Music sounds better with you: the best of ’98

In alphabetical, unranked order. For once I went with Soto‘s rule that if an album’s on my list, no singles from that album are included. It’s been fascinating reading everyone’s 1998 lists in the wake of Pitchfork’s celebration of said year, considering that so few of those albums are on my list. In ’98, I was listening to (and buying) a lot of Masters at Work 12″s and French touch, way more than anything else.

Aretha Franklin, A Rose Is Still A Rose
Jeff Buckley, Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk
Kruder & Dorfmeister, The K&D Sessions
Lauryn Hill, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Manic Street Preachers, This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
Miles Davis, Panthalassa: The Music of Miles Davis 1969-1974 (Reconstruction and Mix Translation by Bill Laswell)
New Radicals, Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too.
PJ Harvey, Is This Desire?
Pulp, This Is Hardcore
Rod Stewart, When We Were the New Boys
Shake, …Waiting for Russell EP
Tortoise, TNT
Tricky, Angels with Dirty Faces
UNKLE, Psyence Fiction
Whitney Houston, My Love Is Your Love
Various Artists, Paris Is Sleeping Respect Is Burning Vol. 2
Various Artists, Velvet Goldmine: Music from the Original Motion Picture

Aaliyah, “Are You That Somebody?”
BeBe Winans, “Thank You (MAW Mix)”
Bob Sinclair, “Gym Tonic”
Brandy & Monica, “The Boy Is Mine”
Dixie Chicks, “Wide Open Spaces”
George Michael, “Outside”
George Strait, “We Really Shouldn’t Be Doing This”
Janet feat. BLACKStreet, “I Get Lonely”
Jay-Z feat. DMX, “Money, Cash, Hoes”
Jermaine Dupri feat. Da Brat and Usher, “The Party Continues”
Juvenile feat. Lil’ Wayne and Mannie Fresh, “Back That Azz Up”
Lee Ann Womack, “A Little Past Little Rock”
Luther Vandross, “Are You Using Me? (Masters at Work 12″ Mix)”
Madonna, “Frozen”
Mousse T vs. Hot ‘n’ Juicy, “Horny”
R. Kelly, “When A Woman’s Fed Up”
Reba McEntire with Brooks & Dunn, “If You See Him/If You See Her”
Roni Size/Reprazent, “Watching Windows (Roni Size Meets Nuyorican Soul)”
Seal, “Human Beings”
Sheryl Crow, “Anything but Down”
Stardust, “Music Sounds Better With You”
Total feat. Missy Elliott, “Trippin'”


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