Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1998


01
Modest Mouse/764-Hero
Whenever You See Fit

4.65
20 votes
02
Tripping Daisy
Jesus Hits Like The Atom Bomb

4.5
16 votes
03
Neutral Milk Hotel
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

4.45
12231 votes
04
Bluetile Lounge
Half-Cut

4.4
15 votes
05
Built to Spill
Carry the Zero

4.33
18 votes
06
Elliott Smith
XO

4.32
2358 votes
07
The Gathering
How to Measure a Planet?

4.24
273 votes
08
hide
Ja, Zoo

4.19
13 votes
09
Duster
Stratosphere

4.14
282 votes
10
Eels
Electro-Shock Blues

4.14
765 votes
11
Superdrag
Head Trip in Every Key

4.13
15 votes
12
The Living End
The Living End

4.13
143 votes
13
Tori Amos
From the Choirgirl Hotel

4.13
170 votes
14
John Butler Trio
John Butler

4.13
64 votes
15
Silver Jews
American Water

4.12
171 votes
16
Trans Am
Futureworld

4.12
13 votes
17
Braid
Frame & Canvas

4.11
224 votes
18
Sunhouse
Crazy on the Weekend

4.11
52 votes
19
Mark Hollis
Mark Hollis

4.1
121 votes
20
The Pillows
Little Busters

4.1
86 votes
21
Mineral
EndSerenading

4.1
630 votes
22
Mock Orange
Nines & Sixes

4.1
57 votes
23
Pedro the Lion
It's Hard To Find A Friend

4.1
99 votes
24
Supercar
Three Out Change

4.1
42 votes
25
Alkaline Trio
Goddamnit

4.08
565 votes
26
PJ Harvey
Is This Desire?

4.08
432 votes
27
Jun Senoue
Sonic Adventure Original Soundtrack

4.08
36 votes
28
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
3560 votes
29
Blue October
The Answers

4.08
57 votes
30
Plastic Tree
Puppet Show

4.07
14 votes
31
Coaltar of the Deepers
Submerge

4.06
16 votes
32
Sunny Day Real Estate
How It Feels To Be Something On

4.06
449 votes
33
Quasi
Featuring "Birds"

4.06
20 votes
34
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
618 votes
35
Manu Chao
Clandestino

4.05
73 votes
36
Knapsack
This Conversation Is Ending Starting Right Now

4.05
124 votes
37
Starflyer 59
The Fashion Focus

4.05
40 votes
38
Sloan
Navy Blues

4.05
22 votes
39
Curve
Come Clean

4.04
46 votes
40
Don Caballero
What Burns Never Returns

4.03
153 votes
41
Dirty Three
Ocean Songs

4.03
140 votes
42
Luna Sea
SHINE

4.03
19 votes
43
Mansun
Six

4.02
50 votes
44
Far
Water & Solutions

4.02
157 votes
45
Local H
Pack Up the Cats

4.02
162 votes
46
Mercury Rev
Deserter's Songs

4
134 votes
47
The Halo Benders
The Rebels Not In

4
39 votes
48
Asian Dub Foundation
RAFI's Revenge

4
15 votes
49
Starflyer 59
Fell In Love At 22

4
14 votes
50
Tortoise
TNT

3.99
340 votes
51
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

3.97
94 votes
52
Belle and Sebastian
This Is Just A Modern Rock Song

3.97
48 votes
53
Therapy?
Semi-Detached

3.96
57 votes
54
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.96
406 votes
55
Boom Boom Satellites
Out Loud

3.96
13 votes
56
Cat Power
Moon Pix

3.96
342 votes
57
System of a Down
Sugar

3.96
79 votes
58
Placebo
Without You I'm Nothing

3.94
491 votes
59
Pulp
This is Hardcore

3.94
358 votes
60
VAST
Visual Audio Sensory Theater

3.94
109 votes
61
Arab Strap
Philophobia

3.94
54 votes
62
Mogwai
No Education = No Future

3.92
13 votes
63
Unwritten Law
Unwritten Law

3.92
63 votes
64
Penfold
Amateurs and Professionals

3.92
111 votes
65
Karate
The Bed is in The Ocean

3.92
24 votes
66
The Black Heart Procession
1

3.91
51 votes
67
Fugazi
End Hits

3.91
464 votes
68
Love Spirals Downwards
Flux

3.9
20 votes
69
Billy Bragg and Wilco
Mermaid Avenue

3.9
39 votes
70
Jets to Brazil
Orange Rhyming Dictionary

3.89
332 votes
71
Jimmy Eat World
Jimmy Eat World [EP]

3.89
42 votes
72
Bedhead
Transaction De Novo

3.89
66 votes
73
Queens of the Stone Age
Queens of the Stone Age

3.88
1326 votes
74
American Football
American Football EP

3.88
334 votes
75
Dishwalla
And You Think You Know What Life's About

3.88
16 votes
76
Belle and Sebastian
The Boy With the Arab Strap

3.87
918 votes
77
The Notwist
Shrink

3.87
62 votes
78
dredg
Leitmotif

3.86
654 votes
79
Die Aerzte
13

3.85
24 votes
80
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Strung Out In Heaven

3.84
45 votes
81
Alison's Halo
Eyedazzler 1992-1996

3.84
74 votes
82
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.83
30 votes
83
Saint Etienne
Good Humor

3.83
24 votes
84
Hood
Rustic Houses, Forlorn Valleys

3.82
22 votes
85
Phish
The Story of the Ghost

3.81
80 votes
86
Kidneythieves
Trickster

3.81
21 votes
87
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.81
80 votes
88
Elliott
U.S. Songs

3.81
36 votes
89
Metric
Mainstream EP

3.8
20 votes
90
Hooverphonic
Blue Wonder Power Milk

3.8
44 votes
91
Soul Coughing
El Oso

3.79
47 votes
92
764-HERO
Get Here and Stay

3.77
13 votes
93
Gomez
Bring It On

3.77
64 votes
94
Garbage
Version 2.0

3.76
488 votes
95
Royal Trux
Accelerator

3.76
21 votes
96
Reatards
Teenage Hate

3.76
29 votes
97
Ani DiFranco
Little Plastic Castle

3.75
20 votes
98
Semisonic
Feeling Strangely Fine

3.75
138 votes
99
Goo Goo Dolls
Dizzy Up The Girl

3.75
404 votes
100
Queens of the Stone Age
Split: Queens of the Stone Age/Beaver

3.74
58 votes
101
June of 44
Four Great Points

3.73
67 votes
102
The Mayfield Four
Fallout

3.72
50 votes
103
Stabbing Westward
Darkest Days

3.71
154 votes
104
3
Paint By Number

3.7
52 votes
105
Idlewild
Hope Is Important

3.7
70 votes
106
Six by Seven
The Things We Make

3.7
15 votes
107
Pearl Jam
Yield

3.7
1784 votes
108
Bright Eyes
Letting Off the Happiness

3.69
520 votes
109
Izzy Stradlin
117 Degrees

3.69
13 votes
110
Mark Lanegan
Scraps at Midnight

3.69
80 votes
111
Alkaline Trio
For Your Lungs Only

3.69
16 votes
112
The Afghan Whigs
1965

3.68
219 votes
113
Beck
Mutations

3.67
364 votes
114
Barenaked Ladies
Stunt

3.67
160 votes
115
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.67
67 votes
116
Saves the Day
Can't Slow Down

3.67
198 votes
117
Bran Van 3000
Glee

3.67
18 votes
118
Archers of Loaf
White Trash Heroes

3.66
56 votes
119
Evanescence
Evanescence EP

3.66
63 votes
120
Of Montreal
The Bedside Drama: A Petite Tragedy

3.66
48 votes
121
12 Rods
Split Personalities

3.65
13 votes
122
The Cardigans
Gran Turismo

3.65
128 votes
123
Graham Coxon
The Sky Is Too High

3.64
14 votes
124
Smashing Pumpkins
Adore

3.64
3354 votes
125
Pele
Teaching The History Of Teaching Geography

3.64
22 votes
126
Calexico
The Black Light

3.64
48 votes
127
The Offspring
A Piece of Americana

3.63
23 votes
128
The Appleseed Cast
The End of the Ring Wars

3.63
256 votes
129
Sharks Keep Moving
Desert Strings And Drifters EP

3.62
60 votes
130
Guster
Goldfly

3.62
104 votes
131
Joan of Arc
How Memory Works

3.61
96 votes
132
The Offspring
Americana

3.61
1562 votes
133
Cake
Prolonging The Magic

3.61
174 votes
134
Fuel (USA-KY)
Sunburn

3.61
156 votes
135
The Tragically Hip
Phantom Power

3.61
38 votes
136
The Delgados
Peloton

3.6
15 votes
137
AFI
A Fire Inside

3.6
196 votes
138
Spoon
Series of Sneaks

3.59
88 votes
139
Blonde Redhead
In an Expression of the Inexpressible

3.58
30 votes
140
Jerry Cantrell
Boggy Depot

3.58
151 votes
141
New Radicals
Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too

3.58
52 votes
142
Dc Talk
Supernatural

3.57
118 votes
143
Alanis Morissette
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie

3.56
270 votes
144
Finger Eleven
Tip

3.54
117 votes
145
Death Cab for Cutie
Something About Airplanes

3.54
706 votes
146
Coldplay
Safety

3.54
28 votes
147
Gob
How Far Shallow Takes You

3.53
29 votes
148
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.53
18 votes
149
Badlands
Dusk

3.52
23 votes
150
Gastr del Sol
Camoufleur

3.52
23 votes
151
Paysage d'Hiver
Die Festung

3.5
78 votes
152
Paysage d'Hiver
Schattengang

3.5
66 votes
153
Swervedriver
99th Dream

3.5
57 votes
154
Frank Black
Frank Black And The Catholics

3.5
13 votes
155
King's X
Tape Head

3.48
48 votes
156
Manic Street Preachers
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours

3.46
182 votes
157
Do Make Say Think
Do Make Say Think

3.46
83 votes
158
Mudhoney
Tomorrow Hit Today

3.45
37 votes
159
Rufus Wainwright
Rufus Wainwright

3.45
37 votes
160
Fastball
All the Pain Money Can Buy

3.44
26 votes
161
Phantom Planet
Phantom Planet Is Missing

3.44
16 votes
162
Econoline Crush
The Devil You Know

3.43
14 votes
163
Catatonia
International Velvet

3.42
24 votes
164
Hole
Celebrity Skin

3.41
336 votes
165
Candlebox
Happy Pills

3.38
66 votes
166
God Lives Underwater
Life in the So-Called Space Age

3.34
29 votes
167
Primus
Rhinoplasty

3.32
114 votes
168
Liz Phair
Whitechocolatespaceegg

3.32
44 votes
169
Sean Lennon
Into The Sun

3.31
13 votes
170
Eve 6
Eve 6

3.29
114 votes
171
Imogen Heap
I Megaphone

3.29
79 votes
172
Jaga Jazzist
Magazine

3.28
18 votes
173
Rocket From The Crypt
RFTC

3.26
17 votes
174
Muse
Muse

3.26
50 votes
175
Destroyer
City Of Daughters

3.24
63 votes
176
Slightly Stoopid
The Longest Barrel Ride

3.23
41 votes
177
Cold
Cold

3.23
151 votes
178
Everlast
Whitey Ford Sings The Blues

3.2
63 votes
179
Ash
Nu-Clear Sounds

3.16
58 votes
180
Jejune
This Afternoon's Malady

3.14
14 votes
181
Envy
From Here To Eternity

3.12
73 votes
182
The Faint
Media

3.11
23 votes
183
Cursive
The Storms of Early Summer: Semantics of

3.1
81 votes
184
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dea

3.1
63 votes
185
The Rasmus
Hell of a Tester

3.09
16 votes
186
Sonic Youth
Silver Session (For Jason Knuth)

3.07
23 votes
187
R.E.M.
Up

3.05
466 votes
188
Spacehog
The Chinese Album

3.04
24 votes



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