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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 16,000 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:1,099 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:52,448
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,116 votes)
Comments: 217 comments
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2.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:398 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:10,679
Rank in 1990s31Overall Rank:144
Average Rating: 81/100 (477 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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3.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:297 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:7,417
Rank in 1990s51Overall Rank:222
Average Rating: 80/100 (402 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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4.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:242 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:6,543
Rank in 1990s54Overall Rank:250
Average Rating: 81/100 (261 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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5.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:159 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:4,089
Rank in 1990s76Overall Rank:381
Average Rating: 79/100 (211 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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6.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:168 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:3,648
Rank in 1990s85Overall Rank:425
Average Rating: 81/100 (249 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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7.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:3,097
Rank in 1990s99Overall Rank:486
Average Rating: 80/100 (218 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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8.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:3,068
Rank in 1990s102Overall Rank:490
Average Rating: 68/100 (227 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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9.

The Miseducation of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:159 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:3,032
Rank in 1990s105Overall Rank:500
Average Rating: 72/100 (250 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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10.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:2,475
Rank in 1990s126Overall Rank:605
Average Rating: 81/100 (196 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1998 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 19 2%
Mogwai 2 0%
Pizzicato Five 2 0%
Jade Warrior 2 0%
Kristin Hersh 2 0%
Guillotina 2 0%
Bandabardò 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 466 47%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
Australia 33 3%
Canada 31 3%
Sweden 24 2%
Japan 23 2%
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