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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 23,000 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:1,446 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:68,123
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,586 votes)
Comments: 279 comments
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2.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:527 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:13,934
Rank in 1990s31Overall Rank:140
Average Rating:  83/100 (642 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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3.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:422 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:9,480
Rank in 1990s51Overall Rank:218
Average Rating:  81/100 (536 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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4.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:320 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:7,871
Rank in 1990s55Overall Rank:257
Average Rating:  82/100 (370 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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5.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:238 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:5,839
Rank in 1990s66Overall Rank:343
Average Rating:  79/100 (324 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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6.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:224 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:4,431
Rank in 1990s87Overall Rank:439
Average Rating:  81/100 (326 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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7.

The Miseducation of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:4,315
Rank in 1990s91Overall Rank:449
Average Rating:  74/100 (363 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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8.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:210 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:4,102
Rank in 1990s93Overall Rank:464
Average Rating:  79/100 (280 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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9.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:198 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:3,970
Rank in 1990s98Overall Rank:480
Average Rating:  71/100 (327 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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10.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:227 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:3,594
Rank in 1990s112Overall Rank:529
Average Rating:  81/100 (288 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of 1998 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 17 2%
Boredoms 2 0%
DMX 2 0%
Bright Eyes 2 0%
Lou Reed 2 0%
R.E.M. 2 0%
Budgie 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 470 47%
United Kingdom 215 21%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Germany 29 3%
Canada 28 3%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 25 2%
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