100 Greatest Albums of 1999

Criteria: These music albums from the year 1999 were chosen for their immediate and lasting popularity, impact, influence, and acclaim from critics and musicians. This list does not include 'Greatest Hits' albums.

Note: Yearly album lists go by earliest 'release date'. Not necessarily the year an album peaked in the U.S. charts.

1. The Slim Shady LP
Eminem
2. Californication
Red Hot Chili Peppers
3. Supernatural
Santana
4. Play
Moby
5. 2001
Dr. Dre
6. The Battle of Los Angeles
Rage Against the Machine
7. Black on Both Sides
Mos Def
8. Things Fall Apart
Roots
9. The Soft Bulletin
Flaming Lips
10. The Writing's on the Wall
Destiny's Child
11. Enema of the State
Blink 182
12. The Fragile
Nine Inch Nails
13. The Man Who
Travis
14. Fanmail
TLC
15. Ágætis byrjun
Sigur Rós
16. Human Clay
Creed
17. Mule Variations
Tom Waits
18. Summerteeth
Wilco
19. On How Life Is
Macy Gray
20. Midnite Vultures
Beck
21. Slipknot
Slipknot
22. ...Baby One More Time
Britney Spears
23. When the Pawn...
Fiona Apple
24. No Angel
Dido
25. Operation: Doomsday
MF Doom
26. 69 Love Songs
Magnetic Fields
27. 13
Blur
28. Mary
Mary J. Blige
29. Millenium
Backstreet Boys
30. Blackout!
Method Man & Redman
31. Surrender
Chemical Brothers
32. Remedy
Basement Jaxx
33. ...And Then There Was X
DMX
34. Make Yourself
Incubus
35. Significant Other
Limp Bizkit
36. Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera
37. Kaleidoscope
Kelis
38. Issues
Korn
39. So... How's Your Girl
Handsome Boy Modeling School
40. Keep It Like a Secret
Built to Spill
41. There Is Nothing Left to Lose
Foo Fighters
42. I See a Darkness
Bonnie "Prince" Billy
43. I Am...
Nas
44. Emergency & I
Dismemberment Plan
45. N***a Please
Ol' Dirty Bastard
46. Showbiz
Muse
47. Le Tigre
Le Tigre
48. Nia
Blackalicious
49. American Football
American Football
50. Rainbow
Mariah Carey

51. Clarity
Jimmy Eat World
52. Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin
53. Magnolia
[soundtrack] Aimee Mann
54. Back at One
Brian McKnight
55. Central Reservation
Beth Orton
56. Astro Lounge
Smash Mouth
57. Internal Affairs
Pharoahe Monch
58. Performance and Cocktails
Stereophonics
59. A Prince Among Thieves
Prince Paul
60. S&M
Metallica
61. Unleash the Dragon
Sisqo
62. Come on Die Young
Mogwai
63. Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Dream Theater
64. 100% Ginuwine
Ginuwine
65. On the 6
Jennifer Lopez
66. The Contino Sessions
Death in Vegas
67. Amplified
Q-Tip
68. Live at Luther College
Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds
69. Hurray for Boobies
Bloodhound Gang
70. Still Life
Opeth
71. California
Mr. Bungle
72. 14:59
Sugar Ray
73. Vol. 3: Life & Times of S. Carter
Jay-Z
74. Neon Ballroom
Silverchair
75. Soundpieces: Da Antidote!
Lootpack
76. Where I Wanna Be
Donell Jones
77. Terror Twilight
Pavement
78. Beaucoup Fish
Underworld
79. Murda Muzik
Mobb Deep
80. This Desert Life
Counting Crows
81. Brand New Day
Sting
82. Blue
Third Eye Blind
83. Da Real World
Missy Misdemeanor Elliott
84. Affirmation
Savage Garden
85. Born Again
The Notorious B.I.G.
86. Apple Venus Volume 1
XTC
87. Brand New Second Hand
Roots Manuva
88. Everything You Want
Vertical Horizon
89. The Ideal Crash
dEUS
90. Burn to Shine
Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals
91. Title of Record
Filter
92. The Art of Storytelling
Slick Rick
93. Calculating Infinity
Dillinger Escape Plan
94. Bitter
Meshell Ndegéocello
95. Supergrass
Supergrass
96. Black Diamond
Angie Stone
97. Temperamental
Everything but the Girl
98. Knock Knock
Smog
99. Tarzan
[Soundtrack] Phil Collins and Mark Mancina
100. Carboot Soul
Nightmares on Wax
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1999
Brian's choice - An unheralded great album from 1999
* Utopia Parkway
Fountains of Wayne

Ryan's choice:
* Bocanada
Gustavo Cerati

Lew's choice:
* The Boystown Tapes
Tony Carey
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