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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 28,000 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:1,713 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:78,326
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,906 votes)
Comments: 326 comments
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2.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:608 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:14,912
Rank in 1990s35Overall Rank:154
Average Rating:  82/100 (777 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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3.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:520 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:10,996
Rank in 1990s50Overall Rank:218
Average Rating:  81/100 (633 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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4.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:379 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:8,866
Rank in 1990s54Overall Rank:261
Average Rating:  81/100 (457 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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5.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:324 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:7,211
Rank in 1990s62Overall Rank:327
Average Rating:  80/100 (405 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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6.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:283 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:5,167
Rank in 1990s86Overall Rank:436
Average Rating:  81/100 (391 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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7.

The Miseducation of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:288 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:5,052
Rank in 1990s88Overall Rank:445
Average Rating:  74/100 (437 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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8.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:270 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:4,729
Rank in 1990s95Overall Rank:470
Average Rating:  79/100 (323 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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9.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:4,575
Rank in 1990s98Overall Rank:490
Average Rating:  72/100 (392 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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10.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:261 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:3,768
Rank in 1990s119Overall Rank:573
Average Rating:  81/100 (329 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of 1998 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 14 1%
Grateful Dead 3 0%
Linton Kwesi Johnson 2 0%
Bright Eyes 2 0%
Lynyrd Skynyrd 2 0%
Crimpshrine 2 0%
Prince 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 474 47%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Germany 27 3%
Canada 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Australia 26 3%
Japan 25 3%
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