Top Albums of 1998

RankAll Time
ArtistAlbumGenresBuy from
1 139 Air Moon Safari Ambient Pop, Downtempo
2 154 Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Contemporary R&B, Neo-Soul
3 261 Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea Indie Folk, Indie Rock
4 336 Lucinda Williams Car Wheels on a Gravel Road Alt-Country, Americana
5 342 Massive Attack Mezzanine Trip Hop
6 362 Mercury Rev Deserter's Songs Chamber Pop, Neo-Psychedelia
7 410 Boards of Canada Music Has the Right to Children Ambient Techno, IDM
8 459 OutKast Aquemini Conscious Hip Hop
9 473 Fatboy Slim You've Come a Long Way, Baby Big Beat
10 500 Elliott Smith XO Indie Pop, Singer/Songwriter
11 544 Madonna Ray of Light Downtempo, Pop
12 548 Manu Chao Clandestino Latin Alternative
13 843 Beck Mutations Alternative Rock, Folk Rock
14 867 Pulp This Is Hardcore Art Rock, Britpop
15 901 Bob Dylan The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 - Live 1966: The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert Contemporary Folk, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
16 916 Placebo Without You I'm Nothing Alternative Rock
17 1047 The Beta Band The Three EP's Indie Rock
18 1140 Billy Bragg & Wilco Mermaid Avenue Alt-Country, Americana, Folk Rock
19 1187 Refused The Shape of Punk to Come Hardcore Punk, Post-Hardcore
20 1219 Beastie Boys Hello Nasty Hip Hop
21 1315 Alain Bashung Fantaisie Militaire Nouvelle chanson franšaise     
22 1333 Calexico The Black Light Alt-Country, Americana
23 1419 PJ Harvey Is This Desire? Alternative Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
24 1577 Belle and Sebastian The Boy with the Arab Strap Chamber Pop, Twee Pop
25 1658 Elvis Costello with Burt Bacharach Painted from Memory Adult Contemporary
26 1670 Tortoise TNT Electronic, Experimental Rock, Post-Rock
27 1747 Queens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age Stoner Rock
28 1748 Eels Electro-Shock Blues Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Singer/Songwriter
29 1879 Black Star Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop
30 1932 Gang Starr Moment of Truth Boom Bap
31 1972 Cat Power Moon Pix Singer/Songwriter, Slowcore
32 2039 R.E.M. Up Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
33 2049 Pearl Jam Yield Alternative Rock     
34 2084 Mark Hollis Mark Hollis Ambient Pop, Singer/Songwriter
35 2112 Herbert Around the House Microhouse
36 2140 Gomez Bring It On Indie Rock
37 2147 David Gray White Ladder Singer/Songwriter, Soft Rock
38 2152 Turbonegro Apocalypse Dudes Glam Punk, Hard Rock
39 2155 UNKLE Psyence Fiction Trip Hop
40 2179 Kruder & Dorfmeister The K & D Sessions Trip Hop     
41 2205 Hole Celebrity Skin Alternative Rock, Power Pop
42 2228 System of a Down System of a Down Alternative Metal
43 2310 The Afghan Whigs 1965 Alternative Rock
44 2333 Silver Jews American Water Indie Rock
45 2398 Korn Follow the Leader Nu Metal
46 2418 Boredoms Super AE Experimental Rock, Noise Rock, Psychedelic Rock
47 2443 Garbage Version 2.0 Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
48 2449 Manic Street Preachers This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours Britpop
49 2462 Rufus Wainwright Rufus Wainwright Singer/Songwriter
50 2519 The Smashing Pumpkins Adore Alternative Rock
51 2623 Propellerheads Decksandrumsandrockandroll Big Beat
52 2665 Plastikman Consumed Minimal Techno     
53 2696 Los Planetas Una semana en el motor de un autobús Indie Rock     
54 2747 Jeff Buckley Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk Alternative Rock, Singer/Songwriter
55 2816 Marilyn Manson Mechanical Animals Industrial Rock
56 2884 Sparklehorse Good Morning Spider Lo-Fi Indie
57 2918 Tori Amos From the Choirgirl Hotel Art Pop, Singer/Songwriter
58 2959 The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion ACME Alternative Rock, Blues Rock, Garage Rock

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