Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1998


01
Modest Mouse/764-Hero
Whenever You See Fit

4.64
22 votes
02
Tripping Daisy
Jesus Hits Like The Atom Bomb

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

4.45
12504 votes
04
Bluetile Lounge
Half-Cut

4.42
18 votes
05
Built to Spill
Carry the Zero

4.33
18 votes
06
Elliott Smith
XO

4.32
2420 votes
07
The Gathering
How to Measure a Planet?

4.25
281 votes
08
hide
Ja, Zoo

4.19
13 votes
09
Trans Am
Futureworld

4.18
14 votes
10
Eels
Electro-Shock Blues

4.13
825 votes
11
Mineral
EndSerenading

4.13
666 votes
12
Plastic Tree
Puppet Show

4.13
16 votes
13
Silver Jews
American Water

4.11
175 votes
14
The Pillows
Little Busters

4.11
90 votes
15
Mark Hollis
Mark Hollis

4.11
134 votes
16
Braid
Frame & Canvas

4.11
224 votes
17
The Living End
The Living End

4.11
145 votes
18
Mock Orange
Nines & Sixes

4.09
58 votes
19
Alkaline Trio
Goddamnit

4.09
591 votes
20
Tori Amos
From the Choirgirl Hotel

4.09
180 votes
21
PJ Harvey
Is This Desire?

4.09
452 votes
22
Pedro the Lion
It's Hard To Find A Friend

4.09
99 votes
23
Supercar
Three Out Change

4.09
44 votes
24
Duster
Stratosphere

4.08
312 votes
25
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
3627 votes
26
Manu Chao
Clandestino

4.08
72 votes
27
Blue October
The Answers

4.07
58 votes
28
Sunny Day Real Estate
How It Feels To Be Something On

4.07
471 votes
29
Coaltar of the Deepers
Submerge

4.06
16 votes
30
Ks Choice
Cocoon Crash

4.06
16 votes
31
Knapsack
This Conversation Is Ending Starting Right Now

4.06
131 votes
32
Sunhouse
Crazy on the Weekend

4.06
59 votes
33
Jun Senoue
Sonic Adventure Original Soundtrack

4.06
35 votes
34
Superdrag
Head Trip in Every Key

4.03
15 votes
35
Dirty Three
Ocean Songs

4.03
142 votes
36
Don Caballero
What Burns Never Returns

4.03
156 votes
37
Luna Sea
SHINE

4.03
20 votes
38
Curve
Come Clean

4.02
50 votes
39
Far
Water & Solutions

4.02
160 votes
40
Local H
Pack Up the Cats

4.01
177 votes
41
Starflyer 59
The Fashion Focus

4
44 votes
42
Starflyer 59
Fell In Love At 22

4
14 votes
43
Tortoise
TNT

3.99
351 votes
44
Penfold
Amateurs and Professionals

3.98
134 votes
45
Belle and Sebastian
This Is Just A Modern Rock Song

3.97
54 votes
46
Mansun
Six

3.97
54 votes
47
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

3.97
97 votes
48
Boom Boom Satellites
Out Loud

3.96
14 votes
49
Quasi
Featuring "Birds"

3.96
44 votes
50
Sloan
Navy Blues

3.96
24 votes
51
System of a Down
Sugar

3.95
82 votes
52
Cat Power
Moon Pix

3.94
356 votes
53
Placebo
Without You I'm Nothing

3.94
508 votes
54
Pulp
This is Hardcore

3.94
384 votes
55
VAST
Visual Audio Sensory Theater

3.93
111 votes
56
Billy Bragg and Wilco
Mermaid Avenue

3.93
44 votes
57
Jets to Brazil
Orange Rhyming Dictionary

3.93
358 votes
58
Closer (GR)
In The Market

3.93
14 votes
59
Karate
The Bed is in The Ocean

3.93
27 votes
60
Lisa Germano
Slide

3.92
13 votes
61
Mogwai
No Education = No Future

3.92
13 votes
62
The Notwist
Shrink

3.91
64 votes
63
Love Spirals Downwards
Flux

3.9
20 votes
64
Unwritten Law
Unwritten Law

3.89
65 votes
65
Arab Strap
Philophobia

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

3.89
1363 votes
67
American Football
American Football EP

3.88
350 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
948 votes
70
dredg
Leitmotif

3.86
662 votes
71
Bedhead
Transaction De Novo

3.85
72 votes
72
Die Aerzte
13

3.85
24 votes
73
Jimmy Eat World
Jimmy Eat World [EP]

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

3.84
76 votes
75
Saint Etienne
Good Humor

3.83
24 votes
76
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Strung Out In Heaven

3.82
47 votes
77
Nothingface
An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

3.82
81 votes
78
The Black Heart Procession
1

3.82
57 votes
79
Kidneythieves
Trickster

3.81
21 votes
80
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.81
31 votes
81
Elliott
U.S. Songs

3.81
36 votes
82
Metric
Mainstream EP

3.8
20 votes
83
Semisonic
Feeling Strangely Fine

3.79
150 votes
84
Phish
The Story of the Ghost

3.79
82 votes
85
Hooverphonic
Blue Wonder Power Milk

3.78
46 votes
86
Soul Coughing
El Oso

3.78
50 votes
87
Gomez
Bring It On

3.77
66 votes
88
Hood
Rustic Houses, Forlorn Valleys

3.77
22 votes
89
The Halo Benders
The Rebels Not In

3.77
45 votes
90
Garbage
Version 2.0

3.76
504 votes
91
Reatards
Teenage Hate

3.76
29 votes
92
June of 44
Four Great Points

3.75
69 votes
93
Queens of the Stone Age
Split: Queens of the Stone Age/Beaver

3.74
59 votes
94
Goo Goo Dolls
Dizzy Up The Girl

3.73
415 votes
95
The Mayfield Four
Fallout

3.72
50 votes
96
Royal Trux
Accelerator

3.72
23 votes
97
Idlewild
Hope Is Important

3.71
70 votes
98
Ani DiFranco
Little Plastic Castle

3.71
21 votes
99
764-HERO
Get Here and Stay

3.71
14 votes
100
Stabbing Westward
Darkest Days

3.71
155 votes
101
3
Paint By Number

3.7
52 votes
102
Six by Seven
The Things We Make

3.7
15 votes
103
12 Rods
Split Personalities

3.7
15 votes
104
Bright Eyes
Letting Off the Happiness

3.69
524 votes
105
Barenaked Ladies
Stunt

3.69
163 votes
106
Alkaline Trio
For Your Lungs Only

3.69
16 votes
107
Pearl Jam
Yield

3.68
1846 votes
108
Mark Lanegan
Scraps at Midnight

3.68
82 votes
109
Beck
Mutations

3.68
367 votes
110
Saves the Day
Can't Slow Down

3.67
200 votes
111
Bran Van 3000
Glee

3.67
18 votes
112
Mojave 3
Out Of Tune

3.67
15 votes
113
Evanescence
Evanescence EP

3.66
63 votes
114
The Afghan Whigs
1965

3.65
234 votes
115
The Cardigans
Gran Turismo

3.65
132 votes
116
Archers of Loaf
White Trash Heroes

3.65
60 votes
117
Pele
Teaching The History Of Teaching Geography

3.64
22 votes
118
The Smashing Pumpkins
Adore

3.63
3420 votes
119
Sharks Keep Moving
Desert Strings And Drifters EP

3.63
31 votes
120
The Offspring
A Piece of Americana

3.63
24 votes
121
Dc Talk
Supernatural

3.62
118 votes
122
The Appleseed Cast
The End of the Ring Wars

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

3.62
52 votes
124
Fuel
Sunburn

3.61
158 votes
125
Cake
Prolonging The Magic

3.61
177 votes
126
Izzy Stradlin
117 Degrees

3.61
14 votes
127
The Offspring
Americana

3.61
1593 votes
128
The Tragically Hip
Phantom Power

3.61
38 votes
129
Joan of Arc
How Memory Works

3.6
100 votes
130
The Delgados
Peloton

3.6
15 votes
131
Spoon
Series of Sneaks

3.59
188 votes
132
Guster
Goldfly

3.58
106 votes
133
New Radicals
Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too

3.58
54 votes
134
Gastr del Sol
Camoufleur

3.58
24 votes
135
AFI
A Fire Inside

3.57
194 votes
136
Graham Coxon
The Sky Is Too High

3.56
16 votes
137
Jerry Cantrell
Boggy Depot

3.56
155 votes
138
Paysage d'Hiver
Schattengang

3.55
71 votes
139
Blonde Redhead
In an Expression of the Inexpressible

3.55
64 votes
140
Finger Eleven
Tip

3.54
116 votes
141
Death Cab for Cutie
Something About Airplanes

3.54
718 votes
142
Alanis Morissette
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie

3.54
280 votes
143
Coldplay
Safety

3.54
28 votes
144
Gob
How Far Shallow Takes You

3.53
29 votes
145
Embodyment
Embrace the Eternal

3.53
18 votes
146
Paysage d'Hiver
Die Festung

3.52
82 votes
147
Frank Black
Frank Black And The Catholics

3.5
14 votes
148
King's X
Tape Head

3.49
49 votes
149
Swervedriver
99th Dream

3.48
60 votes
150
Manic Street Preachers
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours

3.47
193 votes
151
Mudhoney
Tomorrow Hit Today

3.46
37 votes
152
Fastball
All the Pain Money Can Buy

3.45
31 votes
153
Do Make Say Think
Do Make Say Think

3.45
85 votes
154
Rufus Wainwright
Rufus Wainwright

3.45
37 votes
155
Julie Ruin
Julie Ruin

3.44
16 votes
156
Phantom Planet
Phantom Planet Is Missing

3.44
16 votes
157
Hole
Celebrity Skin

3.4
346 votes
158
Econoline Crush
The Devil You Know

3.4
15 votes
159
Candlebox
Happy Pills

3.35
68 votes
160
God Lives Underwater
Life in the So-Called Space Age

3.34
29 votes
161
Liz Phair
Whitechocolatespaceegg

3.33
24 votes
162
Primus
Rhinoplasty

3.32
114 votes
163
Sean Lennon
Into The Sun

3.31
13 votes
164
Catatonia
International Velvet

3.31
13 votes
165
Imogen Heap
I Megaphone

3.29
79 votes
166
Eve 6
Eve 6

3.28
117 votes
167
Muse
Muse

3.26
50 votes
168
Jaga Jazzist
Magazine

3.25
18 votes
169
Rocket From The Crypt
RFTC

3.25
18 votes
170
Cold
Cold

3.24
153 votes
171
Destroyer
City Of Daughters

3.24
63 votes
172
Slightly Stoopid
The Longest Barrel Ride

3.23
41 votes
173
Everlast
Whitey Ford Sings The Blues

3.21
66 votes
174
Jejune
This Afternoon's Malady

3.14
14 votes
175
Ash
Nu-Clear Sounds

3.14
32 votes
176
Envy
From Here To Eternity

3.12
73 votes
177
Cursive
The Storms of Early Summer: Semantics of

3.11
84 votes
178
The Beautiful South
Quench

3.11
14 votes
179
The Rasmus
Hell of a Tester

3.09
16 votes
180
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dea

3.09
65 votes
181
The Faint
Media

3.08
24 votes
182
R.E.M.
Up

3.05
480 votes
183
Sonic Youth
Silver Session (For Jason Knuth)

3.04
24 votes
184
Spacehog
The Chinese Album

3.04
24 votes



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