1998...Madonna redefined herself, Shawn Mullins inadvertently invented a sub-genre, and again the music industry evolved a little.
1. Before the Crowded Streets, Dave Matthews Band (probably their one true masterpiece album)
2. Hello Nasty, Beastie Boys
3. Soul's Core, Shawn Mullins
4. Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, Lucinda Williams
5. XO, Elliot Smith
Honorable Mentions: Feeling Strangely Fine, Semisonic; Dizzy Up The Girl, Goo Goo Dolls; Train, Train; Teatro, Willie Nelson; Ozomatli, Ozomatli; Ray of Light, Madonna; The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Lauryn Hill
What was going on with you in 1998?