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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 16,000 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, Jane's Addiction, R.E.M. and Tracy Chapman.
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1.

Daydream NationUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1988Appears in:700 charts
Rank in 1988:1Rank Score:24,370
Rank in 1980s5Overall Rank:47
Average Rating: 84/100 (786 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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2.

Surfer RosaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1988Appears in:594 charts
Rank in 1988:2Rank Score:18,801
Rank in 1980s11Overall Rank:75
Average Rating: 84/100 (727 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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3.

It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us BackUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1988Appears in:315 charts
Rank in 1988:3Rank Score:8,417
Rank in 1980s22Overall Rank:191
Average Rating: 77/100 (409 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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4.

Spirit Of EdenUnited Kingdom Talk Talk
Year of Release:1988Appears in:264 charts
Rank in 1988:4Rank Score:6,727
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:246
Average Rating: 84/100 (305 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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5.

...And Justice For AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1988Appears in:197 charts
Rank in 1988:5Rank Score:5,258
Rank in 1980s40Overall Rank:301
Average Rating: 77/100 (429 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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6.

Isn't AnythingIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1988Appears in:194 charts
Rank in 1988:6Rank Score:3,227
Rank in 1980s66Overall Rank:470
Average Rating: 81/100 (259 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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7.

Straight Outta ComptonUnited States N.W.A
Year of Release:1988Appears in:165 charts
Rank in 1988:7Rank Score:2,980
Rank in 1980s70Overall Rank:508
Average Rating: 77/100 (236 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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8.

Nothing's ShockingUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1988Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 1988:8Rank Score:2,966
Rank in 1980s71Overall Rank:509
Average Rating: 77/100 (189 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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9.

Tracy ChapmanUnited States Tracy Chapman
Year of Release:1988Appears in:162 charts
Rank in 1988:9Rank Score:2,683
Rank in 1980s77Overall Rank:561
Average Rating: 76/100 (210 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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10.

GreenUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1988Appears in:163 charts
Rank in 1988:10Rank Score:2,620
Rank in 1980s83Overall Rank:576
Average Rating: 77/100 (250 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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Best Albums of 1988 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
The Beatles 4 1%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Current 93 3 0%
Nanci Griffith 2 0%
My Bloody Valentine 2 0%
Nurse With Wound 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 321 46%
United Kingdom 176 25%
Germany 29 4%
Australia 28 4%
Canada 26 4%
Mixed Nationality 22 3%
France 10 1%
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