Spin's 40 Best Albums of 2008

Spin's 40 Best Albums of 2008

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40. Chairlift - Does You Inspire You

Chairlift - Does You Inspire You
September 30, 2008
Electropop
Critic Score
69
11 reviews
User Score
69
13 reviews

39. Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy

Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy
November 23, 2008
Hard Rock
Critic Score
65
21 reviews
User Score
47
18 reviews

38. Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul

Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul
October 7, 2008
Rock
Critic Score
65
14 reviews
User Score
66
40 reviews

37. Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer

Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
June 17, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
75
14 reviews
User Score
77
12 reviews

At Mount Zoomer sounds deliberately weirder and grander.

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36. Lykke Li - Youth Novels

Lykke Li - Youth Novels
August 19, 2008
Indie Pop
Critic Score
74
15 reviews
User Score
78
45 reviews

35. The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely

The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely
March 25, 2008
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
71
16 reviews
User Score
79
32 reviews

34. Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson - Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson

Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson - Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
June 10, 2008
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
73
7 reviews
User Score
NR

33. El Guincho - Alegranza

El Guincho - Alegranza
March 1, 2008
Experimental
Critic Score
77
15 reviews
User Score
75
10 reviews

32. The Gutter Twins - Saturnalia

The Gutter Twins - Saturnalia
March 4, 2008
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
73
12 reviews
User Score
77
2 reviews

31. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
February 19, 2008
Indie Folk
Critic Score
84
17 reviews
User Score
87
327 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.

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30. Lucinda Williams - Little Honey

Lucinda Williams - Little Honey
October 14, 2008
Alt-Country
Critic Score
74
10 reviews
User Score
72
1 review

29. Nas & DJ Green Lantern - The Nigger Tape

Nas & DJ Green Lantern - The Nigger Tape
June 9, 2008
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

28. Metallica - Death Magnetic

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

27. The Streets - Everything Is Borrowed

The Streets - Everything Is Borrowed
September 15, 2008
Hip Hop
Critic Score
64
17 reviews
User Score
61
10 reviews

26. R.E.M. - Accelerate

R.E.M. - Accelerate
March 31, 2008
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
79
19 reviews
User Score
78
19 reviews

25. Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs

Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs
May 13, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
75
14 reviews
User Score
75
44 reviews

24. Duffy - Rockferry

Duffy - Rockferry
May 13, 2008
Soul
Critic Score
71
15 reviews
User Score
75
20 reviews

23. Kate Nash - Made of Bricks

Kate Nash - Made of Bricks
January 8, 2008
Indie Pop
Critic Score
71
13 reviews
User Score
79
15 reviews

22. Black Kids - Partie Traumatic

Black Kids - Partie Traumatic
July 22, 2008
Indie Pop
Critic Score
63
17 reviews
User Score
74
10 reviews

21. Kings of Leon - Only By The Night

Kings of Leon - Only By The Night
September 23, 2008
Rock
Critic Score
60
13 reviews
User Score
70
66 reviews

20. Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple

Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple
March 18, 2008
Funk
Critic Score
71
18 reviews
User Score
73
9 reviews

19. Okkervil River - The Stand Ins

Okkervil River - The Stand Ins
September 9, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
79
19 reviews
User Score
83
20 reviews

18. 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
84
25 reviews

17. The Roots - Rising Down

The Roots - Rising Down
April 29, 2008
Hip Hop
Critic Score
78
14 reviews
User Score
74
19 reviews

16. My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges

My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
June 10, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
70
21 reviews
User Score
75
21 reviews

15. Beck - Modern Guilt

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

14. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
January 29, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
21 reviews
User Score
83
328 reviews

13. No Age - Nouns

No Age - Nouns
May 8, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
79
17 reviews
User Score
85
56 reviews

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

Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)
February 26, 2008
Soul
Critic Score
83
12 reviews
User Score
82
14 reviews

11. Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid

Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
March 17, 2008
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
82
13 reviews
User Score
82
45 reviews

10. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
January 22, 2008
Indietronica
Critic Score
72
14 reviews
User Score
80
198 reviews

9. 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
22 reviews
User Score
75
164 reviews

8. Hot Chip - Made in the Dark

Hot Chip - Made in the Dark
February 5, 2008
Electropop
Critic Score
76
24 reviews
User Score
78
37 reviews

7. Deerhunter - Microcastle

Deerhunter - Microcastle
October 28, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
85
24 reviews
User Score
87
187 reviews

6. Santigold - Santigold

Santigold - Santigold
April 29, 2008
Electropop
Critic Score
78
14 reviews
User Score
80
50 reviews

5. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

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

4. Fucked Up - The Chemistry of Common Life

Fucked Up - The Chemistry of Common Life
October 7, 2008
Hardcore Punk
Critic Score
83
18 reviews
User Score
84
27 reviews

3. Portishead - Third

Portishead - Third
April 28, 2008
Trip Hop
Critic Score
88
23 reviews
User Score
87
188 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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2. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III

Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
June 10, 2008
Hip Hop
Critic Score
81
15 reviews
User Score
72
70 reviews

1. TV on the Radio - Dear Science

TV on the Radio - Dear Science
September 22, 2008
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
87
21 reviews
User Score
84
155 reviews
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