The Guardian's 50 Albums of the Year 2008

The Guardian's 50 Albums of the Year 2008

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50.

November 23, 2008
Critic Score
60
27 reviews

49.

November 18, 2008
Critic Score
66
11 reviews

46.

The Aliens - Luna
September 29, 2008
Critic Score
67
7 reviews

45.

Bellowhead - Matachin
September 22, 2008
Critic Score
80
1 review

43.

June 23, 2008
Critic Score
76
9 reviews

42.

Roots Manuva - Slime & Reason
September 1, 2008
Critic Score
76
12 reviews

41.

Seu Jorge - América Brasil
August 26, 2008
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

40.

October 7, 2008
Critic Score
66
22 reviews

36.

September 22, 2008
Critic Score
74
13 reviews

35.

October 17, 2008
Critic Score
63
17 reviews

33.

February 5, 2008
Critic Score
77
26 reviews

32.

March 18, 2008
Critic Score
78
14 reviews

30.

September 15, 2008
Critic Score
66
22 reviews

29.

January 28, 2008
Critic Score
72
18 reviews

28.

January 28, 2008
Critic Score
63
15 reviews

24.

November 24, 2008
Critic Score
65
25 reviews

21.

Monkey - Journey To The West
September 23, 2008
Critic Score
65
8 reviews

20.

April 8, 2008
Critic Score
74
21 reviews

19.

June 10, 2008
Critic Score
80
16 reviews

18.

February 11, 2008
Critic Score
72
11 reviews

The unnervingly grown-up Alas I Cannot Swim is the result, and if it doesn't install her as the heir to the likes of Devendra Banhart, there's no hope for folk-pop.

17.

Toumani Diabaté - The Mande Variations
February 26, 2008
Critic Score
81
4 reviews

15.

Esbjörn Svensson Trio - Leucocyte
September 30, 2008
Critic Score
80
4 reviews

14.

June 2, 2008
Critic Score
82
13 reviews

22 Dreams is a triumph of the most unexpected kind.

13.

Various Artists - Umalali: The Garifuna Women's Project
March 18, 2008
Critic Score
83
3 reviews

12.

May 13, 2008
Critic Score
73
19 reviews

11.

July 7, 2008
Critic Score
87
10 reviews

9.

April 28, 2008
Critic Score
86
29 reviews

Portishead's third album is initially more a record to admire than to love, its muscular synthesisers, drum breaks and abrupt endings keeping the tension high. But after several listens, Third's majesty unfurls.

8.

November 24, 2008
Critic Score
75
30 reviews

5.

September 23, 2008
Critic Score
64
20 reviews

4.

January 6, 2009
Critic Score
69
22 reviews

2.

November 17, 2008
Critic Score
83
14 reviews

1.

July 8, 2007
Critic Score
84
20 reviews

It revels in its sparseness, layering Vernon's high vocals and gentle guitar lines over and over like soft webs of regret.

Original Source: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2008/dec/07/bon-iver-coldplay-best-albums
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