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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 34,000 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:1,925 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:85,726
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,201 votes)
Comments: 355 comments
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2.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:720 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:17,104
Rank in 1990s32Overall Rank:148
Average Rating:  83/100 (904 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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3.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:601 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:12,083
Rank in 1990s50Overall Rank:223
Average Rating:  81/100 (735 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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4.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:452 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:9,680
Rank in 1990s55Overall Rank:272
Average Rating:  81/100 (531 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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5.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:407 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:8,219
Rank in 1990s64Overall Rank:329
Average Rating:  82/100 (496 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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6.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:330 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:5,993
Rank in 1990s83Overall Rank:426
Average Rating:  82/100 (456 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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7.

The Miseducation Of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:364 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:5,799
Rank in 1990s87Overall Rank:442
Average Rating:  76/100 (514 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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8.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:285 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:5,063
Rank in 1990s96Overall Rank:492
Average Rating:  73/100 (438 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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9.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:306 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:4,812
Rank in 1990s102Overall Rank:523
Average Rating:  79/100 (365 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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10.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:297 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:4,036
Rank in 1990s123Overall Rank:601
Average Rating:  81/100 (365 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Best Albums of 1998 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
Grateful Dead 3 0%
Hank Williams 2 0%
Rod Stewart 2 0%
Lou Reed 2 0%
Pearl Jam 2 0%
Bright Eyes 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 469 47%
United Kingdom 205 21%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Germany 29 3%
Canada 29 3%
Sweden 27 3%
Australia 23 2%
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