Friday, January 13, 2017

Best Of The 1990s-Part 9-The Best Albums From The Year 1998

Hello and welcome to the ninth installment of the best albums from the 1990s. For this series I tried to cover as many different musical genres as I could that happened to exist at the time. As you go through these lists you will notice interesting things. Some years were better for rock, some were better for hip hop, you get to see a rise in electronic music through the 90s. So come with us, take this journey and for right now check out the best albums of 1998! ENJOY!

1. Boredoms-Super AE(WEA Japan/A.K.A.)

Genre: Experimental Rock, Noise Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Krautrock, Space Rock

2. Quasi-Featuring Birds(UP!)

Genre: Indie Rock, Indie Pop

3. Neutral Milk Hotel-In the Aeroplane Over the Sea(Merge)

Genre: Indie Folk, Indie Rock, Psychedelic Folk, Singer/Songwriter, LO-FI

4. Queens Of the Stone Age-Self Titled(Man's Ruin)

Genre: Stoner Rock, Hard Rock, Alternative Rock

5. Royal Trux-Accelerator(Drag City)

Genre: Noise Rock, Indie Rock

6. Elliott Smith-XO(Dreamworks)

Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Indie Pop, Chamber Pop, Indie Folk

7. Local H-Pack Up the Cats(Island)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Hard Rock, Post-Grunge

8. Beck-Mutations(DGC)

Genre: Folk Rock, Alternative Rock, Neo Psychedelia, Contemporary Folk, Alt-Country

9. Mercury Rev-Deserter's Songs(V2)

Genre: Chamber Pop, Neo Psychedelia, Dream Pop, Psychedelic Pop

10. Clutch-The Elephant Riders(Columbia)

Genre: Stoner Rock, Hard Rock, Blues Rock

11. The Beta Band-The Three EPs(Regal)

Genre: Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Indietronica, Folk Rock

12. Rufus Wainwright-Self Titled(Dreamworks)

Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Classical Crossover

13. 12 Rods-Split Personalities(V2)

Genre: Indie Rock, Alternative Rock, Power Pop

14. C Average-Self Titled(Kill Rock Stars)

Genre: Heavy Metal, Garage Rock

15. Boards Of Canada-Music Has the Right To Children(Warp/Skam)

Genre: IDM, Ambient Techno, Downtempo, Ambient

16. Billy Bragg and Wilco-Mermaid Avenue(Elektra)

Genre: Alt-Country, Americana, Folk Rock

17. Gas-Zauberberg(Mille Plateaux)

Genre: Ambient Techno, Minimal Techno, Ambient, Dark Ambient

18. The Coup-Steal This Album(Dogday/Polemic)

Genre: Political Hip Hop, West Coast Hip Hop, Conscious Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop, Funk

19. Air-Moon Safari(Source/Virgin)

Genre: Downtempo, Ambient Pop, French Pop

20. Meshuggah-Chaosphere(Nuclear Blast)

Genre: Djent, Progressive Metal, Technical Thrash Metal

21. Eels-Electro Shock Blues(Dreamworks)

Genre: Indie Pop, Singer/Songwriter, Indie Rock, Chamber Pop

22. Tripping Daisy-Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb(Island)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Neo Psychedelia, Noise Pop, Power Pop

23. Massive Attack-Mezzanine(Circa/Virgin)

Genre: Trip Hop, Downtempo, Dub, Post Industrial

24. Hum-Downward Is Heavenward(RCA)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Post-Hardcore, Shoegaze, Space Rock, Math Rock

25. Lucinda Williams-Car Wheels On A Gravel Road(Mercury)

Genre: Alt-Country, Americana, Singer/Songwriter, Country Rock, Roots Rock

26. Plastikman-Consumed(Novamute)

Genre: Minimal Techno, Dark Ambient, Ambient Techno, Acid Techno

27. Time Machines-Self Titled(Eskaton)

Genre: Drone

28. Tortoise-TNT(Thrill Jockey)

Genre: Post-Rock, Experimental Rock, Jazz Rock, Dub, Minimalism, Krautrock

29. Squarepusher-Music Is Rotted One Note(Warp)

Genre: Electronic, Jazz Fusion, IDM, Ambient, Nu Jazz

30. Andre Williams-Silky(In The Red)

Genre: Garage Punk, Punk Blues, Blues

31. Caustic Resin-The Medicine's All Gone(Alias)

Genre: Space Rock, Grunge, Indie Rock, Psychedelic Rock

32. Beastie Boys-Hello Nasty(Grand Royal)

Genre: East Coast Hip Hop, Instrumental Hip Hop, Abstract Hip Hop, Turntableism, Electro

33. Gorguts-Obscura(Olympic/Slipdisc/Mercury)

Genre: Technical Death Metal, Avant Garde Metal

34. June Of 44-Four Great Points(Quarterstick)

Genre: Post-Rock, Post-Hardcore, Math Rock

35. Soul Coughing-El Oso(Slash/Warner Bros)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Drum N Bass, Nu Jazz, Post-Rock

36. Phantom Planet-Phantom Planet Is Missing(Geffen)

Genre: Pop

37. The Monorchid-Who Put Out the Fire?(Touch and Go)

Genre: Post-Hardcore, Noise Rock, Post-Punk, Math Rock

38. System Of A Down-Self Titled(American Recordings)

Genre: Alternative Metal

39. Halo Benders-The Rebel's Not In(K)

Genre: Indie Rock

40. R.E.M.-Up(Warner Bros)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Art Pop

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