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1. Meshuggah - obZen

Meshuggah - obZen
March 7, 2008
Progressive Metal
CRITIC SCORE
90
Based on
4 reviews

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2. DJ Sprinkles - Midtown 120 Blues

DJ Sprinkles - Midtown 120 Blues
October 9, 2008
Deep House
CRITIC SCORE
88
Based on
5 reviews

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3. Deerhunter - Microcastle

Deerhunter - Microcastle
October 28, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
88
Based on
16 reviews

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4. Deerhunter - Weird Era Cont.

Deerhunter - Weird Era Cont.
October 28, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
88
Based on
4 reviews

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5. TV on the Radio - Dear Science,

TV on the Radio - Dear Science,
September 22, 2008
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
88
Based on
16 reviews

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6. Portishead - Third

Portishead - Third
April 28, 2008
Trip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
87
Based on
15 reviews

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7. The Bug - London Zoo

The Bug - London Zoo
July 7, 2008
Dancehall
CRITIC SCORE
86
Based on
7 reviews

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8. Hercules and Love Affair - Hercules And Love Affair

Hercules and Love Affair - Hercules And Love Affair
June 24, 2008
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
86
Based on
13 reviews

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9. Titus Andronicus - The Airing of Grievances

Titus Andronicus - The Airing of Grievances
April 14, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
9 reviews

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10. The Week That Was - The Week That Was

The Week That Was - The Week That Was
August 26, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
7 reviews

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11. Harvey Milk - Life... The Best Game In Town

Harvey Milk - Life... The Best Game In Town
June 3, 2008
Sludge Metal
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
7 reviews

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12. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
February 19, 2008
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
12 reviews

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13. Vivian Girls - Vivian Girls

Vivian Girls - Vivian Girls
September 30, 2008
Lo-Fi
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
5 reviews

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14. Fucked Up - The Chemistry of Common Life

Fucked Up - The Chemistry of Common Life
October 7, 2008
Hardcore Punk
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
12 reviews

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15. Earth - The Bees Made Honey In The Lions Skull

Earth - The Bees Made Honey In The Lions Skull
February 26, 2008
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
7 reviews

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16. The Walkmen - You & Me

The Walkmen - You & Me
August 19, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
12 reviews

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17. Why? - Alopecia

Why? - Alopecia
March 11, 2008
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
7 reviews

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

Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)
February 26, 2008
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on
6 reviews

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19. Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight

Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight
April 14, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on
11 reviews

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20. Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid

Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
March 17, 2008
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on
10 reviews

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

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Lie Down in the Light
May 20, 2008
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on
7 reviews

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22. Los Campesinos! - Hold On Now, Youngster...

Los Campesinos! - Hold On Now, Youngster...
February 22, 2008
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on
13 reviews

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23. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
January 29, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on
14 reviews

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24. Q-Tip - The Renaissance

Q-Tip - The Renaissance
November 4, 2008
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on
8 reviews

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25. Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours

Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
April 8, 2008
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on
11 reviews

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