Top Albums of 1998





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
124
Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Contemporary R&B, Neo-Soul
2
130
Air Moon Safari Ambient Pop, Downtempo
3
242
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea Indie Folk, Indie Rock
4
276
Massive Attack Mezzanine Trip Hop
5
303
Lucinda Williams Car Wheels on a Gravel Road Alt-Country, Americana
6
310
Mercury Rev Deserter's Songs Chamber Pop, Neo-Psychedelia
7
379
Boards of Canada Music Has the Right to Children Ambient Techno, IDM
8
414
OutKast Aquemini Conscious Hip Hop
9
444
Elliott Smith XO Indie Pop, Singer/Songwriter
10
445
Fatboy Slim You've Come a Long Way, Baby Big Beat
11
489
Manu Chao Clandestino Latin Alternative
12
494
Madonna Ray of Light Downtempo, Pop
13
732
Pulp This Is Hardcore Art Rock, Britpop
14
752
Bob Dylan The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 - Live 1966: The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert Contemporary Folk, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
15
785
Beck Mutations Alternative Rock, Folk Rock
16
940
The Beta Band The Three EP's Indie Rock
17
944
Alain Bashung Fantaisie Militaire Nouvelle chanson franšaise
18
963
Placebo Without You I'm Nothing Alternative Rock
19
1086
Billy Bragg & Wilco Mermaid Avenue Alt-Country, Americana, Folk Rock
20
1105
Refused The Shape of Punk to Come Hardcore Punk, Post-Hardcore
21
1272
Calexico The Black Light Alt-Country, Americana
22
1381
Beastie Boys Hello Nasty Hip Hop
23
1467
PJ Harvey Is This Desire? Alternative Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
24
1590
Belle and Sebastian The Boy with the Arab Strap Chamber Pop, Twee Pop
25
1739
Elvis Costello with Burt Bacharach Painted from Memory Adult Contemporary
26
1740
Tortoise TNT Electronic, Experimental Rock, Post-Rock
27
1752
Eels Electro-Shock Blues Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Singer/Songwriter
28
1799
Queens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age Stoner Rock
29
1838
Mark Hollis Mark Hollis Ambient Pop, Singer/Songwriter
30
1848
Gang Starr Moment of Truth Boom Bap
31
1911
Kruder & Dorfmeister The K & D Sessions Trip Hop
32
1929
Cat Power Moon Pix Singer/Songwriter, Slowcore
33
1933
Black Star Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop
34
2005
Hole Celebrity Skin Alternative Rock, Power Pop
35
2028
Pearl Jam Yield Alternative Rock
36
2037
Turbonegro Apocalypse Dudes Glam Punk, Hard Rock
37
2063
R.E.M. Up Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
38
2179
Gomez Bring It On Indie Rock
39
2227
David Gray White Ladder Singer/Songwriter, Soft Rock
40
2254
Herbert Around the House Microhouse
41
2305
System of a Down System of a Down Alternative Metal
42
2327
Korn Follow the Leader Nu Metal
43
2354
The Afghan Whigs 1965 Alternative Rock
44
2415
UNKLE Psyence Fiction Trip Hop
45
2461
Rufus Wainwright Rufus Wainwright Singer/Songwriter
46
2505
Silver Jews American Water Indie Rock
47
2535
Boredoms Super AE Experimental Rock, Noise Rock, Psychedelic Rock
48
2565
The Smashing Pumpkins Adore Alternative Rock
49
2569
Plastikman Consumed Minimal Techno
50
2576
Sparklehorse Good Morning Spider Lo-Fi Indie
51
2622
Jeff Buckley Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk Alternative Rock, Singer/Songwriter
52
2648
Garbage Version 2.0 Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
53
2660
Los Planetas Una semana en el motor de un autobús Indie Rock
54
2670
Manic Street Preachers This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours Britpop
55
2778
Tori Amos From the Choirgirl Hotel Art Pop, Singer/Songwriter
56
2822
Rachid Taha Diwan Ra´
57
2867
Propellerheads Decksandrumsand- rockandroll Big Beat
58
2876
Marilyn Manson Mechanical Animals Industrial Rock

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
Arab Strap Philophobia Slowcore
Leila Like Weather IDM, Indietronica
Morcheeba Big Calm Trip Hop
Jay-Z Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life Hardcore Hip Hop
Kid Rock Devil Without a Cause Hard Rock, Rap Rock
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
Dirty Three Ocean Songs Post-Rock
Royal Trux Accelerator Indie Rock, Noise Rock
Gastr del Sol Camoufleur Chamber Folk, Experimental Rock, Post-Rock
Catatonia International Velvet Britpop, Indie Rock
Black Box Recorder England Made Me Indie Pop
Big Punisher Capital Punishment Boom Bap, Gangsta Rap
Asian Dub Foundation Rafi's Revenge Breakbeat
DMX It's Dark and Hell Is Hot Hardcore Hip Hop
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