1988 Album Releases

1988
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Oct 1
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
Sonic Youth
Daydream Nation
90
critic score
(5)
87
user score
(934)
Mar 21
Pixies - Surfer Rosa
Pixies
Surfer Rosa
91
critic score
(5)
85
user score
(835)
Nov 21
My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything
My Bloody Valentine
Isn't Anything
91
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(682)
Aug 8
N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton
N.W.A.
Straight Outta Compton
94
critic score
(4)
82
user score
(639)
Aug 25
Metallica - ...And Justice for All
Metallica
...And Justice for All
76
critic score
(4)
82
user score
(584)
Sep 16
Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden
Talk Talk
Spirit of Eden
100
critic score
(4)
87
user score
(571)
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)
86
user score
(504)
Aug 8
My Bloody Valentine - You Made Me Realise
My Bloody Valentine
You Made Me Realise
90
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(249)
Sep 19
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Tender Prey
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Tender Prey
85
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(235)
Apr 11
Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Iron Maiden
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
80
critic score
(3)
84
user score
(228)
Sep 19
Cocteau Twins - Blue Bell Knoll
Cocteau Twins
Blue Bell Knoll
80
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(203)
Apr 5
Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
Tracy Chapman
Tracy Chapman
91
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(192)
Mar 15
Talking Heads - Naked
Talking Heads
Naked
66
critic score
(5)
59
user score
(176)
Nov 1
Slick Rick - The Great Adventures of Slick Rick
Slick Rick
The Great Adventures of Slick Rick
90
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(173)
Nov 7
R.E.M. - Green
R.E.M.
Green
74
critic score
(3)
77
user score
(170)
Jan 1
Galaxie 500 - Today
Galaxie 500
Today
80
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(163)
Nov 16
Death - Leprosy
Death
Leprosy
70
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(148)
Jul 5
Slayer - South of Heaven
Slayer
South of Heaven
53
critic score
(3)
77
user score
(146)
Nov 29
Guns N' Roses - G N' R Lies
Guns N' Roses
G N' R Lies
75
critic score
(3)
58
user score
(134)
Jul 4
Kylie Minogue - Kylie
Kylie Minogue
Kylie
55
critic score
(2)
59
user score
(132)
Mar 14
Morrissey - Viva Hate
Morrissey
Viva Hate
85
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(130)
Oct 31
Dinosaur Jr. - Bug
Dinosaur Jr.
Bug
84
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(127)
Feb 2
Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man
Leonard Cohen
I'm Your Man
89
critic score
(4)
80
user score
(121)
Aug 4
Eric B. & Rakim - Follow the Leader
Eric B. & Rakim
Follow the Leader
82
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(111)
May 10
Prince - Lovesexy
Prince
Lovesexy
81
critic score
(4)
78
user score
(110)
Jan 1
Megadeth - So Far, So Good... So What!
Megadeth
So Far, So Good... So What!
57
critic score
(3)
68
user score
(109)
Oct 10
U2 - Rattle and Hum
U2
Rattle and Hum
76
critic score
(4)
71
user score
(104)
Apr 1
The Sugarcubes - Life's Too Good
The Sugarcubes
Life's Too Good
90
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(103)
Oct 8
Bathory - Blood Fire Death
Bathory
Blood Fire Death
80
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(99)
May 3
Sade - Stronger Than Pride
Sade
Stronger Than Pride
64
critic score
(3)
78
user score
(98)
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Aug 23
Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
Jane's Addiction
Nothing's Shocking
90
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(98)
Jul 11
Joy Division - Substance
Joy Division
Substance
100
critic score
(2)
88
user score
(95)
Sep 25
They Might Be Giants - Lincoln
They Might Be Giants
Lincoln
75
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(93)
Aug 30
EPMD - Strictly Business
EPMD
Strictly Business
100
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(91)
Oct
The Gerogerigegege - Showa
The Gerogerigegege
Showa
13
user score
(87)
Jun 21
Big Daddy Kane - Long Live the Kane
Big Daddy Kane
Long Live the Kane
87
critic score
(3)
74
user score
(86)
Oct 11
Pet Shop Boys - Introspective
Pet Shop Boys
Introspective
73
critic score
(3)
80
user score
(83)
Sep 13
Eazy-E - Eazy-Duz-It
Eazy-E
Eazy-Duz-It
80
critic score
(1)
66
user score
(80)
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
(75)
Sep 19
Enya - Watermark
Enya
Watermark
90
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(73)
Oct 24
Dead Can Dance - The Serpent's Egg
Dead Can Dance
The Serpent's Egg
90
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(72)
Oct 4
Ultramagnetic MCs - Critical Beatdown
Ultramagnetic MCs
Critical Beatdown
81
critic score
(6)
80
user score
(68)
Jan 1
Bad Religion - Suffer
Bad Religion
Suffer
80
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(64)
Oct 11
Ministry - The Land of Rape and Honey
Ministry
The Land of Rape and Honey
90
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(62)
Oct 13
Danzig - Danzig
Danzig
Danzig
78
critic score
(3)
76
user score
(62)
Jan 1
Boogie Down Productions - By All Means Necessary
Boogie Down Productions
By All Means Necessary
100
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(61)
Oct 20
Mudhoney - Superfuzz Bigmuff
Mudhoney
Superfuzz Bigmuff
87
critic score
(3)
80
user score
(61)
May 3
Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime
Queensrÿche
Operation: Mindcrime
90
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(57)
May 30
Bob Dylan - Down in the Groove
Bob Dylan
Down in the Groove
49
critic score
(3)
42
user score
(57)
Oct 31
Soundgarden - Ultramega OK
Soundgarden
Ultramega OK
73
critic score
(3)
71
user score
(57)
Aug 1
The Go-Betweens - 16 Lovers Lane
The Go-Betweens
16 Lovers Lane
100
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(54)
Sep 19
Bon Jovi - New Jersey
Bon Jovi
New Jersey
75
critic score
(2)
61
user score
(54)
Mar 21
Pixies - Where Is My Mind?
Pixies
Where Is My Mind?
94
user score
(52)
Nov 19
Fugazi - Fugazi
Fugazi
Fugazi
82
user score
(52)
Jan 1
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God
The Pogues
If I Should Fall From Grace With God
88
critic score
(4)
81
user score
(51)
Jan 18
AC/DC - Blow Up Your Video
AC/DC
Blow Up Your Video
60
critic score
(2)
57
user score
(51)
Jan 1
Beat Happening - Jamboree
Beat Happening
Jamboree
82
critic score
(3)
78
user score
(50)
Apr 11
Butthole Surfers - Hairway To Steven
Butthole Surfers
Hairway To Steven
90
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(50)
Aug 24
Nuno Canavarro - Plux Quba
Nuno Canavarro
Plux Quba
60
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(50)
Oct 24
Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal
Michael Jackson
Smooth Criminal
100
critic score
(1)
91
user score
(50)
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