Your top five album of the 90's?

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  1. four sticks

    four sticks Senior Member

    Slayer / Seasons In The Abyss (1990)
    The Black Crowes / The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion (1992)
    John Mellencamp / Whenever We Wanted (1991)
    Soundgarden / Badmotorfinger (1991)
    Tom Petty / Wildflowers (1994)
  2. DiBosco

    DiBosco Forum Resident

    West Yorkshire, UK
    XTC - Nonsuch 92
    Lloyd Cole - Lloyd Cole 90
    Katydids - Katydids or Shangri La (both are equally as excellent) 90/91
    Crowded House - Woodface 91
    Shawn Colvin - A Few Small Repairs 96
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  3. troggy

    troggy Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow

    Benton, Illinois
    The Muffs - Happy Birthday To Me
    Material Issue - Destination Universe
    The Original Sins - Turn You On
    The Mummies - Party At Steve's House
    The Hate Bombs - Here Comes Treble

    ...or five others.
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  4. troggy

    troggy Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow

    Benton, Illinois
    I'm glad that someone mentioned these.
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  5. Beamish13

    Beamish13 Forum Resident

    Love the Shawn Colvin record and Lloyd Cole’s Don’t Get Weird on Me, Babe
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  6. Dalziel53

    Dalziel53 Forum Resident

    Mule Variations
    Rumour and Sigh
    Fully Completely
    Mermaid Avenue
  7. supersquonk

    supersquonk Forum Resident

    1) Radiohead - OK Computer
    2) U2 - Achtung Baby
    3) Blur - Parklife
    4) XTC - Apple Venus
    5) Weezer - Pinkerton
  8. supersquonk

    supersquonk Forum Resident

    Disagree. 90s was the last gasp of rock. Some gems, but the decade pales in comparison to late 60s, 70s, and early 80s. Any individual year from 67-82 saw more quality records than all of the 90s.
  9. DiBosco

    DiBosco Forum Resident

    West Yorkshire, UK
    Don’t Get Weird on Me, Babe is a funny album, the first side is great but I couldn't get on with side two at all. My recollection is they were like sides from two different albums. I must give it another go! I know people overuse this type of phrase a lot, but man, Lloyd Cole's 80s/early 90s stuff is criminally under appreciated.

    There can't be many bands who produced a pair of such excellent albums only to get dropped by idiot record companies. I've bought Susie's solo efforts, but they're not in the same league, sadly.
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  10. Brewmeister

    Brewmeister Forum Resident

    The Sundays - Reading Writing & Arithmetic
    Aimee Mann - Whatever
    Tribe - Sleeper
    Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend
    Juliana Hatfield - Hey Babe
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  11. PacificOceanBlue

    PacificOceanBlue Senior Member

    The Southwest
    It was hard to narrow it down to 5 albums. The 90's produced a wide range of great music.
  12. planetexpress

    planetexpress Hypnotist Collector

    It's always a little silly to condense an entire decade into a handful of albums but here goes:

    Los Lobos - The Neighborhood (1990)
    Chris Whitley - Living With the Law (1991)
    Dead Man Walking Soundtrack (1996)
    The Tragically Hip - Phantom Power (1998)
    Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile (1999)
  13. Brewmeister

    Brewmeister Forum Resident

    True great music in that decade, but it might be fair to say that is was disproportionately in the first half or so 90-94 or 95. Pinkerton is the only album I can think of off the top of my head from 96-99 that I like more than 2 songs on.
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  14. friend74

    friend74 Forum Resident

    5 albums for a whole decade is impossible. the moment I send my 5 to the forum the next 5 come to mind...

    Boards of Canada - Music Has The Right To Children (1998)
    Neurosis - Enemy Of The Sun (1993)
    The Verve - A Storm In Heaven (1993)
    Brutal Truth - Need To Control (1994)
    Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (1994)

    Special mention to Voivod - Angel Rat, Slowdive - Souvlaki and the first Daisy Chainsaw, first Hole, Sleep, Autechre and, and, and... and...
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  15. Flaevius

    Flaevius Left of the dial

    Essex, UK
    1. Alice In Chains - Dirt
    2. Portishead - Dummy
    3. Bjork - Homogenic
    4. Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger
    5. Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine

    I am set on the first four; the fifth could reasonably have been any of:

    Alice In Chains - Jar of Flies
    Bjork - Post
    Jeff Buckley - Grace
    Massive Attack - Mezzanine
    Mother Love Bone - Apple
    Portishead - Portishead
    Prodigy - Fat of the Land
    Rush - Counterparts
    The Gathering - How To Measure A Planet?
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  16. cwd

    cwd Forum Resident

    Clarksville, TN
    This list is a tough one-90s music gets slammed at times but reviewing it, so much great stuff.

    Achtung, Baby: U2
    Ragged Glory: Neil Young
    TBYML: PJ Harvey
    Gentlemen: Afghan Whigs
    Dummy: Portishead

    Yeah, I slipped in another

    And I'm leaving off OK Computer, Superunknown, Ten Summoner's Tales, Metallica, Siamese Dream, more stuff by Afghan Whigs/PJ Harvey/U2, Spooky, Kamakiriad, Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space, etc.
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  17. c-eling

    c-eling Fruit Juice Everywhere

    Couple favorites from 100's off hand :)
    FLA-Tactical Neural Implant, 1992
    KMFDM-Money, 1992
    Treble Charger-Maybe It's Me, 1997
    Front 242- Tyranny >For You<, 1991
    Cocteau Twins-Four-Calendar Cafe, 1993
  18. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...

    Nirvana ... "Nevermind"

    Nirvana ... "In Utero"

    Elastica ... "Elastica"

    Sinéad O'Connor ... "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got"

    Smashing Pumpkins ... "Siamese Dream"
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  19. TurtleIsland

    TurtleIsland Forum Resident

    A few others:

    Mazzy Star - So Tonight I Might See
    Leftfield - Leftism
    R.E.M. - Monster
    Tool - Ænema

    And has anyone mentioned this one yet? Maybe not an album, per se, but massive nonetheless:

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  20. redmedicine

    redmedicine Pop Punk Psych Prog

    Portland, OR
    1. Fugazi - Red Medicine
    2. Radiohead - OK Computer
    3. U2 - Zooropa
    4. REM - Automatic for the People
    5. Nirvana - Nevermind

    the next 10 are more interesting
    6. The Replacements - All Shook Down
    7. Mike Watt - Contemplating the Engine Room
    8. Sonic Youth - Washing Machine
    9. American Music Club - Mercury
    10. Pearl Jam - 10
    11. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
    12. PJ Harvey - Dry
    13. Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen
    14. Sugar - Copper Blue
    15. Guided by Voices - Bee Thousand
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  21. Isamet

    Isamet Forum Resident

    New York
    Cracked View Mirror----Hootie and the Blowfish
    (What's the Story) Morning Glory----Oasis
    Jagged Little Pill----Alanis Morissette
    Lucky Town----Bruce Springsteen
  22. cwd

    cwd Forum Resident

    Clarksville, TN

    Crap, forgot Loveless and Tool...geez
  23. CybrKhatru

    CybrKhatru Music is life.

    Los Angeles
    Hard to narrow to just 5...

    For today :

    Living Colour - Time's Up
    Shawn Colvin - Fat City
    Seal - Human Being
    Toad the Wet Sprocket - Coil
    The Story - The Angel in the House
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  24. Python

    Python Forum Resident

    S.F. Bay Area
    Black Crowes - $hake Your Money Maker (1990)
    Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
    Temple Of The Dog (1991)
    Black Crowes - Southern Harmony And Musical Companion (1992)
    Pearl Jam (1993)

    Obviously pretty skewed to early in the decade and what happen to be may favorite bands and albums of all time, but just being honest...there are tons of '90s albums I love (from more than just two genres ; ) but these are truly my personal top five.
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  25. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Forum Resident

    Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Ragged Glory
    Pixies - Bossanova
    ZZ Top – Antenna
    Keziah Jones - Bluefunk Is A Fact
    Prince - Love symbol album

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