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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, Madonna, Lauryn Hill and Mercury Rev.
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1.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,065 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:51,025
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,082 votes)
Comments: 208 comments
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2.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:389 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:10,446
Rank in 1990s32Overall Rank:145
Average Rating: 81/100 (460 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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3.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:291 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:7,178
Rank in 1990s51Overall Rank:224
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:230 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:6,186
Rank in 1990s56Overall Rank:258
Average Rating: 81/100 (250 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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5.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:3,846
Rank in 1990s76Overall Rank:395
Average Rating: 79/100 (202 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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6.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:162 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:3,529
Rank in 1990s85Overall Rank:431
Average Rating: 81/100 (243 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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7.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:3,106
Rank in 1990s97Overall Rank:480
Average Rating: 79/100 (213 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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8.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:134 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:2,968
Rank in 1990s102Overall Rank:499
Average Rating: 68/100 (221 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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9.

The Miseducation of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:2,937
Rank in 1990s104Overall Rank:506
Average Rating: 73/100 (241 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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10.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:2,536
Rank in 1990s119Overall Rank:578
Average Rating: 81/100 (193 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1998 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 15 2%
Mogwai 2 0%
Jade Warrior 2 0%
Deep Purple 2 0%
Crimpshrine 2 0%
Sonic Youth 2 0%
Pearl Jam 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 434 47%
United Kingdom 189 20%
Australia 33 4%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Canada 28 3%
Germany 24 3%
France 22 2%
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