NME’s Top Fifty Albums Of The Year

The mavericks and geniuses of 1999...

The mavericks and geniuses were out in force in 1999 – here’s the definitive list of albums, singles and everything else.

1999 was more than the eve of the new millennium it was a place where mavericks, geniuses and the wayward laid out their wares and stamped their authority over a year that – to paraphrase Morrissey – needed to be taken in hand.

From the goth dance epic of Death In Vegas to the cracked baggy update of Campag Velocet, from the songwriting genius of Shack to the slick-shake-your-booty of Beck the idiosyncratic won out.

And of course there was Christmas by Low

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