Favorite album from each year of the 90's

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  1. Chrome_Head

    Chrome_Head Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Didn't see this existing thread and thought this would be a fun topic. What is your favorite album from each year of the 1990's?

    Go here if you need a year by year refresher. Also, anything 90's released goes, and that means comps, reissues, what-have-you, (and up to two-way ties are allowed).

    My picks:

    90 - Robyn Hitchcock - Eye / Alice In Chains - Facelift (tie)
    91 - Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger / Swervedriver - Raise (tie)
    92 - Catherine Wheel - Ferment / Alice In Chains - Dirt (tie)
    93 - PJ Harvey - Rid Of Me / Nirvana - In Utero (tie)
    94 - Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral / Soundgarden - Superunknown (tie)
    95 - Radiohead - The Bends / PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love (tie)
    96 - Tool - Ænima
    97 - Radiohead - OK Computer
    98 - Massive Attack - Mezzanine / PJ Harvey - Is This Desire? (tie)
    99 - Rage Against The Machine - Battle Of Los Angeles
     
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  2. Uncle Miles

    Uncle Miles Active Member

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    90 - Happy Mondays Pills N Thrills N Bellyaches
    91 - Nirvana Nevermind
    92 - Alice In Chains Dirt
    93 - Blur Modern Life Is Rubbish
    94 - Oasis Definitely Maybe
    95 - Oasis What's the Story Morning Glory
    96 - Belle and Sebastian If You're Feeling Sinister
    97 - The Verve Urban Hymns
    98 - Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
    99 - Charlatans Us and Us Only
     
  3. dmiller458

    dmiller458 Forum Resident

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    Midland, Michigan
    1990 Megadeth - Rust In Peace
    1991 My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
    1992 Alice In Chains - Dirt
    1993 Suede - Suede
    1994 Nick Cave - Let Love In
    1995 Oasis - What's The Story Morning Glory
    1996 Tool - AEnima
    1997 Radiohead - OK Computer
    1998 Opeth - My Arms Your Hearse
    1999 Porcupine Tree - Stupid Dream
     
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  4. fatwad666

    fatwad666 Active Member

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    Fort Worth, TX
    At this moment, including many ties:
    1990: Public Enemy Fear of a Black Planet / The KLF Chill Out
    1991: Organized Konfusion Organized Konfusion
    1992: Beastie Boys Check Your Head / Showbiz & A.G. Runaway Slave
    1993: Earth Earth 2: Special Low Frequency Version / Lady Tee Sumthin fa da Streets Part 1 & 2
    1994: Nas Illmatic / Triple Six Mafia Smoked Out, Loced Out
    1995: Suffocation Pierced from Within
    1996: Outkast ATLiens
    1997: Hatebreed Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire / Juvenile Solja Rags
    1998: DMX It's Dark and Hell Is Hot / Melt-Banana Charlie
    1999: Jay-Z Vol. 3… Life and Times of S. Carter / Project Pat Ghetty Green
     
  5. Spear and Magic Helmet

    Spear and Magic Helmet Well-Known Member

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    94 - Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral / Soundgarden - Superunknown (tie)

    Not only were they released in the same year, but they share the same release date: March 8.
     
  6. Chrome_Head

    Chrome_Head Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    That was a good week, lol, I remember it well.

    As did Failure's Magnified, an album I would discover some ten years after the fact.

    John Fruciante's Niandra Lades and Usually Just a T-Shirt, which came out the same day as well, became a favorite when I found it in a used CD store a few years later.

    Pantera's Far Beyond Driven also came out right around the same time frame.
     
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  7. skisdlimit

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    1990: George Michael - Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. 1
    1991: U2 - Achtung Baby
    1992: Spiritualized - Lazer Guided Melodies
    1993: Mazzy Star - So Tonight That I Might See
    1994: Beck - Mellow Gold
    1995: Prince - The Gold Experience
    1996: Johnny Cash - Unchained
    1997: Bob Dylan - Time Out of Mind
    1998: Madonna - Ray of Light
    1999: Macy Gray - On How Life Is
     
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  8. Monosterio

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    90 - LL Cool J: Mama Said Knock You Out
    91 - Nirvana: Nevermind
    92 - Pavement: Slanted and Enchanted
    93 - Liz Phair: Exile in Guyville
    94 - Soundgarden: Superunknown
    95 - Prince: The Gold Experience
    96 - Beck: Odelay
    97 - Sleater-Kinney: Dig Me Out
    98 - Lucinda Williams: Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
    99 - Old 97's: Fight Songs
     
  9. California Couple

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    90- Shake Your Money Maker - The Black Crowes

    91 – Ceremony – The Cult

    92 – The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion – The Black Crowes

    93 – Up the Downstair – Porcupine Tree

    94 – Amorica - The Black Crowes

    95 – What’s The Story Morning Glory - Oasis

    96 – Three Snakes And One Charm - The Black Crowes

    97 – Earthling – David Bowie

    98 – A Little South of Sanity - Aerosmith

    99 – Stupid Dream – Porcupine Tree
     
  10. driverdrummer

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    1990-Depeche Mode Violator, 1991-U2 Achtung Baby, 1992-Jackyl 1993-Nirvana In Utero 1994 Elvis Costello Brutal Youth 1995 Natalie Merchant Tigerlily 1996 Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite 1997 Radiohead OK Computer 1998 Beastie Boys Hello Nasty 1999 Santana Supernatural
     
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  11. TexasBuck

    TexasBuck Well-Known Member

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    90 - Alice In Chains - Facelift
    91 - Pearl Jam - Ten / Nirvana - Nevermind
    92 - Alice In Chains - Dirt / Nine Inch Nails - Broken / R.E.M. - Automatic For the People
    93 - Slowdive - Souvlaki
    94 - Alice In Chains - Jar Of Flies
    95 - Filter - Short Bus
    96 - Tool - Aenima
    97 - Radiohead - OK Computer
    98 - Garbage - Version 2.0
    99 - Stone Temple Pilots - No. 4
     
  12. Parachute Woman

    Parachute Woman Forum Resident

    1990: Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. 1 by George Michael
    1991: Ten by Pearl Jam
    1992: Dirt by Alice in Chains
    1993: Exile in Guyville by Liz Phair
    1994: Definitely Maybe by Oasis
    1995: Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness by Smashing Pumpkins
    1996: Boys for Pele by Tori Amos
    1997: Strangers Almanac by Whiskeytown
    1998: Spirit by Jewel
    1999: The Soft Bulletin by Flaming Lips
     
  13. smorrison

    smorrison Forum Resident

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    Wisconsin
    1990: Neil Young - Ragged Glory
    1991: U2 - Achtung Baby
    1992: R.E.M. - Automatic For The People
    1993: Robert Plant - Fate Of Nations
    1994: Tom Petty - Wildflowers
    1995: Pink Floyd - Pulse
    1996: R.E. M. - New Adventures In Hi-Fi
    1997: Bob Dylan - Time Out Of Mind
    1998: R. E. M. - Up
    1999: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Echo

    Perhaps I'm cheating a bit with Pulse for 1995, but I was torn that I couldn't list The Division Bell for 1994. If I had to pick a studio album from 1995, I'd go with Neil Young (& Pearl Jam)'s Mirror Ball. Glancing at the lists above, I really like Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. 1 (can't wait for the new release this fall) and Santana's Supernatural (with all the sundry guests). The weakest year was probably 1993 where I considered Mick Jagger's Wandering Spirit and John Mellencamp's Human Wheels.
     
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  14. CirculationUnderflow

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    90- Ritual De Lo Habitual - Janes Addiction
    91- Maniac Nirvana - Robert Plant & Todd Rundgren Nearly Human
    92- Where ya Been -Dino Jr
    93- Coverdale/Page
    94- Monster - REM
    95- 100% FUn Matthew Sweet
    96- Odelay - Beck
    97- Be Here Now - Oasis
    98- Adore- Smashing Pumpkins Celebrity Skin - Hole
    99- Battle of LA RAGE
     
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  15. Nice Marmot

    Nice Marmot Forum Resident

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    90: They Might Be Giants - Flood/The Sundays - Reading Writing and Arithmetic
    91: Dinosaur Jr - Green Mind
    92: Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion
    93: Dwight Yoakam - This Time
    94: Jeff Buckley - Grace/Mighty Joe Moon - Grant Lee Buffalo
    95: Steve Earle - Train A Comin
    96: Lyle Lovett - The Road To Ensenada
    97: Erykah Badu - Baduizm/Patty Loveless - Long Stretch Of Lonesome
    98: Pearl Jam - Yield
    99: XTC - Apple Venus Volume 1
     
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  16. Avery Keen-Garde

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    1990: Reading, Writing and Arithmetic - Sundays
    1991: Elpmas - Moondog
    1992: Secret Story - Pat Metheny
    1993: Whatever - Aimee Mann
    1994: 76:14 - Global Communication
    1995: The Individualist - Todd Rundgren
    1996: Endtroducing - DJ Shadow
    1997: Hourglass - James Taylor
    1998: Rushes - The Fireman
    1999: Temperamental - Everything But the Girl
     
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  17. strummer101

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    90: good year, hard to pick.
    Sinead O'Conner - I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
    Social Distortion - Social Distortion
    Robyn Hitchcock - Eye
    Lou Reed/John Cale - Songs for Drella
    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - The Good Son
    World Party - Goodbye Jumbo
    Adrian Belew - Young Lions
    Iggy Pop - Brick by Brick
    Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Ragged Glory
    My Bloody Valentine - Glider
    The Waterboys - Room to Roam
    XTC - Rag & Bone Buffet
    The Replacements - All Shook Down
    The La's - The La's
    Brain Eno/John Cale - Wrong Way Up
    Mekons - Fun '90 (EP)
    The Pogues - Hell's Ditch
    Happy Mondays - Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches
    Julian Cope - Skellington
    Bad Brains - The Youth Are Getting Restless

    Yeah, I can't do this. Have fun!
    :tiphat:
     
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  18. Chrome_Head

    Chrome_Head Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    It's true--insane amount of remarkable records in the first half of the 90's.

    '92-'95 was particularly wrenching for me to narrow down to even just two. Many favorites of mine had to be left unlisted, from Neil Young, to Sonic Youth, to the Pumpkins to The The.

    So interesting to see the changing of the zeitgeist come '98 or so onward: a crapload more electronica, pop, and frat rock was creeping into the mainstream. That was a weird time. :p
     
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  19. eatthecheese

    eatthecheese Active Member

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    1990: Megadeth - Rust In Peace
    1991: Pearl Jam - Ten
    1992: Alice In Chains - Dirt
    1993: Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
    1994: Jeff Buckley - Grace
    1995: Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
    1996: Wilco - Being There
    1997: Radiohead - OK Computer
    1998: Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
    1999: Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun
     
  20. strummer101

    strummer101 Forum Resident

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    Lakewood OH
    91: I'll try again...
    Todd Rundgren - 2nd Wind
    Dinosaur Jr. - Green Mind
    Joni Mitchell - Night Ride Home
    John Wesley Harding - The Name Above the Title
    Julian Cope - Peggy Suicide
    The Feelies - Time For a Witness
    Gary Numan - Outland
    Dave Wakeling - No Warning
    Joe Jackson - Laughter & Lust
    Violent Femmes - Why Do Birds Sing?
    Elvis Costello - Mighty Like a Rose
    Mercury Rev - Yerself is Steam
    Big Audio Dynamite II - The Globe
    Siouxsie and the Banshees - Superstition
    Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians - Perspex Island
    Blur - Leisure
    The Smithereens - Blow Up
    Van Morrison - Hymns to the Silence
    Warren Zevon - Mr. Bad Example
    Neil Young - Weld
    My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
    Graham Parker - Struck by Lightning
    John Lee Hooker - Mr. Lucky
    Toyah - Ophelia's Shadow

    I guess I don't play well with others.
     
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  21. Uncle Miles

    Uncle Miles Active Member

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    I wanted to include Screamadelica by Primal Scream from 91
     
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  22. strummer101

    strummer101 Forum Resident

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    Doh! You mean I have to make my list longer?!?!?!
    :goodie:
     
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  23. zen

    zen Forum Resident

    Toy Matinee (1990)
    Procol Harum - The Prodigal Stranger (1991)
    Elvis Presley - The Complete 50's Masters Box Set (1992)
    Deep Purple - The Battle Rages On (1993)
    Yes - Talk (1994)
    Beatles Anthology Volume 1... (1995)
    Deep Purple - Purpendicular (1996)
    Paul McCartney - Flaming Pie (1997)
    Queens of the Stone Age s/t (1998)
    Yes - The Ladder (1999)
     
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  24. Aurora

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    1990: A Catholic Education - Teenage Fanclub
    1991: The Missing Years - John Prine
    1992: Us - Peter Gabriel
    1993: Rid of Me - PJ Harvey
    1994: Turbulent Indigo - Joni Mitchell
    1995: Wrecking Ball - Emmylou Harris
    1996: Hawaii - The High Llamas
    1997: Homogenic - Björk
    1998: Car Wheels on a Gravel Road - Lucinda Williams
    1999: Apple Venus Volume 1 - XTC
     
  25. strummer101

    strummer101 Forum Resident

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    Lakewood OH
    92: Okay, I'm just going to follow my own rules.
    Who's got one favorite album per year, anyway?
    Oh.

    Lou Reed: Magic and Loss
    Social Distortion - Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell
    Public Image Limited - That What is Not
    The Sugarcubes - Stick Around for Joy
    The Church - Priest=Aura
    Concrete Blonde - Walking in London
    The Jesus and Mary Chain - Honey's Dead
    The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy - Hipocrisy is the Greatest Luxury
    XTC - Nonesuch
    The Vaselines - The Way of the Vaselines
    Santana - Milagro
    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Henry's Dream
    Midnight Oil - Scream in Blue (Live)
    PJ Harvey - Dry
    Ramones - Mondo Bizarro
    Graham Parker - Burning Questions
    Tom Waits - Bone Machine
    Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion
    Nine Inch Nails - Broken/Fixed
    Happy Mondays - Yes! Please
    Gary Numan - Machine and Soul
    Julian Cope - Jehovakill
    King Crimson - The Great Deceiver
    Bob Dylan - Good as I Been to You
    Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
     
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