Pitchfork's Highest Rated Albums of 2008

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This is an ordered list of Pitchfork's highest rated albums of 2008. Check out Pitchfork's Year End List.

1. Deerhunter - Microcastle

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Deerhunter - Microcastle
October 28, 2008
Indie Rock
Score
92

2. Deerhunter - Weird Era Cont.

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Deerhunter - Weird Era Cont.
October 28, 2008
Indie Rock
Score
92

3. Nina Simone - To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story

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Nina Simone - To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story
September 30, 2008
Score
92

4. TV on the Radio - Dear Science

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TV on the Radio - Dear Science
September 22, 2008
Experimental Rock
Score
92

5. No Age - Nouns

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No Age - Nouns
May 8, 2008
Indie Rock
Score
92

6. Basic Channel - BCD-2

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Basic Channel - BCD-2
July 8, 2008
Dub Techno
Score
91

7. Hercules and Love Affair - Hercules And Love Affair

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Hercules and Love Affair - Hercules And Love Affair
June 24, 2008
Electronic
Score
91

8. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

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Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
June 3, 2008
Indie Folk
Score
90

9. Nachtmystium - Assassins: Black Meddle, Part I

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Nachtmystium - Assassins: Black Meddle, Part I
June 10, 2008
Score
89

10. Various Artists - African Scream Contest: Raw & Psychedelic Sounds From Benin & Togo 70s

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Various Artists - African Scream Contest: Raw & Psychedelic Sounds From Benin & Togo 70s
March 17, 2008
Score
89

11. Nimrod Workman - I Want to Go Where Things Are Beautiful

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Nimrod Workman - I Want to Go Where Things Are Beautiful
November 18, 2008
Score
88

12. Saint Etienne - London Conversations: The Best of Saint Etienne

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Saint Etienne - London Conversations: The Best of Saint Etienne
October 13, 2008
Score
88

13. DJ /rupture - Uproot

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DJ /rupture - Uproot
October 7, 2008
Electronic
Score
88

14. Fucked Up - The Chemistry of Common Life

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Fucked Up - The Chemistry of Common Life
October 7, 2008
Hardcore Punk
Score
88

15. Prurient - Arrowhead

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Prurient - Arrowhead
July 22, 2008
Score
88

16. Portishead - Third

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Portishead - Third
April 28, 2008
Trip Hop
Score
88

17. Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours

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Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
April 8, 2008
Electropop
Score
88

18. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

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Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
January 29, 2008
Indie Rock
Score
88

19. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III

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Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
June 10, 2008
Hip Hop
Score
87

20. Steinski - What Does It All Mean? 1983-2006 Retrospective

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Steinski - What Does It All Mean? 1983-2006 Retrospective
May 27, 2008
Score
87

21. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Lie Down in the Light

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Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Lie Down in the Light
May 20, 2008
Folk
Score
87

22. Fleet Foxes - Sun Giant

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Fleet Foxes - Sun Giant
April 8, 2008
Indie Folk
Score
87

23. The Very Best - Esau Mwamwaya & Radioclit are the Very Best

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The Very Best - Esau Mwamwaya & Radioclit are the Very Best
November 1, 2008
Electronic
Score
86

24. Bob Dylan - The Bootleg Series Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs

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Bob Dylan - The Bootleg Series Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs
October 7, 2008
Folk
Score
86

25. The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound

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The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound
August 19, 2008
Alternative Rock
Score
86
NOTE: This is not a year end list. This list is ordered by the ratings Pitchfork awarded albums throughout 2008.


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