Music Year 1999

Last year I failed to make a 1999 year-end album list. Here's one.

New Records:

The sample here is 118 titles.

  1. John Prine: In Spite of Ourselves (Oh Boy).
  2. Moby: Play (V2).
  3. Handsome Boy Modeling School: So ... How's Your Girl? (Tommy Boy).
  4. Steve Earle / Del McCoury Band: The Mountain (E-Squared).
  5. Mandy Barnett: I've Got a Right to Cry (Sire).
  6. Latin Playboys: Dose (Atlantic).
  7. Eminem: The Slim Shady LP (Interscope).
  8. Myra Melford: Above Blue (Arabesque).
  9. Magnetic Fields: 69 Love Songs (Merge, 3CD).
  10. Asleep at the Wheel: Ride with Bob (Dreamworks).
  11. Chucho Valdes: Briyumba Palo Congo (Blue Note).
  12. Prince Paul: Presents a Prince Among Thieves (Tommy Boy).
  13. Le Tigre: Le Tigre (Mr. Lady).
  14. Dewey Redman / Cecil Taylor / Elvin Jones: Momentum Space.
  15. Trailer Bride: Whine de Lune (Bloodshot).
  16. Old 97's: Fight Songs (Elektra).
  17. Holy Modal Rounders: Too Much Fun (Rounder).
  18. Y2K: Beat the Clock Version 1.0 (Sony).
  19. Jay-Z: Vol. 3 ... Life and Times of S. Carter (Def Jam).
  20. The Pretenders: Viva El Amor! (Warner Brothers).
  21. Rawkus Presents Soundbombing, Vol. 2 (Priority).
  22. Tom Waits: Mule Variations (Epitaph).
  23. Ali Farka Touré: Niafunké (Hannibal).
  24. Beck: Midnite Vultures (Interscope).
  25. Randy Newman: Bad Love (Dreamworks).
  26. Fiona Apple: When the Pawn ... (Clean Slate/Epic).
  27. Drive-By Truckers: Pizza Deliverance (Ghost Meat).
  28. Return of the Grievous Angel: A Tribute to Gram Parsons (Almo).
  29. Goodie Mob: World Party (La Face).
  30. Meat Purveyors: More Songs About Buildings and Cows (Bloodshot).
  31. The Roots: Things Fall Apart (MCA).
  32. Baaba Maal: Live at Royal Festival Hall (Palm Pictures).


The sample here is 93 titles.

  1. Fela Anikulapo Kuti: The Best of Fela Kuti (MCA, 2CD).
  2. Duke Ellington: Ellington at Newport 1956 (Complete) (1956, Columbia, 2CD).
  3. Lightnin' Hopkins: Jake Head Boogie (1951-54, Ace).
  4. Lefty Frizzell: The Songs of Jimmie Rodgers (1960, Koch).
  5. Hank Thompson: Hank World (1954, Bloodshot).
  6. Pop Music: The Early Years 1890-1950 (Columbia/Legacy, 2CD).
  7. Pere Ubu: Apocalypse Now (1991, Thirsty Ear).
  8. A Tribe Called Quest: The Anthology (Jive).
  9. Doughboys, Playboys and Cowboys: The Golden Years of Western Swing (1932-47, Proper, 4CD).
  10. Jimmy Rushing: Every Day I Have the Blues (1967, Impulse).
  11. From Spirituals to Swing (1938-39, Vanguard, 3CD).
  12. Sonny Terry / Brownie McGhee: Backwater Blues (Fantasy).
  13. The Best of Floyd Tillman (Collector's Choice).
  14. Eric Dolphy: The Illinois Concert (1963, Blue Note).
  15. Violin, Sing the Blues for Me: African-American Fiddlers (1926-49, Old Hat).
  16. The Comedian Harmonists: The Comedian Harmonists (Hannibal).
  17. Jimmy Rushing: Oh Love (1956-58, Vanguard).
  18. Charles Mingus: The Jazz Experiments of Charles Mingus (1957, Bethlehem).
  19. Jimmy Rushing: Every Day (1956-58, Vanguard).
  20. Lightning Over the River: The Congolese Soukous Guitar Sound (Music Club).
  21. The Isley Brothers: It's Your Thing: The Story of the Isley Brothers (Columbia/Legacy).
  22. Vic Dickenson: Nice Work (1953-54, Vanguard).
  23. The Best of Bill Haley and the Coments: The Millenium Collection (MCA).
  24. MTV: The First 1000 Years: R&B (Rhino).
  25. Doc Watson: The Best of Doc Watson (1964-68, Vanguard).
  26. Shalamar: Greatest Hits (Right Stuff).
  27. Charlie Burton: One Man's Trash: The Charlie Burton Story (1977-99, Bulldog).
  28. Elvis Presley: Suspicious Minds (1969, RCA, 2CD).
  29. Jimi Hendrix: Live at the Fillmore East (1969, MCA, 2CD).
  30. Los Van Van: La Coleccion Cubana (Music Club).
  31. Nat King Cole: The Complete After Midnight Sessions (1956, Capitol).
  32. Pee Wee Russell: Swingin' with Pee Wee (1958-60, Prestige).
  33. The Mekons: I've Been to Heaven and Back (Quarterstick).
  34. Cape Verde (Putamayo).
  35. Charlie Haden: The Montreal Tapes: Liberation Music Orchestra (1989, Verve).
  36. Swing West! Vol. 1: Bakersfield (Razor & Tie).
  37. Dream Warriors: Anthology: A Decade of Hits 1988-1998 (Priority).
  38. Beastie Boys Anthology: The Sounds of Science (1991-99, Grand Royal/Capitol, 2CD).
  39. Leo Watson: The Original Scat Man (Indigo).
  40. Dwight Yoakam: Last Chance for a Thousand Years: Dwight Yoakam's Greatest Hits from the 90's (Reprise).
  41. Benny Goodman: The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert (Columbia/Legacy, 2CD).

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