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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 30,000 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:1,771 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:80,315
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,992 votes)
Comments: 337 comments
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2.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:652 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:15,812
Rank in 1990s33Overall Rank:150
Average Rating:  82/100 (811 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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3.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:546 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:11,545
Rank in 1990s48Overall Rank:216
Average Rating:  81/100 (667 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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4.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:410 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:9,339
Rank in 1990s54Overall Rank:260
Average Rating:  81/100 (485 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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5.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:357 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:7,626
Rank in 1990s63Overall Rank:327
Average Rating:  81/100 (432 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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6.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:304 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:5,601
Rank in 1990s83Overall Rank:427
Average Rating:  81/100 (405 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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7.

The Miseducation of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:318 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:5,503
Rank in 1990s86Overall Rank:433
Average Rating:  75/100 (458 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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8.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:286 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:4,873
Rank in 1990s93Overall Rank:474
Average Rating:  79/100 (336 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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9.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:253 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:4,703
Rank in 1990s100Overall Rank:497
Average Rating:  72/100 (407 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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10.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:273 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:3,851
Rank in 1990s122Overall Rank:588
Average Rating:  81/100 (339 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Best Albums of 1998 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
Grateful Dead 3 0%
Mogwai 2 0%
Deep Purple 2 0%
Linton Kwesi Johnson 2 0%
Pearl Jam 2 0%
Lou Reed 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 473 47%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Germany 28 3%
Canada 27 3%
Sweden 27 3%
Australia 26 3%
Japan 25 2%
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