80

34. Torche - Meanderthal

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

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
81
7 reviews
USER SCORE
88

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

40. Flight of the Conchords - Flight of the Conchords

Flight of the Conchords - Flight of the Conchords
April 22, 2008
Comedy
CRITIC SCORE
78
6 reviews
USER SCORE
87

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

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

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

44. Kathleen Edwards - Asking For Flowers

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

45. M83 - Saturdays = Youth

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

46. Lykke Li - Youth Novels

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

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

48. R.E.M. - Accelerate

R.E.M. - Accelerate
March 31, 2008
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
12 reviews
USER SCORE
81

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
88
15 reviews
USER SCORE
85


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