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BEST OF 1999
Rock Band: Rage Against the Machine
Rock Band (independent): The BellRays
New Artist: Christina Aguilera
New Artist (independent): The Bicycle Thief
Hip-Hop: Dr. Dre
Hip-Hop (Independent): Peanut Butter Wolf
Unsigned Bands: Rilo Kiley, Gregory Page, Aaron Embry, Moonpools & Caterpillars
Producer (tie): Jon Brion; Dr. Dre
BEST CONCERTS OF 1999
2/5 - Jon Brion/Fiona Apple/Beck/Beth Orton/Eleni Mandell @ Largo, Hollywood
2/6 - Poptopia '99 featuring Paul Williams/Anna Waronker/The Mello Cads/Cockeyed Ghost/Tammy & the Lords of Misrule/Chris Von Sneidern @ the Gig, W. Los Angeles
3/13 - Kelly Willis @ Jacks Sugar Shack, Hollywood
4/1 - The Latin Playboys/Lisa Germano @ the Hollywood Athletic Club, Hollywood
5/9 - Nashville Pussy/The BellRays @ the Troubadour, Hollywood
6/12 - Wango Tango '99 featuring Will Smith/Ricky Martin/Britney Spears/Blondie/98 Degrees/UB40/Shaggy/Nancy Sinatra/Fabrice Morvan @ Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
6/25 - Red Hot Chili Peppers/Eddie Vedder/Perry Farrell/Mike Watt/The Bicycle Thief @ the Palladium, Hollywood
7/1 - The Go-Betweens/Splendid @ the Troubadour, Hollywood
7/1 - The Go-Go's @ the Viper Room, Hollywood
7/10 - Cyberfest '99 @ the Santa Clara Fairgrounds, Santa Clara
9/14 - Jurassic 5/Dilated Peoples/Beat Junkies/Breakestra @ the House of Blues, Hollywood
9/21 - Rilo Kiley/Phantom Planet/The Mash Notes @ the Dragonfly, Hollywood
10/9&10 - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival @ Empire Polo Field, Indio
10/18 - Quasi/Sara Dougher/Miss Spirtual Tramp of 1948 @ the Troubadour, Hollywood
10/19 - Public Enemy @ the House of Blues, Hollywood
11/30 - The Autumns/B.R.M.C./Splashdown @ the Troubadour, Hollywood
12/9 - Andy Prieboy's White Trash Wins the Lotto @ the Roxy, Hollywood
12/10 - Jon Brion/Brad Mehldau/Neil Finn/Colin Hay/Grant Lee Phillips/Elliott Smith/Ethan Johns/Tenacious D/Glenn Phillips/Tim Keegan @ Largo, Hollywood
12/16 - Gimme Shelter Benefit featuring The Knitters/Richard Thompson/Teddy Thompson/Peter Himmelman/Grant Lee Phillips/Rhett Miller/Jeremy Toback/The Push Stars/Judith Owen @ Roxy, Hollywood
12/18 - Sasha & Digweed @ the Palace, Hollywood
BEST DJs OF 1999
  1. Sasha
  2. DJ Dan
  3. Carl Cox
  4. Invisbl Scratch Piklz
  5. Cut Chemist/Nu-Mark (Jurassic 5)
  6. Sandra Collins
  7. Armand Van Helden
  8. John Digweed
  9. Christopher Lawrence
  10. Doc Martin
  11. Beat Junkies
  12. The Executioners
  13. DJ Sneak
  14. Frankie Bones
  15. Taylor
  16. Junior Sanchez
  17. Paul Oakenfold
  18. The Allies
  19. Immortal Fader Fyters (IF2)
  20. Jason Lavitt
BEST RADIO SHOWS OF 1999
  1. Blues Hotel (KXLU)
  2. Chocolate City (KCRW)
  3. Demolisten (KXLU)
  4. Metropolis (KCRW)
  5. Phantoms from the Aether (KSCR)
  6. DJ Nobody (KXLU)
  7. Electro-Shock Treatment (KSCR)
  8. Open Road (KCRW)
  9. Brave New World (KCRW)
  10. Howard Stern Show (WXRK)
BEST SINGLES OF 1999
  1. Macy Gray - "I Try"
  2. Public Enemy - "Do You Wanna Go Our Way?"
  3. Kelly Willis - "What I Deserve"/"Take Me Down"/"Not Forgotten You"
  4. Dr. Dre - "Still Dre"/"Forgot About Dre"
  5. Pharoahe Monch - "Simon Says"
  6. Blur - "Tender"
  7. Basement Jaxx - "Rendez Vu"
  8. Handsome Boy Modeling School - "Holy Calamity (Bear Witness II)"
  9. The Flaming Lips - "Superman"
  10. Dilated Peoples - "Rework the Angles"/"Garaunteed"
  11. Edith Frost - "Love Is Real"
  12. Sasha - "Xpander"
  13. Gang Starr - "Full Clip"
  14. Shelby Lynne - "Your Lies"
  15. Jazzanova - "Fedime's Flight"
  16. Sway & King Tech featuring DJ Revolution - "The Anthem"
  17. Hole - "Awful"
  18. Sleater Kinney - "Get Up"
  19. Pieter K - "Striation"/"Dromedary" 12"
  20. Muse - "Muscle Museum"
  21. Ice Cube featuring Mack 10 - "You Can Do It"
  22. The Devics - "Firehead"
  23. Armand Van Helden - "U Don't Know Me"
  24. OD featuring Freestyle Fellowship - "Can You Find the Level of Difficulty in This?"
  25. Ash - "Aphrodite"
  26. TLC - "No Scrubs"
  27. Jimmy Luxury & the Tommy Rome Orchestra - "Cha Cha Cha"
  28. Britney Spears - "Crazy"
  29. Christina Aguilera - "Genie In A Bottle"
  30. Jessica Simpson - "I Wanna Love You Forever"
BEST ALBUMS OF 1999
  1. The Roots - Things Fall Apart (MCA)
  2. XTC - Apple Venus Vol. 1 (TVT)
  3. Tom Waits - Mule Variations (Epitaph)
  4. Kelly Willis - What I Deserve (Rykodisc)
  5. Moby - Play (V2)
  6. Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs (Touch & Go)
  7. Fiona Apple - When the Pawn Hits... (Epic)
  8. Beth Orton - Central Reservation (Arista)
  9. Flaming Lips - Soft Bulletin (Warner Bros.)
  10. Dr. Dre - Dr. Dre 2001 (Uni/Interscope)
  11. Wilco - Summer Teeth (Warner Bros.)
  12. Randy Newman - Bad Love (Uni/DreamWorks)
  13. Steve Earle & Del McCoury - Mountain (E Squared)
  14. Rage Against the Machine - Battle of Los Angeles (Epic)
  15. Basement Jaxx - Remedy (Astralwerks)
  16. Mary J. Blige - Mary (Uni/MCA)
  17. Kurt Weill - Der Silbersee (RCA)
  18. Public Enemy - There's A Poison Goin' On (Atomic Pop)
  19. Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile (Interscope)
  20. Afro Celt Sound System - Volume 2 (Real World)
  21. Macy Gray - Oh How Life Is (Epic)
  22. V/A - Hi-Fidelity Lounge (Guidance)
  23. Underworld - Beaucoup Fish (V2)
  24. Me'Shell Ndegeocello - Bitter (Warner Bros.)
  25. S/T - Buena Vista Social Club (Nonesuch/Warner Bros.)
  26. Built To Spill - Keep It Like A Secret (Warner Bros.)
  27. Guided By Voices - Do the Collapse (TVT)
  28. The Folk Implosion - One Part Lullaby (Interscope)
  29. Buena Vista Social Club Presents Ibrahim Ferrer (Nonesuch/Warner Bros.)
  30. Ron Sexsmith - Whereabouts (Interscope)
  31. Lyle Lovett - Live In Texas (MCA)
  32. Quasi - Field Studies (Up)
  33. John Linell - State Songs (Uni/Rounder)
  34. The Bicycle Thief - You Come and Go Like A Pop Song (Goldenvoice)
  35. Jonathan Elias - Prayer Cycle (Sony Music)
  36. Peanut Butter Wolf - My Vinyl Weighs A Ton (Kopasetic)
  37. S/T - Magnolia (Warner Bros.)
  38. The Radar Bros. - The Singing Hatchet (Seethru Broadcasting)
  39. Pavement - Terror Twilight (Matador)
  40. Cibo Matto - Stereo Type A (Warner Bros.)
  41. V/A - The New Latinaires, Vol. 2 (Ubiquity)
  42. Rilo Kiley - Rilo Kiley (RR)
  43. DJ Krush - Kakusei (Sony Japan)
  44. Simon Joyner - The Lousy Dance (Truck Stop)
  45. Arto Lindsay - Prize (Koch)
  46. Old 97's - Fight Songs (Elektra)
  47. Mark Lanegan - I'll Take Cafe of You (Sub Pop)
  48. Breakbeat Era - Ultra-Obscene (Interscope)
  49. Tom Ze - Hips Of Tradition (Luaka Bop)
  50. Ani DiFranco - To the Teeth (Righteous Babe)
  51. Handsome Boy Modeling School - So... How's Your Girl? (Tommy Boy)
  52. Prince Paul - A Prince Among Thieves (Tommy Boy)
  53. Cesaria Evora - Cafe Atlantico (BMG)
  54. Gang Starr - Full Clip (Virgin)
  55. Steve Wynn - My Midnight (Zero Hour)
  56. Tori Amos - To Venus and Back (Atlantic)
  57. Sam Prekop - Sam Prekop (Thrill Jockey)
  58. Groove Armada - Vertigo (Jive)
  59. V/A - Electro Lounge: Electronic Excursions In Hi-Fi Stereo (The Right Stuff)
  60. The Donnas - Get Skintight (Lookout)
  61. Matthew Sweet - In Reverse (Volcano)
  62. Justin Clayton - Limb (Ultimatum)
  63. The Chemical Brothers - Surrender (Astralwerks)
  64. Deepsky - Stargazer EP (City of Angels)
  65. The Foo Fighters - There Is Nothing Left To Lose (RCA)
  66. Ash - Nu-Clear Sounds (DreamWorks)
  67. Everything But the Girl - Tempermental (Atlantic)
  68. Super Furry Animals - Guerilla (Creation)
  69. The Muffs - Alert Today Alive Tomorrow (Honest Don's)
  70. Kristin Hersh - Sky Motel (4AD)
  71. Tricky w/DJ Muggs - Juxtapose (Island)
  72. Mu-Ziq - Royal Astronomy (Astralwerks)
  73. Goldie - INCredible Sound of Drum & Bass (Columbia)
  74. Robyn Hitchcock - Jewels For Sophia (Warner Bros.)
  75. Beta Band - The Three EPs (Astralwerks)
  76. Karry Walker - Lipsbury Pinfold (Ubiquity)
  77. V/A - Return of the Grievous Angel (Almo)
  78. Le Tigre - Le Tigre (Mr. Lady)
  79. David Gray - White Ladder (IHT)
  80. Van Morrison - Back On Top (Pointblank)
  81. Gregory Page - Music For Mortals (Bedpan)
  82. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (Warner Bros.)
  83. Richard Thompson - Mock Tudor (Capitol)
  84. Looper - Up A Tree (Sub Pop)
  85. Brad Mehldau - Art of the Trio Vol. 4 (Warner Bros.)
  86. Rose Polenzani - Anybody (Daemon)
  87. V/A - Old School Vs. New School (Jive)
  88. Brad Mehldau - Elegiac Cycles (Warner Bros.)
  89. Rob Swift - The Ablist (Asphodel)
  90. V/A - Return of the Grievous Angel: A Tribute to Gram Parsons (Almo Sounds)
  91. Sleater-Kinney - Hot Rock (Kill Rock Stars)
  92. Julie Miller - Broken Things (Highstone)
  93. Shivaree - I Oughtta Give You A Shot in the Head (Capitol)
  94. Kittie - Spit (Ng)
  95. Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I (DeSoto)
  96. Pharoahe Monch - Internal Affairs (Rawkus)
  97. Gay Dad - Leisure Noise (Sire)
  98. Joe Henry - Fuse (Mammoth)
  99. Blackalicious - A2G EP (Quanuum)
  100. Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris - Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions (Elektra)
  101. Nightmares On Wax - Carboot Soul (Matador)
  102. S/T - Insider (Sony)
  103. Tom Jones - Reload (Phantom)
  104. Pet Shop Boys - Nightlife (Sire)
  105. ... And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead - Madonna (Merge)
  106. The Rentals - Seven More Minutes (Maverick)
  107. The Legendary Pink Dots - Poi Poka Mozhesh (Sing While You May)(Soleilmoon/Bredenia)
  108. Blur - 13 (Virgin)
  109. High Llamas - Snowbug (V2)
  110. Ani DiFranco - Up Up Up Up Up (Righteous Babe)
  111. The Negro Problem - Joys & Concerns (Aerial Flipout)
  112. Guy Clark - Cold Dog Soup (Sugar Hill)
  113. Mos Def - Black on Both Sides (Rawkus)
  114. Andrea Parker - Kiss My Arp (Beggars Banquet)
  115. Stereolab - Cobra And Phases Group Play Voltage In The Milky Night (Elektra)
  116. Mr. Scruff - Keep It Unreal (Ninja Tune)
  117. Emm Gryner - Science Fair (Dead Daisy)
  118. Spain - She Haunts My Dreams (Restless)
  119. Hot Water Music - No Division (Some)
  120. Art Of Noise - Seduction of Claude Debussey (Universal)
  121. W.A.C.O. - Sylvania (True Classical)
  122. Fountains of Wayne - Utopia Parkway (Atlantic)
  123. S/T - Desert Blue (Razor & Tie)
  124. Method Man - Tical 2000: Judgement Day (Def Jam)
  125. Lamb - Fear Of Fours (Mercury)
  126. Herbaliser - Very Mercenary (Ninja Tune)
  127. Splendid - Have You Got A Name For It (Mushroom)
  128. The Artist - Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic (Arista)
  129. The Innocence Mission - Birds of My Neighborhood (Kneeling Elephant)
  130. Q-Tip - Amplified (Arista)
  131. The Aluminum Group - Pedals (Minty Fresh)
  132. Owsley - Owsley (Giant)
  133. S/T - Plunkett & Macleane (Astralwerks)
  134. Ben Folds Five - The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner (Columbia)
  135. Alex Gopher - YouMyBaby&I (V2)
  136. Joi - One & One is One (Astralwerks)
  137. Rachel's - Selenography (Quarterstick)
  138. Superchunk - Come Pick Me Up (Merge)
  139. Dr. Dooom - First Come, First Served (Funky Ass)
  140. Eurythmics - Peace (Arista)
  141. Sting - Brand New Day (Universal)
  142. Plone - For Beginner Piano (Matador)
  143. Kids of Widney High - Let's Get Busy (Ipecac)
  144. Takemura Nobukazu - Scope (Thrill Jockey)
  145. Luka Bloom - Salty Heaven (Shanachie)
  146. Richie Hawtin - Decks, EFX & 909 (Novamute)
  147. Beck - Midnite Vultures (Uni/DGC)
  148. Gregory Page - The John Doe Sessions (bizarre/Planet)
  149. The Latin Playboys - Dose (Atlantic)
  150. Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (Interscope)
  151. Godspeed You Black Emperor! - Slow Riot for New Zero Kanada EP (Kranky)
  152. Muse - Showbiz (Maverick)
  153. Olivia Tremor Control - Black Foliage (Flydaddy)
  154. Emily Bezar - Four Walls Bending (Demi Vox)
  155. DJ Cheb I Sabbah - Shri Durga (Six Degrees)
  156. Sarah Dougher - Day One (K)
  157. Ben Harper - Burn to Shine (Virgin)
  158. Bows - Blush (Beggars Banquet)
  159. Lisa Germano - On the Way Down From the Moon Palace (Koch)
  160. Chantal Kreviazuk - Colour Moving & Still (Columbia)
  161. Leftfield - Rhythm & Stealth (Sony/Columbia)
  162. Echo & the Bunnymen - What Are You Going To Do With Your Life? (Sire)
  163. Eve - Let There Be... Eve (Interscope)
  164. Anne Dudley - Ancient & Modern (EMD/Angel)
  165. V/A - Pop Romantique (Emperor Norton)
  166. Bis - Social Dancing (Capitol)
  167. Blink-182 - Enema of the State (MCA)
  168. Angie Stone - Black Diamond (Arista)
  169. The Aquabats - ... Vs. the Floating Eye of Death (Time Bomb)
  170. The Bevis Frond - Vavona Burr (Flydaddy)
  171. Oh Susanna - Johnstown (Stella)
  172. Thievery Corporation - Abductions and Reconstructions (Sunday Best)
  173. TLC - Fanmail (Arista)
  174. Sunset Valley - Boyscout Superhero (Sugar Free)
  175. Backstreet Boys - Millenium (Jive)
  176. Christina Aguilera - Christina Aguilera (RCA)
  177. The Arsonists - As the World Burns (Matador)
  178. David Sylvian - Dead Bees on a Cake (Virgin)
  179. Jay-Z - ... Life and Times of S. Carter (Uni/Def Jam)
  180. Dido - No Angel (Arista)
  181. Jack Logan - Buzz Me In (Capricorn)
  182. Santana - Supernatural (Arista)
  183. Today Is The Day - In the Eyes of God (Relapse)
  184. Dot Allison - Afterglow (Arista)
  185. Zizi Possi - Passione (Polygram)
  186. Cockeyed Ghost - The Scapegoat Factory (Big Deal)
  187. Ben Lee - Breathing Tornadoes (Capitol)
  188. Arling & Cameron - All In (Emperor Norton)
  189. Apples In Stereo - Her Wallpaper Reverie (Spin Art)
  190. Metallica/San Francisco Symphony - S&M (Elektra)
  191. Luna - The Days of Our Nights (Sire)
  192. Natacha Atlas - Gedida (Beggars Banquet)
  193. The Freestylers - We Rock Hard (Mammoth)
  194. Tara MacLean - Passenger (Nettwerk/Capitol)
  195. Lit - A Place In the Sun (RCA)
  196. Sarah Harmer & Jason Euringer - Songs For Clem (Cold Snap)
  197. Dixie Chicks - Fly (Sony)
  198. Luscious Jackson - Electric Honey (Grand Royal)
  199. Gomez - Liquid Skin (Virgin)
  200. The Gentle Waves - Green Fields of Foreverland (Jeepster)
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