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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 33,000 greatest album charts.

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1988 year summaryThe best artists of 1988 were Sonic Youth, Pixies, Talk Talk, Public Enemy, Metallica, My Bloody Valentine, N.W.A, Tracy Chapman, Jane's Addiction and R.E.M..
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Daydream NationUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1988Appears in:1,190 charts
Rank in 1988:1Rank Score:37,194
Rank in 1980s7Overall Rank:54
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,392 votes)
Comments: 114 comments
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Surfer RosaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1988Appears in:985 charts
Rank in 1988:2Rank Score:26,749
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:14,839
Rank in 1980s21Overall Rank:176
Average Rating:  84/100 (678 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us BackUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1988Appears in:588 charts
Rank in 1988:4Rank Score:13,049
Rank in 1980s24Overall Rank:197
Average Rating:  79/100 (729 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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...And Justice For AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1988Appears in:433 charts
Rank in 1988:5Rank Score:9,245
Rank in 1980s38Overall Rank:287
Average Rating:  79/100 (803 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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Straight Outta ComptonUnited States N.W.A
Year of Release:1988Appears in:384 charts
Rank in 1988:6Rank Score:5,696
Rank in 1980s62Overall Rank:448
Average Rating:  79/100 (513 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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Tracy ChapmanUnited States Tracy Chapman
Year of Release:1988Appears in:371 charts
Rank in 1988:7Rank Score:5,083
Rank in 1980s69Overall Rank:489
Average Rating:  78/100 (432 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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Isn't AnythingIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1988Appears in:366 charts
Rank in 1988:8Rank Score:4,916
Rank in 1980s72Overall Rank:509
Average Rating:  80/100 (495 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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Nothing's ShockingUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1988Appears in:265 charts
Rank in 1988:9Rank Score:4,369
Rank in 1980s81Overall Rank:563
Average Rating:  77/100 (331 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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GreenUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1988Appears in:342 charts
Rank in 1988:10Rank Score:4,008
Rank in 1980s90Overall Rank:609
Average Rating:  78/100 (484 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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Best Albums of 1988 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 18 2%
The Beatles 4 0%
Frank Zappa 4 0%
Philip Glass 3 0%
Yoshio Ojima 2 0%
NoMeansNo 2 0%
Seigen Ono 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 437 44%
United Kingdom 234 23%
Mixed Nationality 43 4%
Germany 42 4%
Canada 38 4%
Australia 31 3%
France 26 3%
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