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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 16,000 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, Madonna, Lauryn Hill and Mercury Rev.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,116 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:53,398
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,130 votes)
Comments: 219 comments
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2.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:403 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:10,922
Rank in 1990s31Overall Rank:143
Average Rating: 81/100 (483 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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3.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:302 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:7,393
Rank in 1990s52Overall Rank:224
Average Rating: 80/100 (407 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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4.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:247 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:6,709
Rank in 1990s53Overall Rank:247
Average Rating: 81/100 (265 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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5.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:4,115
Rank in 1990s76Overall Rank:381
Average Rating: 78/100 (216 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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6.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:166 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:3,632
Rank in 1990s85Overall Rank:429
Average Rating: 81/100 (250 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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7.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:152 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:3,155
Rank in 1990s98Overall Rank:482
Average Rating: 80/100 (220 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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8.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:142 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:3,153
Rank in 1990s99Overall Rank:483
Average Rating: 68/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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9.

The Miseducation of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:159 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:3,032
Rank in 1990s107Overall Rank:506
Average Rating: 72/100 (253 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:150 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:2,647
Rank in 1990s118Overall Rank:572
Average Rating: 81/100 (201 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1998 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 19 2%
Plastikman 2 0%
John Lennon 2 0%
Blue Öyster Cult 2 0%
Bandabardò 2 0%
Kristin Hersh 2 0%
Burlap To Cashmere 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 470 47%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Mixed Nationality 35 3%
Australia 32 3%
Canada 31 3%
Sweden 24 2%
Japan 23 2%
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