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Spin's Highest Rated Albums of 2008

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

1. TV on the Radio - Dear Science

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TV on the Radio - Dear Science
September 22, 2008
Experimental Rock
Score
9

2. Coldplay - Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends

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Coldplay - Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
June 17, 2008
Rock
Score
9

3. My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges

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My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
June 10, 2008
Indie Rock
Score
9

4. Portishead - Third

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Portishead - Third
April 28, 2008
Trip Hop
Score
9

5. R.E.M. - Accelerate

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R.E.M. - Accelerate
March 31, 2008
Alternative Rock
Score
9

6. Anthony Hamilton - The Point Of It All

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Anthony Hamilton - The Point Of It All
December 16, 2008
Score
8

7. The Soundtrack of Our Lives - Communion

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The Soundtrack of Our Lives - Communion
November 26, 2008
Score
8

8. Los Campesinos! - We are Beautiful, We Are Doomed

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Los Campesinos! - We are Beautiful, We Are Doomed
November 25, 2008
Indie Pop
Score
8

9. Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid - NYC

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Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid - NYC
November 18, 2008
Score
8

10. Amadou & Mariam - Welcome to Mali

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Amadou & Mariam - Welcome to Mali
November 17, 2008
World
Score
8

11. Q-Tip - The Renaissance

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Q-Tip - The Renaissance
November 4, 2008
Hip Hop
Score
8

12. Grace Jones - Hurricane

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Grace Jones - Hurricane
November 3, 2008
Electropop
Score
8

13. Deerhunter - Microcastle

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Deerhunter - Microcastle
October 28, 2008
Indie Rock
Score
8

14. Arthur Russell - Love Is Overtaking Me

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Arthur Russell - Love Is Overtaking Me
October 28, 2008
Experimental
Score
8

15. Eagles of Death Metal - Heart On

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Eagles of Death Metal - Heart On
October 28, 2008
Garage Rock
Score
8

16. Black Milk - Tronic

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Black Milk - Tronic
October 28, 2008
Hip Hop
Score
8

17. Pink - Funhouse

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Pink - Funhouse
October 24, 2008
Pop Rock
Score
8

18. Lucinda Williams - Little Honey

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Lucinda Williams - Little Honey
October 14, 2008
Alt-Country
Score
8

19. Todd Snider - Peace Queer

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Todd Snider - Peace Queer
October 14, 2008
Score
8

20. Fucked Up - The Chemistry of Common Life

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Fucked Up - The Chemistry of Common Life
October 7, 2008
Hardcore Punk
Score
8

21. Land of Talk - Some Are Lakes

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Land of Talk - Some Are Lakes
October 7, 2008
Indie Rock
Score
8

22. Juana Molina - Un Dia

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Juana Molina - Un Dia
October 6, 2008
Folk
Score
8

23. 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
8

24. Chairlift - Does You Inspire You

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Chairlift - Does You Inspire You
September 30, 2008
Electropop
Score
8

25. Mercury Rev - Snowflake Midnight

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Mercury Rev - Snowflake Midnight
September 29, 2008
Indie Rock
Score
8
NOTE: This is not a year end list. This list is ordered by the ratings Spin awarded albums throughout 2008.


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