Top Albums / Bands of the 1990s

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    Top Albums / Bands of the 1990s

    If an entire decade of music passed (you) by without notice, then there's either something wrong with you (ha), or something wrong with the music.     Just kidding ...

    I doubt that's the case, in all honesty.  Perhaps you were pre-occupied or still getting over the music of the previous decade.   No matter.   Recorded music, now more accessible than ever, available 24/7, is there for the taking, and exploring; to me, it's almost more fun to play the catch up game and have my eyes opened after the crowds have dissipated and the publicity has all but vanished. 

    Here's a sample "Top Albums of the '90s" list that I found; I'm posting it for a baseline, and a baseline only.   It's not supposed to be definitive, but rather, provides a quick take on some of the most ground-breaking albums from some of the signature bands of that decade.

    Do you think the albums on this list have left an indelible mark?

    10. OK Computer - Radiohead   (1997)

    9.  Metallica - Metallica (1991)  [commercial breakthrough]

    8.  Monster - REM  (1994)

    7.  Weezer (aka The Blue Album) -- Weezer (1994)

    6.   Out of Time - REM  (1991)

    5.   Ten - Pearl Jam  (1991)

    4.   What's the Story, Morning Glory -- Oasis (1995)

    3.   Jagged Little Pill - Alanis Morissette  (1995)

    2.   Never Mind - Nirvana  (1991)

    1.  Blood Sugar Se x Magik - Red Hot Chili Peppers (1991)

     Honorable mentions (for starters): Achtung Baby and Zooropa (U2 -- though not a nineties band); Siamese Dream (Smashing Pumpkins) ; Dookie (Green Day)  

    Many, many more ...

    Overall, what's your reaction to the list?  
    What additional albums are on your radar for either "bests" or that represent the decade in terms of what was fresh and innovative?  

     
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    Re: Top Albums / Bands of the 1990s

    I'd probably have Soundgarden -"Superunknown" and  Offspring's - "Smash" on the list.Both albums debuted in 1994

     
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    I think Never Mind and Weezer deserve...Well maybe they all deserve.. who knows.. There are plenty in my collection that wouldn't come near cracking this list though

     
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    That actually looks like a pretty reasonable list to me.

     
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    Surprised to see Beck's Odelay not on the top ten list. 

     
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    Only one...maybe two...of these LPs would make my list, which would indeed be tough to narrow down.  Some obvious omissions:

    My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

    Massive Attack - Mezzanine

    Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea

    Morphine - Cure For Pain

    Pixies - Bossanova

    PJ Harvey - Rid Of Me

    Jeff Buckley - Grace

    Flaming Lips - Clouds Taste Metallic

    Pavement - Slanted & Enchanted

    I could go on and on....  This is one of my favorite, most personal eras of music.  So much going on all at once and from such different angles in a grand convergence of vinyl, cassette and CD.

     

     
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    In response to bellhorn_'s comment:

    'Neutral Milk Hotel'......this dude cracks me up.....the over-the-top pretentiousness....priceless.

     



    Once again, a thumbs down from a perverse idiot troll = a thumbs up from a normal person.  I have to check out Neutral Milk Hotel.

     
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    I would say Sublime self's titled album. Also Superunknown by Soundgarden, and a lot of the others like Ten, the Blue Album, Dookie.

     

    Belhorn, since you have nothing useful to add how about just having a glass of Shut the Hell Up

     
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    In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment:

     Once again, a thumbs down from a perverse idiot troll = a thumbs up from a normal person.  I have to check out Neutral Milk Hotel. 

    Neutral Milk Hotel was one of phsmith's favorite bands (I'm pretty sure you remember him).  

    If I recall correctly (not certain), he used to be accusatory that the Decemberists were a rip off of NMH.    There are a bunch of bands that phsmith liked that were all in that same lo-fi style:  Bon Iver, Arcade Fire, Franz Ferdinand (he was a big fan), etc.   I know very little about NMH, other than what I recall from phsmith's remarks and reviews.  

     

     
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    I primarily started this thread b/c I noticed that a few people mentioned that the music of the nineties hadn't left any distinct impression on them.  Me?  I'm stuck in the 1990s because the music was so good;  most of the 'new' music in my collection is from that decade, or from a band that was formed in that decade, or the late 1980s, too.   

    We discussed the 1990s a long time ago,  so I thought a new discussion would be illuminating and we could re-visit some of the highlights.

    Insofar as the list in my OP, it's not from RS or Billboard or any of the usual mainstream listmakers.  I saw it on a site that used input from their own member community and averaged out the results to create the list.    There was disagreement from the site community, too, but that's par for the course.   

    It's a mere 10 albums.   So feel free to add your own opinion, if you have one.   Bellhorn sure doesn't have any trouble adding his opinion, not that it's of any value.  :P

     
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    Belhorn you are such an unfunny annoying crumb

     
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    In response to bellhorn_'s comment:

    My Bloody Valentine

    Massive Attack

    Neutral Milk Hotel

    Morphine

    Pixies

    PJ Harvey

    Jeff Buckley

    Flaming Lips

    Pavement

     

    too much

     


    Too much of what...?

     

     
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    In response to bellhorn_'s comment:

    a lot of soulless music in the 90's....not exactly a high point in the history of popular music. 

    Thanks for your opinion.  Do you think the nineties were worse than the eighties in terms of soulless music?  And who needs soulful music all the time, anyhow.   Very pretentious.  

    You know, bellhorn, you're growing on me.   :P   

     



     
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    Some of my favorite albums of the 90's:

    Blue Oyster Cult - Heaven Forbid (quelle surprise)

    Soul Asylum - Grave Dancer's Union

    Collective Soul - (2nd album)

    Collective Soul - Dosage

    Odds - Good Weird Feeling

    Odds - Nest (my favorite album of the last 25 years)

     
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    Re: Top Albums / Bands of the 1990s

    Dogman -- King's X

    Jar of Flies/SAP   --  Alice in Chains 

    The Bends --  Radiohead  

    Mother Love Bone

    Vitology -- Pearl Jam

     

     

     
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    Re: Top Albums / Bands of the 1990s

    Dirt - Alice in Chains needs to be on this list.

     
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