Best Albums of 1998


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

4.52
329 votes
02
Refused
The Shape of Punk to Come

4.49
2823 votes
03
The Seatbelts
Cowboy Bebop

4.44
319 votes
04
Stewart Copeland
Spyro The Dragon OST

4.43
23 votes
05
OutKast
Aquemini

4.41
1378 votes
06
Neutral Milk Hotel
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

4.41
4817 votes
07
Massive Attack
Mezzanine

4.4
2870 votes
08
Gorguts
Obscura

4.38
1407 votes
09
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.38
3321 votes
10
Gang Starr
Moment of Truth

4.37
455 votes
11
Black Star
Black Star

4.36
747 votes
12
Jun Senoue
Sonic Adventure Original Soundtrack

4.35
43 votes
13
Mineral
February/ M.D.

4.35
26 votes
14
The Lounge Lizards
Queen of All Ears

4.34
22 votes
15
Catch 22
Keasbey Nights

4.33
641 votes
16
Boards of Canada
Music Has the Right to Children

4.33
1792 votes
17
Evereve
Stormbirds

4.32
23 votes
18
Yasunori Mitsuda
Xenogears Original Soundtrack

4.31
27 votes
19
Elliott Smith
XO

4.31
1448 votes
20
William Parker
The Peach Orchard

4.3
23 votes
21
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.29
1103 votes
22
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.28
101 votes
23
Lauryn Hill
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

4.27
509 votes
24
The Gathering
How to Measure a Planet?

4.26
374 votes
25
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

4.26
64 votes
26
Big Pun
Capital Punishment

4.25
275 votes
27
Nature and Organisation
Death In A Snow Leopard Winter

4.24
27 votes
28
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.24
392 votes
29
Hum
Downward Is Heavenward

4.23
473 votes
30
John Zorn
The Circle Maker

4.23
39 votes
31
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.23
3091 votes
32
Hans Zimmer
The Prince of Egypt

4.23
40 votes
33
The Pillows
Little Busters

4.22
62 votes
34
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aégis

4.22
191 votes
35
Maxwell
Embrya

4.21
41 votes
36
The Dynospectrum
Dynospectrum

4.2
76 votes
37
Mark Hollis
Mark Hollis

4.2
221 votes
38
Mulatu Astatke
Ethiopiques 4: Ethio Jazz & Musique Instrumentale

4.2
35 votes
39
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.2
373 votes
40
John Carpenter
Halloween 20th Anniversary Edition

4.18
30 votes
41
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.18
82 votes
42
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.17
489 votes
43
Mock Orange
Nines & Sixes

4.17
78 votes
44
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.17
110 votes
45
Metal Gear Solid
Metal Gear Solid Soundtrack

4.17
41 votes
46
Strung Out
Twisted By Design

4.17
238 votes
47
John Butler Trio
John Butler

4.16
64 votes
48
The Living End
The Living End

4.16
156 votes
49
Current 93
Soft Black Stars

4.16
82 votes
50
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.15
108 votes
51
Tori Amos
From the Choirgirl Hotel

4.15
250 votes
52
Motorpsycho
Trust Us

4.14
76 votes
53
Saviour Machine
Legend Part II

4.14
21 votes
54
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.14
50 votes
55
Buckethead
Colma

4.14
404 votes
56
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.13
277 votes
57
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.12
362 votes
58
Kruder and Dorfmeister
The K&D Sessions

4.12
78 votes
59
Mineral
EndSerenading

4.12
436 votes
60
Aceyalone
Book of Human Language

4.12
60 votes
61
Therion
Vovin

4.12
206 votes
62
Obtained Enslavement
Soulblight

4.12
26 votes
63
Saetia
Saetia

4.11
199 votes
64
Eels
Electro-Shock Blues

4.11
341 votes
65
Silver Jews
American Water

4.11
272 votes
66
Dave Matthews Band
Before These Crowded Streets

4.11
279 votes
67
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.1
62 votes
68
PJ Harvey
Is This Desire?

4.1
341 votes
69
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.1
30 votes
70
Pete Rock
Soul Survivor

4.1
35 votes
71
Alkaline Trio
Goddamnit

4.1
691 votes
72
Malice Mizer
Merveilles

4.09
58 votes
73
The Chasm
Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph

4.09
119 votes
74
Sunny Day Real Estate
How It Feels To Be Something On

4.09
615 votes
75
The Coup
Steal This Album

4.09
38 votes
76
Kool G Rap
Roots Of Evil

4.09
41 votes
77
Lucinda Williams
Car Wheels on a Gravel Road

4.08
100 votes
78
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
4182 votes
79
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4.08
96 votes
80
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.08
305 votes
81
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.07
843 votes
82
Knapsack
This Conversation Is Ending Starting Right Now

4.07
154 votes
83
Braid
Frame & Canvas

4.07
292 votes
84
The Broadways
Broken Star

4.07
36 votes
85
Grief
Torso

4.07
44 votes
86
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.07
91 votes
87
Hieroglyphics
3rd Eye Vision

4.06
155 votes
88
Lagwagon
Let's Talk About Feelings

4.06
317 votes
89
Richard Youngs
Sapphie

4.06
48 votes
90
Seal
Human Being

4.06
32 votes
91
Goodie Mob
Still Standing

4.06
81 votes
92
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
784 votes
93
Amon Tobin
Permutation

4.06
266 votes
94
Quasi
Featuring "Birds"

4.06
30 votes
95
Air
Moon Safari

4.05
789 votes
96
Samael
Exodus

4.05
37 votes
97
Floorpunch
Fast Times At The Jersey Shore

4.05
54 votes
98
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.05
87 votes
99
Pedro the Lion
It's Hard To Find A Friend

4.04
139 votes
100
Dillinger Four
Midwestern Songs of the Americas

4.04
130 votes
101
Inquisition
Into the Infernal Regions of the Ancient

4.04
166 votes
102
Duster
Stratosphere

4.04
291 votes
103
Sunhouse
Crazy on the Weekend

4.03
68 votes
104
Tortoise
TNT

4.03
461 votes
105
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.03
36 votes
106
Belle and Sebastian
This Is Just A Modern Rock Song

4.03
23 votes
107
DMX
It's Dark and Hell Is Hot

4.02
341 votes
108
Autechre
LP5

4.02
344 votes
109
Starflyer 59
The Fashion Focus

4.02
41 votes
110
Conception
Flow

4.02
71 votes
111
Damnation A.D.
Kingdom of Lost Souls

4.02
21 votes
112
16 Horsepower
Low Estate

4.02
74 votes
113
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

4.02
125 votes
114
Luna Sea
SHINE

4.02
25 votes
115
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

4.02
724 votes
116
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4.02
133 votes
117
Elend
The Umbersun

4.02
32 votes
118
Desert Sessions
Volumes 1 and 2

4.02
98 votes
119
Z-Ro
Look What You Did to Me

4.01
34 votes
120
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

4.01
582 votes
121
Spiritual Beggars
Mantra III

4.01
49 votes
122
Manu Chao
Clandestino

4.01
102 votes
123
Unwound
Challenge For a Civilized Society

4.01
283 votes
124
Mansun
Six

4.01
73 votes
125
Therapy?
Semi-Detached

4
79 votes
126
Pulp
This is Hardcore

4
278 votes
127
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4
153 votes
128
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

4
45 votes
129
Gov't Mule
Dose

4
26 votes
130
Valium Aggelein
Hier Kommt der Schwartze Mond

4
21 votes
131
Arena
The Visitor

4
42 votes
132
Less Than Jake
Hello Rockview

4
568 votes
133
At the Drive-In
In/Casino/Out

4
1698 votes
134
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

4
1648 votes
135
L'arc-en-Ciel
Heart

4
22 votes
136
Far
Water & Solutions

3.99
207 votes
137
Coaltar of the Deepers
Submerge

3.99
41 votes
138
Squarepusher
Big Loada

3.99
50 votes
139
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

3.99
48 votes
140
Don Caballero
What Burns Never Returns

3.99
232 votes
141
Meat Beat Manifesto
Actual Sounds + Voices

3.99
21 votes
142
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

3.99
627 votes
143
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

3.98
360 votes
144
Pole
1

3.98
26 votes
145
Joe Satriani
Crystal Planet

3.98
183 votes
146
Avail
Over the James

3.98
24 votes
147
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.98
65 votes
148
Order From Chaos
An Ending In Fire

3.98
40 votes
149
Local H
Pack Up the Cats

3.98
80 votes
150
Boredoms
Super Ae

3.97
223 votes
151
Jimmy Eat World
Jimmy Eat World [EP]

3.97
57 votes
152
X Japan
The Last Song

3.97
52 votes
153
Blue October
The Answers

3.97
69 votes
154
Soundtrack (Disney)
Mulan

3.97
37 votes
155
Esthero
Breath from Another

3.97
30 votes
156
Dirty Three
Ocean Songs

3.97
189 votes
157
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.96
328 votes
158
Mercury Rev
Deserter's Songs

3.96
216 votes
159
Shakira
¿Dónde Están los Ladrones?

3.96
82 votes
160
Cat Power
Moon Pix

3.96
253 votes
161
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.96
90 votes
162
Shpongle
Are You Shpongled?

3.95
319 votes
163
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

3.95
55 votes
164
AZ
Pieces of a Man

3.95
62 votes
165
Jets to Brazil
Orange Rhyming Dictionary

3.95
218 votes
166
Karate
The Bed is in The Ocean

3.95
37 votes
167
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.94
486 votes
168
Sutcliffe Jugend
When Pornography Is No Longer Enough

3.93
23 votes
169
The Seatbelts
No Disc

3.93
46 votes
170
John Scofield
A Go Go (feat. Medeski, Martin & Wood)

3.93
30 votes
171
Time Machines
Time Machines

3.93
43 votes
172
Extol
Burial

3.93
127 votes
173
Placebo
Without You I'm Nothing

3.93
638 votes
174
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

3.93
39 votes
175
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris (as Covenant)

3.93
100 votes
176
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien
Future Development

3.92
72 votes
177
Kid Dynamite
Kid Dynamite

3.92
130 votes
178
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.92
142 votes
179
Fugazi
End Hits

3.92
588 votes
180
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.92
58 votes
181
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.92
913 votes
182
Dawn
Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)

3.92
140 votes
183
Grave Digger
Knights of the Cross

3.92
72 votes
184
Lungfish
Artificial Horizon

3.92
30 votes
185
UNKLE
Psyence Fiction

3.91
314 votes
186
Billy Bragg and Wilco
Mermaid Avenue

3.91
58 votes
187
Madonna
Ray of Light

3.91
396 votes
188
Plastikman
Consumed

3.91
46 votes
189
Chroma Key
Dead Air For Radios

3.91
69 votes
190
Supercar
Three Out Change!!

3.91
37 votes
191
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

3.91
28 votes
192
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.91
140 votes
193
VAST
Visual Audio Sensory Theater

3.91
125 votes
194
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.91
53 votes
195
Botch
American Nervoso

3.91
807 votes
196
Asian Dub Foundation
RAFI's Revenge

3.9
21 votes
197
Doseone
Hemispheres

3.9
26 votes
198
Curve
Come Clean

3.9
36 votes
199
Spock's Beard
The Kindness Of Strangers

3.9
45 votes
200
Unwritten Law
Unwritten Law

3.9
75 votes



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