SPIN's 20 Best Albums of 1998

SPIN's 20 Best Albums of 1998

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20. Local H - Pack Up the Cats

Local H - Pack Up the Cats
September 1, 1998
Hard Rock
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
NR

19. UNKLE - Psyence Fiction

UNKLE - Psyence Fiction
September 29, 1998
Electronic
Critic Score
82
7 reviews
User Score
87
27 reviews

18. Fatboy Slim - You've Come a Long Way, Baby

Fatboy Slim - You've Come a Long Way, Baby
October 19, 1998
Big Beat
Critic Score
81
6 reviews
User Score
81
23 reviews

17. Rufus Wainwright - Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright - Rufus Wainwright
May 19, 1998
Critic Score
74
4 reviews
User Score
91
2 reviews

16. Gang Starr - Moment of Truth

Gang Starr - Moment of Truth
March 31, 1998
Hip Hop
Critic Score
68
2 reviews
User Score
89
15 reviews

15. R.E.M. - Up

R.E.M. - Up
October 26, 1998
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
70
7 reviews
User Score
72
30 reviews

Up´s lushly arranged tunes show off Stipe at his most, er, beautiful; narcissistic retreet into private space, a sel-indulgence for some celebs, is a necessity for him.

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14. Plastikman - Consumed

Plastikman - Consumed
January 1, 1998
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
86
2 reviews

13. Tori Amos - From the Choirgirl Hotel

Tori Amos - From the Choirgirl Hotel
May 5, 1998
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
72
6 reviews
User Score
89
19 reviews

12. Quasi - Featuring "Birds"

Quasi - Featuring
April 21, 1998
Indie Pop
Critic Score
80
5 reviews
User Score
81
2 reviews

11. Hole - Celebrity Skin

Hole - Celebrity Skin
September 8, 1998
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
80
6 reviews
User Score
79
28 reviews

10. Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty

Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty
July 14, 1998
Hip Hop
Critic Score
81
8 reviews
User Score
80
31 reviews

9. Garbage - Version 2.0

Garbage - Version 2.0
May 11, 1998
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
70
6 reviews
User Score
79
23 reviews

8. Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid Avenue

Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid Avenue
June 23, 1998
Alt-Country
Critic Score
76
5 reviews
User Score
80
8 reviews

7. Marilyn Manson - Mechanical Animals

Marilyn Manson - Mechanical Animals
September 14, 1998
Glam Rock
Critic Score
73
5 reviews
User Score
78
32 reviews

6. Massive Attack - Mezzanine

Massive Attack - Mezzanine
April 20, 1998
Trip Hop
Critic Score
86
7 reviews
User Score
89
229 reviews

5. Air - Moon Safari

Air - Moon Safari
January 16, 1998
Downtempo
Critic Score
78
8 reviews
User Score
85
142 reviews

4. Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road

Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
June 30, 1998
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
91
5 reviews
User Score
84
19 reviews

3. OutKast - Aquemini

OutKast - Aquemini
September 29, 1998
Hip Hop
Critic Score
91
5 reviews
User Score
91
168 reviews

2. Elliott Smith - XO

Elliott Smith - XO
August 25, 1998
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
79
7 reviews
User Score
87
59 reviews

1. Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
August 25, 1998
R&B
Critic Score
86
8 reviews
User Score
89
106 reviews
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