Best Albums of 1998

Listed below are the best albums of 1998 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 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, Madonna, Eels and Mercury Rev.
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1998
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55,794
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12,128
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8,292
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6,632
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6,437
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4,587
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4,347
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3,288
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3,185
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1998 composition

Country Albums %


United States 454 45%
United Kingdom 205 21%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Germany 32 3%
Sweden 30 3%
Japan 29 3%
Canada 26 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 917 92%
Yes 83 8%
Live? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Best Albums of 1991
1. Nevermind by Nirvana
2. Loveless by My Bloody Valentine
3. Ten by Pearl Jam
4. Spiderland by Slint
5. Achtung Baby by U2
6. Blood Sugar Sex Magik by Red Hot Chili Peppers
7. The Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest
8. Laughing Stock by Talk Talk
9. Metallica by Metallica
10. Screamadelica by Primal Scream
11. Blue Lines by Massive Attack
12. Out Of Time by R.E.M.
13. Badmotorfinger by Soundgarden
14. Trompe Le Monde by Pixies
15. Use Your Illusion II by Guns N' Roses
16. Dangerous by Michael Jackson
17. Yerself Is Steam by Mercury Rev
18. Innuendo by Queen
19. Temple Of The Dog by Temple Of The Dog
20. Gish by The Smashing Pumpkins
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