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We featured albums from the year 1999 during our 20th anniversary celebration in 2019. In this ongoing feature, we have published original reviews of these albums:

Below are further descriptions of each album, in the order that we reviewed them.

February 12, 2019
Dosage by Collective Soul

To close out the decade, Collective Soul made a musical move back towards the sound that was so successful in the mid nineties, with 1999’s Dosage. The album features a nearly even mix of ballads and rockers.

Review of Dosage

March 13, 2019
Supernatural by Santana
In 1999 it had been years since Carlos Santana had a hit and it seemed like his career was winding down. However, a new opportunity through Clive Davis, the man who had originally signed Santana three decades later, led to Supernatural, an astronomically popular album that was the greatest success of his career.

Review of Supernatural

April 8, 2019
The Badlees 1999 albums
The Badlees long struggle to release their long-anticipated major label follow-up came to a head in 1999 when the group made a brash decision to put the music itself ahead of the label concerns and independently produce and release a wholly separate full-length album.

Album Review of Amazing Grace & Up There, Down Here by The Badlees

May 12, 2019
Echo by Tom Petty and the HeartbreakersEcho was the tenth studio album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, with a consistent lyrical sentiment. This thread of melancholy themes are spread throughout this extended record featuring a variety of music from ballads to rockers.

Review of Echo

June 11, 2019
Californication by Red Hot Chili PeppersRed Hot Chili Peppers closed out the decade of the 1990s much the way that they began it, on top. 1999’s Californication brings back guitarist John Frusciante (who left the group in 1992) along with solid compositions and strong melodies to make this album a worldwide classic.

Review of Californication

July 23, 2019
Hours by David BowieDavid Bowie shifted away from his electronic works earlier in the ’90s with the relaxed, quasi old-school release of Hours in 1999. The songs on this album were written to also be the soundtrack for a developing video game.

Review of Hours

July 28, 2019
Til the Medicine Takes by Widespread PanicWidespread Panic made a studio recording that refined their live sound into succinct and structured tunes with their sixth studio album, ‘Til The Medicine Takes. This album most finely displays the musical breadth of this Southern rock/jam sextet in their prime.

Review of ‘Til the Medicine Takes

October 11, 2019
Euphoria Morning by Chris CornellFollowing the 1997 disbandment of Soundgarden, front man Chris Cornell sharpened his skills as a singer/songwriter. Euphoria Morning is his 1999 debut album as a well-crafted and textured rock album with fine production.

Review of Euphoria Mourning

October 20, 2019
Human Clay by CreedFollowing the 1997 disbandment of Soundgarden, front man Human Clay, the 1999 second album by Creed helped the group reach the climax of their popularity. The album was an instant success by surprisingly debuting at the top of the charts by finding the right combination of post-grunge musical theatrics and anthem-laced pop melodies.

Review of Human Clay

December 11, 2019
The White StripesOn The White Stripes 1999 self-debut debut record, the Michigan duo makes the most of their strong riffs and the big beat by incorporating multiple styles through the minimalist arrangement. With some interesting originals and choice covers, this album aptly displays the promise of coming success.

Review of The White Stripes

December 28, 2019
Brand New Day by StingSting‘s sixth solo record, Brand New Day was a 1999 critical and commercial success that ultimately earned a couple of Grammy Awards and features meticulous production and an array of tunes that range from light funk to mellow ballads.

Review of Brand New Day

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