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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 26,000 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, Lauryn Hill, Eels, Madonna and Mercury Rev.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,627 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:75,389
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,790 votes)
Comments: 304 comments
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2.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:575 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:14,261
Rank in 1990s33Overall Rank:149
Average Rating:  82/100 (729 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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3.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:481 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:10,221
Rank in 1990s50Overall Rank:224
Average Rating:  81/100 (603 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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4.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:360 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:8,488
Rank in 1990s54Overall Rank:263
Average Rating:  81/100 (429 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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5.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:291 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:6,735
Rank in 1990s62Overall Rank:329
Average Rating:  81/100 (377 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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6.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:265 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:5,129
Rank in 1990s84Overall Rank:424
Average Rating:  81/100 (370 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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7.

The Miseducation of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:272 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:4,908
Rank in 1990s88Overall Rank:439
Average Rating:  74/100 (413 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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8.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:242 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:4,426
Rank in 1990s97Overall Rank:478
Average Rating:  79/100 (309 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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9.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:229 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:4,398
Rank in 1990s98Overall Rank:482
Average Rating:  72/100 (367 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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10.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:258 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:3,737
Rank in 1990s116Overall Rank:551
Average Rating:  81/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of 1998 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 15 1%
Plastikman 2 0%
Vigilantes Of Love 2 0%
John Lennon 2 0%
Mogwai 2 0%
Crimpshrine 2 0%
Budgie 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 477 48%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Germany 30 3%
Canada 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Australia 26 3%
Japan 25 2%
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