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FITSNews’ Top 21 Albums Of The Nineties February 27, 2007

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FITSNews – February 27, 2007 – Your I-Pod can thank us later.

Forget Rolling Stone. Forget Spin. Forget Billboard. All you need to rock out to the best music from the ’90s is a pencil and a piece of paper.

Ready?

1. Siamese Dream – Smashing Pumpkins (1993) – Probably the best guitar album ever. Download recommendations: Cherub Rock (#1), Today (#3), Disarm (#6), Geek U.S.A. (#8).

2. Gentleman – Afghan Whigs (1993) – Probably the sexiest album ever, and the best album you’ve never heard of. Download recommendations: Gentleman (#2), Debonair (#4), Fountain and Fairfax (#6), What Jail Is Like (#7).

3. OK Computer – Radiohead (1997) – One of the most gorgeously rendered, intelligent albums of all time. Download recommendations: Let Down (#5), Karma Police (#6), No Surprises (#10).

4. Achtung Baby – U2 (1991) – The band of the ’80s reinventing itself better than most bands could ever invent themselves to begin with. Download recommendations: Even Better Than The Real Thing (#2), One (#3), The Fly (#7), Mysterious Ways (#8).

5. Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain – Pavement (1994) – The second of our Top 21 you’ve probably never heard of, so buy it immediately and be a cool kid. Download recommendations: Cut Your Hair (#4), Gold Soundz (#7), Range Life (#9).

6. Nevermind – Nirvana (1991) – The definining album of the decade, no other way to say it. Download Recommendations: Smells Like Teen Spirit (#1), On A Plain (#11).

7. The Blue Album – Weezer (1994) – Probably the decade’s most fun, feelgood album. Download recommendations: My Name is Jonas (#1), Undone – The Sweater Song (#5), Say It Ain’t So (#7).

8. Aquemeni – Outkast (1998) – Hush that fuss, everybody move to the back of the bus. Download recommendations: Rosa Parks (#3).

9. Kerosene Hat – Cracker (1993) – Redneck rock’s crowning achievement. Download recommendations: Low (#1), Let’s Go For A Ride (#11), Euro Trash Girl (#69).

10. Ritual de lo Habitual – Jane’s Addiction (1990) – Still one of the most powerful thematic albums ever made. Download recommendations: Stop (#1), Been Caught Stealing (#5), Classic Girl (#9).

11. Dookie – Green Day (1994) – Not their fault they can write punk rock with pop hooks. Download recommendations: Longview (#4), Welcome to Paradise (#5), She (#8), When I Come Around (#10).

12. The Chronic – Dr. Dre (1992) – Take a toke, but don’t choke. Download recommendations: Let Me Ride (#3), Nuthin’ But A G Thang (#6).

13. The Downward Spiral – Nine Inch Nails (1994) – It even has that Johnny Cash song everybody likes on it. Download recommendations: Closer (#4), Ruiner (#5), Hurt (#14).

14. Foo Fighters – Foo Fighters (1995) – Ritalin was easy, ritalin was good. Download recommendations: I’ll Stick Around (#2), X-Static (#10).

15. Rage Against The Machine – Rage Against The Machine (1992) – Our Aunty Ash says we are not supposed to listen to this album when writing press releases. Download recommendations: Wake Up (#6).

16. Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) – Wu-Tang Clan (1993) – It’s wu muthaf*cker, Wu-Tang muthaf*cker. Download recommendations: Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthin Ta F*ck Wit (#7), C.R.E.A.M. (#8).

17. Superunknown – Soundgarden (1995) – Chris Cornell has the best voice in the world, people. Download recommendations: My Wave (#2), Superunknown (#5), Like Suicide (#15).

18. Out of Time – R.E.M. (1991) – Another ’80s standard-bearer doing more than keeping up. Download recommendations: Belong (#7), Country Feedback (#10), Me In Honey (#11).

19. Celebrity Skin – Hole (1998) – If there is a better album to work out to, we haven’t found it. Download recommendations: Celebrity Skin (#1), Awful (#2), Malibu (#4), Boys On The Radio (#9).

20. Outside In – Dillon Fence (1993) – Another band you’ve probably never heard of, but owning this album is essential if you wish to become (or remain) cool. Download recommendations: Collapsis (#1), Lisa Marie (#10), Hold Me Down (#12).

21. Sublime – Sublime (1996) – Lovin’ is what we got, remember that. Download recommendations: What I Got (#2), Wrong Way (#3).

UPDATE – SC Hotline co-owner Jeffrey Sewell is already complaining that Depeche Mode didn’t make our list. Along with The Cure. Hmmmm.

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Comments»

1. BigTimeRob - February 27, 2007

Will, That’s a pretty solid list.

2. tammy - February 27, 2007

i currently have Achtung Baby in car player…i do love ‘so cruel.’

3. *jcg - February 27, 2007

tammy beat me to the punch. “so cruel” should definitely be a download recommendation…

4. Squire - February 27, 2007

Right on. Always good to see props going to Billy Corgan and Co.

5. Politics Rocks - February 27, 2007

I figure Mike Green is probably complaining that Hanging Tough – New Kids On The Block (1990) was left off the list as well.

6. Tuco - February 27, 2007

Cool list, I have many of these albums in my rotation, but what about Neutral Milk Hotel’s masterpiece , In the Aeroplane Over the Sea? Easily one of the greatest albums of the last 25 years. Jeff Buckley’s Grace would also have been a pick of mine, but your list is well balanced.

7. Don Johnson - February 27, 2007

Excellent list. Where’s the Duran Duran?

8. Jon Boy - February 28, 2007

No Stone Temple Pilots–Sex Type Thing???

9. Politics Rocks - February 28, 2007

What about Alice In Chains – Jar of Flies , STP – Core or Purple, Pearl Jam – Ten, Metallica – Black? What about Guns N’ Roses – Use Your Illusion 1 & 2

10. HAM - February 28, 2007

I agree…Metallica Black should definitely be on there somewhere.

11. Mark Olsen - February 28, 2007

Pretty good list, but it’s missing “Hollywood Town Hall” by the Jayhawks.

12. Christopher Metts - March 1, 2007

I agree with Siamese Dream being best guitar of 90’s / but would but crooked rain in the #1 spot. That’s a pretty nice haircut

13. yunahalo - May 2, 2007

All I’s gots to says is you better like Nine Inch Nails… and Nirvana. Have you purchased Year Zero yet? You better!


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