The 1999 Pazz & Jop Critics’ Poll

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Magnetic Fields: #2 album

ALBUMS

1. Moby Play (v2) 1548 (134)

2. The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs (merge) 1320 (99)

3. Beck Midnite Vultures (dgc) 1242 (118)

4. The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin (warner bros.) 1208 (102)

5. Tom Waits Mule Variations (epitaph) 1039 (96)

6. Rage Against the Machine The Battle of Los Angeles (epic) 843 (77)

7. Fiona Apple When the Pawn . . . (clean slate/epic) 834 (77)

8. Wilco Summerteeth (reprise) 812 (74)

9. Beth Orton Central Reservation (arista) 789 (70)

10. Mos Def Black on Both Sides (rawkus) 700 (62)

11. Randy Newman Bad Love (dreamworks) 679 (58)

12. The Roots Things Fall Apart (mca) 614 (56)

13. Macy Gray On How Life Is (epic) 582 (57)

14. Nine Inch Nails The Fragile (nothing) 569 (55)

15. Handsome Boy Modeling School So . . . How's Your Girl? (tommy boy) 543 (57)

16. Prince Paul Prince Paul Presents A Prince Among Thieves (tommy boy) 491 (47)

17. Basement Jaxx Remedy (astralwerks) 480 (49)

18. Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band The Mountain (e squared) 465 (43)

19. Fountains of Wayne Utopia Parkway (atlantic) 456 (42)

20. Meshell Ndegéocello Bitter (maverick) 455 (39)

21. Mary J. Blige Mary (mca) 443 (48)

22. Built to Spill Keep It Like a Secret (warner bros.) 443 (43)

23. Sleater-Kinney The Hot Rock (kill rock stars) 437 (42)

24. Ibrahim Ferrer Buena Vista Social Club Presents Ibrahim Ferrer (nonesuch/world circuit) 349 (46)

25. Ol' Dirty Bastard N***a Please (elektra) 349 (39)

26. Eminem The Slim Shady LP (aftermath/interscope) 333 (39)

27. Kelly Willis What I Deserve (rykodisc) 335 (32)

28. Richard Thompson Mock Tudor (capitol) 304 (30)

29. Pavement Terror Twilight (matador) 294 (29)

30. TLC Fanmail (laface) 239 (26)

31. Chemical Brothers Surrender (astralwerks) 234 (22)

32. Everything but the Girl Temperamental (atlantic) 228 (26)

33. XTC Apple Venus Volume 1 (tvt) 226 (23)

34. Old 97's Fight Songs (elektra) 221 (23)

35. Underworld Beaucoup Fish (v2) 220 (20)

36. John Prine In Spite of Ourselves (oh boy) 216 (20)

37. Robbie Williams The Ego Has Landed (capitol) 214 (23)

38. Dr. Dre Dr. Dre—2001 (aftermath/interscope) 214 (22)

39. Kid Rock Devil Without a Cause (atlantic) 200 (19) *

40. Santana Supernatural (arista) 199 (18)


This poll combines ballots from 489 critics, who divided 100 points among 10 1999 albums. Maximum: 30. Minimum: 5.

Points determined placement, with total mentions (indicated in parentheses) used for tie breaking. *Includes 1998 votes: 22 (2)

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mos def: #10 album


SINGLES

1. TLC "No Scrubs" (laface) 109

2. Eminem "My Name Is" (aftermath/interscope) 66

3. Len "Steal My Sunshine" (epic) 54

4. Madonna "Beautiful Stranger" (maverick) 52

5. Backstreet Boys "I Want It That Way" (jive) 49

6. Cher "Believe" (warner bros.) 40 *

7. Smash Mouth "All Star" (interscope) 39

8. Ricky Martin "Livin' La Vida Loca" (c2/columbia) 37

9. The Roots "You Got Me" (mca) 37

10. Santana Featuring Rob Thomas "Smooth" (arista).. 36

11. Kid Rock "Bawitdaba" (atlantic/lava) 35

12. TLC "Unpretty" (laface) 34

13. Fatboy Slim "Praise You" (astralwerks) 33 *

14. Beck "Sexx Laws" (dgc) 32

15. Q-Tip "Vivrant Thing" (arista) 30

16. Ol' Dirty Bastard "Got Your Money" (elektra) 27

    Rage Against the Machine "Guerrilla Radio" (epic) 27

18. Christina Aguilera "Genie in a Bottle" (rca) 25

19. Juvenile "Back That Azz Up" (cash money/universal) 22

    Britney Spears " . . . Baby One More Time" (jive) 22 *

21. Basement Jaxx "Rendez-Vu" (astralwerks) 21 *

    Limp Bizkit "Nookie" (flip/interscope) 21

    Red Hot Chili Peppers "Scar Tissue" (warner bros.) 21

24. Moby "Honey" (v2) 20

25. B.G. "Bling Bling" (cash money/universal) 19

    Robbie Williams "Millennium" (capitol) 19

Includes 1998 votes: Cher 8, Fatboy Slim 3, Spears 1, Basement Jaxx 1


REISSUES

1. Various Artists Loud, Fast and Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of '50s Rock (rhino) 31

   Os Mutantes Everything Is Possible! (luaka bop/warner bros.) 31

3. Alexander Spence Oar (sundazed) 29

4. The Isley Brothers It's Your Thing: The Story of the Isley Brothers (epic/legacy/t-neck) 28

5. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band Grow Fins: Rarities (1965-1982) (revenant) 24

6. Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band The Dust Blows Forward (An Anthology) (warner archives/rhino) 19

   Stevie Wonder At the Close of the Century (motown) 19

8. Miles Davis The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions (columbia/legacy) 17

9. Dusty Springfield Dusty in Memphis: Deluxe Edition (rhino) 16

10. Belle and Sebastian Tigermilk (matador) 15

 
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