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Retrology
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Favorite Albums of the 90s

Postby Retrology » April 25th, 2018, 3:51 am

Let's start this off with mine.

Massive Attack-Mezzanine (absolute favorite)
Aphex Twin-Selected Ambient Works 85-92
Faith No More-Angel Dust
Mr. Bungle-California
Radiohead-The Bends and OK Computer
Radiohead-OK Computer
Alice in Chains-Jar of Flies
Smashing Pumpkins-Siamese Dream
Outkast-ATLiens and Aquemini
Beck-Odelay
Slint-Spiderland
RATM-RATM
Depeche Mode-Violator
Garbage-Garbage
Nine Inch Nails-The Fragile
Tool-Aenima
Weezer-Blue Album
R.E.M.-Automatic for the People
Sublime-40 Oz. To Freedom


Yes I know it's a lot. Thoughts?

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Re: Favorite Albums of the 90s

Postby jon » April 25th, 2018, 3:59 pm

What's interesting is that music went downhill just about the same time as video games. Rock's last hurrah was '91-'94 maybe '95 if you're stretching it. There were some solid albums released in the late 90's, especially metal albums.

1) Nevermind - I'm not too stuck up or "different" to not list this.
2) Warrant - Ultraphobic
3) Napalm Death - Utopia Banished
4) Lemonheads - It's a Shame about Ray

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Re: Favorite Albums of the 90s

Postby Ozzybear » April 29th, 2018, 3:32 am

Black Sabbath - Debumanizer , King Diamond - The Graveyard, Helloween - better than raw, Judas Priest - jugulator ... to name a few

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Re: Favorite Albums of the 90s

Postby LoganRuckman » May 2nd, 2018, 6:13 pm

Some of my favs:

Weezer- Pinkerton
Weezer- The Blue Album
Nirvana- In Utero
Alice In Chains- Dirt
Soundgarden- Superunknown
Saves The Day- Through Being Cool
The Get Up Kids- Something To Write Home About
Hum- You'd Prefer An Astronaut
Sunny Day Real Estate- Diary
Pearl Jam- Ten
Green Day- Dookie
Green Day- Insomniac
All- Breaking Things
Lifetime- Jersey's Best Dancers
Blink-182- Enema Of The State (yeah, I'm an unabashed pop punk fan, wanna fight about it?)
Notorious B.I.G.- Ready To Die
Eminem- Slim Shady LP
Pavement- Slanted And Enchanted
Nirvana- Nevermind (overrated and I prefer In Utero, Bleach, and Unplugged, but still great)
Nirvana- MTV Unplugged In New York
Alice In Chains- Facelift
Smashing Pumpkins- Siamese Dream
The Dwellers- Whatever Makes You Happy
Love Battery- Dayglo
Mother Love Bone- Mother Love Bone
Megadeth- Countdown To Extinction
Shai Hulud- Hearts Once Nourished With Hope And Compassion
Soundgarden- Badmotorfinger
AxCx- It Just Gets Worse

Some '90s albums I recently bought that might end up on that list once I listen to them:

Teenage Fanclub- Bandwagonesque
Red Hot Chili Peppers- Californication
Bush- Sixteen Stone
Jimmy Eat World- Clarity
Talulah Gosh- Was It Just A Dream?
Mudhoney- Superfuzz Bigmuff Plus Early Singles (technically, SFBM was released in 1988, but this reissue was released in 1990)
Screaming Trees- Sweet Oblivion

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Re: Favorite Albums of the 90s

Postby Robotrek » May 2nd, 2018, 8:58 pm

Slaughter - The Wild Life
Kix - Hotwire
Kix - Show Business
Enuff Z'Nuff - Strength
Lynch Mob - Wicked Sensation
Guns N' Roses - The Spaghetti Incident
Cinderella - Still Climbing
Cronos - Dancing in the Fire
Venom - Temples of Ice

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Re: Favorite Albums of the 90s

Postby VideoGameCritic » May 2nd, 2018, 11:30 pm

Garbage - Garbage
Smashing Pumpkins - Melon Collie
Foo Fighters - There Is Nothing Left To Lose

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Re: Favorite Albums of the 90s

Postby velcrozombie » May 3rd, 2018, 10:37 am

Retrology wrote:Let's start this off with mine.

*List of awesome bands and also Sublime*

Yes I know it's a lot. Thoughts?


My list is going to be pretty similar to Retrology so I did a bit of copypasta. Also, this list is too long - sorry:

Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger & Superunknown
Kyuss - Blues for the Red Sun & Welcome to Sky Valley
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless (probably my favorite album)
Queens of the Stone Age - Self-Titled
Nirvana - Nevermind & In Utero
Dr. Dre - The Chronic
Dr. Octagon - Dr. Octagonecologyst
Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted & Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Cryptopsy - None So Vile
Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss
Megadeth - Rust in Piece & Countdown to Extinction
Sonic Youth - Goo
Sleep - Dopesmoker
Melvins - Houdini
Jesus Lizard - Goat
Afghan Whigs - Black Love
Massive Attack-Mezzanine
Aphex Twin - The Richard D. James Album
Faith No More-Angel Dust
Mr. Bungle-California
Radiohead-The Bends & OK Computer
Alice in Chains- Dirt & Jar of Flies
Smashing Pumpkins-Siamese Dream & Mellon Collie
Beck- Mellow Gold & Odelay
Slint-Spiderland
RATM-RATM
Depeche Mode-Violator
Garbage-Garbage
Nine Inch Nails- The Downward Spiral & The Fragile
Tool-Aenima
R.E.M.-Automatic for the People

EDIT- I know the list is already too long, but these albums also need to be mentioned:
Shudder to Think - Pony Express Record
Fugazi - Red Medicine (a number of their albums wouldwork, but this is the one I listened to the most)
Ministry - Psalm 69
Beastie Boys - Check Your Head
The Flying Luttenbachers - Revenge
The Dillinger Escape Plan - Calculating Infinity
Carcass - Heartwork
Ween - Chocolate and Cheese & The Mollusk
The Frogs - My Daughter the Broad
Flaming Lips - Clouds Taste Metallic
Helmet - Meantime & Betty
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Steve
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Re: Favorite Albums of the 90s

Postby Steve » May 3rd, 2018, 10:59 am

The 90's were my least favorite decade however, there are some gems

David Sylvian & Robert Fripp - The First Day. Darshan has some of my favorite guitar playing ever.
UFO - Walk on Water. 1990's reunion album from 70's classic line-up utilizing same producer from 70's. Sounds like they never left
Tears for Fears - Raoul and the Kings of Spain. I know people consider this a solo album from Roland Orzabal but that's ok with me. The extended version makes it even better.
Tangerine Dream - 220 Volt Live. Outstanding very guitar based performances. The bonus tracks bring it down but it is their best live album
Psychodots - Awkwardsville. Criminally underrated band (along with the Bears). This is the kind of music that makes me sad for what "modern pop" has become.
Kim Mitchell - Aural Fixations. Just consistent good rock music. Also criminally underrated outside of Canada
Killing Joke - Pandemonium. One of my favorite songs by any band is Exorcism from this album. It's terrifyingly angry...in a good way.
Fish - Sunsets on Empire. This release had a lot of influence from Steve Wilson before he became more famous and it shows. Fish's best release regard of decade released.
David Bowie - Outside. David Bowie changed course many times throughout his career but this was a pretty drastic one and it paid off. Brian Eno was a big part of this.
Camel - Harbour of Tears. Camel's best album. Plus, while it isn't considered as such, if you take the songs "Running From Paradise", "End of the Day", and "Coming of Age", you have my favorite 15 minutes of music of all time.
Angel City - Skin and Bone. Another underrated band. I prefer them over AC/DC. This perhaps isn't their best album in their career but it is one of my favorites from the 90's

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Re: Favorite Albums of the 90s

Postby LoganRuckman » May 3rd, 2018, 7:43 pm

Steve wrote:The 90's were my least favorite decade however, there are some gems


Them's fightin' words son! For me, the '90s was the best decade ever for music. I'm not gonna turn around and say that it was the last good time for music, because there's still fantastic music being made all the time in the modern age. However, the number of undisputed classics, as well as hidden gems released during that decade was insane.

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Re: Favorite Albums of the 90s

Postby Robotrek » May 3rd, 2018, 11:07 pm

LoganRuckman wrote:
Steve wrote:The 90's were my least favorite decade however, there are some gems


Them's fightin' words son!


If you lived through the 80's like most of us, you'd get it. 8-)


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