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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:1,012 charts
Rank in 1988:2Rank Score:27,061
Rank in 1980s11Overall Rank:86
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,406 votes)
Comments: 90 comments
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Spirit Of EdenUnited Kingdom Talk Talk
Year of Release:1988Appears in:640 charts
Rank in 1988:3Rank Score:14,957
Rank in 1980s21Overall Rank:178
Average Rating:  84/100 (693 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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Past Masters - Volume Two
Compilation
United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1988Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1988:59Rank Score:468
Rank in 1980s594Overall Rank:3,745
Average Rating:  84/100 (325 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Daydream NationUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1988Appears in:1,209 charts
Rank in 1988:1Rank Score:37,634
Rank in 1980s7Overall Rank:54
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,414 votes)
Comments: 114 comments
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Past Masters
Compilation
United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1988Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1988:97Rank Score:267
Rank in 1980s919Overall Rank:5,867
Average Rating:  84/100 (144 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Surfer Rosa & Come On Pilgrim
Compilation
United States Pixies
Year of Release:1988Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 1988:18Rank Score:2,275
Rank in 1980s163Overall Rank:1,043
Average Rating:  84/100 (233 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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You Made Me RealiseIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1988Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 1988:29Rank Score:1,162
Rank in 1980s297Overall Rank:1,826
Average Rating:  83/100 (191 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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The Beatles Box Set
Compilation
United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1988Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1988:77Rank Score:331
Rank in 1980s787Overall Rank:4,948
Average Rating:  83/100 (147 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Substance
Compilation
United Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1988Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 1988:17Rank Score:2,279
Rank in 1980s162Overall Rank:1,041
Average Rating:  81/100 (298 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Past Masters - Volume One
Compilation
United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1988Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1988:84Rank Score:300
Rank in 1980s852Overall Rank:5,350
Average Rating:  81/100 (219 votes)
Comments: 6 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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