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Pitchfork's Highest Rated Albums of 1988


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1. My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything

My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything
November 1, 1988
Shoegaze
10.0
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2. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation

Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
October 1, 1988
Alternative Rock
10.0
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3. Pixies - Surfer Rosa

Pixies - Surfer Rosa
March 21, 1988
Alternative Rock
10.0
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4. N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton

N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton
August 8, 1988
Hip Hop
9.7
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5. Galaxie 500 - Today

Galaxie 500 - Today
January 1, 1988
Slowcore
9.5
Amazon
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6. Mudhoney - Superfuzz Bigmuff

Mudhoney - Superfuzz Bigmuff
October 20, 1988
9.1
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7. Eric B. & Rakim - Follow the Leader

Eric B. & Rakim - Follow the Leader
August 4, 1988
Hip Hop
8.5
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8. R.E.M. - Green

R.E.M. - Green
November 7, 1988
Alternative Rock
8.4
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9. Cocteau Twins - Blue Bell Knoll

Cocteau Twins - Blue Bell Knoll
September 19, 1988
Dream Pop
8.3
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10. Suicide - A Way of Life

Suicide - A Way of Life
January 1, 1988
8.3
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11. Dinosaur Jr. - Bug

Dinosaur Jr. - Bug
October 31, 1988
Alternative Rock
7.3
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12. Morrissey - Viva Hate

Morrissey - Viva Hate
March 14, 1988
Alternative Rock
7.3
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13. Run-D.M.C. - Tougher Than Leather

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


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