Pitchfork's Highest Rated Albums of 1998

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1. Boards of Canada - Music Has the Right to Children

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Boards of Canada - Music Has the Right to Children
April 20, 1998
Electronic
Score
100

2. Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

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Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
February 10, 1998
Indie Rock
Score
100

3. Squarepusher - Music Is Rotted One Note

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Squarepusher - Music Is Rotted One Note
October 12, 1998
IDM
Score
98

4. UNKLE - Psyence Fiction

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UNKLE - Psyence Fiction
September 29, 1998
Electronic
Score
98

5. Amon Tobin - Permutation

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Amon Tobin - Permutation
June 1, 1998
Nu Jazz
Score
98

6. 12 Rods - Split Personalities

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12 Rods - Split Personalities
July 28, 1998
Indie Rock
Score
97

7. Bedhead - Transaction de Novo

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Bedhead - Transaction de Novo
February 10, 1998
Slowcore
Score
96

8. Manic Street Preachers - This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours

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Manic Street Preachers - This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
September 14, 1998
Alternative Rock
Score
95

9. Boredoms - Super æ

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Boredoms - Super æ
March 25, 1998
Noise Rock
Score
95

10. Asian Dub Foundation - Rafi's Revenge

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Asian Dub Foundation - Rafi's Revenge
November 3, 1998
Electronic
Score
94

11. Silver Jews - American Water

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Silver Jews - American Water
October 20, 1998
Indie Rock
Score
94

12. Spoon - A Series of Sneaks

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Spoon - A Series of Sneaks
May 5, 1998
Indie Rock
Score
94

13. John Zorn - The Circle Maker

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John Zorn - The Circle Maker
March 17, 1998
Score
94

14. Chris Whitley - Dirt Floor

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Chris Whitley - Dirt Floor
March 17, 1998
Score
94

15. Two Lone Swordsmen - Stay Down

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Two Lone Swordsmen - Stay Down
October 19, 1998
Score
93

16. Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs

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Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs
September 29, 1998
Indie Rock
Score
93

17. Sunny Day Real Estate - How It Feels to Be Something On

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Sunny Day Real Estate - How It Feels to Be Something On
September 8, 1998
Alternative Rock
Score
93

18. Massive Attack - Mezzanine

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Massive Attack - Mezzanine
April 20, 1998
Trip Hop
Score
93

19. Windy & Carl - Depths

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Windy & Carl - Depths
March 23, 1998
Drone
Score
93

20. Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road

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Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
June 30, 1998
Singer-Songwriter
Score
92

21. Radiohead - Airbag / How Am I Driving?

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Radiohead - Airbag / How Am I Driving?
April 21, 1998
Alternative Rock
Score
92

22. Lagwagon - Let's Talk About Feelings

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Lagwagon - Let's Talk About Feelings
November 24, 1998
Score
91

23. Sparklehorse - Good Morning Spider

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Sparklehorse - Good Morning Spider
July 20, 1998
Indie Rock
Score
91

24. Mouse on Mars - Glam

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Mouse on Mars - Glam
July 20, 1998
Score
91

25. Throwing Muses - In a Doghouse

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Throwing Muses - In a Doghouse
July 14, 1998
Score
91
NOTE: This is not a year end list. This list is ordered by the ratings Pitchfork awarded albums throughout 1998.


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