Continuing my list of favorite albums from every year I've been alive.
Dido: No Angel
Even though there were a few albums that I liked in '99, this was an easy choice. I still love this record. Still love Dido. I've been in love with her stuff since the first time I heard "Hear With Me." At the time I thought it was an interesting cross between Garbage and the Cranberries and I loved it enough to watch Roswell every week because they used it for the theme song. (I went to Roswell for Dido, but I stayed for Emilie de Ravin.)
Though I started off comparing her to other musicians, the rest of the album is totally it's own thing. My earliest memory of "Thank You" is lying in bed sick one morning, knowing that I had to go into work later for an important meeting and dreading it. I heard the song on the radio and it made me happy enough that I got up and moving. Went out and bought the album right after that.
Love her voice. Love her words. Love her music. Love her love her love her.
Lou Bega: A Little Bit of Mambo
Macy Gray: On How Life Is
Smash Mouth: Astro Lounge
Baz Luhrmann: "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)"
Ricky Martin: "Livin' la Vida Loca"
The Offspring: "Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)"
Sixpence None the Richer: "Kiss Me"
Sugar Ray: "Every Morning"