Best Albums of 1988

Listed below are the best albums of 1988 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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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1988
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 92 of 100

Best Albums of 1988 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 20 2%
The Beatles 4 0%
Frank Zappa 4 0%
The Bevis Frond 3 0%
Philip Glass 3 0%
Lee Greenwood 2 0%
R.E.M. 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 426 43%
United Kingdom 234 23%
Mixed Nationality 46 5%
Germany 44 4%
Canada 30 3%
Australia 28 3%
France 25 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 899 90%
Yes 101 10%
Live? Albums %
No 978 98%
Yes 22 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 994 99%
Yes 6 1%
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10. Deadwing by Porcupine Tree
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14. Frances The Mute by The Mars Volta
15. LCD Soundsystem by LCD Soundsystem
16. Mezmerize by System Of A Down
17. Aerial by Kate Bush
18. The Woods by Sleater-Kinney
19. Picaresque by The Decemberists
20. Get Behind Me Satan by The White Stripes
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