Best Albums of 1988

Listed below are the best albums of 1988 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 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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22,472
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1988
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16,616
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1988
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12,421
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1988
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8,504
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1988
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5,668
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1988
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4,110
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1988
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4,065
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1988
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3,891
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1988
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3,155
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1988
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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 426 43%
United Kingdom 231 23%
Mixed Nationality 52 5%
Germany 37 4%
Canada 33 3%
Australia 27 3%
France 25 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 898 90%
Yes 102 10%
Live? Albums %
No 994 99%
Yes 6 1%
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