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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:2,062 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:90,726
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,369 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:144
Average Rating:  83/100 (988 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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3.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:642 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:12,508
Rank in 1990s50Overall Rank:226
Average Rating:  81/100 (801 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:10,240
Rank in 1990s55Overall Rank:277
Average Rating:  81/100 (587 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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5.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:459 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:9,211
Rank in 1990s61Overall Rank:316
Average Rating:  82/100 (560 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:6,640
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:369 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:6,343
Rank in 1990s85Overall Rank:424
Average Rating:  82/100 (501 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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8.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:316 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:5,152
Rank in 1990s101Overall Rank:518
Average Rating:  73/100 (479 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:4,823
Rank in 1990s108Overall Rank:550
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:316 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:4,033
Rank in 1990s133Overall Rank:648
Average Rating:  81/100 (390 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%
John Lennon 2 0%
Deep Purple 2 0%
Massive Attack 2 0%
Plastikman 2 0%
Belle And Sebastian 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 463 46%
United Kingdom 205 21%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Germany 29 3%
Canada 27 3%
Sweden 27 3%
Australia 22 2%
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