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    1998--your top ten picks

    Wow, can't believe these were released 20 years ago.

    10. 2wo- Voyeurs
    9. David Lee Roth- DLR Band (tied) Queens of the Stoneage
    8. Hole- Celebrity Skin (tied) Tori Amos- From the Choirgirl Hotel
    7. Kid Rock- Devil Without a Cause
    6. Pearl Jam- Yield
    5. Marilyn Manson- Mechanical Animals
    4. Garbage- Version 2.0
    3. Scott Weiland- 12 Bar Blues
    2. Smashing Pumpkins- Adore
    1. Jerry Cantrell- Boggy Depot
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    as always with my lists, i went over 10 and they're in no particular order. super favorites are marked with asterisks.

    madonna - ray of light*
    air - moon safari
    neutral milk hotel - in the aeroplane over the sea
    stabbing westward - darkest days
    esthero - breath from another*
    boards of canada - music has the right to children
    massive attack - mezzanine*
    dave matthews band - before these crowded streets (shut up, this is the only DMB record i still stand by, because it's fucking great)
    VAST - visual audio sensory theater
    tori amos - from the choirgirl hotel*
    godspeed you black emperor - f#a#∞
    orgy - candyass
    sunny day real estate - how it feels to be something on*
    blonde redhead - in an expression of the inexpressible
    marilyn manson - mechanical animals* (despite the fact that i just sold my vinyl copy and i can't listen to manson anymore, this album is still incredible)
    cat power - moon pix
    pj harvey - is this desire?*
    alkaline trio - goddamnit*
    cake - prolonging the magic
    placebo - without you i'm nothing*
    bright eyes - letting off the happiness
    pedro the lion - it's hard to find a friend
    portishead - roseland NYC live*

    cleopatra - comin' atcha! (totally kidding, but i still have that damn commercial stuck in my head)

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    15 Gravity Kills - Perversion
    14 Goldie - Saturnz Return
    13 Stabbing Westward - Darkest Days
    12 Wink - Herehear
    11 Orgy - Candyass

    ----- further listening -----
    10 Amon Tobin - Permutation
    09 Portishead - Roseland NYC Live
    08 Autechre - LP5
    07 System Of A Down - System Of A Down
    06 Pitchshifter - www.pitchshifter.com
    05 UNKLE - Psyence Fiction
    04 Meat Beat Manifesto - Actual Sounds + Voices
    03 Massive Attack - Mezzanine
    02 Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty
    01 The Smashing Pumpkins - Adore
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    Pearl Jam - Yield
    Massive Attack - Mezzanine
    PJ Harvey - Is This Desire?
    The JSBX - Acme / Extra Acme
    Redman - Doc's Da Name
    12 Rounds - My Big Hero
    Soul Coughing - El Oso
    E-40 - The Element Of Suprise
    Def Squad - El Nino
    Sunny Day Real Estate - How It Feels...

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    Man... My faves from the year...

    Placebo - Without You I'm Nothing
    The Cardigans - Gran Turismo
    The Smashing Pumpkins - Adore
    Pearl Jam - Yield
    Marilyn Manson - Mechanical Animals
    Garbage - Version 2.0
    Stabbing Westward - Darkest Days (didn't age the best lol)
    Orgy - Candyass
    12 Rounds - My Big Hero
    Queens of the Stone Age - S/T
    Last edited by dvdglss; 04-10-2018 at 12:14 PM. Reason: forgot some of these were '98

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    Beastie Boys-Hello Nasty
    Beck-Mutations
    Boards Of Canada-Music Has The Right To Children
    Fatboy Slim-You've Come A Long Way, Baby
    Godspeed You! Black Emperor-F♯ A♯ ∞ (released in 1997, but didn't get a wide release until 1998)
    Massive Attack-Mezzanine
    Queens Of The Stone Age-S/T
    Rob Zombie-Hellbilly Deluxe
    UNKLE-Psyence Fiction
    Various Artists-Pi OST

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    1998 was such a great year for me. nothing but good memories associated with:

    dearest christian, i'm so very sorry for bringing you here. love, dad -- p.m. dawn
    celebrity skin -- hole
    version 2.0 -- garbage
    ray of light -- madonna
    from the choirgirl hotel -- tori amos
    wide open spaces -- dixie chicks
    the globe sessions -- sheryl crow
    supposed former infatuation junkie -- alanis morissette
    the singles 86-98 -- depeche mode
    yield -- pearl jam
    cruel summer -- ace of base
    hello nasty -- beastie boys
    mechanical animals -- marilyn manson (but i'm with @eversonpoe on this)

    lots of one-off songs (some guilty pleasures) like "closing time" by semisonic and "kiss the rain" by billie myers also elicit nothing but positive memories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neorev View Post
    10 Amon Tobin - Permutation
    FUCK i knew i missed something! god, i can't believe that album is 20 years old. still sounds ahead of its time.



    one of my favorite songs of all time <3

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    Surprised no one mentioned Powertrip by Monster Magnet

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    1. Massive Attack-Mezzanine
    2. Air-Moon Safari
    3. Pulp-This is Hardcore
    4. UNKLE-Psyence Fiction
    5. R.E.M.-Up
    6. Neutral Milk Hotel-In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
    7. Outkast-Aquemini
    8. Pearl Jam-Yield
    9. Beastie Boys-Hello Nasty
    10. PJ Harvey-Is This Desire?
    11. Boards of Canada-Music Has the Right to Children
    12. Mark Hollis-S/T
    13. Wilco & Billy Bragg-Mermaid Avenue
    14. Beck-Mutations
    15. Marilyn Manson-Mechanical Animals
    16. Cat Power-Moon Pix
    17. 12 Rounds-My Big Hero
    18. Queens of the Stone Age-S/T
    19. Tori Amos-From the Choirgirl Hotel
    20. Garbage-Version 2.0

    That's all I have for now.

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    Not in order:

    Rancid - Life Won't Wait
    Marilyn Manson - Mechanical Animals
    KoRn - Follow the leader
    Rob Zombie - Hellbilly Deluxe
    The Offspring - Americana
    Stabbing Westward - Darkest Days
    Econoline Crush - The Devil You Know
    Soulfly - Soulfy
    Sloan - Navy Blues
    Cradle of filth - Cruelty and the beast
    The Smashing Pumpkins - Adore
    Monster Magnet - Powertrip
    Fear Factory - Obsolete
    Orgy - Candyass

    1998 was a great year for music. Didn't realize so many great records came out then.

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    In no order:

    Orgy - Candyass
    Garbage - Version 2.0
    Marilyn Manson - Mechanical Animals
    Korn - Follow the Leader
    Zao - Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest
    Method Man - Tical 2000 Judgement Day
    Converge - When Forever Comes Crashing
    Nothingface - An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity

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    The albums that sprang to mind immediately:
    The Smashing Pumpkins – Adore
    Metallica – Garage, Inc.
    Marilyn Manson – Mechanical Animals
    Cake – Prolonging the Magic
    The Offspring – Americana

    Albums I was into at the time but don't really listen to anymore:
    Garbage – Version 2.0
    Korn – Follow the Leader

    Albums that I didn't get into until years later:
    Jerry Cantrell – Boggy Depot
    Queens of the Stone Age – Queens of the Stone Age
    Phish – The Story of the Ghost
    Gomez – Bring it On
    Sublime – Acoustic: Bradley Nowell & Friends

    Albums that I'm less familiar with but still like a lot of songs:
    Beastie Boys – Hello Nasty
    Rob Zombie – Hellbilly Deluxe
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonic_discord View Post
    Albums that I'm less familiar with but still like a lot of songs:
    Guns N' Roses – Use Your Illustion


    1991

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    Quote Originally Posted by barkhammer View Post


    1991
    My bad. I was just browsing through Wikipedia's "1998 in music" page and the compilation that combines the two parts together is listed there and I didn't think twice when adding it. I DID admit to not being as familiar with it in my defense!

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    I dusted of my Gran Tourismo CD and felt so bad that people will only know “Lovefool”


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    Good topic. 1998 was a good year for me, being at university (foundation art course - well slacker), making new friends and going out a lot. Strangely though I don't think I was listening to a lot of new music, but there was still a lot of good stuff. So, a few from that year would be:

    Garbage: Version 2.0 (also saw them live for the first time that year - not sure I love the record itself so much now, production wise, but great songs anyway)
    Sparklehorse: Good Morning Spider (started getting introduced to stuff like this around this time - what a guy - RIP)
    Mogwai: Kicking a Dead Pig (plus the No Education = No Future EP came out that year)
    Arab Strap: Philophobia (seem to remember seeing them live that year too - if I had a time machine...)
    Skinny Puppy: Remix Dystemper (perfect for those of us still discovering old industrial music, but into contemporary dance music too)
    PJ Harvey: Is This Desire? (still a favourite - I'd loved to have seen her around this time)
    Depeche Mode: The Singles 86/98 (a best of shouldn't count, but I fucking love my vinyl box of this, plus Only When I Lose Myself was a top single)
    Lo Fidelity Allstars: How To Operate With A Blown Mind (bet nobody else comes up with that one)

    Placebo, Smashing Pumpkins and Massive Attack have been mentioned. I didn't have these albums, but I was listening to the singles for sure. Good stuff. Did somebody mention The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion too? I really enjoy that now, but kind of missed it at the time.

    Another album I didn't have from '98 is Fatboy Slim's You've Come A Long Way, Baby. The Rockafeller Skank was released in June '98 (says Wikipedia) so it sounds right to say that was the hit of the summer, and therefore the year. It probably got really annoying at the time, but looking back it makes me feel warm and fuzzy.

    Thinking more generally about what I was listening to in '98, I have to mention a couple from the previous year that were still getting a lot of play:
    Pigface: A New High In Low
    Recoil: Unsound Methods (might be dated, but still highly recommended)
    Radiohead: OK Computer (SO bored of it now, but at the time it was HUGE, and everyone was just well into Radiohead)

    And as we're moving around in time, I have to mention The Creatures and Moby who both released singles in '98 from albums that would come out the following year. Play may be very uncool now (in fact it wasn't very cool at the time either) but Honey was a good single, and I'm sure I heard a couple of other songs before the end of the year. 2nd Floor was a great first single from Anima Animus - the green 7" remains very much loved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChipRock View Post
    Lo Fidelity Allstars: How To Operate With A Blown Mind (bet nobody else comes up with that one)
    Good call. What an upbeat party album at the time. Very psychedelic with these great beats and synths and this dude, sort of like Morrison, just singing/rambling over the top. The album is all fun and games and then ends with one of the saddest songs of all time. Always loved that album, especially "night time story".

    Then their next album comes out and it's completely different, at least from what I remember. Gave it a few listens and dropped it. But album 1 was amazing.
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    How's about God lives underwater "life in the so called space age" and the depeche mode tribute album " for the masses".

    Those two were on HEAVY rotation in my world. Most from both albums still are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChipRock View Post
    Recoil: Unsound Methods (might be dated, but still highly recommended)
    Guess where my nickname comes from. It's true it's a bit dated, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EndlessLoveless View Post
    Then their next album comes out and it's completely different
    Yeah, I don't know what happened there. I'm guessing they either stopped doing so many drugs, or had done too many during album #1, but later material was a little lacking. The Pigeonhed track was rather popular, and rightly so, but otherwise I think they were a bit under appreciated.

    Back to Recoil, it seems the Stalker single was released in '98. But yeah, I remember Shunt getting quite a few more plays than most. 'There's blood on the line'. Follow up Liquid was very good too. Very of their time, but I do love all the atmospherics and spoken word stuff.

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    1. Nothing Changes (nothing records promo)
    2. Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
    3. Sublime Acoustic: Bradley Nowell & Friends
    4. Manu Chao - Clandestino
    5. Jay Z - Vol. 2 ... Hard Knock Life
    6. DMX - It's Dark and Hell is Hot
    7. Cake - Prolonging the Magic
    8. Portishead - Live NYC
    9. Outkast - Aquemini
    10. Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty

    The Digital Millennium Copyright Act passed this year. Combine this with the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the Loudness Wars, and you can start to see the degradation in quality musoc from the era.
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    I can't think of music in 1998 without thinking of this, considering it's probably what I listened to more than anything else.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OSLIN View Post
    I can't think of music in 1998 without thinking of this, considering it's probably what I listened to more than anything else.


    Gonna play that game are ya? well imo, this one is better



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    I checked my iTunes and I have
    Garbage - Version 2.0
    Korn - Follow The Leader
    Smashing Pumpkins - Adore

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    Personally, 1997 and 1999 were better years in music...

    1997 is probably my favorite year of music ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neorev View Post
    Personally, 1997 and 1999 were better years in music...

    1997 is probably my favorite year of music ever.
    Agreed.

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    I don't have enough in my collection for 10, but...

    Pearl Jam, Yield
    The Church, Hologram of Baal
    PJ Harvey, Is This Desire?
    R.E.M., Up
    Mudhoney, Tomorrow Hit Today
    Mark Lanegan, Scraps At Midnight


    Did we not do a 1997 thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thevoid99 View Post
    Agreed.
    97? Why 97? 90-96 imo was a lot better

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChipRock View Post
    Yeah, I don't know what happened there. I'm guessing they either stopped doing so many drugs, or had done too many during album #1, but later material was a little lacking. The Pigeonhed track was rather popular, and rightly so, but otherwise I think they were a bit under appreciated.

    Back to Recoil, it seems the Stalker single was released in '98. But yeah, I remember Shunt getting quite a few more plKays than most. 'There's blood on the line'. Follow up Liquid was very good too. Very of their time, but I do love all the atmospherics and spoken word stuff.
    Actually, I think Liquid stands the test of time quite well and it's my favourite Recoil album. SubHuman wasn't that well received by the fans, and Alan himself warned the blues would put off some listeners, but I like it a lot, more than Unsound Methods, and it's more focused. Anyway, I find the last three Recoil albums to be of similar quality.

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