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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 16,000 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, Madonna, Eels, 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:1,133 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:54,020
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,157 votes)
Comments: 223 comments
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2.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:405 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:10,966
Rank in 1990s31Overall Rank:146
Average Rating: 81/100 (489 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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3.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:304 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:7,252
Rank in 1990s52Overall Rank:232
Average Rating: 80/100 (416 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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4.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:245 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:6,591
Rank in 1990s54Overall Rank:252
Average Rating: 81/100 (278 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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5.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:165 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:4,352
Rank in 1990s74Overall Rank:364
Average Rating: 78/100 (222 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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6.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:167 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:3,615
Rank in 1990s89Overall Rank:437
Average Rating: 81/100 (256 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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7.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:3,127
Rank in 1990s104Overall Rank:499
Average Rating: 68/100 (237 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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8.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:3,086
Rank in 1990s106Overall Rank:506
Average Rating: 79/100 (219 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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9.

The Miseducation of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:3,063
Rank in 1990s107Overall Rank:511
Average Rating: 72/100 (262 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:2,834
Rank in 1990s112Overall Rank:541
Average Rating: 81/100 (210 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1998 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 20 2%
R.E.M. 2 0%
Mogwai 2 0%
John Lennon 2 0%
Plastikman 2 0%
Crimpshrine 2 0%
Brian May 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 460 46%
United Kingdom 211 21%
Mixed Nationality 35 3%
Canada 33 3%
Australia 32 3%
France 28 3%
Germany 25 2%
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