The Best Albums Of 1999
Written by Camões Radio on December 12, 2019
1. May: Moby – Play
Moby’s fourth album was everywhere in 1999, featuring such ad-friendly favourites as Porcelain, Natural Blues and Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?
2. February: Eminem – The Slim Shady LP
Marshall Mathers released his second album, which featured the huge hit My Name Is.
3. March: Blur – 13
The band released their sixth album, which included the singles Out Of Time, Coffee & TV, Tender and No Distance Left To Run.
4. March: Mogwai – Come On Die Young
The Glasgow band’s second full-length album was released, which featured the fine track, Christmas Steps.
5. March: Stereophonics – Performance And Cocktails
The second album from the trio features The Bartender And The Thief, Just Looking and Pick A Part That’s New.
6. May: Suede – Head Music
The band’s fourth album featured the great tune She’s In Fashion.
7. May: Travis – The Man Who
The Scottish band released their second album, which included the big tunes Writing To Reach You, Driftwood, Turn and Why Does It Always Rain On Me?
8. June: The White Stripes – The White Stripes
The debut album from Jack and Meg White featured Jimmy The Exploder and Stop Breaking Down.
9. June: Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication
The seventh album from the funk rockers featured the title track and Scar Tissue.
10. May: The Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin
Wayne Coyne and co’s ninth album featured Waitin’ For A Superman and Race For The Prize.
11. June: Blink-182 – Enema Of The State
The band’s third album featured What’s My Age Again? and All The Small Things.
12. June: Gay Dad – Leisure Noise
The London band got a lot of buzz in ’99 with their debut album and first single To Earth With Love (a Top 10 hit!).
13. June: Sigur Ros – Ágætis byrjun
The Icelandic sound sculptors released their second album, which included the epic Starálfur, soon to appear on a million wildlife documentaries.
14. June: The Chemical Brothers – Surrender
The duo released their third album, which included Hey Boy, Hey Girl, Let Forever Be and Music: Response (good name for a radio show).
15. August: Ian Brown – Golden Greats
The Stone Roses frontman released his second solo album, which included Golden Gaze, Love Like A Fountain and Dolphins Were Monkeys.
16. September: Death In Vegas – The Contino Sessions
“Aishaaa! I’m vibrating!” Iggy Pop gave a truly bonkers guest vocal on the duo’s second album.
17. September: Supergrass – Supergrass
The third album from the trio features Pumping On Your Stereo and Moving.
18. September: The Magnetic Fields – 69 Love Songs
The acclaimed triple album from Stephen Merritt’s project was released in 1999.
19. October: Muse – Showbiz
The Teigmouth trio opened their account at the Classic Albums bank with this platter, that included the timeless tracks Sunburn, Muscle Museum, Cave, Unintended and Uno.
20. October: The Charlatans – Us And Us Only
The band released their sixth album, which featured the classic My Beautiful Friend.
21. November: Beck – Midnite Vultures
Mr Hansen released his seventh album, which included the massive tune Sexxlaws.
22. November: Foo Fighters – There Is Nothing Left To Lose
Dave Grohl’s men released their third album, which included Learn To Fly, Generator and Next Year.