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Best Albums of 1988

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1988 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 22,000 greatest album charts.

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1988 year summaryThe best artists of 1988 were Sonic Youth, Pixies, Talk Talk, Public Enemy, Metallica, My Bloody Valentine, N.W.A, Jane's Addiction, R.E.M. and Tracy Chapman.
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Daydream NationUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1988Appears in:878 charts
Rank in 1988:1Rank Score:29,234
Rank in 1980s6Overall Rank:54
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,041 votes)
Comments: 97 comments
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Surfer RosaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1988Appears in:738 charts
Rank in 1988:2Rank Score:22,234
Rank in 1980s11Overall Rank:80
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (990 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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Spirit Of EdenUnited Kingdom Talk Talk
Year of Release:1988Appears in:420 charts
Rank in 1988:3Rank Score:10,507
Rank in 1980s22Overall Rank:191
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (455 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us BackUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1988Appears in:409 charts
Rank in 1988:4Rank Score:10,406
Rank in 1980s24Overall Rank:194
Average Rating:  79/100 (541 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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...And Justice For AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1988Appears in:288 charts
Rank in 1988:5Rank Score:6,939
Rank in 1980s39Overall Rank:288
Average Rating:  78/100 (571 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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Straight Outta ComptonUnited States N.W.A
Year of Release:1988Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 1988:6Rank Score:4,284
Rank in 1980s63Overall Rank:449
Average Rating:  78/100 (350 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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Nothing's ShockingUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1988Appears in:187 charts
Rank in 1988:7Rank Score:3,706
Rank in 1980s71Overall Rank:514
Average Rating:  76/100 (252 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Isn't AnythingIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1988Appears in:250 charts
Rank in 1988:8Rank Score:3,629
Rank in 1980s72Overall Rank:523
Average Rating:  80/100 (352 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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Tracy ChapmanUnited States Tracy Chapman
Year of Release:1988Appears in:241 charts
Rank in 1988:9Rank Score:3,628
Rank in 1980s73Overall Rank:524
Average Rating:  76/100 (309 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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GreenUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1988Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 1988:10Rank Score:3,437
Rank in 1980s77Overall Rank:548
Average Rating:  77/100 (360 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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Best Albums of 1988 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 19 2%
The Beatles 4 0%
Frank Zappa 4 0%
Philip Glass 3 0%
Current 93 3 0%
Coleman Hawkins 2 0%
R.E.M. 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 400 44%
United Kingdom 228 25%
Germany 45 5%
Canada 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
Australia 31 3%
France 20 2%
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