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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 31,000 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:1,813 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:82,185
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,052 votes)
Comments: 346 comments
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2.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:670 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:16,111
Rank in 1990s32Overall Rank:150
Average Rating:  83/100 (842 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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3.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:559 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:11,640
Rank in 1990s50Overall Rank:222
Average Rating:  81/100 (692 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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4.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:416 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:9,504
Rank in 1990s54Overall Rank:264
Average Rating:  81/100 (500 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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5.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:372 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:7,782
Rank in 1990s63Overall Rank:328
Average Rating:  81/100 (450 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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6.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:316 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:5,685
Rank in 1990s83Overall Rank:426
Average Rating:  81/100 (423 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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7.

The Miseducation of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:330 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:5,492
Rank in 1990s87Overall Rank:440
Average Rating:  75/100 (475 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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8.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:266 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:4,934
Rank in 1990s95Overall Rank:485
Average Rating:  72/100 (419 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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9.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:292 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:4,838
Rank in 1990s99Overall Rank:498
Average Rating:  79/100 (348 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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10.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:283 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:3,997
Rank in 1990s119Overall Rank:586
Average Rating:  81/100 (346 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Best Albums of 1998 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
Grateful Dead 3 0%
Bright Eyes 2 0%
Prince 2 0%
DJ Spooky 2 0%
Budgie 2 0%
Crimpshrine 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 471 47%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Canada 28 3%
Sweden 27 3%
Germany 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Australia 25 3%
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