Top Albums of 1998





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
113
Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Contemporary R&B, Neo-Soul
2
151
Air Moon Safari Ambient Pop, Downtempo
3
242
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea Indie Folk, Indie Rock
4
257
Lucinda Williams Car Wheels on a Gravel Road Alt-Country, Americana
5
304
Massive Attack Mezzanine Trip Hop
6
363
Mercury Rev Deserter's Songs Chamber Pop, Neo-Psychedelia
7
367
OutKast Aquemini Conscious Hip Hop
8
398
Boards of Canada Music Has the Right to Children Ambient Techno, IDM
9
425
Madonna Ray of Light Downtempo, Pop
10
455
Elliott Smith XO Indie Pop, Singer/Songwriter
11
475
Fatboy Slim You've Come a Long Way, Baby Big Beat
12
486
Manu Chao Clandestino Latin Alternative
13
769
Bob Dylan The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 - Live 1966: The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert Contemporary Folk, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
14
831
Pulp This Is Hardcore Art Rock, Britpop
15
845
Beck Mutations Alternative Rock, Folk Rock
16
972
Alain Bashung Fantaisie Militaire Nouvelle chanson franšaise
17
1042
The Beta Band The Three EP's Indie Rock
18
1069
Billy Bragg & Wilco Mermaid Avenue Alt-Country, Americana, Folk Rock
19
1121
Placebo Without You I'm Nothing Alternative Rock
20
1140
Refused The Shape of Punk to Come Hardcore Punk, Post-Hardcore
21
1243
Calexico The Black Light Alt-Country, Americana
22
1422
Beastie Boys Hello Nasty Hip Hop
23
1506
PJ Harvey Is This Desire? Alternative Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
24
1571
Black Star Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop
25
1623
Belle and Sebastian The Boy with the Arab Strap Chamber Pop, Twee Pop
26
1652
Elvis Costello with Burt Bacharach Painted from Memory Adult Contemporary
27
1714
Tortoise TNT Electronic, Experimental Rock, Post-Rock
28
1821
Eels Electro-Shock Blues Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Singer/Songwriter
29
1833
Kruder & Dorfmeister The K & D Sessions Trip Hop
30
1840
Mark Hollis Mark Hollis Ambient Pop, Singer/Songwriter
31
1923
Cat Power Moon Pix Singer/Songwriter, Slowcore
32
1943
R.E.M. Up Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
33
1994
Gang Starr Moment of Truth Boom Bap
34
2032
Queens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age Stoner Rock
35
2048
Hole Celebrity Skin Alternative Rock, Power Pop
36
2088
Pearl Jam Yield Alternative Rock
37
2163
Rufus Wainwright Rufus Wainwright Singer/Songwriter
38
2298
Herbert Around the House Microhouse
39
2314
Dixie Chicks Wide Open Spaces Contemporary Country, Country Pop
40
2320
Turbonegro Apocalypse Dudes Glam Punk, Hard Rock
41
2354
David Gray White Ladder Singer/Songwriter, Soft Rock
42
2395
Korn Follow the Leader Nu Metal
43
2430
Garbage Version 2.0 Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
44
2459
Gomez Bring It On Indie Rock
45
2495
The Afghan Whigs 1965 Alternative Rock
46
2505
UNKLE Psyence Fiction Trip Hop
47
2506
Silver Jews American Water Indie Rock
48
2585
System of a Down System of a Down Alternative Metal
49
2591
The Smashing Pumpkins Adore Alternative Rock
50
2608
Jeff Buckley Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk Alternative Rock, Singer/Songwriter
51
2615
Rachid Taha Diwan Ra´
52
2626
Los Planetas Una semana en el motor de un autobús Indie Rock
53
2630
Tori Amos From the Choirgirl Hotel Art Pop, Singer/Songwriter
54
2766
Boredoms Super AE Experimental Rock, Noise Rock, Psychedelic Rock
55
2775
Manic Street Preachers This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours Britpop
56
2829
Plastikman Consumed Minimal Techno
57
2839
Propellerheads Decksandrumsand- rockandroll Big Beat
58
2934
Marilyn Manson Mechanical Animals Industrial Rock

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