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bender
04-15-2008, 07:48 AM
Which one is your favorite?

GaragePoet
04-15-2008, 07:54 AM
oh jesus, this'll be tough

timmyn
04-15-2008, 07:56 AM
What about My Bloody Valentine - Loveless?

jonnypark
04-15-2008, 08:03 AM
its actually Siamese Dream, but I took the Bends

Newro7ic
04-15-2008, 08:05 AM
its actually Siamese Dream, but I took the Bends

I agree. How can you leave out Siamese Dream?

Mr.Nipples
04-15-2008, 08:07 AM
loveless
liquid swords

Somewhat Damaged
04-15-2008, 08:07 AM
I'm confident mine won't be the only vote for Nevermind.

TonyWonder
04-15-2008, 08:15 AM
Voted OK Computer

Personally, I think it's To Bring You My Love by PJ Harvey.

Trailmix
04-15-2008, 08:30 AM
Poll should have been best of the list. You are missing a ton of great albums from the 90's. Plus 2 Radiohead and Oasis albums limits the scope to much.

zenidogx
04-15-2008, 08:37 AM
Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
or
Flaming Lips - In A Priest Drive Ambulence

JSam67
04-15-2008, 08:46 AM
OK Computer
Siamese Dream
Loveless
Everything else up there (except Primal Scream and maybe Blur) plus Soft Bulletin, Superunknown, Core, Purple, Jar of Flies, Ten, Sixteen Stone, Out of Time...

There were some great CD's in the 90's, wow.

ThomThom
04-15-2008, 09:01 AM
OK Computer eats all of those for breakfast. Mmmmm breakfast...

miscorrections
04-15-2008, 09:08 AM
Oooooh tough call. Gonna have to go with my overwhelming love for Bobby Gillespie, though.

Boourns
04-15-2008, 09:17 AM
no loveless, no different class, no in the aeroplane over the sea = fail

davrone
04-15-2008, 09:27 AM
The Bends for sure!

whynotsmile99
04-15-2008, 09:29 AM
massive attack--Blue Lines

http://991.com/newgallery/Massive-Attack-Blue-Lines-299002.jpg

dontfeedthebird
04-15-2008, 09:29 AM
I vote:

portishead's dummy
depeche mode's violator
madonna's erotica
massive attack's blue lines

sin213
04-15-2008, 09:49 AM
I'm confident mine won't be the only vote for Nevermind.

I also went for Nevermind...but it would've been a tougher choice if Siamese Dream had been on the list...

Boourns
04-15-2008, 10:12 AM
I would say...
1) Radiohead - OK Computer
2) Pulp - Different Class
3) Sigur Ros - Ágætis Byrjun
4) My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
5) Radiohead - The Bends
6) Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
7) Portishead - Dummy
8) R.E.M. - Automatic for the People
9) Elliott Smith - XO
10) Nirvana - Unplugged
11) Portishead - Roseland NYC
12) Pulp - This Is Hardcore
13) Cat Power - Moon Pix
14) Portishead - Portishead
15) Weezer - The Blue Album
16) Nirvana - In Utero
17) Nirvana - Nevermind
18) Beck - Odelay
19) Weezer - Pinkerton
20) Massive Attack - Mezzanie

PassiveTheory
04-15-2008, 10:13 AM
No Massive Attack, no Portishead, no Pumpkins, no Spiritualized, no Alice in Chains, no Chemical Brothers?... Lame.

dontfeedthebird
04-15-2008, 10:16 AM
If they went with Chembros, I would say "Surrender."

Cammo
04-15-2008, 10:16 AM
Use your illusion I & II?

thinnerair
04-15-2008, 10:17 AM
Hum "Downward is Heavenward" or "Youd Prefer an Astronaut"

Robototron
04-15-2008, 10:29 AM
Out of those choices (you left out so many classic albums) I went with Parklife.

zenidogx
04-15-2008, 11:03 AM
OMG!!! HOW DID WE FORGET NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL.


btw, a 90s list without the Soft Bulletin is pointless.

roberto73
04-15-2008, 11:13 AM
WHAT ABOUT BACKSTREET BOYS?

Fuck you, Bender, for not having the foresight to list every album that anyone might ever like. Dammit.

nationocean
04-15-2008, 11:32 AM
i don't see Self - Subliminal Plastic Motives

...

microserfs21
04-15-2008, 12:56 PM
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

paulb
04-15-2008, 01:45 PM
Bends

hypervera
04-15-2008, 01:47 PM
ok computer is the best, but radiohead dont need my vote so i voted for definitely maybe

and the most important is nevermind

faxman75
04-15-2008, 02:07 PM
Where the fuck is public enemy Apocolypse or Fear of a Black Planet?

Fucking hipsters.......

hypervera
04-15-2008, 02:10 PM
the 90s options are ok

hahah hipster could be if they make a poll like this "best band ever" and the options were like, vampire weekend and shit like that

amyzzz
04-15-2008, 03:01 PM
Catherine Wheel Chrome

(but I voted for Radiohead)

menikmati
04-15-2008, 03:22 PM
The answer is In Utero. Followed by Music Has the Right to Children. The fact that both of these are missing from the poll, proves that this is just stupid bullshit taken out of a Rolling Stone issue. Fail. (out of the provided choices though, it's hands down Nevermind.)

greghead
04-15-2008, 03:29 PM
uhhh, the Chronic?

chawns
04-15-2008, 03:32 PM
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

agreed

fikus222
04-15-2008, 04:00 PM
The nineties were awesome for music, so many seminal works were created from all types of genres across the board.

nationocean
04-15-2008, 08:01 PM
Some other thoughts:

White Zombie - Astro Creep 2000
Mogwai - Young Team
Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
DJ Shadow - ...Entroducing
Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty
Smashing Pumpkins - Melon Collie &tIS
Tool - Aenima
Pavement - Slanted & Enchanted
The Beta Band - The Three EP's
Rage - Evil Empire

paulb
04-15-2008, 09:45 PM
Tool - Aneima
Rage Against The Machine self titled
beastie boys - check your head

def not Hello Nasty.

paulb
04-15-2008, 09:45 PM
Weezer's Blue album is a 10/10

microcuts
04-15-2008, 09:48 PM
The Downward Spiral. which somehow isn't on this list.

fikus222
04-16-2008, 08:46 AM
Shouldn't Soundgarden be somewhere on this list ?

menikmati
04-16-2008, 09:35 AM
no.

faxman75
04-16-2008, 09:41 AM
Nine Inch Nails-The Downward Spiral
Tori Amos-Little Earthquakes


I don't care what the Grammy's say. Mellow gold >> Odelay

fikus222
04-16-2008, 09:41 AM
Nirvana or nothing, huh ? What I was saying is that they deserve more of a nod than Oasis does.

TonyWonder
04-16-2008, 09:47 AM
I don't care what the Grammy's say. Mellow gold >> Odelay

Mutations >> Mellow Gold

and yes, In Utero >> Nevermind ..imo.

faxman75
04-16-2008, 09:49 AM
Ahh yes, mutations. Very good call and agreed.

scaliwag
04-16-2008, 12:51 PM
why are radiohead and oasis on there twice? surely there are other albums

betao
04-16-2008, 01:06 PM
I believe this is the correct answer.

http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/2095.jpg

Along with

Radiohead - OK Computer
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Chemical Brothers - Surrender
Nine Inch Nails - Downward Spiral
Sigur Ros - Ágætis byrjun
Boards of Canada - Music has the Right to Children
Rage Against the Machine - Evil Empire or Self Titled
Underworld - dubnobasswithmyheadman

NoizeSelektor
04-16-2008, 01:44 PM
seriously

1.Homogenic - (has this even been mentioned)
2.the shape of punk to come (refused)
3.ok computer
4.nevermind
5.homework (daft punk)
6.portishead (portishead)
7.the downward spiral
8.frizzle fry (primus)
9.superunknown (sound garden)
10.aenima


......or something like that.

hypervera
04-16-2008, 01:57 PM
why are radiohead and oasis on there twice? surely there are other albums

because their albums are great! 2 of the best bands of the 90s

hypervera
04-16-2008, 01:58 PM
Shouldn't Soundgarden be somewhere on this list ?

yeah superunknown

Cancersticks1
04-16-2008, 04:09 PM
Slowdive - Souvlaki

fikus222
04-17-2008, 09:24 PM
INPO:

1. Ok Computer - Radiohead
2. Nevermind - Nirvana
3. Superunknown - Soundgarden
4. Cure for Pain - Morphine
5. Dummy - Portishead
6. Aenima - Tool
7. Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against The Machine
8. Joshua Tree - U2

1989 Albums but still very influentual in the '90s
9. Disintegration - The Cure
10. Pretty Hate Machine - NIN

menikmati
04-18-2008, 10:35 AM
Joshua Tree?

BlackSwan
04-18-2008, 10:41 AM
DJ Shadow - ...Entroducing


YES! YES! YES!

fikus222
04-18-2008, 10:45 AM
Joshua Tree?

I like the desert, but I don't really care about U2 all that much, which has probably colored this selection.

TonyWonder
04-18-2008, 10:48 AM
I think he meant that it was released in 1987..

apachedino
04-18-2008, 10:53 AM
Way too broad, someone should make a poll like this but with a single year, not a decade, but out of the choices.....Nevermind

Mockingbird73
04-18-2008, 11:04 AM
I also think it was Massive Attack - Mezzanine, but I voted for Primal Scream. It's one of the albums that pretty much defined the 90's for me

fikus222
04-18-2008, 11:07 AM
I think he meant that it was released in 1987..

Oh great now I have further compounded my ignorance of U2, thanks for the correction.

miscorrections
04-18-2008, 04:01 PM
I'm feeling a little moment of love towards the other two people who voted for Screamadelica.

Daft Fro
04-19-2008, 02:50 AM
dun forget:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/416CBN7V2FL._AA240_.jpg

Daft Fro
04-19-2008, 02:56 AM
http://www.yawam.info/images/albums/grandes/air-moon_safari.png

10th anniversary

thedevious
04-19-2008, 04:34 AM
Dr. Dre - The Chronic
Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
Portishead - P
Chemical Bros. - Exit Planet Dust
Daft Punk - Homework
Modest Mouse - Lonesome Crowded West
Ween - Chocolate & Cheese

Those are a few I chose for raw quantity of times I listened to them, and still do. God there are so many more, but that's good for now.

Memorial_07
04-19-2008, 06:35 AM
Psalm 69

JebusLives
04-19-2008, 03:08 PM
Loveless should be on this list. OK Computer is just a runner-up, IMO.

psychoc&ndy
04-19-2008, 03:11 PM
http://www.yawam.info/images/albums/grandes/air-moon_safari.png

10th anniversary

my favorite album of all time. needs to be on this list for sure

Goodtoknow
04-19-2008, 03:11 PM
the bends/in the aeroplane over the sea.

PapaJupe
05-18-2008, 09:29 AM
Hole - Live Through This
Public enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
Sublime - Sublime
Wu-Tang - Enter the 36 Chambers
Dr. Dre - The Chronic 2001

musicfan66
05-18-2008, 10:54 AM
I voted OK Computer, but there were so many great albums released in the
90's that it's hard to pick. Some of my personal favorites besides OK Computer:

Nirvana - In Utero
Massive Attack - Mezzanine
Portishead - Dummy
Daft Punk - Discovery
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
Wilco - Being There
Bjork - Homogenic ( and Debut)
James - Laid
Pulp - This is Hardcore
Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole
The Verve - Urban Hymns
Blur - Blur (and Parklife)
Radiohead - The Bends
Oasis - Definitely Maybe
Weezer - Blue album
Moby - Play
Depeche Mode - Violator

i_like_cake530
05-25-2008, 01:42 PM
I would say...
1) Radiohead - OK Computer
2) Pulp - Different Class
3) Sigur Ros - Ágætis Byrjun
4) My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
5) Radiohead - The Bends
6) Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
7) Portishead - Dummy
8) R.E.M. - Automatic for the People
9) Elliott Smith - XO
10) Nirvana - Unplugged
11) Portishead - Roseland NYC
12) Pulp - This Is Hardcore
13) Cat Power - Moon Pix
14) Portishead - Portishead
15) Weezer - The Blue Album
16) Nirvana - In Utero
17) Nirvana - Nevermind
18) Beck - Odelay
19) Weezer - Pinkerton
20) Massive Attack - Mezzanie

how are you gonna put pinkerton in front of mezzanine...no LGWAFIS?

C DUB YA
05-25-2008, 01:43 PM
VIOLATOR

sbessiso
05-25-2008, 01:55 PM
VIOLATOR

haha! yes!!!

loveless
05-26-2008, 12:19 AM
http://images.jambase.com/merch/MMWest.jpg

this is a really good album. :)

Xenocide
05-26-2008, 12:23 AM
jesus christ... worst poll ever...

rskapcat
05-26-2008, 05:34 AM
Hum "Downward is Heavenward" or "Youd Prefer an Astronaut"

*swoon* YES! You'd Prefer An Astronaut and Tori Amos' Under the Pink would be in the top 5 on my list, for sure.

MarkO
06-20-2008, 05:59 PM
I'm the solo vote for Automatic for the People.

Christ, I expected just a little more .........

Boourns
06-20-2008, 07:21 PM
how are you gonna put pinkerton in front of mezzanine...no LGWAFIS?

LGWAFIS?

After more meditation:
1) Radiohead - OK Computer
2) Pulp - Different Class
3) Sigur Ros - Ágætis Byrjun
4) My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
5) Radiohead - The Bends
6) Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
7) Portishead - Dummy
8) R.E.M. - Automatic for the People
9) Elliott Smith - XO
10) Nirvana - Unplugged
11) Portishead - Roseland NYC
12) Pulp - This Is Hardcore
13) Cat Power - Moon Pix
14) Portishead - Portishead
15) Massive Attack - Mezzanie
16) Weezer - The Blue Album
17) Nirvana - In Utero
18) Nirvana - Nevermind
19) Depeche Mode - Violator
19) Beck - Odelay

hendrixfan143
06-20-2008, 07:23 PM
damn, there are jsut so many good ones. Imma have to go with OK Computer of Morning Glory

BlackSwan
07-16-2008, 09:49 PM
RADIOHEAD

rage patton
07-17-2008, 01:56 AM
Sorry, I love OK Computer, but Nevermind wins.

satori777
07-17-2008, 06:53 AM
No mention of Aenima?!?!

No mention of The Downward Spiral?!?!

No mention of Sailing the Seas of Cheese?!?!

Two Oasis albums????

Weaksauce...

fikus222
03-20-2009, 02:03 PM
No mention of Aenima?!?!

No mention of The Downward Spiral?!?!

No mention of Sailing the Seas of Cheese?!?!

Two Oasis albums????

Weaksauce...

Good albums, but they didn't define the era...which makes it hard because Nevermind did so for the first part of the '90s while Ok Computer did so for the latter part of the decade.

AlecEiffel
03-20-2009, 02:13 PM
Trompe Le Monde
Teenager of the Year
Music From the Adventures of Pete & Pete
Pacer
Last Splash
Flood
Regretfully Yours
Something To Write Home About
Empty Bottles, Broken Hearts
Retreat From the Sun

Optimistic
03-20-2009, 02:15 PM
I figured out my top 50 albums of the 90s over spring break. Here was my top 30 (this is my fav., not necessarily best).

Neutral Milk Hotel-In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
My Bloody Valentine-Loveless
R.E.M.-Automatic For the People
Spiritualized-Ladies and Gentlement We Are Floating In Space
Belle & Sebastian-If You're Feeling Sinister
Radiohead-Ok Computer
Bjork-Post
The Smashing Pumpkins-Siamese Dream
Portishead-Dummy
Wilco-Being There

Boards of Canada-Music Has the Right To Children
Massive Attack-Blue Lines
The Flaming Lips-The Soft Bulletin
Spiritualized-Lazer Guided Melodies
Beck-Odelay
Bjork-Homogenic
Jeff Buckley-Grace
Massive Attack-Mezzanine
Aphex Twin-Selected Ambient Works 85-92
The Smashing Pumpkins-Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

Radiohead-The Bends
Cocteau Twins-Heaven or Las Vegas
Elliott Smith-Either/Or
Bjork-Debut
Belle & Sebastian-Tigermilk
Beck-Midnite Vultures
Smashing Pumpkins-Gish
Aphex Twin-Selected Ambient Works, Vol II
Morrissey-Your Arsenal
Portishead-Portishead

fikus222
03-20-2009, 02:20 PM
Yup, the nineties were definitely awesome.

AlecEiffel
03-20-2009, 02:21 PM
oh shit, I forgot If You're Feeling Sinister and Your Arsenal.

JorgeC
03-20-2009, 03:19 PM
Garbage Version 2.0

rskapcat
03-20-2009, 03:33 PM
Music From the Adventures of Pete & Pete
Flood

I knew there was a reason we were friends. ;) Aside from Degrassi.

danteb
03-20-2009, 04:08 PM
Dr. Dre - The Chronic

nostalgicfashion
03-23-2009, 02:46 PM
WrongThat would be Songs of faith and devotion

chacamicaca
03-24-2009, 12:31 PM
I'm the solo vote for Automatic for the People.

Christ, I expected just a little more .........

No you're not, buddy. I've never understood why Automatic for the People is so often forgotten or ignored as a classic.

MeowMixer
03-24-2009, 09:41 PM
RUBBERNECK.


















END.

Still-ill
03-24-2009, 11:36 PM
Spiderland, In the Aeroplane over the Sea, I See a Darkness and Loveless all missing!!

AlecEiffel
03-26-2009, 12:58 PM
RUBBERNECK.

Really? I mean, "Possum Kingdom" rules as far as Pixies rip offs go, but the best album of the 90s?

juloxx
04-10-2012, 04:37 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51FdX9yGGRL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Mr. Fuzz
04-10-2012, 09:07 PM
none of those albums are the best. nevermind is the only album that I can even sit through from that list.

cosmia
04-14-2012, 07:28 PM
i chose OKC but they're all great candidates.

bmack86
04-14-2012, 11:00 PM
Duh you dumheads, it's totally Boredoms - Super AE

My epic username
05-09-2012, 04:22 PM
none of those albums are the best. nevermind is the only album that I can even sit through from that list.

Agreed! There were MANY better albums.

TheMadeleine
05-22-2012, 10:32 PM
I can't believe there are no Pumpkins on this list. NO VOTE.

Tikiman
05-23-2012, 07:56 AM
Although the Red Hot Chili Peppers suck these days, Blood Sugar Sex Magic was a pretty great album as was Pearl Jam's "10" and Jane's Addiction's Nothing's Shocking. Not era defining, but all superb albums nevertheless.

SepaGroove
05-23-2012, 08:15 AM
So many great albums left off of this list

lehorne
05-24-2012, 10:20 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51qcQVyyQ1L._SL500_AA300_.jpg
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/416ED8F4G8L._SL500_AA300_.jpg
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51X3aCk4yyL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

LAVeniceDude
05-29-2012, 06:19 PM
Although the Red Hot Chili Peppers suck these days, Blood Sugar Sex Magic was a pretty great album as was Pearl Jam's "10" and Jane's Addiction's Nothing's Shocking. Not era defining, but all superb albums nevertheless.Thank God someone mentioned these. If you'd taken a single album of BSSM it would have been even better. Same with the Pumpkins MCATIS (my favorite is Adore, but I'm weird).

I can't believe more people haven't mentioned Moby's Play, which was pretty defining at the end of the 90's. I also can't believe how few votes Automatic for the People and Achtung Baby got.

To In Utero and Nevermind I'd add the Unplugged in NYC album.

My vote was easy, OKC. Not just the best album of the 90s but one of the best albums ever made. Period.

java-do
10-02-2012, 01:56 PM
http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/forum/uploads_macmetal/27483/slint.jpg


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/53/Wu-TangClanEntertheWu-Tangalbumcover.jpg/220px-Wu-TangClanEntertheWu-Tangalbumcover.jpg


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/29/SonicYouthAThousandLeavesalbumcover.jpg/220px-SonicYouthAThousandLeavesalbumcover.jpg

Zafocaine
02-05-2013, 01:27 AM
Vote to change Beck- Odelay to Beck- Mellow Gold, as the latter is clearly superior in its entirety. Loser aside, the album is perfect from first to last. Odelay just can't compare, though it's a pretty cool album.

Also vote to discard Primal Scream (the fuck?), and add Pixies- Doolittle

shoegazer76
02-05-2013, 05:15 AM
Sonic Youth "Dirty" can't believe that it hasn't been mentioned.
The Cure "Wish" hasn' t been either.
Of course "Loveless"