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Albums of 1999

We revisit the albums of '99, discuss hidden gems, forgotten flops, and long lasting favorites from the last year of the 20th century

The release of Nirvana's album Nevermind in 1991 shaped the musical landscape of the 1990s in numerous ways, but 1999 may be the year that truly upended everything. Along with our favorite albums, our hidden gems, our late discoveries, and our long forgottens, we also dig into the year that foretold the re-emergence and dominance of pop music that has never been challenged since, the year that gave us Napster, the return of Woodstock, the rise of Nu-Metal and Rap-Rock, and much more.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - 1999 Medley (Wilco, Blur, Nine Inch Nails, Live)
  • 7:16 - Driftwood by Travis from The Man Who
  • 21:10 - Church On Sunday by Stone Temple Pilots from No. 4
  • 38:47 - Muscle Museum by Muse from Showbiz
  • 51:03 - Swingin' by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers from Echo
  • 1:02:28 - Shooting Stars by The Black Halos from s/t
  • Outro - Fast As You Can by Fiona Apple from When The Pawn...

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