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
(1323)
Apr 20
Massive Attack - Mezzanine
Massive Attack
Mezzanine
85
critic score
(7)
88
user score
(433)
Sep 29
OutKast - Aquemini
OutKast
Aquemini
92
critic score
(5)
90
user score
(433)
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
(360)
Aug 25
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
91
critic score
(8)
88
user score
(302)
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
(180)
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
(154)
Aug 25
Elliott Smith - XO
Elliott Smith
XO
80
critic score
(7)
86
user score
(129)
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
(105)
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
(79)
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
(75)
Mar 30
Pulp - This Is Hardcore
Pulp
This Is Hardcore
83
critic score
(8)
84
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)
Sep 14
Marilyn Manson - Mechanical Animals
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals
80
critic score
(6)
78
user score
(71)
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
(67)
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)
81
user score
(62)
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)
May 12
Sonic Youth - A Thousand Leaves
Sonic Youth
A Thousand Leaves
74
critic score
(6)
75
user score
(54)
Aug 18
Korn - Follow the Leader
Korn
Follow the Leader
74
critic score
(4)
69
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)
May 5
Tori Amos - From the Choirgirl Hotel
Tori Amos
From the Choirgirl Hotel
75
critic score
(6)
87
user score
(43)
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)
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)
Jul 20
Sparklehorse - Good Morning Spider
Sparklehorse
Good Morning Spider
87
critic score
(6)
85
user score
(42)
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
(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)
77
user score
(39)
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)
75
user score
(36)
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)
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)
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
(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
(27)
Jan 8
Cap'n Jazz - Analphabetapolothology
Cap'n Jazz
Analphabetapolothology
83
critic score
(2)
80
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)
May 21
Seatbelts - Cowboy Bebop
Seatbelts
Cowboy Bebop
86
user score
(25)
Jun 23
Gorguts - Obscura
Gorguts
Obscura
80
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(24)
Feb 10
Bedhead - Transaction de Novo
Bedhead
Transaction de Novo
87
critic score
(4)
83
user score
(22)
Apr 14
Converge - When Forever Comes Crashing
Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing
90
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(22)
Jun 23
Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid Avenue
Billy Bragg & Wilco
Mermaid Avenue
78
critic score
(5)
73
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)
Aug 11
Liz Phair - whitechocolatespaceegg
Liz Phair
whitechocolatespaceegg
71
critic score
(5)
70
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)
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)
Mar 24
Hieroglyphics - 3rd Eye Vision
Hieroglyphics
3rd Eye Vision
80
critic score
(1)
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)
Nov 3
Oasis - The Masterplan
Oasis
The Masterplan
80
critic score
(6)
81
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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