What Were The 90’s All About?: 1999

It can be argued…
It can be argued that White Ladder didn’t get discovered until 2001…
It can be argued that The Man Who didn’t get discovered until 2000…
It can be argued that Californication was derivative of previous RHCP releases…
It can be argued that Blue (specifically “Never Let You Go”) killed the 3EB momentum…

All of these things can be argued, but when it comes down to it these are the albums that sifted out of the gold pan that was 1999.

1. White Ladder, David Gray
2. The Man Who, Travis
3. Summerteeth, Wilco
4. Everything You Want, Vertical Horizon
5. Californication, Red Hot Chili Peppers

Honorable Mentions: This Desert Life, Counting Crows; No Angel, Dido; Mezzamorphis, Delirious?; When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts He Thinks like a King What He Knows Throws the Blows When He Goes to the Fight and He’ll Win the Whole Thing Fore He Enters the Ring There’s No Body to Batter When Your Mind Is Your Might So When You Go Solo, You Hold Your Own Hand and Remember That Depth Is the Greatest of Heights and If You Know Where You Stand, Then You’ll Know Where to Land and If You Fall It Won’t Matter, Cuz You Know That You’re Right., Fiona Apple; Blue, Third Eye Blind

Don’t be afraid to admit you were listening to Britney, Ricky Martin, J-Lo, or Backstreet Boys, just be glad you moved on in the next millennium…all except the re-patrioting ReckenRoll

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  1. In 1999 I spent 5 months in London on a work visa and my heart was broken when I discovered I couldn’t stay forever. I then moved back to AK and saw the Rich & Ike show for the very first time.

    As a result, I think I spent the year listening to a lot of U2. Go figure.

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