Listen to WXPN’s Dan Reed host the 1988 episode of the Greatest Year In Music on Slacker.
Musically, 1988 was a powerful year. Rap legends Public Enemy released It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, Sonic Youth put out their classic Daydream Nation, we were introduced to a provocative new singer-songwriter, Tracy Chapman, and My Bloody Valentine released their debut album. Other albums that came out in 1988 that have stood the test of time included the debut from the super group, Traveling Wilburys, Rattle and Hum by U2, and Jane’s Addiction’s Nothing’s Shocking. Additional highlights from 1988 include:
Surfer Rosa and Come On Pilgrim – Pixies
…And Justice For All – Metallica
Straight Outta Compton – N.W.A.
Green – R.E.M.
If I Should Fall From Grace With God – The Pogues
I’m Your Man – Leonard Cohen
The Trinity Sessions – Cowboy Junkies
Viva Hate – Morrissey
Bug – Dinosaur, Jr
Watermark – Enya
Today – Galaxie 500
Fisherman’s Blues – The Waterboys
Life’s Too Good – The Sugarcubes
Playing With Fire – Spacemen 3
Naked – Talking Heads
Strictly Business – EPMD
Jamboree – Beat Happening
Follow The Leader – Eric B. & Rakim
The Raw And The Cooked – Fine Young Cannibals
Truth and Soul – Fishbone
The Great Adventures of Slick Rick – Slick Rick
Ancient Heart – Tanita Tikaram
Lucinda Williamds – Lucinda Williams
Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart – Camper Van Beethoven
Below, listen to the 1988 episode of The Greatest Year In Music hosted by Dan Reed.
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