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September 6, 1999
Sour Puff

Hard on the heels of his recent arrest, Puff Daddy releases his long-awaited album. Does it explain the life of rap's most celebrated producer? Nah.

August 9, 1999
True Believer

Rock and roll may be out of fashion, but Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band prove that emotional and artistic daring outlasts pop.

June 28, 1999
Missy in Action

Hip-hop is still responding to the sonic gauntlet thrown down by Missy Elliott on her debut. On 'Da Real World,' she rises to her own challenge.

June 21, 1999
House Afire

The media has gone gaga for European electronica, but the real story in dance music is happening right here in the New York clubs.

May 17, 1999
Mi Vida Loca

One song at the Grammys changed Latin pop star Ricky Martin's life -- but newly minted crossover status doesn't guarantee a good record.

April 12, 1999
Learning to Reed

Downtown Jewish jazz artists are coming out of the closet, blowing contemporary twists on klezmer riffs for enthusiastic audiences. Is anyone uptown listening?

March 29, 1999
Voodoo Child

The willfully unpredictable jazz singer Cassandra Wilson -- equally comfortable with Cyndi Lauper and Bill Evans -- conjures the spirit of Miles Davis on her new album.

March 22, 1999
Grass Roots

Country renegade Steve Earle defied his record label -- and gave up his contract -- to make a traditional bluegrass album with the Del McCoury Band.

February 22, 1999
Rushmore: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
February 22, 1999
Glamorama

Theater and rock have made many an ill-fated match, but the cast album of the Off Broadway glam-rock musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" proves a thrilling exception.

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