1998 Album Releases

1998
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Feb 10
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Neutral Milk Hotel
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
85
critic score
(8)
92
user score
(1328)
Apr 20
Massive Attack - Mezzanine
Massive Attack
Mezzanine
85
critic score
(7)
88
user score
(434)
Sep 29
OutKast - Aquemini
OutKast
Aquemini
92
critic score
(5)
90
user score
(434)
Mar 3
Madonna - Ray of Light
Madonna
Ray of Light
84
critic score
(6)
87
user score
(373)
Apr 20
Boards of Canada - Music Has the Right to Children
Boards of Canada
Music Has the Right to Children
88
critic score
(5)
89
user score
(361)
Aug 25
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
91
critic score
(8)
88
user score
(304)
Jan 16
Air - Moon Safari
Air
Moon Safari
79
critic score
(8)
83
user score
(229)
Jun 30
System of a Down - System of a Down
System of a Down
System of a Down
89
critic score
(4)
80
user score
(181)
Sep 22
Queens of the Stone Age - Queens of the Stone Age
Queens of the Stone Age
Queens of the Stone Age
77
critic score
(8)
77
user score
(155)
Aug 25
Elliott Smith - XO
Elliott Smith
XO
80
critic score
(7)
86
user score
(130)
Sep 29
Black Star - Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
Black Star
Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
88
critic score
(4)
86
user score
(124)
Oct 27
Refused - The Shape of Punk to Come
Refused
The Shape of Punk to Come
97
critic score
(3)
88
user score
(121)
Jun 2
The Smashing Pumpkins - Adore
The Smashing Pumpkins
Adore
68
critic score
(7)
79
user score
(120)
Sep 7
Belle & Sebastian - The Boy with the Arab Strap
Belle & Sebastian
The Boy with the Arab Strap
84
critic score
(7)
83
user score
(109)
Sep 29
PJ Harvey - Is This Desire?
PJ Harvey
Is This Desire?
76
critic score
(5)
82
user score
(107)
Nov 3
Beck - Mutations
Beck
Mutations
81
critic score
(7)
82
user score
(105)
Feb 24
Duster - Stratosphere
Duster
Stratosphere
83
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(102)
Sep 29
Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs
Mercury Rev
Deserter's Songs
88
critic score
(7)
84
user score
(90)
Mar 10
Tortoise - TNT
Tortoise
TNT
76
critic score
(5)
84
user score
(85)
Oct 12
Placebo - Without You I'm Nothing
Placebo
Without You I'm Nothing
68
critic score
(5)
78
user score
(80)
Aug 31
Death - The Sound of Perseverance
Death
The Sound of Perseverance
90
critic score
(1)
86
user score
(78)
Feb 3
Pearl Jam - Yield
Pearl Jam
Yield
73
critic score
(7)
81
user score
(76)
Sep 29
Shakira - Dónde Están los Ladrones?
Shakira
Dónde Están los Ladrones?
85
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(74)
Mar 30
Pulp - This Is Hardcore
Pulp
This Is Hardcore
83
critic score
(8)
84
user score
(72)
Sep 14
Marilyn Manson - Mechanical Animals
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals
80
critic score
(6)
78
user score
(72)
Sep 29
Jay-Z - Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life
Jay-Z
Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life
65
critic score
(2)
70
user score
(72)
Jul 14
Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty
Beastie Boys
Hello Nasty
81
critic score
(8)
77
user score
(69)
Sep 8
Sunny Day Real Estate - How It Feels to Be Something On
Sunny Day Real Estate
How It Feels to Be Something On
91
critic score
(3)
86
user score
(68)
Apr 28
Big Pun - Capital Punishment
Big Pun
Capital Punishment
86
critic score
(4)
84
user score
(63)
May 19
DMX - It's Dark and Hell Is Hot
DMX
It's Dark and Hell Is Hot
73
critic score
(4)
82
user score
(63)
Sep 22
Cat Power - Moon Pix
Cat Power
Moon Pix
89
critic score
(5)
82
user score
(62)
Sep 29
UNKLE - Psyence Fiction
UNKLE
Psyence Fiction
80
critic score
(7)
82
user score
(59)
Sep 8
Hole - Celebrity Skin
Hole
Celebrity Skin
77
critic score
(6)
78
user score
(58)
Oct 20
Silver Jews - American Water
Silver Jews
American Water
81
critic score
(7)
82
user score
(56)
Mar 31
Gang Starr - Moment of Truth
Gang Starr
Moment of Truth
73
critic score
(4)
87
user score
(55)
Aug 18
Korn - Follow the Leader
Korn
Follow the Leader
74
critic score
(4)
69
user score
(55)
May 12
Sonic Youth - A Thousand Leaves
Sonic Youth
A Thousand Leaves
74
critic score
(6)
75
user score
(54)
May 11
Garbage - Version 2.0
Garbage
Version 2.0
77
critic score
(6)
79
user score
(53)
Sep 29
A Tribe Called Quest - The Love Movement
A Tribe Called Quest
The Love Movement
67
critic score
(5)
68
user score
(52)
Oct 26
R.E.M. - Up
R.E.M.
Up
72
critic score
(7)
71
user score
(52)
Nov 2
Portishead - Roseland NYC Live
Portishead
Roseland NYC Live
76
critic score
(5)
90
user score
(52)
Mar 24
Cornelius - Fantasma
Cornelius
Fantasma
71
critic score
(4)
82
user score
(50)
May 5
Spoon - A Series of Sneaks
Spoon
A Series of Sneaks
87
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(49)
Jun 30
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
Lucinda Williams
Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
91
critic score
(5)
82
user score
(47)
Aug 18
At The Drive-In - In/Casino/Out
At The Drive-In
In/Casino/Out
90
critic score
(3)
77
user score
(47)
Jun 8
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F♯ A♯ ∞ [Expanded Version]
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F♯ A♯ ∞ [Expanded Version]
78
critic score
(3)
88
user score
(43)
Sep 14
Manic Street Preachers - This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
Manic Street Preachers
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
76
critic score
(6)
76
user score
(43)
Oct 19
Fatboy Slim - You've Come a Long Way, Baby
Fatboy Slim
You've Come a Long Way, Baby
81
critic score
(6)
79
user score
(43)
Dec
Gas - Königsforst
Gas
Königsforst
81
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(43)
May 5
Tori Amos - From the Choirgirl Hotel
Tori Amos
From the Choirgirl Hotel
75
critic score
(6)
88
user score
(42)
Jul 20
Sparklehorse - Good Morning Spider
Sparklehorse
Good Morning Spider
87
critic score
(6)
85
user score
(42)
Aug 18
Death Cab For Cutie - Something About Airplanes
Death Cab For Cutie
Something About Airplanes
75
critic score
(6)
74
user score
(41)
Feb 9
Gas - Zauberberg
Gas
Zauberberg
89
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(40)
Mar 25
Boredoms - Super æ
Boredoms
Super æ
78
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(40)
Apr 1
Fugazi - End Hits
Fugazi
End Hits
73
critic score
(4)
76
user score
(40)
Nov 3
Alanis Morissette - Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie
Alanis Morissette
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie
75
critic score
(7)
81
user score
(39)
Jun 1
Amon Tobin - Permutation
Amon Tobin
Permutation
89
critic score
(3)
86
user score
(38)
Jun 9
Don Caballero - What Burns Never Returns
Don Caballero
What Burns Never Returns
80
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(38)
Aug 18
Opeth - My Arms, Your Hearse
Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse
90
critic score
(2)
85
user score
(38)
Jul 13
Autechre - LP5
Autechre
LP5
87
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(37)
Oct 22
Cher - Believe
Cher
Believe
52
critic score
(3)
76
user score
(35)
Mar 23
Iron Maiden - Virtual XI
Iron Maiden
Virtual XI
55
critic score
(2)
50
user score
(33)
Jan 12
Radiohead - No Surprises
Radiohead
No Surprises
50
critic score
(1)
93
user score
(32)
Sep 21
Eels - Electro-Shock Blues
Eels
Electro-Shock Blues
84
critic score
(5)
81
user score
(32)
Sep 28
The Beta Band - The Three E.P.'s
The Beta Band
The Three E.P.'s
84
critic score
(6)
84
user score
(32)
Nov 17
The Offspring - Americana
The Offspring
Americana
57
critic score
(5)
68
user score
(32)
Feb 2
Mark Hollis - Mark Hollis
Mark Hollis
Mark Hollis
95
critic score
(4)
82
user score
(31)
Oct 1
American Football - American Football
American Football
American Football
60
critic score
(1)
71
user score
(31)
Dec 22
DMX - Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood
DMX
Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood
71
critic score
(4)
77
user score
(31)
Apr 21
Radiohead - Airbag / How Am I Driving?
Radiohead
Airbag / How Am I Driving?
82
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(30)
Jun 9
Slayer - Diabolus in Musica
Slayer
Diabolus in Musica
53
critic score
(3)
56
user score
(30)
Oct 6
Manu Chao - Clandestino
Manu Chao
Clandestino
80
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(30)
Nov 17
Whitney Houston - My Love Is Your Love
Whitney Houston
My Love Is Your Love
78
critic score
(3)
84
user score
(29)
Mar 31
Dirty Three - Ocean Songs
Dirty Three
Ocean Songs
85
critic score
(4)
78
user score
(28)
Jan 8
Cap'n Jazz - Analphabetapolothology
Cap'n Jazz
Analphabetapolothology
83
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(27)
May 21
Seatbelts - Cowboy Bebop
Seatbelts
Cowboy Bebop
87
user score
(26)
Feb 17
Destiny's Child - Destiny's Child
Destiny's Child
Destiny's Child
80
critic score
(1)
67
user score
(25)
Mar 16
Morcheeba - Big Calm
Morcheeba
Big Calm
78
critic score
(5)
79
user score
(25)
Jun 23
Gorguts - Obscura
Gorguts
Obscura
80
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(24)
Apr 14
Converge - When Forever Comes Crashing
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing
90
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(23)
Feb 10
Bedhead - Transaction de Novo
Bedhead
Transaction de Novo
87
critic score
(4)
83
user score
(22)
Jun 23
Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid Avenue
Billy Bragg & Wilco
Mermaid Avenue
78
critic score
(5)
73
user score
(22)
Aug 11
Liz Phair - whitechocolatespaceegg
Liz Phair
whitechocolatespaceegg
71
critic score
(5)
70
user score
(22)
Oct 6
Cake - Prolonging the Magic
Cake
Prolonging the Magic
61
critic score
(5)
74
user score
(22)
Jan 1
Panda Bear - Panda Bear
Panda Bear
Panda Bear
65
critic score
(1)
68
user score
(21)
May 26
Jeff Buckley - Sketches for My Sweetheart The Drunk
Jeff Buckley
Sketches for My Sweetheart The Drunk
84
critic score
(5)
81
user score
(21)
Nov 24
Metallica - Garage Inc.
Metallica
Garage Inc.
69
critic score
(4)
68
user score
(21)
Jan 20
Swans - Swans Are Dead
Swans
Swans Are Dead
79
critic score
(2)
87
user score
(20)
Nov 26
Boris - Amplifier Worship
Boris
Amplifier Worship
80
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(20)
Oct 23
Britney Spears - ...Baby One More Time
Britney Spears
...Baby One More Time
75
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(19)
Mar 24
Hieroglyphics - 3rd Eye Vision
Hieroglyphics
3rd Eye Vision
80
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(18)
Jun 1
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Munki
The Jesus and Mary Chain
Munki
68
critic score
(6)
74
user score
(18)
Oct 12
Squarepusher - Music Is Rotted One Note
Squarepusher
Music Is Rotted One Note
85
critic score
(4)
82
user score
(18)
Nov 2
Bright Eyes - Letting Off the Happiness
Bright Eyes
Letting Off the Happiness
76
critic score
(5)
72
user score
(18)
Nov 3
Oasis - The Masterplan
Oasis
The Masterplan
80
critic score
(6)
81
user score
(17)
Oct 26
Robbie Williams - I've Been Expecting You
Robbie Williams
I've Been Expecting You
80
critic score
(2)
64
user score
(16)
Apr 28
Dave Matthews Band - Before These Crowded Streets
Dave Matthews Band
Before These Crowded Streets
64
critic score
(4)
74
user score
(15)
May 25
Coldplay - Safety
Coldplay
Safety
71
user score
(15)
Oct 1
The Cardigans - Gran Turismo
The Cardigans
Gran Turismo
65
critic score
(6)
79
user score
(15)
Jan 1
of Montreal - The Bedside Drama: A Petite Tragedy
of Montreal
The Bedside Drama: A Petite Tragedy
70
critic score
(3)
72
user score
(14)
Feb 10
Shellac - Terraform
Shellac
Terraform
72
critic score
(5)
77
user score
(14)
Mar 24
*NSYNC - *NSYNC
*NSYNC
*NSYNC
50
critic score
(2)
62
user score
(14)
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