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Top-rated albums of 1988

Listed below are the top-rated albums of 1988 as rated by BestEverAlbums.com members!
(To qualify for this chart, an album must have had at least 10 member ratings.)

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Surfer RosaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1988Appears in:985 charts
Rank in 1988:2Rank Score:26,737
Rank in 1980s11Overall Rank:84
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,375 votes)
Comments: 89 comments
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Spirit Of EdenUnited Kingdom Talk Talk
Year of Release:1988Appears in:629 charts
Rank in 1988:3Rank Score:14,859
Rank in 1980s21Overall Rank:175
Average Rating:  84/100 (678 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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Past Masters - Volume Two
Compilation
United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1988Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1988:58Rank Score:468
Rank in 1980s588Overall Rank:3,692
Average Rating:  84/100 (321 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Daydream NationUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1988Appears in:1,190 charts
Rank in 1988:1Rank Score:37,196
Rank in 1980s7Overall Rank:54
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,392 votes)
Comments: 114 comments
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Past Masters
Compilation
United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1988Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1988:95Rank Score:263
Rank in 1980s914Overall Rank:5,814
Average Rating:  84/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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You Made Me RealiseIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1988Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 1988:30Rank Score:1,082
Rank in 1980s314Overall Rank:1,919
Average Rating:  83/100 (188 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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Surfer Rosa & Come On Pilgrim
Compilation
United States Pixies
Year of Release:1988Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1988:17Rank Score:2,261
Rank in 1980s160Overall Rank:1,035
Average Rating:  83/100 (230 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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The Beatles Box Set
Compilation
United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1988Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1988:77Rank Score:331
Rank in 1980s777Overall Rank:4,849
Average Rating:  83/100 (144 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Substance
Compilation
United Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1988Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 1988:18Rank Score:2,248
Rank in 1980s162Overall Rank:1,038
Average Rating:  81/100 (298 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

Crossroads
Compilation
United Kingdom Eric Clapton
Year of Release:1988Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1988:216Rank Score:88
Rank in 1980s2,066Overall Rank:14,099
Average Rating:  81/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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The average rating is a Bayesian average, calculated as follows:
Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV

where:
av = mean average rating an album has currently received.
n = number of ratings an album has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an album to appear in the 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating for an album (currently 73/100).

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