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SHOWDATES: Best of 1999
 
BEST ALBUMS OF 1998

1. Lisa Germano - Slide (4AD)
2. Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (Columbia)
3. Pink Martini - Sympathique (Heinz)
4. Jeff Buckley - Sketches For My Sweetheart the Drunk (Columbia)
5. Beck - Mutations (Geffen)
6. Drugstore - White Magic For Lovers (Road Runner)
7. Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (Mercury)
8. Tori Amos - from the choirgirl hotel (Atlantic)
9. Bruce Springsteen - Tracks (Columbia)
10. Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid Avenue (Elektra)
11. Outkast - Aquemini (Arista)
12. DJ Qbert - Wave Twisters (Galactic Butt Hair)
13. Cat Power - Moonpix (Matador)
14. Elliott Smith - XO (DreamWorks)
15. The Beat Junkies - Vol. 2 World Famous Beat Junkies (Nugruv)
16. Bob Dylan - Live At the Royal Albert Hall (Columbia)
17. R.E.M. - Up (Warner)
18. Brad Mehldau Trio - Songs: The Art of the Trio Vol. 3 (Warner)
19. Elvis Costello/Burt Bacharach - Painted From Memory (Mercury)
20. Baaba Maal - Nomad Soul (Island)
21. Joni Mitchell - Taming the Tiger (Warner)
22. Susan James - Fantastic Voyage (Red Letter)
23. Ani DiFranco - Little Plastic Castle (Righteous Babe)
24. John Lennon - Anthology (Capitol)
25. Garbage - Version 2.0 (Almo Sounds)
26. Belle & Sebastian - Boy With the Arab Strap (Matador)
27. PJ Harvey - Is This Desire (Island)
28. Eleni Mandell - Wishbone (Mr. Charles)
29. Placebo - Without You I'm Nothing (Virgin)
30. Rufus Wainwright - Rufus Wainwright (DreamWorks)
31. Air - Moon Safari (Source)
32. Sloan - Navy Blues (Murder)
33. Talvin Singh - OK (Island)
34. The Donnas - American Teenage Rock 'n' Roll Machine (Lookout!)
35. Gillian Welch - Hell Among the Yearlings (Almo Sounds)
36. Emmylou Harris - Spyboy (Eminent)
37. Morcheeba - Big Calm (Reprise)
38. U.N.K.L.E. - Psyence Fiction (London)
39. Bootsy Collins - Fresh Out of P University (Mercury)
40. The Cardigans - Gran Turismo (Mercury)
41. Hank Williams Sr. - Complete Hank Williams Sr. (Mercury)
42. eels - Electro-shock Blues (DreamWorks)
43. A Tribe Called Quest - The Love Movement (Jive)
44. Remy Zero - Villa Elaine (DGC)
45. Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty (Grand Royal)
46. Grooverider - Mysteries of Funk (Columbia)
47. Medeski Martin & Wood - Combustication (Blue Note)
48. Fatboy Slim - You've Come Along Way Baby (Virgin)
49. Propellerheads - drumsdecksandrockandroll (DreamWorks)
50. Autour de Lucie - Immobile (Nettwerk)
51. Saint Etienne - Good Humor (Sub Pop)
52. Lava Diva - Lava Diva [Independently Released]
53. Sixpence None the Richer - Sixpence None the Richer (Squint)
54. Craig Armstrong - The Space Between Us (Melankolic)
55. Patty Griffin - Flaming Red (A&M)
56. Dan Bern - Fifty Eggs (WORK)
57. Sinead Lohan - No Mermaid (Interscope)
58. Patricia Barber - Modern Cool (Premonition)
59. Maxwell - Embrya (Columbia)
63. Arab Strap - Philophobia (Matador)
60. DMX - Flesh of My Flesh - Blood of My Blood (Def Jam)
61. Eva Cassidy - Songbird (Blix Street)
62. Massive Attack - Mezzanine (Melankolic)
63. V/A - Red Hot + Rhapsody (Verve)
64. Brian Wilson - Imagination (Warner)
65. Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs (V2)
66. Sunny Day Real Estate - How It Feels To Be Something On (Sub Pop)
67. Ozomatli - Ozomatli (Almo Sounds)
68. Emm Gryner - Public (Mercury)
69. Buck - Buck (Sympathy For the Record Industry)
70. The BellRays - Let It Blast (Vital Gesture)
71. Dudley - Doin' Jack (Household Ink)
72. Scarnella - Scarnella (Smells Like)
73. The Wondermints - Bali (Toy's Factory/Big Deal)
74. Sheryl Crow - The Globe Sessions (A&M)
75. Steve Poltz - One Left Shoe (Mercury)
76. Baby Lemonade - Exploring Music (Big Deal)
77. Busta Rhymes - Extinction Level Event (Elektra)
78. Dimitri From Paris - Sacre Bleu (Atlantic)
79. V/A - Rare on Air Vol. 4 (Mammoth)
80. Pulp - This Is Hardcore (Island)
81. V/A - Blade Original Soundtrack (TVT)
82. Buffalo Daughter - New Rock (Grand Royal)
83. Portishead - PNYC (Polygram)
84. Hole - Celebrity Skin (Geffen)
85. Juliana Hatfield - Bed (Mercury)
86. Unbelievable Truth - Almost Here (Virgin)
87. Bic Runga - Drive (Columbia)
88. Jay-Z - Vol. 2 Hard Knock Life (Def Jam)
89. Zebrahead - Waste of Mind (Columbia)
90. Black Eyed Peas - Behind the Front (Interscope)
91. Spiritualized - Live At Royal Albert Hall (Arista)
92. The Murmurs - Blender (MCA)
93. Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz - Make It Reign (Columbia)
94. Public Enemy - He Got Game Soundtrack (Def Jam)
95. Nancy Griffith - Other Voices Too (A Trip Back to Bountiful) (Elektra)
96. Melissa Ferrick - Everything I Need (WAR)
97. Quasi - Featuring Birds (Up)
98. Royal Crown Revue - Contender (Warner Bros.)
99. Mary Lou Lord - Got No Shadow (WORK)
100. Amy Rigby - Middlescence (Koch)
 
Honorable Mentions: The Church, Komeda, Tortoise, Cornelius, Joan Jones, Money Mark, Neutral Milk Hotel, Fugazi, Olu Dara, Eliza Carthy, Velvet Goldmine Soundtrack, Annie Gallup, Lhasa, KoRn, The Vandals, Jude, The Promise Ring, Cry Cry Cry.
SHOWDATES ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Best Album of the Year
LISA GERMANO - Slide (4AD)
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