Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Listamania I

Top 40 albums of the 90's? Don't mind if I do!

40. Adore, Smashing Pumpkins
39. Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morrissette
38. Tragic Kingdom, No Doubt
37. Everything Must Go, Manic Street Preachers
36. The Great Escape, Blur
35. Under the Table and Dreaming, Dave Matthews Band
34. Ten, Pearl Jam
33. Parklife, Blur
32. Fumbling Towards Ecstasy, Sarah McLachlan
31. No Code, Pearl Jam
30. Siamese Dream, Smashing Pumpkins
29. Spice, Spice Girls
28. August and Everything After, Counting Crows
27. Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too, The New Radicals
26. Weezer (blue album), Weezer
25. Fully Completely, The Tragically Hip
24. Tiny Music, Stone Temple Pilots
23. White Ladder, David Gray
22. Collective Soul, Collective Soul
21. Exile in Guyville, Liz Phair
20. Garbage, Garbage
19. Melon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Smashing Pumpkins
18. Gordon, Barenaked Ladies
17. Day for Night, Tragically Hip
16. Pieces of You, Jewel
15. Phantom Power, Tragically Hip
14. The Masterplan, Oasis
13. OK Computer, Radiohead
12. Monster, REM
11. Vs., Pearl Jam
9(tie). American Recordings, Johnny Cash
9(tie). Unchained, Johnny Cash
8. Zooropa, U2
7. What's The Story Morning Glory, Oasis
6. Pinkerton, Weezer
5. The Bends, Radiohead
4. Pop, U2
3. Yield, Pearl Jam
2. Common People, Pulp
1. Achtung Baby, U2

I felt so old after compiling this list, you have no idea. "That album came out 13 years ago?! Good lord!"


Hal Incandenza said...

Albums I find almost impossible that you left off:

Definitely Maybe, Oasis
Purple, Stone Temple Pilots
Urban Hymns, The Verve
Clumsy, Our Lady Peace
Everything I Long For, Hayden

(I could even make a pretty convincing case for Be Here Now--even though it's pretty uneven--the first 30 seconds alone of D'Yer Know What I Mean should
be enough to crack the top 30).

Great list (...but: Collective Soul? Fucking Collective Soul?? And: The New Radicals?? I defy you to name another song--aside from the single--from that album without consulting the liner notes. Not possible.)

Question Mark said...

Hayden, never actually heard it
Our Lady Peace, I've always disliked them
Urban Hymns could've been great if most of the songs had ended about a minute earlier
STP's records are aging worse than Nicollette Sheridan

Definitely Maybe and Be Here Now were both close calls, but overall I find them to be pretty unremarkable aside from the singles. And Collective Soul's first album was actually really good, and still holds up well today. Same with that New Radicals disc, though the band dropped off the face of the earth. And really, every 'best of a decade' list needs a few personal favourites that make other people retch. I'm sure the internet is full of people best-of-the-80's lists that feature an embarrassingly large dose of the Thompson Twins.

side_B said...

i love lists. especially when jewel appear outta nowhere!