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PMW’s FAVORITE ALBUMS OF THE 1990s
Over the years I’ve managed to whip up a shortlist of my favorite albums of the 80’s, as well as my individual lists of my favorite albums of each year of the 00’s (as written based off of old journal entries from those years), but somehow I’ve managed to miss the nineties. This needed some correction, so in my recent time away, I’ve pieced together a list to correct that absence. Truth be told, it was in no way easy, as the 90’s were my formative years. I was born in the 80’s, but came into my own throughout the 90’s, so it’s a decade of albums that I hold very dear. That being said, I did my damnedest to keep the list to a top ten, but ended up settling for a top 50, with a numbered top 20, and a back 30 of runner’s up that could just as easily be listed in the top 20 on any particular day. So, here is a simple list of things that have moved me over the years. I’ll keep my words light, so that you can see the list. Everything on this list is worth a look, so I’ve included links to stream the albums via Spotify. I’m sure I’ve forgotten something, so feel free to let me know how badly I have botched this gig. Without further ado - 
/// THE TOP 20 ///
"OK Computer" by Radiohead
"The Bends" by Radiohead
"Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain" by Pavement
"Loveless" by My Bloody Valentine
"Agaetis Byrjun" by Sigur Ros
"In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" by Neutral Milk Hotel
"The Sophtware Slump" by Grandaddy
"The Soft Bulletin" by The Flaming Lips
"Out of Time" by R.E.M.
"There is Nothing Wrong With Love" by Built to Spill
"Slow Riot for New Zero Kanada" by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
"Endtroducing" by DJ Shadow
"Mezzanine" by Massive Attack
"Heaven or Las Vegas" by Cocteau Twins
"Fantastic Planet" by Failure
"Grace" by Jeff Buckley
"In the Presence of Nothing" by Lilys
"I Become Small and Go" by Creeper Lagoon
"Moon Pix" by Cat Power
"In Ribbons" by Pale Saints
/// THE BEST OF THE REST (in alphabetical order)///
"Moon Safari" by AIR
"American Football" by American Football
"Selected Ambient Works 85-92" by Aphex Twin
"In Casino/Out" by At the Drive-In
"Three EPs"  by The Beta Band
"Post" by Bjork
"13" by Blur
"Chrome" by Catherine Wheel
"Wish" by The Cure
"Voodoo" by D’Angelo
"ULTRA" by Depeche Mode
"Either/Or" by Elliott Smith
"Tidal" by Fiona Apple
"Polydistortion" by Gus Gus
"Clarity" by Jimmy Eat World
"The Buried Life" by Medicine
"The Lonesome Crowded West" by Modest Mouse
"Bona Drag" by Morrissey
"Dummy" by Portishead
"This is Hardcore" by Pulp
"Automatic for the People" by R.E.M.
"Since" by Richard Buckner
"Nowhere" by Ride
"Pisces Iscariot" by The Smashing Pumpkins
"Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space" by Spiritualized
"Blind" by The Sundays
"Dulcinea" by Toad the Wet Sprocket
"Little Earthquakes" by Tori Amos
"The Man Who" by Travis
"A Northern Soul" by Verve
"I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One" by Yo La Tengo
And there you have it - a long list that should be longer, but for my money, those those albums are all stunning achievements and beautiful listens. If you’ve never heard one or more, I would not lead you wrong. Check them out. Feel free to question my picks, but rest assured, I’ve spent plenty of time of each choice and none were made with an ounce of doubt. I love them all. Hope you enjoy them as well. 

PMW’s FAVORITE ALBUMS OF THE 1990s

Over the years I’ve managed to whip up a shortlist of my favorite albums of the 80’s, as well as my individual lists of my favorite albums of each year of the 00’s (as written based off of old journal entries from those years), but somehow I’ve managed to miss the nineties. This needed some correction, so in my recent time away, I’ve pieced together a list to correct that absence. Truth be told, it was in no way easy, as the 90’s were my formative years. I was born in the 80’s, but came into my own throughout the 90’s, so it’s a decade of albums that I hold very dear. That being said, I did my damnedest to keep the list to a top ten, but ended up settling for a top 50, with a numbered top 20, and a back 30 of runner’s up that could just as easily be listed in the top 20 on any particular day. So, here is a simple list of things that have moved me over the years. I’ll keep my words light, so that you can see the list. Everything on this list is worth a look, so I’ve included links to stream the albums via Spotify. I’m sure I’ve forgotten something, so feel free to let me know how badly I have botched this gig. Without further ado - 

/// THE TOP 20 ///

  1. "OK Computer" by Radiohead
  2. "The Bends" by Radiohead
  3. "Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain" by Pavement
  4. "Loveless" by My Bloody Valentine
  5. "Agaetis Byrjun" by Sigur Ros
  6. "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" by Neutral Milk Hotel
  7. "The Sophtware Slump" by Grandaddy
  8. "The Soft Bulletin" by The Flaming Lips
  9. "Out of Time" by R.E.M.
  10. "There is Nothing Wrong With Love" by Built to Spill
  11. "Slow Riot for New Zero Kanada" by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
  12. "Endtroducing" by DJ Shadow
  13. "Mezzanine" by Massive Attack
  14. "Heaven or Las Vegas" by Cocteau Twins
  15. "Fantastic Planet" by Failure
  16. "Grace" by Jeff Buckley
  17. "In the Presence of Nothing" by Lilys
  18. "I Become Small and Go" by Creeper Lagoon
  19. "Moon Pix" by Cat Power
  20. "In Ribbons" by Pale Saints

/// THE BEST OF THE REST (in alphabetical order)///

  • "Moon Safari" by AIR
  • "American Football" by American Football
  • "Selected Ambient Works 85-92" by Aphex Twin
  • "In Casino/Out" by At the Drive-In
  • "Three EPs"  by The Beta Band
  • "Post" by Bjork
  • "13" by Blur
  • "Chrome" by Catherine Wheel
  • "Wish" by The Cure
  • "Voodoo" by D’Angelo
  • "ULTRA" by Depeche Mode
  • "Either/Or" by Elliott Smith
  • "Tidal" by Fiona Apple
  • "Polydistortion" by Gus Gus
  • "Clarity" by Jimmy Eat World
  • "The Buried Life" by Medicine
  • "The Lonesome Crowded West" by Modest Mouse
  • "Bona Drag" by Morrissey
  • "Dummy" by Portishead
  • "This is Hardcore" by Pulp
  • "Automatic for the People" by R.E.M.
  • "Since" by Richard Buckner
  • "Nowhere" by Ride
  • "Pisces Iscariot" by The Smashing Pumpkins
  • "Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space" by Spiritualized
  • "Blind" by The Sundays
  • "Dulcinea" by Toad the Wet Sprocket
  • "Little Earthquakes" by Tori Amos
  • "The Man Who" by Travis
  • "A Northern Soul" by Verve
  • "I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One" by Yo La Tengo

And there you have it - a long list that should be longer, but for my money, those those albums are all stunning achievements and beautiful listens. If you’ve never heard one or more, I would not lead you wrong. Check them out. Feel free to question my picks, but rest assured, I’ve spent plenty of time of each choice and none were made with an ounce of doubt. I love them all. Hope you enjoy them as well. 

So I took a crack at making my list for Pitchfork’s People’s List. A list of the best albums from 1996-2011 as decided by the readers. Click the banner to see mine. Clearly I missed a ton, and the order is probably not all that reliable, but who’s got that much time to kill to perfect this thing? 
Give your own list a go and make your vote count.
Mine // Yours

So I took a crack at making my list for Pitchfork’s People’s List. A list of the best albums from 1996-2011 as decided by the readers. Click the banner to see mine. Clearly I missed a ton, and the order is probably not all that reliable, but who’s got that much time to kill to perfect this thing? 

Give your own list a go and make your vote count.

Mine // Yours

(via perfectmidnightworld)