Mainstream radio finally started to recognize modern rock in 1988. In September of that year, Billboard gave the music its own weekly airplay chart (the first No. 1? Siouxsie & the Banshees' "Peek-A-Boo"). But modern rock -- or indie rock or alternative rock -- had been kicking around the underground for most of the decade, albeit on the left side of the dial. But 1988 is the year that indie rock began seeping into the mainstream. It would be another few years before it staged a takeover. Here are the 10 Best Albums From 1988.

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