Best Albums of 1998


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

4.54
306 votes
02
Refused
The Shape of Punk to Come

4.5
2689 votes
03
The Seatbelts
Cowboy Bebop

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

4.42
4602 votes
05
OutKast
Aquemini

4.42
1264 votes
06
Yasunori Mitsuda
Xenogears Original Soundtrack

4.41
23 votes
07
Massive Attack
Mezzanine

4.39
2685 votes
08
Death
The Sound of Perseverance

4.38
3060 votes
09
Gang Starr
Moment of Truth

4.37
415 votes
10
Black Star
Black Star

4.37
705 votes
11
Gorguts
Obscura

4.37
1233 votes
12
Catch 22
Keasbey Nights

4.34
621 votes
13
William Parker
The Peach Orchard

4.33
21 votes
14
Solstice (UK)
New Dark Age

4.32
59 votes
15
Boards of Canada
Music Has the Right to Children

4.32
1641 votes
16
Hans Zimmer
The Prince of Egypt

4.32
30 votes
17
Elliott Smith
XO

4.32
1354 votes
18
Jun Senoue
Sonic Adventure Original Soundtrack

4.31
36 votes
19
Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth

4.29
1029 votes
20
Nature and Organisation
Death In A Snow Leopard Winter

4.28
23 votes
21
Virgin Steele
Invictus

4.28
89 votes
22
Lauryn Hill
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

4.26
447 votes
23
The Gathering
How to Measure a Planet?

4.26
327 votes
24
Big Pun
Capital Punishment

4.26
252 votes
25
The Pillows
Little Busters

4.25
54 votes
26
Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding

4.24
367 votes
27
Metal Gear Solid
Metal Gear Solid Soundtrack

4.24
40 votes
28
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse

4.23
2910 votes
29
Hum
Downward Is Heavenward

4.23
356 votes
30
Mulatu Astatke
Ethiopiques 4: Ethio Jazz & Musique Instrumentale

4.22
34 votes
31
Malice Mizer
Merveilles

4.21
49 votes
32
Motorpsycho
Trust Us

4.21
61 votes
33
John Zorn
The Circle Maker

4.21
34 votes
34
John Carpenter
Halloween 20th Anniversary Edition

4.2
27 votes
35
Incantation
Diabolical Conquest

4.2
321 votes
36
The Dynospectrum
Dynospectrum

4.19
72 votes
37
The Living End
The Living End

4.19
150 votes
38
Pagan Altar
Volume 1

4.18
73 votes
39
Mock Orange
Nines & Sixes

4.18
72 votes
40
Zao
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

4.18
417 votes
41
Theatre Of Tragedy
Aégis

4.17
184 votes
42
Iron Monkey
Our Problem

4.17
91 votes
43
John Butler Trio
John Butler

4.16
64 votes
44
Tori Amos
From the Choirgirl Hotel

4.16
223 votes
45
Mark Hollis
Mark Hollis

4.16
182 votes
46
Bethlehem
S.U.I.Z.I.D

4.15
39 votes
47
Current 93
Soft Black Stars

4.15
72 votes
48
Strung Out
Twisted By Design

4.15
222 votes
49
Aceyalone
Book of Human Language

4.15
55 votes
50
Buckethead
Colma

4.14
385 votes
51
The Broadways
Broken Star

4.14
33 votes
52
Tristania
Widow's Weeds

4.13
101 votes
53
Grief
Torso

4.13
38 votes
54
The Chasm
Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph

4.13
103 votes
55
Dan Swano
Moontower

4.13
332 votes
56
Floorpunch
Fast Times At The Jersey Shore

4.13
47 votes
57
The Coup
Steal This Album

4.13
36 votes
58
Crowbar
Odd Fellows Rest

4.12
241 votes
59
Saetia
Saetia

4.12
177 votes
60
Dave Matthews Band
Before These Crowded Streets

4.12
263 votes
61
Goodie Mob
Still Standing

4.12
69 votes
62
Gates Of Ishtar
At Dusk And Forever

4.12
68 votes
63
Kruder & Dorfmeister
The K&D Sessions

4.12
75 votes
64
Eels
Electro-Shock Blues

4.12
322 votes
65
Jag Panzer
Age of Mastery

4.12
30 votes
66
Therion
Vovin

4.11
191 votes
67
Maxwell
Embrya

4.11
32 votes
68
Mineral
EndSerenading

4.11
392 votes
69
PJ Harvey
Is This Desire?

4.11
305 votes
70
In Extremo
Weckt Die Toten!

4.1
29 votes
71
Richard Youngs
Sapphie

4.1
44 votes
72
Silver Jews
American Water

4.09
223 votes
73
Dodheimsgard
Satanic Art

4.09
44 votes
74
Alkaline Trio
Goddamnit

4.09
655 votes
75
Knapsack
This Conversation Is Ending Starting Right Now

4.09
142 votes
76
Sunny Day Real Estate
How It Feels To Be Something On

4.08
546 votes
77
Braid
Frame & Canvas

4.08
269 votes
78
Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle

4.08
288 votes
79
Quasi
Featuring "Birds"

4.08
27 votes
80
System of a Down
System of a Down

4.08
3927 votes
81
Pete Rock
Soul Survivor

4.08
33 votes
82
Amon Tobin
Permutation

4.07
235 votes
83
Starflyer 59
The Fashion Focus

4.07
35 votes
84
Kool G. Rap
Roots Of Evil

4.07
36 votes
85
Skepticism
Lead and Aether

4.07
80 votes
86
Dillinger Four
Midwestern Songs of the Americas

4.07
121 votes
87
Nightwish
Oceanborn

4.06
800 votes
88
Air
Moon Safari

4.06
742 votes
89
Anathema
Alternative 4

4.06
733 votes
90
Samael
Exodus

4.06
34 votes
91
Hieroglyphics
3rd Eye Vision

4.06
145 votes
92
Lagwagon
Let's Talk About Feelings

4.05
296 votes
93
Bernard Herrmann
Taxi Driver: Original Soundtrack Recording

4.05
30 votes
94
Kylie Minogue
Impossible Princess

4.05
63 votes
95
16 Horsepower
Low Estate

4.05
64 votes
96
Luna Sea
SHINE

4.04
24 votes
97
Sunhouse
Crazy on the Weekend

4.04
63 votes
98
Disembodied
If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead

4.04
76 votes
99
Manu Chao
Clandestino

4.04
89 votes
100
Mansun
Six

4.04
66 votes
101
Unwound
Challenge For a Civilized Society

4.04
239 votes
102
Pedro the Lion
It's Hard To Find A Friend

4.03
132 votes
103
Spiritual Beggars
Mantra III

4.03
44 votes
104
Duster
Stratosphere

4.03
206 votes
105
Autechre
LP5

4.03
291 votes
106
Blue October
The Answers

4.03
62 votes
107
Inquisition
Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient

4.03
145 votes
108
Devin Townsend
Christeen + 4 Demos

4.03
39 votes
109
Shadow Gallery
Tyranny

4.03
117 votes
110
Burger/Ink
Las Vegas

4.02
21 votes
111
Belle and Sebastian
This Is Just A Modern Rock Song

4.02
21 votes
112
Lucinda Williams
Car Wheels On A Gravel Road

4.02
89 votes
113
Esthero
Breath from Another

4.02
25 votes
114
Seal
Human Being

4.02
26 votes
115
Coaltar of the Deepers
Submerge

4.02
28 votes
116
Conception
Flow

4.02
61 votes
117
Z-Ro
Look What You Did to Me

4.01
34 votes
118
Aura Noir
Deep Tracts of Hell

4.01
37 votes
119
Diabolical Masquerade
Nightwork

4.01
142 votes
120
Shakira
¿Dónde Están los Ladrones?

4.01
70 votes
121
DMX
It's Dark and Hell Is Hot

4.01
288 votes
122
Local H
Pack Up the Cats

4.01
74 votes
123
Tortoise
TNT

4
404 votes
124
Training for Utopia
Plastic Soul Impalement

4
124 votes
125
Order From Chaos
An Ending In Fire

4
35 votes
126
Don Caballero
What Burns Never Returns

4
193 votes
127
Squarepusher
Big Loada

4
36 votes
128
Cave In
Until Your Heart Stops

4
516 votes
129
Therapy?
Semi-Detached

4
68 votes
130
Paysage d'Hiver
Steineiche

4
124 votes
131
Less Than Jake
Hello Rockview

4
543 votes
132
Desert Sessions
Volumes 1 and 2

3.99
88 votes
133
At the Drive-In
In/Casino/Out

3.99
1616 votes
134
Mercury Rev
Deserter's Songs

3.99
191 votes
135
Far
Water & Solutions

3.99
186 votes
136
Cradle of Filth
Cruelty and the Beast

3.99
683 votes
137
Time Machines
Time Machines

3.99
40 votes
138
Meshuggah
Chaosphere

3.99
1530 votes
139
Joe Satriani
Crystal Planet

3.99
175 votes
140
Pulp
This is Hardcore

3.98
250 votes
141
Iced Earth
Something Wicked This Way Comes

3.98
602 votes
142
Dirty Three
Ocean Songs

3.98
178 votes
143
Gov't Mule
Dose

3.98
21 votes
144
Supercar
Three Out Change!!

3.97
30 votes
145
Curve
Come Clean

3.97
34 votes
146
Whitehouse
Mummy and Daddy

3.97
33 votes
147
X Japan
The Last Song

3.97
49 votes
148
Jimmy Eat World
Jimmy Eat World [EP]

3.97
52 votes
149
Death By Stereo
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

3.97
45 votes
150
Rhapsody of Fire
Symphony of Enchanted Lands

3.96
304 votes
151
Coalesce
Functioning on Impatience

3.96
321 votes
152
Cat Power
Moon Pix

3.96
228 votes
153
Axel Rudi Pell
Oceans of Time

3.96
35 votes
154
Shpongle
Are You Shpongled?

3.96
298 votes
155
Boredoms
Super Ae

3.96
195 votes
156
Boris
Amplifier Worship

3.95
437 votes
157
AZ
Pieces of a Man

3.95
55 votes
158
Falkenbach
...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...

3.95
129 votes
159
Soundtrack (Disney)
Mulan

3.95
35 votes
160
Jets to Brazil
Orange Rhyming Dictionary

3.95
199 votes
161
Antestor
The Return of the Black Death

3.95
56 votes
162
Elend
The Umbersun

3.94
27 votes
163
Extol
Burial

3.94
117 votes
164
Edguy
Vain Glory Opera

3.94
132 votes
165
Arena
The Visitor

3.94
33 votes
166
VAST
Visual Audio Sensory Theater

3.94
119 votes
167
Billy Bragg and Wilco
Mermaid Avenue

3.93
53 votes
168
Sutcliffe Jugend
When Pornography Is No Longer Enough

3.93
22 votes
169
Suffocation
Despise the Sun

3.93
230 votes
170
Good Riddance
Ballads From the Revolution

3.93
50 votes
171
Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity

3.93
57 votes
172
Arab Strap
Philophobia

3.93
64 votes
173
Evoken
Embrace the Emptiness

3.93
42 votes
174
While Heaven Wept
Sorrow of the Angels

3.93
21 votes
175
Fugazi
End Hits

3.93
545 votes
176
Placebo
Without You I'm Nothing

3.93
591 votes
177
Kid Dynamite
Kid Dynamite

3.93
122 votes
178
Burning Witch
Crippled Lucifer

3.93
54 votes
179
John Scofield
A Go Go (feat. Medeski, Martin & Wood)

3.93
27 votes
180
The Notwist
Shrink

3.93
40 votes
181
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien
Future Development

3.92
69 votes
182
Fear Factory
Obsolete

3.92
832 votes
183
Aeternus
...and So the Night Became

3.92
37 votes
184
UNKLE
Psyence Fiction

3.92
296 votes
185
Lungfish
Artificial Horizon

3.91
29 votes
186
Xzibit
40 Dayz & 40 Nightz

3.91
40 votes
187
Spock's Beard
The Kindness Of Strangers

3.91
38 votes
188
Ludovico Einaudi
Le Onde

3.9
42 votes
189
Botch
American Nervoso

3.9
745 votes
190
Vision of Disorder
Imprint

3.9
77 votes
191
System of a Down
Sugar

3.9
87 votes
192
The Kovenant
Nexus Polaris

3.9
84 votes
193
Megaherz
Kopfschuss

3.9
24 votes
194
Buzzov-en
...At A Loss

3.9
24 votes
195
Karate
The Bed is in The Ocean

3.89
33 votes
196
Unwritten Law
Unwritten Law

3.89
70 votes
197
Die Aerzte
13

3.89
28 votes
198
Odium (NOR)
The Sad Realm of the Stars

3.89
41 votes
199
Madonna
Ray of Light

3.89
356 votes
200
Medeski, Martin and Wood
Combustication

3.89
22 votes



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