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#61 SammyBirdland

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 05:21 PM

RShack, all things aside, I truly would be interested to hear your favorite 90's music. I think I threw out Tom Petty - Wildflowers earlier in this thread, I bet you would like that one.
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Posted 12 June 2016 - 03:50 AM

RShack, all things aside, I truly would be interested to hear your favorite 90's music. I think I threw out Tom Petty - Wildflowers earlier in this thread, I bet you would like that one.

 

Crap!  

 

I typed out a long answer... and it just got zapped... dammit...

 

I'm not gonna do it all again right now... maybe in a little bit...  (dammit...)


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Posted 12 June 2016 - 03:56 AM

Crap!  

 

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Posted 12 June 2016 - 06:28 AM

I would like to see his list of best rap albums. Because you know, he must hate "the darkies" if he doesn't like rap.
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Posted 13 June 2016 - 03:43 PM

RShack, all things aside, I truly would be interested to hear your favorite 90's music. I think I threw out Tom Petty - Wildflowers earlier in this thread, I bet you would like that one.

 

OK, let's try this again... this will be a shorter version of what I did before...

 

I only know what I heard, and what I heard was based on me having a couple hundred undergrad TA's working for me and I'd tell some of them to put whatever they thought was good on my office computer...

 

Things I liked included some stuff from Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters... I'm a Dave Grohl fan... Red Hot Chili Peppers...Little Jagged Pill was an excellent album, even though I want no parts of her... Sarah McLaughlin... Hootie & the Blowfish were good right at first (but then?)... Black Crowes... Sheryl Crow... Green Day... Stone Temple Pilots... Cake... heard lots of stuff that sounded like R.E.M., some of which actually was R.E.M....

 

I'm forgetting some folks I had on the list before...

 

In general, I like Tom Petty OK... I think he's proof that if you just hand around long enough and don't quit, you can succeed just by pure determination and persistence...


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Posted 13 June 2016 - 03:45 PM

Oh... and I hate most things metal....


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Posted 13 June 2016 - 03:53 PM

Little Jagged Pill was an excellent album, even though I want no parts of her...

 

Good call.  People will bag on it, but Jagged Little Pill had 12 tracks and six of them had radio success:

 

All I Really Want
You Oughta Know
Hand In My Pocket
You Learn
Head Over Feet
Ironic

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 04:04 PM

1990's

Growing up it would be.....

Earth Crisis-Firestorm
Hatebreed-Under the knife
V.O.D.-Suffer
Floorpunch-Jersey Shore
No redeeming social value-N.Y.H.C.
Rancid-Lets go
The Bouncing Souls-Hopeless Romantic
Blood for Blood-living in exile
Shelter-Message of the Bhagvatta
Outcast-Bombs over Baghdad
2 live crew Banned in the USA
Pharcyde-The Bizarre ride II
Agnostic Front-Somthing's gotta give
Madball-set it off
Madball-Demonstrating my Style
Dropkick murphys-the gangs all here
Avail-Dixie
Nas-Illmatic
M.O.P.-First family for life
Blackstar-Mos deff and talib are.....

Looking back in my 30's it would be a bit different :)


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Posted 13 June 2016 - 04:17 PM

Shack finally got around to reading a few Rolling Stone lists
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Posted 14 June 2016 - 01:20 AM

Many of my favorites have been listed, but here are a few others that come to mind:

Jeff Buckley - Grace
Wallflowers - Bringing Down the Horse
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Counting Crows - August and Everything After, Recovering the Satellites
Silverchair - Frogstomp
STP - Purple
Tool - Aenima
The White Stripes - The White Stripes
Wilco - Mermaid Avenue
Fiona Apple - Tidal
They Might Be Giants - Flood
Eliot Smith - Either/Or, XO
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Posted 14 June 2016 - 12:53 PM

Not sure where they rank on a list and this definitely isn't complete, but just the first several albums that pop to my mind as ones I listed to a ton at various points in the 90s.  Before judging me, remember that the 90s covered me from kindergarten through 9th grade.

 

Weezer - Weezer (Blue)

Weezer - Pinkerton

Nirvana - Unplugged

Pearl Jam - Ten

Counting Crows - August and Everything After

Sublime - Sublime

Barenaked Ladies - Stunt

Live - Throwing Copper

Hootie & The Blowfish - Cracked Rear View

Fugees - The Score

Greenday - Dookie

Offspring - Smash

Collective Soul - Collective Soul

Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters

Alanis Morisette - Jagged Little Pill

TLC - Crazy Sexy Cool

Dave Matthews Band - Under the Table and Dreaming

Presidents of the United States of America - Pesidents of the United States of America

Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream

Aladdin - Soundtrack

Lion King - Soundtrack


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Posted 14 June 2016 - 01:00 PM

Counting Crows - August and Everything After, Recovering the Satellites

 

Counting Crows - August and Everything After

 

This one still gets me every time:

 


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Posted 14 June 2016 - 01:14 PM

In no order...because I'm terrible at ranking things. And be forewarned, this will be heavy on rap because thats all I listened to for most of the 90's.

 

Low End Theory, A Tribe Called Quest

Death Certificate, Ice Cube

The Chronic, Dr. Dre

Daily Operation, Gang Starr

Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde, The Pharcyde

Midnight Marauders, A Tribe Called Quest

Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers, Wu Tang Clan

Doggystyle, Snoop Doggy Dogg

Unplugged, Nirvana

Weezer, Weezer

Hard to Earn, Gang Starr

Ready to Die, Notorious B.I.G.

Illmatic, Nas

The Bends, Radiohead

Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Raekwon

Liquid Swords, GZA

Iron Man, Ghostface Killah

OK Computer, Radiohead

Wu Tang Forever, Wu Tang Clan

Moment of Truth, Gang Starr


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Posted 08 September 2016 - 03:43 PM

Pearl Jam - Ten

 

Is 25 years old now. Ugh. Where the hell does the time go?


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Posted 08 September 2016 - 05:07 PM

Pearl Jam - Ten

 

Is 25 years old now. Ugh. Where the hell does the time go?

 

You ain't seen nothing yet...   ;-)


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Posted 10 September 2016 - 01:53 AM

So "Ok Computer" is the best album of the 90s. Nobody that knows anything about music debates that. After that it's tricky. I think #2 is "Siamese Dream" with "Mellon Collie..." a close third. This is why I consider the Pumpkins to be the quintessential band of the 90s. However, "Siamese Dream" is only 13 tracks whereas "Mellon Collie.." is a gigantic double album, 28 tracks long. I am confident, nay positive, that the 13 best songs on "Mellon Collie" are better than the 13 songs on "Siamese Dream." Does that make "Mellon Collie better?" Maybe you don't care. I do. Also I'm currently drunk.

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 06:56 AM

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Posted 30 July 2021 - 01:54 PM

Not sure where they rank on a list and this definitely isn't complete, but just the first several albums that pop to my mind as ones I listed to a ton at various points in the 90s.  Before judging me, remember that the 90s covered me from kindergarten through 9th grade.

 

Weezer - Weezer (Blue)

Weezer - Pinkerton

Nirvana - Unplugged

Pearl Jam - Ten

Counting Crows - August and Everything After

Sublime - Sublime

Barenaked Ladies - Stunt

Live - Throwing Copper

Hootie & The Blowfish - Cracked Rear View

Fugees - The Score

Greenday - Dookie

Offspring - Smash

Collective Soul - Collective Soul

Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters

Alanis Morisette - Jagged Little Pill

TLC - Crazy Sexy Cool

Dave Matthews Band - Under the Table and Dreaming

Presidents of the United States of America - Pesidents of the United States of America

Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream

Aladdin - Soundtrack

Lion King - Soundtrack


Awesome article about the album (and the band) which came out 25 years ago this week.

 

https://www.theringe...ey-nowell-death


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Posted 31 July 2021 - 12:18 AM


Awesome article about the album (and the band) which came out 25 years ago this week.

https://www.theringe...ey-nowell-death


Band and album both stink. Especially “Santeria” — one of the most overrated songs…ever?

That said, good article.

Currently listening to REMs best album…”New Adventures in Hi-Fi”. Masterpiece.

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Posted 31 July 2021 - 12:24 AM

Also this thread is amazing to read back through
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"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

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