Monday, January 16, 2017

Best Of The 1990s-Part 10-The Best Albums From The Year 1999

Hello and welcome to the tenth and last installment of the best albums from the 1990s. For this series I tried to cover as many different musical genres as I could that happened to exist at the time. As you go through these lists you will notice interesting things. Some years were better for rock, some were better for hip hop, you get to see a rise in electronic music through the 90s. So come with us, take this journey and for right now check out the best albums of 1999! We hope you enjoyed these and tune back in soon for the best of the 80s and the best of the 70s!

1. Magnetic Fields-69 Love Songs(Merge)

Genre: Indie Pop, Chamber Pop, Synthpop, Twee Pop, Indie Folk

2. The Flaming Lips-The Soft Bulletin(Warner Bros)

Genre: Neo Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop, Art Pop, Progressive Pop

3. Dismemberment Plan-Emergency and I(DeSoto)

Genre: Indie Rock, Post-Hardcore, Math Rock

4. Beck-Midnite Vultures(Bong Load)

Genre: Funk Rock, Alternative Rock, Funk, Disco, Electronic, Alternative Dance

5. Fiona Apple-When the Pawn(Clean Slate/Epic)

Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Piano Rock, Art Pop, Chamber Pop

6. Built To Spill-Keep It Like A Secret(Warner Bros)

Genre: Indie Rock

7. Mr. Bungle-California(Warner Bros)

Genre: Experimental Rock, Art Rock, Surf Rock, Doo-Wop, Pop Rock, Avant Garde Metal

8. Skull Kontrol-Defiate Beyond All Means Of Capture(Touch and Go)

Genre: Post-Hardcore, Noise Rock

9. Pharoahe Monch-Internal Affairs(Rawkus)

Genre: East Coast Hip Hop, Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop

10. Polaris-Music From the Adventures Of Pete and Pete(Mezzotint)

Genre: Jangle Pop, Indie Pop, Television Music, Power Pop, Alternative Rock

11. MK Ultra-The Dream Is Over(Artichoke)

Genre: Indie Rock

12. The Olivia Tremor Control-Black Foliage: Animation Music Volume 1(The Blue Rose Record Company)

Genre: Neo Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop, Sound Collage, Field Recordings, LO-FI, Musique Concrete, Progressive Pop, Sunshine Pop

13. Royal Trux-Veterans Of Disorder(Drag City)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Noise Rock

14. Sleater Kinney-The Hot Rock(Kill Rock Stars)

Genre: Indie Rock, Riot Grrl

15. Fatso Jetson-Toasted(Bong Load)

Genre: Stoner Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Jam Band, Blues Rock

16. The Beta Band-Self Titled(Astralwerks)

Genre: Neo Psychedelia, Experimental Rock, Indietronica, Abstract Hip Hop, Trip Hop, Sound Collage, Post-Rock, Indie Rock

17. Quasi-Field Studies(UP!)

Genre: Indie Rock, Indie Pop

18. Bonnie Prince Billy-Now I See A Darkness(Palace)

Genre: Americana, Singer/Songwriter, Alt-Country, Contemporary Folk, Slowcore, Indie Folk

19. Burning Airlines-Mission Control!(DeSoto)

Genre: Post-Hardcore, Indie Rock, Alternative Rock, Noise Rock

20. Dr. Dooom-First Come, First Served(Funky Ass)

Genre: Hardcore Hip Hop, Horrorcore, Abstract Hip Hop

21. Mouse On Mars-Niun Niggung(Sonig/Rough Trade/Our Choice)

Genre: IDM, Indietronica, Glitch Pop, Glitch

22. Le Tigre-Self Titled(Mr. Lady)

Genre: Dance Punk, Riot Grrl, Indietronica, Electroclash, New Wave

23. Witchypoo-Pitching Woo(Vermiform)

Genre: Experimental Rock

24. Coil-Musick To Play In the Dark(Chalice)

Genre: Electronic, Experimental, Post-Industrial, Dark Ambient, Spoken Word, Berlin School, Glitch, Progressive Electronic

25. Gas-Konigsforst(Mille Plateaux)

Genre: Ambient Techno, Minimal Techno, Ambient

26. Sleep-Jerusalem(Rise Above)

Genre: Stoner Metal, Doom Metal, Drone Metal

27. Prince Paul-A Prince Among Theives(Tommy Boy)

Genre: East Coast Hip Hop, Boom Bap, Gangsta Rap, Conscious Hip Hop

28. Elevator Through-Vague Premonition(Sonic Unyon)

Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Psychedelic Folk

29. MF Doom-Operation Doomsday(Fondle' Em)

Genre: East Coast Hip Hop, Abstract Hip Hop, Turntablism, Experimental Hip Hop

30. Dillinger Escape Plan-Calculating Infinity(Relapse)

Genre: Mathcore

31. Neurosis-Times Of Grace(Relapse)

Genre: Atmospheric Sludge Metal, Sludge Metal, Post-Rock, Doom Metal, Post-Hardcore

32. Sigur Ros-Agaetis Byrjun(Smekkleysa)

Genre: Post-Rock, Dream Pop, Ambient

33. Botch-We Are The Romans(Hydra Head)

Genre: Mathcore, Metalcore, Post-Hardcore

34. Brainbombs-Urge To Kill(Load)

Genre: Noise Rock, Garage Rock, Garage Punk

35. XTC-Apple Venus Volume 1(Cooking Vinyl)

Genre: Chamber Pop, Pop Rock, Art Pop, Baroque Pop, Progressive Pop

36. Eminem-The Slim Shady LP(Aftermath Entertainment/Interscope)

Genre: Hardcore Hip Hop, Horrorcore, Comedy Rap

37. Lightning Bolt-Self Titled(Load)

Genre: Noise Rock, Math Rock, Noise, Brutal Prog

38. Cavity-Supercollider(Man's Ruin)

Genre: Sludge Metal, Stoner Metal, Doom Metal

39. Ol' Dirty Bastard-Nigga Please(Elektra)

Genre: East Coast Hip Hop, Abstract Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop, Boom Bap

40. Handsome Boy Modeling School-So...How's Your Girl?(Tommy Boy)

Genre: Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop, Instrumental Hip Hop, Turntablism

Friday, January 13, 2017

Best Of The 1990s-Part 9-The Best Albums From The Year 1998

Hello and welcome to the ninth installment of the best albums from the 1990s. For this series I tried to cover as many different musical genres as I could that happened to exist at the time. As you go through these lists you will notice interesting things. Some years were better for rock, some were better for hip hop, you get to see a rise in electronic music through the 90s. So come with us, take this journey and for right now check out the best albums of 1998! ENJOY!

1. Boredoms-Super AE(WEA Japan/A.K.A.)

Genre: Experimental Rock, Noise Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Krautrock, Space Rock

2. Quasi-Featuring Birds(UP!)

Genre: Indie Rock, Indie Pop

3. Neutral Milk Hotel-In the Aeroplane Over the Sea(Merge)

Genre: Indie Folk, Indie Rock, Psychedelic Folk, Singer/Songwriter, LO-FI

4. Queens Of the Stone Age-Self Titled(Man's Ruin)

Genre: Stoner Rock, Hard Rock, Alternative Rock

5. Royal Trux-Accelerator(Drag City)

Genre: Noise Rock, Indie Rock

6. Elliott Smith-XO(Dreamworks)

Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Indie Pop, Chamber Pop, Indie Folk

7. Local H-Pack Up the Cats(Island)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Hard Rock, Post-Grunge

8. Beck-Mutations(DGC)

Genre: Folk Rock, Alternative Rock, Neo Psychedelia, Contemporary Folk, Alt-Country

9. Mercury Rev-Deserter's Songs(V2)

Genre: Chamber Pop, Neo Psychedelia, Dream Pop, Psychedelic Pop

10. Clutch-The Elephant Riders(Columbia)

Genre: Stoner Rock, Hard Rock, Blues Rock

11. The Beta Band-The Three EPs(Regal)

Genre: Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Indietronica, Folk Rock

12. Rufus Wainwright-Self Titled(Dreamworks)

Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Classical Crossover

13. 12 Rods-Split Personalities(V2)

Genre: Indie Rock, Alternative Rock, Power Pop

14. C Average-Self Titled(Kill Rock Stars)

Genre: Heavy Metal, Garage Rock

15. Boards Of Canada-Music Has the Right To Children(Warp/Skam)

Genre: IDM, Ambient Techno, Downtempo, Ambient

16. Billy Bragg and Wilco-Mermaid Avenue(Elektra)

Genre: Alt-Country, Americana, Folk Rock

17. Gas-Zauberberg(Mille Plateaux)

Genre: Ambient Techno, Minimal Techno, Ambient, Dark Ambient

18. The Coup-Steal This Album(Dogday/Polemic)

Genre: Political Hip Hop, West Coast Hip Hop, Conscious Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop, Funk

19. Air-Moon Safari(Source/Virgin)

Genre: Downtempo, Ambient Pop, French Pop

20. Meshuggah-Chaosphere(Nuclear Blast)

Genre: Djent, Progressive Metal, Technical Thrash Metal

21. Eels-Electro Shock Blues(Dreamworks)

Genre: Indie Pop, Singer/Songwriter, Indie Rock, Chamber Pop

22. Tripping Daisy-Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb(Island)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Neo Psychedelia, Noise Pop, Power Pop

23. Massive Attack-Mezzanine(Circa/Virgin)

Genre: Trip Hop, Downtempo, Dub, Post Industrial

24. Hum-Downward Is Heavenward(RCA)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Post-Hardcore, Shoegaze, Space Rock, Math Rock

25. Lucinda Williams-Car Wheels On A Gravel Road(Mercury)

Genre: Alt-Country, Americana, Singer/Songwriter, Country Rock, Roots Rock

26. Plastikman-Consumed(Novamute)

Genre: Minimal Techno, Dark Ambient, Ambient Techno, Acid Techno

27. Time Machines-Self Titled(Eskaton)

Genre: Drone

28. Tortoise-TNT(Thrill Jockey)

Genre: Post-Rock, Experimental Rock, Jazz Rock, Dub, Minimalism, Krautrock

29. Squarepusher-Music Is Rotted One Note(Warp)

Genre: Electronic, Jazz Fusion, IDM, Ambient, Nu Jazz

30. Andre Williams-Silky(In The Red)

Genre: Garage Punk, Punk Blues, Blues

31. Caustic Resin-The Medicine's All Gone(Alias)

Genre: Space Rock, Grunge, Indie Rock, Psychedelic Rock

32. Beastie Boys-Hello Nasty(Grand Royal)

Genre: East Coast Hip Hop, Instrumental Hip Hop, Abstract Hip Hop, Turntableism, Electro

33. Gorguts-Obscura(Olympic/Slipdisc/Mercury)

Genre: Technical Death Metal, Avant Garde Metal

34. June Of 44-Four Great Points(Quarterstick)

Genre: Post-Rock, Post-Hardcore, Math Rock

35. Soul Coughing-El Oso(Slash/Warner Bros)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Drum N Bass, Nu Jazz, Post-Rock

36. Phantom Planet-Phantom Planet Is Missing(Geffen)

Genre: Pop

37. The Monorchid-Who Put Out the Fire?(Touch and Go)

Genre: Post-Hardcore, Noise Rock, Post-Punk, Math Rock

38. System Of A Down-Self Titled(American Recordings)

Genre: Alternative Metal

39. Halo Benders-The Rebel's Not In(K)

Genre: Indie Rock

40. R.E.M.-Up(Warner Bros)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Art Pop