Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by belboid, Nov 7, 2018.
I think this is top of my look good chart
Probably my most-played album from 98, although not the best. Black Star is probably the best.
Just remembered 98 was the birth of Beijing punk/oi music. Unfortunately there's only a split single released that year that won't qualify but there was a superb album by four of the biggest bands in 99. Here's the 98 single:
Wow, I didn't know this album first came out in '98. The '04 reissue was the first record I ever bought off the internet, as none of the shops near me stocked it.
The Daktaris - Soul Explosion
I was 15 for most of 1998, and it was the year I got properly into music.
A personal one from that year which doesn't seem to lose anything twenty years on is this:
Xterminator label in Jamaica was in full flow...the following LPs..no doubt mixtures of killer with filler, but still
Sizzla - Kalonji
Cocoa T* - One Way
Fredlocks* - Never Give Up
Gregory Isaacs - Do Lord
Roaring Lion (2) - Roaring Lion
Celis Sisters - Celis Sisters
Various - Armageddon Time Chapter 1
Dont know this either (not on xterminator)
Bounty Killer - Next Millennium
But all the best albums were mix compilations in 98
Oooh this is 1998
Hieroglyphics - 3rd Eye Vision
talked about this on urban before on the lesser known hip hop classic lps thread
some yt comments:
wtf i never thought I'd find an album where i actually like all the songs
One of the best albums of all time and my inspiration for being a hip hopper in the first place
I grew up a fan of rock and classical, with a few jazz influences. I never really gave hip-hop a chance. To tell the truth, I sort of wrote off the genre based on the insipid, inane crap I was hearing on the radio. I just sort of lumped it in with all the other canned pop music inundating the airwaves in the late '90s. However, a friend of mine came over and put this CD on. I was not only mesmerized, but left in awe of the skill, intelligence, and sheer craft of this group. I'm very picky about what I listen to, but this album made me a convert of sorts. It made me an instant fan of the genre and gave me the motivation to go to the extra lengths to sniff out those artists with talent and vision that, sadly, tend to fall under the radar of the mainstream. Actually, at least a third (maybe a bit more) of my music collection is hip-hop now. So, thanx, Heiro . . . you guys literally changed my life!
The best album you never heard ^^
Like it so far. Heavier than I was expecting.
"Heads High" Mr Vegas was 1998, and apparently a whole album (doubt it all lives up to the title track)
I'd like to respectfully disagree. I think it excludes most of the best music of the time. Most dance music didn't make it to album and when producers/ DJ's were encouraged to make albums by record lables to sell to album markets them seemed a bit limp.
In 98 I was almost exclusively listening to mixes if I wasn't playing 12in. I only bought my first CD player in 1997 so that I could play Tuff Jam's Underground frequencies that you couldn't get on tape.
By only listing "proper" albums the poll becomes bland
I listened to lots of mixes at the time, but tbh I don't find they stand up very well as discrete works of art at this distance. Which DJ mix from 1998 have you listened to lately?
(I liked Lauryn Hill btw ska invita , but ran out of steam before I got to the end. That Doors cover was a bit of a cringe too)
I dont remember a Doors cover! are you sure?
There's a reworded version of 'come on baby light my fire'. Superstar?
Warp had a bunch of LPs out eh.
Just listening to Two Lone Swordsmans (Weatheral)...its very good but a bit background
Funnily enough went by peer pressure to a 20th anniversary Boards of Canada AV thing in Norwood a couple of months back. It is a good album that.
Warp mainly annoyed me in the 90s tbh as it wasnt dancefloor enough for me, but im a bit more open to it now
In other dance LP territory...
I wonder if the Pépé Bradock album is any good
Ed Rush + Optical's Wormhole is alright but Im done with it
Sunship - Is This Real has got a few ukg classics on it
oh yeah! i know what you mean about it
i feel your pain...i dont understand why nowadays theres no new music albums i feel drawn to listen to...at all...barely one a year....still finding loads of big one off tunes though thank god
thought id be sitting 98 out, but theyre starting to pile up nicely
Loftgroover - speedcore
Tuff Jam - Underground frequencies Vol 2
DJ Hype & DJ Zinc - Real Vibes
Mickey Finn & Aphrodite - The Takeover Bid
va - desert storm - Hardstep drum and bass Vol 2
Mark Farina - mushroom jazz 2
Gavin "DJ Face" Mills - Underground Garage: Locked Down Soul from the UK Underground
Tipper - High Octane
FreQ Nasty - Botchit Breaks
VA - Wayz of the Dragon
Mark farina - united djs of america
va - permaculture (hardleaders
booker-t - the prize collection
Dave Clarke - electro boogie 2
Andrea Parker - dj kicks
Terry Francis – Architecture
VA – Lyricist Longe Vol 1
Babu & J. Rocc - The World Famous Beat Junkies Vol 2
Maybe its because I was listening to my first cd's at home and mix tapes in the car that I know this lot inside out and still happily listen to them and really buzz off them. Or maybe its because there was some real good garage, drum n bass and house out there, plus the start of the nu skool breaks thing (which was good for the first 18 months - then rapidly got long), techouse and minimal.
Then there was Loftgroover - Speedcore still way up there in my top albums of all time
I look at my potential 1998 album list and whilst there's a couple of really good ones on there they mostly seem pale in comparison
they wouldnt have made it into the urban compped list anyway so dont feel bad - pretend they counted!
going to check out that tuff jam thing
ETA: nogojones have you got the #2 unmixed cd for tuff jam undergound freq 2?
I'm still campaigning for free and fair elections!
Starts off with Lena Conquest and keeps on giving - edit - sorry the 2nd track
yeah im after a nice rip of Boundaries - my mp3 of it is crap as are all the ones i can find
the original or banana republic remixes?
sorry, only on mixes here.
Which is a good example of how backward excluding mixes in this poll is!
Oh yeah, I have. Do you want me to rip a copy?
brilliant! yes please nogo. 320s thanks so much
When did LOUNGECORE peak/happen? I feel that was around 1998...?
probably, but it was all compilations & reissues
oh yeah, no i wasnt into it, i was just trying to remember what was going on in the world in 98
Will have a bash now
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