No Ripcord's Top 50 Albums of 2008

No Ripcord's Top 50 Albums of 2008

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50. Randy Newman - Harps and Angels

August 5, 2008
Critic Score
80
16 reviews

49. Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak

November 24, 2008
Critic Score
73
27 reviews

Unsurprisingly Heartbreak is a grower. At first it does sound minimalist and sparse but the album is layered with delicacy and marked with a maturity.

48. The Sea and Cake - Car Alarm

The Sea and Cake - Car Alarm
October 21, 2008
Critic Score
76
8 reviews

47. Ratatat - LP3

July 8, 2008
Critic Score
77
11 reviews

44. The Magnetic Fields - Distortion

January 15, 2008
Critic Score
74
20 reviews

40. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III

June 10, 2008
Critic Score
80
16 reviews

39. Mercury Rev - Snowflake Midnight

September 29, 2008
Critic Score
64
10 reviews

37. of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping

October 21, 2008
Critic Score
71
21 reviews

36. Wire - Object 47

Wire - Object 47
July 15, 2008
Critic Score
75
10 reviews

34. Kaki King - Dreaming of Revenge

Kaki King - Dreaming of Revenge
March 11, 2008
Critic Score
72
8 reviews

31. Mogwai - The Hawk Is Howling

September 23, 2008
Critic Score
71
16 reviews

28. Autechre - Quaristice

March 4, 2008
Critic Score
70
14 reviews

27. Beach House - Devotion

February 26, 2008
Critic Score
74
17 reviews

26. Deerhoof - Offend Maggie

October 7, 2008
Critic Score
78
19 reviews

25. Jamie Lidell - Jim

April 29, 2008
Critic Score
70
15 reviews

23. Neon Neon - Stainless Style

March 18, 2008
Critic Score
78
13 reviews

22. The Dodos - Visiter

March 18, 2008
Critic Score
79
16 reviews

19. Okkervil River - The Stand Ins

September 9, 2008
Critic Score
79
18 reviews

18. No Age - Nouns

May 8, 2008
Critic Score
79
17 reviews

17. Girl Talk - Feed The Animals

November 11, 2008
Critic Score
76
13 reviews

16. The Bug - London Zoo

July 7, 2008
Critic Score
87
9 reviews

14. Fennesz - Black Sea

November 25, 2008
Critic Score
76
11 reviews

7. Shearwater - Rook

June 3, 2008
Critic Score
78
13 reviews

6. Deerhunter - Microcastle

August 19, 2008
Critic Score
84
26 reviews

4. M83 - Saturdays = Youth

April 15, 2008
Critic Score
71
14 reviews

3. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

July 8, 2007
Critic Score
84
20 reviews

These songs are raw, bold and slightly uncomfortable, but at the same time authentic and therefore extremely special, like the offspring of creativity and isolation at their most fruitful.

2. Portishead - Third

April 28, 2008
Critic Score
87
25 reviews
Original Source: http://www.noripcord.com/features/top-50-albums-2008-part-one
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