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Their top 40 albums of 2008

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The top 40 below is based on a poll of the CLUAS Readers that took place during the last 2 months of 2008. Readers could vote for between 3 and 10 albums from a shortlist of 40 albums. A total of 387 readers cast eligible votes (and in so doing expressed 1988 preferences for the albums on the short list). Check out the discussion on these poll results.

Sigur Ros Nick Cave TV on the Radio Kings of Leon Vampire Weekend

The Top 40 Albums of 2008

As voted by the CLUAS Readers...

  1. Elbow "The Seldom Seen Kid"
  2. Bon Iver "For Emma, Forever Ago"
  3. Fleet Foxes "Fleet Foxes"
  4. MGMT "Oracular Spectacular"
  5. Jape "Ritual" (Irish)
  6. Sigur Ros "Med Sud I Eyrum ..."
  7. Nick Cave "Dig Lazarus Dig!"
  8. TV On The Radio "Dear Science"
  9. Kings of Leon "Only by the night"
  10. Vampire Weekend "Vampire Weekend"
  11. Fight Like Apes "...Mystery of the Golden Medallion" (Irish)
  12. British Sea Power "Do You Like Rock Music?"
  13. Ham Sandwich "Carry The Meek" (Irish)
  14. Why? "Alopecia"
  15. Neon Neon "Stainless style"
  16. Mogwai "The Hawk Is Howling"
  17. Lykke Li "Youth Novels"
  18. M83 "Saturdays = Youth"
  19. Last Shadow Puppets "Age of the understatement"
  20. Crystal Castles "Crystal Castles"
  21. Foals "Antidotes"
  22. Republic of Loose "Johnny Pyro & The Dance of Evil" (Irish)
  23. Coldplay "Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends"
  24. Tindersticks "The Hungry Saw"
  25. Joe Chester "The Tiny Pieces Left Behind" (Irish)
  26. AC/DC "Black Ice"
  27. No Age "Nouns"
  28. The Hold Steady "Stay Positive"
  29. Dudley Corporation "Year of the Husband" (Irish)
  30. Crayonsmith "White Wonder" (Irish)
  31. Okkervil River "The Stand Ins"
  32. Sun Kil Moon "April"
  33. American Music Club "The Golden Age"
  34. Fuck Buttons "Street Horsing "
  35. dEUS "Vantage Point"
  36. Autamata "Colours of Sound" (Irish)
  37. Goldfrapp "Seventh tree"
  38. David Byrne & Brian Eno "Everything That Happens..."
  39. Robotnik "Pleasant Square" (Irish)
  40. Parenthetical Girls "Entanglements"