1988 Album Releases

1988
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Oct 1
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
Sonic Youth
Daydream Nation
92
critic score
(6)
88
user score
(658)
Mar 21
Pixies - Surfer Rosa
Pixies
Surfer Rosa
89
critic score
(4)
86
user score
(576)
Nov 1
My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything
My Bloody Valentine
Isn't Anything
94
critic score
(3)
83
user score
(421)
Aug 25
Metallica - ...And Justice for All
Metallica
...And Justice for All
76
critic score
(4)
82
user score
(380)
Aug 8
N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton
N.W.A.
Straight Outta Compton
94
critic score
(4)
82
user score
(368)
Sep 16
Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden
Talk Talk
Spirit of Eden
98
critic score
(4)
88
user score
(343)
Apr 14
Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Public Enemy
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
96
critic score
(5)
87
user score
(305)
Sep 19
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Tender Prey
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Tender Prey
86
critic score
(4)
83
user score
(176)
Apr 11
Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Iron Maiden
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
80
critic score
(3)
86
user score
(142)
Aug 8
My Bloody Valentine - You Made Me Realise
My Bloody Valentine
You Made Me Realise
90
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(120)
Apr 5
Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
Tracy Chapman
Tracy Chapman
91
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(117)
Nov 7
R.E.M. - Green
R.E.M.
Green
74
critic score
(5)
79
user score
(117)
Sep 19
Cocteau Twins - Blue Bell Knoll
Cocteau Twins
Blue Bell Knoll
81
critic score
(3)
83
user score
(110)
Jul 5
Slayer - South of Heaven
Slayer
South of Heaven
53
critic score
(3)
79
user score
(103)
Nov 16
Death - Leprosy
Death
Leprosy
60
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(101)
Jan 1
Galaxie 500 - Today
Galaxie 500
Today
88
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(94)
Nov 1
Slick Rick - The Great Adventures of Slick Rick
Slick Rick
The Great Adventures of Slick Rick
90
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(94)
Mar 15
Talking Heads - Naked
Talking Heads
Naked
70
critic score
(3)
62
user score
(91)
Nov 29
Guns N' Roses - G N' R Lies
Guns N' Roses
G N' R Lies
75
critic score
(3)
60
user score
(84)
Mar 14
Morrissey - Viva Hate
Morrissey
Viva Hate
81
critic score
(3)
77
user score
(83)
Feb 2
Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man
Leonard Cohen
I'm Your Man
89
critic score
(4)
82
user score
(80)
Jul 4
Kylie Minogue - Kylie
Kylie Minogue
Kylie
55
critic score
(2)
60
user score
(80)
Jan 1
Megadeth - So Far, So Good... So What!
Megadeth
So Far, So Good... So What!
57
critic score
(3)
67
user score
(78)
Oct 10
U2 - Rattle and Hum
U2
Rattle and Hum
76
critic score
(4)
72
user score
(77)
Oct 31
Dinosaur Jr. - Bug
Dinosaur Jr.
Bug
84
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(75)
Aug 23
Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
Jane's Addiction
Nothing's Shocking
90
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(68)
Aug 4
Eric B. & Rakim - Follow the Leader
Eric B. & Rakim
Follow the Leader
82
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(67)
May 10
Prince - Lovesexy
Prince
Lovesexy
81
critic score
(4)
79
user score
(66)
Jul 11
Joy Division - Substance
Joy Division
Substance
100
critic score
(2)
89
user score
(65)
Oct 8
Bathory - Blood Fire Death
Bathory
Blood Fire Death
80
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(58)
Apr 1
The Sugarcubes - Life's Too Good
The Sugarcubes
Life's Too Good
90
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(55)
Sep 25
They Might Be Giants - Lincoln
They Might Be Giants
Lincoln
75
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(55)
Oct 11
Pet Shop Boys - Introspective
Pet Shop Boys
Introspective
73
critic score
(3)
80
user score
(52)
Oct 24
Dead Can Dance - The Serpent's Egg
Dead Can Dance
The Serpent's Egg
90
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(52)
May 3
Sade - Stronger Than Pride
Sade
Stronger Than Pride
55
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(49)
Aug 30
EPMD - Strictly Business
EPMD
Strictly Business
100
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(49)
Jun 21
Big Daddy Kane - Long Live the Kane
Big Daddy Kane
Long Live the Kane
87
critic score
(3)
75
user score
(46)
Sep 13
Eazy-E - Eazy-Duz-It
Eazy-E
Eazy-Duz-It
80
critic score
(1)
62
user score
(45)
Sep 19
Enya - Watermark
Enya
Watermark
90
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(42)
Oct 13
Danzig - Danzig
Danzig
Danzig
78
critic score
(3)
78
user score
(42)
Oct 11
Ministry - The Land of Rape and Honey
Ministry
The Land of Rape and Honey
90
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(41)
Oct 4
Ultramagnetic MCs - Critical Beatdown
Ultramagnetic MCs
Critical Beatdown
81
critic score
(6)
81
user score
(36)
Oct 20
Mudhoney - Superfuzz Bigmuff
Mudhoney
Superfuzz Bigmuff
87
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(36)
Jan 1
Bad Religion - Suffer
Bad Religion
Suffer
80
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(35)
May 30
Bob Dylan - Down in the Groove
Bob Dylan
Down in the Groove
49
critic score
(3)
44
user score
(35)
Jan 1
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God
The Pogues
If I Should Fall From Grace With God
87
critic score
(3)
85
user score
(34)
Apr 11
Butthole Surfers - Hairway To Steven
Butthole Surfers
Hairway To Steven
90
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(34)
May 3
Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime
Queensrÿche
Operation: Mindcrime
90
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(33)
Oct
The Gerogerigegege - Showa
The Gerogerigegege
Showa
10
user score
(33)
Oct 31
Soundgarden - Ultramega OK
Soundgarden
Ultramega OK
80
critic score
(2)
73
user score
(33)
Jan 1
Beat Happening - Jamboree
Beat Happening
Jamboree
82
critic score
(3)
78
user score
(32)
Aug 24
Nuno Canavarro - Plux Quba
Nuno Canavarro
Plux Quba
60
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(32)
Sep 19
Bon Jovi - New Jersey
Bon Jovi
New Jersey
75
critic score
(2)
60
user score
(32)
Sep 5
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Peepshow
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Peepshow
95
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(31)
Nov 19
Fugazi - Fugazi
Fugazi
Fugazi
83
user score
(31)
Jan 18
AC/DC - Blow Up Your Video
AC/DC
Blow Up Your Video
60
critic score
(2)
56
user score
(30)
May 5
Testament - The New Order
Testament
The New Order
90
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(30)
Jan 1
Boogie Down Productions - By All Means Necessary
Boogie Down Productions
By All Means Necessary
100
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(29)
Feb 16
The Church - Starfish
The Church
Starfish
85
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(27)
Sep 19
Anthrax - State of Euphoria
Anthrax
State of Euphoria
50
critic score
(1)
73
user score
(27)
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