The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / Money Mark – Melody Maker: Albums of The Year 1998 (PRESS, UK)

19 December 1998 Melody Maker 51
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / Money Mark - Melody Maker: Albums of The Year 1998 (PRESS, UK)
NOTES:
Melody Maker; Albums of the Year 1998 article features Money Mark – Push The Button (#17) and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Acme (#43). Scroll down for Acme and Push The Button text.

TOP FIFTY ALBUMS:
01. Catatonia – International Velvet
02. Beastie Boys – Hello Nasty
03. Mercury Rev – Deserter Songs
04. Pulp – This Is Harcore
05. Air – Moon Safari
06. Beck – Mutations
07. Belle & Sebastian – The Boy With The Arab Strap
08. Ash – Nu-Clear Sounds
09. Fun Lovin’ Criminals – 100% Columbian
10. Sparklehorse – Good Morning Spider
11. Fatboy Slim – You’ve Come A Long Way Baby
12. Morcheeba – Big Calm
13. Gomez – Bring It On
14. Massive Attack – Mezzanine
15. Embrace – The Good Will Out
16. Lo Fidelity Allstars – How To Operate With A Blown Mind
17. Money Mark – Push The Button
18. Asian Dub Foundation – Rafi’s Revenge
19. Jurassic 5 – s/t
20. Propellerheads – DECKSANDDRUMSANDROCKANDROLL
21. Idlewild – Hope Is Important
22. R.E.M. – Up
23. Mansun – Six
24. Placebo – Without You I’m Nothing
25. UNKLE – Psyence Fiction
26. Boo Radleys – Kingsize
27. Divine Comedy – Fin De Siecle
28. Kenickie – Get In!
29. Manic Street Preachers – This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
30. Garbage – Version 2.0
31. Bluetones – Return To The Last Chance Saloon
32. Lauren Hill – The Miseducation Of…
33. Cardigans – Gran Turismo
34. PJ Harvey – Is This Desire?
35. Theaudience – s/t
36. Elliott Smith – XO
37. Black Box Recorder – England Made Me
38. The Dandy Warhols – Come Down
39. Rialto – s/t
40. Scott 4 – Recorded In State LP
41. Royal Trux – Accelerator
42. Space – Tin Planet

43. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Acme
44. Smashing Pumpkins – Ava Adore
45. Girls Against Boys – Freak*On*Ica
46. Fugazi – End Hits
47. Eels – Electro Shock Blues
48. Wheat – Medeiros
49. Freestylers – We Rock Hard
50. Kent – ISOLA

ARTICLE TEXT:
“17, Push The Button, Money Mark (Mo’Wax). All of the hop, with out being self-conciously hip. Money mark is madcap keyboard repairman turned madcap creator of wonderously casual, deliciously unrestrained pop and vital Beastie Boys collaborator. “Push The Button” is funky, groovy and joyous, his Old Skool report reads: “Couldn’t do much better.” ”

“43, ACME – Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (Mute). In which New York’s coolest export finally unearthed the real blues that he always aspired to. Snake-hipped and curled of lip, “Acme” brought a genre up to date by lavishing it with garage roughness and some touching melodies. Raw like sirloin and equally as juicy. Welcome them back…”

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