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The Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1998

2. Katatonia - Discouraged Ones

Katatonia - Discouraged Ones
April 27, 1998
Critic Score
90
1 review

4. Hum - Downward Is Heavenward

Hum - Downward Is Heavenward
January 27, 1998
Critic Score
87
2 reviews

5. Soulwax - Much Against Everyone's Advice

Soulwax - Much Against Everyone's Advice
January 1, 1998
Critic Score
86
2 reviews

6. The Afghan Whigs - 1965

The Afghan Whigs - 1965
October 27, 1998
Critic Score
85
5 reviews

8. Radiohead - Airbag / How Am I Driving?

Radiohead - Airbag / How Am I Driving?
April 21, 1998
Critic Score
82
3 reviews

9. Beck - Mutations

Beck - Mutations
November 3, 1998
Critic Score
81
7 reviews

10. Fun Lovin' Criminals - 100% Colombian

Fun Lovin' Criminals - 100% Colombian
November 17, 1998
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

11. Local H - Pack Up the Cats

Local H - Pack Up the Cats
September 1, 1998
Critic Score
80
1 review

12. Ash - Nu-Clear Sounds

Ash - Nu-Clear Sounds
October 5, 1998
Critic Score
80
3 reviews

13. Oasis - The Masterplan

Oasis - The Masterplan
November 3, 1998
Critic Score
80
6 reviews

14. Gomez - Bring It On

Gomez - Bring It On
April 13, 1998
Critic Score
79
6 reviews

15. Garbage - Version 2.0

Garbage - Version 2.0
May 11, 1998
Critic Score
77
6 reviews

16. Hole - Celebrity Skin

Hole - Celebrity Skin
September 8, 1998
Critic Score
77
6 reviews

17. PJ Harvey - Is This Desire?

PJ Harvey - Is This Desire?
September 29, 1998
Critic Score
76
5 reviews

21. Sonic Youth - A Thousand Leaves

Sonic Youth - A Thousand Leaves
May 12, 1998
Critic Score
74
6 reviews

22. Pearl Jam - Yield

Pearl Jam - Yield
February 3, 1998
Critic Score
73
7 reviews

23. Mudhoney - Tomorrow Hit Today

Mudhoney - Tomorrow Hit Today
September 22, 1998
Critic Score
73
3 reviews

24. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - ACME

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - ACME
October 20, 1998
Critic Score
73
6 reviews

25. R.E.M. - Up

R.E.M. - Up
October 26, 1998
Critic Score
72
7 reviews
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