Urban75 Album of the Year 1998

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by belboid, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    I think this is top of my look good chart
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  2. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank We kill the flame

    Probably my most-played album from 98, although not the best. Black Star is probably the best.

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  3. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    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:

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  4. Spandex

    Spandex Well-Known Member

    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
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  5. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    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:

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  6. ska invita

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  7. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    But all the best albums were mix compilations in 98
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  8. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    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 ^^

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  9. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    Like it so far. Heavier than I was expecting.
  10. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    "Heads High" Mr Vegas was 1998, and apparently a whole album (doubt it all lives up to the title track)
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  11. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    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
  12. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    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?
  13. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    (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)
  14. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    I dont remember a Doors cover! are you sure?
  15. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    There's a reworded version of 'come on baby light my fire'. Superstar?
  16. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    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
  17. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    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
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  18. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    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
  19. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    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?
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  20. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    I'm still campaigning for free and fair elections!

    Starts off with Lena Conquest and keeps on giving - edit - sorry the 2nd track

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  21. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    yeah im after a nice rip of Boundaries - my mp3 of it is crap as are all the ones i can find
  22. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    the original or banana republic remixes?
  23. ska invita

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  24. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    sorry, only on mixes here. :(

    Which is a good example of how backward excluding mixes in this poll is! :mad:
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  25. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, I have. Do you want me to rip a copy?
  26. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    brilliant! yes please nogo. 320s :thumbs: thanks so much
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  27. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    When did LOUNGECORE peak/happen? I feel that was around 1998...?
  28. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    probably, but it was all compilations & reissues
  29. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    oh yeah, no i wasnt into it, i was just trying to remember what was going on in the world in 98
  30. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    Will have a bash now
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