Readers poll 1999...

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 2.0’ 8 Pulp, ‘This Is Hardcore’ 9 Massive Attack, ‘Mezzanijne’ 10 Stereophonics, ‘Word Get Around’ 11 Ash, ‘Nu-Clear Sounds’ 12 Hole, ‘Celebrity Skin’ 13 UNKLE, ‘Psyence Fiction’ 14 Placebo, ‘Without You I’m 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, ‘Returjn To The Last Chance Saloon’ 19 Smashing Pumpkins, ‘Adore’ 20 Ian Brown, ‘Unfinished Monkey Business’

Past Winners: 1994: The Boo Radleys, ‘Giant Steps’ 1995: Blur, ‘Parklife’ 1996: Oasis, ‘What’s The Story (Morning Glory)’ 1997: Manic Street Preachers, ‘Everything Must Go’ 1998: Radiohead, ‘OK Computer’