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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 17,000 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:1,145 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:54,274
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,179 votes)
Comments: 225 comments
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2.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:416 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:11,160
Rank in 1990s31Overall Rank:145
Average Rating:  81/100 (499 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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3.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:314 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:7,272
Rank in 1990s52Overall Rank:235
Average Rating:  80/100 (422 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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4.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:253 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:6,738
Rank in 1990s54Overall Rank:250
Average Rating:  82/100 (279 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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5.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:172 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:4,450
Rank in 1990s73Overall Rank:363
Average Rating:  78/100 (224 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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6.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:3,748
Rank in 1990s84Overall Rank:427
Average Rating:  81/100 (259 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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7.

The Miseducation of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:169 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:3,232
Rank in 1990s99Overall Rank:485
Average Rating:  72/100 (271 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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8.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:3,196
Rank in 1990s103Overall Rank:491
Average Rating:  79/100 (222 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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9.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:149 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:3,135
Rank in 1990s106Overall Rank:500
Average Rating:  68/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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10.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:2,868
Rank in 1990s110Overall Rank:537
Average Rating:  81/100 (212 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1998 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 20 2%
Kristin Hersh 2 0%
Jade Warrior 2 0%
Mogwai 2 0%
Pearl Jam 2 0%
Massive Attack 2 0%
Bandabardò 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 461 46%
United Kingdom 211 21%
Mixed Nationality 35 3%
Canada 33 3%
Australia 32 3%
France 28 3%
Germany 24 2%
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