Wednesday, September 23, 2009

90s

So the 90s were my major introduction to the music world, i started buying my own albums in the 90s and started to develop what i listened to. Now this list is definately not reflective of what i actually listened to entirely in the 90s, see you will notice an absence of Limp Bizkit, Korn, Marilyn Manson, etc.... I did listen to those bands and loved them for a brief period of time before the Fall and Winter of 1997. Around October my best friend in high school told me that his cousin saw this one band in Alaska that was amazing and his cousin bought him one of their cds. The band was Modest Mouse and the album was Lonesome Crowded West. Now you will notice that album isnt on the list, because i feel they did their best work with the moon and antarctica. But whatever, so in November of that year my Mom got me Spin magazine through my little brother's magazine drive and the first issue i got was the "Best albums of 1997" issue. This issue changed my listening habits forever. On the list were Radiohead's Ok Computer, Geraldine Fibbers' Butch, Sleater Kinney's Dig Me Out, Belle and Sebastian's If You're Feeling Sinister, Bjork's Homogenic, Yo La Tengo's I can Hear the heart beating and Pavement's Brighten the Corners. So the next day i Bought all of those and the next day after that i brought Pavement to school and Blew our minds for good.

So here they are, the albums that molded my current taste and some albums that are currently molding my taste,

In my opinion the best albums of the 90s



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Fugazi-Repeater(1990)
Post Punk, Funk Punk, Political Punk


The KLF-Chill Out(1990)
Ambient, Soundscapes, Sample Based Music,Americana


The La's-Self Titled(1990)
Jangle Pop, Brit Pop, Skiffle


Lubricated Goat-Psychedelicatessen(1990)
Pigfuck, Thrash Rock, Punk


They Might Be Giants-Flood(1990)
Quirky Rock, Indie Rock, Art Pop


The Bevis Frond-New River Head(1991)
Psych Rock, Post Rock, Folk


Black Sheep-A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing(1991)
Hip Hop


Death-Human(1991)
Technical Metal, Speed Metal


Del Tha Funky Homosapien-I Wish My Brother George Was Here(1991)
Hip Hop


The Jesus Lizard-Goat(1991)
Pigfuck, Trash Rock, Sludge Rock


The Orb-Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld(1991)
Techno, Ambient, Experimental


Sebadoh-3(1991)
Indie Rock


Slint-Spiderland(1991)
Post Rock, Experimental


Ween-The Pod(1991)
Art Pop, Fucking Around, Rock n Roll, Funk


Bikini Kill-Pussy Whipped(1992)
Riot Grrl, Punk


Cows-Cunning Stunts(1992)
Pigfuck, Punk, Rock n Roll


Sonic Youth-Dirty(1992)
Indie Rock, Noise Rock


The Breeders-Last Splash(1993)
Indie Rock, Summertime Funtime Rock n Roll


Cop Shoot Cop-Ask Questions Later(1993)
Pigfuck, Industrial, Rock n Roll


PJ Harvey-Rid Of Me(1993)
Hard Rock, Singer Songwriter, Blues Rock


Jellyfish-Spilt Milk(1993)
Art Pop, Orchestral Pop, Indie Pop


Nirvana-In Utero(1993)
Noise Rock, Rock N Roll


Wu Tang-Enter the 36 Chambers(1993)
Hip Hop


Bob Drake-What Day Is It?(1994)
Experimental, Prog, Art Pop


Built To Spill-There's Nothing Wrong With Love(1994)
Indie Rock


Lisa Germano-Geek the Girl(1994)
Singer Songwriter, Drone Rock


Gravediggaz-6 Feet Deep(1994)
Hip Hop, Horrorcore


KMD-Black Bastards(1994)
Hip Hop


Pavement-Crooked Rain Crooked Rain(1994)
Indie Rock


S.E. Rogie-Dead Men Don't Smoke Marijuana(1994)
Sierra Leone Palm Wine Music, Folk


Shudder To Think-Pony Express Record(1994)
Operatic Rock, Art Pop, Alternative Rock


Elastica-Self Titled(1995)
Punk, Britpop


GZA-Liquid Swords(1995)
Hip Hop


Autechre-Tri Repetae++(1996)
IDM, Techno, Experimental


Brainiac-Hissing Prigs In Static Couture(1996)
Noise Rock, Experimental


Dr. Octagon-Dr. Octagonecologyst(1996)
Hip Hop, Horrorcore, The start of backpacker hip hop


Tool Aenima(1996)
Metal, Prog, Experimental


Tortoise-Millions Now Living Will Never Die(1996)
Experimental, Post Rock, Jazz


Walt Mink-El Producto(1996)
Indie Rock


Weezer-Pinkerton(1996)
Indie Rock, Alternative Rock, Start of Emo?


The Wrens-Secaucus(1996)
Indie Rock


Belle and Sebastian-If You're Feeling Sinister(1997)
Orchestral Pop, Folk, Art Pop


Ben Folds Five-Whatever and Ever, Amen(1997)
Piano Based Rock, Singer Songwriter, Indie Rock


Bjork-Homogenic(1997)
Experimental Pop


The Chemical Brothers-Dig Your Own Hole(1997)
Big Beat, Techno, Experimental


The Geraldine Fibbers-Butch(1997)
Riot Grrl, Country Rock, Folk Rock




Harvey Milk-The Pleaser/Goodwill and Courtesy Towards All Men(1997/1996)
Experimental Metal, Post Rock, Drone Metal


The Monorchid-Let Them Eat...(1997)
Punk


Radiohead-OK Computer(1997)
Art Pop, Experimental Rock


Sleater Kinney-Dig Me Out(1997)
Riot Grrl, Indie Rock, Punk


Smart Went Crazy-Con Art(1997)
Experimental Indie Rock


Yo La Tengo-I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One(1997)
Indie Rock


Boredoms-Super AE(1998)
Experimental Noise, Jazz, Krautrock, Psych Rock


Cornelius-Fantasma(1998)
Sample based Experimental Electronic Pop


Local H-Pack Up the Cats(1998)
Hard Rock, Alternative Rock


Neutral Milk Hotel-In the Aeroplane Over the Sea(1998)
Folk, Psychedelic


Quasi-Featuring Birds(1998)
Indie Rock


Queens Of the Stone Age-Self Titled(1998)
Hard Rock, Sludge Rock


Royal Trux-Accelerator(1998)
Noise based Blues Rock


Elliott Smith-XO(1998)
Folk, Orchestral Pop


12 Rods-Split Personalities(1998)
Experimental Indie Pop


Fiona Apple-When the Pawn...(1999)
Singer Songwriter, Orchestral Pop


Beck-Midnite Vultures(1999)
Funk, Hip Hop, Experimental Pop


Bonnie Prince Billy-I See A Darkness(1999)
Folk, Country


The Dismemberment Plan-Emergency and I(1999)
Indie Rock, Experimental Pop Punk


Dr. Dooom-First Come, First Served(1999)
Hip Hop, Horrorcore


The Flaming Lips-The Soft Bulletin(1999)
Experimental Pop


The Magnetic Fields-69 Love Songs Vol 1-3(1999)
Experimental Pop, Indie Rock

4 comments:

  1. excellent list. certainly enhanced by the inclusion of autechre.

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  2. I would add to your list, which is pretty damn good, by adding (inclusingd some alternative albums to one's you guys selected): MOdest Mouse's Lonesome Crowded West, Public Enemy's Fear of A Black Planet, Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Vol. 2, Ova;s' 94 Diskont, Teenage Filmstars' Star, A Tribe Called Quest's Low End Theory, Disco Inferno's D.I. Go Pop, DJ Pika Pika Pika's PLanetary Natural Love Gas Webbin' 199999, Coldcut's Journeys by DJ: 70 Minutes of Madness, Surgeon's Force+Form, Thomas Brinkmann's Studio 1 Variationen or Concept 1 Variations, DJ Shadow's Endtroducing, Boards of Canada's Music Has the Right To Children, Seefeel's (Ch-vox) or Quique can't decide, Slowdive's Pygmalion, Olivia Tremor Control's Dusk At Cubist Castle, Polygon Window's Surfing On Sine Waves, Nas's Illmatic, Mouse On Mars's Iaora Tahiti, Merzbow's Pulse Demon, Melvin's Lysol, M:I:5's Massstab 1:5, Philip Jeck's Surf, Plastikman's Musik, God Bullies' Dog Show, Grandaddy's Under The Western Freeway, Guided By Voices' Bee Thousand, A Guy Called Gerald's Black Secret Technology, K.M.D.'s Mr. Hood, Dead C's Harsh 70's Reality, Coil's Love's Secret Domain, Biosphere's Microgravity, Corrupted's Paso Inferior, Amon Tobin's Bricolage, Porter Ricks' Biokenetics, Earth's Earth 2, Pita's Get Out, Black Moon's Enter Da Stage, Cocteau Twins' Heaven or Las Vegas, Pole's 1, Mercury Rev's Deserter Songs or Yerself Is Steam, Current 93's Thunder Perfect Mind, Cristian Vogel's Al Time Has Come To An End, X-102's Explores The Rings of Saturn, Organum's Sphyx, Gang Starr's Daily Operation, Royal Trux's Twin Infinitives, Loop's A Gilded Eternity, Brainbomb's Urge To Kill, Emperor's In the Nightside Eclipse, Boris's Amplifier Worship, Main's Hz, Burning Witch's Towers, Lustmord's Heresy, Monolake's Hongkong,Move D's Kunststoff

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