"There's a starman waiting in the sky"

- David Bowie
 

Best Albums of 1988

« View best albums of 1987View best albums of 1989 »

Listed below are the greatest albums of 1988 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 14,000 greatest album charts.

Best albums by year or decade
View by decade:
View by year:
1988 year summaryThe best artists of 1988 were Sonic Youth, Pixies, Public Enemy, Talk Talk, Metallica, My Bloody Valentine, N.W.A, Jane's Addiction, R.E.M. and Tracy Chapman.
View chart at point in time
 Show this chart as it was on the following date (mm/dd/yyyy)
Share this chart
Share | |
| RSS feed: | Download CSV file: Log in / register
URL to this chart: |
Collector's summary (top 605)Log in or register to discover the great albums that are missing from your music collection!
Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Year of Release | Title
RankAlbumArtist
1.

Daydream NationUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1988Appears in:644 charts
Rank in 1988:1Rank Score:23,724
Rank in 1980s5Overall Rank:46
Download / Buy Daydream Nation on MP3:
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
2.

Surfer RosaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1988Appears in:528 charts
Rank in 1988:2Rank Score:17,073
Rank in 1980s11Overall Rank:77
Download / Buy Surfer Rosa on MP3:
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
3.

It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us BackUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1988Appears in:295 charts
Rank in 1988:3Rank Score:7,836
Rank in 1980s24Overall Rank:191
Download / Buy It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back on MP3:
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
4.

Spirit Of EdenUnited Kingdom Talk Talk
Year of Release:1988Appears in:241 charts
Rank in 1988:4Rank Score:6,366
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:233
Download / Buy Spirit Of Eden on MP3:
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
5.

...And Justice For AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1988Appears in:181 charts
Rank in 1988:5Rank Score:5,153
Rank in 1980s39Overall Rank:286
Download / Buy ...And Justice For All on MP3:
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
6.

Isn't AnythingIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1988Appears in:168 charts
Rank in 1988:6Rank Score:3,170
Rank in 1980s66Overall Rank:452
Download / Buy Isn't Anything on MP3:
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
7.

Straight Outta ComptonUnited States N.W.A
Year of Release:1988Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 1988:7Rank Score:2,986
Rank in 1980s68Overall Rank:468
Download / Buy Straight Outta Compton on MP3:
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
8.

Nothing's ShockingUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1988Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 1988:8Rank Score:2,784
Rank in 1980s71Overall Rank:503
Download / Buy Nothing's Shocking on MP3:
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
9.

Tracy ChapmanUnited States Tracy Chapman
Year of Release:1988Appears in:135 charts
Rank in 1988:9Rank Score:2,356
Rank in 1980s82Overall Rank:590
Download / Buy Tracy Chapman on MP3:
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
10.

GreenUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1988Appears in:134 charts
Rank in 1988:10Rank Score:2,234
Rank in 1980s88Overall Rank:617
Download / Buy Green on MP3:
No MP3 preview available.
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.

Best Albums of 1988 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 1%
The Beatles 4 1%
Current 93 3 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Billie Holiday 2 0%
Pixies 2 0%
Nurse With Wound 2 0%
Show all
Country Albums %


United States 273 45%
United Kingdom 163 27%
Australia 28 5%
Canada 24 4%
Germany 21 3%
Mixed Nationality 14 2%
Ireland 9 1%
Show all

« View best albums of 1987View best albums of 1989 »

BestEverAlbums.com  Site Newsletter
Sign up to receive the latest site news.
We value your privacy

BestEverAlbums.com   Music Stores
United States  Shop at your favourite store:
eBay Amazon iTunes


Amazon Top Music
Frozen
Frozen
~ Demi Lovato (Artist), Kristen Bell (Artist), Idina Menzel (Artist), Jonathan Groff (Artist), Josh Gad (Artist), et al.
146 days in the top 100
4.9 out of 5 stars(1134)

Buy new: $11.99
60 used & new from $11.04

(Visit the Best Sellers in Music list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)
Duets
Duets
~ Linda Ronstadt (Artist)
Ranking has gone up in the past 24 hours 48 days in the top 100
4.8 out of 5 stars(20)

Buy new: $9.00
35 used & new from $7.31

(Visit the Best Sellers in Music list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)
Disney's Karaoke Series
Disney's Karaoke Series: Frozen
~ Disney Karaoke Series (Artist)
Ranking has gone down in the past 24 hours 24 days in the top 100
3.8 out of 5 stars(5)

Buy new: $8.00
21 used & new from $4.99

(Visit the Best Sellers in Music list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)
G
G I R L
~ Pharrell Williams
57 days in the top 100
4.4 out of 5 stars(114)

Buy new: $11.88
74 used & new from $5.19

(Visit the Best Sellers in Music list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)
Out Among
Out Among The Stars
~ Johnny Cash
Ranking has gone up in the past 24 hours 68 days in the top 100
4.8 out of 5 stars(91)

Buy new: $9.99
47 used & new from $6.95

(Visit the Best Sellers in Music list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)
Copyright © 2005-2013 BestEverAlbums.com. All rights reserved.    Terms of Use  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Us  |   Advertising  |   RSS Feeds  |   Site Map  |   Hosting by ServInt