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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1988
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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%
Best Ever Albums
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
3. Abbey Road by The Beatles
4. Revolver by The Beatles
5. Kid A by Radiohead
6. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
7. In Rainbows by Radiohead
8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
9. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
10. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
11. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
12. Funeral by Arcade Fire
13. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
14. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
15. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
16. Nevermind by Nirvana
17. Doolittle by Pixies
18. London Calling by The Clash
19. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
20. The Bends by Radiohead
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