The Guardian's 50 Albums of the Year 2008

The Guardian's 50 Albums of the Year 2008

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50. Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy

November 23, 2008
Critic Score
61
25 reviews

49. Dido - Safe Trip Home

November 18, 2008
Critic Score
66
11 reviews

46. The Aliens - Luna

The Aliens - Luna
September 29, 2008
Critic Score
68
6 reviews

45. Bellowhead - Matachin

Bellowhead - Matachin
September 22, 2008

43. White Denim - Workout Holiday

June 23, 2008
Critic Score
76
6 reviews

42. Roots Manuva - Slime & Reason

Roots Manuva - Slime & Reason
September 1, 2008
Critic Score
77
9 reviews

41. Seu Jorge - América Brasil

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

40. Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul

October 7, 2008
Critic Score
66
18 reviews

36. Ladyhawke - Ladyhawke

September 22, 2008
Critic Score
76
12 reviews

35. AC/DC - Black Ice

October 17, 2008
Critic Score
63
16 reviews

33. Hot Chip - Made in the Dark

February 5, 2008
Critic Score
77
25 reviews

32. Neon Neon - Stainless Style

March 18, 2008
Critic Score
78
13 reviews

30. The Streets - Everything Is Borrowed

September 15, 2008
Critic Score
65
19 reviews

29. These New Puritans - Beat Pyramid

January 28, 2008
Critic Score
72
17 reviews

28. Adele - 19

January 28, 2008
Critic Score
62
14 reviews

24. The Killers - Day & Age

November 24, 2008
Critic Score
65
21 reviews

21. Monkey - Journey To The West

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

20. Foals - Antidotes

April 8, 2008
Critic Score
75
19 reviews

19. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III

June 10, 2008
Critic Score
80
16 reviews

18. Laura Marling - Alas, I Cannot Swim

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 Diabate - The Mande Variations

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

15. Esbjörn Svensson Trio - Leucocyte

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

14. Paul Weller - 22 Dreams

June 2, 2008
Critic Score
82
12 reviews

22 Dreams is a triumph of the most unexpected kind.

13. Various Artists - Umalali: The Garifuna Women's Project

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

12. Duffy - Rockferry

May 13, 2008
Critic Score
73
17 reviews

11. The Bug - London Zoo

July 7, 2008
Critic Score
87
9 reviews

9. Portishead - Third

April 28, 2008
Critic Score
87
25 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. Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak

November 24, 2008
Critic Score
73
27 reviews

5. Kings of Leon - Only By The Night

September 23, 2008
Critic Score
64
18 reviews

4. Glasvegas - Glasvegas

January 6, 2009
Critic Score
71
20 reviews

2. Amadou & Mariam - Welcome to Mali

November 17, 2008
Critic Score
83
14 reviews

1. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

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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