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Best Albums of 1998

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1998 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 17,000 greatest album charts.

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1998 year summaryThe best artists of 1998 were Neutral Milk Hotel, Massive Attack, Air, Boards Of Canada, OutKast, Elliott Smith, Eels, Madonna, Lauryn Hill and Mercury Rev.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,156 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:54,797
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,201 votes)
Comments: 226 comments
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2.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:415 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:11,106
Rank in 1990s31Overall Rank:145
Average Rating:  81/100 (506 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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3.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:317 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:7,271
Rank in 1990s52Overall Rank:235
Average Rating:  80/100 (428 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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4.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:255 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:6,799
Rank in 1990s54Overall Rank:248
Average Rating:  81/100 (284 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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5.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:172 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:4,507
Rank in 1990s71Overall Rank:361
Average Rating:  78/100 (227 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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6.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:3,908
Rank in 1990s85Overall Rank:416
Average Rating:  81/100 (263 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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7.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:3,429
Rank in 1990s94Overall Rank:464
Average Rating:  79/100 (226 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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8.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:3,267
Rank in 1990s102Overall Rank:491
Average Rating:  68/100 (253 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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9.

The Miseducation of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:170 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:3,248
Rank in 1990s104Overall Rank:493
Average Rating:  72/100 (276 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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10.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:2,872
Rank in 1990s113Overall Rank:544
Average Rating:  81/100 (213 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1998 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 21 2%
Jade Warrior 2 0%
Crimpshrine 2 0%
Burlap To Cashmere 2 0%
Pearl Jam 2 0%
Brian May 2 0%
Massive Attack 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 453 45%
United Kingdom 211 21%
Mixed Nationality 36 4%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 32 3%
France 26 3%
Germany 24 2%
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