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1999 Stories by Simon Reynolds

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  • For the Love of Money

    published November 23, 1999

    Two words say almost everything you need to know about Cash Money, the New Orleans label that has pretty much ruled rap in 1999: Mannie Fresh. Not... More >>

  • That next bitch

    published October 26, 1999

    It was like the changing of the guard— that moment this summer when Missy's "She's A Bitch" flopped spectacularly while Eve's "What Ya Want"... More >>

  • That Next Bitch

    published October 19, 1999

    It was like the changing of the guard—that moment this summer when Missy's "She's A Bitch" flopped spectacularly while Eve's "What Ya Want"... More >>

  • Down and Out in London

    published August 17, 1999

    Lights Out for the Territory invites comparison with Patrick Keiller's documentary London— literally invites the comparison, since... More >>

  • That Olde Collage Try

    published July 27, 1999

    The bursting of Britpop's bubble has left the UK's rock scene in the doldrums. A&R's and hacks alike twiddle thumbs, wondering why nothing's... More >>

  • Sporty Thievz

    published July 13, 1999

    Polyrhythmically speaking, TLC's "No Scrubs" is a frisky bundle of joy, but words-wise, it's cheerless as can be. Designating an entire class of... More >>

  • Future Crusader

    published June 8, 1999

    My favorite contemporary American singer-songwriter is Oliver Chesler, a/k/a The Horrorist. A thoroughly modern minstrel, Chesler pens tunes like... More >>

  • Basement Jaxx

    published February 23, 1999

    Nobody exemplifies the promiscuous impurism of late-'90s house music better than Basement Jaxx, the South London duo of Felix Buxton and Simon... More >>

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