Pitchforkmedia reupdated their Top 100 Albums of the 1990s. Sure, it might be a lame attempt at covering up embarrassing choices in their previous top 100, but I like the idea of going back and re-evaulating which albums hold up against the scrutiny of time. I think an album that has meaning over a long period of time overshadows the importance it had when it came out. I freaking loved the Alvin and the Chipmunks record I had as a kid, but now I can see that it was just a few regular guys singing Christmas carols with the recording speed turned up.
Here are the albums on the list that I own:
94: Frank Black – Teenager of the Year
83: The Pixies – Trompe Le Monde
66: Tricky – Maxinquaye
65: Daft Punk – Homework
64: The Breeders – Last Splash
54: Blur – Parklife
53: Weezer – Pinkerton
43: REM – Automatic for the People
30: Liz Phair – Exile in Guyville
28: The Pixies – Bossanova
26: Weezer – Weezer
19: Beck – Odelay
18: Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream
13: Nirvana – In Utero
08: Pavement – Crooked Rain Crooked Rain
06: Nirvana – Nevermind
05: Pavement – Slanted and Enchanted
03: The Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin
01: Radiohead – OK Computer
5 thoughts on “Pitchforkmedia’s Top 100 Albums of the 1990s”
I was about tothrow a fit because I couldn’t believe My Bloody Valentine didn’t make it, but it was at #2.
The Backstreet Boys?
I thought the list was pretty good. I might have to buy some new stuff next time I’m in a good used CD shop.
probably just an editing mistake
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