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Paste's 30 Best Albums of 1988

Paste's 30 Best Albums of 1988

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30.

Dinosaur Jr. - Bug
October 31, 1988
Critic Score
84
3 reviews

29.

Fishbone - Truth and Soul
September 13, 1988
Critic Score
90
1 review

28.

They Might Be Giants - Lincoln
September 25, 1988
Critic Score
75
2 reviews

26.

Van Morrison & The Chieftains - Irish Heartbeat
February 1, 1988
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

22.

Living Colour - Vivid
May 3, 1988
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

21.

The Sugarcubes - Life's Too Good
April 1, 1988
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

20.

The Go-Betweens - 16 Lovers Lane
August 1, 1988
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

19.

The Smiths - Rank
September 5, 1988
Critic Score
64
4 reviews

18.

Traveling Wilburys - Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1
October 18, 1988
Critic Score
90
3 reviews

17.

The Church - Starfish
February 16, 1988
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

16.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Tender Prey
September 19, 1988
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

15.

Big Daddy Kane - Long Live the Kane
June 21, 1988
Critic Score
87
3 reviews

13.

Metallica - ...And Justice for All
August 25, 1988
Critic Score
76
4 reviews

12.

R.E.M. - Green
November 7, 1988
Critic Score
74
3 reviews

11.

Morrissey - Viva Hate
March 14, 1988
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

10.

My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything
November 21, 1988
Critic Score
91
2 reviews

9.

The Waterboys - Fisherman's Blues
October 1, 1988
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

8.

N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton
August 8, 1988
Critic Score
94
4 reviews

7.

Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man
February 2, 1988
Critic Score
89
4 reviews

6.

Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden
September 16, 1988
Critic Score
100
4 reviews

4.

Pixies - Surfer Rosa
March 21, 1988
Critic Score
91
5 reviews

1.

Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
October 1, 1988
Critic Score
90
5 reviews
Original Source: https://www.pastemagazine.com/music/best-albums/the-best-albums-of-1988/
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