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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:2,059 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:90,433
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,370 votes)
Comments: 380 comments
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2.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:806 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:18,683
Rank in 1990s29Overall Rank:143
Average Rating:  83/100 (988 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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3.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:645 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:12,526
Rank in 1990s50Overall Rank:225
Average Rating:  81/100 (800 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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4.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:489 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:10,223
Rank in 1990s56Overall Rank:277
Average Rating:  81/100 (586 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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5.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:459 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:9,201
Rank in 1990s61Overall Rank:315
Average Rating:  82/100 (561 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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6.

The Miseducation Of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:412 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:6,639
Rank in 1990s79Overall Rank:400
Average Rating:  76/100 (573 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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7.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:368 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:6,332
Rank in 1990s85Overall Rank:423
Average Rating:  82/100 (501 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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8.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:315 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:5,153
Rank in 1990s100Overall Rank:513
Average Rating:  73/100 (482 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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9.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:317 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:4,822
Rank in 1990s109Overall Rank:552
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:4,061
Rank in 1990s132Overall Rank:640
Average Rating:  81/100 (392 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%
Deep Purple 2 0%
Plastikman 2 0%
Massive Attack 2 0%
Belle And Sebastian 2 0%
Hank Williams 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 466 47%
United Kingdom 203 20%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
Germany 29 3%
Canada 27 3%
Sweden 27 3%
Australia 21 2%
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