Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Pitchfork's top 100 albums from the 90s

That's right hipsters.. You know who is #1..

A few albums I've linked to downloads (so far it's the ones in the top 10 I'd never heard)

100: The Orb, The Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld, [Big Life; 1991]
099: Raekwon, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, [Loud; 1995]
098: KMD, Mr. Hood, [Asylum; 1991]
097: Mogwai, Young Team, [Jetset; 1997]
096: Herbert, Around the House, [!K7; 1998]
095: Massive Attack, Mezzanine, [Virgin; 1998]
094: Frank Black, Teenager of the Year, [4AD; 1994]
093: Bob Dylan, Time Out of Mind, [Columbia; 1997]
092: Scott Walker, Tilt, [Drag City; 1995]
091: Tortoise, TNT, [Thrill Jockey; 1998]
090: Cocteau Twins, Heaven or Las Vegas, [4AD; 1990]
089: Squarepusher, Music Is Rotted One Note, [Warp; 1999]
088: Wilco, Being There, [Reprise; 1996]
087: GZA/Genius, Liquid Swords, [Geffen; 1995]
086: Destroyer, City of Daughters, [Triple Crown; 1998]
085: Massive Attack, Blue Lines, [Virgin; 1991]
084: Company Flow, Funcrusher Plus, [Rawkus; 1997]
083: Pixies, Trompe le Monde, [4AD; 1991]
082: Sonic Youth, Goo, [DGC; 1990]
081: The Breeders, Pod, [4AD; 1990]
080: The Pharcyde, Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde, [Delicious Vinyl; 1992]
079: Dr. Dre, The Chronic, [Death Row; 1992]
078: Stereolab, Mars Audiac Quintet, [Elektra; 1994]
077: Primal Scream, Screamadelica, [Sire; 1991]
076: Mercury Rev, Deserter's Songs, [V2; 1998]
075: A Tribe Called Quest, Midnight Marauders, [Jive; 1993]
074: Ride, Nowhere, [Sire; 1990]
073: Brainiac, Hissing Prigs in Static Couture, [Touch & Go; 1996]
072: Silver Jews, American Water, [Drag City; 1998]
071: Dr. Octagon, Octagonecologyst, [Dreamworks; 1996]
070: Jawbox, For Your Own Special Sweetheart, [Atlantic; 1994]
069: Jeff Buckley, Grace, [Columbia; 1994]
068: Elliott Smith, XO, [Dreamworks; 1998]
067: Mouse on Mars, Iaora Tahiti, [Too Pure; 1995]
066: Tricky, Maxinquaye, [Island; 1995]
065: Daft Punk, Homework, [Virgin; 1997]
064: The Breeders, Last Splash, [4AD; 1993]
063: De La Soul, De La Soul Is Dead, [Tommy Boy; 1991]
062: Aphex Twin, Selected Ambient Works, Vol. II, [Warp; 1994]
061: Pulp, Different Class, [Island; 1995]
060: Palace Music, Viva Last Blues, [Drag City; 1995]
059: Elliott Smith, Either/Or, [Kill Rock Stars; 1997]
058: Jesus Lizard, Liar, [Touch & Go; 1992]
057: Brainiac, Bonsai Superstar, [Grass; 1994]
056: A Tribe Called Quest, The Low-End Theory, [Jive; 1991]
055: Spiritualized, Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space, [Dedicated; 1997]
054: Blur, Parklife, [SBK; 1994]
053: Weezer, Pinkerton, [DGC; 1991]
052: PJ Harvey, Rid of Me, [Island; 1993]
051: Stereolab, Emperor Tomato Ketchup, [Elektra; 1996]
050: Outkast, Aquemini, [LaFace; 1998]
049: Tom Waits, Bone Machine, [Island; 1992]
048: Portishead, Dummy, [Go! Discs; 1994]
047: Oval, 94diskont, [Thrill Jockey; 1995]
046: Air, Moon Safari, [Astralwerks; 1998]
045: Godspeed You Black Emperor!, F# A# Infinity, [Kranky; 1998]
044: Boredoms, Super Ae, [Birdman; 1998]
043: R.E.M., Automatic for the People, [Warner Bros; 1992]
042: Fugazi, Red Medicine, [Dischord; 1995]
041: Yo La Tengo, Painful, [Matador; 1993]
040: Aphex Twin, The Richard D. James Album, [Warp; 1996]
039: Olivia Tremor Control, Dusk at Cubist Castle, [Flydaddy; 1996]
038: The Jesus Lizard, Goat, [Touch & Go; 1991]
037: Magnetic Fields, 69 Love Songs, [Merge; 1999]
036: Wu-Tang Clan, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), [Loud; 1993]
035: Boards of Canada, Music Has the Right to Children, [Warp; 1998]
034: Beastie Boys, Check Your Head, [Grand Royal; 1992]
033: Nas, Illmatic, [Columbia; 1994]
032: The Notorious B.I.G., Ready to Die, [Bad Boy; 1994]
031: Wilco, Summerteeth, [Reprise; 1999]
030: Liz Phair, Exile in Guyville, [Matador; 1993]
029: Modest Mouse, The Lonesome Crowded West, [Up; 1997]
028: Pixies, Bossanova, [4AD; 1990]
027: Guided by Voices, Alien Lanes, [Matador; 1995]
026: Weezer, Weezer, [DGC; 1994]
025: Yo La Tengo, I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One, [Matador; 1997]
024: Built to Spill, There's Nothing Wrong with Love, [Up; 1994]
023: The Beta Band, The Three EPs, [Astralwerks; 1999]
022: Built to Spill, Perfect from Now On, [Warner Bros; 1997]
021: Bjˆrk, Homogenic, [Elektra; 1997]
020: Bjˆrk, Post, [Elektra; 1995]
019: Beck, Odelay, [DGC; 1996]
018: Smashing Pumpkins, Siamese Dream, [Virgin; 1993]
017: Public Enemy, Fear of a Black Planet, [Def Jam; 1990]
016: The Dismemberment Plan, Emergency & I, [DeSoto; 1999]
015: Radiohead, The Bends, [Capitol; 1995]
014: Belle & Sebastian, If You're Feeling Sinister, [The Enclave; 1996]
013: Nirvana, In Utero, [DGC; 1993]
012: Slint, Spiderland, [Touch & Go; 1991]
011: Talk Talk, Laughing Stock, [Polydor; 1991]
010: Guided by Voices, Bee Thousand, [Scat; 1994]
009: Bonnie "Prince" Billy, I See a Darkness, [Palace; 1999]
008: Pavement, Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain, [Matador; 1994]
007: DJ Shadow, ...Endtroducing, [Mo'Wax; 1996]
006: Nirvana, Nevermind, [DGC; 1991]
005: Pavement, Slanted & Enchanted, [Matador; 1992]
004: Neutral Milk Hotel, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, [Merge; 1998]
003: The Flaming Lips, The Soft Bulletin, [Warner Bros; 1999]
002: My Bloody Valentine, Loveless, [Creation; 1991]
001: Radiohead, OK Computer, [Capitol; 1997]

4 comments:

Yukon said...

Only taking 5 for eternity:

002, 008, 018, 059, 087.

CC said...

Do Radiohead have to come top of every list like this?!

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Broseph said...

What's up with no Alice in Chains, Jar of Flies reference?

BTreotch said...

AIC, Jar of Flies was just an EP; that won't cut it (not that it isnt better than these) - but your point is taken, AIC deserves some recognition..

and yes, Radiohead does belong on the top of any list of music pertaining to quality music from the last 20 years.