Spin's 40 Best Albums of 2008

Spin's 40 Best Albums of 2008

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40.

September 30, 2008
Critic Score
70
14 reviews

39.

November 23, 2008
Critic Score
60
28 reviews

38.

October 7, 2008
Critic Score
66
22 reviews

37.

June 17, 2008
Critic Score
74
17 reviews

At Mount Zoomer sounds deliberately weirder and grander.

36.

August 19, 2008
Critic Score
73
17 reviews

33.

March 1, 2008
Critic Score
76
19 reviews

31.

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.

September 12, 2008
Critic Score
76
17 reviews

27.

September 15, 2008
Critic Score
65
21 reviews

26.

March 31, 2008
Critic Score
76
22 reviews

24.

May 13, 2008
Critic Score
73
19 reviews

23.

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

21.

September 23, 2008
Critic Score
64
20 reviews

19.

September 9, 2008
Critic Score
79
18 reviews

17.

April 29, 2008
Critic Score
76
14 reviews

15.

July 8, 2008
Critic Score
71
24 reviews

13.

May 8, 2008
Critic Score
79
17 reviews

8.

February 5, 2008
Critic Score
77
26 reviews

7.

August 19, 2008
Critic Score
84
28 reviews

6.

April 29, 2008
Critic Score
78
17 reviews

3.

April 28, 2008
Critic Score
86
28 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.

June 10, 2008
Critic Score
80
16 reviews
Original Source: http://www.spin.com/articles/40-best-albums-2008/
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