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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 26,000 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, Lauryn Hill, 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:1,647 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:76,051
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,814 votes)
Comments: 308 comments
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2.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:584 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:14,239
Rank in 1990s34Overall Rank:153
Average Rating:  82/100 (737 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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3.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:487 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:10,307
Rank in 1990s50Overall Rank:225
Average Rating:  81/100 (611 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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4.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:366 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:8,597
Rank in 1990s54Overall Rank:260
Average Rating:  81/100 (436 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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5.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:303 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:6,705
Rank in 1990s63Overall Rank:337
Average Rating:  81/100 (386 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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6.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:272 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:5,193
Rank in 1990s82Overall Rank:422
Average Rating:  81/100 (377 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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7.

The Miseducation of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:276 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:4,876
Rank in 1990s90Overall Rank:444
Average Rating:  74/100 (421 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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8.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:249 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:4,491
Rank in 1990s98Overall Rank:478
Average Rating:  79/100 (311 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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9.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:229 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:4,337
Rank in 1990s102Overall Rank:501
Average Rating:  72/100 (372 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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10.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:258 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:3,806
Rank in 1990s116Overall Rank:549
Average Rating:  81/100 (318 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of 1998 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 15 2%
Vigilantes Of Love 2 0%
Crimpshrine 2 0%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
Pearl Jam 2 0%
King Crimson 2 0%
Prince 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 476 48%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Canada 29 3%
Germany 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Australia 26 3%
Japan 24 2%
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