Best Albums of 1988

Listed below are the best albums of 1988 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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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270
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268
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268
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265
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261
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258
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252
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241
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235
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229
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 8 of 100

Best Albums of 1988 composition

Country Albums %


United States 434 43%
United Kingdom 234 23%
Germany 46 5%
Mixed Nationality 44 4%
Australia 28 3%
France 26 3%
Canada 26 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 902 90%
Yes 99 10%
Live? Albums %
No 979 98%
Yes 22 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 13 1%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Arcade Fire
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana (US)
11. Kendrick Lamar
12. The Smiths
13. Neil Young
14. Miles Davis
15. The Beach Boys
16. Kanye West
17. Pixies
18. Jimi Hendrix
19. Bruce Springsteen
20. R.E.M.
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