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1. My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything

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My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything
November 1, 1988
Shoegaze
Score
10.0

2. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation

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Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
October 1, 1988
Alternative Rock
Score
10.0

3. Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

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Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
April 14, 1988
Hip Hop
Score
10.0

4. Pixies - Surfer Rosa

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Pixies - Surfer Rosa
March 21, 1988
Alternative Rock
Score
10.0

5. N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton

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N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton
August 8, 1988
Hip Hop
Score
9.7

6. Galaxie 500 - Today

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Galaxie 500 - Today
January 1, 1988
Slowcore
Score
9.5

7. Mudhoney - Superfuzz Bigmuff

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Mudhoney - Superfuzz Bigmuff
October 20, 1988
Score
9.1

8. Eric B. & Rakim - Follow the Leader

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Eric B. & Rakim - Follow the Leader
August 4, 1988
Hip Hop
Score
8.5

9. R.E.M. - Green

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R.E.M. - Green
November 7, 1988
Alternative Rock
Score
8.4

10. Cocteau Twins - Blue Bell Knoll

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Cocteau Twins - Blue Bell Knoll
September 19, 1988
Dream Pop
Score
8.3

11. Suicide - A Way of Life

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Suicide - A Way of Life
January 1, 1988
Score
8.3

12. The Fall - I Am Kurious Oranj

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The Fall - I Am Kurious Oranj
April 1, 1988
Score
7.6

13. The Fall - The Frenz Experiment

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The Fall - The Frenz Experiment
February 29, 1988
Score
7.4

14. Dinosaur Jr. - Bug

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Dinosaur Jr. - Bug
October 31, 1988
Alternative Rock
Score
7.3

15. Morrissey - Viva Hate

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Morrissey - Viva Hate
March 14, 1988
Alternative Rock
Score
7.3

16. Run-D.M.C. - Tougher Than Leather

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Run-D.M.C. - Tougher Than Leather
September 16, 1988
Score
6.4
NOTE: This is not a year end list. This list is ordered by the ratings Pitchfork awarded albums throughout 1988.


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