Spin (US) - The 300 Best Albums of the Past 30 Years

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Spin (US) - The 300 Best Albums of the Past 30 Years

Postby Nassim » Wed May 13, 2015 3:00 pm

Hi guys,

Spin just published a list of the 300 best albums of the last 30 years. I'll copy it later this week if nobody have time before.

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Re: Spin (US) - The 300 Best Albums of the Past 30 Years

Postby Pierre » Wed May 13, 2015 6:21 pm

Here it is:


300. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
299. Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animal (2014)
298. Ice Cube - AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted (1990)
297. Gorillaz - Demon Days (2005)
296. Various Artists - Total 4 (2002)
295. Old 97's - Too Far to Care (1997)
294. Sigur Rós - Ágætis Byrjun (1999)
293. Garbage - Version 2.0 (1998)
292. Usher - Looking 4 Myself (2012)
291. The Hold Steady - Separation Sunday (2005)
290. Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes (1992)
289. The Unicorns - Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? (2003)
288. Tyler, The Creator - Goblin (2011)
287. TV on the Radio - Dear Science (2008)
286. Sugar - Copper Blue (1992)
285. The Books - Thought for Food (2002)
284. The Killers - Hot Fuss (2004)
283. Superchunk - I Hate Music (2013)
282. Digable Planets - Blowout Comb (1994)
281. The Go-Betweens - Tallulah (1987)
280. Sleater-Kinney - The Hot Rock (1999)
279. Aerosmith - Pump (1989)
278. Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002)
277. Ride - Nowhere (1990)
276. Frankie Knuckles - Beyond the Mix (1991)
275. Tegan and Sara - Heartthrob (2013)
274. Ice T - O.G. Original Gangster (1991)
273. Slint - Spiderland (1991)
272. The Mekons - The Mekons Rock n' Roll (1989)
271. Sublime - Sublime (1996)
270. George Michael - Faith (1987)
269. The Pogues - Rum, Sodomy & the Lash (1985)
268. Maxwell - Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite (1996)
267. The Deftones - White Pony (2000)
266. Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup (1996)
265. Swervedriver - Mezcal Head (1993)
264. The Microphones - The Glow, Pt. 2 (2001)
263. Neko Case - Blacklisted (2002)
262. Sebadoh - Bakesale (1994)
261. Sun Kil Moon - Benji (2014)
260. My Chemical Romance - Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge (2004)
259. Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel of Love (1987)
258. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago (2008)
257. The Chills - Submarine Bells (1990)
256. Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein (2001)
255. The Field - From Here, We Go Sublime (2007)
254. Beastie Boys - Ill Communication (1994)
253. Caribou - Swim (2010)
252. Wussy - Funeral Dress (2005)
251. M83 - Saturdays = Youth (2008)

250. Basement Jaxx - Rooty (2001)
249. L7 - Bricks Are Heavy (1992)
248. Cursive - The Ugly Organ (2003)
247. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca (2009)
246. 2Pac - All Eyez on Me (1996)
245. Air - Moon Safari (1998)
244. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest (2009)
243. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter II (2005)
242. Queens of the Stone Age - Rated R (2000)
241. The Weeknd - House of Balloons (2011)
240. Animal Collective - Sung Tongs (2004)
239. Rilo Kiley - The Execution of All Things (2002)
238. Various Artists - The Indestructible Beat of Soweto (1985)
237. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven (2000)
236. Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights (2002)
235. Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica (2011)
234. Janet Jackson - Control (1986)
233. Bright Eyes - Lifted or the Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground (2002)
232. The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream (2014)
231. M.I.A. - Arular (2005)
230. The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow (2003)
229. DJ Rashad - Double Cup (2013)
228. Paramore - Paramore (2013)
227. R.E.M. - Document (1987)
226. Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday (2010)
225. Portishead - Third (2008)
224. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (2009)
223. The Roots - Rising Down (2008)
222. Bikini Kill - Pussy Whipped (1994)
221. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystle (1993)
220. Brad Paisley - American Saturday Night (2009)
219. System of a Down - Toxicity (2001)
218. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti - Before Today (2010)
217. Orbital - In Sides (1996)
216. Destroyer - Kaputt (2011)
215. Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space (1997)
214. Chance the Rapper - Acid Rap (2013)
213. New Order - Brotherhood (1986)
212. Beach House - Teen Dream (2010)
211. Aaliyah - One in a Million (1996)
210. The Mountain Goats - Tallahassee (2002)
209. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel… (2012)
208. Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 2 (2014)
207. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest (2010)
206. Sonic Youth - Sister (1987)
205. Mobb Deep - The Infamous (1995)
204. Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (1992)
203. D’Angelo - Brown Sugar (1995)
202. Sleigh Bells - Treats (2010)
201. Rage Against the Machine - The Battle of Los Angeles (1999)

200. Moby - Everything Is Wrong (1995)
199. Soundgarden - Superunkown (1994)
198. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois (2005)
197. Lady Gaga - The Fame Monster (2009)
196. Various Artists - C86 (1986)
195. Drive-By Truckers - Brighter Than Creation’s Dark (2008)
194. The Pharcyde - Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde (1992)
193. Wilco - Summerteeth (1999)
192. Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998)
191. Galaxie 500 - On Fire (1989)
190. Boredoms - Super æ (1998)
189. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell (2003)
188. Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
187. Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque (1991)
186. The Avalanches - Since I Left You (2000)
185. Jay Z - The Black Album (2003)
184. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening (2010)
183. Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American (2001)
182. The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come (1987)
181. Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994)
180. Four Tet - Rounds (2003)
179. No Age - Everything in Between (2010)
178. Black Star - Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star (1998)
177. At the Drive-In - Relationship of Command (2000)
176. Primal Scream - Screamadelica (1991)
175. Ghostface Killah - Supreme Clientele (2000)
174. Mastodon - Blood Mountain (2006)
173. Disclosure - Settle (2013)
172. tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l (2011)
171. Blur - Parklife (1994)
170. Lil Wayne - Da Drought 3 (2007)
169. The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (1995)
168. Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (1999)
167. The Wrens - The Meadowlands (2003)
166. Run-DMC - Raising Hell (1986)
165. Le Tigre - Le Tigre (1999)
164. Janet Jackson - janet. (1993)
163. Spoon - Kill the Moonlight (2002)
162. Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West (1997)
161. Massive Attack - Mezzanine (1998)
160. Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994)
159. The Postal Service - Give Up (2003)
158. Erykah Badu - Mama’s Gun (2000)
157. Yo La Tengo - And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out (2000)
156. Pistol Annies - Hell on Heels (2011)
155. Sunny Day Real Estate - Diary (1994)
154. Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (1995)
153. Pavement - Wowee Zowee (1995)
152. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985)
151. Pixies - Bossanova (1990)

150. Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory (2012)
149. Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker (2000)
148. Sonic Youth - Goo (1990)
147. Taylor Swift - Speak Now (2010)
146. Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works, Vol. 2 (1994)
145. Lucinda Williams - Lucinda Williams (1988)
144. Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (1994)
143. The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death (1997)
142. The National - Boxer (2007)
141. The Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen (1993)
140. Nirvana - MTV Unplugged in New York (1994)
139. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion (2009)
138. The Replacements - Pleased to Meet Me (1987)
137. Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People (2002)
136. The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (2002)
135. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989)
134. Blink-182 - Enema of the State (1999)
133. Elliott Smith - XO (1998)
132. Michael Jackson - Dangerous (1991)
131. Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out (1997)
130. Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE (2012)
129. Beyoncé - B’Day (2006)
128. Against Me! - New Wave (2007)
127. Fiona Apple - When the Pawn… (1999)
126. Guided By Voices - Alien Lanes (1995)
125. The Knife - Silent Shout (2006)
124. PJ Harvey - Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea (2000)
123. Madvillain - Madvillainy (2004)
122. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend (2008)
121. Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985)
120. Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream (2012)
119. Built to Spill - Keep It Like a Secret (1999)
118. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
117. Primal Scream - XTRMNTR (2000)
116. Mary J. Blige - What’s the 411? (1992)
115. The Fugees - The Score (1996)
114. The xx - The xx (2009)
113. Radiohead - The Bends (1995)
112. Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill (1986)
111. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black (2006)
110. Panda Bear - Person Pitch (2007)
109. Tears for Fears - Songs From the Big Chair (1985)
108. Jay Z - Reasonable Doubt (1996)
107. Paul Simon - Graceland (1986)
106. Dinosaur Jr. - You’re Living All Over Me (1987)
105. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
104. Kanye West - Late Registration (2005)
103. Depeche Mode - Violator (1990)
102. LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out (1990)
101. Justin Timberlake - FutureSex/LoveSounds (2006)

100. Guided By Voices - Bee Thousand (1994)
99. TLC - CrazySexyCool (1994)
98. Boards of Canada - Music Has the Right to Children (1998)
97. Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury (2006)
96. Blur - 13 (1999)
95. New Order - Low-Life (1985)
94. The White Stripes - White Blood Cells (2001)
93. Daft Punk - Homework (1997)
92. Missy Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly (1997)
91. Miranda Lambert - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2007)
90. J Dilla - Donuts (2006)
89. Madonna - Like a Prayer (1989)
88. TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain (2006)
87. Genius/GZA - Liquid Swords (1995)
86. Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988)
85. Arcade Fire - Funeral (2004)
84. A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders (1993)
83. Japandroids - Celebration Rock (2012)
82. Tricky - Maxinquaye (1995)
81. Weezer - Pinkerton (1996)
80. Bikini Kill - The Singles (1998)
79. Oasis - (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
78. Frank Ocean - nostalgia, ULTRA. (2011)
77. Slayer - Reign in Blood (1986)
76. The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993)
75. Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One (1997)
74. N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
73. The Breeders - Last Splash (1993)
72. The Cure - Disintegration (1989)
71. Aphex Twin - Richard D. James Album (1996)
70. Fugazi - Repeater (1990)
69. Björk - Post (1995)
68. The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin (1999)
67. Robyn - Body Talk (2010)
66. Ghostface Killah - Fishscale (2006)
65. Belle and Sebastian - If You’re Feeling Sinister (1996)
64. The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole (1997)
63. Drake - Take Care (2011)
62. Eric B. & Rakim - Paid in Full (1987)
61. Portishead - Dummy (1994)
60. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City (2013)
59. Kanye West - The College Dropout (2004)
58. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods (2005)
57. Guns N’ Roses - Appetite for Destruction (1987)
56. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III (2008)
55. The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985)
54. Janet Jackson - Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)
53. PJ Harvey - Rid of Me (1993)
52. De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
51. Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985)

50. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP (2000)
49. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)
48. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
47. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver (2007)
46. Modest Mouse - The Moon and Antarctica (2000)
45. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city (2012)
44. Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994)
43. Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (1998)
42. M.I.A. - Kala (2007)
41. Elliot Smith - Either/Or (1997)
40. OutKast - Stankonia (2000)
39. Burial - Untrue (2007)
38. Beyoncé - Beyoncé (2013)
37. U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
36. Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988)
35. Pulp - Different Class (1995)
34. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
33. Radiohead - Kid A (2000)
32. A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory (1991)
31. Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album) (1994)
30. Beck - Odelay (1996)
29. R.E.M. - Automatic for the People (1992)
28. Nirvana - In Utero (1993)
27. The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die (1994)
26. The Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I (1999)

25. Hole - Live Through This (1994)

24. The Replacements - Tim (1985)

23. Nas - Illmatic (1994)

22. Green Day -Dookie (1994)

21. OutKast - Aquemini (1998)

20. Pixies - Doolittle (1989)

19. The Strokes - Is This It (2001)

18. Björk - Homogenic (1997)

17. Beastie Boys - Paul’s Boutique (1989)

16. The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs (1999)

15. Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet (1990)

14. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless (1991)

13. Jay Z - The Blueprint (2001)

12. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988)

11. D’Angelo - Voodoo (2000)

10. Pavement - Slanted & Enchanted (1992)

9. DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996)

8. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)

7. Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville (1993)

6. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)

5. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead (1986)

4. Daft Punk - Discovery (2001)

3. Prince - Sign o’ the Times (1987)

2. Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)

1. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)

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Re: Spin (US) - The 300 Best Albums of the Past 30 Years

Postby Pierre » Wed May 13, 2015 6:27 pm

I can live with the fact that this list doesn't include much foreign entries (after all, that's the usual) and seeing "Loveless" behind "OK Computer" and "Nevermind" (the usual again, and it's a one-man crusade on my part). But many of my favourite albums are too low in the ranking for my tastes, and too many others took the shaft, including Peter Gabriel and Underworld, while Nicki Minaj has one entry (seriously, how is "Pink Friday" better than "So" or "Dubnobasswithmyheadman"?). And having Blink-182 one rank ahead of the Stone Roses was the killing blow for me. I can therefore safely say that I don't like this list very much.

But I'm amused only thinking about Kanye-ists groaning when they'll notice "Yeezus" is not on the list at all.

Oh, and I know that the Strokes' "Is This It" cover is the US one in the Spin article, but I like the European one better.

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Re: Spin (US) - The 300 Best Albums of the Past 30 Years

Postby Bryce13 » Thu May 14, 2015 10:16 pm

I don't agree with Spin mandating a 3 album limit, they said an artist can't have more than 3 albums on the list. Is "fair" more important than what they believe to be true?

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Re: Spin (US) - The 300 Best Albums of the Past 30 Years

Postby Chris K. » Sat May 16, 2015 12:45 am

#301-305

http://www.spin.com/2015/05/spin-300-be ... rs-trivia/

301. Slowdive, Souvlaki (Creation, 1993)
302. Pearl Jam, Ten (Epic, 1991)
303. Best Coast, Crazy for You (Mexican Summer, 2010)
304. Talking Heads, Little Creatures (Sire, 1985)
305. The-Dream, Love-Hate (Radio Killa, 2007)

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Re: Spin (US) - The 300 Best Albums of the Past 30 Years

Postby Live in Phoenix » Tue May 26, 2015 9:23 pm

This might be the first time they've actually handed Nevermind the top spot. Simple math at work here but I can't believe it's been 10 years since the 20th year anniversary.

They must have had quite a turnover for Nation of Millions to drop from its usual position of very near the top. (Also Achtung Baby had just topped another list of theirs from the last few years...)
Original Soundtrack - Bambi. 5 stars/5.
The music, as with the movie, is gorgeous and like a dream. "April Showers" and "I Bring You a Song" in particular are recommended. You likely won't hear or see its like again.


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