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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 23,000 greatest album charts.

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1988 year summaryThe best artists of 1988 were Sonic Youth, Pixies, Talk Talk, Public Enemy, Metallica, N.W.A, My Bloody Valentine, Jane's Addiction, Tracy Chapman and R.E.M..
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Daydream NationUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1988Appears in:898 charts
Rank in 1988:1Rank Score:29,709
Rank in 1980s7Overall Rank:55
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,079 votes)
Comments: 98 comments
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Surfer RosaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1988Appears in:759 charts
Rank in 1988:2Rank Score:22,702
Rank in 1980s11Overall Rank:82
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,024 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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Spirit Of EdenUnited Kingdom Talk Talk
Year of Release:1988Appears in:432 charts
Rank in 1988:3Rank Score:10,703
Rank in 1980s22Overall Rank:195
Average Rating:  84/100 (476 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us BackUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1988Appears in:422 charts
Rank in 1988:4Rank Score:10,499
Rank in 1980s24Overall Rank:199
Average Rating:  79/100 (564 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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...And Justice For AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1988Appears in:306 charts
Rank in 1988:5Rank Score:7,218
Rank in 1980s39Overall Rank:284
Average Rating:  78/100 (585 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Straight Outta ComptonUnited States N.W.A
Year of Release:1988Appears in:260 charts
Rank in 1988:6Rank Score:4,584
Rank in 1980s60Overall Rank:434
Average Rating:  78/100 (364 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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Nothing's ShockingUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1988Appears in:194 charts
Rank in 1988:7Rank Score:3,820
Rank in 1980s71Overall Rank:508
Average Rating:  76/100 (263 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Tracy ChapmanUnited States Tracy Chapman
Year of Release:1988Appears in:248 charts
Rank in 1988:8Rank Score:3,744
Rank in 1980s72Overall Rank:519
Average Rating:  76/100 (322 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Isn't AnythingIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1988Appears in:259 charts
Rank in 1988:9Rank Score:3,611
Rank in 1980s75Overall Rank:534
Average Rating:  80/100 (367 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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GreenUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1988Appears in:250 charts
Rank in 1988:10Rank Score:3,425
Rank in 1980s79Overall Rank:562
Average Rating:  77/100 (372 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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Best Albums of 1988 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 23 2%
The Beatles 4 0%
Frank Zappa 4 0%
Philip Glass 3 0%
Current 93 3 0%
Nanci Griffith 2 0%
Deep Purple 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 402 43%
United Kingdom 226 24%
Germany 48 5%
Mixed Nationality 39 4%
Canada 38 4%
Australia 29 3%
France 21 2%
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