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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21,938
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1988
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16,573
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12,346
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8,143
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5,414
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4,186
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1988
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4,040
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3,981
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3,443
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2,906
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1988 composition

Country Albums %


United States 425 43%
United Kingdom 233 23%
Mixed Nationality 47 5%
Germany 44 4%
Canada 30 3%
Australia 28 3%
France 25 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 897 90%
Yes 102 10%
Live? Albums %
No 977 98%
Yes 22 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 4 0%
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