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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:1,880 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:84,096
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,133 votes)
Comments: 353 comments
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2.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:706 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:16,628
Rank in 1990s32Overall Rank:150
Average Rating:  83/100 (877 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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3.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:584 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:11,841
Rank in 1990s50Overall Rank:222
Average Rating:  81/100 (721 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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4.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:436 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:9,390
Rank in 1990s55Overall Rank:275
Average Rating:  81/100 (518 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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5.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:393 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:8,026
Rank in 1990s63Overall Rank:330
Average Rating:  81/100 (479 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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6.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:323 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:5,874
Rank in 1990s84Overall Rank:424
Average Rating:  81/100 (439 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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7.

The Miseducation of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:350 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:5,690
Rank in 1990s87Overall Rank:439
Average Rating:  76/100 (496 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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8.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:279 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:5,084
Rank in 1990s95Overall Rank:481
Average Rating:  73/100 (432 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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9.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:299 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:4,823
Rank in 1990s102Overall Rank:514
Average Rating:  79/100 (361 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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10.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:292 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:4,003
Rank in 1990s123Overall Rank:602
Average Rating:  80/100 (358 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Best Albums of 1998 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
Grateful Dead 3 0%
Prince 2 0%
Mogwai 2 0%
Boredoms 2 0%
Lou Reed 2 0%
The Beta Band 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 465 46%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Sweden 29 3%
Germany 29 3%
Canada 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 2%
Australia 23 2%
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