Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1998


01
Modest Mouse/764-Hero
Whenever You See Fit

4.58
24 votes
02
Tripping Daisy
Jesus Hits Like The Atom Bomb

4.56
18 votes
03
Neutral Milk Hotel
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

4.44
12948 votes
04
Built to Spill
Carry the Zero

4.36
21 votes
05
Elliott Smith
XO

4.32
2522 votes
06
The Gathering
How to Measure a Planet?

4.26
289 votes
07
hide
Ja, Zoo

4.25
14 votes
08
Plastic Tree
Puppet Show

4.22
18 votes
09
Bluetile Lounge
Half-Cut

4.21
21 votes
10
Trans Am
Futureworld

4.18
14 votes
11
Coaltar of the Deepers
Submerge

4.15
20 votes
12
Duster
Stratosphere

4.14
372 votes
13
Mineral
EndSerenading

4.14
718 votes
14
Eels
Electro-Shock Blues

4.12
867 votes
15
The Living End
The Living End

4.12
149 votes
16
Mark Hollis
Mark Hollis

4.11
135 votes
17
Silver Jews
American Water

4.11
181 votes
18
Tori Amos
From the Choirgirl Hotel

4.11
187 votes
19
Braid
Frame & Canvas

4.11
232 votes
20
PJ Harvey
Is This Desire?

4.1
472 votes
21
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
3692 votes
22
Alkaline Trio
Goddamnit

4.08
616 votes
23
Knapsack
This Conversation Is Ending Starting Right Now

4.06
131 votes
24
Sunny Day Real Estate
How It Feels To Be Something On

4.06
494 votes
25
Ks Choice
Cocoon Crash

4.06
16 votes
26
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
662 votes
27
Pedro the Lion
It's Hard To Find A Friend

4.06
107 votes
28
Blue October
The Answers

4.06
59 votes
29
Jun Senoue
Sonic Adventure Original Soundtrack

4.06
35 votes
30
Supercar
Three Out Change

4.05
42 votes
31
Manu Chao
Clandestino

4.05
75 votes
32
Mock Orange
Nines & Sixes

4.04
59 votes
33
The Pillows
Little Busters

4.04
98 votes
34
Superdrag
Head Trip in Every Key

4.03
15 votes
35
Dirty Three
Ocean Songs

4.03
149 votes
36
Luna Sea
SHINE

4.03
19 votes
37
Curve
Come Clean

4.02
50 votes
38
Tortoise
TNT

4.01
365 votes
39
Far
Water & Solutions

4
163 votes
40
Local H
Pack Up the Cats

4
174 votes
41
Don Caballero
What Burns Never Returns

4
168 votes
42
Mansun
Six

4
63 votes
43
Los Planetas
Una Semana en el Motor de un Autob├║s

4
36 votes
44
Peter Jefferies
Substatic

4
15 votes
45
Starflyer 59
Fell In Love At 22

4
14 votes
46
Sunhouse
Crazy on the Weekend

3.99
65 votes
47
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

3.99
102 votes
48
Penfold
Amateurs and Professionals

3.98
145 votes
49
Belle and Sebastian
This Is Just A Modern Rock Song

3.97
57 votes
50
Jets to Brazil
Orange Rhyming Dictionary

3.97
384 votes
51
Quasi
Featuring "Birds"

3.97
50 votes
52
Boom Boom Satellites
Out Loud

3.96
14 votes
53
Pulp
This is Hardcore

3.96
404 votes
54
Starflyer 59
The Fashion Focus

3.96
48 votes
55
Love Spirals Downwards
Flux

3.95
22 votes
56
The Notwist
Shrink

3.94
72 votes
57
Cat Power
Moon Pix

3.94
374 votes
58
VAST
Visual Audio Sensory Theater

3.93
113 votes
59
Closer (GR)
In The Market

3.93
14 votes
60
Placebo
Without You I'm Nothing

3.93
528 votes
61
System of a Down
Sugar

3.93
82 votes
62
Karate
The Bed is in The Ocean

3.91
28 votes
63
Lisa Germano
Slide

3.89
14 votes
64
Arab Strap
Philophobia

3.89
192 votes
65
Queens of the Stone Age
Queens of the Stone Age

3.88
1448 votes
66
American Football
American Football EP

3.88
359 votes
67
Dishwalla
And You Think You Know What Life's About

3.88
16 votes
68
Unwritten Law
Unwritten Law

3.87
67 votes
69
Bedhead
Transaction De Novo

3.87
81 votes
70
Die Aerzte
13

3.86
25 votes
71
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.86
84 votes
72
Belle and Sebastian
The Boy With the Arab Strap

3.86
996 votes
73
dredg
Leitmotif

3.85
671 votes
74
Jimmy Eat World
Jimmy Eat World [EP]

3.85
46 votes
75
Alison's Halo
Eyedazzler 1992-1996

3.85
78 votes
76
Sloan
Navy Blues

3.85
26 votes
77
Saint Etienne
Good Humor

3.83
24 votes
78
Hood
Rustic Houses, Forlorn Valleys

3.83
24 votes
79
The Black Heart Procession
1

3.82
57 votes
80
Mogwai
No Education = No Future

3.81
16 votes
81
Semisonic
Feeling Strangely Fine

3.81
158 votes
82
Kidneythieves
Trickster

3.81
21 votes
83
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.81
31 votes
84
Elliott
U.S. Songs

3.81
36 votes
85
Hooverphonic
Blue Wonder Power Milk

3.8
51 votes
86
Metric
Mainstream EP

3.8
20 votes
87
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Strung Out In Heaven

3.8
47 votes
88
Phish
The Story of the Ghost

3.79
83 votes
89
Garbage
Version 2.0

3.78
262 votes
90
Gomez
Bring It On

3.77
66 votes
91
Reatards
Teenage Hate

3.77
30 votes
92
Soul Coughing
El Oso

3.76
52 votes
93
June of 44
Four Great Points

3.75
73 votes
94
The Halo Benders
The Rebels Not In

3.74
51 votes
95
Alkaline Trio
For Your Lungs Only

3.74
17 votes
96
Queens of the Stone Age
Split: Queens of the Stone Age/Beaver

3.73
60 votes
97
Royal Trux
Accelerator

3.73
24 votes
98
Goo Goo Dolls
Dizzy Up The Girl

3.73
420 votes
99
The Mayfield Four
Fallout

3.72
50 votes
100
12 Rods
Split Personalities

3.72
16 votes
101
Ani DiFranco
Little Plastic Castle

3.71
21 votes
102
3
Paint By Number

3.7
52 votes
103
Stabbing Westward
Darkest Days

3.7
156 votes
104
Bright Eyes
Letting Off the Happiness

3.7
528 votes
105
764-HERO
Get Here and Stay

3.69
16 votes
106
Beck
Mutations

3.68
390 votes
107
Archers of Loaf
White Trash Heroes

3.68
33 votes
108
Idlewild
Hope Is Important

3.68
72 votes
109
Mark Lanegan
Scraps at Midnight

3.68
84 votes
110
The Afghan Whigs
1965

3.68
170 votes
111
Pearl Jam
Yield

3.68
1912 votes
112
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.67
71 votes
113
Bran Van 3000
Glee

3.67
18 votes
114
Saves the Day
Can't Slow Down

3.66
203 votes
115
Sharks Keep Moving
Desert Strings And Drifters EP

3.66
31 votes
116
The Cardigans
Gran Turismo

3.66
134 votes
117
Barenaked Ladies
Stunt

3.65
171 votes
118
Evanescence
Evanescence EP

3.65
65 votes
119
The Smashing Pumpkins
Adore

3.64
3492 votes
120
Pele
Teaching The History Of Teaching Geography

3.64
22 votes
121
Dc Talk
Supernatural

3.63
120 votes
122
The Offspring
A Piece of Americana

3.62
25 votes
123
Of Montreal
The Bedside Drama: A Petite Tragedy

3.62
51 votes
124
The Tragically Hip
Phantom Power

3.62
39 votes
125
Gastr del Sol
Camoufleur

3.62
26 votes
126
The Appleseed Cast
The End of the Ring Wars

3.61
258 votes
127
Izzy Stradlin
117 Degrees

3.61
14 votes
128
Fuel
Sunburn

3.61
164 votes
129
The Offspring
Americana

3.6
1627 votes
130
Six by Seven
The Things We Make

3.6
15 votes
131
Joan of Arc
How Memory Works

3.6
102 votes
132
Cake
Prolonging The Magic

3.6
179 votes
133
boa (UK)
The Race of a Thousand Camels

3.59
22 votes
134
New Radicals
Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too

3.58
54 votes
135
Spoon
Series of Sneaks

3.58
103 votes
136
Guster
Goldfly

3.58
106 votes
137
Jerry Cantrell
Boggy Depot

3.56
158 votes
138
AFI
A Fire Inside

3.55
196 votes
139
Paysage d'Hiver
Schattengang

3.55
77 votes
140
Finger Eleven
Tip

3.55
116 votes
141
Death Cab for Cutie
Something About Airplanes

3.54
730 votes
142
Alanis Morissette
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie

3.53
290 votes
143
Paysage d'Hiver
Die Festung

3.53
87 votes
144
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.53
18 votes
145
Blonde Redhead
In an Expression of the Inexpressible

3.53
74 votes
146
Mojave 3
Out Of Tune

3.52
21 votes
147
Coldplay
Safety

3.52
31 votes
148
Fastball
All the Pain Money Can Buy

3.52
33 votes
149
King's X
Tape Head

3.5
49 votes
150
Gob
How Far Shallow Takes You

3.5
30 votes
151
Badlands
Dusk

3.5
25 votes
152
Frank Black
Frank Black And The Catholics

3.5
14 votes
153
Manic Street Preachers
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours

3.47
199 votes
154
Do Make Say Think
Do Make Say Think

3.44
87 votes
155
Phantom Planet
Phantom Planet Is Missing

3.44
16 votes
156
Julie Ruin
Julie Ruin

3.44
16 votes
157
Mudhoney
Tomorrow Hit Today

3.44
39 votes
158
Swervedriver
99th Dream

3.43
60 votes
159
The Delgados
Peloton

3.42
18 votes
160
Hole
Celebrity Skin

3.41
352 votes
161
Econoline Crush
The Devil You Know

3.4
15 votes
162
Rufus Wainwright
Rufus Wainwright

3.38
38 votes
163
Candlebox
Happy Pills

3.35
68 votes
164
Liz Phair
Whitechocolatespaceegg

3.35
26 votes
165
God Lives Underwater
Life in the So-Called Space Age

3.34
29 votes
166
Primus
Rhinoplasty

3.33
116 votes
167
Sean Lennon
Into The Sun

3.31
13 votes
168
Imogen Heap
I Megaphone

3.28
79 votes
169
Eve 6
Eve 6

3.27
118 votes
170
Muse
Muse

3.26
50 votes
171
Cold
Cold

3.25
157 votes
172
Jaga Jazzist
Magazine

3.25
18 votes
173
Rocket From The Crypt
RFTC

3.25
18 votes
174
Destroyer
City Of Daughters

3.24
63 votes
175
Slightly Stoopid
The Longest Barrel Ride

3.23
42 votes
176
Everlast
Whitey Ford Sings The Blues

3.22
67 votes
177
Jejune
This Afternoon's Malady

3.2
15 votes
178
Catatonia
International Velvet

3.19
13 votes
179
Cursive
The Storms of Early Summer: Semantics of

3.13
90 votes
180
Envy
From Here To Eternity

3.11
76 votes
181
The Beautiful South
Quench

3.11
14 votes
182
Ash
Nu-Clear Sounds

3.11
33 votes
183
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dea

3.1
67 votes
184
The Faint
Media

3.08
24 votes
185
R.E.M.
Up

3.05
492 votes
186
Sonic Youth
Silver Session (For Jason Knuth)

3.04
24 votes
187
Spacehog
The Chinese Album

3.04
24 votes



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