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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 35,000 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:1,990 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:88,001
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,263 votes)
Comments: 367 comments
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2.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:752 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:17,915
Rank in 1990s30Overall Rank:145
Average Rating:  83/100 (931 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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3.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:617 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:12,223
Rank in 1990s50Overall Rank:223
Average Rating:  81/100 (754 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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4.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:463 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:9,967
Rank in 1990s55Overall Rank:272
Average Rating:  81/100 (546 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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5.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:429 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:8,624
Rank in 1990s64Overall Rank:324
Average Rating:  82/100 (513 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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6.

The Miseducation Of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:386 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:6,196
Rank in 1990s82Overall Rank:423
Average Rating:  76/100 (539 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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7.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:346 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:6,195
Rank in 1990s84Overall Rank:425
Average Rating:  81/100 (473 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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8.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:295 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:5,074
Rank in 1990s100Overall Rank:509
Average Rating:  73/100 (451 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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9.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:301 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:4,742
Rank in 1990s106Overall Rank:541
Average Rating:  79/100 (376 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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10.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:306 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:4,050
Rank in 1990s127Overall Rank:618
Average Rating:  81/100 (374 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Best Albums of 1998 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 12 1%
Grateful Dead 3 0%
John Lennon 2 0%
Rod Stewart 2 0%
Plastikman 2 0%
Crimpshrine 2 0%
Massive Attack 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 469 47%
United Kingdom 205 21%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Germany 29 3%
Canada 29 3%
Sweden 26 3%
Australia 23 2%
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