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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 19,000 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:1,272 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:60,304
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,340 votes)
Comments: 242 comments
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2.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:474 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:12,802
Rank in 1990s29Overall Rank:135
Average Rating:  82/100 (563 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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3.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:381 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:8,781
Rank in 1990s50Overall Rank:210
Average Rating:  80/100 (479 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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4.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:304 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:7,734
Rank in 1990s54Overall Rank:238
Average Rating:  82/100 (322 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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5.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:196 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:4,688
Rank in 1990s77Overall Rank:381
Average Rating:  78/100 (265 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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6.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:200 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:3,867
Rank in 1990s91Overall Rank:449
Average Rating:  82/100 (290 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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7.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:189 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:3,862
Rank in 1990s92Overall Rank:450
Average Rating:  79/100 (253 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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8.

The Miseducation of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:191 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:3,710
Rank in 1990s95Overall Rank:466
Average Rating:  73/100 (312 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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9.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:175 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:3,678
Rank in 1990s97Overall Rank:472
Average Rating:  69/100 (284 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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10.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:187 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:3,326
Rank in 1990s108Overall Rank:520
Average Rating:  81/100 (239 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of 1998 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 21 2%
Plastikman 2 0%
R.E.M. 2 0%
Scala 2 0%
John Lennon 2 0%
DMX 2 0%
Brian May 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 455 45%
United Kingdom 223 22%
Canada 35 3%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Germany 32 3%
Australia 31 3%
Sweden 28 3%
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