Best Rock Albums Of 2008

Best Rock Albums Of 2008

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Our Best Rock Albums Of 2008 presents the best 2008 albums released in 2008 that span all rock genres from metal to pop rock. 2008 will be remembered for the return of Axl Rose’s version of Guns N’ Roses and the release of the long-awaited album Chinese Democracy. However, the album sold nowhere close to what was expected. Nonetheless, it was still a great rock and roll record that was too harshly criticized. 2008 saw probalt the least amount of rock albums in years from musical artists of the 60s and 70s. There were also not many new bands formed. Still, rock fans were treated to a new roaring album by Sammy Hagar who never disappoints and a new album from Queen of original material with Paul Rodgers as the band’s new lead vocalist, or maybe we should say, partner.

2000 would be a year in which rock music took a back seat to pop and dance music superstars like Lady Gaga and Katy Perry who had huge hit albums and led a resurgence of dance and pop music that would dominate the radio, tv, and pop culture.

# 50 – Vampire WeekendVampire Weekend

# 49 – Directions to See a Ghost – The Black Angels

# 48 – Songs from the Sparkle Lounge – Def Leppard

# 47 – Along Came a Spider – Alice Cooper

# 46 – Folklore and Superstition – Black Stone Cherry

# 45 – North Hollywood Shootout – Blues Traveler

# 44 – Revelation – Journey

# 43 – Black Butterfly – Buckcherry

# 42 – Break Up the Concrete – The Pretenders

# 41 – Nostradamus – Judas Priest

# 40 –  We Started Nothing – The Ting Tings

# 39 – Day & Age – The Killers

# 38 – Evil Urges – My Morning Jacket

# 37 – Dig Lazarus Dig!!! – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

# 36 – Cardinology – Ryan Adams and the Cardinals

# 35 -Narrow Stairs – Death Cab for Cutie

# 34 –  Dig Out Your Soul – Oasis

# 33 – Red Letter Year – Ani Difranco

# 32 – Who Killed Amanda Palmer – Amanda Palmer

# 31 – Weezer (Red Album) – Weezer

# 30 – Flavors of Entanglement – Alanis Morissette

# 29 – Accelerate – R.E.M.

# 28 – It Is Time for a Love Revolution – Lenny Kravitz

# 27 – In the Midst of Beauty – Michael Schenker Group

# 26 – Wake the Sleeper – Uriah Heep

# 25 – Motörizer – Motorhead

# 24 – That Lucky Old Sun – Brian Wilson

# 23 – Consolers of the Lonely – The Raconteurs

# 22 – Anberlin – New Surrender

# 21 – Little Wild One – Joan Osborne

# 20 – Whisper War – The Cab

# 19 – Life, Death, Love and Freedom – John Mellencamp

# 18 – Modern Guilt – Beck

# 17 – MudcrutchMudcrutch

# 16 -Rain – Joe Jackson

# 15 – The Bedlam in Goliath – The Mars Volta

# 14 -The ’59 Sound – The Gaslight Anthem

# 13 – Third – Portishead

# 12 – Folie à deux – Fall Out Boy

# 11 – Chinese Democracy – Guns N’ Roses

# 10 – Viva La Vida or, Death and All His Friends – Coldplay

# 9 – Death Magnetic – Metallica

# 8 – Black Ice – AC/DC

# 7 – Warpaint – The Black Crowes

# 6 – Keep It Simple – Van Morrison

# 5 – Nine Lives – Steve Winwood

# 4 – The Cosmos Rocks – Queen + Paul Rodgers

# 3 – Time the Conqueror – Jackson Browne

# 2 – Cosmic Universal Fashion – Sammy Hagar

# 1 – Detours – Sheryl Crow

 

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