AOTY 2017

The Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1998

2. Oasis - The Masterplan

Oasis - The Masterplan
November 3, 1998
Critic Score
83
6 reviews

3. Beck - Mutations

Beck - Mutations
November 3, 1998
Critic Score
83
7 reviews

5. The Afghan Whigs - 1965

The Afghan Whigs - 1965
October 27, 1998
Critic Score
81
5 reviews

6. Gomez - Bring It On

Gomez - Bring It On
April 13, 1998
Critic Score
81
7 reviews

7. Hole - Celebrity Skin

Hole - Celebrity Skin
September 8, 1998
Critic Score
80
6 reviews

8. Pearl Jam - Yield

Pearl Jam - Yield
February 3, 1998
Critic Score
76
7 reviews

9. Sonic Youth - A Thousand Leaves

Sonic Youth - A Thousand Leaves
May 12, 1998
Critic Score
75
6 reviews

10. PJ Harvey - Is This Desire?

PJ Harvey - Is This Desire?
September 29, 1998
Critic Score
73
5 reviews

12. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - ACME

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - ACME
October 20, 1998
Critic Score
71
5 reviews

13. Garbage - Version 2.0

Garbage - Version 2.0
May 11, 1998
Critic Score
70
6 reviews

14. R.E.M. - Up

R.E.M. - Up
October 26, 1998
Critic Score
70
7 reviews

15. The Jesus and Mary Chain - Munki

The Jesus and Mary Chain - Munki
June 1, 1998
Critic Score
67
6 reviews

16. Liz Phair - whitechocolatespaceegg

Liz Phair - whitechocolatespaceegg
August 11, 1998
Critic Score
67
5 reviews

17. The Smashing Pumpkins - Adore

The Smashing Pumpkins - Adore
June 2, 1998
Critic Score
66
7 reviews

18. Placebo - Without You I'm Nothing

Placebo - Without You I'm Nothing
October 12, 1998
Critic Score
66
5 reviews

19. Embrace - The Good Will Out

Embrace - The Good Will Out
June 8, 1998
Critic Score
64
5 reviews

20. Cake - Prolonging the Magic

Cake - Prolonging the Magic
October 6, 1998
Critic Score
63
5 reviews

21. Jerry Cantrell - Boggy Depot

Jerry Cantrell - Boggy Depot
March 31, 1998
Critic Score
57
5 reviews
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