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
12825 votes
04
Bluetile Lounge
Half-Cut

4.42
18 votes
05
Built to Spill
Carry the Zero

4.36
21 votes
06
Elliott Smith
XO

4.32
2502 votes
07
The Gathering
How to Measure a Planet?

4.26
286 votes
08
hide
Ja, Zoo

4.25
14 votes
09
Plastic Tree
Puppet Show

4.22
18 votes
10
Trans Am
Futureworld

4.18
14 votes
11
Coaltar of the Deepers
Submerge

4.14
14 votes
12
Mineral
EndSerenading

4.14
696 votes
13
Duster
Stratosphere

4.12
351 votes
14
Eels
Electro-Shock Blues

4.12
852 votes
15
Dave Matthews Band
Before These Crowded Streets

4.11
243 votes
16
Mark Hollis
Mark Hollis

4.11
135 votes
17
Silver Jews
American Water

4.11
176 votes
18
Braid
Frame & Canvas

4.1
229 votes
19
Alkaline Trio
Goddamnit

4.1
608 votes
20
The Living End
The Living End

4.1
146 votes
21
Tori Amos
From the Choirgirl Hotel

4.1
186 votes
22
PJ Harvey
Is This Desire?

4.09
462 votes
23
Pedro the Lion
It's Hard To Find A Friend

4.09
100 votes
24
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
3666 votes
25
Sunny Day Real Estate
How It Feels To Be Something On

4.07
487 votes
26
Manu Chao
Clandestino

4.07
75 votes
27
Knapsack
This Conversation Is Ending Starting Right Now

4.06
132 votes
28
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
657 votes
29
Ks Choice
Cocoon Crash

4.06
16 votes
30
Blue October
The Answers

4.06
59 votes
31
Jun Senoue
Sonic Adventure Original Soundtrack

4.06
35 votes
32
Supercar
Three Out Change

4.05
42 votes
33
Mock Orange
Nines & Sixes

4.04
59 votes
34
The Pillows
Little Busters

4.04
98 votes
35
Superdrag
Head Trip in Every Key

4.03
15 votes
36
Dirty Three
Ocean Songs

4.03
146 votes
37
Luna Sea
SHINE

4.03
20 votes
38
Curve
Come Clean

4.02
50 votes
39
Sunhouse
Crazy on the Weekend

4.02
62 votes
40
Far
Water & Solutions

4.02
162 votes
41
Don Caballero
What Burns Never Returns

4.01
163 votes
42
Tortoise
TNT

4
356 votes
43
Local H
Pack Up the Cats

4
174 votes
44
Starflyer 59
The Fashion Focus

4
44 votes
45
Los Planetas
Una Semana en el Motor de un Autob├║s

4
36 votes
46
Peter Jefferies
Substatic

4
15 votes
47
Starflyer 59
Fell In Love At 22

4
14 votes
48
Mansun
Six

3.99
58 votes
49
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

3.98
100 votes
50
Penfold
Amateurs and Professionals

3.98
144 votes
51
Belle and Sebastian
This Is Just A Modern Rock Song

3.97
57 votes
52
Quasi
Featuring "Birds"

3.97
46 votes
53
Boom Boom Satellites
Out Loud

3.96
14 votes
54
Pulp
This is Hardcore

3.96
398 votes
55
Jets to Brazil
Orange Rhyming Dictionary

3.96
378 votes
56
Sloan
Navy Blues

3.96
24 votes
57
The Notwist
Shrink

3.96
70 votes
58
Love Spirals Downwards
Flux

3.95
22 votes
59
System of a Down
Sugar

3.95
81 votes
60
Cat Power
Moon Pix

3.94
368 votes
61
VAST
Visual Audio Sensory Theater

3.93
113 votes
62
Placebo
Without You I'm Nothing

3.93
515 votes
63
Closer (GR)
In The Market

3.93
14 votes
64
Lisa Germano
Slide

3.92
13 votes
65
Karate
The Bed is in The Ocean

3.91
28 votes
66
Arab Strap
Philophobia

3.9
186 votes
67
Unwritten Law
Unwritten Law

3.89
66 votes
68
Queens of the Stone Age
Queens of the Stone Age

3.88
1403 votes
69
American Football
American Football EP

3.88
356 votes
70
Dishwalla
And You Think You Know What Life's About

3.88
16 votes
71
Belle and Sebastian
The Boy With the Arab Strap

3.87
975 votes
72
Bedhead
Transaction De Novo

3.86
75 votes
73
Die Aerzte
13

3.86
25 votes
74
Alison's Halo
Eyedazzler 1992-1996

3.86
77 votes
75
dredg
Leitmotif

3.86
668 votes
76
Jimmy Eat World
Jimmy Eat World [EP]

3.85
47 votes
77
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.85
83 votes
78
Saint Etienne
Good Humor

3.83
24 votes
79
Hooverphonic
Blue Wonder Power Milk

3.82
49 votes
80
The Black Heart Procession
1

3.82
57 votes
81
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Strung Out In Heaven

3.82
46 votes
82
Kidneythieves
Trickster

3.81
21 votes
83
Semisonic
Feeling Strangely Fine

3.81
156 votes
84
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.81
31 votes
85
Elliott
U.S. Songs

3.81
36 votes
86
Metric
Mainstream EP

3.8
20 votes
87
Six by Seven
The Things We Make

3.8
15 votes
88
Mogwai
No Education = No Future

3.8
15 votes
89
Phish
The Story of the Ghost

3.79
82 votes
90
Gomez
Bring It On

3.77
66 votes
91
Hood
Rustic Houses, Forlorn Valleys

3.77
22 votes
92
The Halo Benders
The Rebels Not In

3.77
45 votes
93
Reatards
Teenage Hate

3.77
30 votes
94
Soul Coughing
El Oso

3.76
51 votes
95
Garbage
Version 2.0

3.76
518 votes
96
June of 44
Four Great Points

3.75
72 votes
97
Queens of the Stone Age
Split: Queens of the Stone Age/Beaver

3.73
60 votes
98
Goo Goo Dolls
Dizzy Up The Girl

3.73
417 votes
99
Royal Trux
Accelerator

3.73
24 votes
100
Idlewild
Hope Is Important

3.72
72 votes
101
The Mayfield Four
Fallout

3.72
50 votes
102
12 Rods
Split Personalities

3.72
16 votes
103
Ani DiFranco
Little Plastic Castle

3.71
21 votes
104
3
Paint By Number

3.7
52 votes
105
Stabbing Westward
Darkest Days

3.7
156 votes
106
Bright Eyes
Letting Off the Happiness

3.7
526 votes
107
Beck
Mutations

3.69
377 votes
108
The Afghan Whigs
1965

3.69
240 votes
109
Alkaline Trio
For Your Lungs Only

3.69
16 votes
110
Mark Lanegan
Scraps at Midnight

3.68
84 votes
111
Pearl Jam
Yield

3.67
1898 votes
112
Archers of Loaf
White Trash Heroes

3.67
64 votes
113
Saves the Day
Can't Slow Down

3.67
201 votes
114
Bran Van 3000
Glee

3.67
18 votes
115
764-HERO
Get Here and Stay

3.67
15 votes
116
Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil

3.66
70 votes
117
Sharks Keep Moving
Desert Strings And Drifters EP

3.66
31 votes
118
Barenaked Ladies
Stunt

3.66
169 votes
119
The Cardigans
Gran Turismo

3.66
134 votes
120
The Smashing Pumpkins
Adore

3.64
3477 votes
121
Evanescence
Evanescence EP

3.64
65 votes
122
Pele
Teaching The History Of Teaching Geography

3.64
22 votes
123
Dc Talk
Supernatural

3.63
120 votes
124
Of Montreal
The Bedside Drama: A Petite Tragedy

3.63
51 votes
125
The Offspring
A Piece of Americana

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

3.62
260 votes
127
Gastr del Sol
Camoufleur

3.62
26 votes
128
Izzy Stradlin
117 Degrees

3.61
14 votes
129
The Tragically Hip
Phantom Power

3.61
38 votes
130
Fuel
Sunburn

3.6
163 votes
131
Joan of Arc
How Memory Works

3.6
100 votes
132
The Offspring
Americana

3.6
1618 votes
133
Spoon
Series of Sneaks

3.6
196 votes
134
Cake
Prolonging The Magic

3.59
178 votes
135
boa (UK)
The Race of a Thousand Camels

3.59
22 votes
136
Guster
Goldfly

3.58
106 votes
137
New Radicals
Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too

3.58
54 votes
138
Jerry Cantrell
Boggy Depot

3.56
157 votes
139
AFI
A Fire Inside

3.56
194 votes
140
Finger Eleven
Tip

3.55
115 votes
141
Mojave 3
Out Of Tune

3.55
20 votes
142
Paysage d'Hiver
Schattengang

3.55
74 votes
143
Death Cab for Cutie
Something About Airplanes

3.55
724 votes
144
Coldplay
Safety

3.53
30 votes
145
Alanis Morissette
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie

3.53
284 votes
146
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.53
18 votes
147
Blonde Redhead
In an Expression of the Inexpressible

3.53
74 votes
148
Badlands
Dusk

3.52
24 votes
149
Paysage d'Hiver
Die Festung

3.52
84 votes
150
Fastball
All the Pain Money Can Buy

3.52
33 votes
151
Gob
How Far Shallow Takes You

3.5
30 votes
152
Frank Black
Frank Black And The Catholics

3.5
14 votes
153
King's X
Tape Head

3.49
48 votes
154
Manic Street Preachers
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours

3.46
195 votes
155
Do Make Say Think
Do Make Say Think

3.45
86 votes
156
Mudhoney
Tomorrow Hit Today

3.45
38 votes
157
Phantom Planet
Phantom Planet Is Missing

3.44
16 votes
158
Julie Ruin
Julie Ruin

3.44
16 votes
159
Swervedriver
99th Dream

3.43
60 votes
160
The Delgados
Peloton

3.42
18 votes
161
Hole
Celebrity Skin

3.41
352 votes
162
Econoline Crush
The Devil You Know

3.4
15 votes
163
Rufus Wainwright
Rufus Wainwright

3.38
38 votes
164
Liz Phair
Whitechocolatespaceegg

3.36
25 votes
165
Candlebox
Happy Pills

3.35
68 votes
166
God Lives Underwater
Life in the So-Called Space Age

3.34
29 votes
167
Primus
Rhinoplasty

3.33
115 votes
168
Catatonia
International Velvet

3.31
13 votes
169
Sean Lennon
Into The Sun

3.31
13 votes
170
Imogen Heap
I Megaphone

3.29
79 votes
171
Eve 6
Eve 6

3.28
117 votes
172
Muse
Muse

3.26
50 votes
173
Jaga Jazzist
Magazine

3.25
18 votes
174
Rocket From The Crypt
RFTC

3.25
18 votes
175
Cold
Cold

3.25
155 votes
176
Destroyer
City Of Daughters

3.24
63 votes
177
Slightly Stoopid
The Longest Barrel Ride

3.23
42 votes
178
Everlast
Whitey Ford Sings The Blues

3.22
67 votes
179
Jejune
This Afternoon's Malady

3.2
15 votes
180
Cursive
The Storms of Early Summer: Semantics of

3.13
87 votes
181
The Beautiful South
Quench

3.11
14 votes
182
Ash
Nu-Clear Sounds

3.11
33 votes
183
Envy
From Here To Eternity

3.1
75 votes
184
The Rasmus
Hell of a Tester

3.09
16 votes
185
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dea

3.09
66 votes
186
The Faint
Media

3.08
24 votes
187
Spacehog
The Chinese Album

3.04
24 votes
188
Sonic Youth
Silver Session (For Jason Knuth)

3.04
24 votes
189
R.E.M.
Up

3.04
490 votes



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