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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 37,000 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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RankAlbumArtist
1.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:2,036 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:89,430
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,324 votes)
Comments: 373 comments
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2.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:784 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:18,331
Rank in 1990s31Overall Rank:146
Average Rating:  83/100 (971 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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3.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:629 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:12,299
Rank in 1990s50Overall Rank:226
Average Rating:  81/100 (781 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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4.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:482 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:10,307
Rank in 1990s55Overall Rank:269
Average Rating:  81/100 (574 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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5.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:450 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:8,879
Rank in 1990s62Overall Rank:321
Average Rating:  82/100 (542 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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6.

The Miseducation Of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:398 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:6,384
Rank in 1990s81Overall Rank:415
Average Rating:  76/100 (561 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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7.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:364 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:6,344
Rank in 1990s82Overall Rank:417
Average Rating:  81/100 (489 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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8.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:313 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:5,157
Rank in 1990s99Overall Rank:513
Average Rating:  73/100 (467 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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9.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:312 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:4,731
Rank in 1990s109Overall Rank:555
Average Rating:  79/100 (386 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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10.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:319 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:4,135
Rank in 1990s126Overall Rank:621
Average Rating:  81/100 (384 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Best Albums of 1998 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
Grateful Dead 3 0%
Hank Williams 2 0%
Pearl Jam 2 0%
Leonard Bernstein / New York Philharmonic 2 0%
Deep Purple 2 0%
Bright Eyes 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 463 46%
United Kingdom 210 21%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Germany 30 3%
Sweden 27 3%
Canada 26 3%
Australia 21 2%
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