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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 20,000 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, Mercury Rev and Madonna.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,308 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:61,601
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,383 votes)
Comments: 252 comments
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2.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:488 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:13,097
Rank in 1990s30Overall Rank:137
Average Rating:  82/100 (589 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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3.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:391 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:8,889
Rank in 1990s50Overall Rank:212
Average Rating:  80/100 (500 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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4.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:312 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:8,100
Rank in 1990s53Overall Rank:233
Average Rating:  82/100 (333 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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5.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:205 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:4,899
Rank in 1990s72Overall Rank:371
Average Rating:  79/100 (280 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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6.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:206 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:3,969
Rank in 1990s88Overall Rank:447
Average Rating:  82/100 (303 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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7.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:190 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:3,886
Rank in 1990s92Overall Rank:457
Average Rating:  79/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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8.

The Miseducation of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:204 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:3,843
Rank in 1990s94Overall Rank:463
Average Rating:  73/100 (325 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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9.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:3,666
Rank in 1990s99Overall Rank:477
Average Rating:  81/100 (256 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:182 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:3,648
Rank in 1990s100Overall Rank:480
Average Rating:  71/100 (295 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Best Albums of 1998 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 20 2%
John Lennon 2 0%
Deep Purple 2 0%
John Zorn 2 0%
Kristin Hersh 2 0%
Brian May 2 0%
Burlap To Cashmere 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 454 45%
United Kingdom 219 22%
Canada 35 3%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Australia 31 3%
Germany 31 3%
Sweden 28 3%
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