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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:968 charts
Rank in 1988:2Rank Score:26,248
Rank in 1980s11Overall Rank:84
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,336 votes)
Comments: 89 comments
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Spirit Of EdenUnited Kingdom Talk Talk
Year of Release:1988Appears in:617 charts
Rank in 1988:3Rank Score:14,799
Rank in 1980s20Overall Rank:171
Average Rating:  84/100 (664 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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Daydream NationUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1988Appears in:1,173 charts
Rank in 1988:1Rank Score:36,986
Rank in 1980s7Overall Rank:54
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,367 votes)
Comments: 114 comments
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Past Masters - Volume Two
Compilation
United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1988Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1988:60Rank Score:451
Rank in 1980s600Overall Rank:3,736
Average Rating:  84/100 (311 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Past Masters
Compilation
United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1988Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1988:93Rank Score:261
Rank in 1980s909Overall Rank:5,764
Average Rating:  84/100 (137 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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You Made Me RealiseIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1988Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 1988:29Rank Score:1,099
Rank in 1980s306Overall Rank:1,874
Average Rating:  83/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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Surfer Rosa & Come On Pilgrim
Compilation
United States Pixies
Year of Release:1988Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1988:17Rank Score:2,257
Rank in 1980s159Overall Rank:1,023
Average Rating:  83/100 (225 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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The Beatles Box Set
Compilation
United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1988Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1988:79Rank Score:328
Rank in 1980s776Overall Rank:4,832
Average Rating:  83/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Crossroads
Compilation
United Kingdom Eric Clapton
Year of Release:1988Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1988:218Rank Score:88
Rank in 1980s2,042Overall Rank:13,990
Average Rating:  82/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Substance
Compilation
United Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1988Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 1988:18Rank Score:2,235
Rank in 1980s162Overall Rank:1,036
Average Rating:  81/100 (295 votes)
Comments: 15 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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