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1. She & Him - Volume One

She & Him - Volume One
March 18, 2008
Indie Pop
Critic Score
71
10 reviews
User Score
75
11 reviews

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
14 reviews
User Score
83
41 reviews

3. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

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

4. 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

5. Okkervil River - The Stand Ins

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

6. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

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

7. Girl Talk - Feed The Animals

Girl Talk - Feed The Animals
November 11, 2008
Mashup
Critic Score
82
7 reviews
User Score
81
11 reviews

8. Sun Kil Moon - April

Sun Kil Moon - April
April 1, 2008
Folk
Critic Score
80
11 reviews
User Score
82
12 reviews

9. Lucinda Williams - Little Honey

Lucinda Williams - Little Honey
October 14, 2008
Alt-Country
Critic Score
73
7 reviews
User Score
72
1 review

10. Deerhunter - Microcastle

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

11. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive

The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
July 14, 2008
Rock
Critic Score
80
14 reviews
User Score
72
6 reviews

12. of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping

of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping
October 21, 2008
Indie Pop
Critic Score
65
8 reviews
User Score
83
10 reviews

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 review

14. Langhorne Slim - Langhorne Slim

Langhorne Slim - Langhorne Slim
April 29, 2008
Folk
Critic Score
71
4 reviews
User Score
70
1 review

15. 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

16. My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges

My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
June 10, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
69
16 reviews
User Score
73
11 reviews

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

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Lie Down in the Light
May 20, 2008
Folk
Critic Score
84
8 reviews
User Score
84
4 reviews

18. Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs

Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs
May 13, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
76
11 reviews
User Score
73
22 reviews

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
75
13 reviews
User Score
80
24 reviews

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 reviews

22. No Age - Nouns

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

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 review

28. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

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

29. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III

Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
June 10, 2008
Hip Hop
Critic Score
81
12 reviews
User Score
69
21 reviews

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 review

31. The Walkmen - You & Me

The Walkmen - You & Me
August 19, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
84
12 reviews
User Score
82
15 reviews

32. Silver Jews - Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea

Silver Jews - Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea
June 17, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
76
11 reviews
User Score
NR

33. Santigold - Santigold

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

34. Torche - Meanderthal

Torche - Meanderthal
April 8, 2008
Sludge Metal
Critic Score
83
5 reviews
User Score
81
2 reviews

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
4 reviews

38. Jamie Lidell - Jim

Jamie Lidell - Jim
April 29, 2008
Soul
Critic Score
70
10 reviews
User Score
80
1 review

39. The Dodos - Visiter

The Dodos - Visiter
March 18, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
78
9 reviews
User Score
84
13 reviews

40. Flight of the Conchords - Flight of the Conchords

Flight of the Conchords - Flight of the Conchords
April 22, 2008
Comedy
Critic Score
77
7 reviews
User Score
87
3 reviews

41. The Tallest Man On Earth - Shallow Grave

The Tallest Man On Earth - Shallow Grave
March 18, 2008
Folk
Critic Score
85
4 reviews
User Score
86
32 reviews

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 review

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 review

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 reviews

45. M83 - Saturdays = Youth

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

46. Lykke Li - Youth Novels

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

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
16 reviews

48. R.E.M. - Accelerate

R.E.M. - Accelerate
March 31, 2008
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
77
15 reviews
User Score
81
9 reviews

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
86
17 reviews
User Score
85
79 reviews

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