Best Albums of 1988

Listed below are the best albums of 1988 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 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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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of 1988 composition

Country Albums %


United States 429 43%
United Kingdom 238 24%
Mixed Nationality 42 4%
Germany 37 4%
Canada 34 3%
Australia 27 3%
France 26 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 901 90%
Yes 101 10%
Live? Albums %
No 986 98%
Yes 16 2%
Recognised  Year Charts (2020)
1. Uncut's Top 75 albums of 2020 by Uncut (2020)
2. Albums of the Year 2020 by Rough Trade (2020)
3. Quietus Albums Of The Year 2020 by The Quietus (2020)
4. Mojo Albums of the Year 2020 by Mojo (2020)
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