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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1988
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264
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259
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250
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249
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248
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246
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245
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1988
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244
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 8 of 100

Best Albums of 1988 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 19 2%
Frank Zappa 4 0%
The Beatles 4 0%
The Bevis Frond 3 0%
Philip Glass 3 0%
Marillion 2 0%
Pixies 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 425 43%
United Kingdom 234 23%
Germany 46 5%
Mixed Nationality 45 5%
Canada 29 3%
Australia 28 3%
France 26 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 899 90%
Yes 101 10%
Live? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 20 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 993 99%
Yes 7 1%
Best Ever Albums
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
3. Abbey Road by The Beatles
4. Revolver by The Beatles
5. Kid A by Radiohead
6. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
7. In Rainbows by Radiohead
8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
9. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
10. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
11. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
12. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
13. Funeral by Arcade Fire
14. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
15. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
16. Nevermind by Nirvana
17. Doolittle by Pixies
18. London Calling by The Clash
19. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
20. The Bends by Radiohead
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