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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253
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228
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223
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99.
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219
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214
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 10 of 100

Best Albums of 1998 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 17 2%
The Rolling Stones 2 0%
Santana 2 0%
Deep Purple 2 0%
Pearl Jam 2 0%
Mark Knopfler 2 0%
Unwound 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 448 45%
United Kingdom 206 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%
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