2008 Music: The Best & All the Rest

The only album to get 4.5 out of 5 is:

Volbeat: Rock the Rebel/Metal the Devil

There were 9 albums which earned 4 out of 5 to round out the top 10 this year:

Ringworm: The Venomous Grand Design

Master: Slaves to Society

Left Lane Cruiser: Bring Yo’ Ass to the Table

36 Crazyfists: The Tide and Its Takers

Divine Heresy: Bleed the Fifth

Testament: The Formation of Damnation

Soulfly: Conquer

Ashes Divide: Keep Telling Myself It’s Alright

Devian: Ninewinged Serpent

The rest:

3.5 out of 5
Unearth: The March
Resurrection: Mistaken for Dead
Mt. Helium: Faces
Krisiun: Southern Storm
Ill Niño: Enigma
Heaven Shall Burn: Iconoclast
Facebreaker: Dead, Rotten and Hungry
Cavalera Conspiracy: Inflikted

3 out of 5
The Sword: Gods of the Earth
Slipknot: All Hope is Gone
Scar Symmetry: Holographic Universe
Rise Against: Appeal to Reason
Opeth: Watershed
Gojira: The Way of All Flesh
Filter: Anthems for the Damned
Enemy of the Sun: Shadows
Bullet for My Valentine: Scream Aim Fire

2.5 out of 5
Puddle of Mudd: Famous
Death Angel: Killing Season

2 out of 5
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes: Have Another Ball
Byzantine: Oblivion Beckons

By far the worst album of the year 1.5 out of 5 goes to:
Meshuggah: ObZen

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