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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 27,000 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:1,659 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:76,305
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,834 votes)
Comments: 311 comments
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2.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:597 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:14,595
Rank in 1990s34Overall Rank:150
Average Rating:  82/100 (752 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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3.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:501 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:10,636
Rank in 1990s50Overall Rank:221
Average Rating:  81/100 (618 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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4.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:373 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:8,583
Rank in 1990s54Overall Rank:265
Average Rating:  81/100 (441 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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5.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:310 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:6,808
Rank in 1990s63Overall Rank:332
Average Rating:  81/100 (394 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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6.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:283 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:5,253
Rank in 1990s83Overall Rank:420
Average Rating:  81/100 (380 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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7.

The Miseducation of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:278 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:4,931
Rank in 1990s89Overall Rank:445
Average Rating:  75/100 (430 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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8.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:257 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:4,496
Rank in 1990s98Overall Rank:482
Average Rating:  79/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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9.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:231 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:4,371
Rank in 1990s101Overall Rank:496
Average Rating:  72/100 (376 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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10.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:261 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:3,776
Rank in 1990s119Overall Rank:565
Average Rating:  81/100 (322 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of 1998 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 14 1%
Lynyrd Skynyrd 2 0%
Falco 2 0%
Pearl Jam 2 0%
Deep Purple 2 0%
John Zorn 2 0%
Bright Eyes 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 473 47%
United Kingdom 219 22%
Canada 29 3%
Australia 26 3%
Germany 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Japan 23 2%
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