'90s album poll ain't open yet, but let's get into the mood in advance. And let's try to post some actual lists before clogging this thread with nothing but youtube links.....
1. Range Life | Pavement 2. The Happening | Pixies 3. Gun | Uncle Tupelo 4. Fade Into You | Mazzy Star 5. First Glimmer | Paul Westerberg 6. Nobody | The Replacements 7. Passenger Side | Wilco 8. Joey | Concrete Blonde 9. Thru and Thru | The Rolling Stones 10. El Scorcho | Weezer 11. That Summer Feeling | Jonathan Richman 12. Mr. Bad Example | Warren Zevon 13. I Left My Wallet in El Segundo | A Tribe Called Quest 14. Don't Look Back in Anger | Oasis 15. Under the Bridge | Red Hot Chili Peppers 16. Harvest Moon | Neil Young 17. Big Soft Punch | The Clean 18. C.R.E.A.M. | Wu-Tang Clan 19. Everlong | Foo Fighters 20. Sugarcube | Yo La Tengo
gotta be forgetting some obvious ones... but I'm satisfied with that top 20 for now...
One per artist obviously... probably forgetting a ton but I'll rattle off some...
1. "Paranoid Android" | Radiohead (not even my favorite OKC track most days, but putting anything else at #1 just feels wrong) 2. "Where the Wild Roses Grows" | Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds (Alt. pick: "Into My Arms") 3. "Waltz #2" | Elliott Smith 4. "Hurt" | Nine Inch Nails 5. "Roads" | Portishead 6. "Sometimes" | My Bloody Valentine 7. "Fade Into You" | Mazzy Star 8. "Common People" | Pulp 9. "Alison" | Slowdive 10. "Lover, You Should've Come Over" | Jeff Buckley 11. "Chemical World" | Blur 12. "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" | Neutral Milk Hotel 13. "Mistakes" | Tindersticks 14. "Undone -- The Sweater Song" | Weezer 15. "Possibly Maybe" | Björk 16. "Down By The Water" | PJ Harvey 17. "1979" | The Smashing Pumpkins 18. "Unfinished Sympathy" | Massive Attack 19. "Cut Your Hair" | Pavement 20. "Redundant" | Green Day
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Can't really think of a full list rn so after the Top 6 I'm just gonna scroll through my spotify playlist and list the first 14 songs I really really like.
1. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana 2. Black - Pearl Jam 3. Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden 4. Rooster - Alice in Chains 5. Bulls on Parade - Rage Against the Machine 6. Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers Enter Sandman - Metallica Painkiller - Judas Priest November Rain - Guns N' Roses Cowboys from Hell - Pantera Got the Time - Anthrax Hunger Strike - Temple of the Dog Basket Case - Green Day Self Esteem - The Offspring High Hopes - Pink Floyd Roots Radical - Rancid Champagne Supernova - Oasis Bullet With Butterfly Wings - Smashing Pumpkins Closer - Nine Inch Nails Midlife Crisis - Faith No More
Bitter Sweet Symphony, The Verve Common People, Pulp Live Forever, Oasis Karma Police, Radiohead Being Boring, Pet Shop Boys Da Funk, Daft Punk Matador, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs Life's a Bitch, Nas Midnight in a Perfect World, DJ Shadow Kumbala, La Maldita Vecindad
Intergallactic, Beastie Boys Doo Wop, Lauryn Hill Vogue, Madonna No Scrubs, TLC I Wear Your Ring, Cocteu Twins Musica Ligera, Soda Stereo The Private Psychedelic Reel, The Chemical Brothers The Rockafeller Stank, Fatboy Slim Rosa Parks, Outkast Heart Shaped Box, Nirvana
Turned out more ecelctic than I thought but whatever...
Post by themoviesinner on Jul 16, 2019 10:28:07 GMT
Probably the best decade for music for me, although I consider the first decade of the 21st century just as good. So many great songs to list:
1. "The Rotting Horse On The Deadly Ground" by Summoning 2. "One Rode To Asa Bay" by Bathory 3. "Treasure Island" by Running Wild 4. "Angellore" by Tristania 5. "Non Serviam" by Rotting Christ 6. "Gaia" by Tiamat 7. "Purify" by Neurosis 8. "Kathaarian Life Code" by Darkthrone 9. "The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove" by Dead Can Dance 10. "Lionheart" by Grave Digger 11. "Mother North" by Satyricon 12. "Raistlin And The Rose" by Lake Of Tears 13. "My Kantele" by Amorphis 14. "Wolfshade" by Moonspell 15. "The Dragons' Flight Across The Waves" by Amon Amarth 16. "Night's Blood" by Dissection 17. "Kong Hydnes Haug" by Windir 18. "Olsen Olsen" by Sigur Ros 19. "Capitel V: Bergtatt - Ind I Fjeldkamrene" by Ulver 20. "Journey Through The Dark" by Blind Guardian
And 10 great hip-hop songs of the 90s:
1. "The Ghetto" by Too Short 2. "Illusions" by Cypress Hill 3. "My Mind Playing Tricks On Me" by Geto Boys 4. "1-800 Suicide" by Grave Diggaz 5. "It Was A Good Day" by Ice Cube 6. "Code Of The Streets" by Gang Starr 7. "Latyrx" by Latyrx 8. "What They Do" by The Roots 9. "Manic Depressive" by Insane Poetry 10. "N.Y. State Of Mind" by Nas
"You'll soon bleed to death, so reflect on your life."
Post by Johnny_Hellzapoppin on Jul 16, 2019 12:48:08 GMT
No way I could only do 20 songs, much less rank them. This is the decade I spent most of my teen years in, and formed most of my musical opinions / tastes. It'll always be the only decade for which I feel I have any authority to speak about music.
So I've tried my best to keep it short, and at a certain point I just had to stop adding songs, and break it down some way. I know I have not included dozens and dozens of songs I could have. I also cut it to no more than one song per artist.
Male Solo Artists
"(Everything I Do) I Do It for You", Bryan Adams "If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)", Nas featuring Lauryn Hill
"Little Wonder", David Bowie
"Loser", Beck "Mo Money Mo Problems", Notorious B.I.G. featuring Mase and Puff Daddy
"Stagger Lee", Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Female Solo Artists
"Criminal", Fiona Apple "Doo Wop (That Thing)", Lauryn Hill "Frozen", Madonna "If It Makes You Happy", Sheryl Crow "Nothing Compares 2 U", Sinéad O'Connor "Play Dead", Bjork "She's a Bitch", Missy Elliott "You Oughta Know", Alanis Morissette
Dance Acts / Duos etc.
"Hey Boy Hey Girl", The Chemical Brothers "No Limit", 2 Unlimited "Sexy Boy", Air "Swamp Thing", The Grid "The Rockafeller Skank", Fatboy Slim
Bands / Groups
"A Life Less Ordinary", Ash "Alright", Supergrass "Beetlebum", Blur "Champagne Supernova", Oasis "Closer", Nine Inch Nails "Common People", Pulp "Dreams", The Cranberries "Drinking in L.A.", Bran Van 3000
"Enter Sandman", Metallica
"Fu-Gee-La", The Fugees "I Am One", The Smashing Pumpkins "Lithium", Nirvana
"Paranoid Android", Radiohead "Push It", Garbage "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite", R.E.M. "The Time in Now", Moloko "TLC", Waterfalls "Try A Little Tenderness", The Commitments
"Violet", Hole "Warped", Red Hot Chili Peppers "Where's Me Jumper", Sultans of Ping F.C.
seconding these-- The La’s - There She Goes Warren Zevon - Mr Bad Example GBV - I Am a Scientist
some alts for these mentioned artists-- Bob Dylan - Not Dark Yet Jonathan Richman - Velvet Underground Oasis - Married with Children Pavement - Shoot the Singer Paul Westerberg - It’s a Wonderful Lie The Replacements - Attitude
one more cus I've been listening to it a lot recently-- The Smugglers - Flyin' Buttress of Love
1. No Surprises by Radiohead 2. Just by Radiohead 3. Beetlebum by Blur 4. Tender by Blur 5. Tonight We Fly by The Divine Comedy 6. El Scorcho by Weezer 7. Boss DJ by Sublime 8. Help the Aged by Pulp 9. Say it Ain't So by Weezer 10.Elysium by Portishead 11.Mysterious Ways by U2 12.Loser by Beck 13.All Mine by Portishead 14.To Bring You My Love by PJ Harvey 15.Where it's At by Beck 16.Tonight Tonight by Smashing Pumpkins 17.You've Lost Me There by Cardinal 18.Santeria by Sublime 19.Cut Your Hair by Pavement 20.Bachelorette by Bjork
1. Long Season (live) - Fishmans 2. Ocean Man - Ween 3. Midnight In A Perfect World - DJ Shadow 4. Windowlicker - Aphex Twin 5. 1979 - Smashing Pumpkins 6. Nosferatu Man - Slint 7. When You Sleep - My Bloody Valentine 8. Risingson - Massive Attack 9. Bullet In The Head - Rage Against The Machine 10. Paranoid Android - Radiohead 11. Gold Soundz - Pavement 12. Ladies And Gentlemen We're Floating In Space - Spiritualized 13. Roygbiv - Boards Of Canada 14. Lay Me Low - Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds 15. Freak On A Leash - Korn 16. In Bloom - Nirvana 17. Somewhat Damaged - Nine Inch Nails 18. Never Meant - American Football 19. Protect Ya Neck - Wu Tang Clan 20. Buddy Holly - Weezer
Limited it to one per artist otherwise it would have just been full of Aphex Twin. Scenario by Tribe Called Quest just missed the list
1: Diamond Bullet by Skullflower 2: After the Flood by Talk Talk 3: Phylyps Trak 1 by Basic Channel 4: Tree of Life and Death by diSEMBOWELMENT 5: Black Arts by Beherit 6: Dunkelheit by Burzum 7: Only Shallows by My Bloody Valentine 8: Wing Walker by Shellac 9: Chicago Balloon Riders by Ramleh 10: Secret Liaisons by Source Direct 11: Hung Bunny by The Melvins 12: Ouroboros is Broken by Earth 13: La Stazione by Herbert Distel 14: Xtal by Aphex Twin 15: Newfoundland by AMM 16: The Planet That Once Used to Absorb Flesh in Order to Achieve Divinity and Immortality (Suffocated to the Flesh That It Desired...) by Demilich 17: Kyema by Eliane Radigue 18: Banteay Srey by Carl Stone 19: The Call of the Wintermoon by Immortal 20: Scum by Bark Psychosis
This is not a perennial list; it could change from day to day based on how I'm feeling.
Post by eyebrowmorroco on Jul 28, 2019 17:53:26 GMT
The Fall - Immortality *peel session* -- contained within the 1992 peel session (on yt), not the uploaded song purporting to be from said session. PJ Harvey - Claudine, the Inflatable One Red House Painters - Katy Song The Magnetic Fields - Dancing in Your Eyes The Pogues - My Baby's Gone Gillian Welch - Tear My Stillhouse Down Los Lobos - I Can't Understand Royal Trux - Banana Question Nick Cave - Lament Swans - Failure
Dog Faced Hermans - Jan 9 Luxuria - Smoking Mirror Black Tambourine - Black Car Tindersticks - Whiskey and Water Cocteau Twins - Fifty-Fifty Clown Depeche Mode - It's No Good The Comsat Angels - Psychedelic Dungeon Tom Waits - What's He Building? Sonic Youth - 100% Low - Drag
Unranked apart from the first three, one song per artist.
1. Sometimes - My Bloody Valentine 2. Street Spirit (Fade Out) - Radiohead 3. Black - Pearl Jam So Tired - Slowdive Nothing Else Matters - Metallica Afraid To Shoot Strangers - Iron Maiden Cherry-coloured Funk - Cocteau Twins Bombtrack - Rage Against the Machine Numb - Portishead Coming Back to Life - Pink Floyd Dissolved Girl - Massive Attack N.Y State of Mind - Nas She Painted Fire Across the Skyline - Agalloch Home - Dream Theater Whitewater - Kyuss The Drugs Don't Work - The Verve Stinkfist - Tool Bring Da Ruckus - Wu-Tang Clan Fade Into You - Mazzy Star Falling - Julee Cruise
Post by ingmarhepburn on Aug 21, 2019 11:03:09 GMT
1. Come as You Are, Nirvana 2. Last Kiss, Pearl Jam 3. Streets of Philadelphia, Bruce Springsteen 4. Wonderwall, Oasis 5. Unfinished Sympathy, Massive Attack 6. Dreams, The Cranberries 7. Learn to Fly, Foo Fighters 8. Basket Case, Green Day 9. Charlie Big Potato, Skunk Anansie 10. Natural Blues, Moby 11. Harvest Moon, Neil Young 12. No Surprises, Radiohead 13. Tonight, Tonight, The Smashing Pumpkins 14. Bittersweet Symphony, The Verve 15. Loser, Beck 16. Fly Away, Lenny Kravitz 17. I Don't Want to Miss a Thing, Aerosmith 18. My Favourite Game, The Cardigans 19. Friday I'm in Love, The Cure 20. Smack my Bitch Up, The Prodigy
The Queers were one of the most fun and coolest bands in the whole despairing decade and like their buddies in Mr. T. Experience and Screeching Weasel formed a trio of bands so dedicated to the Ramones each song was like a tribute and a cover of a song the Ramones never wrote.
Each band was hit or miss but when you got them when they were on - they were really on.....and Don't Back Down was their Sgt. Peppers.
"People in Chicago always brag about Old Style, before I drink that swill again ........it's gonna be a while"
The Queers, previously posted in this thread covered this fantastic song - almost as good as this original - by a band I stan for a lot on here. A great writer, singer and Kim Deal's replacement in the Pixies for about 5 minutes before they flat out fired her Kim Shattuck molded her own band in her image - sweet, punky, smart.
Post by Tommen_Saperstein on Sept 7, 2019 19:40:51 GMT
one per artist
01. Your Woman - White Town* 02. It's Oh So Quiet - Björk 03. No Surprises - Radiohead 04. Forty Six & 2 - Tool 05. Sabotage - Beastie Boys 06. Dreams - The Cranberries 07. Enjoy the Silence - Depeche Mode 08. The Rhythm of the Night - Corona 09. Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley** 10. The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson ~ 11. Don't Follow - Alice in Chains 12. Real Real Gone - Van Morrison 13. I Try - Macy Gray 14. Machinehead - Bush 15. Cryin' - Aerosmith 16. Needle in the Hay - Elliott Smith 17. Bored - Deftones 18. Wake Up - Rage Against the Machine*** 19. Closer - Nine Inche Nails 20. Into My Arms - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Not crazy about the 90s. Tend to associate it with my highschool nu-metal phase that I'm glad is behind me (though I still dig some of that early Manson when I'm in the mood, and Tool is probably my favorite alt-metal band ever). A generally dire time for pop music though. I like the 80s a lot more.
*Definitely a left-field pick but I don't think I'm ever going to get tired of "Your Woman." It's so campy and fun and I love that muted trumpet sample and that bouncy synthpop beat and how Jyoti Mishra plays with gender perspectives. An 80s bop if ever there was one, and a diamond in the rough as far as 90s pop is concerned.
**Cohen's original with his iconic baritone and that gospel choir makes it unbeatable but Buckley's rendition is still pretty sweet. He's got a magnificent voice that compliments the song and lyrics well and the structure accommodates his gradual crescendo, and what a journey to reach that peak.
***Most would say "Killing in the Name" but I've always preferred "Wake Up" and not just because of The Matrix. It's a hell of a lot catchier.
I'm not a big fan of In Utero but "Dumb", to me, was one of the very best songs Kurt Cobain ever wrote.
As a songwriter Cobain did one thing spectacularly well - he wrote in contradictory couplets and Dumb was a whole song in couplets - so good in fact, it's almost showing off - that sustains to the end.
He also was special when he caught you off-guard like in the earlier song "Breed" where he was so happy, he's actually freaking out about it ("We could have all 3, she said, she said!").
These two songs suggest a happier life that his death snuffed out but for a while this "I may be ok" side of him was genuinely thrilling stuff.
Joaquim who may like this band and you know, there's a 90s album poll coming up people.
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Before pop punk got corrupted and watered down its very best practitioners in the early 90s - like Screeching Weasel - saw their music as a sacred, cultish Ramones tribute. It's Punk but it hit none of the radio friendly punk targets exactly.....this was clearly pop music that they didn't care if anybody heard it but the band themselves.......they liked it catchy - and you still can hear that snotty attitude and craft almost 30 years later.
The Posies had a great song called "Grant Hart" and they played in the revival lineup of Big Star with Alex Chilton......that's pretty cool and this was their best single - a piece of 60s pop refracted 30 years later.
Buffalo Tom were sort of a Pearl Jam of the late 80s - early 90s - sincere, with good influences and a big college rock following but they lacked any Rock Star charisma and they made their very best album 1992's Let Me Come Over after Pear Jam had emerged.
This is their most famous song from that album and it still sounds like it would fit on a good compilation almost 20 years later: