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Retrospective Favourite Albums of the year

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Disco
Disco
"1986 : Infectious early synth/pop. Extended versions of tracks on their debut 'Please'."
Bad
Bad
"1987 : Pure pop 'for the kids' (ahem).  Love 'Liberian Girl' and 'Another part of me' (turned white/plastic perhaps?)"
Introspective
Introspective
"1988 : The boy's second remix album has a strong house sound. Che Guevara and Debussy to a disco beat..."
Rhythm Nation 1814
Rhythm Nation 1814
"1989 : Janet's follow up to 'Control' contains ballads, dance and rock. 'Black Cat' was my introduction to enjoying rock!"
Let Them Eat Bingo
Let Them Eat Bingo
"1990 : One of the many guises of Norman Cook. An infectious mix of heavy basslines."
Ex.El
Ex.El
"1991 : Fantastic electronic dance (dare i say 'rave'?) album. The spoken intro of 'Cubik' is still so relevent today."
Erotica
Erotica
"1992 : Amazing mix of styles, all with a funky edge. Caused controversy lyrically at the time, a great album."
Black Sunday
Black Sunday
"1993 : A welcome break from the slick dance pop efforts of the era, 'Insane' being by far the best track..."
Bedtime Stories
Bedtime Stories
"1994 : Madonna at her most soulful. Slow without being sickly sweet. Love 'Secret', has to be my favourite Madonna song."
Leftism
Leftism
"1995 : Epic dance album. To quote track 5 (Original) - 'Things will never be the same again...'"
The Score
The Score
"1996 : Amazing hooks, amazing vocals. Ready or Not has to be my favourite here."
Homework
Homework
"1997 : At last something cool comes out of france."
The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill
The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill
"1998 : Lauren in concert was fantastic this year."
Remedy
Remedy
"1999 : Quality production from this british duo."
Born to Do It
Born to Do It
"2000 : Craigs debut heralds the start of the Garage and R&B explosion"
Since I Left You
Since I Left You
"2001 : Sampletastic, the Avalanches pull off an amazing montage of samples and their own production."
As Heard on Radio Soulwax Vol.2
As Heard on Radio Soulwax Vol.2
"2002 : OK, not technically an artist album but this CD stayed on my player for months. Inspired the bootleg culture that began this year."
Richard X Presents His X Factor
Richard X Presents His X Factor
"2003 : DJ turned remixer/producer produced this eclectic gem of an album."
Right About Now
Right About Now
"2004 : Mousse T (famous for 1998 remixing efforts on Tom Jones' Sexbomb as well as his own track 'Horny') surprises us with 13 pop sing-a-longs."