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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:1,224 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:58,128
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,260 votes)
Comments: 232 comments
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2.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:449 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:12,135
Rank in 1990s30Overall Rank:139
Average Rating:  82/100 (532 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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3.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:348 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:7,752
Rank in 1990s53Overall Rank:233
Average Rating:  80/100 (447 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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4.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:287 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:7,374
Rank in 1990s54Overall Rank:240
Average Rating:  82/100 (304 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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5.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:180 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:4,513
Rank in 1990s75Overall Rank:377
Average Rating:  78/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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6.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:191 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:3,871
Rank in 1990s89Overall Rank:438
Average Rating:  82/100 (275 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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7.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:182 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:3,758
Rank in 1990s93Overall Rank:452
Average Rating:  79/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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8.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:165 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:3,533
Rank in 1990s97Overall Rank:471
Average Rating:  69/100 (265 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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9.

The Miseducation of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:178 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:3,442
Rank in 1990s101Overall Rank:485
Average Rating:  73/100 (288 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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10.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:172 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:2,999
Rank in 1990s115Overall Rank:552
Average Rating:  81/100 (225 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of 1998 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 21 2%
John Zorn 2 0%
Fridge 2 0%
Brian May 2 0%
Linton Kwesi Johnson 2 0%
Lynyrd Skynyrd 2 0%
Der Blutharsch 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 457 46%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Canada 33 3%
Germany 32 3%
Australia 32 3%
Sweden 28 3%
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