Best Albums of 1998


01
Refused
The Shape of Punk to Come

4.51
2530 votes
02
Neutral Milk Hotel
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

4.44
4289 votes
03
Koji Kondo
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time OST

4.43
283 votes
04
The Seatbelts
Cowboy Bebop

4.42
236 votes
05
OutKast
Aquemini

4.41
1101 votes
06
Massive Attack
Mezzanine

4.39
2431 votes
07
Gorguts
Obscura

4.38
1071 votes
08
Black Star
Black Star

4.37
650 votes
09
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.37
2667 votes
10
Gang Starr
Moment of Truth

4.37
380 votes
11
Catch 22
Keasbey Nights

4.36
602 votes
12
Boards of Canada
Music Has the Right to Children

4.33
1469 votes
13
Elliott Smith
XO

4.32
1257 votes
14
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.29
911 votes
15
Lauryn Hill
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

4.28
357 votes
16
Big Pun
Capital Punishment

4.26
224 votes
17
The Gathering
How to Measure a Planet?

4.26
286 votes
18
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.24
319 votes
19
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
2630 votes
20
The Dynospectrum
Dynospectrum

4.2
67 votes
21
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.19
79 votes
22
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aégis

4.18
157 votes
23
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.17
352 votes
24
Strung Out
Twisted By Design

4.17
197 votes
25
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

4.17
42 votes
26
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.16
264 votes
27
The Chasm
Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph

4.14
80 votes
28
Mineral
EndSerenading

4.14
358 votes
29
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.13
301 votes
30
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.13
84 votes
31
Buckethead
Colma

4.13
359 votes
32
Kruder and Dorfmeister
The K&D Sessions

4.13
69 votes
33
Duster
Stratosphere

4.13
119 votes
34
Goodie Mob
Still Standing

4.13
59 votes
35
Metal Gear Solid
Metal Gear Solid Soundtrack

4.12
33 votes
36
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.12
71 votes
37
Therion
Vovin

4.12
176 votes
38
Eels
Electro-Shock Blues

4.12
286 votes
39
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.12
55 votes
40
Motorpsycho
Trust Us

4.12
52 votes
41
Dave Matthews Band
Before These Crowded Streets

4.11
245 votes
42
The Living End
The Living End

4.11
148 votes
43
Mark Hollis
Mark Hollis

4.11
135 votes
44
Silver Jews
American Water

4.11
178 votes
45
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.1
182 votes
46
Braid
Frame & Canvas

4.1
230 votes
47
Saetia
Saetia

4.1
140 votes
48
Aceyalone
Book of Human Language

4.1
51 votes
49
Pedro the Lion
It's Hard To Find A Friend

4.1
103 votes
50
Kool G. Rap
Roots Of Evil

4.1
31 votes
51
Tori Amos
From the Choirgirl Hotel

4.1
186 votes
52
PJ Harvey
Is This Desire?

4.1
234 votes
53
Alkaline Trio
Goddamnit

4.09
613 votes
54
Mulatu Astatke
Ethiopiques 4: Ethio Jazz & Musique Instrumentale

4.09
32 votes
55
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.09
49 votes
56
Floorpunch
Fast Times At The Jersey Shore

4.09
44 votes
57
Air
Moon Safari

4.08
677 votes
58
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
3683 votes
59
Current 93
Soft Black Stars

4.08
60 votes
60
Amon Tobin
Permutation

4.08
210 votes
61
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.08
725 votes
62
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4.07
107 votes
63
Lucinda Williams
Car Wheels On A Gravel Road

4.07
61 votes
64
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.07
251 votes
65
Autechre
LP5

4.07
251 votes
66
Sunny Day Real Estate
How It Feels To Be Something On

4.07
488 votes
67
Knapsack
This Conversation Is Ending Starting Right Now

4.06
132 votes
68
Spiritual Beggars
Mantra III

4.06
40 votes
69
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
657 votes
70
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.06
106 votes
71
John Butler Trio
John Butler

4.06
66 votes
72
Hieroglyphics
3rd Eye Vision

4.06
125 votes
73
Blue October
The Answers

4.06
59 votes
74
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.06
34 votes
75
Jun Senoue
Sonic Adventure Original Soundtrack

4.06
35 votes
76
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.06
27 votes
77
Dillinger Four
Midwestern Songs of the Americas

4.05
113 votes
78
Supercar
Three Out Change

4.05
21 votes
79
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

4.05
32 votes
80
Manu Chao
Clandestino

4.05
75 votes
81
Kylie Minogue
Impossible Princess

4.05
44 votes
82
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.04
67 votes
83
Malice Mizer
Merveilles

4.04
46 votes
84
R. Kelly
R.

4.04
23 votes
85
Mock Orange
Nines & Sixes

4.04
59 votes
86
John Zorn
The Circle Maker

4.04
36 votes
87
The Pillows
Little Busters

4.04
49 votes
88
Lagwagon
Let's Talk About Feelings

4.04
270 votes
89
16 Horsepower
Low Estate

4.04
54 votes
90
Unwound
Challenge For a Civilized Society

4.04
190 votes
91
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.03
30 votes
92
Mercury Rev
Deserter's Songs

4.03
150 votes
93
The Coup
Steal This Album

4.03
32 votes
94
Dirty Three
Ocean Songs

4.03
149 votes
95
Curve
Come Clean

4.02
25 votes
96
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.02
27 votes
97
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4.02
58 votes
98
Therapy?
Semi-Detached

4.02
61 votes
99
Far
Water & Solutions

4.02
162 votes
100
The Broadways
Broken Star

4.02
33 votes
101
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.02
33 votes
102
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

4.01
110 votes
103
Richard Youngs
Sapphie

4.01
40 votes
104
Don Caballero
What Burns Never Returns

4.01
165 votes
105
At the Drive-In
In/Casino/Out

4.01
1541 votes
106
Tortoise
TNT

4
360 votes
107
John Carpenter
Halloween 20th Anniversary Edition

4
26 votes
108
Local H
Pack Up the Cats

4
58 votes
109
Maxwell
Embrya

4
29 votes
110
Samael
Exodus

4
30 votes
111
Time Machines
Time Machines

4
24 votes
112
Sunhouse
Crazy on the Weekend

3.99
63 votes
113
Less Than Jake
Hello Rockview

3.99
517 votes
114
Mansun
Six

3.99
60 votes
115
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

3.99
283 votes
116
AZ
Pieces of a Man

3.99
52 votes
117
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

3.99
552 votes
118
X Japan
The Last Song

3.99
48 votes
119
Desert Sessions
Volumes 1 & 2

3.99
81 votes
120
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

3.99
119 votes
121
Z-Ro
Look What You Did to Me

3.98
32 votes
122
Pete Rock
Soul Survivor

3.98
29 votes
123
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

3.98
29 votes
124
DMX
It's Dark and Hell Is Hot

3.98
250 votes
125
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.98
1406 votes
126
Joe Satriani
Crystal Planet

3.98
163 votes
127
Elend
The Umbersun

3.98
23 votes
128
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.98
115 votes
129
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

3.98
100 votes
130
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.97
427 votes
131
Penfold
Amateurs and Professionals

3.97
147 votes
132
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.97
589 votes
133
Quasi
Featuring "Birds"

3.97
23 votes
134
Pulp
This is Hardcore

3.97
201 votes
135
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

3.96
42 votes
136
The Seatbelts
No Disc

3.96
27 votes
137
Shpongle
Are You Shpongled?

3.96
270 votes
138
Jets to Brazil
Orange Rhyming Dictionary

3.96
189 votes
139
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.96
122 votes
140
Squarepusher
Big Loada

3.96
35 votes
141
Starflyer 59
The Fashion Focus

3.96
23 votes
142
Grief
Torso

3.95
31 votes
143
Boredoms
Super Ae

3.95
176 votes
144
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

3.95
38 votes
145
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.95
384 votes
146
Order From Chaos
An Ending In Fire

3.95
28 votes
147
Cat Power
Moon Pix

3.95
186 votes
148
System of a Down
Sugar

3.95
82 votes
149
The Notwist
Shrink

3.94
36 votes
150
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.94
196 votes
151
Conception
Flow

3.94
49 votes
152
I Shalt Become
Wanderings

3.94
39 votes
153
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.93
258 votes
154
VAST
Visual Audio Sensory Theater

3.93
113 votes
155
Extol
Burial

3.93
97 votes
156
Billy Bragg and Wilco
Mermaid Avenue

3.93
44 votes
157
Placebo
Without You I'm Nothing

3.93
519 votes
158
Sutcliffe Jugend
When Pornography Is No Longer Enough

3.93
21 votes
159
Doseone
Hemispheres

3.93
21 votes
160
Shakira
¿Dónde Están los Ladrones?

3.93
56 votes
161
Lungfish
Artificial Horizon

3.92
25 votes
162
Soundtrack (Disney)
Mulan

3.92
27 votes
163
Kid Dynamite
Kid Dynamite

3.92
115 votes
164
Whitehouse
Mummy and Daddy

3.92
30 votes
165
Del tha Funkee Homosapien
Future Development

3.92
60 votes
166
UNKLE
Psyence Fiction

3.91
264 votes
167
Karate
The Bed is in The Ocean

3.91
28 votes
168
Fugazi
End Hits

3.91
492 votes
169
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.91
748 votes
170
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.91
69 votes
171
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.9
21 votes
172
Arab Strap
Philophobia

3.9
62 votes
173
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.9
46 votes
174
Megaherz
Kopfschuss

3.9
24 votes
175
Good Riddance
Ballads From the Revolution

3.9
43 votes
176
Botch
American Nervoso

3.89
670 votes
177
Unwritten Law
Unwritten Law

3.89
66 votes
178
Jurassic 5
Jurassic 5 LP

3.89
80 votes
179
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.89
75 votes
180
Skepticism
Aes(EP)

3.89
23 votes
181
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.89
32 votes
182
Medeski, Martin and Wood
Combustication

3.89
22 votes
183
American Football
American Football EP

3.88
357 votes
184
Queens of the Stone Age
Queens of the Stone Age

3.88
1422 votes
185
Xzibit
40 Dayz & 40 Nightz

3.88
38 votes
186
Anata
The Infernal Depths of Hatred

3.88
83 votes
187
Arena
The Visitor

3.88
29 votes
188
John Scofield
A Go Go (feat. Medeski, Martin & Wood)

3.88
29 votes
189
Mago de Oz
La Leyenda de la Mancha

3.88
45 votes
190
Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment

3.87
314 votes
191
Powderfinger
Internationalist

3.87
59 votes
192
Clutch
The Elephant Riders

3.87
234 votes
193
Ludovico Einaudi
Le Onde

3.87
39 votes
194
Spock's Beard
The Kindness Of Strangers

3.87
35 votes
195
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.87
31 votes
196
Belle and Sebastian
The Boy With the Arab Strap

3.87
329 votes
197
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.87
41 votes
198
Bedhead
Transaction De Novo

3.87
26 votes
199
Alison's Halo
Eyedazzler 1992-1996

3.86
77 votes
200
Devin The Dude
Devin the Dude

3.86
29 votes



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