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Spin's 40 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
84
78 reviews

2. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III

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

3. Portishead - Third

Portishead - Third
April 28, 2008
Trip Hop
Critic Score
86
16 reviews
User Score
88
82 reviews

4. Fucked Up - The Chemistry of Common Life

Fucked Up - The Chemistry of Common Life
October 7, 2008
Hardcore Punk
Critic Score
84
12 reviews
User Score
84
14 reviews

5. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

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

6. Santigold - Santigold

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

7. Deerhunter - Microcastle

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

8. Hot Chip - Made in the Dark

Hot Chip - Made in the Dark
February 5, 2008
Electropop
Critic Score
75
13 reviews
User Score
81
23 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
16 reviews
User Score
74
68 reviews

10. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

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

11. Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid

Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
March 17, 2008
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
82
11 reviews
User Score
82
29 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
82
7 reviews
User Score
78
5 reviews

13. No Age - Nouns

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

14. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

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

15. Beck - Modern Guilt

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

17. The Roots - Rising Down

The Roots - Rising Down
April 29, 2008
Hip Hop
Critic Score
80
10 reviews
User Score
74
8 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
81
16 reviews
User Score
87
17 reviews

19. 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

20. Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple

Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple
March 18, 2008
Funk
Critic Score
75
10 reviews
User Score
76
6 reviews

21. 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

22. Black Kids - Partie Traumatic

Black Kids - Partie Traumatic
July 22, 2008
Indie Pop
Critic Score
59
10 reviews
User Score
69
6 reviews

23. Kate Nash - Made Of Bricks

Kate Nash - Made Of Bricks
January 8, 2008
Indie Pop
Critic Score
70
9 reviews
User Score
80
9 reviews

24. Duffy - Rockferry

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

25. 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

26. R.E.M. - Accelerate

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

27. The Streets - Everything Is Borrowed

The Streets - Everything Is Borrowed
September 15, 2008
Hip Hop
Critic Score
59
11 reviews
User Score
66
4 reviews

28. Metallica - Death Magnetic

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

29. Nas & DJ Green Lantern - The Nigger Tape

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

30. Lucinda Williams - Little Honey

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

31. 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
155 reviews

32. The Gutter Twins - Saturnalia

The Gutter Twins - Saturnalia
March 4, 2008
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
75
10 reviews
User Score
75
1 review

33. El Guincho - Alegranza

El Guincho - Alegranza
March 1, 2008
Experimental
Critic Score
78
12 reviews
User Score
73
3 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
70
6 reviews
User Score
NR

35. 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
15 reviews

36. Lykke Li - Youth Novels

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

37. Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer

Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
June 17, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
74
11 reviews
User Score
76
6 reviews

38. Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul

Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul
October 7, 2008
Rock
Critic Score
63
11 reviews
User Score
61
14 reviews

39. Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy

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

40. Chairlift - Does You Inspire You

Chairlift - Does You Inspire You
September 30, 2008
Electropop
Critic Score
67
8 reviews
User Score
77
2 reviews

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