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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:1,478 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:69,555
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,636 votes)
Comments: 284 comments
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2.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:541 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:14,158
Rank in 1990s31Overall Rank:142
Average Rating:  83/100 (659 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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3.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:439 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:9,745
Rank in 1990s50Overall Rank:217
Average Rating:  81/100 (551 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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4.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:326 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:7,812
Rank in 1990s56Overall Rank:266
Average Rating:  82/100 (385 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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5.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:252 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:6,017
Rank in 1990s67Overall Rank:342
Average Rating:  79/100 (334 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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6.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:233 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:4,661
Rank in 1990s85Overall Rank:424
Average Rating:  81/100 (335 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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7.

The Miseducation of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:4,489
Rank in 1990s90Overall Rank:444
Average Rating:  75/100 (375 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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8.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:220 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:4,227
Rank in 1990s94Overall Rank:463
Average Rating:  79/100 (289 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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9.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:3,989
Rank in 1990s101Overall Rank:488
Average Rating:  71/100 (334 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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10.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:236 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:3,607
Rank in 1990s112Overall Rank:535
Average Rating:  81/100 (296 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of 1998 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 17 2%
Lou Reed 2 0%
Linton Kwesi Johnson 2 0%
King Crimson 2 0%
Burlap To Cashmere 2 0%
Pearl Jam 2 0%
Crimpshrine 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 464 46%
United Kingdom 219 22%
Germany 30 3%
Canada 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 25 2%
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