Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1998

Genre:  Year:  

01
Neutral Milk Hotel
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

Rating: 4.45
10116 votes
02
Elliott Smith
XO

Rating: 4.33
2958 votes
03
Jun Senoue
Sonic Adventure Original Soundtrack

Rating: 4.31
24 votes
04
The Halo Benders
The Rebels Not In

Rating: 4.29
21 votes
05
hide
Ja, Zoo

Rating: 4.23
11 votes
06
Starflyer 59
The Fashion Focus

Rating: 4.15
26 votes
07
The Living End
The Living End

Rating: 4.11
140 votes
08
Eels
Electro-Shock Blues

Rating: 4.11
627 votes
09
Dave Matthews Band
Before These Crowded Streets

Rating: 4.11
215 votes
10
Blue October
The Answers

Rating: 4.1
48 votes
11
Silver Jews
American Water

Rating: 4.1
135 votes
12
Quasi
Featuring "Birds"

Rating: 4.1
17 votes
13
Tori Amos
From The Choirgirl Hotel

Rating: 4.1
141 votes
14
Pedro the Lion
It's Hard To Find A Friend

Rating: 4.1
152 votes
15
Braid
Frame & Canvas

Rating: 4.1
176 votes
16
Mark Hollis
Mark Hollis

Rating: 4.1
88 votes
17
Mock Orange
Nines & Sixes

Rating: 4.1
47 votes
18
Alkaline Trio
Goddamnit

Rating: 4.1
468 votes
19
John Butler Trio
John Butler

Rating: 4.09
61 votes
20
System of a Down
System of a Down

Rating: 4.08
3078 votes
21
Mineral
EndSerenading

Rating: 4.07
404 votes
22
Far
Water & Solutions

Rating: 4.07
122 votes
23
Mansun
Six

Rating: 4.07
38 votes
24
Sloan
Navy Blues

Rating: 4.06
16 votes
25
Duster
Stratosphere

Rating: 4.06
132 votes
26
Sunny Day Real Estate
How It Feels To Be Something On

Rating: 4.06
658 votes
27
PJ Harvey
Is This Desire?

Rating: 4.05
294 votes
28
Anathema
Alternative 4

Rating: 4.05
503 votes
29
Asian Dub Foundation
RAFI's Revenge

Rating: 4.05
11 votes
30
Belle and Sebastian
This Is Just A Modern Rock Song

Rating: 4.04
28 votes
31
Curve
Come Clean

Rating: 4.03
34 votes
32
Luna Sea
SHINE

Rating: 4.03
18 votes
33
Dirty Three
Ocean Songs

Rating: 4.02
108 votes
34
The Pillows
Little Busters

Rating: 4.02
54 votes
35
Local H
Pack Up the Cats

Rating: 4
76 votes
36
Manu Chao
Clandestino

Rating: 4
57 votes
37
Arab Strap
Philophobia

Rating: 4
27 votes
38
Swervedriver
99th Dream

Rating: 4
21 votes
39
Don Caballero
What Burns Never Returns

Rating: 3.99
112 votes
40
System of a Down
Sugar

Rating: 3.98
83 votes
41
Tortoise
TNT

Rating: 3.98
275 votes
42
Karate
The Bed is in The Ocean

Rating: 3.98
21 votes
43
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

Rating: 3.97
337 votes
44
Radiohead
No Surprises

Rating: 3.96
57 votes
45
Therapy?
Semi-Detached

Rating: 3.96
47 votes
46
Jets to Brazil
Orange Rhyming Dictionary

Rating: 3.93
274 votes
47
Placebo
Without You I'm Nothing

Rating: 3.93
407 votes
48
Jimmy Eat World
Jimmy Eat World [EP]

Rating: 3.93
35 votes
49
Dishwalla
And You Think You Know What Life's About

Rating: 3.93
14 votes
50
Cat Power
Moon Pix

Rating: 3.92
264 votes
51
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Strung Out In Heaven

Rating: 3.92
74 votes
52
Alison's Halo
Eyedazzler 1992-1996

Rating: 3.92
36 votes
53
Love Spirals Downwards
Flux

Rating: 3.92
12 votes
54
Mercury Rev
Deserter's Songs

Rating: 3.91
91 votes
55
Queens of the Stone Age
Queens of the Stone Age

Rating: 3.9
1089 votes
56
Pulp
This is Hardcore

Rating: 3.9
128 votes
57
VAST
Visual Audio Sensory Theater

Rating: 3.9
100 votes
58
American Football
American Football EP

Rating: 3.89
239 votes
59
Boom Boom Satellites
Out Loud

Rating: 3.89
14 votes
60
Unwritten Law
Unwritten Law

Rating: 3.89
61 votes
61
Penfold
Amateurs and Professionals

Rating: 3.88
68 votes
62
Elliott
U.S. Songs

Rating: 3.88
32 votes
63
Die Aerzte
13

Rating: 3.87
19 votes
64
The Black Heart Procession
1

Rating: 3.86
22 votes
65
Billy Bragg and Wilco
Mermaid Avenue

Rating: 3.86
29 votes
66
dredg
Leitmotif

Rating: 3.86
611 votes
67
Hooverphonic
Blue Wonder Power Milk

Rating: 3.85
40 votes
68
Belle and Sebastian
The Boy With the Arab Strap

Rating: 3.84
464 votes
69
Gomez
Bring It On

Rating: 3.84
56 votes
70
Hood
Rustic Houses, Forlorn Valleys

Rating: 3.83
12 votes
71
Kidneythieves
Trickster

Rating: 3.82
17 votes
72
Royal Trux
Accelerator

Rating: 3.82
14 votes
73
The Notwist
Shrink

Rating: 3.81
48 votes
74
June of 44
Four Great Points

Rating: 3.8
45 votes
75
Goo Goo Dolls
Dizzy Up The Girl

Rating: 3.78
364 votes
76
Metric
Mainstream EP

Rating: 3.78
18 votes
77
Calexico
The Black Light

Rating: 3.77
39 votes
78
Garbage
Version 2.0

Rating: 3.76
195 votes
79
Phish
The Story of the Ghost

Rating: 3.76
71 votes
80
Semisonic
Feeling Strangely Fine

Rating: 3.75
54 votes
81
Ani DiFranco
Little Plastic Castle

Rating: 3.75
18 votes
82
3
Paint By Number

Rating: 3.73
50 votes
83
Archers of Loaf
White Trash Heroes

Rating: 3.73
40 votes
84
Soul Coughing
El Oso

Rating: 3.72
37 votes
85
Barenaked Ladies
Stunt

Rating: 3.72
139 votes
86
Bright Eyes
Letting Off the Happiness

Rating: 3.71
448 votes
87
Queens of the Stone Age
Split: Queens of the Stone Age/Beaver

Rating: 3.71
51 votes
88
Pearl Jam
Yield

Rating: 3.7
1490 votes
89
Mark Lanegan
Scraps at Midnight

Rating: 3.7
30 votes
90
Alkaline Trio
For Your Lungs Only

Rating: 3.7
15 votes
91
Of Montreal
The Bedside Drama: A Petite Tragedy

Rating: 3.69
29 votes
92
The Afghan Whigs
1965

Rating: 3.69
118 votes
93
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

Rating: 3.68
11 votes
94
12 Rods
Split Personalities

Rating: 3.67
12 votes
95
Saves the Day
Can't Slow Down

Rating: 3.66
169 votes
96
Bran Van 3000
Glee

Rating: 3.66
16 votes
97
Cake
Prolonging The Magic

Rating: 3.66
160 votes
98
Stabbing Westward
Darkest Days

Rating: 3.65
126 votes
99
Beck
Mutations

Rating: 3.64
596 votes
100
Graham Coxon
The Sky Is Too High

Rating: 3.64
14 votes
101
Spoon
Series of Sneaks

Rating: 3.63
142 votes
102
Guster
Goldfly

Rating: 3.63
90 votes
103
The Offspring
A Piece of Americana

Rating: 3.63
23 votes
104
Pele
Teaching The History Of Teaching Geography

Rating: 3.63
16 votes
105
Joan of Arc
How Memory Works

Rating: 3.62
74 votes
106
The Offspring
Americana

Rating: 3.62
1383 votes
107
The Smashing Pumpkins
Adore

Rating: 3.61
2817 votes
108
Mudhoney
Tomorrow Hit Today

Rating: 3.61
28 votes
109
Sharks Keep Moving
Dead Strings And Drifters EP

Rating: 3.6
25 votes
110
Fuel
Sunburn

Rating: 3.6
140 votes
111
Jerry Cantrell
Boggy Depot

Rating: 3.59
274 votes
112
The Appleseed Cast
The End of Ring Wars

Rating: 3.59
186 votes
113
Idlewild
Hope Is Important

Rating: 3.58
30 votes
114
Dc Talk
Supernatural

Rating: 3.58
102 votes
115
Finger Eleven
Tip

Rating: 3.57
102 votes
116
AFI
A Fire Inside

Rating: 3.57
176 votes
117
The Tragically Hip
Phantom Power

Rating: 3.56
32 votes
118
Death Cab for Cutie
Something About Airplanes

Rating: 3.54
873 votes
119
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

Rating: 3.53
16 votes
120
Gastr del Sol
Camoufleur

Rating: 3.53
17 votes
121
Coldplay
Safety

Rating: 3.52
21 votes
122
Blonde Redhead
In an Expression of the Inexpressible

Rating: 3.5
38 votes
123
Gob
How Far Shallow Takes You

Rating: 3.5
25 votes
124
Manic Street Preachers
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours

Rating: 3.49
156 votes
125
Alanis Morissette
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie

Rating: 3.49
106 votes
126
Modest Mouse
The Fruit That Ate Itself

Rating: 3.45
528 votes
127
Rufus Wainwright
Rufus Wainwright

Rating: 3.44
34 votes
128
Hole
Celebrity Skin

Rating: 3.42
282 votes
129
Do Make Say Think
Do Make Say Think

Rating: 3.42
142 votes
130
Muse
Muse

Rating: 3.41
43 votes
131
Billy Talent
Watoosh!

Rating: 3.39
85 votes
132
Candlebox
Happy Pills

Rating: 3.38
50 votes
133
Catatonia
International Velvet

Rating: 3.33
18 votes
134
Spacehog
The Chinese Album

Rating: 3.33
18 votes
135
Econoline Crush
The Devil You Know

Rating: 3.33
12 votes
136
Primus
Rhinoplasty

Rating: 3.32
100 votes
137
God Lives Underwater
Life in the So-Called Space Age

Rating: 3.31
26 votes
138
Imogen Heap
I Megaphone

Rating: 3.3
73 votes
139
Eve 6
Eve 6

Rating: 3.3
108 votes
140
Cold
Cold

Rating: 3.29
278 votes
141
Everlast
Whitey Ford Sings The Blues

Rating: 3.28
52 votes
142
Jaga Jazzist
Magazine

Rating: 3.25
14 votes
143
Liz Phair
Whitechocolatespaceegg

Rating: 3.24
19 votes
144
Rocket From The Crypt
RFTC

Rating: 3.23
11 votes
145
Slightly Stoopid
The Longest Barrel Ride

Rating: 3.21
40 votes
146
Ash
Nu-Clear Sounds

Rating: 3.2
22 votes
147
Sonic Youth
Silver Session (For Jason Knuth)

Rating: 3.15
20 votes
148
Envy
From Here To Eternity

Rating: 3.13
60 votes
149
Cursive
The Storms of Early Summer: Semantics of

Rating: 3.12
69 votes
150
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dea

Rating: 3.11
49 votes
151
Destroyer
City Of Daughters

Rating: 3.1
30 votes
152
Taproot
...Something More Than Nothing

Rating: 3.08
12 votes
153
The Faint
Media

Rating: 3.03
20 votes



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