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NME's Best Albums of 1999

NME's Best Albums of 1999

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50.

Missy Elliott - Da Real World
June 22, 1999
Critic Score
76
5 reviews

49.

Papa M - Live from a Shark Cage
October 25, 1999
Critic Score
78
4 reviews

47.

Rage Against The Machine - The Battle of Los Angeles
November 2, 1999
Critic Score
78
7 reviews
If you ever mistook this for something a bunch of no-knob no-marks like Limp Bizkit could whack out then, I'm sorry, but you are fucking deaf, mad and probably from another (spectacularly shit) planet. Keep raging, mad Yank commies, your planet needs you.

43.

Sebadoh - The Sebadoh
February 23, 1999
Critic Score
64
4 reviews

40.

Travis - The Man Who
May 24, 1999
Critic Score
82
7 reviews

39.

Kevin Rowland - My Beauty
September 21, 1999
Critic Score
70
2 reviews

38.

µ-Ziq - Royal Astronomy
July 26, 1999
Critic Score
70
6 reviews

37.

Roots Manuva - Brand New Second Hand
March 22, 1999
Critic Score
81
4 reviews

36.

The Beta Band - The Beta Band
June 21, 1999
Critic Score
73
6 reviews

35.

Pole - 2
February 1, 1999
Critic Score
74
3 reviews

34.

The Chemical Brothers - Surrender
June 21, 1999
Critic Score
78
7 reviews

33.

Mouse on Mars - Niun Niggung
August 23, 1999
Critic Score
74
5 reviews

30.

Ian Brown - Golden Greats
August 11, 1999
Critic Score
68
4 reviews

29.

The All Seeing I - Pickled Eggs and Sherbet
September 20, 1999
Critic Score
55
2 reviews

28.

Love As Laughter - Destination 2000
September 21, 1999
Critic Score
72
3 reviews

27.

Royal Trux - Veterans of Disorder
September 7, 1999
Critic Score
78
5 reviews

25.

TLC - FanMail
February 23, 1999
Critic Score
72
5 reviews

24.

Leftfield - Rhythm and Stealth
September 20, 1999
Critic Score
67
5 reviews

23.

Add N To (X) - Avant Hard
April 20, 1999
Critic Score
83
4 reviews

22.

Low - Secret Name
April 6, 1999
Critic Score
81
5 reviews

21.

Tindersticks - Simple Pleasure
January 1, 1999
Critic Score
75
2 reviews

20.

The Charlatans - Us and Us Only
October 18, 1999
Critic Score
73
5 reviews

19.

Blur - 13
March 15, 1999
Critic Score
78
7 reviews

18.

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I See a Darkness
January 19, 1999
Critic Score
84
6 reviews
Quite what commercial impact this delicate, intelligent record will have upon civilisation is open to conjecture, but if nothing else 'I See A Darkness' is perfect music for the bewitching hour.

17.

Ol' Dirty Bastard - Nigga Please
September 14, 1999
Critic Score
83
4 reviews

16.

Jim O'Rourke - Eureka
February 25, 1999
Critic Score
75
4 reviews

15.

Eminem - The Slim Shady LP
February 23, 1999
Critic Score
75
6 reviews

14.

Make-Up - Save Yourself
October 26, 1999
Critic Score
86
4 reviews

12.

Underworld - Beaucoup Fish
March 1, 1999
Critic Score
79
7 reviews

11.

Basement Jaxx - Remedy
May 10, 1999
Critic Score
81
6 reviews

10.

Smog - Knock Knock
January 12, 1999
Critic Score
82
5 reviews

9.

The Folk Implosion - One Part Lullaby
September 7, 1999
Critic Score
76
5 reviews

8.

Mogwai - Come on Die Young
March 29, 1999
Critic Score
72
7 reviews

7.

Pavement - Terror Twilight
June 8, 1999
Critic Score
73
8 reviews

5.

Beck - Midnite Vultures
November 16, 1999
Critic Score
80
6 reviews

4.

Death In Vegas - The Contino Sessions
September 13, 1999
Critic Score
74
6 reviews

3.

Super Furry Animals - Guerrilla
June 14, 1999
Critic Score
81
5 reviews

2.

Shack - H.M.S. Fable
June 21, 1999
Critic Score
82
4 reviews

1.

The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
May 17, 1999
Critic Score
92
9 reviews

'The Soft Bulletin' is a joyous, celestial celebration of sound. Rhythmic and piano-laden, it's heavenly in both its conception and execution.

Original Source: https://www.nme.com/features/1999-2-1045360
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