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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:1,506 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:71,468
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,680 votes)
Comments: 287 comments
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2.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:543 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:14,094
Rank in 1990s31Overall Rank:144
Average Rating:  82/100 (669 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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3.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:445 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:9,754
Rank in 1990s50Overall Rank:223
Average Rating:  81/100 (565 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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4.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:334 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:8,090
Rank in 1990s55Overall Rank:262
Average Rating:  81/100 (395 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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5.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:260 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:6,222
Rank in 1990s65Overall Rank:335
Average Rating:  79/100 (342 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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6.

The Miseducation of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:252 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:4,796
Rank in 1990s85Overall Rank:426
Average Rating:  74/100 (383 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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7.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:236 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:4,638
Rank in 1990s88Overall Rank:436
Average Rating:  81/100 (342 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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8.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:224 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:4,228
Rank in 1990s95Overall Rank:470
Average Rating:  79/100 (292 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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9.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:209 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:4,080
Rank in 1990s101Overall Rank:486
Average Rating:  71/100 (342 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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10.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:239 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:3,647
Rank in 1990s112Overall Rank:537
Average Rating:  81/100 (300 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of 1998 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 16 2%
Pearl Jam 2 0%
Lou Reed 2 0%
Lynyrd Skynyrd 2 0%
Burlap To Cashmere 2 0%
Bright Eyes 2 0%
Boredoms 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 468 47%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Canada 30 3%
Germany 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 24 2%
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