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The Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2008

1.

The Smiths - The Sound of The Smiths
November 10, 2008
Critic Score
85
11 reviews

3.

Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
March 17, 2008
Critic Score
83
19 reviews

4.

Butch Walker - Sycamore Meadows
November 8, 2008
Critic Score
77
6 reviews

5.

R.E.M. - Accelerate
March 31, 2008
Critic Score
76
22 reviews

6.

One Day as a Lion - One Day as a Lion
July 22, 2008
Critic Score
75
6 reviews

7.

The Gutter Twins - Saturnalia
March 4, 2008
Critic Score
75
15 reviews

8.

Nine Inch Nails - The Slip
July 22, 2008
Critic Score
74
12 reviews

9.

Amanda Palmer - Who Killed Amanda Palmer
September 16, 2008
Critic Score
74
11 reviews

10.

Pretenders - Break Up the Concrete
October 7, 2008
Critic Score
73
11 reviews

11.

Mudhoney - The Lucky Ones
May 20, 2008
Critic Score
71
9 reviews

12.

Bob Mould - District Line
February 5, 2008
Critic Score
71
13 reviews

13.

Beck - Modern Guilt
July 8, 2008
Critic Score
71
24 reviews

14.

The Breeders - Mountain Battles
April 8, 2008
Critic Score
71
22 reviews

15.

Phantom Planet - Raise the Dead
April 15, 2008
Critic Score
71
6 reviews

16.

The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely
March 25, 2008
Critic Score
71
20 reviews

17.

Rivers Cuomo - Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo
November 25, 2008
Critic Score
70
7 reviews

18.

Thrice - The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV
April 15, 2008
Critic Score
70
5 reviews

19.

Barry Adamson - Back to the Cat
April 22, 2008
Critic Score
70
6 reviews

20.

Black Francis - Svn Fngrs
March 1, 2008
Critic Score
70
5 reviews

21.

The Verve - Forth
August 19, 2008
Critic Score
70
23 reviews

23.

Nada Surf - Lucky
February 5, 2008
Critic Score
69
16 reviews

24.

The Duke Spirit - Neptune
February 4, 2008
Critic Score
69
13 reviews

25.

Radiohead - The Best Of
June 2, 2008
Critic Score
68
9 reviews
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