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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 18,000 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:1,191 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:56,184
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,223 votes)
Comments: 229 comments
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2.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:428 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:11,414
Rank in 1990s31Overall Rank:143
Average Rating:  81/100 (517 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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3.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:334 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:7,737
Rank in 1990s52Overall Rank:229
Average Rating:  80/100 (439 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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4.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:268 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:7,119
Rank in 1990s54Overall Rank:244
Average Rating:  82/100 (291 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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5.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:180 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:4,654
Rank in 1990s70Overall Rank:355
Average Rating:  78/100 (229 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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6.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:182 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:3,886
Rank in 1990s85Overall Rank:424
Average Rating:  81/100 (268 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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7.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:166 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:3,517
Rank in 1990s96Overall Rank:468
Average Rating:  79/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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8.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:160 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:3,494
Rank in 1990s97Overall Rank:472
Average Rating:  69/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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9.

The Miseducation of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:180 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:3,481
Rank in 1990s98Overall Rank:474
Average Rating:  72/100 (284 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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10.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:165 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:2,935
Rank in 1990s114Overall Rank:547
Average Rating:  81/100 (219 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of 1998 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 21 2%
DMX 2 0%
Blue Öyster Cult 2 0%
Crimpshrine 2 0%
Pearl Jam 2 0%
Vigilantes Of Love 2 0%
Massive Attack 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 454 45%
United Kingdom 219 22%
Canada 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Australia 33 3%
Germany 30 3%
Sweden 25 3%
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