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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:1,023 charts
Rank in 1988:2Rank Score:27,168
Rank in 1980s11Overall Rank:86
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,431 votes)
Comments: 92 comments
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Spirit Of EdenUnited Kingdom Talk Talk
Year of Release:1988Appears in:645 charts
Rank in 1988:3Rank Score:15,209
Rank in 1980s20Overall Rank:175
Average Rating:  84/100 (703 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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Past Masters - Volume Two
Compilation
United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1988Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1988:60Rank Score:463
Rank in 1980s600Overall Rank:3,777
Average Rating:  84/100 (328 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Daydream NationUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1988Appears in:1,226 charts
Rank in 1988:1Rank Score:37,881
Rank in 1980s7Overall Rank:54
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,430 votes)
Comments: 117 comments
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Past Masters
Compilation
United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1988Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1988:97Rank Score:269
Rank in 1980s914Overall Rank:5,837
Average Rating:  84/100 (148 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:2,274
Rank in 1980s164Overall Rank:1,050
Average Rating:  84/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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You Made Me RealiseIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1988Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 1988:31Rank Score:1,134
Rank in 1980s307Overall Rank:1,883
Average Rating:  83/100 (197 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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The Beatles Box Set
Compilation
United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1988Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1988:107Rank Score:231
Rank in 1980s1,026Overall Rank:6,608
Average Rating:  83/100 (147 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Substance
Compilation
United Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1988Appears in:149 charts
Rank in 1988:17Rank Score:2,294
Rank in 1980s162Overall Rank:1,040
Average Rating:  81/100 (304 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

Crossroads
Compilation
United Kingdom Eric Clapton
Year of Release:1988Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1988:221Rank Score:88
Rank in 1980s2,099Overall Rank:14,385
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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