NME's 50 Best Albums of 2008

NME's 50 Best Albums of 2008

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50. Heartbreak - Lies

Heartbreak - Lies
September 23, 2008
Critic Score
80
1 review

49. Bloc Party - Intimacy

August 21, 2008
Critic Score
63
22 reviews

44. Lykke Li - Youth Novels

August 19, 2008
Critic Score
73
16 reviews

42. School of Seven Bells - Alpinisms

School of Seven Bells - Alpinisms
October 28, 2008
Critic Score
75
11 reviews

41. These New Puritans - Beat Pyramid

January 28, 2008
Critic Score
72
17 reviews

40. The Kills - Midnight Boom

March 18, 2008
Critic Score
76
16 reviews

39. Chairlift - Does You Inspire You

September 30, 2008
Critic Score
69
11 reviews

38. Beck - Modern Guilt

July 8, 2008
Critic Score
70
21 reviews

37. Primal Scream - Beautiful Future

Primal Scream - Beautiful Future
July 15, 2008
Critic Score
61
12 reviews

35. Cass McCombs - Dropping The Writ

Cass McCombs - Dropping The Writ
January 28, 2008
Critic Score
73
11 reviews

33. Deerhunter - Microcastle

August 19, 2008
Critic Score
84
26 reviews

32. Mogwai - The Hawk Is Howling

September 23, 2008
Critic Score
71
16 reviews

30. Hot Chip - Made in the Dark

February 5, 2008
Critic Score
77
25 reviews

26. The Verve - Forth

August 19, 2008
Critic Score
70
21 reviews
This album is probably the most solid foundation this quartet have had in 15 years, and it would be a disaster if it wasn’t a springboard for several more.

25. Portishead - Third

April 28, 2008
Critic Score
87
25 reviews
That ‘Third’ exists at all is impressive. That it’s Portishead’s best album yet is little short of miraculous.

22. Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul

October 7, 2008
Critic Score
66
18 reviews

21. Lightspeed Champion - Falling Off The Lavender Bridge

Lightspeed Champion - Falling Off The Lavender Bridge
February 5, 2008
Critic Score
70
14 reviews
This is an album of genuine depth, one expressing the nervous conservative shockwaves which charge through party kids once they start to come down.

16. Ladyhawke - Ladyhawke

September 22, 2008
Critic Score
76
12 reviews

14. Laura Marling - Alas, I Cannot Swim

February 11, 2008
Critic Score
72
11 reviews

12. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles

March 18, 2008
Critic Score
71
18 reviews
As media characters, they may be difficult to love, but it’s easy to get seriously smitten with the music. New rave is over. The likes of frYars, Late Of The Pier and Crystal Castles are taking electro into darker, more interesting territory. No glowstick required.

11. Neon Neon - Stainless Style

March 18, 2008
Critic Score
78
13 reviews

9. Kings of Leon - Only By The Night

September 23, 2008
Critic Score
64
18 reviews

8. Mystery Jets - Twenty One

March 24, 2008
Critic Score
82
9 reviews

7. Santigold - Santigold

April 29, 2008
Critic Score
78
17 reviews

6. Metronomy - Nights Out

September 9, 2008
Critic Score
79
8 reviews

5. Foals - Antidotes

April 8, 2008
Critic Score
75
19 reviews

3. Glasvegas - Glasvegas

January 6, 2009
Critic Score
71
20 reviews
Original Source: http://www.nme.com/bestalbumsandtracksoftheyear/2008
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