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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 30,000 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, Eels, Madonna and Mercury Rev.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,794 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:81,243
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,011 votes)
Comments: 340 comments
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2.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:656 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:15,854
Rank in 1990s32Overall Rank:151
Average Rating:  83/100 (825 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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3.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:547 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:11,609
Rank in 1990s50Overall Rank:219
Average Rating:  81/100 (673 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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4.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:409 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:9,430
Rank in 1990s54Overall Rank:260
Average Rating:  81/100 (489 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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5.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:360 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:7,643
Rank in 1990s63Overall Rank:329
Average Rating:  81/100 (439 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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6.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:307 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:5,674
Rank in 1990s82Overall Rank:420
Average Rating:  81/100 (411 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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7.

The Miseducation of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:322 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:5,372
Rank in 1990s87Overall Rank:442
Average Rating:  75/100 (463 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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8.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:289 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:4,906
Rank in 1990s95Overall Rank:477
Average Rating:  79/100 (342 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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9.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:258 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:4,800
Rank in 1990s101Overall Rank:492
Average Rating:  72/100 (411 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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10.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:275 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:3,873
Rank in 1990s123Overall Rank:593
Average Rating:  81/100 (339 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Best Albums of 1998 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
Grateful Dead 3 0%
Plastikman 2 0%
John Lennon 2 0%
Lou Reed 2 0%
Massive Attack 2 0%
Linton Kwesi Johnson 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 470 47%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Germany 28 3%
Canada 27 3%
Sweden 27 3%
Australia 26 3%
Japan 24 2%
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