Beats Per Minute's Top 30 Albums of 2008

Beats Per Minute's Top 30 Albums of 2008

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30. The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely

The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely
March 25, 2008
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
71
16 reviews
User Score
80
45 reviews

29. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III

Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
June 10, 2008
Hip Hop
Critic Score
81
15 reviews
User Score
74
106 reviews

28. The Killers - Day & Age

The Killers - Day & Age
November 24, 2008
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
66
20 reviews
User Score
68
101 reviews

27. R.E.M. - Accelerate

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

26. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
April 8, 2008
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
83
21 reviews
User Score
83
42 reviews

25. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Real Emotional Trash

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Real Emotional Trash
April 4, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
73
18 reviews
User Score
80
6 reviews

24. Beck - Modern Guilt

Beck - Modern Guilt
July 8, 2008
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
70
20 reviews
User Score
77
84 reviews

23. Gang Gang Dance - Saint Dymphna

Gang Gang Dance - Saint Dymphna
October 20, 2008
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
80
16 reviews
User Score
82
26 reviews

22. Okkervil River - The Stand Ins

Okkervil River - The Stand Ins
September 9, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
79
18 reviews
User Score
82
21 reviews

21. The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age of the Understatement

The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age of the Understatement
April 15, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
74
16 reviews
User Score
77
71 reviews

20. Spiritualized - Songs in A&E

Spiritualized - Songs in A&E
May 26, 2008
Space Rock
Critic Score
83
20 reviews
User Score
79
21 reviews

19. Girl Talk - Feed The Animals

Girl Talk - Feed The Animals
November 11, 2008
Mashup
Critic Score
77
12 reviews
User Score
82
19 reviews

18. Why? - Alopecia

Why? - Alopecia
March 11, 2008
Hip Hop
Critic Score
82
11 reviews
User Score
82
42 reviews

17. Destroyer - Trouble in Dreams

Destroyer - Trouble in Dreams
March 18, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
79
12 reviews
User Score
77
18 reviews

16. Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs

Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs
May 13, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
76
16 reviews
User Score
76
55 reviews

15. 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
24 reviews
User Score
74
242 reviews

14. Mogwai - The Hawk Is Howling

Mogwai - The Hawk Is Howling
September 23, 2008
Post-Rock
Critic Score
66
14 reviews
User Score
73
30 reviews

13. British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?

British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
February 12, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
22 reviews
User Score
76
11 reviews

12. The Black Keys - Attack & Release

The Black Keys - Attack & Release
April 1, 2008
Rock
Critic Score
75
16 reviews
User Score
78
82 reviews

11. Department of Eagles - In Ear Park

Department of Eagles - In Ear Park
October 7, 2008
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
81
9 reviews
User Score
80
20 reviews

10. Sigur Rós - Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust

Sigur Rós - Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
June 24, 2008
Post-Rock
Critic Score
75
18 reviews
User Score
81
115 reviews

9. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive

The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
July 14, 2008
Rock
Critic Score
82
22 reviews
User Score
76
16 reviews

8. Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak

Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak
November 24, 2008
Hip Hop
Critic Score
72
24 reviews
User Score
78
421 reviews
The lack of vocal hooks makes it hard to view his foray into singing as a pop move, and the lack of overt bangers will probably alienate some hip-hop purists. But the album is brilliant on its own terms, perfectly imperfect and believably scattered.
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7. Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy

Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy
November 23, 2008
Hard Rock
Critic Score
64
22 reviews
User Score
49
28 reviews

6. Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer

Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
June 17, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
74
17 reviews
User Score
78
16 reviews

5. No Age - Nouns

No Age - Nouns
May 8, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
79
17 reviews
User Score
84
67 reviews

4. Deerhunter - Microcastle

Deerhunter - Microcastle
October 28, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
85
24 reviews
User Score
86
230 reviews

4. Deerhunter - Weird Era Cont.

Deerhunter - Weird Era Cont.
October 28, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
85
6 reviews
User Score
82
97 reviews

3. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
June 3, 2008
Indie Folk
Critic Score
84
21 reviews
User Score
86
417 reviews

2. TV on the Radio - Dear Science

TV on the Radio - Dear Science
September 22, 2008
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
87
23 reviews
User Score
83
178 reviews

1. Portishead - Third

Portishead - Third
April 28, 2008
Trip Hop
Critic Score
88
23 reviews
User Score
86
248 reviews
Original Source: https://beatsperminute.com/features/our-favorite-albums-of-2008/

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