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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 24,000 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, Lauryn Hill, Elliott Smith, 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:1,547 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:73,824
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,715 votes)
Comments: 290 comments
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2.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:550 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:14,134
Rank in 1990s31Overall Rank:144
Average Rating:  82/100 (686 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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3.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:451 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:9,830
Rank in 1990s51Overall Rank:224
Average Rating:  81/100 (572 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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4.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:342 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:8,121
Rank in 1990s55Overall Rank:262
Average Rating:  81/100 (409 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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5.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:270 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:6,408
Rank in 1990s63Overall Rank:328
Average Rating:  79/100 (351 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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6.

The Miseducation of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:257 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:4,821
Rank in 1990s84Overall Rank:426
Average Rating:  75/100 (390 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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7.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:245 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:4,801
Rank in 1990s85Overall Rank:428
Average Rating:  81/100 (348 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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8.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:233 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:4,313
Rank in 1990s95Overall Rank:467
Average Rating:  79/100 (299 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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9.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:4,119
Rank in 1990s101Overall Rank:485
Average Rating:  71/100 (346 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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10.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:244 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:3,654
Rank in 1990s114Overall Rank:540
Average Rating:  81/100 (306 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of 1998 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 16 2%
Plastikman 2 0%
Burlap To Cashmere 2 0%
John Lennon 2 0%
Linton Kwesi Johnson 2 0%
Crimpshrine 2 0%
Vigilantes Of Love 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 470 47%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Canada 31 3%
Germany 30 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Australia 26 3%
Japan 23 2%
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