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Best Albums of 1988

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1988 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 38,000 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, N.W.A, Tracy Chapman, Jane's Addiction and R.E.M..
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RankAlbumArtist
51.

VividUnited States Living Colour
Year of Release:1988Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1988:51Rank Score:563
Rank in 1980s531Overall Rank:3,373
Average Rating:  74/100 (109 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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52.

Critical BeatdownUnited States Ultramagnetic MCs
Year of Release:1988Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1988:52Rank Score:557
Rank in 1980s536Overall Rank:3,398
Average Rating:  76/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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53.

PeepshowUnited Kingdom Siouxsie And The Banshees
Year of Release:1988Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1988:53Rank Score:556
Rank in 1980s539Overall Rank:3,405
Average Rating:  76/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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54.

Descanso DominicalSpain Mecano
Year of Release:1988Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1988:54Rank Score:545
Rank in 1980s552Overall Rank:3,464
Average Rating:  69/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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55.

So Far, So Good... So What!United States Megadeth
Year of Release:1988Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1988:55Rank Score:543
Rank in 1980s556Overall Rank:3,473
Average Rating:  73/100 (120 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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56.

Workers PlaytimeUnited Kingdom Billy Bragg
Year of Release:1988Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1988:56Rank Score:536
Rank in 1980s562Overall Rank:3,523
Average Rating:  74/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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57.

CaliforniaUnited States American Music Club
Year of Release:1988Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1988:57Rank Score:508
Rank in 1980s581Overall Rank:3,657
Average Rating:  75/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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58.

Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part 2Germany Helloween
Year of Release:1988Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1988:58Rank Score:497
Rank in 1980s589Overall Rank:3,711
Average Rating:  72/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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59.

Long Cold WinterUnited States Cinderella
Year of Release:1988Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1988:59Rank Score:497
Rank in 1980s592Overall Rank:3,717
Average Rating:  71/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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60.

Love JunkCanada The Pursuit Of Happiness
Year of Release:1988Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1988:60Rank Score:475
Rank in 1980s609Overall Rank:3,843
Average Rating:  70/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 1988 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 18 2%
Frank Zappa 4 0%
The Beatles 4 0%
The Bevis Frond 3 0%
Philip Glass 3 0%
Thin White Rope 2 0%
Giant Sand 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 436 44%
United Kingdom 226 23%
Mixed Nationality 48 5%
Germany 41 4%
Canada 32 3%
Australia 30 3%
France 26 3%
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