List of 2008 albums

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The following is a list of albums that were released during 2008.

First quarter[edit]


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Producer Ref.
Ayumi Hamasaki Guilty Rock Avex Trax Max Matsuura [1]
Praxis Profanation (Preparation for a Coming Darkness) Experimental rock, alternative rock
The Smashing Pumpkins American Gothic Alternative rock, acoustic
Luke Doucet Blood's Too Rich Indie rock, country
Northstar Broken Parachute
Rhonda Vincent Good Thing Going Country, bluegrass
Sia Some People Have Real Problems Pop
Teenage Bottlerocket Warning Device Punk rock
Benedictum Seasons of Tragedy Heavy metal
The Dø A Mouthful Indie rock, folk rock
Ringo Starr Liverpool 8 Rock
Shed Seven The Singles Collection
Hayden In Field & Town Alternative country, indie folk, folk rock Hardwood [2]
Jon Foreman Winter Acoustic Lowercase people, Credential Charlie Peacock, Jon Foreman [3]
The Magnetic Fields Distortion Indie pop, noise pop, shoegazing Nonesuch Stephin Merritt [4]
Matthew West Something to Say Contemporary Christian music Sparrow Ed Cash [5]
Natasha Bedingfield Pocketful of Sunshine Pop, dance-pop Epic John Shanks [6]
Number One Gun The North Pole Project Christian rock, alternative rock, emo Tooth & Nail Jeff Schneeweis [7]
Black Mountain In the Future Psychedelic rock, progressive rock, space rock
Lightspeed Champion Falling Off the Lavender Bridge Indie rock, folk
The Audition Champion Pop punk
Big Noyd Illustrious East Coast hip hop, gangsta rap
Byzantine Oblivion Beckons Groove metal, thrash metal, progressive metal
Chuck Wicks Starting Now Country
Dengue Fever Venus on Earth
Disfear Live the Storm Crust punk, d-beat
Foxy Shazam Introducing Foxy Shazam Alternative rock, post-hardcore, experimental rock, soul
Hot Water Music Till the Wheels Fall Off Punk rock
Jet Lag Gemini Fire the Cannons Pop punk, rock
Matt Costa Unfamiliar Faces Folk
MGMT Oracular Spectacular Neo-psychedelia, indie electronic, psychedelic pop
The Red Death Godmakers
With Blood Comes Cleansing Horror Deathcore
ZOX Line in the Sand Alternative rock, reggae rock, ska
Ayreon 01011001 Progressive metal, progressive rock
Alestorm Captain Morgan's Revenge Power metal, folk metal
Avantasia The Scarecrow Symphonic metal, progressive metal, power metal, hard rock
Brainstorm Downburst Heavy metal, power metal
The Cardigans Best Of Pop rock
Heaven Shall Burn Iconoclast (Part 1: The Final Resistance) Melodic death metal, metalcore
Adele 19 Blue-eyed soul
Alexander O'Neal Alex Loves... R&B
Bullet for My Valentine Scream, Aim, Fire Thrash metal, melodic metalcore
Clark Turning Dragon Electronica, experimental, techno
Joe Jackson Rain Rock, pop
Sarah Brightman Symphony Classical crossover, classical, symphonic rock
Sons and Daughters This Gift Indie rock
9th Wonder The Wonder Years
Airbourne Runnin' Wild Hard rock
Beck Odelay: Deluxe Edition Alternative rock, alternative hip hop
Chris Walla Field Manual Indie rock
Course of Nature Damaged Alternative rock, post-grunge, hard rock
Hawksley Workman Between the Beautifuls Indie rock
The Helio Sequence Keep Your Eyes Ahead Indie rock
Idina Menzel I Stand Pop
The Mars Volta The Bedlam in Goliath Progressive rock, jazz fusion, funk rock, math rock
Protest the Hero Fortress Progressive metal, mathcore
Thao & the Get Down Stay Down We Brave Bee Stings and All Folk
Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend Indie pop, baroque pop, worldbeat, indie rock
Xiu Xiu Women as Lovers Art rock, experimental, post-punk
Koda Kumi Kingdom Pop, R&B, rock
Nightmare Nightmare 2003–2005 Single Collection Alternative metal, alternative rock, glam metal, nu metal


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Producer Ref.
Crematory Pray
Hot Chip Made in the Dark Indietronica, alternative dance
Iron Maiden Live After Death Heavy metal
Miss Kittin BatBox Electronica, electroclash, dance Nobody's Bizzness Pascal Gabriel [8]
Morcheeba Dive Deep Trip hop, downtempo
Bob Mould District Line Alternative rock
Christina Aguilera Back to Basics: Live and Down Under
Edison Glass Time Is Fiction Indie rock
Ferus Mustafov & Esma Redžepova Legends of Gypsy Music from Macedonia ARC Music [9]
Gwen Stacy The Life I Know Metalcore, post-hardcore
The Hooters Time Stand Still Rock
Horace Silver Live at Newport '58 Hard bop
Jack Johnson Sleep Through the Static Folk rock, soft rock
Jason Collett Here's to Being Here Indie rock, Alternative country
Lenny Kravitz It Is Time for a Love Revolution Rock
Nada Surf Lucky Alternative rock, indie rock
SHeDAISY The Best of SHeDAISY Country
Sheryl Crow Detours Rock, pop rock, folk rock, country pop
Taylor Dayne Satisfied Dance-pop, pop rock, soul
Jinn Qualia J-pop, rock Palm Beach Jinn [10]
Simple Plan Simple Plan Alternative rock, pop punk Lava, Atlantic Dave Fortman, Danja [11]
Linea 77 Horror Vacui Universal Music Italy [12]
Michael Jackson Thriller 25 R&B, pop, rock, funk, dance-pop, hip hop, dance Epic, Legacy, Sony BMG, MJJ Productions Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones,, Akon, Kanye West, Bruce Swedien, Giorgio Tuinfort, Anthony Kilhoffer, Dontae Matthews [13]
British Sea Power Do You Like Rock Music? Indie rock Rough Trade BSP, Graham Sutton [14]
The Mae Shi HLLLYH Experimental, punk Team Shi, Moshi Moshi The Mae Shi [15]
Morrissey Greatest Hits Alternative rock Polydor, Decca Jerry Finn, Tony Visconti, Stephen Street, Steve Lillywhite [16]
Averse Sefira Advent Parallax Black metal
City and Colour Bring Me Your Love Folk, acoustic, alternative country
Marco Benevento Invisible Baby
Natalie Grant Relentless Contemporary Christian music
Newworldson Salvation Station CCM
Sanctus Real We Need Each Other Christian rock, CCM, pop rock, indie rock, folk rock
Secret and Whisper Great White Whale Post-hardcore, alternative rock
Norther N Melodic death metal
Eluveitie Slania Folk metal, melodic death metal, Celtic metal
Pete and the Pirates Little Death Indie rock
To-Mera Delusions Progressive metal
The Used Shallow Believer Post-hardcore, alternative rock, emo, screamo
Ascension of the Watchers Numinosum
Cherry Poppin' Daddies Susquehanna Rock, worldbeat, ska, pop rock
Chris Cagle My Life's Been a Country Song Country
Four Letter Lie What a Terrible Thing to Say Post-hardcore
Genghis Tron Board Up the House Experimental metal, mathcore
Grand Archives The Grand Archives Indie rock
Hate Eternal Fury and Flames Death metal
Jim Jones Harlem's American Gangster East Coast hip hop
Kingdom of Sorrow Kingdom of Sorrow Sludge metal, metalcore
KMFDM Brimborium Industrial rock, electro-industrial
The Mountain Goats Heretic Pride Folk rock, indie rock
Rage Carved in Stone Power metal, heavy metal
Sculptured Embodiment: Collapsing Under the Weight of God Progressive death metal, avant-garde metal
Sean Costello We Can Get Together
Secondhand Serenade A Twist in My Story Acoustic rock, alternative rock, emo
Seven Mary Three Day & Nightdriving Rock, post-grunge
This Is Hell Misfortunes Hardcore punk
The Trews No Time for Later Hard rock, alternative rock
Anita Lipnicka & John Porter Goodbye [17]
Exciter Thrash Speed Burn
Nortt Galgenfrist
Steel Attack Carpe DiEnd Power metal
Steve Lukather Ever Changing Times Hard rock, neo-progressive rock, pop rock
Unheilig Puppenspiel Neue Deutsche Härte
Architects & Dead Swans Architects / Dead Swans Split
Dark Fortress Eidolon Black metal
Goldfrapp Seventh Tree Folktronica, ambient, downtempo, dream pop
Los Campesinos! Hold on Now, Youngster... Indie pop, noise pop
Sébastien Tellier Sexuality Synth-pop
Stone Gods Burn the Witch Heavy metal, hard rock
The Afters Never Going Back to OK Christian rock
Beach House Devotion Dream pop
Cadia Cadia CCM, Christian pop, Christian rock
Cheri Dennis In and Out of Love R&B
Children 18:3 Children 18:3 Punk rock, Christian punk
Death Angel Killing Season Thrash metal
Dolly Parton Backwoods Barbie Country
Erykah Badu New Amerykah Part One (4th World War) Neo soul, funk, R&B, hip hop, soul, jazz, electronica
Janet Jackson Discipline Pop, electronic, R&B
Isabelle Boulay Nos Lendemains Pop
Leeland Opposite Way Christian rock
Pete Rock NY's Finest Hip hop
Pillar For the Love of the Game Christian metal, alternative metal, hard rock
Plants and Animals Parc Avenue Indie rock
Punch Brothers ft. Chris Thile Punch Progressive bluegrass
September September Dance, pop
Shawty Lo Units in the City Hip hop, gangsta rap
Stellar Kart Expect the Impossible Power pop, pop punk, punk rock
Trent Willmon Broken In Country
Webbie Savage Life 2 Southern hip hop, gangsta rap
BoA The Face J-pop
Nightmare Kyokuto Symphony: The Five Stars Night @Budokan Alternative metal, gothic rock, nu metal
Agalloch The White Neofolk, dark ambient
Draconian Turning Season Within Gothic metal, doom metal, death-doom


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Producer Ref.
Nine Inch Nails Ghosts I–IV Dark ambient The Null Corporation Alan Moulder, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross [18]
Bauhaus Go Away White Gothic rock, funk rock, post-punk
The Black Crowes Warpaint Southern rock, blues rock, hard rock
Alan Jackson Good Time Country Arista Nashville Keith Stegall [19]
Ashton Shepherd Sounds So Good Country MCA Nashville
Bizzy Bone Ruthless Midwest hip hop Siccness Cricet, Batkave, Dave Moss, Steve Vicious [20]
BoDeans Still Alternative
Burden of a Day Blessed Be Our Ever After Post-hardcore, metalcore
Cadence Weapon Afterparty Babies Alternative hip hop, electronic Anti-, Big Dada, Upper Class Cadence Weapon, DJ Weezl [21]
Cascada Perfect Day Eurodance
Die Mannequin Unicorn Steak Alternative rock, punk rock, glam punk
Dr. Dog Passed Away, Vol. 1 Psychedelic rock, indie rock
Eddy Clearwater West Side Strut
Example What We Almost Made British hip hop, electronic
Fireflight Unbreakable Hard rock, Christian rock, alternative metal, post-grunge
Flogging Molly Float Celtic rock, punk rock SideOneDummy Flogging Molly [22]
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly Searching for the Hows and Whys Folk rock, folktronica, indie
Layzie Bone Thugz Nation Rap, Midwest hip hop
Lil' Flip & Young Noble All Eyez on Us Hip hop
Linkin Park iTunes Live from SoHo
Murder by Death Red of Tooth and Claw Indie rock
Nasum Doombringer Grindcore
The Oaks Songs for Waiting
Our Last Night The Ghosts Among Us
Rakim The Archive: Live, Lost & Found Hip hop
Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King Blood Brothers
Stephen Malkmus Real Emotional Trash Indie rock
Asian Kung-Fu Generation World World World Alternative rock Ki/oon Asian Kung-Fu Generation [23]
Boris Smile
Meshuggah obZen Djent, extreme metal, progressive metal, avant-garde metal Nuclear Blast
Ruslana Amazonka Pop rock, dance-pop, electropop
Angerfist Mutilate Gabber
Buckethead From the Coop Avant-garde, experimental rock
Karl Jenkins Stabat Mater Classical EMI Karl Jenkins [24]
The Kills Midnight Boom Indie rock, garage rock, lo-fi
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band 13 Blues for Thirteen Moons Post-rock, art rock
Young Knives Superabundance Indie rock, post-punk revival
Bloodbath Unblessing the Purity Death metal
Del the Funky Homosapien Eleventh Hour Hip hop, funk
Fat Joe The Elephant in the Room Hip hop Terror Squad, Virgin, Imperial Fat Joe, Scott Storch, Cool & Dre, Danja, DJ Khaled, DJ Premier, Swizz Beatz, The Alchemist, The Individualz, Streetrunner, The Hitmen (LV, Sean C, and Mario Winans) [25]
Ill Niño Enigma Alternative metal, metalcore, nu metal, Latin metal
MxPx The Ultimate Collection
The O.C. Supertones The Ultimate Collection Christian ska
The Presidents of the United States of America These Are the Good Times People Alternative rock Fugitive Recordings, Tooth & Nail
Rick Ross Trilla Hip hop Slip-n-Slide, Def Jam, Poe Boy Ted "Touche" Lucas, Rick Ross, Jay-Z, E-Class, Shakir Stewart, Bink, Blac Elvis, DJ Nasty & LVM, DJ Toomp, Drumma Boy, J.R. Rotem, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, JRock, Los Vegaz, Mannie Fresh, The Runners [26]
Saving Abel Saving Abel Hard rock, post-grunge Virgin
Snoop Dogg Ego Trippin' Hip hop Geffen Scoop DeVille, Snoop Dogg, Polow da Don, Everlast, Ron Fair, Frequency, Hit-Boy, Khao, Terrace Martin, The Neptunes, Nottz, Bobby Ozuna, DJ Quik, Rick Rock, Raphael Saadiq, Teddy Riley [27]
Tiësto Elements of Life: Remixed Trance
Why? Alopecia Alternative hip hop, indie rock, indie pop
Kiuas The New Dark Age Power metal, thrash metal, progressive metal
An Cafe Gokutama Rock Cafe Rock
House of Lords Come to My Kingdom Hard rock, glam metal, power metal
Mike Oldfield Music of the Spheres Classical Universal Classics and Jazz, Mercury Mike Oldfield, Karl Jenkins [28]
Muse HAARP Alternative rock, hard rock, progressive rock
White Lion Return of the Pride Hard rock, pop rock
Bryan Adams 11 Soft rock
Van Morrison Keep It Simple Jazz, folk, blues, Celtic, country, soul, gospel
We Are Scientists Brain Thrust Mastery Indie rock, post-punk revival
Youthmovies Good Nature Math rock, post-rock
Addison Road Addison Road Christian rock, pop
Black Tide Light from Above Heavy metal, speed metal, thrash metal, power metal
Bone Brothers Still Creepin on Ah Come Up Midwest hip hop, gangsta rap
Bury Your Dead Bury Your Dead Hardcore, metalcore Victory
Danity Kane Welcome to the Dollhouse Pop, R&B, dance pop, hip hop
Danko Jones Never Too Loud Rock
Destroyer Trouble in Dreams Indie rock, chamber pop
Flo Rida Mail on Sunday Hip hop
Gnarls Barkley The Odd Couple Psychedelic soul Atlantic, Downtown Danger Mouse [29]
The Hush Sound Goodbye Blues Indie rock, blues rock
Jucifer L'Autrichienne Noise rock, sludge metal
The Matches A Band in Hope Art rock, pop punk
The Mooney Suzuki CBGB OMFUG Masters: Live June 29, 2001: The Bowery Collection Rock, garage rock, indie rock
New Found Glory Hits Pop punk
PlayRadioPlay! Texas Electronic, pop
Rocko Self Made Hip hop
Sahg II Heavy metal, doom metal
She & Him Volume One Indie pop, alternative country
Sheek Louch Silverback Gorilla Hip hop
Unearthly Trance Electrocution
The Black Mages The Black Mages III: Darkness and Starlight Progressive metal
Utada Hikaru Heart Station J-pop, R&B, electronica
Jon Oliva's Pain Global Warning Heavy metal
Korpiklaani Korven Kuningas Folk metal
Kreator Live in East Berlin 1990 Thrash metal
Panic! at the Disco Pretty. Odd. Psychedelic pop, psychedelic rock, baroque pop, pop rock, folk rock Fueled by Ramen
Millencolin Machine 15 Pop punk, punk rock, alternative rock
Dismember Dismember Death metal
Does It Offend You, Yeah? You Have No Idea What You're Getting Yourself Into
Firewind The Premonition Power metal Century Media
Foals Antidotes Indie rock, math rock, dance-punk
Pennywise Reason to Believe Punk rock, melodic hardcore
Starofash The Thread
Supergrass Diamond Hoo Ha Alternative rock
The B-52's Funplex Pop rock
Cavalera Conspiracy Inflikted Groove metal, thrash metal, death metal Roadrunner
Counting Crows Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings Alternative rock, folk rock Geffen
Day26 Day26 R&B
eMC The Show East Coast hip hop, underground hip hop
Esham The Butcher Shop Midwest hip hop, hardcore hip hop, horrorcore, indie hip hop
Guilty Simpson Ode to the Ghetto Hip hop Stones Throw Peanut Butter Wolf, Madlib, Kon Artis, Oh No, J Dilla, Black Milk, DJ Babu, Konnie Ross [30]
Jon Foreman Spring Acoustic
The Raconteurs Consolers of the Lonely Blues rock, power pop
Roseanna Vitro and Kenny Werner The Delirium Blues Project: Serve or Suffer Vocal jazz, R&B, blues
Starfield I Will Go Contemporary Christian music
Poets of the Fall Revolution Roulette Indie rock, alternative rock
Illdisposed The Prestige Death metal
Kamelot Ghost Opera Power metal, progressive metal, symphonic metal
Midnattsol Nordlys Gothic metal, folk metal
R.E.M. Accelerate Alternative rock, punk rock
Dream Theater Greatest Hit (...And 21 Other Pretty Cool Songs) Progressive metal, progressive rock
C:Real Invain Pop, rock
Moby Last Night Electronic dance music
Nazareth The Newz Hard rock, blues rock
Strapping Young Lad 1994–2006 Chaos Years Extreme metal, industrial metal, heavy metal Century Media

Second quarter[edit]


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Producer Ref.
8Ball, E.D.I. Doin' It Big Hip hop
Anti-Flag The Bright Lights of America Punk rock
AZ Undeniable Hip hop
The Black Keys Attack & Release Garage rock, blues rock, psychedelic rock
Cataract Cataract
Delirious? Kingdom of Comfort Alternative rock, Christian rock
Donna Lewis In the Pink Pop
Faith No More The Works Alternative metal, alternative rock, experimental rock, funk metal
Fall Out Boy Live in Phoenix Pop punk, pop rock, emo pop, emo Island Fall Out Boy [31]
George Michael Twenty Five Pop
George Strait Troubadour Country MCA Nashville
Hawk Nelson Hawk Nelson Is My Friend Christian rock, pop punk, punk rock BEC
In Flames A Sense of Purpose Alternative metal, heavy metal
Jars of Clay Greatest Hits Pop rock
Joe Satriani Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock Instrumental rock
Josh Gracin We Weren't Crazy Country
Kylie Minogue X Dance-pop, electropop
Ministry Cover Up Industrial metal, thrash metal
Origin Antithesis Technical death metal Relapse
Sevendust Chapter VII: Hope & Sorrow Alternative metal Asylum
Sun Kil Moon April Folk rock
The Sword Gods of the Earth Heavy metal, doom metal, stoner metal
Tally Hall Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum Alternative rock, indie rock
Theory of a Deadman Scars & Souvenirs Post-grunge, alternative metal, hard rock Roadrunner
A Tribe Called Quest The Best of A Tribe Called Quest Hip hop
Trina Still da Baddest Hip hop, dirty rap Slip-n-Slide
Unearth Alive from the Apocalypse Metalcore
Veil of Maya The Common Man's Collapse Deathcore Sumerian Michael Keene [32]
The Wood Brothers Loaded
Arsenal Lotuk
Emil Bulls The Black Path Alternative metal
Forever Slave Tales for Bad Girls Gothic metal
Nina Kinert Pets & Friends [33]
Debauchery Continue To Kill
The Courteeners St. Jude Indie rock, post-punk revival
Distorted Voices from Within Death-doom, Oriental metal, progressive metal
The Long Blondes Couples Indie rock
Ashes Divide Keep Telling Myself It's Alright Alternative rock, alternative metal, hard rock
The Breeders Mountain Battles
Buckethead Enter the Chicken Experimental metal, experimental rock, hard rock
Cloud Cult Feel Good Ghosts (Tea-Partying Through Tornadoes) Indie pop
Cut Copy In Ghost Colours Electropop, alternative dance
James Otto Sunset Man Country Warner Bros. Nashville
Justin Rutledge Man Descending Alternative country
Living Legends The Gathering Hip hop
Marcia Ball Peace, Love & BBQ
Michael Burks Iron Man
P.O.D. When Angels & Serpents Dance Alternative metal, alternative rock INO
Ray J All I Feel R&B, hip hop Knockout
Rush Snakes & Arrows Live Progressive rock, hard rock
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin Pershing Indie pop
Tapes 'n Tapes Walk It Off Indie rock
Children of Bodom Blooddrunk Melodic death metal, thrash metal
Belphegor Bondage Goat Zombie Blackened death metal
Caparezza Le dimensioni del mio caos Alternative hip hop
The Kooks Konk Indie rock
The Presets Apocalypso Dance
dEUS Vantage Point Indie rock
Elliot Minor Elliot Minor Symphonic rock, pop rock, classical
I Am Kloot I Am Kloot Play Moolah Rouge Indie rock
M83 Saturdays = Youth Dream pop, shoegaze, synth-pop, new wave, ambient
Mirrorthrone Gangrene Extreme symphonic metal, avant-garde metal
American Princes Other People
Anew Revolution Rise
Arsis We Are the Nightmare Technical death metal, melodic death metal Nuclear Blast
The Black Angels Directions to See a Ghost Psychedelic rock
Dark Lotus The Opaque Brotherhood Horrorcore, hardcore hip hop, indie hip hop
Destroy the Runner I, Lucifer Melodic metalcore, post-hardcore, progressive metal Solid State
Everclear The Vegas Years Alternative rock, post-grunge
Ketil Bjørnstad & Terje Rypdal Life in Leipzig Chamber jazz ECM Manfred Eicher [34]
Lady Antebellum Lady Antebellum Country Capitol Nashville
Mariah Carey E=MC² Pop, hip hop, R&B Island
Phantom Planet Raise the Dead Alternative rock, garage rock
Soilent Green Inevitable Collapse in the Presence of Conviction Sludge metal, grindcore Metal Blade
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV Experimental rock, post-hardcore, alternative rock, art rock Vagrant
Die Happy VI
Brian McFadden Set in Stone Alternative rock, pop rock
Dionne Warwick The Love Collection Pop, soul
DevilDriver Head on to Heartache Groove metal
Flight of the Conchords Flight of the Conchords Comedy rock, anti-folk, alternative rock
Grave Dominion VIII Death metal
The Last Shadow Puppets The Age of the Understatement Symphonic pop, pop rock, baroque pop
Shihad Beautiful Machine Alternative rock, electronic rock, post-punk revival
Whitesnake Good to Be Bad Hard rock, blues rock
Ariane Moffatt Tous les sens
Ashlee Simpson Bittersweet World Electronic, pop, rock
Atmosphere When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold Hip hop, alternative hip hop
Bizzy Bone A Song for You Midwest hip hop
Blind Melon For My Friends Alternative rock
Cancer Bats Hail Destroyer Hardcore punk, sludge metal, metalcore
Dominici O3 A Trilogy - Part 3 Progressive metal
The Doors The Doors: Vinyl Box Set Psychedelic rock, acid rock, blues rock, hard rock
Éric Lapointe Ma peau
Foxboro Hot Tubs Stop Drop and Roll!!! Garage rock, rock and roll
Francis Cabrel Des roses et des orties
Goldfinger Hello Destiny... Ska punk, punk rock, pop punk
Phil Vassar Prayer of a Common Man Country
Prodigy H.N.I.C. Pt. 2 Hip hop
Sonic Youth SYR7: J'Accuse Ted Hughes Noise rock
The Specials The Best of The Specials Ska, new wave
Story of the Year The Black Swan Post-hardcore, alternative metal, melodic hardcore Epitaph
Tantric The End Begins Post-grunge, alternative metal
Tiffany Evans Tiffany Evans R&B, hip hop
Tokyo Police Club Elephant Shell Indie rock, post-punk revival
Kalmah For the Revolution Melodic death metal, thrash metal
Ayreon Elected Progressive metal
Circle II Circle Delusions of Grandeur Power metal, progressive metal
Def Leppard Songs from the Sparkle Lounge Hard rock, heavy metal
Dokken Lightning Strikes Again Heavy metal, hard rock
Edenbridge MyEarthDream Symphonic metal, gothic metal
Human Fortress Eternal Empire
Jennifer Paige Best Kept Secret Pop, pop rock
Power Quest Master of Illusion Power metal
Suidakra 13 Years of Celtic Wartunes
Testament The Formation of Damnation Thrash metal Nuclear Blast
Theatres des Vampires Anima Noir Gothic metal, industrial metal, dark wave
Torture Squad Hellbound Death metal, thrash metal
Venomous Concept Poisoned Apple Grindcore, hardcore punk
Walls of Jericho Redemption Acoustic, hard rock
Warrel Dane Praises to the War Machine Progressive metal, thrash metal, groove metal
Deicide Till Death Do Us Part Death metal Earache Steve Asheim [35]
The Fall Imperial Wax Solvent Alternative rock Castle Grant Showbiz, Mark E. Smith, Andi Toma, Tim Baxter [36]
My Dying Bride An Ode to Woe Doom metal, gothic metal Peaceville [37]
Portishead Third Electronica, experimental rock, psychedelic rock Island, Mercury Portishead [38]
9th Wonder & Buckshot The Formula Hip hop Duck Down 9th Wonder [39]
Augustana Can't Love, Can't Hurt Rock, roots rock, indie rock Epic Mike Flynn, Warren Huart [40]
The Cab Whisper War Pop rock, pop punk, alternative rock, power pop Decaydance, Fueled by Ramen Patrick Stump [41]
Fate Vultures Metal Blade [42]
Forever the Sickest Kids Underdog Alma Mater Pop punk, neon pop, power pop, pop rock Universal Motown Matt Squire, Geoff Rockwell, Matt Mahaffey, Jeff Turzo [43]
HIM Digital Versatile Doom Alternative rock Sire, Warner Bros. Tim Palmer [44]
Langhorne Slim Langhorne Slim Alternative country Kemado Brian Deck, Sam Kassirer, Malachi DeLorenzo [45]
Lil Mama VYP (Voice of the Young People) Hip hop, dance, R&B, electro hop Zomba, Jive Familiar Mindz, Xtramile Productions, Matt Beckley, Benny Blanco, James Chambers, Cool & Dre, Paul Diaz, Dr. Luke, Tatiana Gottwald, Malissa "Mali" Hunter, Justin C. Johnson, Marv Johnson, Scott Storch, The Runners, Tuneheadz Productions, Peter Toh, Danja, Clubba Langg, Carl Shackelton, T-Pain [46]
Lyfe Jennings Lyfe Change R&B, soul, hip hop Sony Urban Music, Columbia, Music World Entertainment Lyfe Jennings [47]
Madonna Hard Candy Dance-pop Warner Bros. Danja, Demacio "Demo" Castellon, Hannon Lane, Madonna, The Neptunes, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake [48]
Mindless Self Indulgence If Electropunk, electronic rock, industrial dance The End James Galus, Jimmy Urine, Steve, Righ? [49]
Mudcrutch Mudcrutch Southern rock, country rock Reprise Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Ryan Ulyate [50]
New Found Glory Tip of the Iceberg Hardcore punk, pop punk Bridge 9 Paul Miner [51]
Phil Stacey Phil Stacey Country Lyric Street Wayne Kirkpatrick [52]
pureNRG Here We Go Again Pop, pop rock, power pop, CCM Fervent, Curb, Warner Bros. Mark Hammond, Matthew Gerrard [53]
Puscifer "V" Is for Viagra. The Remixes Trip hop, post-industrial Puscifer Entertainment Mat Mitchell, Puscifer [54]
The Roots Rising Down Hip hop, hardcore hip hop Def Jam Tahir Jamal, Khari Mateen, Richard Nichols, James Poyser, Questlove, The Roots, L.A. Reid [55]
Run Kid Run Love at the Core Pop punk Tooth & Nail James Paul Wisner [56]
Santogold Santogold New wave, dub, reggae fusion, electronica Downtown, Atlantic Diplo, Disco D, Freq Nasty, John Hill, Jonnie "Most" Davis, Santi White, Switch, Chuck Treece, Steel Pulse Jah Known Anthony [57]
Steve Winwood Nine Lives Pop rock Columbia Steve Winwood [58]
Wednesday 13 Bloodwork Horror punk, heavy metal, gothic metal Wednesday 13 LLC Wednesday 13 [59]
Wednesday 13 Skeletons Horror punk, heavy metal, gothic metal DR2 Wednesday 13 [60]
Your Vegas A Town and Two Cities Alternative rock, rock Universal Republic David Bendeth [61]
Moonsorrow Tulimyrsky Folk metal, black metal Spinefarm Henri Sorvali, Moonsorrow [62]


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Producer Ref.
Gemma Hayes Hollow of Morning
Jesus on Extasy Beloved Enemy
Tiamat Amanethes Gothic metal Nuclear Blast Johan Edlund [63]
UB40 TwentyFourSeven
Darkthrone Frostland Tapes
Morgion The Relapse Collection
Nine Inch Nails The Slip
Textures Silhouettes
We Are The Physics We Are the Physics Are OK at Music
Clay Aiken On My Way Here Pop RCA
Dierks Bentley Greatest Hits: Every Mile a Memory 2003-2008 Country Capitol Nashville
Elvis Costello Momofuku
Firewater The Golden Hour
From First to Last From First to Last Post-hardcore Interscope
Garou Piece of My Soul
Gavin DeGraw Gavin DeGraw Pop rock J
Kayo Dot Blue Lambency Downward
Kelli O'Hara Wonder in the World
Kenny Neal Let Life Flow
Luis Miguel Cómplices
Russian Circles Station
Toby Keith 35 Biggest Hits
No Age Nouns
Dornenreich In Luft geritzt
Hypocrisy Catch 22
In Extremo Sängerkrieg
Iron Maiden Somewhere Back in Time - The Best of: 1980-1989
Lacrimas Profundere Songs for the Last View
10cc Clever Clogs
No-Man Schoolyard Ghosts
Pendulum In Silico Drum and bass, electronic rock Earstorm, Warner Bros., Atlantic Rob Swire, Gareth McGrillen [64]
Richard Marx and Matt Scannell Duo
10 Years Division Alternative metal Republic Rick Parashar, Brian Vodinh, Travis Wyrick, Brian Howes [65]
Abysmal Dawn Programmed to Consume Death metal Relapse Abysmal Dawn, John Haddad [66]
Cherish The Truth R&B Sho'nuff Records, Capitol Don Vito, Blade, Jazze Pha, Christopher "Tricky" Stewart [67]
Coldworker Rotting Paradise Death metal, grindcore Relapse Dan Swanö [68]
Death Cab for Cutie Narrow Stairs Indie rock Atlantic, Barsuk Chris Walla [69]
Emmure The Respect Issue Deathcore, metalcore Victory Chris "Zeuss" Harris [70]
Filter Anthems for the Damned Alternative rock, industrial rock Pulse Josh Abraham [71]
Foxy Brown Brooklyn's Don Diva Hip hop Black Rose Entertainment, Koch Street Radio, Matheo, Jamal Doctor, Arnold Mischkulning, John 'Jayd' Daniels, Fizzy Womack, Stereotype, Young Gavin [72]
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan Sunday at Devil Dirt Indie pop V2 Isobel Campbell [73]
Jason Mraz We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. Pop, folk, blue-eyed soul, jazz Atlantic Martin Terefe [74]
Keith Sweat Just Me R&B Keia, Atco Keith Sweat, Teddy Riley, Roy "Royalty" Hamilton, Anthony M. Jones, R. L. Huggar, The Ambassadors [75]
Local H Twelve Angry Months Alternative rock Shout! Factory [76]
Michael Schenker Group In the Midst of Beauty Hard rock, heavy metal In-akustik Michael Schenker, Romi Schickle, Siggi Schwarz [77]
Old 97's Blame It on Gravity Alternative country New West Ross Miller [78]
Robert Cray Live at the BBC Blues Vanguard Robert Cray [79]
Subtle ExitingARM Hip hop Lex Subtle [80]
Whitesnake Good to Be Bad Hard rock, blues rock SPV/Steamhammer, WEA The Brutal Brothers (David Coverdale, Doug Aldrich, Michael McIntyre [81]
King's X XV
Moonspell Night Eternal
The Ting Tings We Started Nothing
Mick Hucknall Tribute to Bobby
Opeth Watershed Progressive death metal Roadrunner
Vader XXV
3 Doors Down 3 Doors Down Alternative rock, hard rock Republic
The Black Lungs Send Flowers
Bun B II Trill
Donna Summer Crayons
The Dresden Dolls No, Virginia
Islands Arm's Way
Jesse McCartney Departure Pop Hollywood
Julianne Hough Julianne Hough
Killah Priest Behind the Stained Glass
Sam Roberts Love at the End of the World
Scarlett Johansson Anywhere I Lay My Head
Various artists DisneyMania 6
Yanni Collections
Cryptopsy The Unspoken King Deathcore Century Media
Dark Funeral Attera Orbis Terrarum Part 2
Kataklysm Prevail
Stormlord Mare Nostrum
Vanessa Amorosi Somewhere in the Real World
Ihsahn angL
Paradise Lost The Anatomy of Melancholy
Shai Hulud Misanthropy Pure
Terror The Damned, the Shamed
Yazoo In Your Room
Al Green Lay It Down
Cyndi Lauper Bring Ya to the Brink Pop rock, dance-pop, electronic, house Epic Cyndi Lauper, Peer Åström, Axwell, Basement Jaxx, Johan Bobäck, Digital Dog, Dragonette, DJ Emz, Kleerup, Richard Morel, The Scumfrog, William Wittman [82]
Fight Into the Pit
H2O Nothing to Prove
Health Health//Disco
John Hiatt Same Old Man
Rehab Sittin' at a Bar
tobyMac Alive and Transported
Twista & Speedknot Mobstaz Mobstability II: Nation Business
Underoath Survive, Kaleidoscope
Usher Here I Stand
Various artists Sex and the City: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Kalomoira Secret Combination the Album
Bluvertigo MTV Storytellers: Bluvertigo
Communic Payment of Existence
Hollenthon Opus Magnum
Jucifer Veterans of Volume
Mando Mando II
Pyramaze Immortal
Sabaton The Art of War
Týr Land


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Producer Ref.
Disturbed Indestructible Alternative metal Repreise Dan Donegan [83]
Eddie Cochran The Very Best of Eddie Cochran
Johnny Foreigner Waited Up Til It Was Light
Uriah Heep Wake the Sleeper
Aimee Mann Fucking Smilers
Alesana Where Myth Fades to Legend
Ashanti The Declaration
Chris Brown Exclusive: The Forever Edition
Electric President Sleep Well
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
Gavin Rossdale WANDERlust
Jewel Perfectly Clear
Journey Revelation
KMFDM Extra, Vol. 1
Lil Wil Dolla$, TX
Satyricon My Skin Is Cold
Weezer Weezer Alternative rock DGC
Amaseffer Slaves for Life
Stealing O'Neal Collidescope
Alanis Morissette Flavors of Entanglement
The Awkward Stage Slimming Mirrors, Flattering Lights
The Banner Frailty
The Bridges Limits of the Sky
The Fratellis Here We Stand
Jakob Dylan Seeing Things
Jon Foreman Summer
Lil Wayne Tha Carter III
Little Brother And Justus for All
Montgomery Gentry Back When I Knew It All
My Morning Jacket Evil Urges
N.E.R.D Seeing Sounds
Omar Rodríguez-López Omar Rodriguez-Lopez & Jeremy Michael Ward
Plies Definition of Real
Rev Theory Light It Up
Sloan Parallel Play
Tyga No Introduction
Walter Becker Circus Money
Elena Paparizou Vrisko To Logo Na Zo
Ira Losco Fortune Teller
Feeder Silent Cry
Melvins Nude With Boots
2 Pistols Death Before Dishonor
Blood Raw My Life: The True Testimony
Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends Alternative rock Capitol
Geto Boys Best of the Geto Boys
Judas Priest Nostradamus Heavy metal Epic
Katy Perry One of the Boys
The Notwist The Devil, You + Me
The Offspring Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace Punk rock Columbia
Prima J Prima J
Reggie and the Full Effect Last Stop: Crappy Town Alternative metal, post-hardcore, metalcore Vagrant
Rihanna Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded
Tilly and the Wall o
Various artists Camp Rock: Music from the Motion Picture
Wolf Parade At Mount Zoomer
Connie Talbot Over the Rainbow
Girl Talk Feed the Animals
Gorgoroth True Norwegian Black Metal - Live in Grieghallen
Sigur Rós Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
Amos Lee Last Days at the Lodge
Cute Is What We Aim For Rotation
Danny! And I Love H.E.R.: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Dwele Sketches of a Man
Elliott Brood Mountain Meadows
Kara Grainger Grand and Green River
Kutless To Know That You're Alive
Less Than Jake GNV FLA
Mötley Crüe Saints of Los Angeles Heavy metal Eleven Seven Music
Peggy Zina Best of +
Reckless Kelly Bulletproof
RZA as Bobby Digital Digi Snacks
Shinedown The Sound of Madness Alternative metal Atlantic
Thalía Lunada
Three 6 Mafia Last 2 Walk
Thriving Ivory Thriving Ivory
Various artists Big Blue Ball
Jade Warrior NOW
The Subways All or Nothing

Third quarter[edit]


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Producer Ref.
Alkaline Trio Agony & Irony Pop punk Epic Josh Abraham [84]
Byrd Gang M.O.B.: The Album
G-Unit T.O.S. (Terminate on Sight)
Jay Brannan Goddamned
Little Feat Join the Band
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade Is Dead! Reprise
Relient K The Bird and the Bee Sides
Tech N9ne Killer
Tickle Me Pink Madeline
Vanessa Hudgens Identified
Stone Gods Silver Spoons & Broken Bones
3OH!3 Want
Beck Modern Guilt
Hit the Lights Skip School, Start Fights
Kerli Love Is Dead
Killer Mike I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind II
Melvins Nude with Boots
Ratatat LP3
Ron Sexsmith Exit Strategy of the Soul
T.H.U.G. Angelz Welcome to Red Hook Houses
Various artists Mamma Mia! The Movie Soundtrack Pop Universal Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus [85]
Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis Two Men with the Blues
Carla Bruni Comme si de rien n'était
Patti Smith and Kevin Shields The Coral Sea
The Vines Melodia
Basshunter Now You're Gone – The Album Eurodance, hardcore techno Hard2Beat, Warner Music Sweden, Ultra [86]
Ace Young Ace Young
ABN It Is What It Is
David Banner The Greatest Story Ever Told Hip hop Universal Motown, SRC Akon, Cool & Dre, Davel "Bo" McKenzie, David Banner, Get Cool 3000, Jazze Pha, Lil Jon, Nitti, Warryn Campbell [87][88]
The Hold Steady Stay Positive Indie rock Vagrant, Rough Trade John Agnello [89][90]
John Mellencamp Life, Death, Love and Freedom Americana, folk rock, roots rock Hear Music T Bone Burnett [91]
MJG This Might Be the Day
Nas Untitled Hip hop Def Jam
O.A.R. All Sides
Randy Travis Around the Bend
The Living End White Noise
McFly Radio:Active
Cansei de Ser Sexy Donkey
Primal Scream Beautiful Future
Black Kids Partie Traumatic
Candlebox Into the Sun
Dr. Dog Fate
Francesca Battistelli My Paper Heart
Hell Rell Black Mask, Black Gloves
Jordan Pruitt Permission to Fly
Khia Nasti Muzik
Miley Cyrus Breakout
Nine Inch Nails The Slip
Reks Grey Hairs
Skillz The Million Dollar Backpack
Sugarland Love on the Inside
Alice Cooper Along Came a Spider
Finch Finch
Scars on Broadway Scars on Broadway Alternative metal Interscope
Third Day Revelation
Namie Amuro Best Fiction


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Producer Ref.
Nine Inch Nails The Slip Industrial rock The Null Corporation Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Alan Moulder
40 Cal. Mooga
The Airborne Toxic Event The Airborne Toxic Event Alternative rock, indie rock Majordomo
Anthony Green Avalon
Conor Oberst Conor Oberst
Darker My Love 2
The Faint Fasciinatiion
Hawthorne Heights Fragile Future Emo, alternative rock Victory
Heidi Newfield What Am I Waiting For Country Curb
Lauren Harris Calm Before the Storm
Lloyd Lessons in Love
Nappy Roots The Humdinger
Norma Jean The Anti Mother Metalcore Solid State
Oneida Preteen Weaponry
Outlawz We Want In
Randy Newman Harps and Angels
Trapt Only Through the Pain
Pivot O Soundtrack My Heart
Late of the Pier Fantasy Black Channel
Noah and the Whale Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down
Daddy Yankee Talento de Barrio
Daz Dillinger Only on the Left Side West Coast hip hop D.P.G. Recordz, Fontana Distribution Daz Dillinger, Soopafly, Swizz Beatz [92]
Extreme Saudades de Rock Heavy metal, hard rock, funk metal Fontana, Frontiers Nuno Bettencourt [93]
Jonas Brothers A Little Bit Longer Power pop Hollywood John Fields [94]
Yung Berg Look What You Made Me
Travis Dickerson and Alix Lambert Running After Deer
David Byrne and Brian Eno Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
Stereolab Chemical Chords
The Academy Is... Fast Times at Barrington High Pop punk Fueled by Ramen
Black Stone Cherry Folklore and Superstition
The Cheetah Girls The Cheetah Girls: One World soundtrack
David Byrne Big Love: Hymnal
GZA Pro Tools
Heavy Heavy Low Low Turtle Nipple and the Toxic Shock Ferret
Hotel Lights Firecracker People
The Human Abstract Midheaven Progressive metal Hopeless
Ice Cube Raw Footage
Jaguar Love Take Me to the Sea
Jimmy Wayne Beautiful Thing
Karina Pasian First Love
Lady Gaga The Fame
Lykke Li Youth Novels
Ra Ra Riot The Rhumb Line
Shwayze Shwayze
The Showdown Back Breaker
Staind The Illusion of Progress
Stereolab Chemical Chords
The Stills Oceans Will Rise
Bloc Party Intimacy
Oomph! Monster
Goo Goo Dolls Volume Two
Mylène Farmer Point de Suture
The Verve Forth
The 88 Not Only... But Also Indie rock Island Kenneth Edmonds [95]
B.B. King One Kind Favor Blues Geffen T Bone Burnett [96]
Blues Traveler North Hollywood Shootout Rock, psychedelic rock Verve David Bianco [97]
Delta Spirit Ode to Sunshine Indie Rock Rounder Delta Spirit [98]
DragonForce Ultra Beatdown Power metal, speed metal Roadrunner, Spinefarm Karl Groom, Herman Li, Sam Totman [99]
Esham Sacrificial Lambz Hip hop RLP/Gothom Esham A. Smith [100]
The Game LAX West coast hip hop, gangsta rap, hardcore hip hop Geffen The Game, Rodney "Kinji" Harris, Jimmy Rosemond, Angelo Sanders, Ervin Pope, 1500 or Nothin', Cool & Dre, Dahoud Darien, DJ Quik, DJ Toomp, Hi-Tek, Irv Gotti, J.R. Rotem, JellyRoll, Kanye West, Knobody, Nottz, Scott Storch, Trackmasters, Tre Beatz [101]
Infinite Death Thy Art Is Murder
Jimmy Wayne Do You Believe Me Now
Motörhead Motörizer
Remedy Drive The Daylight EP Christian rock [102]
Slipknot All Hope Is Gone Groove metal Roadrunner
Solange Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams
Thriving Ivory Thriving Ivory
Uriah Heep Wake the Sleeper
V.I.C. Beast
Ying Yang Twins The Official Work


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Producer Ref.
Brian Wilson That Lucky Old Sun
The Chemical Brothers Brotherhood
Donnie Klang Just a Rolling Stone Urban, dance-pop, dance Bad Boy, Atlantic Diddy, Channel 7, Mario Winans, Tricky Stewart, The-Dream, Soul Diggaz, Young Boyz, Danja, The Clutch, Jack Knight, Antwan "Amadeus" Thompson, The Fliptones, Jim Beanz [103]
Hollywood Undead Swan Songs
New Kids on the Block The Block Pop Interscope Hakim Abdoulsamad, Nasri Atweh, Polow da Don, Fernando Garibay, Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon, Jimmy Iovine, Adida Kavarro, Martin Kierszenbaum, Emanuel Kiriakou, Adam Messinger, Ne-Yo, Aaron "AP" Pearce, RedOne, Teddy Riley, Rick Rock, Aliaune "Akon" Thiam, Timbaland, Donnie Wahlberg [104]
Underoath Lost in the Sound of Separation Christian metal, metalcore Solid State
Young Jeezy The Recession Hip hop CTE, Def Jam Drumma Boy, Midnight Black, DJ Pain 1, DJ Toomp, Don Cannon, Fatboi, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Shawty Redd, Street Market Music, Tha Bizness, The Inkredibles, T.A., Crown Kingz Productions, DJ Squeeky, D. Rich [105]
The Hamsters Curse of the Killer Hamsters!
Julian Cope Black Sheep
Marius Neset Suite for the Seven Mountains Edition [106]
Albert Cummings Feel So Good
Chad VanGaalen Soft Airplane
Fujiya & Miyagi Lightbulbs
Gym Class Heroes The Quilt
Jessica Simpson Do You Know Country Epic, Columbia Nashville Brett James, John Shanks [107]
Joan Osborne Little Wild One
Joshua Radin Simple Times
Kardinal Offishall Not 4 Sale
LL Cool J Exit 13
Magic Slim Midnight Blues
Novillero A Little Tradition Indie rock, pop Mint Cam Loeppky, Shawn Dealey, Novillero [108]
Okkervil River The Stand Ins Indie rock Jagjaguwar Brian Beattie [109]
People in Planes Beyond The Horizon Alternative rock, progressive rock, art rock Wind-up Dan Austin, Matt Squire [110]
The Sound of Animals Fighting The Ocean and the Sun Experimental rock, progressive rock Epitaph
Ayumi Hamasaki A Complete: All Singles
Julien Clerc Où s'en vont les avions ?
Metallica Death Magnetic Heavy metal Warner Bros.
Queen + Paul Rodgers The Cosmos Rocks
All That Remains Overcome Melodic metalcore Prosthetic
Amanda Palmer Who Killed Amanda Palmer
Black President Black President
Buckcherry Black Butterfly
Colby O'Donis Colby O
Darius Rucker Learn to Live Country Capitol Nashville Frank Rogers [111]
Dead Confederate Wrecking Ball Alternative rock, psychedelic rock, alternative country, grunge The Artists Organization Mike McCarthy [112]
DJ Khaled We Global Hip hop We the Best, Terror Squad, Koch DJ Khaled, The Runners, The Inkredibles, Isaac Opus, DJ Nasty & LVM, Danja, Gold Ru$h, Lu Diaz, Cool & Dre [113]
Dressy Bessy Hollerandstomp
FemBots Calling Out
Jem Down to Earth
Kristy Lee Cook Why Wait
Ne-Yo Year of the Gentleman R&B Def Jam
Nelly Brass Knuckles Hip hop Universal Motown
The Pete Best Band Haymans Green
Portugal. The Man Censored Colors Psychedelic rock Equal Vision
Raphael Saadiq The Way I See It
Taproot Our Long Road Home Alternative metal Velvet Hammer
Europe Almost Unplugged
Frankenstein Brothers Bolt on Neck
The Haunted Versus Thrash metal Century Media
Travis Dickerson, Buckethead and Brain The Dragons of Eden
Amon Amarth Twilight of the Thunder God
Ladyhawke Ladyhawke New wave Modular Michael Di Francesco, Jim Eliot, Pascal Gabriel, Paul Harris, Kid Gloves, Greg Kurstin [114]
David Gilmour Live in Gdańsk
Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling
TV on the Radio Dear Science
All Girl Summer Fun Band Looking into It
Bellowhead Matachin
Cold War Kids Loyalty to Loyalty Indie rock, blues rock Downtown, V2 Kevin Augunas, Cold War Kids [115]
Les Cowboys Fringants L'expédition
Demi Lovato Don't Forget Pop rock, power pop Hollywood John Fields, Jonas Brothers [116]
Everlast Love, War and the Ghost of Whitey Ford
Jackson Browne Time the Conqueror
Jazmine Sullivan Fearless R&B, soul J, Arista Jazmine Sullivan, Missy Elliott, Stargate, Lamb, Salaam Remi, Carvin & Ivan, Fistcuffs, Anthony Bell, Jack Splash [117]
Jenny Lewis Acid Tongue
Joe Joe Thomas, New Man
Kings of Leon Only by the Night Alternative rock RCA Jacquire King, Angelo Petraglia [118]
Metal Church This Present Wasteland
Plain White T's Big Bad World Pop punk Hollywood Johnny K [119]
Pussycat Dolls Doll Domination
Ra Black Sun
Thievery Corporation Radio Retaliation
Christophe Maé Comme à la maison
Monrose I Am
The Rasmus Black Roses
van Canto Hero
Dublin Duck Dispensary Luanqibazao
Bring Me the Horizon Suicide Season Metalcore Epitaph Fredrik Nordström, Henrik Udd [120]
James Morrison Songs for You, Truths for Me
Travis Ode to J. Smith
Will Young Let It Go
Amon Amarth Twilight of the Thunder God
Anberlin New Surrender Alternative rock Universal Republic
Ani DiFranco Red Letter Year
Bayside Shudder/Live at the Bayside Social Club
Ben Folds Way to Normal
Big Kuntry King My Turn to Eat Southern hip hop Grand Hustle, Atlantic T.I., Jason Geter, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Kane Beatz, Keith Mack, Exchange Student, Marvelous J, Nard & B, Shawty Redd, Tony Galvin [121]
Bleeding Through Declaration Blackened death metal Trustkill
Brian & Jenn Johnson Where You Go I Go
Dear and the Headlights Drunk Like Bible Times Indie rock Equal Vision Bob Hoag [122]
Dem Franchize Boyz Our World, Our Way Southern hip hop Koch
In This Moment The Dream Alternative metal, hard rock, alternative rock Century Media Kevin Churko [123]
Innerpartysystem Innerpartysystem
Jack's Mannequin The Glass Passenger
Jennifer Hudson Jennifer Hudson
Kellie Pickler Kellie Pickler Country BNA
Lecrae Rebel Christian hip hop Reach [124]
Misery Index Traitors Deathgrind Relapse
The Nightwatchman The Fabled City
Robin Thicke Something Else
Sen Dog Diary of a Mad Dog
T.I. Paper Trail Hip hop Grand Hustle, Atlantic
Trivium Shogun Thrash metal Roadrunner

Fourth quarter[edit]


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Producer Ref.
Aqualung Words and Music Verve Forecast Matt Hales, Ben Hales [125]
Antony and the Johnsons Another World Baroque pop Secretly Canadian, Rough Trade Antony Hegarty [126]
Deerhoof Offend Maggie Indie rock, experimental rock, noise pop Kill Rock Stars Deerhoof [127]
Hey Monday Hold On Tight Pop punk, power pop, emo pop Columbia, Decaydance Bret Disend, S*A*M and Sluggo [128]
I Am Ghost Those We Leave Behind Post-hardcore Epitaph Paul Leavitt [129]
Jon McLaughlin OK Now Pop rock Island Def Jam John Fields, Christopher Stewart, Brett James, The-Dream [130]
Margot & the Nuclear So and So's Animal! [131]
Margot & the Nuclear So and So's Not Animal [132]
Michelle Williams Unexpected Dance-pop, R&B, electronica Columbia, Music World Entertainment Mathew Knowles, Michelle Williams, Raymond "Shonny B" Hilton, Andrew Frampton, Erron Williams, Jackpot, Royal XVI, Dwayne "Dtown" Nesmith, Jazz Nixon, DJ Montay, Jack Kugell, James Jones, Jason Pennock, REO|EHOOD and E2, Jim Jonsin, Rico Love, Soulshock and Karlin, Stargate, Wayne Wilkins [133]
Mobile Tales from the City Alternative rock Universal Music Jeffery Saltzman & Christian "Criq" Brais [134]
Oasis Dig Out Your Soul Alternative rock Big Brother Dave Sardy [135]
of Montreal Skeletal Lamping Funk rock. glam rock, baroque pop Polyvinyl Kevin Barnes [136]
The Pretenders Break Up the Concrete Alternative rock Shangri-La Music The Pretenders [137]
Rachael Yamagata Elephants...Teeth Sinking into Heart Alternative rock, blues rock Warner Bros. Mike Mogis, John Alagía, Rachel Yamagata [138]
Rise Against Appeal to Reason Punk rock DGC, Interscope Bill Stevenson, Jason Livermore [139]
Sarah McLachlan Closer: The Best of Sarah McLachlan Pop Nettwerk, Arista Pierre Marchand, Greg Reely [140]
Senses Fail Life Is Not a Waiting Room Post-hardcore, emo Vagrant Brian McTernan [141]
Tesla Forever More Heavy metal, hard rock Tesla Electric Company Recordings, Ryko Terry Thomas [142]
Ruslana Wild Energy Pop, R&B, EDM, pop rock, new wave Warner Music, EMI Ego Works, Trevor Fletcher, Ruslana, O. Ksenofontov [143]
Keane Perfect Symmetry Pop rock, alternative rock, synth-pop Island Jon Brion, Stuart Price, Keane [144]
Billy Currington Little Bit of Everything Country Mercury Nashville Carson Chamberlain, Billy Currington [145]
Sixpence None the Richer The Dawn of Grace Alternative rock, indie pop Nettwerk [146]
Copeland You Are My Sunshine Indie rock Tooth & Nail Aaron Sprinkle, Aaron Marsh [147]
Haste the Day Dreamer Metalcore, Christian metal Solid State Andreas Lars Magnusson [148]
Jill Barber Chances Jazz, traditional pop Outside Music Les Cooper [149]
Kenny Chesney Lucky Old Sun Country Blue Chair, BNA Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney [150]
Ray LaMontagne Gossip in the Grain Folk, folk rock, folk blues, soul RCA, BMG, Stone Dwarf, RED, 14th Floor Ethan Johns [151]
Secret Machines Secret Machines Space rock TSM Recordings Secret Machines, Brandon Mason [152]
White Denim Exposion Indie rock Transmission White Denim [153]
Caravan Palace Caravan Palace Electro swing Wagram Loïc Barrouk [154]
Darkthrone Dark Thrones and Black Flags Crust punk, heavy metal Peaceville Nocturno Culto [155]
AC/DC Black Ice
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead Festival Thyme
Anna Abreu Now
Bradley Joseph Classic Christmas
Kaiser Chiefs Off with Their Heads
Labelle Back to Now
Lil Rob Twelve Eighteen, Pt. 2
Marillion Happiness Is the Road
Mary Mary The Sound
t.A.T.u. Vesyolye Ulybki
Jonathan Coulton JoCo Looks Back
Anastacia Heavy Rotation
Darkane Demonic Art
The Dresden Soul Symphony The Dresden Soul Symphony
Lordi Deadache
Celine Dion My Love: Essential Collection
Coolio Steal Hear
Eagles of Death Metal Heart On
Eva Avila Give Me the Music
Fear Before Fear Before Post-hardcore Equal Vision
John Legend Evolver
Pink Funhouse
Ryan Adams and The Cardinals Cardinology
Snow Patrol A Hundred Million Suns
Michalis Hatzigiannis 7
Richard Marx Emotional Remains
Richard Marx Sundown


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Producer Ref.
Girls Aloud Out of Control Pop, dance-pop Fascination Brian Higgins, Xenomania [156]
Paschalis Terzis Mia Nihta Zoriki Modern laïkó, pop Minos EMI Giorgos Theofanous [157]
Andrea Bocelli Incanto Classical Decca, Universal Clive Bennett [158]
Brad Paisley Play Country Arista Nashville Frank Rogers [159]
Harry Connick, Jr. What a Night! A Christmas Album Jazz, Christmas Sony, Columbia Tracey Freeman [160]
Hinder Take It to the Limit Hard rock Universal Republic Brian Howes [161]
honeyhoney First Rodeo Americana, crossover jazz Ironworks Jude Cole, Aaron Embry, honeyhoney [162]
Little Joy Little Joy Alternative rock, indie rock Rough Trade Noah Georgeson, Thom Monahan [163]
Q-Tip The Renaissance Hip hop Universal Motown Q-Tip, J Dilla [164]
Sarah Brightman A Winter Symphony Christmas Manhattan Frank Peterson [165]
Shiny Toy Guns Season of Poison Indie rock Universal Motown Chad Petree, Jeremy Dawson [166]
Thursday and Envy Thursday / Envy Post-hardcore, post-rock, screamo Temporary Residence Tim Giles [167]
Unk 2econd Season Hip hop, Southern rap Koch, Oomp Camp DJ Montay [168]
Vanilla Ice Vanilla Ice Is Back! Hip hop, reggae, rap rock Cleopatra Adam Hamilton [169]
Enya And Winter Came...
Stereophonics Decade In The Sun:The Best Of The Stereophonics
88-Keys The Death of Adam
The Bronx The Bronx
Butch Walker Sycamore Meadows
Christina Aguilera Keeps Gettin' Better - A Decade of Hits
David Archuleta David Archuleta
Deborah Cox The Promise
Dir en grey Uroboros
Hilary Duff Best of Hilary Duff
Jedi Mind Tricks A History of Violence
Longwave Secrets Are Sinister Indie rock Original Signal Recordings
Science Faxtion Living on Another Frequency
T-Pain Thr33 Ringz Hip hop Jive
Taylor Swift Fearless Country pop Big Machine
Tracy Chapman Our Bright Future
Trick-Trick The Villain
Laura Pausini Primavera in anticipo
Marilyn Despite Straight Lines: The Very Best Of
Beyoncé I Am... Sasha Fierce
Edguy Tinnitus Sanctus
Ludacris Theater of the Mind
Alesha Dixon The Alesha Show
Cynic Traced in Air
Dido Safe Trip Home
Ace Hood Gutta
David Cook David Cook
The Killers Day & Age
Lil' Keke Loved by Few, Hated by Many
Mudvayne The New Game Alternative metal Epic
Nickelback Dark Horse Alternative rock, alternative metal Roadrunner
Ricky Martin Ricky Martin 17
Sammy Hagar Cosmic Universal Fashion
Shontelle Shontelligence
Slim Love's Crazy
Third Eye Blind Red Star
Zac Brown Band The Foundation
Joseph Williams This Fall
Alexis Blue Hypothetical Situations
Coldplay Prospekt's March
Linkin Park Road to Revolution: Live at Milton Keynes
Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy Hard rock, nu metal Geffen
E-40 The Ball Street Journal
The Fireman Electric Arguments
Good Charlotte Greatest Remixes
Kanye West 808s & Heartbreak
Kevin Rudolf In the City
Lemar The Reason
Paramore The Final Riot!
Rhydian Roberts Rhydian
Britney Spears Circus Pop Jive Benny Blanco, Bloodshy & Avant, The Clutch, Dr. Luke, Fernando Garibay, Danja, Rob Knox, Greg Kurstin, Let's Go to War, Max Martin, Harvey Mason, Jr., Nicole Morier, The Outsyders, Larry Rudolph, Guy Sigsworth, Teresa LaBarbera Whites [170]


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Producer Ref.
Mark Olson & Gary Louris Ready for the Flood Alternative country New West Chris Robinson [171]
Akon Freedom R&B, hip hop, dance-pop Konvict, UpFront, SRC, Island, Universal Motown Akon, Noel "Detail" Fisher Giorgio Tuinfort, Jaylien Wesley, RedOne, T-Pain, Timothy Walls [172]
Scarface Emeritus Hip hop Rap-A-Lot, Asylum, Warner Bros. Scarface, Nottz, N.O. Joe, Cool & Dre, Jake One, Sha Money XL, Scram Jones [173]
Sakis Rouvas Irthes
Anna Vissi Apagorevmeno
Avant Avant
Brandy Human
Common Universal Mind Control
EPMD We Mean Business
Justice A Cross the Universe
Maroon 5 Call and Response: The Remix Album
Musiq Soulchild OnMyRadio
Thrice Live at the House of Blues
Deathgaze Awake -Evoke the Urge-
Dannii Minogue The Early Years
The All-American Rejects When the World Comes Down
Anthony Hamilton The Point of It All R&B Arista
Dave Matthews Band Live at Mile High Music Festival
Drake Bell Drake Bell in Concert
Fall Out Boy Folie à Deux Pop punk Island
Jamie Foxx Intuition R&B J
Keyshia Cole A Different Me R&B Geffen
Plies Da REAList
Saliva Cinco Diablo Alternative metal Island
Snoop Dogg Snoop Dogg Presents Christmas in tha Dogg House
Soulja Boy Tell 'Em iSouljaBoyTellEm
Brutha Brutha
Savage Savage Island
Sterling Simms Yours, Mine & The Truth

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