Weekly Wire

Volume II, Issue 29
January 11 - January 19, 1999  
 
Music

Best Albums of '98
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You Wanted the Best! [2]
1998's Top Recordings.
— Stewart Mason and some calculator-wielding midgets, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
A Season in the Sun [3]
Can there be too many good local records? In 1998, the answer was yes.
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Two Words, Maybe Four [4]
The albums -- and the words -- that defined 1998.
— Raoul Hernandez, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
National Top Nines [5]
The Austin Chronicle music writers count down the Top Nine national records.
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Artist Profiles
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Committee Rock [6]
The members of Number One Cup write their songs with the sharpness of a single vision using a collective method.
— Brendan Doherty, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Happy Woman Blues [7]
Amy Rigby sings humorously, and eloquently, of life as a grown-up rock 'n' roller.
— Michael McCall, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Soundbites [8]
If Tucson's favorite Olson is Lute, then Phoenix's would have to be Hans.
— Stephen Seigel, TUCSON WEEKLY
 


LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

M ore Best of 1998 to go, so without further adieu...Weekly Alibi provides a look at their reader's thoughts in "You Wanted the Best!," followed by Nashville Scene's Jim Ridley's take on the year that was. We get a double shot of Austin Chronicle retrospective in "Two Words, Maybe Four" and "National Top Nines."

Artist profiles include Number One Cup, Amy Rigby, and Hans Olson plus more in Mini-Reviews.


Mini Reviews
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Tiny Tunes [9]

  • The Cardigans
  • Cinerama
  • Lucinda Bright

Turn Up That Noise! [10]
  • Talvin Singh
  • Vinnie and the Stardüsters
  • Fear of Pop

Now What? [11]
If you go gaga over the sultry smoothness of a symphonic glissando, just wait till you experience our transitions to cool and useful music links on the Web.
WEEKLY WIRE
 

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