Favorite Albums of the 90s

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Stalvern
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Re: Favorite Albums of the 90s

Postby Stalvern » May 4th, 2018, 12:16 am

The '70s had the best music.

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Re: Favorite Albums of the 90s

Postby jon » May 4th, 2018, 1:23 am

I'll go as far as to say music's sucked since the 90's. But I won't put that whole decade on a pedestal. The last half of the 90's sucked. There were basically no great rock albums released after 1995, and rock declined to the point that it became a joke. Rock from '96-'99 is a joke.

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Re: Favorite Albums of the 90s

Postby CaptainCruch » May 4th, 2018, 2:04 am

Best album of the 90s for me:
Enter the Wu-Tang (Wu-Tang Clan)

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Re: Favorite Albums of the 90s

Postby Robotrek » May 4th, 2018, 12:44 pm

jon wrote:I'll go as far as to say music's sucked since the 90's. But I won't put that whole decade on a pedestal. The last half of the 90's sucked. There were basically no great rock albums released after 1995, and rock declined to the point that it became a joke. Rock from '96-'99 is a joke.


No great rock albums?

The Missing Piece (LA Guns)
Broken Bones (Dokken)
Rock you face off (Kix)
Inferno (Motorhead)
Unfinished Business (Loverboy)

New music is still coming out all the time from some pretty damned good bands!

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Re: Favorite Albums of the 90s

Postby David » May 4th, 2018, 2:01 pm

jon wrote:I'll go as far as to say music's sucked since the 90's. But I won't put that whole decade on a pedestal. The last half of the 90's sucked. There were basically no great rock albums released after 1995, and rock declined to the point that it became a joke. Rock from '96-'99 is a joke.


That’s funny. I think 80s hair metal is the worst music in the entire history of modern music. I’m not a huge Nirvana guy, but bless them for essentially ending the crap that was 80s rock scene.

Not necessarily my absolute favorite albums, but some great ones that aren’t already listed:

Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill
Third Eye Blind - Self titled
Incubus - Morning View
Suede - Dog Man Star
Sublime - Selt titled

I forgot how good Alanis is until I purchased that album again recently. The whole thing is pretty great. Third Eye Blind too. Really good record that everyone probably remembers just for the hits, but the whole thing is solid. Incubus had some really good early stuff. They started as a rap/metal band, but as the matured they came out with softer songs in addition to their rock stuff and ditched the rap. Suede is a really great British band that is like a rockier version of The Smiths. And Sublime is just great. Bradley Nowell’s death anniversary is in a few weeks so I was listening to their stuff and it makes you wonder what their legacy would’ve been had he not died. Or maybe they wouldn’t have been big at all if he hadn’t. Who knows?

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Re: Favorite Albums of the 90s

Postby velcrozombie » May 4th, 2018, 2:47 pm

jon wrote:I'll go as far as to say music's sucked since the 90's. But I won't put that whole decade on a pedestal. The last half of the 90's sucked. There were basically no great rock albums released after 1995, and rock declined to the point that it became a joke. Rock from '96-'99 is a joke.


Can't agree at all. In fact, I had to replace a bunch of albums on my list because I later realized they were from 2000-2002 and I'd gotten my dates wrong. There are lulls from time to time in certain genres but there's always something good that you've never heard before or something good just around the corner. Call me simplistic or naive, but I never run out of things worth my time. I also dig around in the past to find what influenced the bands I like and to understand where they came from, especially since I've been recently writing music for an upcoming project.

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Re: Favorite Albums of the 90s

Postby jon » May 6th, 2018, 2:48 pm

Fair enough. I will say this. Music in the late 90's was better than where video games were headed. There was some good rock, and pop was a million times better than it is now. I'm not saying their aren't great albums released. Some artists that I like to name a few are Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds (although obviously his legacy was built in '94-'95), Audioslave, Warrant (one of their albums someone here recommended ended up being really good), Institute, and some really good grindcore albums (324, Lock-Up).But there was something about that time in the early 90's when Nirvana broke and those years before Kurt Cobain died. Of course I was enjoying video games more than I ever have, which might be giving me more of a soft spot for that era.


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