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    music from the 90's

    came across a thread on metacritic, top 100 albums of the 90's got me thinking there was so much great music from the 90's seems alack of it today...don't get me worry great bands out there these days, but after the 80's drought (with mainstream anyway) music in the 90's sounded so fresh and exciting. Maybe I am just getting old and nostaligic.

    any way decided to pick my top 5 90-99 just for the fun of it. before any one comments I was never big on the whole grunge thing... so nevermind is not in there. I have avoided complications except for one album.
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    1990

    1.Ritual de lo Habitual - Jane's Addiction

    2.Goo - Sonic Youth
    3.POD - The Breeders
    4.The Real Thing - Faith No More
    5.Heaven or Las Vegas - Cocteau Twins


    1991

    1.loveless - my bloody valentine

    2.the real ramona - throwing muses
    3.blood sugar sex magik - red hot chili peppers
    4.trompe le monde - pixies
    5.blue lines - massive attack

    1992

    1.bone machine - tom waits

    2.angel dust - faith no more
    3.dirty - sonic youth
    4.vulgar display of power - pantera
    5.Automatic For the People - R.E.M.


    1993

    1.rage against the machine - rage against the machine

    2.siamese dream - smashing pumpkins
    3.last splash - the breeders
    4. rid of me - pj harvey
    5. in utero - nirvana

    1994

    1.manic street preachers The Holy Bible

    2.Jeff Buckley Grace
    3.superunknown /soundgarden
    4.american recordings / johnny cash
    5.therapy? / troublegum

    1995

    1. Heart Worm / Whipping Boy

    2.to bring you my love / p.j. harvey
    3.mellon collie and the infinite sadness / smashing pumpkins
    4.the bends / radiohead
    5.dummy / portishead

    1996

    1.aenima / tool

    2.everything must go / manic street preachers
    3.Murder Ballads / Nick Cave
    4.Ende Neu / Einsturzende Neubauten
    5.dust / screaming trees

    1997

    1.ok computer / radiohead

    2.the boatman's call / nick cave
    3.death to the pixies / pixies
    4.lost highway / soundtrack
    5.portishead / portishead


    1998

    1. Moon Safari / Air

    2. A Thousand Leaves / Sonic Youth
    3. XO / Elliott Smith
    4. Up /REM
    5. Deserter’s Song / Mercury Rev

    1999

    1.battle for los angeles / Rage against the machine

    2.Play / Moby
    3.Mule Variations/ Tom Waits
    4. Magnolia / Aimee Mann
    5. Californication / Red Hot Chili Peppers
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    man id have too long a list to write one.. but around 1998 music started to suck balls...

    and its pretty much gotten worse every year since then so ive long since tuned out. man the mid 90s were the days.. now im all nostalgic - JAG
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    I think Nine Inch Nails' The Downward Spiral from '94 deserves a spot.
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    loved Antichrist super star when I was 16 had a friend who told me I'd love NIN,

    funny could never into them.

    Jag agreed. I don't mean to bitch about current music I could name some great bands these days, but there seemed to be hell of alot more of them in the 90's.
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    One of my favourite songs at the minute;

    blind melon - change

    (from the album 'blind melon', 1992, which also had the single 'no rain' )

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    Funny, I was discussing this topic with my missus and a younger guy we know who was convinced he'd been born into the wrong generation as "music today mostly sucks, 90s were much better" (his words not mine)

    Anyway, agreed on "Downward Spiral", "Broken"EP too.

    I'd have to add a few "grunge" type albums though
    Alice in Chains- Dirt
    Soundgarden- Superunknown
    Pearl Jam- Ten
    Not sure about "Blue Lines" for Massive Attack, overrated I think especially as "Protection" and "Mezzanine" are 10x better records.

    Generally though, I'd agree with at least 80% of what you got there.

    Congratulations, you officially have good taste in music.
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    I think I have the worst taste in music on CA... that or I was too young then to appreciate anything not on Radio Disney...

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    I wouldn't say 90's were the most progressive or the best time for music but damn if it isn't better then these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Oaksford View Post
    I think I have the worst taste in music on CA... that or I was too young then to appreciate anything not on Radio Disney...
    Music is like cartoons, everyone thinks the medium hit its peak when they were at a certain age. Cartoons were better when you were a kid and popular music was better when you were a teenager. In ten years, the people who are teenagers today will be complaining about how music was better ten years ago. They just don't make music like the emo classics anymore.



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    emo classics like the Cure?? too bad thats 80s tyhough.. too far back.

    i gotta say, one of my altime favorite albums was U2's The Joshua Tree. i know the album came out in late '88 or '89 but it lasted well into the 90s and had many hits.

    and of course.. lets not forget Vanilla Ice - JAG
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0kelvin View Post
    In ten years, the people who are teenagers today will be complaining about how music was better ten years ago. They just don't make music like the emo classics anymore.
    godforbid...

    Anycase I've become a huge Nails fan, definitely think they were one of the highpoints out of the nineties. Not to derail or highjack, but the 60's, 70's and early 80's represent - at least to me - the peak of popular music. And that's waybeforemytime.
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    90's are the best hip hop and metal years.
    *looks at his Tupac and Pantera albums*

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    C'mon, where's the love for Sublime? Not so much only the radio stuff but they have boatloads of gems on the bootleg albums.



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    tell you what screwed it all up was limp bizkit. i know they were MEGA popular.. but that doesnt mean they were worth a piss, cuz they werent..

    then all that sissy 'rock' came out, like Sum 41 and the like.. a bunch of kiddie punk rock crap.

    that was all 99 and afterwards.. right? yeah its all about the early - mid 90s man. when music was worth hearing on the radio.. - JAG
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    i think the 80s was the best decade for music

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    Unhappy

    my first reaction to
    i think the 80s was the best decade for music
    was WTF I think alot of mainstream music sucked way worse than it does now, but then the underground scene in 80's (alternative did not exist until 1990 when Perry Farrell used Alternative nation to describe the music scene outside of the maninstream) had some great bands

    Dead Kennedys
    R.E.M before they signed to Warners
    Janes Addiction
    some metal bands
    The Clash
    Joy Division
    The Cure
    New Order
    Talking Heads
    Cocteau Twins
    Sonic youth

    but then we had hair metal, terrible synth pop, easy listening drivel and kylie mingoue (before she got dance credibilty)
    all the great rock bands only broke through to the mainstream in the late 80's or early 90's.

    that said I might comply a list of albums of the 80's a top 5 might be a challenge.

    Personally i don't think it is a case of "Music is like cartoons, everyone thinks the medium hit its peak when they were at a certain age" to my shame the music i listened to when i am 14 or 16 was green day, r.e.m, radiohead and the manics most of the other bands I discovered or got into to in the late 90's or 00's so with the likes of pantera, FAITH NO MORE, janes addiction etc I discovered them after they spilt up. I never followed trends I did not listen or like Nirvana when they were the "biggest band on the planet" in my mind nermind is ok but in Utero is a much better album. Still not a big fan of them.

    as for emo and green day knock offs christ they suck....bad. its so commerical
    its said that in this day and age Avril Lavine is considered punk rock and the Spice girls are the model of female empowerment.... you want real girl power go listen to Bikini Kill and Sleater Kinney. you want real punk try a band from the punk era at least, even greenday will do for starters. Oh oh I am turning into a grumpy old man....
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    No Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Pitch shifter, Ministry,Screaming Trees? THat whole grungy scene was goin on ya know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timpaatkins View Post
    No Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Pitch shifter, Ministry,Screaming Trees? THat whole grungy scene was goin on ya know.
    check 1996 Screaming trees mentioned
    pearl jam would be in my top ten if it was a top ten well the first two albums anyway, like them but not a huge fan, never got into alice in chains and the other bands mentioned.

    btw
    the 80's covered, which was harder to make a list. top 5 of each year
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    1980

    Joy Division - Closer

    Talkin heads remain in light
    The Cure - Seventeen Seconds
    The Clash - Sandinista!
    Blues Brothers - The Blues Brothers - Original Soundtrack


    81

    The Birthday Party - Prayers On Fire

    David Byrne, Brian Eno - My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts
    Blondie - The Best Of Blondie
    Depeche Mode - Speak & spell
    Dead Kennedys - In God We Trust, Inc

    82

    The Clash - Combat Rock

    The Birthday Party - Junk Yard
    Cocteau Twins - Garlands
    The Cure - Pornography
    Dead Kennedys - Plastic Surgery Disasters

    83

    Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones

    R.E..M Murmur
    The Birthday Party - Mutiny - The Bad seed e.p
    Talking Heads - Speaking in tongues
    David Bowie - Let's Dance


    84

    R.E.M Reckoning

    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - From Her To Eternity
    Cocteau Twins - Treasure
    Metallica - Ride The Lightning
    Leonard Cohen - Various Positions

    85

    Tom Waits - Rain Dogs

    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The First Born Is Dead
    Talking Heads - Little Creatures
    Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love
    Einsturezende neubaurten HALBER MENSCH

    86

    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Your Funeral ... My Trial

    r.e.m lifes rich pagent
    Metallica - Master Of Puppets
    Ennio Morricone - The Mission
    Paul Simon - Graceland


    87

    r.e.m document

    PIxies Come on Pilgrim [EP]
    Faith No More - Introduce Yourself
    Sonic youth Sister
    Guns'n'Roses - Appetite For Destruction

    88

    Janes addiction nothing shocking

    Pixes Surfer Rosa
    Metallica.And Justice for All
    Sonic youth Daydream nation
    leonard cohen I'm Your Man

    89

    Pixies doolittle

    Faith No More - The Real Thing
    Einsturzende neubauten HAUS DER LÜGE
    The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
    Barry Adamson - Moss Side Story
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    ohhh man.. Tom that list takes me back. you can see the progression from 1980 semi-crap to 1989 metal goodness. not criticizing your taste, just saying the quality of music is clearly different in that one decade. good list man, id definitely have a MUCH longer one - JAG
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    Too young to really decide on what music was good or bad those days for the simple fact that I know mostly chart breaking pop-music from those my childhood days, but there are some nice melodies stuck in my head. The 90s are my musical decade. As I said, I have no clue about whether it's good music or not, but here are some names, most of whom have started in the mid or late 90s:

    Massive Attack
    The KLF
    The Offspring
    REM
    The Prodigy
    Staind
    Sting
    RATM
    Portishead
    Rammstein
    Fatboy Slim
    Jamiroquai
    Daft Punk

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    Jag I agree that metal in the 80's was pretty poor, terrible spandex and poodle hair for the most part but got more grittier and better towards the end of the 80's.

    Strange in making this list for the 00's (noughtys) I discovered that it was not so bad music wise, but alot of the mainstream stuff sucks, we have loud guitars in pop songs for the sake of credibility (yes Kelly Clarkson I am talking about you).

    The 90's had grunge and the dance scene (I hate techno but at least it was scene) , in 00's the only scene we have is boybands and Simon Cowell.......

    The end is nigh!
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    decided to do a my list of 2000 -06
    pointless including 07 as the year is not up and I have not got many albums this year, grinderman (self titled) , because of the times by Kings of Leon.

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    2000

    Kid A by Radiohead


    Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea by PJ Harvey

    American III: Solitary Man by JOHNNY CASH

    XTRMNTR by Primal Scream

    Lift Your Skinny Fists like Antennas to Heaven by Godspeed You Black Emperor!


    2001

    Tool: Lateralus


    System Of A Down: Toxicity

    Radiohead: Amnesiac

    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: No More Shall We Part

    Leonard Cohen: Ten New Songs


    2002


    Alice/Blood money by Tom Waits


    One Beat by Sleater-Kinney

    Turn on the bright lights by interpol

    The Beginning Stages Of... by The Polyphonic Spree

    Songs For The Deaf by Queens Of The Stone Age


    2003


    Hail To The Thief by Radiohead


    Absolution by Muse

    Elephant by White Stripes

    Strays by Janes Addiction

    You Forgot It In People by Broken Social Scene


    2004

    Funeral by Arcade Fire


    Bubblegum by Mark Lanegan Band

    Franz Ferdinand by Franz Ferdinand

    Abattoir Blues / The Lyre Of Orpheus by Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds

    Perpetuum Mobile by Einstürzende Neubaten



    2005


    The Woods by Sleater-Kinney


    Illinois by Sufjan Stevens

    Howl by Black Rebel motorcycle club

    Noah's Ark by CocoRosie

    I Am A Bird Now by Antony & The Johnsons


    2006

    Game Theory by The Roots


    10,000 Days by Tool

    AAAGH! By Republic of Loose

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Show Your Bones

    Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards by Tom Waits
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