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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 38,000 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:2,040 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:89,692
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,360 votes)
Comments: 378 comments
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2.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:795 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:18,538
Rank in 1990s30Overall Rank:144
Average Rating:  83/100 (984 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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3.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:637 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:12,524
Rank in 1990s50Overall Rank:224
Average Rating:  81/100 (799 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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4.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:484 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:10,283
Rank in 1990s55Overall Rank:272
Average Rating:  81/100 (584 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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5.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:459 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:9,244
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:312
Average Rating:  82/100 (557 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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6.

The Miseducation Of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:409 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:6,657
Rank in 1990s79Overall Rank:399
Average Rating:  76/100 (570 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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7.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:366 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:6,330
Rank in 1990s83Overall Rank:421
Average Rating:  81/100 (496 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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8.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:312 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:5,138
Rank in 1990s100Overall Rank:517
Average Rating:  73/100 (477 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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9.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:311 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:4,720
Rank in 1990s111Overall Rank:561
Average Rating:  79/100 (389 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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10.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:317 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:4,035
Rank in 1990s133Overall Rank:641
Average Rating:  81/100 (389 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Best Albums of 1998 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
Leonard Bernstein / New York Philharmonic 3 0%
Celine Dion 2 0%
Plastikman 2 0%
Massive Attack 2 0%
Belle And Sebastian 2 0%
Grateful Dead 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 464 46%
United Kingdom 207 21%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Germany 29 3%
Canada 27 3%
Sweden 27 3%
Australia 22 2%
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