Jump to Content

Welcome! You’re browsing the No Depression Archives

No Depression has been the foremost journalistic authority on roots music for well over a decade, publishing 75 issues from 1995 to 2008. No Depression ceased publishing magazines in 2008 and took to the web. We have made the contents of those issues accessible online via this extensive archive and also feature a robust community website with blogs, photos, videos, music, news, discussion and more.

Close This

No Depression Top 40 Retail Chart - Retail Chart from Issue #22 July-Aug 1999

No Depression Top 40 Retail Chart

1 Wilco, Summerteeth (Reprise)
2 Steve Earle & the Del McCoury Band, The Mountain (E-Squared)
3 Lucinda Williams, Car Wheels On A Gravel Road (Mercury)
4 Kelly Willis, What I Deserve (Rykodisc)
5 Harris/Ronstadt/Parton, Trio II (Asylum)
6 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Echo (Warner Bros.)
7 Tom Waits, Mule Variations (Epitaph)
8 Mike Ness, Cheating At Solitaire (Time Bomb)
9 Old 97′s, Fight Songs (Elektra)
10 Alejandro Escovedo, Bourbonitis Blues (Bloodshot)
11 Joe Henry, Fuse (Mammoth)
12 Billy Bragg & Wilco, Mermaid Avenue (Elektra)
13 Beth Orton, Central Reservation (Arista)
14 Ricky Skaggs, Ancient Tones (Skaggs Family)
15 Ani DiFranco, Up Up Up Up Up Up (Righteous Babe)
16 Tom Russell, The Man From God Knows Where (HighTone)
17 Van Morrison, Back On Top (Point Blank)
18 Lyle Lovett, Step Inside This House (Curb/MCA)
19 Del McCoury Band, The Family (Ceili)
20 David Wilcox, Underneath (Vanguard)
21 Lucinda Williams, self-titled (Koch)
22 Son Volt, Wide Swing Tremolo (Warner Bros.)
23 Bonnie Prince Billy, I See A Darkness (Palace)
24 Johnny Cash, Man In Black (Columbia)
25 Paul Westerberg, Suicaine Gratification (Capitol)
26 Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, Radio Favorites (HighTone)
27 Stacey Earle, Simple Gearle (Gearle)
28 Waco Brothers, WacoWorld (Bloodshot)
29 Terry Allen, Salivation (Sugar Hill)
30 Lucy Kaplansky, Ten Year Night (Red House)
31 Baseboard Heaters, Seeing Red (Starpool)
32 Susan Tedeschi, Just Won’t Burn (Tone Cool)
33 Latin Playboys, Dose (Atlantic)
34 Beck, Mutations (Geffen/Bongload)
35 Cheryl Wheeler, Sylvia Hotel (Philo)
36 Pete Krebs & Gossamer Wings, Sweet Ona Rose (Cavity Search)
37 Bruce Springsteen, 18 Tracks (Columbia)
38 Damnations TX, Half Mad Moon (Sire)
39 Bob Dylan, Live 1966: The “Royal Albert Hall” Concert (Columbia/Legacy)
40 Leann Atherton, Lady Liberty (Steppin’ Stone)

Reporting Stores: Aardvark Records (Bloomington, MN), Amoeba Music (San Francisco, CA), Aron’s Records (Los Angeles, CA), Bibelot Music (Baltimore, MD), Book Cellar (Waupaca, WI), Cactus Music & Video (Houston, TX), CD Central (Lexington, KY), CD Spectrum (Conifer, CO), Cellophane Square (Seattle, Bellevue, Bellingham, WA), Country Rock Specialisten (Gothenburg, Sweden), Disc Exchange (Knoxville, TN), Down Home Music (El Cerrito, CA), Ear X-Tacy (Louisville, KY), Ernie November #1 (Sioux Falls, SD), House Of Records (Eugene, OR), Joseph-Beth (Lexington, KY), The Last Unicorn (New Hartford, NY), Local Flavor (Austin, TX), Locals Only (Portland, OR), Lou’s Records, (Encinitas, CA), Mad City Music (Madison, WI), Main Street Music (Philadelphia, PA), Maximum Music (San Rafael, CA), Miles Of Music (mail order), Music Millennium (Portland, OR), New World Record (Buffalo, NY), Olsson’s Books & Records (Rockville, MD), Park Ave. CD (Winter Park, FL), Phil’s CDs (Ft. Thomas, KY), Plan 9 (Richmond, Charlottsville, Harrisonburg, VA), Premier CDs (Pittsburgh, PA), Rebop (Ithaca, NY), Record Archive (Rochester, NY), Rockabillys (Shelby Township, MI), Sal’s Music Emporium (Iowa City, IA), Sounds Familiar (Myrtle Beach, SC), Street Side Records (St. Louis, MO), Twist And Shout (Denver, CO), Uncle Buck’s (Oxford, MS), Village Records (Shawnee, KS), Virgin Megastore (Denver, CO), Wherehouse #8020 (Friendswood, TX), Wildman Steve’s Records (Auburn, AL), Wuxtry Records (Decatur, GA).

Enjoy the ND archives? Consider making a donation with PayPal or send a check to:
No Depression, 460 Bush St., San Francisco, CA 94108


Did you enjoy this article? Start a discussion about it, or find out what others are saying in the No Depression Community forum.

Join the Discussion »

Find out what's going on in roots music. Share concert photos and videos, learn about new artists, blog about the music you love.

Join the No Depression Community »

Originally Featured in Issue #22 July-Aug 1999

Cover of Issue #22 July-Aug 1999

Sorry, this issue is SOLD OUT

Buy our history before it’s gone!

Each issue is artfully designed and packed full of great photos that you don‘t get online. Visit the No Depression store to own a piece of history.

Visit the No Depression Store »

From the Blogs

  • Rod Kennedy (1930-2014) and the Kerrville Folk Festival - Interview & Remembrance
    Rod Kennedy’s legacy is incalculable for those who truly love music, he departed this earthly plane on Monday 14th April 2014. R.I.P. The following “warts and all” late May 1986 interview with Mr. Kennedy, the founder of the Kerrville Folk Festival, was the lead feature in the debut issue of the Kerrville Kronikle fanzine sometime around 1988. No serendipity […]
  • MerleFest - Wilkesboro, North Carolina - April 24-27 2014
    While there are quite a few notable festivals that begin earlier than late April, many of us kick off the festival season by trekking to not your normal community college, the Wilkes Community College in the rolling hills of north central North Carolina where MerleFest has been held every year since 1988. Named in honor of Merle Watson who lived nearby, 2014 […]
  • Americana Boogie new releases for the week of April 15th... Rodney Crowell, Bobby Bare Jr, Moot Davis, Secret Sisters, Ray Bonneville and more
    BOBBY BARE JR. Undefeated (Bloodshot) Bobby Bare, Jr. could've phoned in a career. He could've exploited the fact that he s the son of Country Music Hall of Famer Bobby Bare, instead, he blazed a path of unique songwriting… […]
  • Five Questions: Kris Orlowski
    With his new album, Believer, Seattle's Kris Orlowski steps forward in two new directions. First, it's a full-length record (after three EPs) and, second, he's a band (not just a singer/songwriter). Listening to the depth and breadth of Believer, both points ring out loud and clear -- it's a solid collection of songs rendered in big sonic […]
  • Catie Curtis - Flying Dream (Album Review)
    Curtis’ Flying Dream is carpeted wall-to-wall by songs that explore the many shades of ‘love.’ This year Maine bred Catie Curtis celebrates quarter-of-a-century as a recording artist. Commencing with the self-released, cassette-only album Dandelion (1989), Curtis’… […]
  • Lydia Loveless - Somewhere Else (Album Review)
    I’ve heard a lot of really unique descriptions of Lydia Loveless's new album, "Somewhere Else".  It’s always X + Y that supposedly equals a new sound.  None of them seem to capture the essence of the record for me.  On Loveless’s Facebook page, her sound is described as “Loretta Lynn and Patti Smith slamming shots at a Midwestern dive bar whil […]

Shop Amazon by clicking through this logo to support NoDepression.com. We get a percentage of every purchase you make!

Subscribe To the No Depression Newsletter

Subscribe to the No Depression Newsletter