Best Albums of 1998


01
Koji Kondo
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time OST

4.55
294 votes
02
Refused
The Shape of Punk to Come

4.5
2654 votes
03
The Seatbelts
Cowboy Bebop

4.43
275 votes
04
Neutral Milk Hotel
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

4.42
4524 votes
05
OutKast
Aquemini

4.42
1224 votes
06
Massive Attack
Mezzanine

4.39
2633 votes
07
Yasunori Mitsuda
Xenogears Original Soundtrack

4.39
22 votes
08
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.38
2979 votes
09
Gorguts
Obscura

4.38
1197 votes
10
Gang Starr
Moment of Truth

4.37
410 votes
11
Black Star
Black Star

4.37
692 votes
12
Catch 22
Keasbey Nights

4.35
610 votes
13
Boards of Canada
Music Has the Right to Children

4.32
1605 votes
14
Nature and Organisation
Death In A Snow Leopard Winter

4.32
22 votes
15
Hans Zimmer
The Prince of Egypt

4.32
30 votes
16
Elliott Smith
XO

4.31
1331 votes
17
Jun Senoue
Sonic Adventure Original Soundtrack

4.31
36 votes
18
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.3
1007 votes
19
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.29
85 votes
20
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

4.29
54 votes
21
Lauryn Hill
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

4.27
423 votes
22
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.26
358 votes
23
Big Pun
Capital Punishment

4.26
245 votes
24
The Gathering
How to Measure a Planet?

4.25
315 votes
25
Metal Gear Solid
Metal Gear Solid Soundtrack

4.25
38 votes
26
The Pillows
Little Busters

4.25
51 votes
27
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.22
2853 votes
28
Hum
Downward Is Heavenward

4.22
346 votes
29
The Dynospectrum
Dynospectrum

4.22
71 votes
30
John Zorn
The Circle Maker

4.21
33 votes
31
Malice Mizer
Merveilles

4.21
46 votes
32
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.19
309 votes
33
Mulatu Astatke
Ethiopiques 4: Ethio Jazz & Musique Instrumentale

4.19
32 votes
34
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aégis

4.19
179 votes
35
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.19
396 votes
36
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.18
68 votes
37
The Living End
The Living End

4.18
149 votes
38
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.18
36 votes
39
Mock Orange
Nines & Sixes

4.18
70 votes
40
Motorpsycho
Trust Us

4.17
55 votes
41
Tori Amos
From the Choirgirl Hotel

4.17
219 votes
42
John Butler Trio
John Butler

4.16
64 votes
43
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.16
88 votes
44
Strung Out
Twisted By Design

4.15
215 votes
45
Saetia
Saetia

4.15
165 votes
46
Mark Hollis
Mark Hollis

4.15
170 votes
47
John Carpenter
Halloween 20th Anniversary Edition

4.15
27 votes
48
Aceyalone
Book of Human Language

4.15
54 votes
49
The Chasm
Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph

4.14
97 votes
50
Buckethead
Colma

4.14
383 votes
51
Floorpunch
Fast Times At The Jersey Shore

4.14
46 votes
52
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.14
329 votes
53
Current 93
Soft Black Stars

4.14
69 votes
54
The Broadways
Broken Star

4.14
33 votes
55
Dave Matthews Band
Before These Crowded Streets

4.14
255 votes
56
Kruder and Dorfmeister
The K&D Sessions

4.13
72 votes
57
Grief
Torso

4.13
38 votes
58
Eels
Electro-Shock Blues

4.13
311 votes
59
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.13
98 votes
60
The Coup
Steal This Album

4.13
36 votes
61
Goodie Mob
Still Standing

4.13
68 votes
62
PJ Harvey
Is This Desire?

4.12
296 votes
63
Therion
Vovin

4.12
186 votes
64
Mineral
EndSerenading

4.12
378 votes
65
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.12
39 votes
66
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.11
231 votes
67
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.11
64 votes
68
Richard Youngs
Sapphie

4.1
43 votes
69
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.1
29 votes
70
Maxwell
Embrya

4.1
31 votes
71
Silver Jews
American Water

4.09
198 votes
72
Braid
Frame & Canvas

4.09
259 votes
73
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.09
28 votes
74
Knapsack
This Conversation Is Ending Starting Right Now

4.09
137 votes
75
Dillinger Four
Midwestern Songs of the Americas

4.09
120 votes
76
Starflyer 59
The Fashion Focus

4.09
29 votes
77
Amon Tobin
Permutation

4.09
230 votes
78
Alkaline Trio
Goddamnit

4.08
644 votes
79
Sunny Day Real Estate
How It Feels To Be Something On

4.08
534 votes
80
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.08
280 votes
81
Quasi
Featuring "Birds"

4.08
27 votes
82
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
3857 votes
83
Pete Rock
Soul Survivor

4.08
32 votes
84
Duster
Stratosphere

4.07
183 votes
85
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.07
791 votes
86
Kool G. Rap
Roots Of Evil

4.07
36 votes
87
Air
Moon Safari

4.07
729 votes
88
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.06
77 votes
89
Kylie Minogue
Impossible Princess

4.06
62 votes
90
Luna Sea
SHINE

4.06
24 votes
91
Lucinda Williams
Car Wheels On A Gravel Road

4.06
82 votes
92
Hieroglyphics
3rd Eye Vision

4.06
141 votes
93
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4.06
68 votes
94
Spiritual Beggars
Mantra III

4.06
43 votes
95
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
718 votes
96
Seal
Human Being

4.06
27 votes
97
Lagwagon
Let's Talk About Feelings

4.05
290 votes
98
Pedro the Lion
It's Hard To Find A Friend

4.05
129 votes
99
Samael
Exodus

4.05
33 votes
100
Autechre
LP5

4.04
281 votes
101
16 Horsepower
Low Estate

4.04
63 votes
102
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4.04
139 votes
103
Manu Chao
Clandestino

4.04
85 votes
104
Blue October
The Answers

4.03
62 votes
105
Unwound
Challenge For a Civilized Society

4.03
224 votes
106
Time Machines
Time Machines

4.03
37 votes
107
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.03
118 votes
108
Mansun
Six

4.02
64 votes
109
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

4.02
118 votes
110
Esthero
Breath from Another

4.02
25 votes
111
Bernard Herrmann
Taxi Driver: Original Soundtrack Recording

4.02
29 votes
112
Sunhouse
Crazy on the Weekend

4.02
59 votes
113
Z-Ro
Look What You Did to Me

4.01
34 votes
114
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4.01
138 votes
115
Shakira
¿Dónde Están los Ladrones?

4.01
71 votes
116
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.01
37 votes
117
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

4.01
118 votes
118
Soundtrack (Disney)
Mulan

4.01
32 votes
119
Tortoise
TNT

4.01
395 votes
120
Don Caballero
What Burns Never Returns

4
186 votes
121
Coaltar of the Deepers
Submerge

4
27 votes
122
Less Than Jake
Hello Rockview

4
532 votes
123
Mercury Rev
Deserter's Songs

4
179 votes
124
Conception
Flow

4
60 votes
125
Local H
Pack Up the Cats

4
69 votes
126
Order From Chaos
An Ending In Fire

4
35 votes
127
Squarepusher
Big Loada

4
34 votes
128
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

4
488 votes
129
Therapy?
Semi-Detached

4
66 votes
130
DMX
It's Dark and Hell Is Hot

4
284 votes
131
Far
Water & Solutions

4
176 votes
132
Dirty Three
Ocean Songs

3.99
169 votes
133
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.99
660 votes
134
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

3.99
595 votes
135
At the Drive-In
In/Casino/Out

3.99
1595 votes
136
Joe Satriani
Crystal Planet

3.99
173 votes
137
X Japan
The Last Song

3.99
47 votes
138
Supercar
Three Out Change!!

3.99
28 votes
139
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

3.99
34 votes
140
Pulp
This is Hardcore

3.98
239 votes
141
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.98
1501 votes
142
Elend
The Umbersun

3.98
27 votes
143
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

3.98
49 votes
144
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

3.98
313 votes
145
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

3.97
34 votes
146
Jets to Brazil
Orange Rhyming Dictionary

3.97
192 votes
147
Desert Sessions
Volumes 1 and 2

3.97
85 votes
148
Curve
Come Clean

3.97
31 votes
149
Whitehouse
Mummy and Daddy

3.97
31 votes
150
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.96
125 votes
151
Cat Power
Moon Pix

3.96
222 votes
152
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.96
291 votes
153
Shpongle
Are You Shpongled?

3.96
292 votes
154
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

3.95
44 votes
155
AZ
Pieces of a Man

3.95
54 votes
156
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.95
423 votes
157
Boredoms
Super Ae

3.95
190 votes
158
Jimmy Eat World
Jimmy Eat World [EP]

3.95
51 votes
159
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.95
56 votes
160
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.95
130 votes
161
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.94
34 votes
162
Arena
The Visitor

3.94
33 votes
163
Extol
Burial

3.94
113 votes
164
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.94
221 votes
165
Billy Bragg and Wilco
Mermaid Avenue

3.93
53 votes
166
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.93
52 votes
167
Sutcliffe Jugend
When Pornography Is No Longer Enough

3.93
22 votes
168
Kid Dynamite
Kid Dynamite

3.93
118 votes
169
Placebo
Without You I'm Nothing

3.93
577 votes
170
VAST
Visual Audio Sensory Theater

3.93
115 votes
171
John Scofield
A Go Go (feat. Medeski, Martin & Wood)

3.93
27 votes
172
Lungfish
Artificial Horizon

3.93
27 votes
173
The Notwist
Shrink

3.93
40 votes
174
Good Riddance
Ballads From the Revolution

3.92
46 votes
175
Fugazi
End Hits

3.92
528 votes
176
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.92
820 votes
177
Arab Strap
Philophobia

3.92
62 votes
178
Spock's Beard
The Kindness Of Strangers

3.92
37 votes
179
Del tha Funkee Homosapien
Future Development

3.92
67 votes
180
UNKLE
Psyence Fiction

3.92
291 votes
181
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.91
23 votes
182
Doseone
Hemispheres

3.91
23 votes
183
System of a Down
Sugar

3.91
86 votes
184
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.91
37 votes
185
Botch
American Nervoso

3.9
723 votes
186
Madonna
Ray of Light

3.9
337 votes
187
Xzibit
40 Dayz & 40 Nightz

3.9
40 votes
188
Unwritten Law
Unwritten Law

3.9
69 votes
189
Megaherz
Kopfschuss

3.9
24 votes
190
Eva Cassidy
Songbird

3.9
24 votes
191
Karate
The Bed is in The Ocean

3.89
33 votes
192
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.89
80 votes
193
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.89
42 votes
194
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.89
68 votes
195
Penfold
Amateurs and Professionals

3.89
143 votes
196
Ludovico Einaudi
Le Onde

3.89
40 votes
197
Medeski, Martin and Wood
Combustication

3.89
22 votes
198
Skepticism
Aes

3.88
26 votes
199
Vintersorg
Till Fjälls

3.88
85 votes
200
Queens of the Stone Age
Queens of the Stone Age

3.88
1557 votes



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