Best Albums of 1998

Listed below are the best albums of 1998 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 39,000 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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1998
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91,590
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1998
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18,778
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12,628
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10,384
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9,306
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1998
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6,716
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6,442
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5,521
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4,913
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4,261
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1998 composition

Country Albums %


United States 465 46%
United Kingdom 201 20%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Germany 30 3%
Canada 29 3%
Sweden 28 3%
Japan 25 2%
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