Slant Magazine - The 10 Best Albums of Each Year (1990-1999)

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Slant Magazine - The 10 Best Albums of Each Year (1990-1999)

Postby mowino » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:03 am

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http://www.slantmagazine.com/features/a ... ms-of-1990

1990

10. Fugazi, Repeater
9. Sonic Youth, Goo
8. Ride, Nowhere
7. Pixies, Bossanova
6. George Michael, Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. 1
5. Madonna, I’m Breathless
4. Sinéad O’Connor, I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got
3. Deee-Lite, World Clique
2. Depeche Mode, Violator
1. Public Enemy, Fear of a Black Planet

1991

http://www.slantmagazine.com/features/a ... ms-of-1991

10. The Orb, Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld
9. R.E.M., Out of Time
8. Talk Talk, Laughing Stock
7. U2, Achtung Baby
6. De La Soul, De La Soul Is Dead
5. Primal Scream, Screamadelica
4. A Tribe Called Quest, The Low End Theory
3. Massive Attack, Blue Lines
2. My Bloody Valentine, Loveless
1. Nirvana, Nevermind

1992

http://www.slantmagazine.com/features/a ... ms-of-1992

10. The Pharcyde, Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde
9. Prince and the New Power Generation, Love Symbol
8. Beastie Boys, Check Your Head
7. Annie Lennox, Diva
6. Tori Amos, Little Earthquakes
5. Tom Waits, Bone Machine
4. Pavement, Slanted and Enchanted
3. Dr. Dre, The Chronic
2. Madonna, Erotica
1. R.E.M., Automatic for the People

1993

http://www.slantmagazine.com/features/a ... ms-of-1993

10. Pet Shop Boys, Very
9. Janet Jackson, janet.
8. Snoop Doggy Dogg, Doggystyle
7. A Tribe Called Quest, Midnight Marauders
6. Björk, Debut
5. Smashing Pumpkins, Siamese Dream
4. Liz Phair, Exile in Guyville
3. PJ Harvey, Rid of Me
2. Wu-Tang Clan, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
1. Nirvana, In Utero

1994

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10. Beck, Mellow Gold
9. Blur, Parklife
8. Pavement, Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
7. Nine Inch Nails, The Downward Spiral
6. Hole, Live Through This
5. Weezer, Weezer
4. The Notorious B.I.G., Ready to Die
3. Nas, Illmatic
2. Portishead, Dummy
1. Jeff Buckley, Grace

1995

http://www.slantmagazine.com/features/a ... ms-of-1995

10. Oasis, (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?
9. Alanis Morissette, Jagged Little Pill
8. Pulp, Different Class
7. Smashing Pumpkins, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
6. Tricky, Maxinquaye
5. Genius/GZA, Liquid Swords
4. Raekwon, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…
3. PJ Harvey, To Bring You My Love
2. Radiohead, The Bends
1. Björk, Post

1996

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10. Sheryl Crow, Sheryl Crow
9.Aphex Twin, The Richard D. James Album
8. OutKast, ATLiens
7. Fiona Apple, Tidal
6. Ani DiFranco, Dilate
5. Weezer, Pinkerton
4. Belle & Sebastian, If You’re Feeling Sinister
3. Fugees, The Score
2. DJ Shadow, Endtroducing…
1. Beck, Odelay

1997

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10. Bob Dylan, Time Out of Mind
9. Janet Jackson, The Velvet Rope
8. Sleater-Kinney, Dig Me Out
7. Portishead, Portishead
6. Erykah Badu, Baduizm
5. The Chemical Brothers, Dig Your Own Hole
4. Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott, Supa Dupa Fly
3. Daft Punk, Homework
2. Radiohead, OK Computer
1. Björk, Homogenic

1998

http://www.slantmagazine.com/features/a ... ms-of-1998

10. Boards of Canada, Music Has the Right to Children
9. Beck, Mutations
8. Tori Amos, From the Choirgirl Hotel
7. PJ Harvey, Is This Desire?
6. Air, Moon Safari
5. Madonna, Ray of Light
4. Massive Attack, Mezzanine
3. Neutral Milk Hotel, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
2. OutKast, Aquemini
1. Lauryn Hill, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

1999

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10. The Magnetic Fields, 69 Love Songs
9. Eminem, The Slim Shady LP
8. Fiona Apple, When the Pawn…
7. Rage Against the Machine, The Battle of Los Angeles
6. The Flaming Lips, The Soft Bulletin
5. Midnite Vultures
4. Mos Def, Black on Both Sides
3. The Chemical Brothers, Surrender
2. Basement Jaxx, Remedy
1. Moby, Play

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Re: Slant Magazine - The 10 Best Albums of Each Year (1990-1999)

Postby Bruno » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:51 pm

The honorable mentions, which Henrik probably should consider as eligible:

1990:

LL Cool J, Mama Said Knock You Out;
The Sundays, Reading, Writing and Arithmetic;
Enigma, MCMXC a.D.;
World Party, Goodbye Jumbo;
Galaxie 500, This Is Our Music;
Jane’s Addiction, Ritual de lo Habitual;
Cocteau Twins, Heaven or Las Vegas;
Neil Young and Crazy Horse,Ragged Glory;
Lou Reed/John Cale, Songs for Drella;
Uncle Tupelo, No Depression

1991:

Pearl Jam, Ten;
The KLF, The White Room;
Slint, Spiderland;
Michael Jackson, Dangerous;
Metallica, Metallica;
Swans, White Light from the Mouth of Infinity;
Matthew Sweet, Girlfriend;
Paula Abdul, Spellbound;
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blood Sugar Sex Magik;
Guns N’ Roses, Use Your Illusion II

1992:

Sade, Love Deluxe;
En Vogue, Funky Divas;
Rage Against the Machine, Rage Against the Machine;
Arrested Development, 3 Years, 5 Months and 2 Days in the Life of… ;
Alice in Chains, Dirt;
Sophie B. Hawkins, Tongues and Tails;
Aphex Twin, Selected Ambient Words 85 – 92;
Deee-Lite, Infinity Within;
Mary Chapin Carpenter, Come On Come On;
Sugar, Copper Blue

1993:

De La Soul, Buhloone Mindstate;
The Cranberries, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?;
Belly, Star;
Sarah McLachlan,Fumbling Towards Ecstasy;
The Breeders, Last Splash;
Meshell Ndegeocello, Plantation Lullabies;
Pearl Jam, Vs.;
Yo La Tengo, Painful;
Boredoms, Pop Atari;
Sunscreem, O3

1994:

Madonna, Bedtime Stories;
Deee-Lite, Dewdrops in the Garden;
Nirvana, MTV Unplugged in New York;
Beastie Boys, Ill Communication;
Underworld, Dubnobasswithmyheadman;
R.E.M., Monster;
Soundgarden, Superunknown;
Massive Attack, Protection;
Sinéad O’Connor, Universal Mother;
Tori Amos, Under the Pink

1995:

Vanessa Daou, Zipless;
Leftfield, Leftism;
Ani Difranco, Not a Pretty Girl;
Moby, Everything Is Wrong;
Goodie Mob, Soul Food;
The Chemical Brothers, Exit Planet Dust;
No Doubt, Tragic Kingdom;
D’Angelo, Brown Sugar;
Kim Richey, Kim Richey;
Goldie, Timeless

1996:

R.E.M., New Adventures in Hi-Fi;
Tori Amos, Boys for Pele;
Rage Against the Machine, Evil Empire;
Maxwell, Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite;
Tool, Aenima;
Dr. Octagon, Dr. Octagonecologyst;
Ghostface Killah, Ironman;
Jamiroquai, Travelling Without Moving;
Red House Painters, Songs for a Blue Guitar;
Sublime, Sublime

1997:

Nuyorican Soul, Nuyorican Soul;
Mariah Carey, Butterfly;
Company Flow, Funcrusher Plus;
Cornershop, When I Was Born for the 7th Time;
The Prodigy, The Fat of the Land;
Godspeed You Black Emperor!, F# A# Infinity;
Modest Mouse, The Lonesome Crowded West;
Mogwai, Young Team;
The Verve, Urban Hymns;
Kylie Minogue, Impossible Princess

1998:

Herbert, Around the House;
Garbage, Version 2.0;
Portishead, Roseland NYC Live;
Beastie Boys, Hello Nasty;
Alanis Morissette, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie;
Black Star, Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star;
Lucinda Williams, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road;
Manu Chao, Clandestino;
Armand Van Helden, 2 Future 4 U;
Elliott Smith, XO

1999:

Nine Inch Nails, The Fragile;
Tom Waits, Mule Variations;
Wilco, Summerteeth;
Q-Tip, Amplified;
Handsome Boy Modeling School, So… How’s Your Girl? ;
Beth Orton, Central Reservation;
Jay-Z, Vol. 3… Life and Times of S. Carter;
The White Stripes, The White Stripes;
Fountains of Wayne, Utopia Parkway;
Underworld, Beaucoup Fish

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Re: Slant Magazine - The 10 Best Albums of Each Year (1990-1999)

Postby StevieFan13 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:34 pm

Well, at least it's only one decade.
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Re: Slant Magazine - The 10 Best Albums of Each Year (1990-1999)

Postby Bruno » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:56 pm

StevieFan13 wrote:Well, at least it's only one decade.

Why?

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Re: Slant Magazine - The 10 Best Albums of Each Year (1990-1999)

Postby StevieFan13 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:04 pm

Bruno wrote:
StevieFan13 wrote:Well, at least it's only one decade.

Why?

I've had to do the year-by-year lists for Diffuser and Radio X, and I still have to do a bunch for Ultimate Classic Rock and Classic Rock Mag, and some of these stretch for the better part of three decades, so at the very least, this one only takes care of the '90s.
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Re: Slant Magazine - The 10 Best Albums of Each Year (1990-1999)

Postby Pierre » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:31 pm

StevieFan13 wrote:
Bruno wrote:
StevieFan13 wrote:Well, at least it's only one decade.

Why?

I've had to do the year-by-year lists for Diffuser and Radio X, and I still have to do a bunch for Ultimate Classic Rock and Classic Rock Mag, and some of these stretch for the better part of three decades, so at the very least, this one only takes care of the '90s.


Don't forget to ask for eligibility first, still :P

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Re: Slant Magazine - The 10 Best Albums of Each Year (1990-1999)

Postby StevieFan13 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:53 pm

Pierre wrote:
StevieFan13 wrote:
Bruno wrote:Why?

I've had to do the year-by-year lists for Diffuser and Radio X, and I still have to do a bunch for Ultimate Classic Rock and Classic Rock Mag, and some of these stretch for the better part of three decades, so at the very least, this one only takes care of the '90s.


Don't forget to ask for eligibility first, still :P

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Re: Slant Magazine - The 10 Best Albums of Each Year (1990-1999)

Postby StevieFan13 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:54 pm

Though I'm just wondering: for an honorable mention on a top 10 list, would you write it as an "11"?
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Re: Slant Magazine - The 10 Best Albums of Each Year (1990-1999)

Postby Bruno » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:17 pm

StevieFan13 wrote:Though I'm just wondering: for an honorable mention on a top 10 list, would you write it as an "11"?

I think the same.

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Re: Slant Magazine - The 10 Best Albums of Each Year (1990-1999)

Postby Henrik » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:27 pm

Yes, it's eligible and 11 is correct. Thanks!
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Re: Slant Magazine - The 10 Best Albums of Each Year (1990-1999)

Postby babydoll » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:32 pm

I'm actually kinda offended that Madonna's I'm Breathless is supposedly the "fifth best album released in 1990." There's a reason why most Madonna fans consider that one of her worst, excluding "Vogue" and "Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)", of course.

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Postby StevieFan13 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:47 pm

Henrik wrote:Yes, it's eligible and 11 is correct. Thanks!

Beautiful! Will add it to my ever-growing list of lists to add.
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Re: Slant Magazine - The 10 Best Albums of Each Year (1990-1999)

Postby bootsy » Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:40 am

Always love those honorable mentions. That's where you find those hidden gems.

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Re: Slant Magazine - The 10 Best Albums of Each Year (1990-1999)

Postby StevieFan13 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:21 am

Interesting how the 1994 honorable mentions have room for a Deee-Lite album but not Dookie or Definitely Maybe.
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Re: Slant Magazine - The 10 Best Albums of Each Year (1990-1999)

Postby JR » Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:33 pm

babydoll- don't forget the exquisite "Something to Remember," which later became the title track of her ballads compilation. I also quite like "More," and some of the other tracks are fun- but I wouldn't put it in contention as one of her best albums.

At the time, it was definitely a left-field type of album to record. It was inspired by her Breathless character, though, so it's a concept album.


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