Greg Beets/Alternative

1. The Makers of Smooth Music: Sublime Results of "Send Us Your Song-Poem" Music (Carnage Press)

2. Alice Donut, Pure Acid Park (Alternative Tentacles)

3. The Clean, Modern Rock (Summershine/Flying Nun)

4. Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, Bait and
Switch
(American/Onion)

5. Elastica (DGC)

6. Baboon, Face Down in the Turpentine (Grass)

7. Two Foot Flame (Matador)

8. Stretford, Crossing the Line (Unclean)

9. Rudy Schwartz Project, Günther Packs a Stiffy
(Seeland)

10. Ramones, Adios Amigos (Radioactive)


Kirven Blount/Country

1. Derailers, Live Tracks (Freedom)

2. Wayne Hancock, Thunderstorms & Neon Signs
(Dejadisc)

3. Faron Young, Live Fast, Love Hard:
Original Capitol Recordings, 1952-
1962
(Capitol)

4. Emmylou Harris, Wrecking Ball
(Elektra/Asylum)

5. Dale Watson, Cheatin' Heart Attack
(Hightone)

6. Hillbilly Fever, Vols. 1-4 (Rhino)

7. Don Walser, The Archive Series;
Vols. 1 & 2 (Watermelon)

8. Wynn Stewart, California Country:
The Best of the Challenge
Masters
(AVI)

9. Dwight Yoakam, Gone (Reprise)

10. Jolene, Jolene (Ardent)


Rashied Gabriel/
Hip-Hop

1. Aceyalone, All Balls Don't Bounce
(Capitol)

2. Blackalicious, Melodica
(MoWax/Solesides)

3. Bored Stiff, Explainin (Hella)

4. Psyko Ward, 9 Circles of Rek

5. GZA, Liquid Swords (Geffen)

6. Raekwon, Only Built for Cuban Lynx
(Loud/RCA)

7. KRS One (Jive)

8. Alkaholiks, Coast II Coast (Loud/RCA)

9. Mobb Deep, The Infamous
(Loud/RCA)

10. Return of the Deejay (The Bomb)


Christopher Gray/Blues

1. The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Roll of
the Dice
(BMG/Private)

2. Sue Foley, Big City Blues (Antone's)

3. Beau Jocque & the Zydeco Hi-Roll
ers, Git It Beau Jocque! (Rounder)

4. Tenderloin, Bullseye (Qwest/Warner
Bros.)

5. PJ Harvey, To Bring You My Love
(Island)

6. Lazy Lester, I Hear You Knockin':
The Excello Singles
(Excello)

7. Gary Primich, Mr. Freeze (Flying
Fish)

8. Chris Isaak, Forever Blue (Reprise)

9. Joe Louis Walker, Blues of the
Month Club
(Verve)

10. Mem Shannon, A Cab Driver's
Blues
(Hannibal/Rykodisc)


Mindy LaBernz/Pop

1. Supergrass, I Should Coco (Capitol/EMI)

2. Oasis, (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
(Creation/Columbia)

3. Ben Folds Five (Caroline)

4. Presidents of the United States of America
(Popllama/Columbia)

5. Beatles, Anthology 1 (Capitol/Apple)

6. Elastica (DGC)

7. Blur, The Great Escape (Virgin)

8. Chris Issak, Forever Blue (Reprise)

9. Matthew Sweet, 100% Fun (Zoo)

10. 3 Day Wheely, Rocket Science EP (che orrore!)


Andy Langer/Hard Rock

1. Monster Magnet, Dopes to Infinity (A&M)

2. Axiom Funk, Funkinomichron (Axiom)

3. Skunk Anansie, Paranoid & Sunburnt (epic/One
Little Indian)

4. Slash's Snakepit, It's Five O'Clock Somewhere
(Geffen)

5. Dangerous Toys, the r*tist 4*merly known as
dangerous toys
(DMZ)

6. Billy White Trio, Sistershootingstar (DMZ)

7. Alice in Chains (Columbia)

8. Brutal Juice, Mutilation Makes Identification Dif
ficult
(Interscope)

9. Sweet Water, Superfriends (Eastwest)

10. (Tie) Ugly Mustard, Ugly Mustard (Real)/Kyuss,
And the Circus Leaves Town
(Elecktra)


Joe Mitchell/
Singer-Songwriter

1. Abra Moore, Sing (Bohemia Beat)

2. Bruce Springsteen, The Ghost of Tom Joad
(Columbia)

3. Rickie Lee Jones, Naked Songs (Reprise)

4. Dar Williams, The Honesty Room (Razor and Tie)

5. Vic Chesnutt, Is the Actor Happy? (Texas Hotel)

6. Christine Albert, Underneath the Lone Star Sky (dos)

7. Monte Warden, Here I Am (Watermelon)

8. Richard Buckner, Bloomed (Dejadisc)

9. Walter Salas-Humara, Radar (Watermelon)

10. Hildegard, New Improved Hildegard


Margaret Moser/ Local

1. Sue Foley, Big City Blues
(Antone's)

2. Fabulous Thunderbirds, Roll of
the Dice
(BMG/Private)

3. Starfish, Stellar Sonic Solutions
(Trance)

4. The Wannabes, Popsucker
(Dejadisc)

5. Austin Country Nights (Watermelon)

6. Sincola, What the Nothinghead
Said
(Caroline)

7. Monte Warden, Here I Am
(Watermelon)

8. Toni Price, Hey (dos/Antone's)

9. Wayne Hancock, Thunderstorms
& Neon Signs
(Dejadisc)

10. (tie) Sixteen Deluxe, Backfeed
Magnetbabe
(Trance)/Ed Hall, La
La Land
(Trance)


Marc Savlov/Techno-Industrial

1. Goldie, Timeless (FFRR)

2. Tricky, Maxinquaye (Island)

3. Lisa Gerrard, The Mirror Pool (4AD)

4. KMFDM, Nihil (WaxTrax)

5. Switchblade Symphony, Serpen
tine Gallery
(Cleopatra)

6. The Orb, Orbus Terrarum (Island)

7. Black Grape, It's Great When
You're Straight... Yeah
(Radioactive)

8. Moby, Everything Is Wrong
(Elektra)

9. Leather Strip, Legacy of Hate and
Lust
(Cleopatra)

10.The Doom Generation
Soundtrack
(American)


Tim Stegall/Punk

1. Elastica (DGC)

2. Riverdales (Lookout)

3. Ramones, Adios, Amigos!
(Radioactive)

4. Oblivions, Soul Food (Crypt)

5. Teengenerate, Get Action! (Crypt)

6. Thomas Jefferson Slave Apart
ments, Bait and Switch
(American/Onion)

7. Stiffs, Inc., Nix Nought Nothing
(American/Onion)

8. The Chumps, Russian Roulette
(No Lie)

9. Bikini Kill, "I Like Fucking" b/w "I Hate Danger"
45 (Kill Rock Stars)

10. The Velvet Underground, Peel Slowly and See
(Polydor)


Jay Trachtenberg/Jazz

1. Charlie Haden & Hank Jones, Steal Away (Verve)

2. Gateway, Homecoming (ECM)

3. Joe Lovano, Rush Hour (Blue Note)

4. Terence Blanchard, Romantic Defiance (Columbia)

5. Ann Dyer & No Good Time Fairies (Mr. Brown)

6. (tie) Tim Hagens, Audible Architecture (Blue
Note)/Tethered Moon, Play Kurt Weill (JMT)

7. Dave Douglas, In Our Lifetime (New World)

8. James Carter, The Real Quietstorm (Atlantic)

9. (tie) Ornette Coleman & Prime Time, Tone Dial-
ing
(Verve)/Henry Threadgill, Makin' a Move
(Columbia)

10. (tie) Tomas Ramirez, Tejazz (Vireo)/Dee Dee
Bridgewater, Love and Peace: A Tribute to
Horace Silver
(Verve)

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