Best Rock Albums Of 1998

1998 Best Rock Albums

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The Best Rock Albums of 1998 showcases continued movements away from the grunge era as alternative rock takes center stage with bands like Belle and Sebastian and Neutral Milk Hotel releasing groundbreaking astonishing albums that turned many heads towards independent artists. Female rockers continued to grow their audience as rock pop stars like Alanis Morissette, Liz Phair, Hole, and Sheryl Crow released strong albums. Metal music is as strong as ever as genres like death metal and progressive metal infiltrate the rock scene with growing loyal followings. Music has changed dramatically since the decades of the 60s, 70s, and 80s as the 90s begin to unwind towards a brand new century of music.

# 50 – Dig My MoodNick Lowe

Dig My Mood - Nick Lowe

# 49 – This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours – Manic Street Preachers

This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours - Manic Street Preachers

# 48 – Hellbilly Deluxe – Rob Zombie

Hellbilly Deluxe - Rob Zombie

# 47 – Americana – Offspring

Americana - Offspring

# 46 – Dizzy Up the Girl – Goo Goo Dolls

Dizzy Up the Girl - Goo Goo Dolls

# 45 – Is This Desire? – PJ Harvey

Is This Desire? - PJ Harvey

# 44 – Redneck WonderlandMidnight Oil

Redneck Wonderland - Midnight Oil

# 43 – On a Day Like TodayBryan Adams

On a Day Like Today - Bryan Adams

# 42 – Contact from the Underworld of Redboy – Robbie Robertson

Contact from the Underworld of Redboy - Robbie Robertson

# 41 – Virtual XIIron Maiden

Virtual XI - Iron Maiden

# 40 – A Rose Is Still a RoseAretha Franklin

A Rose Is Still a Rose - Aretha Franklin

# 39 – SuccessThe Posies

Success - The Posies

# 38 – Whitey Ford Sings the Blues – Everlast

 Whitey Ford Sings the Blues - Everlast

# 37 – Painted from Memory – Elvis Costello with Burt Bacharach

Painted from Memory - Elvis Costello with Burt Bacharach

# 36 – Facing the AnimalYngwie Malmsteen

Facing the Animal -Yngwie Malmsteen

# 35 – whitechocolatespaceegg – Liz Phair

whitechocolatespaceegg - Liz Phair

# 34 – RadiationMarillion

Radiation - Marillion

# 33 – Mutations – Beck

Mutations - Beck

# 32 – Ophelia – Natalie Merchant

Ophelia - Natalie Merchant

# 31 – Garage Inc. – Metallica

Garage Inc. - Metallica

# 30 – Stunt – Barenaked Ladies

Stunt - Barenaked Ladies

# 29 – OceanbornNightwish

Oceanborn - Nightwish

# 28 – All the Pain Money Can Buy – Fastball

All the Pain Money Can Buy - Fastball

# 27 – Up – R.E.M.

Up - R.E.M.

# 26 – Head Trip in Every Key – Superdrag

Head Trip in Every Key - Superdrag

# 25 – FundamentalBonnie Raitt

Fundamental - Bonnie Raitt

# 24 – Van Halen IIIVan Halen

Van Halen III - Van Halen

# 23 – Before These Crowded Streets – Dave Matthews Band

Before These Crowded Streets - Dave Matthews Band

# 22 – The Boy With the Arab Strap – Belle and Sebastian

The Boy With the Arab Strap - Belle and Sebastian

# 21 – Hello Nasty – Beastie Boys

Hello Nasty - Beastie Boys

# 20 – Nightfall in Middle Earth – Blind Guardian

Nightfall in Middle Earth - Blind Guardian

# 19 –  Adore – Smashing Pumpkins

Adore - Smashing Pumpkins

# 18 – From the Choirgirl Hotel – Tori Amos

From the Choirgirl Hotel - Tori Amos

# 17 – Yield – Pearl Jam

Yield - Pearl Jam

# 16 – Godsmack – Godsmack

Godsmack - Godsmack

# 15 – Follow the Leader – Korn

Follow the Leader - Korn

# 14 – Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie –Alanis Morissette

Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie -Alanis Morissette

# 13 – The Dirty BoogieThe Brian Setzer Orchestra

The Dirty Boogie - The Brian Setzer Orchestra

# 12 – Walking Into ClarksdaleJimmy Page and Robert Plant

Walking Into Clarksdale - Jimmy Page and Robert Plant

# 11 – Crystal PlanetJoe Satriani

Crystal Planet - Joe Satriani

# 10 – Little Plastic CastleAni DiFranco

Little Plastic Castle - Ani DiFranco

# 9 – Dose – Gov’t Mule

Dose - Gov't Mule

# 8 – DLR BandDavid Lee Roth Band

DLR Band - David Lee Roth Band

# 7 – The Globe SessionsSheryl Crow

The Globe Sessions - Sheryl Crow

# 6 – Pilgrim – Eric Clapton

Pilgrim - Eric Clapton

# 5 – Version 2.0 – Garbage

Version 2.0 - Garbage

# 4 – Celebrity Skin – Hole

Celebrity Skin - Hole

# 3 –  In the Aeroplane Over the Sea – Neutral Milk Hotel

 In the Aeroplane Over the Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel

# 2 – System of a Down – System of a Down

System of a Down - System of a Down

# 1 – American Teenage Rock ‘n’ Roll MachineThe Donnas

American Teenage Rock 'n' Roll Machine - The Donnas

 

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