Best Albums of 1998


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

4.52
322 votes
02
Refused
The Shape of Punk to Come

4.49
2775 votes
03
Stewart Copeland
Spyro The Dragon OST

4.45
21 votes
04
The Seatbelts
Cowboy Bebop

4.43
297 votes
05
OutKast
Aquemini

4.42
1333 votes
06
Neutral Milk Hotel
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

4.41
4741 votes
07
Massive Attack
Mezzanine

4.39
2801 votes
08
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.38
3225 votes
09
Gorguts
Obscura

4.37
1336 votes
10
Gang Starr
Moment of Truth

4.36
444 votes
11
Black Star
Black Star

4.36
730 votes
12
The Lounge Lizards
Queen of All Ears

4.36
21 votes
13
Mineral
February/ M.D.

4.35
24 votes
14
William Parker
The Peach Orchard

4.34
22 votes
15
Jun Senoue
Sonic Adventure Original Soundtrack

4.33
39 votes
16
Catch 22
Keasbey Nights

4.33
632 votes
17
Boards of Canada
Music Has the Right to Children

4.33
1737 votes
18
Elliott Smith
XO

4.31
1420 votes
19
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.29
1074 votes
20
Yasunori Mitsuda
Xenogears Original Soundtrack

4.29
24 votes
21
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.29
96 votes
22
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

4.28
62 votes
23
Nature and Organisation
Death In A Snow Leopard Winter

4.28
27 votes
24
The Gathering
How to Measure a Planet?

4.26
354 votes
25
Lauryn Hill
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

4.26
483 votes
26
Big Pun
Capital Punishment

4.24
264 votes
27
Hum
Downward Is Heavenward

4.24
432 votes
28
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.23
3038 votes
29
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.23
384 votes
30
John Zorn
The Circle Maker

4.22
38 votes
31
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aégis

4.21
184 votes
32
The Pillows
Little Busters

4.21
58 votes
33
Mulatu Astatke
Ethiopiques 4: Ethio Jazz & Musique Instrumentale

4.21
34 votes
34
John Carpenter
Halloween 20th Anniversary Edition

4.2
27 votes
35
Hans Zimmer
The Prince of Egypt

4.2
37 votes
36
Mark Hollis
Mark Hollis

4.2
208 votes
37
The Dynospectrum
Dynospectrum

4.2
73 votes
38
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.2
358 votes
39
Malice Mizer
Merveilles

4.2
53 votes
40
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.18
101 votes
41
Maxwell
Embrya

4.18
37 votes
42
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.18
80 votes
43
The Living End
The Living End

4.17
154 votes
44
Metal Gear Solid
Metal Gear Solid Soundtrack

4.17
41 votes
45
Strung Out
Twisted By Design

4.17
229 votes
46
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.17
450 votes
47
Mock Orange
Nines & Sixes

4.17
78 votes
48
John Butler Trio
John Butler

4.16
64 votes
49
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.16
105 votes
50
Current 93
Soft Black Stars

4.15
78 votes
51
Tori Amos
From the Choirgirl Hotel

4.15
242 votes
52
Motorpsycho
Trust Us

4.15
72 votes
53
Buckethead
Colma

4.15
395 votes
54
Saviour Machine
Legend Part II

4.14
21 votes
55
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.14
47 votes
56
Aceyalone
Book of Human Language

4.14
59 votes
57
Bernard Herrmann
Taxi Driver: Original Soundtrack Recording

4.14
37 votes
58
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.13
262 votes
59
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.13
350 votes
60
Mineral
EndSerenading

4.12
421 votes
61
Therion
Vovin

4.12
201 votes
62
Kool G. Rap
Roots Of Evil

4.12
39 votes
63
Eels
Electro-Shock Blues

4.11
331 votes
64
The Chasm
Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph

4.11
118 votes
65
Silver Jews
American Water

4.11
261 votes
66
Kylie Minogue
Impossible Princess

4.11
82 votes
67
PJ Harvey
Is This Desire?

4.11
329 votes
68
Kruder & Dorfmeister
The K&D Sessions

4.11
75 votes
69
Saetia
Saetia

4.1
186 votes
70
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.1
29 votes
71
Dave Matthews Band
Before These Crowded Streets

4.1
271 votes
72
Pete Rock
Soul Survivor

4.1
35 votes
73
The Coup
Steal This Album

4.1
36 votes
74
Alkaline Trio
Goddamnit

4.09
677 votes
75
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.09
89 votes
76
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.09
56 votes
77
Quasi
Featuring "Birds"

4.09
31 votes
78
Goodie Mob
Still Standing

4.09
75 votes
79
Floorpunch
Fast Times At The Jersey Shore

4.09
52 votes
80
Sunny Day Real Estate
How It Feels To Be Something On

4.09
592 votes
81
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.08
296 votes
82
Knapsack
This Conversation Is Ending Starting Right Now

4.08
151 votes
83
Richard Youngs
Sapphie

4.08
46 votes
84
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
4084 votes
85
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.08
831 votes
86
Obtained Enslavement
Soulblight

4.07
21 votes
87
Braid
Frame & Canvas

4.07
280 votes
88
The Broadways
Broken Star

4.07
36 votes
89
Lucinda Williams
Car Wheels on a Gravel Road

4.07
94 votes
90
Grief
Torso

4.07
44 votes
91
Lagwagon
Let's Talk About Feelings

4.07
311 votes
92
Pole
1

4.07
23 votes
93
Dillinger Four
Midwestern Songs of the Americas

4.06
126 votes
94
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
765 votes
95
Air
Moon Safari

4.06
766 votes
96
Amon Tobin
Permutation

4.06
260 votes
97
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.06
86 votes
98
Hieroglyphics
3rd Eye Vision

4.06
148 votes
99
16 Horsepower
Low Estate

4.06
70 votes
100
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4.05
86 votes
101
Pedro the Lion
It's Hard To Find A Friend

4.04
134 votes
102
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.04
34 votes
103
Samael
Exodus

4.04
35 votes
104
Luna Sea
SHINE

4.04
24 votes
105
Starflyer 59
The Fashion Focus

4.04
37 votes
106
Esthero
Breath from Another

4.04
25 votes
107
Duster
Stratosphere

4.03
269 votes
108
Autechre
LP5

4.03
327 votes
109
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4.03
152 votes
110
Belle and Sebastian
This Is Just A Modern Rock Song

4.03
23 votes
111
Manu Chao
Clandestino

4.03
98 votes
112
Sunhouse
Crazy on the Weekend

4.02
65 votes
113
Conception
Flow

4.02
69 votes
114
Tortoise
TNT

4.02
434 votes
115
Spiritual Beggars
Mantra III

4.02
48 votes
116
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

4.02
712 votes
117
Coaltar of the Deepers
Submerge

4.02
38 votes
118
Seal
Human Being

4.02
29 votes
119
Desert Sessions
Volumes 1 and 2

4.02
98 votes
120
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

4.01
42 votes
121
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.01
129 votes
122
Therapy?
Semi-Detached

4.01
74 votes
123
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

4.01
555 votes
124
Far
Water & Solutions

4.01
193 votes
125
DMX
It's Dark and Hell Is Hot

4.01
306 votes
126
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

4
123 votes
127
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

4
1609 votes
128
Gov't Mule
Dose

4
25 votes
129
Less Than Jake
Hello Rockview

4
558 votes
130
Unwound
Challenge For a Civilized Society

4
263 votes
131
Pulp
This is Hardcore

4
264 votes
132
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4
148 votes
133
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

4
138 votes
134
At the Drive-In
In/Casino/Out

3.99
1665 votes
135
Local H
Pack Up the Cats

3.99
77 votes
136
Don Caballero
What Burns Never Returns

3.99
217 votes
137
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

3.99
614 votes
138
Joe Satriani
Crystal Planet

3.99
181 votes
139
Shakira
¿Dónde Están los Ladrones?

3.99
78 votes
140
Time Machines
Time Machines

3.99
39 votes
141
Mansun
Six

3.99
72 votes
142
Z-Ro
Look What You Did to Me

3.98
33 votes
143
Jimmy Eat World
Jimmy Eat World [EP]

3.98
57 votes
144
X Japan
The Last Song

3.98
50 votes
145
Cat Power
Moon Pix

3.98
247 votes
146
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

3.98
24 votes
147
Avail
Over the James

3.98
23 votes
148
Squarepusher
Big Loada

3.98
46 votes
149
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.98
321 votes
150
Blue October
The Answers

3.98
67 votes
151
Burger/Ink
Las Vegas

3.98
22 votes
152
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

3.98
43 votes
153
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.98
64 votes
154
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

3.97
339 votes
155
Dirty Three
Ocean Songs

3.97
183 votes
156
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

3.97
52 votes
157
Soundtrack (Disney)
Mulan

3.97
37 votes
158
Boredoms
Super Ae

3.96
209 votes
159
Shpongle
Are You Shpongled?

3.96
307 votes
160
Order From Chaos
An Ending In Fire

3.96
40 votes
161
Jets to Brazil
Orange Rhyming Dictionary

3.96
209 votes
162
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.96
465 votes
163
Arena
The Visitor

3.96
34 votes
164
Chroma Key
Dead Air For Radios

3.95
62 votes
165
AZ
Pieces of a Man

3.95
60 votes
166
Mercury Rev
Deserter's Songs

3.95
208 votes
167
Elend
The Umbersun

3.95
28 votes
168
Placebo
Without You I'm Nothing

3.94
620 votes
169
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.94
85 votes
170
Sutcliffe Jugend
When Pornography Is No Longer Enough

3.93
23 votes
171
Supercar
Three Out Change!!

3.93
32 votes
172
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.93
58 votes
173
Extol
Burial

3.93
122 votes
174
Karate
The Bed is in The Ocean

3.93
35 votes
175
John Scofield
A Go Go (feat. Medeski, Martin & Wood)

3.93
28 votes
176
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.93
138 votes
177
VAST
Visual Audio Sensory Theater

3.93
122 votes
178
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

3.93
67 votes
179
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.93
40 votes
180
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.93
136 votes
181
The Notwist
Shrink

3.92
39 votes
182
Kid Dynamite
Kid Dynamite

3.92
128 votes
183
Fugazi
End Hits

3.92
564 votes
184
Billy Bragg and Wilco
Mermaid Avenue

3.92
57 votes
185
Lungfish
Artificial Horizon

3.92
31 votes
186
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.92
878 votes
187
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien
Future Development

3.92
71 votes
188
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.91
134 votes
189
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.91
52 votes
190
Spock's Beard
The Kindness Of Strangers

3.91
40 votes
191
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

3.91
37 votes
192
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.91
252 votes
193
UNKLE
Psyence Fiction

3.91
303 votes
194
Botch
American Nervoso

3.9
776 votes
195
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.9
90 votes
196
Arab Strap
Philophobia

3.9
69 votes
197
12 Rods
Split Personalities

3.9
24 votes
198
Megaherz
Kopfschuss

3.9
24 votes
199
Unwritten Law
Unwritten Law

3.9
72 votes
200
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.89
70 votes