Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1998

Genre:  Year:  

01
Neutral Milk Hotel
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

Rating: 4.45
10173 votes
02
Elliott Smith
XO

Rating: 4.33
2970 votes
03
The Halo Benders
The Rebels Not In

Rating: 4.29
21 votes
04
hide
Ja, Zoo

Rating: 4.23
11 votes
05
Jun Senoue
Sonic Adventure Original Soundtrack

Rating: 4.22
25 votes
06
Starflyer 59
The Fashion Focus

Rating: 4.15
26 votes
07
Voltaire
The Devil's Bris

Rating: 4.14
11 votes
08
Dave Matthews Band
Before These Crowded Streets

Rating: 4.11
216 votes
09
The Living End
The Living End

Rating: 4.11
140 votes
10
Eels
Electro-Shock Blues

Rating: 4.11
633 votes
11
Mark Hollis
Mark Hollis

Rating: 4.1
86 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
154 votes
15
Silver Jews
American Water

Rating: 4.1
134 votes
16
Alkaline Trio
Goddamnit

Rating: 4.1
471 votes
17
Blue October
The Answers

Rating: 4.09
49 votes
18
Braid
Frame & Canvas

Rating: 4.09
177 votes
19
John Butler Trio
John Butler

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

Rating: 4.08
3093 votes
21
Mineral
EndSerenading

Rating: 4.07
414 votes
22
Mock Orange
Nines & Sixes

Rating: 4.07
49 votes
23
Mansun
Six

Rating: 4.07
38 votes
24
Sunny Day Real Estate
How It Feels To Be Something On

Rating: 4.07
676 votes
25
Sloan
Navy Blues

Rating: 4.06
16 votes
26
Far
Water & Solutions

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

Rating: 4.06
300 votes
28
Duster
Stratosphere

Rating: 4.06
132 votes
29
Anathema
Alternative 4

Rating: 4.06
511 votes
30
Asian Dub Foundation
RAFI's Revenge

Rating: 4.05
11 votes
31
Belle and Sebastian
This Is Just A Modern Rock Song

Rating: 4.04
28 votes
32
Curve
Come Clean

Rating: 4.03
36 votes
33
Luna Sea
SHINE

Rating: 4.03
18 votes
34
Arab Strap
Philophobia

Rating: 4.02
27 votes
35
Dirty Three
Ocean Songs

Rating: 4.02
110 votes
36
The Pillows
Little Busters

Rating: 4.02
58 votes
37
Unwound
Challenge For a Civilized Society

Rating: 4.02
93 votes
38
Manu Chao
Clandestino

Rating: 4
57 votes
39
Swervedriver
99th Dream

Rating: 4
21 votes
40
Don Caballero
What Burns Never Returns

Rating: 3.99
113 votes
41
Local H
Pack Up the Cats

Rating: 3.99
80 votes
42
System of a Down
Sugar

Rating: 3.98
82 votes
43
Tortoise
TNT

Rating: 3.98
276 votes
44
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

Rating: 3.96
336 votes
45
Placebo
Without You I'm Nothing

Rating: 3.93
406 votes
46
Jimmy Eat World
Jimmy Eat World [EP]

Rating: 3.93
35 votes
47
Dishwalla
And You Think You Know What Life's About

Rating: 3.93
14 votes
48
Karate
The Bed is in The Ocean

Rating: 3.93
20 votes
49
Jets to Brazil
Orange Rhyming Dictionary

Rating: 3.92
278 votes
50
Cat Power
Moon Pix

Rating: 3.92
264 votes
51
Alison's Halo
Eyedazzler 1992-1996

Rating: 3.92
36 votes
52
Love Spirals Downwards
Flux

Rating: 3.92
12 votes
53
Mercury Rev
Deserter's Songs

Rating: 3.91
91 votes
54
Pulp
This is Hardcore

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

Rating: 3.9
1097 votes
56
VAST
Visual Audio Sensory Theater

Rating: 3.9
101 votes
57
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Strung Out In Heaven

Rating: 3.9
78 votes
58
Boom Boom Satellites
Out Loud

Rating: 3.89
14 votes
59
American Football
American Football EP

Rating: 3.89
241 votes
60
Unwritten Law
Unwritten Law

Rating: 3.89
61 votes
61
Elliott
U.S. Songs

Rating: 3.88
32 votes
62
Die Aerzte
13

Rating: 3.87
19 votes
63
The Black Heart Procession
1

Rating: 3.86
22 votes
64
dredg
Leitmotif

Rating: 3.86
612 votes
65
Hooverphonic
Blue Wonder Power Milk

Rating: 3.85
40 votes
66
Penfold
Amateurs and Professionals

Rating: 3.85
69 votes
67
Belle and Sebastian
The Boy With the Arab Strap

Rating: 3.84
476 votes
68
Gomez
Bring It On

Rating: 3.84
56 votes
69
Billy Bragg and Wilco
Mermaid Avenue

Rating: 3.83
30 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
28 votes
73
June of 44
Four Great Points

Rating: 3.82
46 votes
74
The Notwist
Shrink

Rating: 3.81
48 votes
75
Goo Goo Dolls
Dizzy Up The Girl

Rating: 3.78
365 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
392 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
Archers of Loaf
White Trash Heroes

Rating: 3.73
40 votes
83
Soul Coughing
El Oso

Rating: 3.72
37 votes
84
Bright Eyes
Letting Off the Happiness

Rating: 3.71
448 votes
85
Mark Lanegan
Scraps at Midnight

Rating: 3.71
31 votes
86
Barenaked Ladies
Stunt

Rating: 3.71
139 votes
87
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

Rating: 3.71
879 votes
88
Queens of the Stone Age
Split: Queens of the Stone Age/Beaver

Rating: 3.71
51 votes
89
3
Paint By Number

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

Rating: 3.7
15 votes
91
Pearl Jam
Yield

Rating: 3.7
1502 votes
92
Of Montreal
The Bedside Drama: A Petite Tragedy

Rating: 3.7
28 votes
93
The Afghan Whigs
1965

Rating: 3.68
126 votes
94
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

Rating: 3.68
11 votes
95
12 Rods
Split Personalities

Rating: 3.67
12 votes
96
Cake
Prolonging The Magic

Rating: 3.66
161 votes
97
Saves the Day
Can't Slow Down

Rating: 3.66
169 votes
98
Bran Van 3000
Glee

Rating: 3.66
16 votes
99
Stabbing Westward
Darkest Days

Rating: 3.65
126 votes
100
Beck
Mutations

Rating: 3.65
596 votes
101
The Offspring
A Piece of Americana

Rating: 3.63
23 votes
102
Spoon
Series of Sneaks

Rating: 3.63
140 votes
103
Pele
Teaching The History Of Teaching Geography

Rating: 3.63
16 votes
104
The Offspring
Americana

Rating: 3.62
1392 votes
105
The Smashing Pumpkins
Adore

Rating: 3.61
2832 votes
106
Mudhoney
Tomorrow Hit Today

Rating: 3.61
54 votes
107
Guster
Goldfly

Rating: 3.61
92 votes
108
Joan of Arc
How Memory Works

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

Rating: 3.6
25 votes
110
AFI
A Fire Inside

Rating: 3.6
180 votes
111
Fuel
Sunburn

Rating: 3.6
141 votes
112
Dc Talk
Supernatural

Rating: 3.59
104 votes
113
Jerry Cantrell
Boggy Depot

Rating: 3.59
278 votes
114
Idlewild
Hope Is Important

Rating: 3.58
30 votes
115
The Appleseed Cast
The End of Ring Wars

Rating: 3.58
188 votes
116
Finger Eleven
Tip

Rating: 3.57
102 votes
117
The Tragically Hip
Phantom Power

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

Rating: 3.54
870 votes
119
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

Rating: 3.53
16 votes
120
Gastr del Sol
Camoufleur

Rating: 3.53
17 votes
121
Blonde Redhead
In an Expression of the Inexpressible

Rating: 3.52
42 votes
122
Coldplay
Safety

Rating: 3.52
22 votes
123
King's X
Tape Head

Rating: 3.51
35 votes
124
Gob
How Far Shallow Takes You

Rating: 3.5
25 votes
125
Manic Street Preachers
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours

Rating: 3.49
157 votes
126
Alanis Morissette
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie

Rating: 3.49
107 votes
127
Modest Mouse
The Fruit That Ate Itself

Rating: 3.44
354 votes
128
Rufus Wainwright
Rufus Wainwright

Rating: 3.44
34 votes
129
Do Make Say Think
Do Make Say Think

Rating: 3.42
142 votes
130
Hole
Celebrity Skin

Rating: 3.41
288 votes
131
Muse
Muse

Rating: 3.41
43 votes
132
Billy Talent
Watoosh!

Rating: 3.38
86 votes
133
Candlebox
Happy Pills

Rating: 3.38
50 votes
134
Spacehog
The Chinese Album

Rating: 3.33
18 votes
135
Catatonia
International Velvet

Rating: 3.33
18 votes
136
Econoline Crush
The Devil You Know

Rating: 3.33
12 votes
137
Primus
Rhinoplasty

Rating: 3.32
101 votes
138
God Lives Underwater
Life in the So-Called Space Age

Rating: 3.31
26 votes
139
Eve 6
Eve 6

Rating: 3.3
108 votes
140
Imogen Heap
I Megaphone

Rating: 3.3
74 votes
141
Rocket From The Crypt
RFTC

Rating: 3.29
12 votes
142
Cold
Cold

Rating: 3.29
139 votes
143
Everlast
Whitey Ford Sings The Blues

Rating: 3.27
53 votes
144
Jaga Jazzist
Magazine

Rating: 3.25
14 votes
145
Liz Phair
Whitechocolatespaceegg

Rating: 3.24
19 votes
146
Ash
Nu-Clear Sounds

Rating: 3.22
23 votes
147
Slightly Stoopid
The Longest Barrel Ride

Rating: 3.21
40 votes
148
Sonic Youth
Silver Session (For Jason Knuth)

Rating: 3.16
19 votes
149
Envy
From Here To Eternity

Rating: 3.13
60 votes
150
Cursive
The Storms of Early Summer: Semantics of

Rating: 3.12
70 votes
151
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dea

Rating: 3.12
50 votes
152
Destroyer
City Of Daughters

Rating: 3.1
30 votes
153
Taproot
...Something More Than Nothing

Rating: 3.08
12 votes
154
The Faint
Media

Rating: 3.03
20 votes



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