Critic's Pick: J. Tayloe Emery's Top 10 Albums Of 1998

This year we've asked some of our favorite writers and editors to tell us what albums

stood out in '98. Today, SonicNet's J. Tayloe Emery supplies his top 10.

1. Medeski Martin and Wood, Combustication (Blue Note/Capitol): DJ

Logic takes this jazz trio to another level.

2. Beastie Boys, Hello Nasty (Grand Royal): Another dimension ...

another dimension.

3. Buffalo Daughter, New Rock (Grand Royal): No-no-no New Rock.

4. Modest Mouse, The Lonesome Crowded West (Up Records): Most

under-appreciated album of '98.

5. Perfume Tree, Feeler (World Domination): Ethereal bliss at last.

6. Lee Scratch Perry, Arkology (Island): The box set of the year.

7. Critters Buggin, Bumpa (Loosegroove): Skerik and friends should be

locked up for this one.

8. R.L. Burnside, Come On In (Fat Possum/Epitaph): Teamed with Alec

Empire -- this CD moves.

9. Lauryn Hill, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (Sony): The shit.

10. Afghan Whigs, 1965 (Sony): Drunk people are funny.