The Best Rock Albums of 1999

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1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
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(Compiled by Mauro Bondoni based on my ratings)
  1. Black Heart Procession: 2 (Touch & Go) (8)
  2. Boredoms: Vision Creation Newsun (Warner Bros) (8)
  3. Heather Duby: Post To Wire (Subpop) (8)
  4. Hash Jar Tempo: Under Glass (Drunken Fish) (8)
  5. Papa M: Live From A Shark Cage (Drag City) (8)
  6. Yume Bitsu: Yume Bitsu (Ba Da Bing) (8)
  7. Pelt: Empty Bell Ringing In The Sky (VHF) (7.5)
  8. Sigur Ros: Agaetis Byrjun (Fat Cat) (7.5)
  9. Volebeats: Solitude (Safe House)
  10. 5ive Style: Miniature Portraits (SubPop) (7.5)
  11. Corrupted: Llenandose de Gusanos (HG Fact)
  12. Red Stars Theory: Life In A Bubble Can Be Beautiful (Touch & Go) (7.5)
  13. Willard Grant Conspiracy: Mojave (Slow River) (7.5)
  14. Cerberus Shoal: Homb (Temporary Residence) (7.5)
  15. Calla: Calla (Sub Rosa, 1999) (7.5)
  16. Old Time Relijun: Uterus And Fire (K) (7.5)
  17. Beta Band: The Three EPs (Astralwerks) (7.5)
  18. Kevin Keller: Pendulum (Lektronik) (7.5)
  19. Brendan Perry: Eye Of The Hunter (4AD) (7.5)
  20. M'lumbo: Spinning Tourists in a City of Ghosts (1999) (7.5)
  21. Acid Mothers Temple: Pataphysical Freak Out Mu (PSF) (7)
  22. Cyrille Verdeaux: Kundalini Opera (Clearlight) (7)
  23. Cul De Sac: Crashes To Light (Thirsty Ear) (7)
  24. Salamander: Red Mantra (Camera Obscura) (7)
  25. Datach'i: 10110101 (Caipirinha) (7)
  26. Atman: Tradition (Drunken Fish) (7)
  27. Gardener: New Dawning Time (SubPop) (7)
  28. Bob Drake: Medallion Animal Carpet (ReR) (7)
  29. Andrea Parker: Kiss My Arp (Mo Wax) (7)
  30. Necks: Hanging Gardens (1999) (7)
  31. Alog: Red Shift Swing (Rune Grammofon) (7)
  32. Tarentel: From Bone To Satellite (Temporary Residence) (7)
  33. Ani DiFranco: To the Teeth (Righteous Babe) (7)
  34. Adrian Crowley: A Strange Kind (Ba Da Bing) (7)
  35. Bablicon: In a Different City (Misra) (7)
  36. Solex: Pick Up (Matador) (7)
  37. Dean Roberts: All Cracked Medias (Mille Plateaux) (7)
  38. Madder Rose: Hello June Fool (Thirsty Ear) (7)
  39. Add N To (X): Avant Hard (Mute) (7)
  40. Faultline: Closer Colder (Leaf) (7)
  41. Tristeza: Spine And Sensory (Makoto) (7)
  42. Scanner: Lauwarm Instrumentals (Sulphur) (7)
  43. Circle: Andexelt (Metamorphos)
  44. Mos Def: Black on Both Sides (Rawkus)
  45. Limp Bizkit: Significant Other (Interscope)
  46. Atomic Bitchwax: Atomic Bitchwax (Mia) (7)
  47. Cinematic Orchestra: Motion (Ninja) (7)
  48. Fly Pan Am: Fly Pan Am (Constellation) (7)
  49. Tara Jane O'Neil: Peregrine (Quartersticks) (7)
  50. Primordial Undermind: Universe I've Got (Camera Obscura) (7)
  51. Olivia Tremor Control: Black Foliage (Flydaddy) (7)
  52. Eminem: The Slim Shady LP (Universal) (7)
  53. Tin Hat Trio: Memory Is An Elephant (Angel) (7)
  54. Roy Montgomery: True (Kranky) (7)
  55. U.S. Maple: Talker (Drag City) (7)
  56. Lilys: Zero Population Growth (Darla) (7)
  57. Low: Secret Name (Kranky) (7)
  58. Dylan Group: More Adventures In Lying Down (Bubble Core) (7)
  59. Dredg: Leitmotif (Universal) (7)
  60. Slipknot: Slipknot (Roadrunner) (7)
  61. Innerzone Orchestra: Programmed (Astralwerks) (7)
  62. Spring Heel Jack: Treader (Tugboat) (7)
  63. Dillinger Escape Plan: Calculating Infinity (Relapse) (7)
  64. Doldrums: Desk Trickery (Kranky) (7)
  65. Laub: Unter anderen Bedingungen als Liebe (Kitty-Yo) (7)
  66. Vladislav Delay: Ele (Sigma) (7)
  67. Wilco: Summer Teeth (Reprise) (7)
  68. Nine Inch Nails: The Fragile (Nothing) (7)
  69. Jackie-O Motherfucker: Fig. 5 (Road Cone) (7)
  70. Secret Chiefs 3: Second Grand Constitution and Bylaws (1999) (7)
  71. Magnetic Fields: 69 Love Songs (Merge) (7)
  72. Mike Ladd: Welcome to the Afterfuture (1999) (7)
  73. Music Tapes: First Imaginary Symphony For Nomad (Merge) (7)
  74. Rob Swift: The Ablist (1999) (7)
  75. Natacha Atlas: Gedida (Beggars Banquet) (7)
  76. Kammerflimmer Kollektief: Maander (Payola) (7)
  77. Company Flow: Little Johnny From The Hospital (Rawkus) (7)
  78. Arcana: Dark Ages Of Reason (Cold Meat Industry) (7)
  79. Howie B: Snatch (Island) (7)
  80. Simon Joyner: The Lousy Dance (Truckstop) (7)
  81. Prince Paul: A Prince Among Thieves (1999) (7)
  82. Maybe Monday: Saturn's Finger (Buzz) (7)
  83. Volcano the Bear: The Inhazer Decline (United Diaries)
  84. Hulu Project: Cubic Yellow (1999)
  85. Juno: This is the Way It Goes And Goes And Goes (Desoto) (7)
  86. Dismemberment Plan: Emergency and I (DeSoto) (7)
  87. If Bwana: Clara Nostra (Pogus) (7)
  88. Rollerball: Einaugige Kirsche (Road Cone) (7)
  89. Danielson Famile: Tri-Danielson!!! (1999)
  90. MC Trachiotomy: Robot Alien Or Ghost (Rhinestone)
  91. Handsome Family: In The Air (1999)
  92. Behemoth: Satanica (Mental Mind)
  93. Colour Haze: Periscope (Toaster)

Songs
(Mostly selected by Austin Krentz, based on my album reviews)
( Click here to play them on Spotify (thank you Luke!))
  1. Boredoms: (Star)
  2. Old Time Relijun: Archaeopteryx Claw
  3. Black Heart Procession: Gently Off the Edge
  4. Volebeats: Just As You Are Beautiful
  5. Dillinger Escape Plan: 43% Burnt
  6. Andrea Parker: Clutching At Straws
  7. Heather Duby: For Jeffrey
  8. Solex: Snappy and Cocky
  9. Sleepyhead: Song For The Pied Piper
  10. Low: Days Of Salvation
  11. Nine Inch Nails: We're In This Together
  12. Calla: Custom Car Crash
  13. Willard Grant Conspiracy: The Work Song
  14. Primordial Undermind: Hypomorphic Array
  15. Madder Rose: Hotel
  16. Eminem: Brain Damage
  17. Wilco: Can't Stand It
  18. Papa M: Up North Kids
  19. Dismemberment Plan: What Do You Want Me To Say?
  20. Add N to (X): Metal Fingers in My Body
  21. Rainer Maria: Rise
  22. Ani DiFranco: To the Teeth
  23. Bob Drake: Over in the Glory Land
  24. Brendan Perry: Archangel
  25. Adrian Crowley: Slow Fuse
  26. Magnetic Fields: I'm Sorry I Love You
  27. Unida: Black Woman
  28. Fiona Apple: Paper Bag
  29. Olivia Tremor Control: Hideaway
  30. US Maple: Bumps and Guys
  31. Howie B: Sniffer Dog
  32. Sigur Ros: Staralfur
  33. Nebula: Freedom
  34. Andrea Parker: Going Nowhere
  35. Low: Soon
  36. Lilys: Back Again
  37. Faultline: Awake
  38. Steve Wynn: Mandy Breakdown
  39. XTC: Easter Theatre
  40. Old Time Relijun: Telephone Call
  41. Handsome Family: Poor Poor Lenore
  42. Adrian Crowley: Trilogy
  43. Spring Heel Jack: Eyepa
  44. Dream Theater: Dance of Eternity
  45. Rage Against the Machine: Guerilla Radio
  46. Natalie Atlas: Kifeya
  47. 5ive Style: Hit the Decks
  48. Cinematic Orchestra: Bluebirds
  49. Slipknot: Surfacing
  50. Human Drama: The Truth About Gina
  51. Tin Hat Trio: Waltz Of The Skyscraper
  52. Magnetic Fields: The Book of Love
  53. Mos Def: Brooklyn
  54. Death Cab for Cutie: President of What?
  55. Kool Keith: Livin Astro
  56. Gardener: End Up That Way
  57. Korn: Beg for Me
  58. Atomic Bitchwax: Birth to the Earth
  59. Blink-182: All the Small Things
  60. Limp Bizkit: Re-Arranged
  61. Smash Mouth: All Star
Extended tracks
(Mostly selected by Austin Krentz, based on my album reviews)
  1. Pelt: Empty Bell Ringing In The Sky
  2. Corrupted: El Mundo
  3. Sigur Ros: Svefn-g-englar
  4. Cerberus Shoal: Myrrh
  5. Acid Mothers Temple: Blue Velvet Blues
  6. Yume Bitsu: The Frigid Body
  7. Hash Jar Tempo: Atropine
  8. Fly Pan Am: L'Espace Au Sol
  9. Tarentel: Ursa Minor Ursa Major
  10. Cerberus Shoal: Omphalos
  11. Paul Dolden: L'Ivresse de la Vitesse
  12. Corrupted: Sangre/ Humanos
  13. Boredoms: (Circle)
  14. Vladislav Delay: Ele
  15. Lilys: The Escape
  16. Godspeed You! Black Emperor: Moya
  17. Salamander: Red Mantra
  18. Red Stars Theory: Parts Per Million
  19. Dylan Group: And You Thought The Cowboy Always Won
  20. Primordial Undermind: Dervish
  21. Willard Grant Conspiracy: The Visitor
  22. Tristeza: When We Glow
  23. Necks: Hanging Gardens
  24. Rollerball: Stone Cold Rhythm
  25. Pan Sonic: Voima
  26. Heather Duby: Halo Sky
  27. Kevin Keller: Arc Of The Pendulum
  28. Fridge: Aphelion
  29. Electric Company: Surgical Past
  30. Pita: 11:19
  31. Tarentel: Carl Sagan
  32. Vladislav Delay: Kohde
  33. Volcano the Bear: Mung
  34. Jimmy Eat World: Goodbye Sky Harbor
  35. Paul Dolden: Beyond The Walls Of Jericho
  36. M'lumbo: The Secret Of Fear
  37. Out Of Worship: Sterilized
  38. Steve Wynn: 500 Girl Mornings
  39. Type O Negative: World Coming Down
  40. Agalloch: Hallways of Enchanted Ebony
  41. Cinematic Orchestra: Night Of The Iguana
  42. If Bwana: Clara Nostra
  43. David Toop: Smell of Human Life
  44. Pelt: Ghost Galaxies
  45. Volcano the Bear: Mung
  46. Cul de Sac: A Voice Through A Cloud
  47. Theo Parrish: Summertime is Here
  48. Jimmy Eat World: Goodbye Sky Harbor
  49. Paul Dolden: Beyond the Walls of Jericho
  50. Jackie-O Motherfucker: Michigan Avenue Social Club
  51. M'lumbo: The Secret of Fear
  52. Dean Roberts: Kompakt Arcade
  53. Out of Worship: Sterilized
  54. Steve Wynn: 500 Girl Mornings
  55. Laub: Grau
  56. Type O Negative: World Coming Down
  57. Agalloch: Hallways of Enchanted Ebony
  58. Cinematic Orchestra: Night of the Iguana
  59. If Bwana: Clara Nostra
  60. Pelt: Ghost Galaxies
  61. Theo Parrish: Summertime is Here
  62. Volcano the Bear: Nobody's Falling
  63. Circle: 20Milate
  64. David Grubbs: Coxcomb
  65. Vladislav Delay: Kemikoski
  66. Juno: Leave A Clean Camp And A Dead Fire
  67. Colour Haze: Antenna

Songwriters
  1. Heather Duby: Post To Wire (Subpop)
  2. Brendan Perry: Eye Of The Hunter (4AD)
  3. Jessica Bailiff: Hour Of The Trace (Kranky)
  4. Adrian Crowley: A Strange Kind (Ba Da Bing)
  5. Wingtip Sloat: If Only For The Hatchery (VHF)
  6. Solex: Pick Up (Matador)
  7. Tara Jane O'Neil: Peregrine (Quartersticks)
  8. Sue Garner & Rick Brown: Still (Thrill Jockey)
  9. Tom Waits: Mule Variations (Epitaph)
  10. Crooked Fingers (Warm)
  11. Sam Prekop (Thrill Jockey)
  12. Paul Westerberg: Suicaine Gratifaction (Capitol)
  13. Diane Izzo: One (Sugar Free)

Industrial

Electronica
  1. Datac'hi: 10110101 (Caipirinha)
  2. Add N To (X): Avant Hard (Mute)
  3. Autechre: EP7 (Nothing)

Gothic
  1. Deine Lakaien: Return
  2. Switchblade Symphony: The Three Calamities

Heavy rock

Psychedelia
  1. Hash Jar Tempo: Under Glass (Drunken Fish)
  2. Yume Bitsu: Yume Bitsu (Ba Da Bing)
  3. Red Stars Theory: Life In A Bubble Can Be Beautiful (Touch & Go)
  4. Madder Rose: Hello June Fool (Thirsty Ear)
  5. Subarachnoid Space and Walking Timebombs: The Sleeping Sickness (E+J)

Instrumental
  1. Hash Jar Tempo: Under Glass (Drunken Fish)
  2. Cul De Sac: Crashes To Light (Thirsty Ear)
  3. 5ive Style: Miniature Portraits (SubPop)
  4. Tarentel: From Bone To Satellite (Temporary Residence)
  5. Lilys: Zero Population Growth (Darla)
  6. Dean Roberts: All Cracked Medias (Mille Plateaux)
  7. Papa M: Live From A Shark Cage (Drag City)
  8. Faultline: Closer Colder (Leaf)
  9. Lightwave: Cantus Umbrarum (Horizon)
  10. Tara Key & Rick Rizzo: Dark Edson Tiger (Thrill Jockey)
  11. Labradford: E Luxo So (Kranky)
  12. Scanner: Lauwarm Instrumentals (Sulphur)
  13. Jim O'Rourke: Eureka
  14. Chuck Vrtacek: Fifteen Mnemonic Devices (Odd Size)
  15. Roy Montgomery: True (Kranky)
  16. Spring Heel Jack: Treader (Tugboat)
  17. Mick Turner: Marlan Rosa (Drag City)

Progressive
  1. Cul De Sac: Crashes To Light (Thirsty Ear)
  2. Cerberus Shoal: Homb (Temporary Residence)
  3. Dylan Group: More Adventures In Lying Down (Bubble Core)

Punk/hardcore
  1. D Generation: Through The Darkness (Columbia)

Britain
  1. Gardener: New Dawning Time (SubPop)
  2. Comet Again: Tigertow Pictures (Kill Rock Stars)
  3. Spring Heel Jack: Treader (Tugboat)
  4. Add N To (X): Avant Hard (Mute)
  5. Scanner: Lauwarm Instrumentals (Sulphur)
  6. Faultline: Closer Colder (Leaf)
  7. Mogwai: Come On Die Young (Chemical Underground)
  8. Skunk Anansie: Post-Orgasmic Chill (Virgin)

Germany
  1. Lali Puna: Tricoder (Darla)
  2. Der Blutharsch: The Pleasures Received In Pain (World Serpent)
  3. Deine Lakaien: Return
  4. Faust: Ravvivando (Klangbad)
  5. Der Blutharsch: Der Sieg des Lichtes Ist des Lebens Heil (Ouroubouros)

Japan

Rest of Europe
  1. Atman: Tradition (Drunken Fish)

Australia
  1. Hash Jar Tempo: Under Glass (Drunken Fish)
  2. Brendan Perry: Eye Of The Hunter (4AD)
  3. Dean Roberts: All Cracked Medias (Mille Plateaux)
  4. Roy Montgomery: True (Kranky)
  5. Mick Turner: Marlan Rosa (Drag City)

Canada

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1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
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