Best Albums of 1988

Listed below are the best albums of 1988 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 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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22,851
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1988
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17,198
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1988
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12,616
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1988
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8,565
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1988
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5,774
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1988
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4,208
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1988
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4,185
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1988
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4,020
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1988
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3,143
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1988
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2,959
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1988 composition

Country Albums %


United States 429 43%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Mixed Nationality 53 5%
Germany 40 4%
Canada 34 3%
Australia 28 3%
Japan 25 2%
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Best Artists of 1971
1. Led Zeppelin
2. The Who
3. David Bowie
4. The Rolling Stones
5. Marvin Gaye
6. Joni Mitchell
7. Pink Floyd
8. Can
9. Yes
10. The Doors
11. Carole King
12. Nick Drake
13. John Lennon
14. T. Rex
15. Jethro Tull
16. Black Sabbath
17. Sly & The Family Stone
18. Sly Stone
19. Funkadelic
20. Paul McCartney
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