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Q's 50 Best Albums of 2008

Q's 50 Best Albums of 2008

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1. 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
33 reviews

2. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

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

3. 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
74 reviews

4. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

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

5. Glasvegas - Glasvegas

Glasvegas - Glasvegas
January 6, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
67
11 reviews
User Score
75
7 reviews

6. Duffy - Rockferry

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

7. 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
80 reviews

8. Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid

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

9. 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
17 reviews

10. 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

11. Sigur Rós - Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust

Sigur Rós - Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust
June 24, 2008
Post-Rock
Critic Score
75
14 reviews
User Score
83
42 reviews

12. Keane - Perfect Symmetry

Keane - Perfect Symmetry
October 14, 2008
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
52
8 reviews
User Score
64
7 reviews

13. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

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

14. Kaiser Chiefs - Off With Their Heads

Kaiser Chiefs - Off With Their Heads
October 28, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
62
11 reviews
User Score
65
7 reviews

15. 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

16. 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

17. Adele - 19

Adele - 19
January 28, 2008
Soul
Critic Score
60
8 reviews
User Score
70
24 reviews

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

British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
February 12, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
81
14 reviews
User Score
79
6 reviews

19. Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree

Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree
February 26, 2008
Electronic
Critic Score
71
13 reviews
User Score
79
19 reviews

20. The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound

The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound
August 19, 2008
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
82
4 reviews
User Score
88
15 reviews

21. Razorlight - Slipway Fires

Razorlight - Slipway Fires
November 3, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
47
6 reviews
User Score
53
2 reviews

22. The Killers - Day & Age

The Killers - Day & Age
November 24, 2008
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
64
12 reviews
User Score
70
37 reviews

23. Beck - Modern Guilt

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

24. 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
77
11 reviews
User Score
76
20 reviews

25. Metallica - Death Magnetic

Metallica - Death Magnetic
September 12, 2008
Metal
Critic Score
72
10 reviews
User Score
69
22 reviews

26. Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst

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

27. Neil Diamond - Home Before Dark

Neil Diamond - Home Before Dark
May 6, 2008
Rock
Critic Score
71
3 reviews
User Score
63
2 reviews

28. Paul Weller - 22 Dreams

Paul Weller - 22 Dreams
June 2, 2008
Rock
Critic Score
76
7 reviews
User Score
77
2 reviews

29. AC/DC - Black Ice

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

30. Portishead - Third

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

31. Black Mountain - In The Future

Black Mountain - In The Future
January 21, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
78
11 reviews
User Score
82
3 reviews

32. Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul

Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul
October 7, 2008
Rock
Critic Score
63
11 reviews
User Score
62
15 reviews

33. Hercules and Love Affair - Hercules And Love Affair

Hercules and Love Affair - Hercules And Love Affair
June 24, 2008
Electronic
Critic Score
84
14 reviews
User Score
83
31 reviews

34. 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
157 reviews

35. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive

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

36. R.E.M. - Accelerate

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

37. Lykke Li - Youth Novels

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

38. 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

39. Santigold - Santigold

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

40. 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

41. Lindsey Buckingham - Gift Of Screws

Lindsey Buckingham - Gift Of Screws
September 16, 2008
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
78
5 reviews
User Score
90
2 reviews

42. Liam Finn - I'll Be Lightning

Liam Finn - I'll Be Lightning
January 22, 2008
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
77
7 reviews
User Score
87
1 review

43. Joan As Police Woman - To Survive

Joan As Police Woman - To Survive
June 10, 2008
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
73
10 reviews
User Score
73
2 reviews

44. Black Kids - Partie Traumatic

Black Kids - Partie Traumatic
July 22, 2008
Indie Pop
Critic Score
59
10 reviews
User Score
71
7 reviews

45. Jack Johnson - Sleep Through The Static

Jack Johnson - Sleep Through The Static
February 5, 2008
Folk
Critic Score
53
3 reviews
User Score
NR

46. The Verve - Forth

The Verve - Forth
August 19, 2008
Rock
Critic Score
71
14 reviews
User Score
75
4 reviews

47. Randy Newman - Harps and Angels

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

48. Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue

Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue
September 23, 2008
Indie Folk
Critic Score
67
8 reviews
User Score
74
5 reviews

49. Emmylou Harris - All I Intended To Be

Emmylou Harris - All I Intended To Be
June 10, 2008
Country
Critic Score
79
3 reviews
User Score
NR

50. Dido - Safe Trip Home

Dido - Safe Trip Home
November 18, 2008
Pop
Critic Score
64
6 reviews
User Score
71
9 reviews
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