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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 22,000 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:1,397 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:66,124
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,519 votes)
Comments: 270 comments
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2.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:509 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:13,764
Rank in 1990s31Overall Rank:137
Average Rating:  83/100 (621 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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3.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:415 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:9,354
Rank in 1990s49Overall Rank:210
Average Rating:  81/100 (520 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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4.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:314 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:7,811
Rank in 1990s54Overall Rank:254
Average Rating:  82/100 (352 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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5.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:219 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:5,530
Rank in 1990s68Overall Rank:346
Average Rating:  79/100 (304 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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6.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:217 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:4,154
Rank in 1990s91Overall Rank:452
Average Rating:  82/100 (314 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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7.

The Miseducation of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:3,991
Rank in 1990s94Overall Rank:463
Average Rating:  73/100 (349 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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8.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:200 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:3,950
Rank in 1990s96Overall Rank:469
Average Rating:  79/100 (270 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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9.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:191 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:3,877
Rank in 1990s99Overall Rank:478
Average Rating:  71/100 (307 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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10.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:214 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:3,496
Rank in 1990s112Overall Rank:539
Average Rating:  81/100 (276 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of 1998 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 18 2%
Budgie 2 0%
DMX 2 0%
Boredoms 2 0%
Linton Kwesi Johnson 2 0%
Lynyrd Skynyrd 2 0%
Plastikman 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 462 46%
United Kingdom 216 22%
Canada 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Germany 29 3%
Australia 27 3%
Sweden 24 2%
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