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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 23,000 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, Lauryn Hill, Elliott Smith, Eels, Madonna and Mercury Rev.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,487 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:70,071
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,656 votes)
Comments: 285 comments
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2.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:541 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:14,039
Rank in 1990s31Overall Rank:144
Average Rating:  82/100 (663 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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3.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:441 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:9,704
Rank in 1990s50Overall Rank:221
Average Rating:  81/100 (556 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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4.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:327 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:7,908
Rank in 1990s56Overall Rank:265
Average Rating:  82/100 (389 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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5.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:258 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:6,212
Rank in 1990s65Overall Rank:331
Average Rating:  79/100 (338 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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6.

The Miseducation of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:249 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:4,769
Rank in 1990s84Overall Rank:421
Average Rating:  75/100 (377 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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7.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:4,649
Rank in 1990s87Overall Rank:430
Average Rating:  81/100 (340 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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8.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:226 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:4,255
Rank in 1990s92Overall Rank:463
Average Rating:  79/100 (290 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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9.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:207 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:4,078
Rank in 1990s100Overall Rank:482
Average Rating:  71/100 (338 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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10.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:234 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:3,579
Rank in 1990s112Overall Rank:533
Average Rating:  81/100 (296 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of 1998 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 16 2%
Lynyrd Skynyrd 2 0%
Crimpshrine 2 0%
Bright Eyes 2 0%
Boredoms 2 0%
Vigilantes Of Love 2 0%
Plastikman 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 470 47%
United Kingdom 219 22%
Germany 30 3%
Canada 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 24 2%
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