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1998 NMEAlbums

Mercury Rev



1. Mercury Rev – Deserters Songs
2. Beastie Boys – Hello Nasty
3. Beck – Mutations
4. Air – Moon Safari
5. Massive Attack – Mezzanine
6. Elliott Smith – Either Or
7. Pulp – This Is Hardcore
8. Royal Trux – Accelerator
9. Jurassic 5 – Jurassic 5
10. Leila – Like Weather
11. Sparklehorse – Good Morning Spider
12. Embrace – The Good Will Out
13. Six By Seven – The Things We Make
14. Babybird – There’s Something Going On
15. Belle & Sebastian – The Boy With The Arab Strap
16. Boards Of Canada – Music Has The Right To Children
17. Arab Strap – Philophobia
18. Quasi – Featuring Birds
19. The Afghan Whigs – 1965
20. Fatboy Slim – You’ve Come A Long Way Baby
21. Lo-Fidelity Allstars – How To Operate With A Blown Mind
22. Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill
23. Idlewild – Hope Is Important
24. Manic Street Preachers – This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
25. Placebo – Without You I’m Nothing
26. R.E.M. – Up
27. Madonna – Ray Of Light
28. Spritualized - Live At The Royal Albert Hall
29. Bob Dylan – Live 1966:The Royal Albert Hall Concert
30. Catatonia – International Velvet
31. Black Box Recorder – England Made Me
32. Elliott Smith – Xo
33. Quickspace – Precious Falling
34. Jeff Buckley – Sketches (For My Sweetheart The Drunk)
35. Hole – Celebrity Skin
36. Kid Loco – A Grand Love Story
37. The Third Eye Foundation – You Guys Kill Me
38. Unkle – Psyence Fiction
39. The Boo Radleys – Kingsize
40. Sonic Youth – A Thousand Leaves
41. Tarwater – Silur
42. Ash – Nu-Clear Sounds
43. Mkd – Open Transport
44. Goodspeed You Black Emperor – F#A#00
45. Garbage – Version 2
46. Fugazi – End Hits
47. Hefner – Breaking Gods Heart
48. Gomez – Bring It On
49. Mansun – Six
50. Robbie Williams – I’ve Been Expecting You


1998 NME Singles


1. Beastie Boys – Intergalactic
2. Super Furry Animals – Ice Hockey Hair Ep
3. Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You
4. Mercury Rev – Goddess On A Hiway
5. Manic Street Preachers – If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
6. Cornershop – Brimful Of Asha
7. The Beta Band – The Patty Patty Sound Ep
8. Pulp – This Is Hardcore
9. The Beta Band – Los Amigos Del Beta Bandos Ep
10. Fatboy Slim – The Rockafeller Skank
11. Primal Scream – It They Move, Kill ‘Em (Arkestra Mix)
12. Hole – Celebrity Skin
13. Elliott Smith – The Ballad Of Big Nothing
14. Air – Sexy Boy
15. Low Fidelity All Stars – Vision Incision
16. Ultrasound – Stay Young
17. Grandaddy – Summer Here Kids
18. Jurassic 5 – Concrete Schoolyard
19. Catatonia – Road Rage
20. Clinic – Cement Mixer
21. Air – Kelly Watch The Stars
22. Massive Attack – Teardrop
23. Black Box Recorder – Child Psychology
24. Lauryn Hill – Doo Wap (That Thing)
25. Embrace – Come Back To What You Know
26. Clinic – Monkey On Your Back
27. Six By Seven – 88-92-96
28. Asian Dub Foundation – Free Satpal Ram
29. Asian Dub Foundation – Naxalite
30. Pj Harvey – A Perfect Day Elise
31. Jungle Brothers – Jungle Brother
32. Les Rythmes Digitales – Music Make You Lose Control
33. Brandy And Monica – The Boy Is Mine
34. Radiohead – No Suprises
35. Mogwai – No Education = No Future (Fuck The Curfew)
36. Four Tet – Thirty Six Twenty Five
37. Mojave Three – Who Do You Love?
38. Arab Strap – Here We Go/Trippy
39. Depth Charge – Blue Lips
40. Campag Velocet – Sauntry Sly Chic
41. Delakota – C’mon Cincinnati
42. Cornershop – Sleep On The Left Side
43. Baby Bird – Bad Old Man
44. Bomb 20 – Flip Burgers Or Die
45. Asian Dub Foundation – Buzzin’
46. Wildchild – Renegade Master
47. Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci – Let’s Get Together
48. Bran Van 3000 – Drinking In La
49. Idlewild – Everyone Says You’re So Fragile
50. Robbie Williams – Millennium

NME Singles Of The Week 1998

During The Course Of Each Year Nme Nominates A "Single Of The Week".
Listed Below Are The Singles As They Appeared In Weekly Order During 1998.


• Stella Maris - Good Bloke, Bad Bloke And God
• Wildchild - Renagade Master
• Puff Daddy & The Family - It's All About Benjamins
• Pearl Jam - Given To Fly
• Aerial M - Wedding Song #3
• Spacehog - Carry On
• Asian Dub Foundation - Free Satpal Ram
• Primal Scream - If They Move, Kill 'Em
• Six By Seven - 88-92-96
• The Beta Band - The Patty Patty Sound Ep
• Boom Boom Satellites - Joyride
• Bernard Butler - Not Alone
• The Delgados - Everything Goes Around The Water
• New Bomb Turks - Veronica Lake
• The Dandy Warhols - Not If You Were The Last Junky On Earth
• Jungle Brothers - Jungle Brother (Urban Takeover Mix)
• Laptop - Gimme The Night
• Royak Trux - I'm Ready
• Cornershop - Sleep On The Left Side
• Grandaddy - Summer Here Kids
• Super Furry Animals - Ice Hocky Hair Ep
• Bran Van 3000 - Drinking In La
• Ultrasound - Stay Young
• Fatboy Slim - The Rockafeller Skank
• Rocket From The Crypt - When In Rome (Do The Jerk)
• Elliot Smith - The Ballad Of Big Nothing
• Wheat - Death Car
• Idlewiled - Everyone Says That You're So Fragile
• Jarassic 5 - Jayou
• Mojave 3 - Who Do You Love
• The Deadly Avenger - The Illicit Ep
• Gorky's Zygotic Mynci - Let's Get Together (In Our Minds)
• Clinic - Cement Mixer
• Four Tet - Thirty Six Twenty Five
• The Monsoon Basoon - In The Iceman's Back Garden
• Hole - Celebrity Skin
• Kid Loco & Schneider Tm Vs The Heigh Llamas - Homerun Ubershow
• Nic Endo - White Heat
• Mcalmont - Honey
• Frendly Science Orchestra - Miniature Album
• Boo Radleys - Free Huey
• Polythene - Pet Hates Ep
• Michael Head (Introducing The Strands) - Somethin' You Like
• Shut Up And Dance - Got 'Em Locked
• Mercury Rev - Goddess On A Higway
• Lo Fidelity Allstars - Battle Flag
• Bjork - Alarm Call
• The Bitter Springs - A Good Provider
• Belle & Sebastian - This Is Just Another Modern Rock Song
• King Biscuit Time ..Sings Nelly Foggits Blues In "Me & The Pharaohs"


Nme Pop Poll 1998

Best Single

1. Manic Street Preachers – If You Tolerate This You Children Will Be Next
2. Placebo – Pure Morning
3. Beastie Boys – Intergalactic
4. Super Furry Animals – Ice Hockey Hair Ep
5. Catatonia – Road Rage
6. Mansun – Legacy Ep
7. Hole – Celebrity Skin
8. Fatboy Slim – Rockafeller Skank
9. Embrace – Come Back To What You Know
10. Mansun – Being A Girl
11. Gomez – Whippin’ Piccadilly
12. Ash – Jesus Says
13. Robbie Williams – Millennium
14. Ultrasound – Stay Young
15. Garbage – Paranoid
16. Pulp – This Is Hardcore
17. Massive Attack – Teardrop
18. Stereophonics – Local Boy In The Photograph
19. Placebo – You Don’t Care About Us
20. Cornershop – Brimful Of Asha

Best Band

1. Manic Street Preachers
2. Stereophonics
3. Embrace
4. Mansun
5. Placebo
6. Radiohead
7. Catatonia
8. The Verve
9. Gomez
10. Garbage
11. Beastie Boys
12. Pulp
13. Ash
14. Super Furry Animals
15. Oasis
16. Blur
17. Massive Attack
18. Fun Lovin’ Criminals
19. Belle & Sebastian
20. Hole


Best Album

1. Manic Street Preachers – This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
2. Embrace – The Good Will Out
3. Gomez – Bring It On
4. Mansun – Six
5. Catatonia – International Velvet
6. Beastie Boys – Hello Nasty
7. Garbage – Version 2
8. Pulp – This Is Hardcore
9. Massive Attack –Mezzanine
10. Stereophonics – Word Gets Around
11. Ash – Nu-Clear Sounds
12. Hole – Celebrity Skin
13. Unkle – Psyance Fiction
14. Placebo – Without You I Am Nothing
15. Belle & Sebastian – The Boy With The Arab Strap
16. Air – Moon Safari
17. Robbie Williams – I’ve Been Expecting You
18. The Bluetones – Return To The Last Chance Saloon
19. The Smashing Pumpkins – Adore
20. Ian Brown – Unfinished Monkey Business

Best New Band

1. Gomez
2. Idlewild
3. Embrace
4. Ultrasound
5. The Beta Band
6. Delakota
7. The Audience
8. Asian Dub Foundation
9. Eagle Eye Cherry
10. The Dandy Warhols
11. Lo-Fidelity Allstars
12. Electrasy
13. Six By Seven
14. Rialto
15. Air
16. The Montrose Avenue
17. Natalie Imbruglia
18. Unbelievable Truth
19. Chicks
20. B*Wiched

Best Dance Record
1. Fatboy Slim – The Rockafeller Skank
2. Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You
3. Beastie Boys – Intergalactic
4. Fatboy Slim – Gangster Trippin’
5. Faithless – God Is A Dj
6. Run Dmc * Jason Nevins – It’s Like That
7. Prodigy – Smack My Bitch Up
8. Madonna – Ray Of Light
9. Cornershop – Brimful Of Asha
10. Mousse T – Horny