Album of The Year: 1998

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  1. pijo

    pijo Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah. I only got to see them once, and it was on the Be Here Now tour. I think Liam had been arrested, or at least briefly detained, by local police for drunk and disorderly on the flight over or something like that, so perfect PR in other words. It was brilliant.
     
  2. Woob_woob

    Woob_woob Well-Known Member

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    I hate that DMB is going to make this years top 20
     
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    Carajo, 1998 was the best year ever for music, I don't know how I'm gonna narrow it down to ten albums...
     
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    Favorite albums of 1998:

    1. Massive Attack - Mezzanine
    2. The Cardigans - Gran Turismo
    3. Manic Street Preachers - This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
    4. Placebo - Without You I'm Nothing
    5. Pulp - This is Hardcore
    6. Korn - Follow The Leader
    7. Air - Moon Safari
    8. Fat Boy Slim - You've Come A Long Way, Baby
    9. Beck - Mutations
    10. Garbage - Version 2.0
     
  5. lee newman

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    I think my top five are all perfect albums.
     
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    I think my top 2 are, the rest was scraping together enough albums that were about good enough to pad out the top 10. 98 and 99 were not good years to me musically, particularly at the time, there have been a few that came
    to me later, but a definite dip from the amazing year that was 97 and the amazing years to come from 2000.
     
  7. Hollywood

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    Wait what!? No Manics???
     
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    I don’t particularly like that album, or actually dislike it either, it’s kind of ok. I like 3 of the 4 singles a lot, The Everlasting stinks out the room.

    All the Manics albums before it are better and once you discount Know Your Enemy and Lifeblood, a fair few of the ones after are too.

    It’d probably be 12th or 13th if we were going down a bit further...
     
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    Ooof, didn't realize QOTSA was this year. Had to edit my top 10 and get it in there. Also I'm having great internal strife not including System of a Down and might need to go back and do the same before I breakdown mentally.
     
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    These were my next five and I think they are all strong very good albums:
    Béla Fleck and the Flecktones - Left of Cool
    Behind the Front - Black Eyed Peas
    Cappadonna- The Pillage
    Ozomatli
    Public Enemy - He Got Game
     
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    Yeah I had a bit of an internal argument about SOAD. In the end i had to go with how much it meant to me then rather than the fact that I only really enjoy it if I’m in the right mood now lol.
     
  12. JoeMac7

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    Yeah, one thing I will say is that a lot of the people who think this was a stronger year are American and their choices are American.

    I was 15 and with limited buying power in 1998. It was also two years before we got the internet. I think my perception of the year falls on the fact that we were very much in between scenes in the U.K. at that time and I had neither the means or information to get into your stuff...
     
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    Woob_woob Well-Known Member

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    Well I think my top ten are:p
     
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    I’m completely listing albums in the order of where they stand today in my eyes.
     
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    My point was that I don’t think Dave Matthews has any other good albums (he does have a few great songs), this one is great though.
     
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    Yeah I get that, so am I, but it’s a reason why perhaps I don’t have the same depth that year and maybe haven’t gone back to revisit it in terms of buying albums that were acclaimed then but I didn’t hear of at the time.
     
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    There’s always things in all of these years that I know other people love and that are going on the never ending to listen stack.
     
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    Yep the same as, but between new stuff and classic stuff I’m finding it very hard to
    actually make a dent in that stack. Listened to the books today, didn’t think it was half as weird as I’ve heard it be made out to be but equally wasn’t all that keen on it on a first listen. Maybe need to play it when I’m not quite so Monday morning tired...
     
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    I just try to stream music all day long... if something really catches my fancy, I make a note of it or like it on Spotify or last.fm or add it to a play list or buy the vinyl...
     
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    1. PJ Harvey - Is This Desire?
    2. Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill
    3. Sloan - Navy Blues
    4. Garbage - Version 2.0
    5. Silver Jews - American Water
    6. Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
    7. Madonna - Ray Of Light
    8. R.E.M. - Up
    9. Pulp - This Is Hardcore
     

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