Drowned in Sound's Top 50 Albums of 2008

Drowned in Sound's Top 50 Albums of 2008

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49. Diamanda Galás - Guilty Guilty Guilty

Diamanda Galás - Guilty Guilty Guilty
April 1, 2008
Critic Score
75
2 reviews

48. Times New Viking - Rip It Off

January 22, 2008
Critic Score
78
11 reviews

47. Rolo Tomassi - Hysterics

Rolo Tomassi - Hysterics
September 22, 2008
Critic Score
75
2 reviews

42. Islands - Arms Way

Islands - Arms Way
May 20, 2008
Critic Score
74
18 reviews

41. Lykke Li - Youth Novels

August 19, 2008
Critic Score
73
16 reviews

40. Metronomy - Nights Out

September 9, 2008
Critic Score
79
8 reviews

39. El Guincho - Alegranza

March 1, 2008
Critic Score
76
19 reviews

37. The Raveonettes - Lust Lust Lust

November 12, 2007
Critic Score
74
14 reviews

36. Bloc Party - Intimacy

August 21, 2008
Critic Score
63
22 reviews

34. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

January 29, 2008
Critic Score
82
24 reviews

Vampire Weekend take their Ivy League education, their New Jersey upbringing, and turn it outward – arms open, hurling themselves across the freshly cut college grass, shirts creasing under the afternoon sun.

33. Mogwai - The Hawk Is Howling

September 23, 2008
Critic Score
71
16 reviews

32. The Stills - Oceans Will Rise

The Stills - Oceans Will Rise
August 19, 2008
Critic Score
62
5 reviews

31. White Williams - Smoke

White Williams - Smoke
November 6, 2007
Critic Score
65
10 reviews

29. Wild Beasts - Limbo, Panto

Wild Beasts - Limbo, Panto
November 4, 2008
Critic Score
77
15 reviews

26. Hauschka - Ferndorf

October 7, 2008
Critic Score
74
8 reviews

24. Okkervil River - The Stand Ins

September 9, 2008
Critic Score
79
18 reviews

22. Santigold - Santigold

April 29, 2008
Critic Score
78
17 reviews

21. No Age - Nouns

May 8, 2008
Critic Score
79
17 reviews

20. These New Puritans - Beat Pyramid

January 28, 2008
Critic Score
72
17 reviews

18. of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping

October 21, 2008
Critic Score
71
21 reviews

16. Shearwater - Rook

June 3, 2008
Critic Score
78
13 reviews

15. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles

March 18, 2008
Critic Score
71
18 reviews

Glass’s voice, too, is the same that’s been luring lusty seamen onto the rocks for millennia, but the way it and the drums are textured – so that the machines they’re passed through sound like they’re melting away – brings Crystal Castles to the outer edges of greatness.

12. Foals - Antidotes

April 8, 2008
Critic Score
75
19 reviews

10. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

July 8, 2007
Critic Score
84
20 reviews

Although comprising only nine songs spread over less than forty minutes, For Emma, Forever Ago is one of the most captivating collections these ears have heard for some time. 

9. The Kills - Midnight Boom

March 18, 2008
Critic Score
76
16 reviews

7. Why? - Alopecia

March 11, 2008
Critic Score
83
12 reviews

6. Portishead - Third

April 28, 2008
Critic Score
87
25 reviews

Both ancient and futuristic, a mildewed signal from a more advanced culture that failed to survive the ice age, Third doesn’t make you pay attention to its desolate contours, but rather stare out of the window, creeping panic causing your mind to dart in a million dark directions at once.

5. Deerhunter - Microcastle

August 19, 2008
Critic Score
84
26 reviews

1. M83 - Saturdays = Youth

April 15, 2008
Critic Score
71
14 reviews
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