Best Albums of 1988

Listed below are the best albums of 1988 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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 232 23%
Mixed Nationality 46 5%
Germany 40 4%
Canada 32 3%
Australia 27 3%
France 26 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 900 90%
Yes 100 10%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Best Artists of the 1960s
1. The Beatles
2. The Velvet Underground
3. Jimi Hendrix
4. Bob Dylan
5. The Beach Boys
6. The Velvet Underground & Nico
7. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
8. Led Zeppelin
9. The Doors
10. The Rolling Stones
11. King Crimson
12. John Coltrane
13. Frank Zappa
14. The Kinks
15. Van Morrison
16. Love
17. Charles Mingus
18. Neil Young
19. The Zombies
20. The Who
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