Best Music Albums - Year By
1. Coldplay: Parashutes
album from a band that will, alongside Travis, initiate the new era of British pop/rock
music. Oasis & Co. have lost the throne and there's a new kid in town.
2. The The: NakedSelf
returns with a more acoustic and organic album that reminds us exactly just how much we've
About The The
3. Juliana Hatfield: Beautiful
Hatfield almost goes singer-songwriter on this very fine and personal album. Her best in
many years - maybe ever!
About Juliana Hatfield
4. Chicane: Behind The Sun
enters my world and this album is one of the best of its kind. The mix between dance and
trance is really well made and I recommend this album to starters...
5. U2: All That You Can't Leave
||An album that really
grows on you everytime you listen to it. It doesn't scream at you or offer much new stuff
to U2's legacy - it just displays their inner qualities and strong talent.
6. The Dandy Warhols:
Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia
just hums and struts along with great tunes and a good rock'n roll attitude towards
things. Their best album so far and very underrated...
About The Dandy Warhols
7. The Smashing Pumpkins:
MACHINA/The Machines Of God
||They may have turned up
for the guitars compared to "Adore" but it's still about great melodic rock
songs and Billy Corgan's personal self. They will be missed...
About The Smashing Pumpkins
8. Melanie C: Northern Star
||A brilliant pop album,
this one. Shows that there's definitely life after Spice Girls - and a better one too.
Looking forward to her follow-up...
9. P.J. Harvey: Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
||Her most accessible album
so far and a majestic demonstration of alternative female rock music.
10. Placebo: Black Market Music
neurotics ramble on with their haunted paranoid brit pop kind of music. An album less
likely to impress, but hold on - it grows on you!
Albums that also made an impact:
Lloyd Cole: The Negatives
The Cure: Bloodflowers
Eminem: The Marshall Mathers LP
Sade: Lovers Rock
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