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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 35,000 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:1,967 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:87,498
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,242 votes)
Comments: 358 comments
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2.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:742 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:17,700
Rank in 1990s31Overall Rank:147
Average Rating:  83/100 (919 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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3.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:614 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:12,331
Rank in 1990s50Overall Rank:222
Average Rating:  81/100 (745 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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4.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:461 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:9,921
Rank in 1990s55Overall Rank:272
Average Rating:  82/100 (539 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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5.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:421 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:8,479
Rank in 1990s63Overall Rank:325
Average Rating:  82/100 (505 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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6.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:337 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:6,135
Rank in 1990s82Overall Rank:421
Average Rating:  81/100 (462 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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7.

The Miseducation Of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:375 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:6,001
Rank in 1990s85Overall Rank:434
Average Rating:  76/100 (525 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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8.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:289 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:5,021
Rank in 1990s101Overall Rank:508
Average Rating:  73/100 (442 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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9.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:305 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:4,756
Rank in 1990s104Overall Rank:537
Average Rating:  79/100 (373 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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10.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:299 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:4,038
Rank in 1990s126Overall Rank:612
Average Rating:  81/100 (369 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Best Albums of 1998 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 12 1%
Grateful Dead 3 0%
Bright Eyes 2 0%
Prince 2 0%
Mogwai 2 0%
Celine Dion 2 0%
The Beta Band 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 472 47%
United Kingdom 206 21%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Germany 29 3%
Canada 29 3%
Sweden 26 3%
Australia 23 2%
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