Best Albums / Tracks of the 90s

Considering the 90s were for a lot of us here our formative music years, and people here have excellent taste, Im curious what you got on your lists. Lets say max 20?

Here’s mine (more or less in order)

Aphex - RDJ
MBV - Loveless
Radiohead - OK Computer
Tool - AEnima
Flaming Lips - Zaireeka
GZA - Liquid Swords
REM - Automatic For The People
Bjork - Homogenic
Various Artists - The Crow Soundtrack
Outkast - Aquemini
Daft Punk - Homework
Nirvana - Unplugged
Weezer - Pinkerton
Gillian Welch - Hell Among The Yearlings
Ice Cube - Death Certificate
Autechre - Tri Repetae
Placebo - Without You I’m Nothing
Fiona Apple - When The Pawn…
Olivia Tremor Control - Black Foliage
Gastr Del Sol - Camoufleur
Aphex - SAWII

Honorable

Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane…
Stereolab - Dots and Loops
The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
Yo La Tengo - Painful
Frank Black - Teenager of The Year

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Not ranked, random order, uncompleted list

Prodigy - Music for a jilted generation/Fat of the land
Grooverider - Prototype years
Leftfield - Leftism
Killing joke - Pandemonium
Björk - Debut/Post/Homogenic
Soundgarden - Superunkown
Garbage - 1st album
Messhugah - Chaosphere
IAM - L’école du micro d’argent
Cypress hill - Temple of boom

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Yes. While it’s not on my list I can understand it being on lists.

Pantera - Far Beyond Driven
Cannibal Corpse - The Bleeding
Brutal Truth - Need To Control
Napalm Death - Fear, Emptiness, Despair
Morbid Angel - Covenant
Morbid Angel - Formulas Fatal To The Flesh

… and so many more …

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Off the top:
Slowdive - Souvlaki
The Gories - I know you fine but how you doin
The Mummies - Never been caught
Oblivians - Soulfood
Oblivians - Popular favourites
Country Teasers - Satan is real again
Entombed - Clandestine
Mayhem - De mysteriis dom sathanas
Ministry - Psalm 69
LFO - LFO
Squarepusher - Feed me weird things
At the gates - Slaughter of the soul
Lightning bolt - s/t
Boredoms - Chocolate Synthesizer
Dinosaur Jr - Without a sound
The Magnetic fields - 69 love song
Iration Steppas - Original dub DAT
Turbonegro - Ass cobra
Larry Heard - Sceneries not scenes vol [
Soundtrack of our lives - Welcome to the infant freebase
Soundtrack of our lives - Behind the music
Reatards - Teenage Hate
Neutral milk hotel - In the aeroplane…

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MC 900 ft Jesus - Welcome to My Dream

Done.

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Sound of a generation
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Formulas is so underrated, and it’s my fav Morbid Angel album :+1::+1::+1:

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V.A. - Tech Steppin

PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love

Nine Inch Nails - Petty Hate Machine (Oct ’89)

L7 - Bricks Are Heavy

Massive Attack - Mezzanine

Tricky - Pre Millennium Tension

Sisters Of Mercy - A Slight Case of Overbombing

Soundgarden - Superunknown

Photek - Hidden Camera

Sepultura - Arise

Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses

GGFH - Disease

Et al.

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A watershed moment in poly and kink representation.

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Spice up your life, indeed!

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Yeah!!! If I had to pick just one, it might be that one. But every album has at least a few amazing songs :stuck_out_tongue:

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that’s challenging but if I have to say the first album that pop-up in my mind is: Daft Punk—Homework
I was just ten when it was released and to me it was simply a complete new journey to crazy sounds I never heard before…

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A lot of great 90s albums were released in 88.

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I see so many other genres I love already mentioned so I’ll mention some industrial.

My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult: Confessions of a Knife
Front Line Assembly: Tactical Neural Implant
Nine Inch Nails: Head Like a Hole
Skinny Puppy: Too Dark Park
Coil: Love’s Secret Domain

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Merzbow - Pulse Demon
Faith No More - Angel Dust
Autechre - LP5
Death - Symbolic
Nile - Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka
Melt Banana - Charlie
Prodigy - Music for the Jilted Generation
Pantera - Vulgar display of Power
Mr Bungle - California
Napalm Death - Harmony Corruption
Whitehouse - Mummy and Daddy
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Atari Teenage Riot - Delete Yourself
Regis - Gymnastics
Coil - Musick to Play in the Dark
Fear Factory - Demanufacture
Scorn - Anamnesis
Techno Animal - Techno Animal Versus Reality
Dillinger Escape Plan - Calculating Infinity
Arsonists - As the World Burns
DJ Scud - Jungle Warrior (From the Gun Court 7")
Underworld - Second Toughest in the Infant’s
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing
The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
Mogwai - Young Team
Godspeed You Black Emperor - Slow Riot for New Zero Kanada

That’ll do

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I also liked napalm death a lot in the 90s. That beeing said - I recently tried to hear them again and thought that I most probably liked them to annoy my parents :wink: (maybe I heared the wrong songs though).
I still like some metal stuff:
Sepultura - Roots
Dark Tranquillity - skydancer
Paradise Lost - Gothic/Icon
Just to name some …
I just looked them up to verify the albums and was quite surprised to see that they are still active.
And Awesome, I just saw that my fav metal band of all times (sepultura) is visiting germany in october.

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Goo - Sonic Youth
Psalm 69 - Ministry
others as above :]

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Yalla Hitlist Egypt (a collection of great tunes from different singers)

Thrak by King Crimson

Everything by PJ Harvey

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Their albums are very different, also stylistically. And soundwise. “Words From The Exit Wounds” has an amazing yummie awesome sound, but I almost don’t like any of the songs @.@
Their latest album’s music is (partially) different again.

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