The Highest Rated Albums of 1988

1. EPMD - Strictly Business

EPMD - Strictly Business
August 30, 1988
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

3. Jackie McLean Quintet - Dynasty

Jackie McLean Quintet - Dynasty
November 5, 1988
Critic Score
96
2 reviews

4. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Peepshow

Siouxsie and the Banshees - Peepshow
September 5, 1988
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

5. Living Colour - Vivid

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

7. N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton

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

8. 808 State - Newbuild

808 State - Newbuild
January 1, 1988
Critic Score
94
2 reviews

9. My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything

My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything
November 1, 1988
Critic Score
94
3 reviews

10. Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden

Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden
September 16, 1988
Critic Score
92
5 reviews

11. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation

Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
October 1, 1988
Critic Score
92
6 reviews

13. Traveling Wilburys - Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1

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

14. Dead Moon - In the Graveyard

Dead Moon - In the Graveyard
September 1, 1988
Critic Score
90
3 reviews

16. Enya - Watermark

Enya - Watermark
September 19, 1988
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

19. A.R. Kane - 69

A.R. Kane - 69
July 1, 1988
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

20. The Sugarcubes - Life's Too Good

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

21. Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man

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

22. Pixies - Surfer Rosa

Pixies - Surfer Rosa
March 21, 1988
Critic Score
89
4 reviews

23. Galaxie 500 - Today

Galaxie 500 - Today
January 1, 1988
Critic Score
88
2 reviews

25. The Go-Betweens - 16 Lovers Lane

The Go-Betweens - 16 Lovers Lane
August 1, 1988
Critic Score
87
3 reviews
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