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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 15,000 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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1.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,076 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:51,460
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,087 votes)
Comments: 211 comments
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2.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:391 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:10,450
Rank in 1990s32Overall Rank:148
Average Rating: 81/100 (466 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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3.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:293 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:7,221
Rank in 1990s51Overall Rank:223
Average Rating: 81/100 (394 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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4.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:229 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:6,253
Rank in 1990s55Overall Rank:253
Average Rating: 81/100 (251 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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5.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:3,929
Rank in 1990s76Overall Rank:390
Average Rating: 79/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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6.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:164 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:3,601
Rank in 1990s85Overall Rank:428
Average Rating: 81/100 (244 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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7.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:3,133
Rank in 1990s96Overall Rank:478
Average Rating: 80/100 (214 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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8.

The Miseducation of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:3,007
Rank in 1990s100Overall Rank:496
Average Rating: 73/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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9.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:135 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:2,968
Rank in 1990s104Overall Rank:504
Average Rating: 68/100 (222 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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10.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:2,540
Rank in 1990s120Overall Rank:584
Average Rating: 81/100 (194 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1998 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 15 2%
Vigilantes Of Love 2 0%
Blue Öyster Cult 2 0%
Pearl Jam 2 0%
Massive Attack 2 0%
Der Blutharsch 2 0%
Deep Purple 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 438 47%
United Kingdom 191 21%
Australia 33 4%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Canada 28 3%
Germany 24 3%
Sweden 22 2%
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