Acclaimed Music - The Top Albums from 1988
The Top Albums from 1988





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Time
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1 18 Public Enemy
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
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2 70 Sonic Youth
Daydream Nation
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3 103 Pixies
Surfer Rosa
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4 106 N.W.A
Straight Outta Compton
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5 353 Jane's Addiction
Nothing's Shocking
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6 400 Talk Talk
Spirit of Eden
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7 426 Tracy Chapman
Tracy Chapman
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8 550 My Bloody Valentine
Isn't Anything
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9 624 Leonard Cohen
I'm Your Man
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10 637 R.E.M.
Green
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11 700 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Tender Prey
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12 739 The Pogues
If I Should Fall from Grace with God

13 741 The Go-Betweens
16 Lovers Lane

14 819 Lucinda Williams
Lucinda Williams
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15 885 Boogie Down Productions
By All Means Necessary
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16 895 Dinosaur Jr.
Bug
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17 946 The Waterboys
Fisherman's Blues
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18 948 Happy Mondays
Bummed

19 1002 Cowboy Junkies
The Trinity Session
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20 1022 Metallica
...And Justice for All
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21 1024 Eric B. & Rakim
Follow the Leader
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22 1032 EPMD
Strictly Business
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23 1061 Ultramagnetic MCs
Critical Beatdown
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24 1132 Mary Margaret O'Hara
Miss America
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25 1302 The Sugarcubes
Life's Too Good
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26 1333 Morrissey
Viva Hate
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27 1340 Living Colour
Vivid
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28 1433 Queensryche
Operation: Mindcrime
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29 1506 U2
Rattle and Hum
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30 1522 Van Morrison & The Chieftains
Irish Heartbeat
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31 1630 Jungle Brothers
Straight out the Jungle
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32 1760 Prince
Lovesexy

33 1771 The Traveling Wilburys
Traveling Wilburys, Volume One

34 1812 Lyle Lovett
Pontiac

35 1828 Slick Rick
The Great Adventures of Slick Rick
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36 1862 Ministry
The Land of Rape and Honey

37 1887 Michelle Shocked
Short Sharp Shocked
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38 1889 Fingers Inc.
Another Side

39 1935 Camper Van Beethoven
Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart
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40 1951 Pet Shop Boys
Introspective
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41 1955 Mudhoney
Superfuzz Bigmuff EP
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42 2057 Keith Richards
Talk Is Cheap
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43 2098 Slayer
South of Heaven
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44 2122 Pata Negra
Blues de la frontera

45 2389 John Hiatt
Slow Turning
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46 2403 Steve Earle
Copperhead Road
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47 2446 Ketama/Toumani Diabaté/Danny Thompson
Songhai
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48 2461 American Music Club
California

49 2464 Randy Newman
Land of Dreams
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50 2497 The Church
Starfish
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51 2533 Prefab Sprout
From Langley Park to Memphis
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52 2593 A.R.Kane
69

53 2612 The House of Love
The House of Love

54 2676 Enya
Watermark
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55 2678 k.d. Lang
Shadowland
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56 2860 Guy
Guy
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57 2923 Big Daddy Kane
Long Live the Kane
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Some albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Graham Parker
The Mona Lisa's Sister
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Was (Not Was)
What Up, Dog?
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They Might Be Giants
Lincoln
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Bad Religion
Suffer
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Mano Negra
Patchanka
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Green on Red
Here Come the Snakes

Crowded House
Temple of Low Men
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808 State
Newbuild
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Danzig
Danzig
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Galaxie 500
Today
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Steve Roach
Dreamtime Return
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Ella Fitzgerald
Ella in Rome: The Birthday Concert
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Biz Markie
Goin' Off
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Womack and Womack
Conscience

Napalm Death
From Enslavement to Obliteration
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Voivod
Dimension Hatröss
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Hothouse Flowers
People

Barbara Manning
Lately I Keep Scissors

The Wonder Stuff
The Eight Legged Groove Machine

The Feelies
Only Life
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Front 242
Front by Front
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Bobby Brown
Don't Be Cruel
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Erasure
The Innocents
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Iron Maiden
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
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Everything But the Girl
Idlewild
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The Fall
The Frenz Experiment
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Half Japanese
Charmed Life

Art Farmer
Blame It on My Youth
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Robert Nighthawk
Live on Maxwell Street 1964/And This Is Maxwell Street
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Frank Zappa
You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 2: The Helsinki Concert
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Dead Can Dance
The Serpent's Egg
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