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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 14,000 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, 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:996 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:47,810
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,009 votes)
Comments: 196 comments
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2.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:348 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:9,624
Rank in 1990s33Overall Rank:154
Average Rating: 81/100 (425 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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3.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:261 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:6,560
Rank in 1990s51Overall Rank:228
Average Rating: 80/100 (371 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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4.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:5,264
Rank in 1990s58Overall Rank:282
Average Rating: 81/100 (221 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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5.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:3,449
Rank in 1990s83Overall Rank:416
Average Rating: 79/100 (183 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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6.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:137 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:3,124
Rank in 1990s91Overall Rank:455
Average Rating: 81/100 (229 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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7.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:3,054
Rank in 1990s93Overall Rank:461
Average Rating: 79/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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8.

The Miseducation of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:142 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:2,943
Rank in 1990s97Overall Rank:474
Average Rating: 73/100 (227 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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9.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:2,853
Rank in 1990s100Overall Rank:493
Average Rating: 69/100 (203 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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10.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:131 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:2,503
Rank in 1990s115Overall Rank:559
Average Rating: 81/100 (172 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of 1998 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 16 2%
Aretha Franklin 2 0%
Pearl Jam 2 0%
Deep Purple 2 0%
Crimpshrine 2 0%
Guillotina 2 0%
Burlap To Cashmere 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 422 48%
United Kingdom 178 20%
Australia 32 4%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Canada 28 3%
Sweden 22 3%
Germany 22 3%
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