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PRINT December 1999

BEST OF THE ’90s: MUSIC



CHRISTIAN MARCLAY, artist:
Driving across Europe with only one cassette, I never tired of MC Solaar’s Paradisiaque, a dazzling cross-cultural mix between American rap and chanson française—skillful wordplay in the tradition of Marcel Duchamp and Serge Gainsbourg.



BEN RATLIFF, music critic, New York Times:
I’ve been amazed by Caetano Veloso’s records––he is the avatar of a universal artist in pop music: a musician who studies and protects the cultural traditions of the New World, then generously expands them.

ELIZABETH PEYTON, artist: Nirvana.

BARBARA KRUGER, artist: There is no best of—just a bunch of white guys busy soldering the rusty remains of heavy metal onto the bro’s syncopated tall tales while baby-got-back rattles her tail. Happy New Year.



WOLFGANG TILLMANS, artist:
For me, Moby provided the sound track to my ’90s; obviously I have other favorites, but no other musician from Go

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