The Phantom Tollbooth
Top Albums of 1998
Here are the results of our poll for the Best Albums of 1998.
1 Burlap to Cashmere: Anybody Out There?
2 Sixpence None the Richer - s/t
3 Vigilantes of Love: To the Roof of the Sky
4 Sixteen Horsepower: Low Estate
5 Rich Mullins & the Ragamuffin Band: The Jesus Record
6 Sarah Masen: Carry Us Through
7 Galactic Cowboys: At the End of the Day
8 delirious?  : King of Fools
9 Ashley Cleveland: You Are There (Live)
10 Starflyer 59: The Fashion Focus
11 King's X: Tape Head
12 Burlap to Cashmere: Live at the Bitter End
13 U2: Best of 1980-1990 and B-Sides
14 Pegtop: Run, Run
15 This Train: Mimes of the Old West
16 MxPx: Slowly Going the Way of the Buffalo
17 dc Talk: Supernatural
19 Sherri Youngward: No More Goodbyes
20 The Insyderz: Skalleluia
21 Bride: Oddities
22 Ty Tabor: Moonflower Lane
23 The Newsboys: Step Up to the Microphone
24 Justin Dillon Stevens: Mello Dramatica
24 Dream Theater: Once in a Livetime
24 Five Iron Frenzy: Quantity is Job 1 (EP)
Compiled by Steven Stuart Baldwin 1/99
 
 
 Our Writer's Picks
 
Keith Giles says: 
  1. Viva Voce
  2. Delirious? - King of Fools
  3. Violet Burning - Plastic and Elastic
  4. Aunt Betty's - Ford Supersonic
  5. The Kreepdowns
  6. Starflyer 59 - The Fashion Focus
  7. Morella's Forest - From Dayton with Love
  8. Burlap to Cashmere - Anybody Out There?
  9. Newsboys - Step Up to the Microphone
  10. Dear Ephesus - The Absent Sounds of Me
Brett MacAlpine says: 
  1. Billy Bragg and Wilco - Mermaid Avenue
  2. Terry Scott Taylor - John Wayne
  3. Vigilantes of Love - To the Roof of the Sky
  4. Son Volt - Wide Swing Tremolo
  5. Bob Mould - The Last Dog and Pony Show
  6. Sarah Masen - Carry Us Through
  7. Burlap to Cashmere - Anybody Out There?
  8. Asian Dub Foundation - Rafi's Revenge
  9. Gillian Welch - Hell Among the Yearlings
  10. Beck - Mutations
Dave Landsel says 
  1. Tori Amos - From the Choirgirl Hotel
  2. City of Angels - Soundtrack
  3. Burlap to Cashmere - Anybody Out There?
  4. Stickman Jones - Blinding Bright
  5. Madonna - Ray of Light
  6. Michael W. Smith - Live the Life
  7. Liz Phair - Whitechocolatespaceegg
  8. Estis Parc - Sometimes Not
  9. Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
  10. Bio Ritmo - Rumba Baby, Rumba
Linda Stonehocker says 
  1. Rich Mullins - The Jesus Record
  2. Vigilantes of Love - To the Roof of the Sky
  3. Ashley Cleveland - You Are There 
  4. Burlap to Cashmere  - Anybody Out There?
  5. The Insyderz - Skalleluia 
  6. Sixpence None the Richer
  7. Sixteen Horsepower - Low Estate
  8. This Train - Mimes of the Old West
  9. The W's - Fourth from the Last
  10. Pegtop -  Run, Run
Aaron Bell (Hoss) says 
  1. MxPx - Slowly Going the Way of the Buffalo
  2. Sixteen Horsepower - Low Estate
  3. Burlap to Cashmere - Anybody Out There?
  4. Electrics - Livin' It Up When I Die
  5. Danielson Family - Tri-Danielson
  6. Sixpence None the Richer
  7. Shawn Mullins - Souls Core
  8. John Austin - If I Was a Latin King
  9. Goo Goo Dolls - Dizzy Up the Girl
  10. Silage - Vegas Cas Chasers
  11. Various - Downstream - Weathervane Sampler
  12. Brainwash Projects - The Rise and Fall....
  13. Five Iron Frenzy - Quantity is Job 1 EP
  14. Sherry Youngward - No More Goodbyes
  15. Mukala - Fiction
  16. The W's - Fourth From Last
  17. The World Inside - Roobrik
  18. Sarah Masen - Carry Me Through
Jeffrey Overstreet says 
  1. PJ Harvey - Is This Desire?
  2. REM - Up 
  3. Sunny Day Real Estate - How It Feels To Be Something On
  4. Gillian Welch - Hell Among the Yearlings
  5. Sixpence None the Richer
  6. Elvis Costello/ Burt Bacharach - Painted from Memory
  7. Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels On a Gravel Road
  8. Emmylou Harris - Spyboy 
  9. U2 B-sides with bonus disc  - Best of: 1980-1990
  10. Sixteen Horsepower - Low Estate
  11. Mike Scott  - Still Burning
  12. Midnight Oil - Redneck Wonderland
Janet Friesen says 
  1. Margaret Becker - Falling Forward
  2. Stonehill - Thirst
  3. Pierce Pettis - Everything Matters
  4. VoL - To The Roof Of The Sky
  5. Rich Mullins & The Ragamuffin Band - The Jesus Record
  6. Lucinda Williams - Gravel On A Dirt Road
  7. Sixpence None The Richer
  8. The Newsboys - Step Up To The Microphone
Sam Hagadorn says 
  1. Common Children - Delicate Fade
  2. Rich Young Ruler - Rich Young Ruler
  3. Maire Brennan - Perfect Time
  4. Mad At The World - World History
  5. Delirious - King of Fools
  6. Electrics - Livin It Up When I Die
  7. Burlap to Cashmere - Anybody Out There?
  8. Jennifer Knapp - Kansas
  9. Ashey Cleveland - You Are There
Shari Lloyd says 
  1. Sixteen Horsepower - Low Estate
  2. Burlap to Cashmere - Anybody Out There?
  3. Vigilantes of Love - To the Roof of the Sky
  4. DreamTheater - Once in a Livetime
  5. Squirrel Nut Zipper - Perennial Favorites
  6. Ashley Cleveland -You are There
  7. Electrics - Livin' It Up When I Die
  8. Beck - Mutations
  9. Danielson Family - Tri-Danielson
  10. Galactic Cowboys - At the End of the Day
  11. Harrod & Funck - live
  12. Victoria Williams - Musings of a Creek Dipper
  13. Saviour Machine - Legend Part 2 
  14. Shadow Gallery - Tyranny
  15. Sixpence None the Richer
  16. Son Volt -  Wide Swing Tremolo
  17. Sunny Day Real Estate - How It Feels to be Something On
  18. Billy Bragg and Wilco - Mermaid Avenue
  19. Gillian Welch - Hell Among the Yearlings
  20. Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road 
Aaron Thomas Pierce says 
  1. Sixpence None the Richer
  2. Sherri Youngward - No More Good-byes
  3. Justin Dillion Stevens - Mello Dramatica
  4. Sarah Masen - Carry Us Through
  5. Sixteen Horsepower - Low Estate
  6. VoL - Roof to the Sky
  7. This Train - Mimes of the Old West (Organic issue)
  8. Ashley Cleveland - You are There
Steve Baldwin says 
  1. Sixteen Horsepower - Low Estate 
  2. Burlap to Cashmere - Live at the Bitter End
  3. Model Engine - The Lean Years Tradition
  4. Pegtop - Run, Run
  5. Vigilantes of Love - To the Roof of the Sky
  6. Burlap to Cashmere - Anybody Out There?
  7. Big Wreck - In Loving Memory of...
  8. Mighty Sam McClain - Journey
  9. Mike Scott - Still Burning
  10. Filet of Soul - Incommunicado
  11. Terry Taylor - John Wayne
  12. Keaggy - Phil Keaggy
  13. Richard Buckner  Since
  14. Ramona Silver - Ultrasound
  15. Galactic Cowboys -  At the End of the Day
  16. King's X - Tapehead
  17. Toad the Wet Sprocket - Coil
  18. Silage - Vegas Car Crashers
  19. Ty Tabor - Moonflower Lane
  20. Pedro the Lion - It's Hard to Find a Friend
  21. Brian Setzer Orchestra - Dirty Boogie
  22. Justin Dillon Stevens - Mello Dramatica
  23. Sixpence None the Richer
  24. DC Talk - Supernatural
  25. LSU - Dogfish Jones 
Glenn Harper "Loserboy" 
  1. Massive Attack - Mezzanine
  2. Opeth - My Arms, Your Hearse
  3. Sunny Day Real Estate - How It Feels to be Something On
  4. Mineral - Endserenading
  5. Sixpence None the Richer
  6. Hum - Downward is Heavenward
  7. Son Volt - Wide Swing Tremolo
  8. Sentenced - Frozen
  9. The Violet Burning - ...Demonstrates Plastic and Elastic
  10. Terry Scott Taylor - John Wayne
  11. Best live album:  
    Portishead - Roseland NYC Live

Josh Spencer 

Off the top of my head and in no particular 
order: 

  • Pearl Jam -Yield
  • Clutch - The Elephant Riders
  • Dust Eater Dogs  - Motor
  • Starflayer 59 - The Fashion Focus
  • Metallica - Garage Inc.
  • Deuteronomium - Street Corner Queen
  • Gomez - Bring It On
  • Sixteen Horsepower - Low Estate
  • System of a Down
  • Queens of the Stone Age
  • Hole - Celebrity Skin
  • Aunt Bettys - Ford Supersonic
  • LSU -Dogfish Jones
  • Waylander - Reawakening Pride Once Lost
  • Fade - Angel-Thieves
  • Monster Magnet - Powertrip
  • Echo Hollow - Diet of Worms
  • Soulfly
  • Jerry Cantrel - Boggy Depot
  • Opeth - My Arms, Your Hearse
  • Tribe of Dan - The Bootus Red
  • Danielson - Tri-Danielson
  • Scaterd Few - Grandmother's Spaceship