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Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums of 2008

1. 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

2. Bob Dylan - The Bootleg Series Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs

Bob Dylan - The Bootleg Series Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs
October 7, 2008
Folk
Critic Score
87
7 reviews
User Score
79
2 reviews

3. 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

4. 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

5. John Mellencamp - Life, Death, Love and Freedom

John Mellencamp - Life, Death, Love and Freedom
April 15, 2008
Rock
Critic Score
77
3 reviews
User Score
77
1 review

6. Santigold - Santigold

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

7. Coldplay - Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends

Coldplay - Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
June 17, 2008
Rock
Critic Score
72
16 reviews
User Score
74
70 reviews

8. Beck - Modern Guilt

Beck - Modern Guilt
July 8, 2008
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
71
13 reviews
User Score
78
30 reviews

9. Metallica - Death Magnetic

Metallica - Death Magnetic
September 12, 2008
Metal
Critic Score
72
10 reviews
User Score
68
20 reviews

10. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

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

11. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

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

12. Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy

Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy
November 23, 2008
Hard Rock
Critic Score
71
11 reviews
User Score
47
10 reviews

13. Blitzen Trapper - Furr

Blitzen Trapper - Furr
September 23, 2008
Folk Rock
Critic Score
81
8 reviews
User Score
78
5 reviews

14. Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Cardinology

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Cardinology
October 28, 2008
Rock
Critic Score
68
11 reviews
User Score
69
5 reviews

15. The Black Keys - Attack & Release

The Black Keys - Attack & Release
April 1, 2008
Rock
Critic Score
73
10 reviews
User Score
79
30 reviews

16. Randy Newman - Harps and Angels

Randy Newman - Harps and Angels
August 5, 2008
Rock
Critic Score
80
10 reviews
User Score
NR

17. B.B. King - One Kind Favor

B.B. King - One Kind Favor
August 26, 2008
Critic Score
85
2 reviews
User Score
75
1 review

18. Lucinda Williams - Little Honey

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

19. Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)

Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)
February 26, 2008
Soul
Critic Score
82
8 reviews
User Score
78
5 reviews

20. Kings of Leon - Only By The Night

Kings of Leon - Only By The Night
September 23, 2008
Rock
Critic Score
56
10 reviews
User Score
68
32 reviews

21. Kaiser Chiefs - Off With Their Heads

Kaiser Chiefs - Off With Their Heads
October 28, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
62
11 reviews
User Score
69
6 reviews

22. Jackson Browne - Time the Conqueror

Jackson Browne - Time the Conqueror
September 23, 2008
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
60
2 reviews
User Score
95
1 review

23. Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst

Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst
August 5, 2008
Folk
Critic Score
68
10 reviews
User Score
82
3 reviews

24. Girl Talk - Feed The Animals

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

25. The Magnetic Fields - Distortion

The Magnetic Fields - Distortion
January 15, 2008
Indie Pop
Critic Score
76
12 reviews
User Score
73
3 reviews

26. Mudcrutch - Mudcrutch

Mudcrutch - Mudcrutch
April 29, 2008
Southern Rock
Critic Score
74
4 reviews
User Score
65
2 reviews

27. Brian Wilson - That Lucky Old Sun

Brian Wilson - That Lucky Old Sun
August 19, 2008
Rock
Critic Score
71
11 reviews
User Score
67
2 reviews

28. The Knux - Remind Me in Three Days...

The Knux - Remind Me in Three Days...
October 14, 2008
Hip Hop
Critic Score
64
4 reviews
User Score
NR

29. 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

30. Duffy - Rockferry

Duffy - Rockferry
May 13, 2008
Soul
Critic Score
73
8 reviews
User Score
70
13 reviews

31. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

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

32. Jamey Johnson - That Lonesome Song

Jamey Johnson - That Lonesome Song
August 5, 2008
Country
Critic Score
80
3 reviews
User Score
71
2 reviews

33. Ne-Yo - Year of the Gentleman

Ne-Yo - Year of the Gentleman
September 16, 2008
R&B
Critic Score
69
4 reviews
User Score
76
5 reviews

34. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Real Emotional Trash

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Real Emotional Trash
April 4, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
71
15 reviews
User Score
80
3 reviews

35. 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

36. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive

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

37. Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts I-IV

Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts I-IV
March 2, 2008
Dark Ambient
Critic Score
67
7 reviews
User Score
69
11 reviews

38. Ra Ra Riot - The Rhumb Line

Ra Ra Riot - The Rhumb Line
August 19, 2008
Indie Pop
Critic Score
74
10 reviews
User Score
80
4 reviews

39. Taylor Swift - Fearless

Taylor Swift - Fearless
November 11, 2008
Country
Critic Score
83
3 reviews
User Score
67
18 reviews

40. Jonas Brothers - A Little Bit Longer

Jonas Brothers - A Little Bit Longer
August 12, 2008
Pop
Critic Score
70
3 reviews
User Score
78
3 reviews

41. AC/DC - Black Ice

AC/DC - Black Ice
October 17, 2008
Hard Rock
Critic Score
66
11 reviews
User Score
63
6 reviews

42. David Byrne & Brian Eno - Everything That Happens Will Happen Today

David Byrne & Brian Eno - Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
August 18, 2008
Experimental
Critic Score
78
12 reviews
User Score
74
7 reviews

43. Nas - Untitled

Nas - Untitled
July 1, 2008
Hip Hop
Critic Score
61
9 reviews
User Score
64
9 reviews

44. The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely

The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely
March 25, 2008
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
69
13 reviews
User Score
77
16 reviews

45. Be Your Own Pet - Get Awkward

Be Your Own Pet - Get Awkward
March 18, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
66
12 reviews
User Score
72
2 reviews

46. The Academy Is... - Fast Times at Barrington High

The Academy Is... - Fast Times at Barrington High
August 19, 2008
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
70
3 reviews
User Score
93
1 review

47. of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping

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

48. Raphael Saadiq - The Way I See It

Raphael Saadiq - The Way I See It
September 16, 2008
Soul
Critic Score
71
6 reviews
User Score
77
4 reviews

49. 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

50. No Age - Nouns

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

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