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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 33,000 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, Madonna, Eels and Mercury Rev.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,903 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:85,103
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,169 votes)
Comments: 354 comments
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2.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:710 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:17,007
Rank in 1990s32Overall Rank:149
Average Rating:  83/100 (890 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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3.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:590 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:11,938
Rank in 1990s50Overall Rank:222
Average Rating:  81/100 (726 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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4.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:441 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:9,432
Rank in 1990s55Overall Rank:274
Average Rating:  81/100 (520 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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5.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:397 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:8,117
Rank in 1990s64Overall Rank:329
Average Rating:  81/100 (486 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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6.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:325 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:5,933
Rank in 1990s84Overall Rank:423
Average Rating:  82/100 (447 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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7.

The Miseducation Of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:357 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:5,770
Rank in 1990s86Overall Rank:437
Average Rating:  76/100 (509 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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8.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:281 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:5,063
Rank in 1990s95Overall Rank:488
Average Rating:  73/100 (435 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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9.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:301 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:4,839
Rank in 1990s102Overall Rank:514
Average Rating:  79/100 (360 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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10.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:294 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:3,990
Rank in 1990s124Overall Rank:608
Average Rating:  81/100 (364 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Best Albums of 1998 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
Grateful Dead 3 0%
Pearl Jam 2 0%
DMX 2 0%
Miles Davis 2 0%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
Celine Dion 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 461 46%
United Kingdom 210 21%
Sweden 29 3%
Germany 29 3%
Canada 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Japan 25 3%
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