1988 Album Releases

1988
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Oct 1
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
Sonic Youth
Daydream Nation
92
critic score
(6)
89
user score
(410)
Mar 21
Pixies - Surfer Rosa
Pixies
Surfer Rosa
89
critic score
(4)
88
user score
(365)
Nov 1
My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything
My Bloody Valentine
Isn't Anything
94
critic score
(3)
85
user score
(249)
Aug 25
Metallica - ...And Justice for All
Metallica
...And Justice for All
76
critic score
(4)
83
user score
(185)
Aug 8
N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton
N.W.A.
Straight Outta Compton
94
critic score
(4)
85
user score
(184)
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)
88
user score
(168)
Sep 16
Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden
Talk Talk
Spirit of Eden
92
critic score
(5)
88
user score
(166)
Sep 19
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Tender Prey
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Tender Prey
86
critic score
(4)
84
user score
(77)
Nov 7
R.E.M. - Green
R.E.M.
Green
74
critic score
(5)
78
user score
(74)
Apr 11
Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Iron Maiden
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
85
critic score
(2)
85
user score
(69)
Apr 5
Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
Tracy Chapman
Tracy Chapman
91
critic score
(3)
83
user score
(63)
Aug 8
My Bloody Valentine - You Made Me Realise
My Bloody Valentine
You Made Me Realise
90
critic score
(1)
87
user score
(62)
Jan 1
Galaxie 500 - Today
Galaxie 500
Today
88
critic score
(2)
86
user score
(58)
Sep 19
Cocteau Twins - Blue Bell Knoll
Cocteau Twins
Blue Bell Knoll
81
critic score
(3)
84
user score
(57)
Oct 31
Dinosaur Jr. - Bug
Dinosaur Jr.
Bug
84
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(56)
Oct 10
U2 - Rattle and Hum
U2
Rattle and Hum
76
critic score
(4)
73
user score
(53)
Feb 2
Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man
Leonard Cohen
I'm Your Man
89
critic score
(4)
82
user score
(50)
Mar 15
Talking Heads - Naked
Talking Heads
Naked
70
critic score
(2)
66
user score
(49)
Mar 14
Morrissey - Viva Hate
Morrissey
Viva Hate
73
critic score
(4)
81
user score
(47)
May 10
Prince - Lovesexy
Prince
Lovesexy
81
critic score
(4)
80
user score
(47)
Jul 5
Slayer - South of Heaven
Slayer
South of Heaven
53
critic score
(3)
79
user score
(45)
Jul 11
Joy Division - Substance
Joy Division
Substance
100
critic score
(2)
91
user score
(45)
Nov 29
Guns N' Roses - G N' R Lies
Guns N' Roses
G N' R Lies
75
critic score
(3)
64
user score
(44)
Aug 23
Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
Jane's Addiction
Nothing's Shocking
90
critic score
(2)
85
user score
(43)
Jul 4
Kylie Minogue - Kylie
Kylie Minogue
Kylie
55
critic score
(2)
65
user score
(38)
Nov 1
Slick Rick - The Great Adventures of Slick Rick
Slick Rick
The Great Adventures of Slick Rick
90
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(34)
Nov 16
Death - Leprosy
Death
Leprosy
60
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(32)
Jan 1
Megadeth - So Far, So Good... So What!
Megadeth
So Far, So Good... So What!
57
critic score
(3)
66
user score
(30)
Aug 4
Eric B. & Rakim - Follow the Leader
Eric B. & Rakim
Follow the Leader
82
critic score
(3)
86
user score
(30)
Oct 24
Dead Can Dance - The Serpent's Egg
Dead Can Dance
The Serpent's Egg
90
critic score
(1)
85
user score
(30)
Sep 25
They Might Be Giants - Lincoln
They Might Be Giants
Lincoln
75
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(27)
Oct 11
Pet Shop Boys - Introspective
Pet Shop Boys
Introspective
73
critic score
(3)
79
user score
(24)
Apr 1
The Sugarcubes - Life's Too Good
The Sugarcubes
Life's Too Good
90
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(22)
Jan 1
Beat Happening - Jamboree
Beat Happening
Jamboree
80
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(20)
Oct 8
Bathory - Blood Fire Death
Bathory
Blood Fire Death
80
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(20)
Oct 11
Ministry - The Land of Rape and Honey
Ministry
The Land of Rape and Honey
90
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(20)
Oct 20
Mudhoney - Superfuzz Bigmuff
Mudhoney
Superfuzz Bigmuff
87
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(20)
Feb 16
The Church - Starfish
The Church
Starfish
85
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(19)
Aug 30
EPMD - Strictly Business
EPMD
Strictly Business
100
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(19)
Sep 13
Eazy-E - Eazy-Duz-It
Eazy-E
Eazy-Duz-It
80
critic score
(1)
69
user score
(19)
Oct 31
Soundgarden - Ultramega OK
Soundgarden
Ultramega OK
80
critic score
(2)
71
user score
(19)
May 3
Sade - Stronger Than Pride
Sade
Stronger Than Pride
55
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(18)
May 30
Bob Dylan - Down in the Groove
Bob Dylan
Down in the Groove
49
critic score
(3)
42
user score
(18)
Oct 4
Ultramagnetic MCs - Critical Beatdown
Ultramagnetic MCs
Critical Beatdown
81
critic score
(6)
84
user score
(18)
Jan 1
Bad Religion - Suffer
Bad Religion
Suffer
80
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(17)
Jan 1
Cowboy Junkies - The Trinity Session
Cowboy Junkies
The Trinity Session
85
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(17)
Apr 11
Butthole Surfers - Hairway To Steven
Butthole Surfers
Hairway To Steven
90
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(17)
Jun 21
Big Daddy Kane - Long Live the Kane
Big Daddy Kane
Long Live the Kane
87
critic score
(3)
79
user score
(17)
Sep 5
The Smiths - Rank
The Smiths
Rank
64
critic score
(4)
75
user score
(17)
Oct 13
Danzig - Danzig
Danzig
Danzig
78
critic score
(3)
77
user score
(17)
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
(16)
May 17
Judas Priest - Ram It Down
Judas Priest
Ram It Down
40
critic score
(1)
56
user score
(16)
Sep 19
Bon Jovi - New Jersey
Bon Jovi
New Jersey
75
critic score
(2)
65
user score
(16)
Oct 1
The Waterboys - Fisherman's Blues
The Waterboys
Fisherman's Blues
85
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(16)
May 3
Living Colour - Vivid
Living Colour
Vivid
95
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(15)
May 5
Testament - The New Order
Testament
The New Order
90
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(15)
Sep 5
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Peepshow
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Peepshow
95
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(15)
Jan 1
Mary Margaret O'Hara - Miss America
Mary Margaret O'Hara
Miss America
88
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(14)
Jan 1
Boogie Down Productions - By All Means Necessary
Boogie Down Productions
By All Means Necessary
100
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(14)
Jan 18
AC/DC - Blow Up Your Video
AC/DC
Blow Up Your Video
60
critic score
(2)
62
user score
(14)
Mar 7
The Beatles - Past Masters
The Beatles
Past Masters
88
critic score
(4)
79
user score
(14)
Jun 1
Patti Smith - Dream of Life
Patti Smith
Dream of Life
70
critic score
(3)
73
user score
(14)
Oct 18
Duran Duran - Big Thing
Duran Duran
Big Thing
30
critic score
(1)
58
user score
(14)
May 3
Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime
Queensrÿche
Operation: Mindcrime
90
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(13)
May 16
Wire - A Bell Is a Cup Until It Is Struck
Wire
A Bell Is a Cup Until It Is Struck
85
critic score
(2)
74
user score
(13)
Aug 1
The Go-Betweens - 16 Lovers Lane
The Go-Betweens
16 Lovers Lane
87
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(13)
Sep 19
Enya - Watermark
Enya
Watermark
90
critic score
(2)
87
user score
(13)
Nov 19
Fugazi - Fugazi
Fugazi
Fugazi
78
user score
(13)
Oct 31
My Bloody Valentine - Feed Me with Your Kiss
My Bloody Valentine
Feed Me with Your Kiss
80
critic score
(1)
73
user score
(12)
Jan 1
Lucinda Williams - Lucinda Williams
Lucinda Williams
Lucinda Williams
87
critic score
(3)
83
user score
(11)
Jan 1
The House of Love - The House of Love
The House of Love
The House of Love
95
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(11)
Mar 3
a-ha - Stay on These Roads
a-ha
Stay on These Roads
40
critic score
(1)
61
user score
(11)
Apr 1
Mylene Farmer - Ainsi soit je...
Mylene Farmer
Ainsi soit je...
90
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(11)
Apr 18
Erasure - The Innocents
Erasure
The Innocents
90
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(11)
Sep 16
Napalm Death - From Enslavement to Obliteration
Napalm Death
From Enslavement to Obliteration
90
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(11)
Mar 1
Ciccone Youth - The Whitey Album
Ciccone Youth
The Whitey Album
80
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(10)
Mar 14
Prefab Sprout - From Langley Park to Memphis
Prefab Sprout
From Langley Park to Memphis
60
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(10)
Apr 5
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper
84
critic score
(3)
74
user score
(10)
Jun 13
Paula Abdul - Forever Your Girl
Paula Abdul
Forever Your Girl
80
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(10)
Jul 1
Carcass - Reek of Putrefaction
Carcass
Reek of Putrefaction
65
critic score
(2)
67
user score
(10)
Aug 24
Nuno Canavarro - Plux Quba
Nuno Canavarro
Plux Quba
60
critic score
(1)
89
user score
(10)
Nov 1
Happy Mondays - Bummed
Happy Mondays
Bummed
90
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(10)
Jan 1
Suicide - A Way of Life
Suicide
A Way of Life
74
critic score
(4)
82
user score
(9)
Feb 29
The Fall - The Frenz Experiment
The Fall
The Frenz Experiment
77
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(9)
May
Pantera - Power Metal
Pantera
Power Metal
50
critic score
(1)
59
user score
(9)
May 12
Screaming Trees - Invisible Lantern
Screaming Trees
Invisible Lantern
60
critic score
(1)
87
user score
(9)
Aug 23
Rapeman - Two Nuns and a Pack Mule
Rapeman
Two Nuns and a Pack Mule
90
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(9)
Nov 22
Candlemass - Ancient Dreams
Candlemass
Ancient Dreams
60
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(9)
Jan 1
808 State - Newbuild
808 State
Newbuild
94
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(8)
Jan 1
Throwing Muses - House Tornado
Throwing Muses
House Tornado
60
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(8)
Feb 16
Underworld - Underneath the Radar
Underworld
Underneath the Radar
50
critic score
(1)
47
user score
(8)
Mar 7
The Beatles - Past Masters, Volume Two
The Beatles
Past Masters, Volume Two
95
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(8)
Apr 1
The Fall - I Am Kurious Oranj
The Fall
I Am Kurious Oranj
63
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(8)
Jul 1
A.R. Kane - 69
A.R. Kane
69
90
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(8)
Jul 5
Crowded House - Temple of Low Men
Crowded House
Temple of Low Men
85
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(8)
Jul 12
Brian Wilson - Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson
70
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(8)
Sep 1
Dead Moon - In the Graveyard
Dead Moon
In the Graveyard
90
critic score
(3)
77
user score
(8)
Sep 13
King Diamond - Them
King Diamond
Them
80
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(8)
Sep 13
Fishbone - Truth and Soul
Fishbone
Truth and Soul
90
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(8)
Sep 19
Anthrax - State of Euphoria
Anthrax
State of Euphoria
50
critic score
(1)
71
user score
(8)
Oct 18
Traveling Wilburys - Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1
Traveling Wilburys
Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1
90
critic score
(3)
80
user score
(8)
Nov 8
Jungle Brothers - Straight out the Jungle
Jungle Brothers
Straight out the Jungle
100
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(8)
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