Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1998

Genre:  Year:  

01
Supercar
Three Out Change

Rating: 4.58
12 votes
02
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F#A# (Infinity)

Rating: 4.49
2484 votes
03
Neutral Milk Hotel
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

Rating: 4.46
9867 votes
04
Elliott Smith
XO

Rating: 4.32
1928 votes
05
Curve
Come Clean

Rating: 4.3
30 votes
06
The Halo Benders
The Rebels Not In

Rating: 4.29
21 votes
07
hide
Ja, Zoo

Rating: 4.23
11 votes
08
The Living End
The Living End

Rating: 4.17
136 votes
09
Starflyer 59
The Fashion Focus

Rating: 4.15
26 votes
10
Duster
Stratosphere

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

Rating: 4.13
211 votes
12
Tori Amos
From The Choirgirl Hotel

Rating: 4.13
139 votes
13
Mark Hollis
Mark Hollis

Rating: 4.13
84 votes
14
Braid
Frame & Canvas

Rating: 4.12
161 votes
15
Mock Orange
Nines & Sixes

Rating: 4.12
43 votes
16
Belle and Sebastian
This Is Just A Modern Rock Song

Rating: 4.12
26 votes
17
Eels
Electro-Shock Blues

Rating: 4.11
618 votes
18
Blue October
The Answers

Rating: 4.11
47 votes
19
Quasi
Featuring "Birds"

Rating: 4.11
16 votes
20
Silver Jews
American Water

Rating: 4.1
134 votes
21
John Butler Trio
John Butler

Rating: 4.1
59 votes
22
Pedro the Lion
It's Hard To Find A Friend

Rating: 4.1
148 votes
23
Alkaline Trio
Goddamnit

Rating: 4.1
461 votes
24
Mansun
Six

Rating: 4.07
38 votes
25
System of a Down
System of a Down

Rating: 4.07
2996 votes
26
Sloan
Navy Blues

Rating: 4.06
16 votes
27
Far
Water & Solutions

Rating: 4.06
117 votes
28
Sunny Day Real Estate
How It Feels To Be Something On

Rating: 4.06
318 votes
29
Mineral
EndSerenading

Rating: 4.06
380 votes
30
PJ Harvey
Is This Desire?

Rating: 4.05
292 votes
31
Anathema
Alternative 4

Rating: 4.05
494 votes
32
Asian Dub Foundation
RAFI's Revenge

Rating: 4.05
11 votes
33
Luna Sea
SHINE

Rating: 4.03
18 votes
34
Dirty Three
Ocean Songs

Rating: 4.02
107 votes
35
the pillows
Little Busters

Rating: 4.02
52 votes
36
Manu Chao
Clandestino

Rating: 4.02
56 votes
37
Local H
Pack Up the Cats

Rating: 4.01
76 votes
38
Radiohead
No Surprises

Rating: 4.01
60 votes
39
Don Caballero
What Burns Never Returns

Rating: 4
109 votes
40
Arab Strap
Philophobia

Rating: 4
25 votes
41
Swervedriver
99th Dream

Rating: 4
21 votes
42
Karate
The Bed is in The Ocean

Rating: 3.97
19 votes
43
Tortoise
TNT

Rating: 3.97
271 votes
44
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

Rating: 3.96
327 votes
45
Therapy?
Semi-Detached

Rating: 3.95
47 votes
46
Placebo
Without You I'm Nothing

Rating: 3.94
404 votes
47
System of a Down
Sugar

Rating: 3.93
84 votes
48
Jets to Brazil
Orange Rhyming Dictionary

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

Rating: 3.93
14 votes
50
Cat Power
Moon Pix

Rating: 3.93
258 votes
51
Mercury Rev
Deserter's Songs

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

Rating: 3.91
35 votes
53
Jimmy Eat World
Jimmy Eat World [EP]

Rating: 3.91
35 votes
54
Reatards
Teenage Hate

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

Rating: 3.91
1073 votes
56
Pulp
This is Hardcore

Rating: 3.9
129 votes
57
Boom Boom Satellites
Out Loud

Rating: 3.89
14 votes
58
VAST
Visual Audio Sensory Theater

Rating: 3.89
99 votes
59
American Football
American Football EP

Rating: 3.88
228 votes
60
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Strung Out In Heaven

Rating: 3.88
74 votes
61
Unwritten Law
Unwritten Law

Rating: 3.88
60 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
dredg
Leitmotif

Rating: 3.86
605 votes
66
Penfold
Amateurs and Professionals

Rating: 3.86
66 votes
67
Hooverphonic
Blue Wonder Power Milk

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

Rating: 3.85
454 votes
69
Gomez
Bring It On

Rating: 3.84
28 votes
70
Billy Bragg and Wilco
Mermaid Avenue

Rating: 3.83
27 votes
71
Hood
Rustic Houses, Forlorn Valleys

Rating: 3.83
12 votes
72
Kidneythieves
Trickster

Rating: 3.82
17 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: 3.79
359 votes
76
Royal Trux
Accelerator

Rating: 3.79
14 votes
77
Love Spirals Downwards
Flux

Rating: 3.79
14 votes
78
Phish
The Story of the Ghost

Rating: 3.78
69 votes
79
Metric
Mainstream EP

Rating: 3.78
18 votes
80
Calexico
The Black Light

Rating: 3.77
39 votes
81
Garbage
Version 2.0

Rating: 3.75
195 votes
82
Ani DiFranco
Little Plastic Castle

Rating: 3.75
18 votes
83
Alkaline Trio
For Your Lungs Only

Rating: 3.75
14 votes
84
Semisonic
Feeling Strangely Fine

Rating: 3.75
53 votes
85
3
Paint By Number

Rating: 3.73
50 votes
86
The Afghan Whigs
1965

Rating: 3.73
110 votes
87
Archers of Loaf
White Trash Heroes

Rating: 3.73
40 votes
88
Barenaked Ladies
Stunt

Rating: 3.72
140 votes
89
Bright Eyes
Letting Off the Happiness

Rating: 3.71
446 votes
90
Of Montreal
The Bedside Drama: A Petite Tragedy

Rating: 3.71
24 votes
91
Queens of the Stone Age
Split: Queens of the Stone Age/Beaver

Rating: 3.71
51 votes
92
Soul Coughing
El Oso

Rating: 3.7
35 votes
93
Pearl Jam
Yield

Rating: 3.7
1472 votes
94
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals

Rating: 3.7
863 votes
95
Mark Lanegan
Scraps at Midnight

Rating: 3.69
29 votes
96
Kilgore
A Search for Reason

Rating: 3.68
11 votes
97
Spoon
Series of Sneaks

Rating: 3.67
126 votes
98
12 Rods
Split Personalities

Rating: 3.67
12 votes
99
Cake
Prolonging The Magic

Rating: 3.66
160 votes
100
Stabbing Westward
Darkest Days

Rating: 3.66
122 votes
101
Saves the Day
Can't Slow Down

Rating: 3.65
166 votes
102
Graham Coxon
The Sky Is Too High

Rating: 3.64
14 votes
103
Beck
Mutations

Rating: 3.64
590 votes
104
Guster
Goldfly

Rating: 3.63
90 votes
105
The Offspring
A Piece of Americana

Rating: 3.63
23 votes
106
Blonde Redhead
In an Expression of the Inexpressible

Rating: 3.63
40 votes
107
Pele
Teaching The History Of Teaching Geography

Rating: 3.63
16 votes
108
The Offspring
Americana

Rating: 3.62
1343 votes
109
Joan of Arc
How Memory Works

Rating: 3.61
72 votes
110
The Smashing Pumpkins
Adore

Rating: 3.61
2763 votes
111
Fuel
Sunburn

Rating: 3.6
139 votes
112
Bran Van 3000
Glee

Rating: 3.6
15 votes
113
Mudhoney
Tomorrow Hit Today

Rating: 3.6
52 votes
114
Gastr del Sol
Camoufleur

Rating: 3.59
17 votes
115
Jerry Cantrell
Boggy Depot

Rating: 3.59
270 votes
116
Idlewild
Hope Is Important

Rating: 3.58
30 votes
117
Finger Eleven
Tip

Rating: 3.58
101 votes
118
The Appleseed Cast
The End of Ring Wars

Rating: 3.58
180 votes
119
AFI
A Fire Inside

Rating: 3.56
177 votes
120
The Tragically Hip
Phantom Power

Rating: 3.56
32 votes
121
Dc Talk
Supernatural

Rating: 3.55
98 votes
122
Death Cab for Cutie
Something About Airplanes

Rating: 3.53
861 votes
123
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

Rating: 3.53
16 votes
124
Coldplay
Safety

Rating: 3.52
21 votes
125
Sharks Keep Moving
Dead Strings And Drifters EP

Rating: 3.52
44 votes
126
Gob
How Far Shallow Takes You

Rating: 3.5
25 votes
127
Manic Street Preachers
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours

Rating: 3.48
154 votes
128
Alanis Morissette
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie

Rating: 3.48
105 votes
129
Modest Mouse
The Fruit That Ate Itself

Rating: 3.45
519 votes
130
Rufus Wainwright
Rufus Wainwright

Rating: 3.44
34 votes
131
Hole
Celebrity Skin

Rating: 3.42
276 votes
132
Muse
Muse

Rating: 3.41
43 votes
133
Do Make Say Think
Do Make Say Think

Rating: 3.4
142 votes
134
Billy Talent
Watoosh!

Rating: 3.39
82 votes
135
Candlebox
Happy Pills

Rating: 3.38
50 votes
136
Catatonia
International Velvet

Rating: 3.38
16 votes
137
Spacehog
The Chinese Album

Rating: 3.33
18 votes
138
Econoline Crush
The Devil You Know

Rating: 3.33
12 votes
139
Primus
Rhinoplasty

Rating: 3.32
100 votes
140
Rocket From The Crypt
RFTC

Rating: 3.32
11 votes
141
God Lives Underwater
Life in the So-Called Space Age

Rating: 3.31
24 votes
142
Eve 6
Eve 6

Rating: 3.3
106 votes
143
Imogen Heap
I Megaphone

Rating: 3.29
144 votes
144
Cold
Cold

Rating: 3.29
278 votes
145
Everlast
Whitey Ford Sings The Blues

Rating: 3.28
52 votes
146
Jaga Jazzist
Magazine

Rating: 3.25
14 votes
147
Liz Phair
Whitechocolatespaceegg

Rating: 3.24
19 votes
148
Slightly Stoopid
The Longest Barrel Ride

Rating: 3.22
38 votes
149
Ash
Nu-Clear Sounds

Rating: 3.21
21 votes
150
Sonic Youth
Silver Session (For Jason Knuth)

Rating: 3.15
20 votes
151
Cursive
The Storms of Early Summer: Semantics of

Rating: 3.12
69 votes
152
...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
153
Envy
From Here To Eternity

Rating: 3.12
59 votes
154
Destroyer
City Of Daughters

Rating: 3.1
30 votes
155
The Faint
Media

Rating: 3.03
20 votes



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