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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 36,000 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:2,014 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:88,736
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,285 votes)
Comments: 370 comments
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2.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:757 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:17,965
Rank in 1990s31Overall Rank:148
Average Rating:  83/100 (950 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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3.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:618 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:12,115
Rank in 1990s50Overall Rank:227
Average Rating:  81/100 (766 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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4.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:466 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:9,998
Rank in 1990s55Overall Rank:274
Average Rating:  81/100 (551 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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5.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:439 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:8,711
Rank in 1990s63Overall Rank:325
Average Rating:  82/100 (522 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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6.

The Miseducation Of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:392 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:6,253
Rank in 1990s82Overall Rank:419
Average Rating:  76/100 (547 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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7.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:354 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:6,201
Rank in 1990s83Overall Rank:424
Average Rating:  81/100 (482 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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8.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:305 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:5,127
Rank in 1990s101Overall Rank:509
Average Rating:  73/100 (459 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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9.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:308 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:4,767
Rank in 1990s107Overall Rank:544
Average Rating:  79/100 (380 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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10.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:310 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:4,083
Rank in 1990s125Overall Rank:622
Average Rating:  80/100 (377 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Best Albums of 1998 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
Grateful Dead 3 0%
Plastikman 2 0%
Massive Attack 2 0%
Hank Williams 2 0%
Deep Purple 2 0%
Pearl Jam 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 466 47%
United Kingdom 205 21%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Germany 30 3%
Canada 29 3%
Sweden 26 3%
Australia 22 2%
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