Best Albums of 1998

Listed below are the best albums of 1998 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 greatest album charts.

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1998 year summaryThe best artists of 1998 were Neutral Milk Hotel, Massive Attack, Air (FR), OutKast, Boards Of Canada, Lauryn Hill, Elliott Smith, Madonna, Mercury Rev and Eels.
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1998
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222
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 10 of 100

Best Albums of 1998 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 17 2%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
Ringo Starr 2 0%
Miles Davis 2 0%
Bright Eyes 2 0%
Brad Mehldau 2 0%
Santana 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 449 45%
United Kingdom 207 21%
Mixed Nationality 41 4%
Germany 32 3%
Sweden 31 3%
Japan 29 3%
Canada 26 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 917 92%
Yes 83 8%
Live? Albums %
No 963 96%
Yes 37 4%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
Best Albums of 1970
1. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
2. After The Gold Rush by Neil Young
3. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
4. All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
5. John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon
6. Bitches Brew by Miles Davis
7. Moondance by Van Morrison
8. Led Zeppelin III by Led Zeppelin
9. Cosmo's Factory by Creedence Clearwater Revival
10. Fun House by The Stooges
11. Let It Be by The Beatles
12. Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek & The Dominos
13. Loaded by The Velvet Underground
14. Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath
15. Déjà Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
16. American Beauty by Grateful Dead
17. Deep Purple In Rock by Deep Purple
18. Abraxas by Santana
19. Tea For The Tillerman by Cat Stevens
20. Atom Heart Mother by Pink Floyd
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