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A number of the albums that turn 25 in 2023 mark introductions and breakouts for many popular artists.

In 1998, we were introduced to System of a Down, Godsmack and Queens of the Stone Age. The year also saw major hits albums released by The Offspring, Kid Rock, Korn, Hole, the Beastie Boys and more. Oh, and then there was Van Halen III, but that’s a story for another day.

Here are 22 albums that turn 25 in 2023.

  • Godsmack - ‘Godsmack’

    Released on August 25, 1998.

  • Korn - ‘Follow the Leader’

    Released on August 18, 1998.

  • Beastie Boys - ‘Hello Nasty’

    Released on July 14, 1998.

  • Hole - ‘Celebrity Skin’

    Released on September 8, 1998.

  • Fatboy Slim - ‘You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby’

    Released on October 19, 1998.

  • Garbage - ‘Version 2.0’

    Released on May 11, 1998.

  • Marilyn Manson - ‘Mechanical Animals’

    Released on September 15, 1998.

  • Beck - ‘Mutations’

    Released on November 3, 1998.

  • The Offspring - ‘Americana’

    Released on November 17, 1998.

  • Kid Rock - ‘Devil Without a Cause’

    Released on August 18, 1998.

  • Pearl Jam - ‘Yield’

    Released on February 3, 1998.

  • Rob Zombie - ‘Hellbilly Deluxe’

    Released on August 25, 1998.

  • Goo Goo Dolls - ‘Dizzy Up the Girl’

    Released on September 22, 1998.

  • Dropkick Murphys - ‘Do or Die’

    Released on January 27, 1998.

  • Van Halen - ‘Van Halen III’

    Released on March 17, 1998.

  • Jimmy Page and Robert Plant - ‘Walking into Clarksdale’

    Released on April 21, 1998.

  • Lenny Kravitz - ‘5’

    Released on May 12, 1998.

  • Smashing Pumpkins - ‘Adore’

    Released on June 2, 1998.

  • System of a Down - ‘System of a Down’

    Released on June 30, 1998.

  • Sheryl Crow - ‘The Globe Sessions’

    Released on September 21, 1998.

  • Queens of the Stone Age - ‘Queens of the Stone Age’

    Released on September 22, 1998.

  • Metallica - ‘Garage Inc.’

    Released on November 24, 1998.

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