Spin's 40 Best Albums of 2008

Spin's 40 Best Albums of 2008

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38. Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul

October 7, 2008
Critic Score
65
14 reviews

37. Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer

June 17, 2008
Critic Score
74
17 reviews

At Mount Zoomer sounds deliberately weirder and grander.

36. Lykke Li - Youth Novels

August 19, 2008
Critic Score
74
15 reviews

31. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

February 19, 2008
Critic Score
84
18 reviews

Vernon’s voice — delicately layered and yearning — gives standouts “Skinny Love” and “Flume” their stunningly direct emotional impact, but his sturdy folk chords, earthy melodies, and plainspoken, pastoral lyrics prevent the album from descending into self-pity.

28. Metallica - Death Magnetic

September 12, 2008
Critic Score
72
12 reviews

24. Duffy - Rockferry

May 13, 2008
Critic Score
71
15 reviews

23. Kate Nash - Made of Bricks

Kate Nash - Made of Bricks
January 8, 2008
Critic Score
70
14 reviews

21. Kings of Leon - Only By The Night

September 23, 2008
Critic Score
61
17 reviews

17. The Roots - Rising Down

April 29, 2008
Critic Score
78
14 reviews

13. No Age - Nouns

May 8, 2008
Critic Score
79
17 reviews

3. Portishead - Third

April 28, 2008
Critic Score
88
23 reviews
As punk’s dumbing down has proven, anyone can make abrasive music, but few can do something new and compelling with apocalyptic heaviness. That Portishead manage to do both 14 years into their recorded career is an unexpected triumph over the darkest clouds that have shaped their art and soul.
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