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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, Eels, Lauryn Hill, 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:1,102 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:52,480
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,114 votes)
Comments: 216 comments
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2.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:399 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:10,710
Rank in 1990s31Overall Rank:144
Average Rating: 81/100 (477 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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3.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:299 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:7,467
Rank in 1990s51Overall Rank:220
Average Rating: 80/100 (402 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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4.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:243 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:6,549
Rank in 1990s54Overall Rank:250
Average Rating: 81/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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5.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:160 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:4,085
Rank in 1990s76Overall Rank:383
Average Rating: 79/100 (210 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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6.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:168 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:3,646
Rank in 1990s85Overall Rank:425
Average Rating: 81/100 (249 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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7.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:3,183
Rank in 1990s96Overall Rank:476
Average Rating: 80/100 (218 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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8.

The Miseducation of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:160 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:3,045
Rank in 1990s104Overall Rank:496
Average Rating: 72/100 (250 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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9.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:2,989
Rank in 1990s106Overall Rank:505
Average Rating: 68/100 (227 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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10.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:2,510
Rank in 1990s122Overall Rank:596
Average Rating: 81/100 (196 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1998 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 18 2%
Kristin Hersh 2 0%
Lou Reed 2 0%
Guillotina 2 0%
Scala 2 0%
Jade Warrior 2 0%
Burlap To Cashmere 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 471 47%
United Kingdom 209 21%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Australia 33 3%
Canada 31 3%
Sweden 24 2%
Germany 23 2%
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