The Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2008

1. The Smiths - The Sound of The Smiths

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

3. Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid

Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
March 17, 2008
Critic Score
82
17 reviews

4. R.E.M. - Accelerate

R.E.M. - Accelerate
March 31, 2008
Critic Score
77
21 reviews

5. Butch Walker - Sycamore Meadows

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

6. One Day as a Lion - One Day as a Lion

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

7. The Gutter Twins - Saturnalia

The Gutter Twins - Saturnalia
March 4, 2008
Critic Score
74
14 reviews

8. Nine Inch Nails - The Slip

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

9. The Breeders - Mountain Battles

The Breeders - Mountain Battles
April 8, 2008
Critic Score
73
21 reviews

10. Pretenders - Break Up the Concrete

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

11. Amanda Palmer - Who Killed Amanda Palmer

Amanda Palmer - Who Killed Amanda Palmer
September 16, 2008
Critic Score
73
10 reviews

12. Mudhoney - The Lucky Ones

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

13. Bob Mould - District Line

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

14. Phantom Planet - Raise the Dead

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

15. The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely

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

16. Rivers Cuomo - Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo

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

17. The Verve - Forth

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

18. Thrice - The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV

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

19. Barry Adamson - Back to the Cat

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

20. Beck - Modern Guilt

Beck - Modern Guilt
July 8, 2008
Critic Score
70
21 reviews

21. Black Francis - Svn Fngrs

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

22. Nada Surf - Lucky

Nada Surf - Lucky
February 5, 2008
Critic Score
70
16 reviews

24. Scars On Broadway - Scars on Broadway

Scars On Broadway - Scars on Broadway
July 29, 2008
Critic Score
69
6 reviews

25. The Duke Spirit - Neptune

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