Your Top Ten Albums of the 1990s? Watch

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This is a near-impossible task, especially if you limit yourself to one album per artist like I've done...I've also put the year and my favourite track from the album underneath.

1. Music for the Jilted Generation - The Prodigy (1994)
'Their Law'

2. Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine (1992)
'Killing In The Name'

3. Ágætis byrjun - Sigur Rós (1999)
'Olsen Olsen'

4. The Downward Spiral - Nine Inch Nails (1994)
'March of the Pigs'

5. ...Endtroducing - DJ Shadow (1996)
'Building Steam With A Grain of Salt'

6. The Holy Bible - Manic Street Preachers (1994)
'Revol'

7. Fear of a Black Planet - Public Enemy (1990)
'Fight The Power'

8. Young Team - Mogwai (1997)
'Katrien'

9. Mezzanine - Massive Attack (1998)
'Angel'

10. Ænima - Tool (1996)
'Stinkfist'

It's very hard, and I'm surprised at how rock-heavy my list is, seeing as how much I enjoyed the dance music of the late 90s. 1994 was a great year in music obviously...

Anyway, what about yours? What do you think of mine?
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morgan...one question re:your list - what happened to the masterpiece that is 'Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too' by New Radicals? This was my favourite album for a long, long time.
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haha, you going to make an 80's thread next?

not in any order
  • -Massive Attack - Blue Lines
    Unfinished Sympathy
  • -Blur - Parklife
    Girls and Boys, although 13 is also from the 90's and I do prefer it parklife just sounds like a britpop album, it's more 90'sy
  • -Jeff Buckley - Grace
    Lover, You Should've Come Over, Hadn't listened to it for ages, did last night, remembered how ace it is,
  • -Manic Street Preachers - Holy Bible
    Yes - Richey Edwards killed himself, didn't he, you can't make an album like that and not be suicidal.
  • -Portishead - Dummy
    Wandering Star
  • -Radiohead - OK Computer
    Paranoid Android - Best album in the world
  • -Leftfield - Leftism
    Afro-Left
  • -My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
    Sometimes - you have to listen to it soooo loud, but it's amazing
  • -Jurassic 5 - Jurassic 5
    Concrete Schoolyard
  • -Belle and sebastian - Tigermilk
    She's losing it


Ones that only just missed out
-Ocean Colour Scene - Moseley Shoals
-Dave Matthews Band - Before these Crowded Streets
-Gomez - Bring it on
-Sebadoh - Harmacy
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(Original post by KidA)
haha, you going to make an 80's thread next?

not in any order
  • -Massive Attack - Blue Lines
    Unfinished Sympathy
  • -Blur - Parklife
    Girls and Boys, although 13 is also from the 90's and I do prefer it parklife just sounds like a britpop album, it's more 90'sy
  • -Jeff Buckley - Grace
    Lover, You Should've Come Over, Hadn't listened to it for ages, did last night, remembered how ace it is,
  • -Manic Street Preachers - Holy Bible
    Yes - Richey Edwards killed himself, didn't he, you can't make an album like that and not be suicidal.
  • -Portishead - Dummy
    Wandering Star
  • -Radiohead - OK Computer
    Paranoid Android - Best album in the world
  • -Leftfield - Leftism
    Afro-Left
  • -My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
    Sometimes - you have to listen to it soooo loud, but it's amazing
  • -Jurassic 5 - Jurassic 5
    Concrete Schoolyard
  • -Belle and sebastian - Tigermilk
    She's losing it


Ones that only just missed out
-Ocean Colour Scene - Moseley Shoals
-Dave Matthews Band - Before these Crowded Streets
-Gomez - Bring it on
-Sebadoh - Harmacy
Leftism is one of the ones that just missed out in mine...I love Rhythm and Stealth too, one of those unfairly maligned albums if you ask me.

As for Blur, I really like them but I've never got that into any of their albums, so I'm afraid I'm a bit of a best of fiend when it comes to them.

Radiohead - I still think Kid A is their best album.
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Just off the top of my head:

Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994) - Lover You Should Have Come Over
Hanson - Middle of Nowhere (1997) - Weird
Blur - Parklife (1994) - End of a Century
Weezer - Pinkerton (1996) - Fallin' For You
Lion King Soundtrack (1994) - Circle of Life
Nirvana - In Utero (1993) - Dumb
Ben Folds Five - Whatever and Ever Amen (1997) - Smoke
Brendan Benson - One Mississippi (1996) - Got No Secrets
Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993) - Today
Emmylou Harris - Wrecking Ball (1995) - Orphan Girl
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Just off the top of my head:

Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994) - Lover You Should Have Come Over
Hanson - Middle of Nowhere (1997) - Weird
Blur - Parklife (1994) - End of a Century
Weezer - Pinkerton (1996) - Fallin' For You
Lion King Soundtrack (1994) - Circle of Life
Nirvana - In Utero (1993) - Dumb
Ben Folds Five - Whatever and Ever Amen (1997) - Smoke
Brendan Benson - One Mississippi (1996) - Got No Secrets
Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993) - Today
Emmylou Harris - Wrecking Ball (1995) - Orphan Girl
great list, heh. never thought I'd see both smashing pumpkins and the lion king sound track in the same list
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The Prodigy - The Fat of the Land (1997) -Breathe
Nirvana - Nevermind (1991) - Lithium
Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994) - Grace, the last goodbye and Hallelujah
Ani Di Franco - Dilate (1996) - Untouchable Face
Portishead - Dummy (1999) - Glory Box
Marilyn Manson - Mechanical Animals (1998) - Coma White
Green Day - Nimrod (1997) - Hitchin' a Ride
Sublime - Sublime (1999) - Same in the End
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Californication (1999) - Otherside
Hanson - Middle of Nowhere (1997) - Mmmbob and the Yearbook Song
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(Original post by Vixen)
The Prodigy - The Fat of the Land (1997) -Breathe
Nirvana - Nevermind (1991) - Lithium
Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994) - Grace, the last goodbye and Hallelujah
Ani Di Franco - Dilate (1996) - Untouchable Face
Portishead - Dummy (1999) - Glory Box
Marilyn Manson - Mechanical Animals (1998) - Coma White
Green Day - Nimrod (1997) - Hitchin' a Ride
Sublime - Sublime (1999) - Same in the End
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Californication (1999) - Otherside
Hanson - Middle of Nowhere (1997) - Mmmbob and the Yearbook Song
Oh, you so copied me on the Hanson front. Yearbook spooked me as a child because I knew a Johnny (figuratively; her name wasn't Johnny) and I didn't know where she went. Was Californication 1999? I got it in year 7, but maybe I got it in 2000 and therefore I'm confused. Damn, I wanted to include that.
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great list, heh. never thought I'd see both smashing pumpkins and the lion king sound track in the same list
Those records could be on a list of 'albums with a feline theme'.
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Surprised not to see Pulp's Different Class on anyone's list here!
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in no order. . . . .

1. radiohead - OK Computer
2. blur - parklife
3. smashing pumpkins - meloncholie. . .
4. weezer - pinkerton
5. oasis - whats the story. . . .
6. red hot chili peppers - blood sugar sex magik
7. radiohead - the bends
8. sigur ros - ageatis byrjun
9. gy!be - f sharp a sharp infinity
10. portishead - dummy
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The Prodigy - Fat of The Land: (1997)
Diesel Power

Green Day - Nimrod (1997)
Platypus

Outhere Brothers Hits - (1995)
Wiggle Wiggle

Ocean Colour Scene - Moseley Shoals - (1996)
The Day We Caught The Train

Oasis - Whats The Story: Morning Glory - (1995)
Wonderwall

Sir Mix-A-Lot - Mack Daddy - (1991)
One Time's Got No Case

Blur - Parklife (1998)
Girls and Boys

Leftfield - Leftism (1995)
Song Of Life

The Shamen Collection (1999)
Ebeneezer Goode

StereoPhonics - Performance & Cocktails (1999)
Pick A Part Thats New
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Oasis - Definitely Maybe - Cigarettes and Alcohol
The Verve - Urban Hymns - Bittersweet symphony (makes me want to swagger down the street in a leather jacket)
Radiohead - OK computer - No suprises
Chemical Brothers - Music Response - Out of Control, didn't really get it when i first got it but then i rediscovered it about the same time i discovered drugs and it all came together.
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless - Sometimes, an obvious choice to be honest
The Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty - Intergalactic
Belle And Sebastian - Tigermilk - Expectations
Supergrass - Life on other planets
Green Day - Nimrod - Hitchin' a ride, i don't even like green day that much but the album was a present from someone i had a crush on so i like them more on that album
Nirvana - Nevermind - Smells like teen spirit, not even nirvana's best album but the most influential. I can still remember hearing the opening chords
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(Original post by yelwalkietalkie)
Oh, you so copied me on the Hanson front. Yearbook spooked me as a child because I knew a Johnny (figuratively; her name wasn't Johnny) and I didn't know where she went. Was Californication 1999? I got it in year 7, but maybe I got it in 2000 and therefore I'm confused. Damn, I wanted to include that.
Lol, ok you reminded me of it. Thanks for the inspiration But I thought that album was freakin' awesome. I wanted to put 'This Time Around' (their second album) but it was 2000.
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Lol, ok you reminded me of it. Thanks for the inspiration But I thought that album was freakin' awesome. I wanted to put 'This Time Around' (their second album) but it was 2000.
This Time Around is my favourite record of theirs too. If they had waited years to release that as a debut commercial record, I'm sure they wouldn't have had a hit as big as MMMBop but it would have ensured them more credibility. Their last record was such *******s though (a complete regression from This Time Around - over-produced, the lyrics were meaningless, sappy OC-soundtrack stuff). Also, having by a strange sequence of events met them a couple of times (no, I didn't stalk them, it was actually coincidence) I've realised that they genuinely aren't very intelligent people and their fans are stereotypically nutty 20-somethings whose other favourite band is Busted, so I don't really follow them any longer. I still listen to all the records up to This Time Around occassionally though. In fact, I was going to point out that This Time Around was technically their seventh release, but I figured that might make me look like a nutter (though I'm not a 20-something and Busted is certainly not my favourite band).
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Spice Girls - Spice (1996)
Love Thing

Rammstein - Herzeleid (1995)
Weisses Fleisch

Madonna - I'm Breathless (1990)
Hanky Panky

Incubus - S.C.I.E.N.C.E. (1997)
Idiot Box

The Corrs - Talk On Corners (1997)
Only When I Sleep

Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
You Oughta Know

Massive Attack - Protection (1994)
Karmacoma

Korn - Issues (1999)
Make Me Bad

The Prodigy - Fat Of The Land (1997)
Diesel Power

Sublime - 40oz. To Freedom (1992)
Date Rape
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Radiohead - Ok Computer, 1997
(Exit Music)

Radiohead - The Bends, 1995
(Black Star)

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
, 1991
(Under the Bridge)

Pulp - Different Class
, 1995
(Common People)

Jeff Buckley - Grace
, 1994
(Dream Brother)

Nirvana - Nevermind
, 1991
(Smells Like Teen Spirit)

The Offspring - Americana, 1999
(Have You Ever)

R.E.M. - Automatic For The People, 1992
(Everybody Hurts)

Travis - The Man Who
, 1999
(Driftwood)

Ah nostalgia!
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C'mon, someone has to have a pavement album!
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I'm sure plenty of people do. But we're only allowed to put our Top 10s, not every album we've ever owned from the 90s. :p:
If anyone had Crooked Rain or Slanted and Enchanted it would be in their top 10! :p:
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Is this at the time or in retropect, because if it was at the time:
Spice Girls - Spice

Britney Spears - Baby one more time

TLC - Crazysexycool

Yes, I am very, very ashamed of myself.

On retropect:
Oasis - Definately Maybe

Blur - Parklife

Radiohead - OK Computer

The Verve - Urban Hymns

Liked then and now:

Alanis Morrisette - Jagged little pill

Lauren Hill - The Miseducation of Lauren Hill

Red Hot chilli peppers - Californication

Madonna - Ray of Light (just because I'm a girl)
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