Best Albums of 1988

Listed below are the best albums of 1988 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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, Tracy Chapman, N.W.A, R.E.M. and Jane's Addiction.
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1988
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20,584
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1988
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15,641
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11,743
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7,510
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1988
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5,345
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1988
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3,923
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1988
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3,722
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3,714
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3,447
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2,738
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1988 composition

Country Albums %


United States 433 43%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Germany 47 5%
Mixed Nationality 45 5%
Australia 29 3%
Canada 27 3%
France 25 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 902 90%
Yes 98 10%
Live? Albums %
No 978 98%
Yes 22 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 987 99%
Yes 13 1%
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1. Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes
2. Bon Iver by Bon Iver
3. The Smile Sessions by The Beach Boys
4. Let England Shake by PJ Harvey
5. The King Of Limbs by Radiohead
6. El Camino by The Black Keys
7. Kaputt by Destroyer
8. Hurry Up, We're Dreaming by M83
9. 21 by Adele
10. Wasting Light by Foo Fighters
11. Strange Mercy by St. Vincent
12. Section.80 by Kendrick Lamar
13. James Blake by James Blake
14. Exmilitary by Death Grips
15. Suck It And See by Arctic Monkeys
16. Take Care by Drake
17. Ceremonials by Florence + The Machine
18. Torches by Foster The People
19. Angles by The Strokes
20. House Of Balloons by The Weeknd
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