Top Albums of 1998





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
130
Air Moon Safari Ambient Pop, Downtempo
2
131
Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Contemporary R&B, Neo-Soul
3
252
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea Indie Folk, Indie Rock
4
282
Massive Attack Mezzanine Trip Hop
5
298
Lucinda Williams Car Wheels on a Gravel Road Alt-Country, Americana
6
313
Mercury Rev Deserter's Songs Chamber Pop, Neo-Psychedelia
7
388
Boards of Canada Music Has the Right to Children Ambient Techno, IDM
8
413
OutKast Aquemini Conscious Hip Hop
9
446
Fatboy Slim You've Come a Long Way, Baby Big Beat
10
455
Elliott Smith XO Indie Pop, Singer/Songwriter
11
473
Manu Chao Clandestino Latin Alternative
12
498
Madonna Ray of Light Downtempo, Pop
13
729
Bob Dylan The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 - Live 1966: The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert Contemporary Folk, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
14
750
Pulp This Is Hardcore Art Rock, Britpop
15
801
Beck Mutations Alternative Rock, Folk Rock
16
938
Placebo Without You I'm Nothing Alternative Rock
17
943
Alain Bashung Fantaisie Militaire Nouvelle chanson franšaise
18
948
The Beta Band The Three EP's Indie Rock
19
1073
Billy Bragg & Wilco Mermaid Avenue Alt-Country, Americana, Folk Rock
20
1096
Refused The Shape of Punk to Come Hardcore Punk, Post-Hardcore
21
1240
Calexico The Black Light Alt-Country, Americana
22
1341
Beastie Boys Hello Nasty Hip Hop
23
1465
PJ Harvey Is This Desire? Alternative Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
24
1542
Belle and Sebastian The Boy with the Arab Strap Chamber Pop, Twee Pop
25
1653
Elvis Costello with Burt Bacharach Painted from Memory Adult Contemporary
26
1742
Queens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age Stoner Rock
27
1754
Tortoise TNT Electronic, Experimental Rock, Post-Rock
28
1759
Eels Electro-Shock Blues Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Singer/Songwriter
29
1765
Mark Hollis Mark Hollis Ambient Pop, Singer/Songwriter
30
1830
Gang Starr Moment of Truth Boom Bap
31
1882
Kruder & Dorfmeister The K & D Sessions Trip Hop
32
1894
Cat Power Moon Pix Singer/Songwriter, Slowcore
33
1913
Black Star Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop
34
1935
Pearl Jam Yield Alternative Rock
35
1944
Turbonegro Apocalypse Dudes Glam Punk, Hard Rock
36
2031
Hole Celebrity Skin Alternative Rock, Power Pop
37
2105
R.E.M. Up Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
38
2197
Gomez Bring It On Indie Rock
39
2200
David Gray White Ladder Singer/Songwriter, Soft Rock
40
2222
System of a Down System of a Down Alternative Metal
41
2254
Herbert Around the House Microhouse
42
2329
Korn Follow the Leader Nu Metal
43
2354
UNKLE Psyence Fiction Trip Hop
44
2357
Silver Jews American Water Indie Rock
45
2364
The Afghan Whigs 1965 Alternative Rock
46
2453
Rufus Wainwright Rufus Wainwright Singer/Songwriter
47
2475
Boredoms Super AE Experimental Rock, Noise Rock, Psychedelic Rock
48
2566
Manic Street Preachers This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours Britpop
49
2581
Garbage Version 2.0 Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
50
2592
The Smashing Pumpkins Adore Alternative Rock
51
2597
Sparklehorse Good Morning Spider Lo-Fi Indie
52
2608
Plastikman Consumed Minimal Techno
53
2629
Los Planetas Una semana en el motor de un autobús Indie Rock
54
2648
Jeff Buckley Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk Alternative Rock, Singer/Songwriter
55
2753
Tori Amos From the Choirgirl Hotel Art Pop, Singer/Songwriter
56
2814
Rachid Taha Diwan Ra´
57
2841
Marilyn Manson Mechanical Animals Industrial Rock
58
2873
Propellerheads Decksandrumsand- rockandroll Big Beat

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion ACME Alternative Rock, Blues Rock, Garage Rock
Dixie Chicks Wide Open Spaces Contemporary Country, Country Pop
Leila Like Weather IDM, Indietronica
Arab Strap Philophobia Slowcore
Morcheeba Big Calm Trip Hop
Kid Rock Devil Without a Cause Hard Rock, Rap Rock
Jay-Z Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life Hardcore Hip Hop
Monster Magnet Powertrip Stoner Rock
Sunny Day Real Estate How It Feels to Be Something On Midwest Emo
Talvin Singh OK Atmospheric Drum and Bass
Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves Alternative Rock, Experimental Rock, Noise Rock
Amon Tobin Permutation Drum and Bass, Nu Jazz
Gillian Welch Hell Among the Yearlings Americana, Contemporary Folk
Money Mark Push the Button Indie Pop
Spoon A Series of Sneaks Indie Rock
Catatonia International Velvet Britpop, Indie Rock
Dirty Three Ocean Songs Post-Rock
Royal Trux Accelerator Indie Rock, Noise Rock
Gastr del Sol Camoufleur Chamber Folk, Experimental Rock, Post-Rock
Black Box Recorder England Made Me Indie Pop
Big Punisher Capital Punishment Boom Bap, Gangsta Rap
DMX It's Dark and Hell Is Hot Hardcore Hip Hop
Asian Dub Foundation Rafi's Revenge Breakbeat
The Third Eye Foundation You Guys Kill Me Atmospheric Drum and Bass, Illbient
4 Hero Two Pages Jazzstep
Nick Lowe Dig My Mood Singer/Songwriter
Eliza Carthy Red Rice Contemporary Folk, English Folk Music
Fun Lovin' Criminals 100% Colombian Alternative Rock, Funk
Rae & Christian Northern Sulphuric Soul Trip Hop
Liz Phair Whitechocolatespaceegg Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Rock