Spin's 40 Best Albums of 2008

Spin's 40 Best Albums of 2008

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40. Chairlift - Does You Inspire You

September 30, 2008
Critic Score
69
11 reviews

39. Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy

November 23, 2008
Critic Score
61
25 reviews

38. Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul

October 7, 2008
Critic Score
66
18 reviews

37. Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer

June 17, 2008
Critic Score
74
17 reviews

At Mount Zoomer sounds deliberately weirder and grander.

36. Lykke Li - Youth Novels

August 19, 2008
Critic Score
73
16 reviews

33. El Guincho - Alegranza

March 1, 2008
Critic Score
76
19 reviews

31. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

July 8, 2007
Critic Score
84
20 reviews

Vernon’s voice — delicately layered and yearning — gives standouts “Skinny Love” and “Flume” their stunningly direct emotional impact, but his sturdy folk chords, earthy melodies, and plainspoken, pastoral lyrics prevent the album from descending into self-pity.

28. Metallica - Death Magnetic

September 12, 2008
Critic Score
76
15 reviews

27. The Streets - Everything Is Borrowed

September 15, 2008
Critic Score
65
19 reviews

26. R.E.M. - Accelerate

March 31, 2008
Critic Score
77
21 reviews

24. Duffy - Rockferry

May 13, 2008
Critic Score
73
17 reviews

23. Kate Nash - Made of Bricks

Kate Nash - Made of Bricks
January 8, 2008
Critic Score
70
14 reviews

21. Kings of Leon - Only By The Night

September 23, 2008
Critic Score
64
18 reviews

19. Okkervil River - The Stand Ins

September 9, 2008
Critic Score
79
18 reviews

17. The Roots - Rising Down

April 29, 2008
Critic Score
76
14 reviews

15. Beck - Modern Guilt

July 8, 2008
Critic Score
70
21 reviews

13. No Age - Nouns

May 8, 2008
Critic Score
79
17 reviews

8. Hot Chip - Made in the Dark

February 5, 2008
Critic Score
77
25 reviews

7. Deerhunter - Microcastle

August 19, 2008
Critic Score
84
26 reviews

6. Santigold - Santigold

April 29, 2008
Critic Score
78
17 reviews

3. Portishead - Third

April 28, 2008
Critic Score
87
25 reviews
As punk’s dumbing down has proven, anyone can make abrasive music, but few can do something new and compelling with apocalyptic heaviness. That Portishead manage to do both 14 years into their recorded career is an unexpected triumph over the darkest clouds that have shaped their art and soul.

2. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III

June 10, 2008
Critic Score
80
16 reviews
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