You voted for 'em -'s poll of '98...

It’s here – from the shortlists you picked here are the final results…

The results: (full run down below)

The album which will be forever 1998:


Manic Street Preachers, ‘This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours’

The Spanish Civil War and a band uneasy with itself summing up 1998? You betcha.

The single which encapsulated 1998:

Pulp, ‘This Is Hardcore’

Doubt, uncertainty and Pulp‘s characterised the year according to you – beating the more party friendly sounds of Fatboy Slim

The concert or Festival which was just sooo 1998:



Mud and a handful of doleful performances summed up your year.

If 1998 was a band or pop star what would it be:

Brian Molko

Bucking the trend – you reckoned that 1998 wore lipstick and dresses

Who should have spent 1998 in bed:

Celine Dion

Couldn’t agree more

Who came and went in 1998:


From saviours of the universe to ‘who?’ in six months

Which film summed up the mood of 1998:

Starship Troopers

A massive 62.5% thought a film about dumb recruits getting killed by insects was 1998 all over – but then only 8 people voted.

Who’s year will 1999 be?


46.98% of you in no doubt that Blur will be the kings of ’99.

See you in 12 months…

The full results…

1998 album Which album will forever be 1998

Manic Street Preachers – This Is My Truth: 31.99%

Massive Attack – Mezzanine: 27.22%

Air – Moon Safari: 21.81%

Mercury Rev – Deserters Songs: 12.92%

Lo-Fidelity Allstars – How To Operate With A Blown Mind: 6.05%

Total Votes: 1091 1998 Single Which single encapsulated 1998?

Pulp – This Is Hardcore: 27.83%

Fatboy Slim – Rockerfeller Skank : 24.20%

Manic Street Preachers – If You Tolerate This: 21.01%

Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You: 10.58%

Super Furry Animals – Ice Hockey Hair: 10.43%

Air – Sexy Boy: 5.94%

Total Votes: 690 1998 Festival Which concert or festival was just soooo 1998?

Glastonbury: 26.44%

The Verve in Wigan: 17.93%

Reading: 17.93%

V98: 16.87%

Manic Street Preachers in Wembley: 15.81%

T In The Park: 5.02%

Total Votes: 658 1998 As A Band If 1998 was a band or person what would it be?

Brian Molko: 32.46%

Fatboy Slim: 27.45%

Massive Attack: 18.24%

Gomez: 14.83%

All Saints: 7.01%

Total Votes: 499 1998 in bed Who or what should have stayed in bed in 1998?

Celine Dion: 52.98%

Cher: 17.49%

Ian Brown: 12.82%

Me: 7.64%

The World Cup: 4.92%

Belle And Sebastian: 4.15%

Total Votes: 772 1998 – See ya Who came and went in 1998?

Embrace: 26.88%

The Verve: 20.19%

Marilyn Manson: 16.37%

BWitched: 15.69%

Xfm: 11.60%

Yo-yos: 9.28%

Total Votes: 733 1998 Film Which film summed up the mood of 1998?

Starship Troopers: 62.50%

The Big Lebowski: 25.00%

Velvet Goldmine: 12.50%

Kurt And Courtney: 0.00%

Total Votes: 8 Who will own 1999? Who’s year will 199 be?

Blur: 46.98%

Belle And Sebastian: 15.35%

Stereophonics: 13.65%

Elliott Smith: 8.92%

Ultrasound: 8.14%

Idlewild: 6.96%

Total Votes: 762

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