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Honorable Mention:

Pick Hit: Eminem
Pick Hit: Eminem

David Murray, Creole (Justin Time import): carnivalesque as sonny idea, but remember— one nice thing about rock and roll is you don't have to like flutes ("Mona," "Flor Na Paul"); Royal Trux, Accelerator (Drag City): the snot-rock of their dreams ("Accelerator: I'm Ready," "The Banana Question"); Foxy Brown, Chyna Doll (Violator/Def Jam): if bomb-ass pussy could talk ("Hot Spot," "My Life"); Brand Nubian, Foundation (Arista): funk lite to improve the race ("Probable Cause," "Let's Dance"); Saint Etienne, Good Humor (Sub Pop): modern love for the postmodern English— sad, kind, contained ("Mr Donut," "Been So Long"); Massive Attack, Mezzanine (Virgin): pre-millennium unction ("Risingson," "Man Next Door"); the Jazz Passengers Featuring Deborah Harry, Live in Spain (32): who says a rock chick can't sing jazz music? ("Fathouse," "Dog in Sand"); the Lounge Lizards, Queen of All Ears (Strange & Beautiful Music): the inevitable progress, as they say, from fake jazz downtown-style to progressive jazz downtown-style ("The First and Royal Queen," "Queen of All Ears"); Excess Baggage (Prophecy): John Lurie Entertainment presents . . . movie music for people who don't like movie music— not to mention television music.

Choice Cuts:

Method Man, "Suspect Chin Music," "Sweet Love," "You Play Too Much" (Tical 2000: Judgement Day, Def Jam); Peter Stampfel, "His Tapes Roll On" (The Harry Smith Connection: A Live Tribute, Smithsonian Folkways); Gilberto Gil, "Tatá Engenho Novo" (O Sol De Oslo, Blue Jackel); Mia X, "Put It Down," "Daddy" (Mama-Drama, No Limit); William Parker & the Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra, "Sunrise in the Tone World" (Sunrise in the Tone World, Aum Fidelity); the Friggs, "I Thought You Said That You Were Gonna Kill Yourself" (Rock Candy, E-Vil).


Olu Dara, In the World: From Natchez to New York (Atlantic); DJ Clue?, The Professional (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam); EC8OR, World Beaters (DHR); Vance Gilbert, Shaking Off Gravity (Philo); John Gorka, After Yesterday (Red House); Shaquille O'Neal, Respect (T.W.IsM.); Refused, The Shape of Punk To Come (Burning Heart); Rolling Stones, No Security (Virgin).


Drag City, Box 476867, Chicago IL 60647; E-Squared, 1815 Division Street Suite 101, Nashville TN 37203; Justin Time, 5455 Rue Pare, Suite 101, Montreal PQ Canada H4P 1P7; Kill Rock Stars, 120 State Avenue NE, #418, Olympia WA 98501; Prophecy, 11150 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite #810, Los Angeles CA 90064; Rawkus, 676 Broadway, NYC 10012; Stern's Africa, 71 Warren Street, NYC 10007; Strange & Beautiful Music, P.O. Box 220, Prince Street Station, NYC 10012; 32, 250 West 57th Street, NYC 10107.

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