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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 19,000 greatest album charts.

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1988 year summaryThe best artists of 1988 were Sonic Youth, Pixies, Public Enemy, Talk Talk, Metallica, My Bloody Valentine, N.W.A, R.E.M., Jane's Addiction and Tracy Chapman.
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Daydream NationUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1988Appears in:773 charts
Rank in 1988:1Rank Score:26,746
Rank in 1980s5Overall Rank:49
Average Rating:  84/100 (891 votes)
Comments: 83 comments
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Surfer RosaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1988Appears in:649 charts
Rank in 1988:2Rank Score:20,320
Rank in 1980s11Overall Rank:77
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (841 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us BackUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1988Appears in:362 charts
Rank in 1988:3Rank Score:9,468
Rank in 1980s24Overall Rank:188
Average Rating:  79/100 (462 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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Spirit Of EdenUnited Kingdom Talk Talk
Year of Release:1988Appears in:343 charts
Rank in 1988:4Rank Score:8,831
Rank in 1980s26Overall Rank:201
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (372 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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...And Justice For AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1988Appears in:233 charts
Rank in 1988:5Rank Score:5,707
Rank in 1980s40Overall Rank:301
Average Rating:  77/100 (475 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Isn't AnythingIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1988Appears in:219 charts
Rank in 1988:6Rank Score:3,715
Rank in 1980s65Overall Rank:460
Average Rating:  81/100 (299 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Straight Outta ComptonUnited States N.W.A
Year of Release:1988Appears in:196 charts
Rank in 1988:7Rank Score:3,303
Rank in 1980s71Overall Rank:509
Average Rating:  78/100 (274 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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GreenUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1988Appears in:198 charts
Rank in 1988:8Rank Score:3,098
Rank in 1980s78Overall Rank:543
Average Rating:  77/100 (290 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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Nothing's ShockingUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1988Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 1988:9Rank Score:3,069
Rank in 1980s79Overall Rank:547
Average Rating:  76/100 (212 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Tracy ChapmanUnited States Tracy Chapman
Year of Release:1988Appears in:194 charts
Rank in 1988:10Rank Score:2,730
Rank in 1980s89Overall Rank:607
Average Rating:  76/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of 1988 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 17 2%
The Beatles 4 0%
Current 93 3 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Deep Purple 2 0%
Louis Armstrong 2 0%
Nanci Griffith 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 364 45%
United Kingdom 195 24%
Germany 32 4%
Australia 31 4%
Canada 30 4%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
France 17 2%
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