Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1998


01
Sunhouse
Crazy on the Weekend

4.48
32 votes
02
Neutral Milk Hotel
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

4.44
11871 votes
03
Elliott Smith
XO

4.33
2282 votes
04
Supercar
Three Out Change

4.26
34 votes
05
The Gathering
How to Measure a Planet?

4.24
264 votes
06
Built to Spill
Carry the Zero

4.2
15 votes
07
Duster
Stratosphere

4.15
249 votes
08
Superdrag
Head Trip in Every Key

4.13
15 votes
09
Eels
Electro-Shock Blues

4.13
741 votes
10
The Living End
The Living End

4.12
144 votes
11
Mineral
EndSerenading

4.12
592 votes
12
Silver Jews
American Water

4.12
166 votes
13
Tori Amos
From the Choirgirl Hotel

4.11
166 votes
14
Mark Hollis
Mark Hollis

4.1
117 votes
15
Braid
Frame & Canvas

4.1
214 votes
16
Pedro the Lion
It's Hard To Find A Friend

4.1
190 votes
17
PJ Harvey
Is This Desire?

4.09
420 votes
18
The Pillows
Little Busters

4.09
80 votes
19
Alkaline Trio
Goddamnit

4.08
531 votes
20
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
3458 votes
21
John Butler Trio
John Butler

4.08
64 votes
22
Starflyer 59
The Fashion Focus

4.07
42 votes
23
Sunny Day Real Estate
How It Feels To Be Something On

4.07
424 votes
24
Blue October
The Answers

4.07
58 votes
25
Sloan
Navy Blues

4.06
16 votes
26
Mock Orange
Nines & Sixes

4.06
58 votes
27
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
600 votes
28
Knapsack
This Conversation Is Ending Starting Right Now

4.05
122 votes
29
Manu Chao
Clandestino

4.05
71 votes
30
Curve
Come Clean

4.05
44 votes
31
Mansun
Six

4.04
47 votes
32
Don Caballero
What Burns Never Returns

4.04
144 votes
33
Quasi
Featuring "Birds"

4.04
20 votes
34
Unwound
Challenge For a Civilized Society

4.03
152 votes
35
Local H
Pack Up the Cats

4.03
159 votes
36
Dirty Three
Ocean Songs

4.03
133 votes
37
Luna Sea
SHINE

4.03
19 votes
38
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

4.02
84 votes
39
Far
Water & Solutions

4.02
150 votes
40
Mercury Rev
Deserter's Songs

4
120 votes
41
The Halo Benders
The Rebels Not In

4
36 votes
42
Starflyer 59
Fell In Love At 22

4
14 votes
43
Tortoise
TNT

3.99
334 votes
44
Arab Strap
Philophobia

3.98
46 votes
45
Therapy?
Semi-Detached

3.97
56 votes
46
Cat Power
Moon Pix

3.97
328 votes
47
Belle and Sebastian
This Is Just A Modern Rock Song

3.97
48 votes
48
The Black Heart Procession
1

3.97
45 votes
49
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.96
392 votes
50
Boom Boom Satellites
Out Loud

3.96
13 votes
51
System of a Down
Sugar

3.94
78 votes
52
Placebo
Without You I'm Nothing

3.94
476 votes
53
Penfold
Amateurs and Professionals

3.94
102 votes
54
Asian Dub Foundation
RAFI's Revenge

3.93
15 votes
55
VAST
Visual Audio Sensory Theater

3.93
108 votes
56
Bedhead
Transaction De Novo

3.93
60 votes
57
Unwritten Law
Unwritten Law

3.92
62 votes
58
Pulp
This is Hardcore

3.92
166 votes
59
Jets to Brazil
Orange Rhyming Dictionary

3.91
314 votes
60
Karate
The Bed is in The Ocean

3.9
25 votes
61
American Football
American Football EP

3.89
304 votes
62
Billy Bragg and Wilco
Mermaid Avenue

3.89
37 votes
63
The Notwist
Shrink

3.88
60 votes
64
Queens of the Stone Age
Queens of the Stone Age

3.88
1278 votes
65
Dishwalla
And You Think You Know What Life's About

3.88
16 votes
66
Belle and Sebastian
The Boy With the Arab Strap

3.87
879 votes
67
Jimmy Eat World
Jimmy Eat World [EP]

3.86
39 votes
68
dredg
Leitmotif

3.86
648 votes
69
Love Spirals Downwards
Flux

3.86
14 votes
70
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Strung Out In Heaven

3.85
88 votes
71
Saint Etienne
Good Humor

3.83
24 votes
72
Die Aerzte
13

3.83
24 votes
73
Hood
Rustic Houses, Forlorn Valleys

3.82
22 votes
74
Alison's Halo
Eyedazzler 1992-1996

3.81
62 votes
75
Phish
The Story of the Ghost

3.81
80 votes
76
Kidneythieves
Trickster

3.81
21 votes
77
Elliott
U.S. Songs

3.81
36 votes
78
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.8
28 votes
79
Hooverphonic
Blue Wonder Power Milk

3.8
43 votes
80
Metric
Mainstream EP

3.8
20 votes
81
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.8
76 votes
82
Reatards
Teenage Hate

3.79
24 votes
83
Soul Coughing
El Oso

3.79
47 votes
84
June of 44
Four Great Points

3.77
62 votes
85
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

3.77
1091 votes
86
Semisonic
Feeling Strangely Fine

3.77
65 votes
87
Gomez
Bring It On

3.77
64 votes
88
Royal Trux
Accelerator

3.76
21 votes
89
Garbage
Version 2.0

3.76
229 votes
90
Goo Goo Dolls
Dizzy Up The Girl

3.74
400 votes
91
Ani DiFranco
Little Plastic Castle

3.74
19 votes
92
Queens of the Stone Age
Split: Queens of the Stone Age/Beaver

3.73
55 votes
93
The Mayfield Four
Fallout

3.72
50 votes
94
Stabbing Westward
Darkest Days

3.7
152 votes
95
Bright Eyes
Letting Off the Happiness

3.7
508 votes
96
The Mountain Goats
New Asian Cinema

3.7
15 votes
97
Of Montreal
The Bedside Drama: A Petite Tragedy

3.7
46 votes
98
Pearl Jam
Yield

3.69
1726 votes
99
Alkaline Trio
For Your Lungs Only

3.69
16 votes
100
Barenaked Ladies
Stunt

3.68
157 votes
101
Idlewild
Hope Is Important

3.68
68 votes
102
3
Paint By Number

3.68
51 votes
103
Mark Lanegan
Scraps at Midnight

3.68
80 votes
104
The Afghan Whigs
1965

3.67
138 votes
105
Archers of Loaf
White Trash Heroes

3.67
54 votes
106
Bran Van 3000
Glee

3.67
18 votes
107
Beck
Mutations

3.66
353 votes
108
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.66
65 votes
109
Evanescence
Evanescence EP

3.66
62 votes
110
Saves the Day
Can't Slow Down

3.66
189 votes
111
Sharks Keep Moving
Desert Strings And Drifters EP

3.64
29 votes
112
The Offspring
A Piece of Americana

3.64
22 votes
113
Pele
Teaching The History Of Teaching Geography

3.64
22 votes
114
Calexico
The Black Light

3.64
48 votes
115
Smashing Pumpkins
Adore

3.63
3258 votes
116
Gastr del Sol
Camoufleur

3.63
20 votes
117
Cake
Prolonging The Magic

3.62
169 votes
118
Joan of Arc
How Memory Works

3.62
94 votes
119
Guster
Goldfly

3.62
104 votes
120
The Offspring
Americana

3.61
1536 votes
121
The Tragically Hip
Phantom Power

3.6
34 votes
122
The Appleseed Cast
The End of the Ring Wars

3.6
248 votes
123
Fuel (USA-KY)
Sunburn

3.59
152 votes
124
AFI
A Fire Inside

3.59
189 votes
125
Spoon
Series of Sneaks

3.59
86 votes
126
Jerry Cantrell
Boggy Depot

3.58
147 votes
127
Dc Talk
Supernatural

3.57
114 votes
128
Finger Eleven
Tip

3.54
113 votes
129
Alanis Morissette
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie

3.54
131 votes
130
Death Cab for Cutie
Something About Airplanes

3.54
692 votes
131
Coldplay
Safety

3.54
28 votes
132
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.53
19 votes
133
Paysage d'Hiver
Die Festung

3.52
68 votes
134
Badlands
Dusk

3.52
23 votes
135
Blonde Redhead
In an Expression of the Inexpressible

3.52
54 votes
136
King's X
Tape Head

3.51
43 votes
137
Paysage d'Hiver
Schattengang

3.51
60 votes
138
Gob
How Far Shallow Takes You

3.5
28 votes
139
Swervedriver
99th Dream

3.47
54 votes
140
Manic Street Preachers
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours

3.46
174 votes
141
Do Make Say Think
Do Make Say Think

3.45
82 votes
142
Mudhoney
Tomorrow Hit Today

3.44
36 votes
143
Fastball
All the Pain Money Can Buy

3.44
25 votes
144
Phantom Planet
Phantom Planet Is Missing

3.43
15 votes
145
Econoline Crush
The Devil You Know

3.43
14 votes
146
Candlebox
Happy Pills

3.42
62 votes
147
Rufus Wainwright
Rufus Wainwright

3.42
37 votes
148
Hole
Celebrity Skin

3.39
320 votes
149
Muse
Muse

3.34
48 votes
150
God Lives Underwater
Life in the So-Called Space Age

3.34
28 votes
151
Billy Talent
Watoosh!

3.34
90 votes
152
Primus
Rhinoplasty

3.32
107 votes
153
Imogen Heap
I Megaphone

3.3
78 votes
154
Eve 6
Eve 6

3.3
113 votes
155
Liz Phair
Whitechocolatespaceegg

3.3
40 votes
156
Cold
Cold

3.25
300 votes
157
Slightly Stoopid
The Longest Barrel Ride

3.23
41 votes
158
Destroyer
City Of Daughters

3.23
40 votes
159
Rocket From The Crypt
RFTC

3.21
14 votes
160
Everlast
Whitey Ford Sings The Blues

3.2
60 votes
161
Ash
Nu-Clear Sounds

3.18
28 votes
162
Jaga Jazzist
Magazine

3.18
17 votes
163
Jejune
This Afternoon's Malady

3.14
14 votes
164
Spacehog
The Chinese Album

3.13
24 votes
165
Envy
From Here To Eternity

3.12
73 votes
166
Cursive
The Storms of Early Summer: Semantics of

3.12
79 votes
167
The Faint
Media

3.12
21 votes
168
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dea

3.11
60 votes
169
Sonic Youth
Silver Session (For Jason Knuth)

3.05
22 votes
170
R.E.M.
Up

3.04
456 votes



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