Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums of 2008

Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums of 2008

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50. No Age - Nouns

May 8, 2008
Critic Score
79
17 reviews

49. Hot Chip - Made in the Dark

February 5, 2008
Critic Score
77
25 reviews

48. Raphael Saadiq - The Way I See It

Raphael Saadiq - The Way I See It
September 16, 2008
Critic Score
78
13 reviews

47. of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping

October 21, 2008
Critic Score
71
21 reviews

45. Be Your Own Pet - Get Awkward

Be Your Own Pet - Get Awkward
March 18, 2008
Critic Score
64
12 reviews

43. Nas - Untitled

July 1, 2008
Critic Score
64
13 reviews

41. AC/DC - Black Ice

October 17, 2008
Critic Score
63
16 reviews

40. Jonas Brothers - A Little Bit Longer

Jonas Brothers - A Little Bit Longer
August 12, 2008
Critic Score
64
6 reviews

39. Taylor Swift - Fearless

Taylor Swift - Fearless
November 11, 2008
Critic Score
74
9 reviews

38. Ra Ra Riot - The Rhumb Line

Ra Ra Riot - The Rhumb Line
August 19, 2008
Critic Score
75
13 reviews

37. Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts I-IV

Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts I-IV
March 2, 2008
Critic Score
72
8 reviews

33. Ne-Yo - Year of the Gentleman

Ne-Yo - Year of the Gentleman
September 16, 2008
Critic Score
74
8 reviews

32. Jamey Johnson - That Lonesome Song

Jamey Johnson - That Lonesome Song
August 5, 2008
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

30. Duffy - Rockferry

May 13, 2008
Critic Score
73
17 reviews

29. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

July 8, 2007
Critic Score
84
20 reviews

For Emma, Forever Ago never turns into a pity party, because Vernon has a light touch, with zero interest in narrative or confessional lyrics.

28. The Knux - Remind Me in Three Days...

The Knux - Remind Me in Three Days...
October 14, 2008
Critic Score
67
6 reviews

27. Brian Wilson - That Lucky Old Sun

Brian Wilson - That Lucky Old Sun
August 19, 2008
Critic Score
67
17 reviews

26. Mudcrutch - Mudcrutch

Mudcrutch - Mudcrutch
April 29, 2008
Critic Score
78
9 reviews
The songs are mythic Americana: With help from his bandmates, Petty creates a vivid cast of road dogs, strippers and junkies that conjures Gram Parsons' Bible-haunted Southerners and Robert Hunter's cosmic Westerners.

25. The Magnetic Fields - Distortion

January 15, 2008
Critic Score
74
20 reviews

24. Girl Talk - Feed The Animals

November 11, 2008
Critic Score
76
13 reviews

23. Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst

August 5, 2008
Critic Score
72
27 reviews

20. Kings of Leon - Only By The Night

September 23, 2008
Critic Score
64
18 reviews

17. B.B. King - One Kind Favor

B.B. King - One Kind Favor
August 26, 2008
Critic Score
87
3 reviews

16. Randy Newman - Harps and Angels

August 5, 2008
Critic Score
80
16 reviews

13. Blitzen Trapper - Furr

September 23, 2008
Critic Score
77
15 reviews

12. Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy

November 23, 2008
Critic Score
61
25 reviews

9. Metallica - Death Magnetic

September 12, 2008
Critic Score
76
15 reviews

6. Santigold - Santigold

April 29, 2008
Critic Score
78
17 reviews

3. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III

June 10, 2008
Critic Score
80
16 reviews
Original Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20081214030201/http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/24958695/albums_of_the_yea
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