Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1998


01
Sunhouse
Crazy on the Weekend

4.46
34 votes
02
Neutral Milk Hotel
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

4.44
11898 votes
03
Elliott Smith
XO

4.33
2290 votes
04
Supercar
Three Out Change

4.29
34 votes
05
Jun Senoue
Sonic Adventure Original Soundtrack

4.26
31 votes
06
The Gathering
How to Measure a Planet?

4.24
266 votes
07
Built to Spill
Carry the Zero

4.2
15 votes
08
Duster
Stratosphere

4.15
252 votes
09
Superdrag
Head Trip in Every Key

4.13
15 votes
10
Eels
Electro-Shock Blues

4.13
747 votes
11
Tori Amos
From the Choirgirl Hotel

4.12
167 votes
12
The Living End
The Living End

4.12
144 votes
13
Silver Jews
American Water

4.12
338 votes
14
Trans Am
Futureworld

4.12
13 votes
15
Mineral
EndSerenading

4.11
596 votes
16
Mark Hollis
Mark Hollis

4.11
118 votes
17
Dave Matthews Band
Before These Crowded Streets

4.11
241 votes
18
Braid
Frame & Canvas

4.1
214 votes
19
Pedro the Lion
It's Hard To Find A Friend

4.1
192 votes
20
PJ Harvey
Is This Desire?

4.09
422 votes
21
Alkaline Trio
Goddamnit

4.09
534 votes
22
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
3470 votes
23
The Pillows
Little Busters

4.08
84 votes
24
John Butler Trio
John Butler

4.08
64 votes
25
Starflyer 59
The Fashion Focus

4.07
42 votes
26
Blue October
The Answers

4.07
58 votes
27
Sunny Day Real Estate
How It Feels To Be Something On

4.06
428 votes
28
Sloan
Navy Blues

4.06
16 votes
29
Mock Orange
Nines & Sixes

4.06
58 votes
30
Quasi
Featuring "Birds"

4.06
20 votes
31
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
604 votes
32
Manu Chao
Clandestino

4.06
71 votes
33
Knapsack
This Conversation Is Ending Starting Right Now

4.05
121 votes
34
Don Caballero
What Burns Never Returns

4.05
145 votes
35
Curve
Come Clean

4.05
44 votes
36
Mansun
Six

4.04
47 votes
37
Unwound
Challenge For a Civilized Society

4.03
155 votes
38
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

4.03
87 votes
39
Luna Sea
SHINE

4.03
19 votes
40
Dirty Three
Ocean Songs

4.02
137 votes
41
Local H
Pack Up the Cats

4.02
159 votes
42
Far
Water & Solutions

4.01
149 votes
43
Mercury Rev
Deserter's Songs

4
121 votes
44
The Halo Benders
The Rebels Not In

4
24 votes
45
Asian Dub Foundation
RAFI's Revenge

4
15 votes
46
Starflyer 59
Fell In Love At 22

4
14 votes
47
Tortoise
TNT

3.99
336 votes
48
Therapy?
Semi-Detached

3.97
56 votes
49
Cat Power
Moon Pix

3.97
332 votes
50
Belle and Sebastian
This Is Just A Modern Rock Song

3.97
48 votes
51
Arab Strap
Philophobia

3.97
47 votes
52
Boom Boom Satellites
Out Loud

3.96
13 votes
53
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

3.96
393 votes
54
System of a Down
Sugar

3.96
79 votes
55
Placebo
Without You I'm Nothing

3.94
476 votes
56
Penfold
Amateurs and Professionals

3.94
102 votes
57
VAST
Visual Audio Sensory Theater

3.93
108 votes
58
Bedhead
Transaction De Novo

3.93
60 votes
59
Pulp
This is Hardcore

3.92
169 votes
60
Unwritten Law
Unwritten Law

3.92
62 votes
61
Jets to Brazil
Orange Rhyming Dictionary

3.91
314 votes
62
The Black Heart Procession
1

3.91
48 votes
63
Karate
The Bed is in The Ocean

3.9
25 votes
64
American Football
American Football EP

3.89
306 votes
65
Billy Bragg and Wilco
Mermaid Avenue

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

3.88
1289 votes
67
The Notwist
Shrink

3.88
30 votes
68
Dishwalla
And You Think You Know What Life's About

3.88
16 votes
69
Belle and Sebastian
The Boy With the Arab Strap

3.87
885 votes
70
Jimmy Eat World
Jimmy Eat World [EP]

3.86
39 votes
71
dredg
Leitmotif

3.86
649 votes
72
Love Spirals Downwards
Flux

3.86
14 votes
73
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Strung Out In Heaven

3.85
88 votes
74
Alison's Halo
Eyedazzler 1992-1996

3.84
61 votes
75
Die Aerzte
13

3.83
24 votes
76
Saint Etienne
Good Humor

3.83
24 votes
77
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.82
78 votes
78
Hood
Rustic Houses, Forlorn Valleys

3.82
22 votes
79
Hooverphonic
Blue Wonder Power Milk

3.81
43 votes
80
Phish
The Story of the Ghost

3.81
80 votes
81
Kidneythieves
Trickster

3.81
21 votes
82
Elliott
U.S. Songs

3.81
36 votes
83
Ani DiFranco
Little Plastic Castle

3.81
18 votes
84
Reatards
Teenage Hate

3.8
25 votes
85
Metric
Mainstream EP

3.8
20 votes
86
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.79
29 votes
87
Soul Coughing
El Oso

3.79
47 votes
88
Semisonic
Feeling Strangely Fine

3.77
68 votes
89
Gomez
Bring It On

3.77
64 votes
90
Royal Trux
Accelerator

3.76
21 votes
91
Garbage
Version 2.0

3.76
468 votes
92
Goo Goo Dolls
Dizzy Up The Girl

3.74
401 votes
93
June of 44
Four Great Points

3.74
65 votes
94
Queens of the Stone Age
Split: Queens of the Stone Age/Beaver

3.73
55 votes
95
The Mayfield Four
Fallout

3.72
50 votes
96
Stabbing Westward
Darkest Days

3.7
152 votes
97
Bright Eyes
Letting Off the Happiness

3.7
510 votes
98
Of Montreal
The Bedside Drama: A Petite Tragedy

3.7
46 votes
99
Pearl Jam
Yield

3.69
1734 votes
100
Izzy Stradlin
117 Degrees

3.69
13 votes
101
Mark Lanegan
Scraps at Midnight

3.69
80 votes
102
Alkaline Trio
For Your Lungs Only

3.69
16 votes
103
Idlewild
Hope Is Important

3.68
68 votes
104
3
Paint By Number

3.68
51 votes
105
Barenaked Ladies
Stunt

3.67
158 votes
106
The Afghan Whigs
1965

3.67
138 votes
107
Archers of Loaf
White Trash Heroes

3.67
54 votes
108
Bran Van 3000
Glee

3.67
18 votes
109
Beck
Mutations

3.67
355 votes
110
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.66
65 votes
111
Evanescence
Evanescence EP

3.66
62 votes
112
Saves the Day
Can't Slow Down

3.66
190 votes
113
Sharks Keep Moving
Desert Strings And Drifters EP

3.64
29 votes
114
The Offspring
A Piece of Americana

3.64
22 votes
115
Pele
Teaching The History Of Teaching Geography

3.64
22 votes
116
Smashing Pumpkins
Adore

3.64
3270 votes
117
Calexico
The Black Light

3.64
48 votes
118
Cake
Prolonging The Magic

3.62
169 votes
119
Joan of Arc
How Memory Works

3.62
94 votes
120
Guster
Goldfly

3.62
104 votes
121
The Offspring
Americana

3.61
1537 votes
122
The Appleseed Cast
The End of the Ring Wars

3.61
250 votes
123
Spoon
Series of Sneaks

3.59
87 votes
124
Fuel (USA-KY)
Sunburn

3.59
153 votes
125
AFI
A Fire Inside

3.59
189 votes
126
The Tragically Hip
Phantom Power

3.58
36 votes
127
Jerry Cantrell
Boggy Depot

3.58
148 votes
128
Dc Talk
Supernatural

3.57
114 votes
129
Paysage d'Hiver
Die Festung

3.55
71 votes
130
Gastr del Sol
Camoufleur

3.55
21 votes
131
Finger Eleven
Tip

3.54
113 votes
132
Alanis Morissette
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie

3.54
130 votes
133
Coldplay
Safety

3.54
28 votes
134
Death Cab for Cutie
Something About Airplanes

3.53
694 votes
135
Paysage d'Hiver
Schattengang

3.53
63 votes
136
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.53
19 votes
137
Badlands
Dusk

3.52
23 votes
138
Blonde Redhead
In an Expression of the Inexpressible

3.52
54 votes
139
King's X
Tape Head

3.51
43 votes
140
Gob
How Far Shallow Takes You

3.5
28 votes
141
Frank Black
Frank Black And The Catholics

3.5
13 votes
142
Swervedriver
99th Dream

3.47
54 votes
143
Manic Street Preachers
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours

3.46
175 votes
144
Do Make Say Think
Do Make Say Think

3.45
83 votes
145
Mudhoney
Tomorrow Hit Today

3.45
37 votes
146
Fastball
All the Pain Money Can Buy

3.44
26 votes
147
Phantom Planet
Phantom Planet Is Missing

3.44
16 votes
148
Rufus Wainwright
Rufus Wainwright

3.43
36 votes
149
Econoline Crush
The Devil You Know

3.43
14 votes
150
Candlebox
Happy Pills

3.42
64 votes
151
Hole
Celebrity Skin

3.4
322 votes
152
God Lives Underwater
Life in the So-Called Space Age

3.34
28 votes
153
Billy Talent
Watoosh!

3.34
90 votes
154
Primus
Rhinoplasty

3.32
107 votes
155
Imogen Heap
I Megaphone

3.3
78 votes
156
Liz Phair
Whitechocolatespaceegg

3.3
40 votes
157
Muse
Muse

3.3
49 votes
158
Eve 6
Eve 6

3.29
114 votes
159
Cold
Cold

3.25
300 votes
160
Destroyer
City Of Daughters

3.24
42 votes
161
Slightly Stoopid
The Longest Barrel Ride

3.23
41 votes
162
Everlast
Whitey Ford Sings The Blues

3.2
60 votes
163
Jaga Jazzist
Magazine

3.18
17 votes
164
Ash
Nu-Clear Sounds

3.17
54 votes
165
Rocket From The Crypt
RFTC

3.17
15 votes
166
Jejune
This Afternoon's Malady

3.14
14 votes
167
Envy
From Here To Eternity

3.12
72 votes
168
Cursive
The Storms of Early Summer: Semantics of

3.1
79 votes
169
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dea

3.08
61 votes
170
The Faint
Media

3.07
22 votes
171
Sonic Youth
Silver Session (For Jason Knuth)

3.07
23 votes
172
R.E.M.
Up

3.05
458 votes
173
Spacehog
The Chinese Album

3.04
24 votes



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