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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 25,000 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, Madonna, Eels and Mercury Rev.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,591 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:73,869
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,760 votes)
Comments: 296 comments
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2.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:568 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:14,335
Rank in 1990s32Overall Rank:146
Average Rating:  82/100 (713 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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3.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:464 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:10,015
Rank in 1990s51Overall Rank:226
Average Rating:  81/100 (588 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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4.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:346 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:8,246
Rank in 1990s57Overall Rank:268
Average Rating:  81/100 (422 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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5.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:284 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:6,631
Rank in 1990s62Overall Rank:327
Average Rating:  79/100 (367 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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6.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:259 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:5,047
Rank in 1990s83Overall Rank:425
Average Rating:  81/100 (364 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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7.

The Miseducation of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:4,986
Rank in 1990s86Overall Rank:429
Average Rating:  75/100 (402 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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8.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:225 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:4,370
Rank in 1990s97Overall Rank:474
Average Rating:  71/100 (356 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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9.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:237 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:4,324
Rank in 1990s101Overall Rank:484
Average Rating:  79/100 (307 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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10.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:250 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:3,646
Rank in 1990s115Overall Rank:557
Average Rating:  81/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of 1998 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 16 2%
Deep Purple 2 0%
Pearl Jam 2 0%
Lynyrd Skynyrd 2 0%
John Zorn 2 0%
Miles Davis 2 0%
Linton Kwesi Johnson 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 474 47%
United Kingdom 217 22%
Germany 30 3%
Canada 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Australia 26 3%
Japan 24 2%
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