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1999 has been a funny old year for albums; as well as the inevitable disappointments and under-performing releases, there have been seminal releases from Shack, the awesome ‘The Contino Sessions’ by Death In Vegas and Mogwai‘s ‘Come On Die Young’.

Super Furry Animals, Royal Trux and Beck have kept standards of excellence high as have a plethora of artists from Add N To (X) to Alec Empire‘s solo album ‘Miss Black America’. They think it’s all over?

If you’re looking for the albums of the year, the month by month NME/ writers’ choice is a fairly good place to start.

Buy anything from the Pick Of The Year and you’ll get 15 per cent off until January 6 – and if you buy before Christmas, postage and packing is free.

Click here to see what we thought were the best records of the year.