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Of course there are some albums I'd have liked to squeeze in... but at the expense of what???
also, you forgot americana by the offspring.
Neutral Milk Hotel are at ten because a lot of readers will never have heard of them. Four places higher, those household name GMTV regulars Refused.
Good point that man.
Maybe I like one better than the other.
take out Refused and Neutral Milk hotel.
stick in Boards of Canada and Jurassic 5.
The Miseducation of Lauren Hill was ace as well.
Cracking album yes.
What DOES Hill do nowadays? Wasn't she on the comeback trail a while back?
Reports in mid-2008 claimed that Columbia Records currently believe Lauryn Hill to be "on hiatus." Rohan Marley disputed these claims, telling an interviewer that Hill has enough material for several albums: "She writes music in the bathroom, on toilet paper, on the wall. She writes it in the mirror if the mirror smokes up. She writes constantly. This woman does not sleep" .
Billy Bragg and Wilco - Mermaid Ave, Gomez - Bring It On and Belle & Sebastian end up?
Like em both but they're nay top ten of that year... Bragg at 15, B&S 29. WHY NOT? PICK A NUMBER.
Other than Hello Nasty that's a great list
...is such a great album. I've got a best songs on my iPod playlist, its got about 1200 songs, but This Is Hardcore has got 8 tracks on said playlist.
I've been listening to some of the extra UNKLE tracks from around that time, the Be There single, with the Ian Brown vocals, rather than the instrumental album track, and the Noel Gallagher Beastie Boys remix are particularly good.
Out of interest, what were generally regarded as the best 10 albums of 1998, at the time? If anyone has an old copy of Select? HMS Fable anyone?
Erm... Buckley's 'Sketches' album was out that year.
Mercury Rev – Deserters Songs
Whiskey Town – Strangers Almanac
Air – Moon Safari
Gomez – Bring It On
Massive Attack – Mezzanine
Bob Dylan – The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 & 5: The Albert Hall Concert
Eels – Electro Shock Blues
Beck – Mutations
Manson – Six
Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach – Painted From Memory
The Afghan Whigs – 1965
Beastie Boys – Hello Nasty
Lucinda Williams – Car Wheels On Gravel Road
Jack – The Jazz Age
Lambchop – What Another Man Spills
Plush – More Becomes You
Sunhouse – Crazy On The Weekend
Billy Bragg & Wilco – Mermaid Avenue
Fatboy Slim – You’ve Come A Long Way Baby
Sparkehorse – Good Morning Spider
Belle & Sebastian – The Boy With The Arab Strap
Calexico – The Black Light
Asian Dub Foundation – Rafi’s Revenge
The High Llamas – Cold And Bouncy
Jeff Buckley – Sketches (For My Sweetheart The Drunk)
Jurassic 5 – Jurassic 5
Superstar – Palm Tree
Pearl Jam – Yield
The Beta Band – The 3 EP’s
R.E.M. – Up
Catatonia – International Velvet
Elliot Smith – Either/Or
David Mcalmont – A Little Communication
PM Dawn – Dearest Christian
UNKLE – Psyence Fiction
Pulp – This Is Hard Core
Saint Etienne – Good Humour
Fun Lovin' Criminals
Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill
Michael Head & The Strands – The Magical World Of The Strands
ITAOTS, and The Shape Of Punk To Come are three of only a handful of records I'd give perfect marks to. And Deserter's Songs is one of my all-time faves as well. Soo.... well done, I suppose.
you did however miss Fantasma and Music Has The Right To Children. Less well done...
Let's call them 11 and 12 ;o)
It must be exactly a year since i bought Deserter's Songs. Remember listening to it all the time (in between televised of Raymond van Barneveld in the BDO darts).
thinking this isn't a bad list then they had to spoil it by having Robbie Williams and Madonna in it
The bit on ESB reminds me of the review you wrote of the Festival Hall gig earlier in the year...
Neutral Milk Hotel - ITAOTS
Sparklehorse - Good Mourning Spider
Mercury Rev - Deserters Songs
Chaos AD - Buzz Caner
Outkast - Aquemini
Fugazi - End Hits
Eels - Electro Shock Blues
Afghan Whigs - 1965
Photek - Form and Function
and I think A Thousand Leaves is one of Sonic Youth's best albums, but I realise this probably makes me a mentalist.