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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, Jane's Addiction, N.W.A, R.E.M. and Tracy Chapman.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Daydream NationUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1988Appears in:705 charts
Rank in 1988:1Rank Score:24,497
Rank in 1980s5Overall Rank:47
Average Rating: 84/100 (794 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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2.

Surfer RosaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1988Appears in:602 charts
Rank in 1988:2Rank Score:18,828
Rank in 1980s11Overall Rank:75
Average Rating: 84/100 (734 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:316 charts
Rank in 1988:3Rank Score:8,457
Rank in 1980s23Overall Rank:194
Average Rating: 77/100 (413 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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4.

Spirit Of EdenUnited Kingdom Talk Talk
Year of Release:1988Appears in:271 charts
Rank in 1988:4Rank Score:6,939
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:240
Average Rating: 84/100 (312 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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5.

...And Justice For AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1988Appears in:200 charts
Rank in 1988:5Rank Score:5,288
Rank in 1980s40Overall Rank:298
Average Rating: 77/100 (435 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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6.

Isn't AnythingIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1988Appears in:197 charts
Rank in 1988:6Rank Score:3,413
Rank in 1980s64Overall Rank:454
Average Rating: 81/100 (262 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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7.

Nothing's ShockingUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1988Appears in:142 charts
Rank in 1988:7Rank Score:3,058
Rank in 1980s70Overall Rank:502
Average Rating: 76/100 (191 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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8.

Straight Outta ComptonUnited States N.W.A
Year of Release:1988Appears in:166 charts
Rank in 1988:8Rank Score:3,007
Rank in 1980s71Overall Rank:512
Average Rating: 77/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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9.

Tracy ChapmanUnited States Tracy Chapman
Year of Release:1988Appears in:164 charts
Rank in 1988:9Rank Score:2,690
Rank in 1980s79Overall Rank:563
Average Rating: 76/100 (214 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

GreenUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1988Appears in:163 charts
Rank in 1988:10Rank Score:2,626
Rank in 1980s82Overall Rank:575
Average Rating: 77/100 (251 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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Best Albums of 1988 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 14 2%
The Beatles 4 1%
Current 93 3 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
John Zorn 2 0%
Erasure 2 0%
Nurse With Wound 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 324 46%
United Kingdom 175 25%
Germany 29 4%
Australia 28 4%
Mixed Nationality 27 4%
Canada 26 4%
France 9 1%
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