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  • Mixes By Year: 1991- Most Recommended Albums

    1991 was a game changing year mostly known to music-geeks as the “year punk-rock broke” – i.e.- the year Nirvana kicked Michael Jackson out of the number one album chart and saved the world from increasingly awful hair metal bands.  In addition to the classic “Nevermind” by Nirvana, “Badmotorfinger” (Soundgarden’s mainstream breakthrough), “Ten” (the debut album by soon to be world-dominating Pearl Jam), and “Gish” (the still underground but great debut by The Smashing Pumpkins) all happened in ’91.  Grunge music, primarily from Seattle, completely dominated the U.S. alternative scene.

    British music was in its pre-Brit-pop era- dominated by the baggy, post-rave music lead by the excellent Primal Scream and Blur (with their debut album) along with lesser bands like The Farm & The Soup Dragons and the even dancier music of The Pet Shop Boys, Future Sound of London, Orbital, The Orb & Saint Etienne- much of which could be classified as full-on House music.  “My Bloody Valentine” released their epic masterpiece “Loveless” which set the bar for the entire shoegaze movement.

    Rap music experienced one of the best year’s in its history to date with great pop-rap tracks like “O.P.P.” and “Summertime” placing high on the pop charts and conscious-rap Native tongues groups like A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul & Black Sheep all releasing brilliant, inventive albums alongside harder-edged rappers Public Enemy, Gang Starr and Ice Cube.

    ’91 would set off a 4 year period of great music where some extremely left of center music would be able to compete in the mainstream.

    Nirvana- Nevermind

    Buy Nirvana - Nevermind Buy Nevermind











    The Pixies- Trompe Le Monde

    Buy Pixies - Trompe le Monde Buy Trompe le Monde











    De La Soul- De La Soul is Dead

    Buy De La Soul Is Dead











    My Bloody Valentine- Loveless

    Buy My Bloody Valentine - Loveless Buy Loveless











    Massive Attack- Blue Lines

    Buy Massive Attack - Blue Lines Buy Blue Lines











    Pearl Jam- Ten

    Buy Pearl Jam - Ten Buy Ten











    Soundgarden- Badmotorfinger

    Buy Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger Buy Badmotorfinger











    Primal Scream- Screamadelica

    Buy Primal Scream - Screamadelica Buy Screamadelica











    Public Enemy- Apocalypse ’91: The Enemy Strikes Black

    Buy Public Enemy & Anthrax - Apocolypse '91 - The Enemy Strikes Back Buy Apocalypse 91…The Enemy Strikes Black











    Smashing Pumpkins- Gish

    Buy Smashing Pumpkins - Gish Buy Gish











    U2- Achtung Baby

    Buy U2 - Achtung Baby Buy Achtung Baby











    Uncle Tupelo- Still Feel Gone

    Buy Uncle Tupelo - Still Feel Gone Buy Still Feel Gone











    Black Sheep- A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

    Buy Black Sheep - A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing Buy A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing











    Gang Starr- Step In the Arena

    Buy Gang Starr - Step In the Arena Buy Step in the Arena











    Teenage Fanclub- Bandwagonesque

    Buy Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque Buy Bandwagonesque











    Ice Cube- Death Certificate

    Buy Ice Cube - Death Certificate Buy Death Certificate











    A Tribe Called Quest-The Low End Theory

    Buy A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory Buy The Low End Theory











    Fugazi- Steady Diet of Nothing

    Buy Fugazi - Steady Diet of Nothing Buy Steady Diet of Nothing











    Talk Talk- Laughing Stock

    Buy Talk Talk - Laughing Stock Buy Laughing Stock











    Red Hot Chili Peppers- Blood Sugar Sex Magik

    Buy Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (Bonus Track Version) Buy Blood Sugar Sex Magik



  • Mixes By Year: Best of 1991 Volume 1

    Best of 1991 Volume 1 (11/4/02)

    1.  My Bloody Valentine- Only Shallow

    Buy My Bloody Valentine - Loveless - Only Shallow

    2.  Primal Scream- Movin’ On Up

    Buy Primal Scream - Screamadelica - Movin' On Up

    3.  Black Sheep- The Choice is Yours

    Buy Black Sheep - A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing - The Choice Is Yours (Revisited)

    4.  Public Enemy- Can’t Truss It

    Buy Public Enemy - Apocolypse '91 - The Enemy Strikes Back - Can't Truss It

    5.  Cypress Hill- How Could I Just Kill A Man

    Buy Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill - How I Could Just Kill a Man

    6.  Sebadoh- The Freed Pig

    *Track not available via iTunes            Buy IIIAlbum via Amazon

    7.  Nirvana- Drain You

    Buy Nirvana - Nevermind - Drain You

    8.  The Pixies- Palace of the Brine/Letter to Memphis

    Buy Pixies - Trompe le Monde - Palace of the Brine Buy Pixies - Trompe le Monde - Letter to Memphis

    9.  Prince- Money Don’t Matter 2 Night

    Buy Prince & The New Power Generation - Diamonds and Pearls - Money Don't Matter 2 Night

    10.  Massive Attack- Unfinished Sympathy

    Buy Massive Attack - Blue Lines - Unfinished Sympathy

    11.  The Orb- Little Fluffy Clouds (Dance Mix MK 1 Edit)

    Buy The Orb - The Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld - Little Fluffy Clouds

    12.  The Smashing Pumpkins- Snail

    Buy Smashing Pumpkins - Gish - Snail

    13.  Soundgarden- Outshined

    Buy Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger - Outshined

    14.  A Tribe Called Quest- Scenario

    Buy A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory - Scenario

    15.  De La Soul– A Roller Skating Jam Called ‘Saturdays’

    *Track not available via iTunes      Buy De La Soul Is Dead Album via Amazon

    16.  The Red Hot Chili Peppers- Under the Bridge

    Buy Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (Bonus Track Version) - Under the Bridge

    17.  Uncle Tupelo- Still Be Around

    Buy Uncle Tupelo - Still Feel Gone - Still Be Around

    18.  Pearl Jam- Black

    BuyPearl Jam - Ten - Black



  • Mixes By Year: Best of 1991 Volume 2

    Best of 1991 Volume 2 (11/5/02)

    1.  Ice T- New Jack Hustler (Nino’s Theme)

    Buy Ice T - O.G. Original Gangster - New Jack Hustler (Nino's Theme)

    2.  Fugazi- Long Division

    Buy Fugazi - Steady Diet of Nothing - Long Division

    3.  Dinosaur Jr.- Puke + Cry

    Buy Dinosaur Jr. - Green Mind - Puke and Cry

    4.  Nirvana- Lounge Act

    Buy Nirvana - Nevermind - Lounge Act

    5.  Teenage Fanclub- Star Sign

    Buy Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque - Star Sign

    6.  Matthew Sweet- Evangeline

    Buy Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend - Evangeline

    7.  The Red Hot Chili Peppers- I Could Have Lied

    Buy Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik - I Could Have Lied

    8.  Lenny Kravitz- It Ain’t Over Til’ It’s Over

    Buy Lenny Kravitz - Mama Said - It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over

    9.  Prince- Cream

    Buy Prince & The New Power Generation - Diamonds and Pearls - Cream

    10.  A Tribe Called Quest- Butter

    Buy A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory - Butter

    11.  DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince- Summertime

    Buy D.J. Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - The Wackness (Music from the Motion Picture Deluxe Version) - Summertime

    12.  Public Enemy- By the Time I Get to Arizona

    Buy Public Enemy - Apocolypse '91 - The Enemy Strikes Back - By the Time I Get to Arizona

    13.  Temple of the Dog- Times of Trouble

    Buy Temple of the Dog - Temple of the Dog - Times of Trouble

    14.  The Smashing Pumpkins- Bury Me

    Buy Smashing Pumpkins - Gish - Bury Me

    15.  Pearl Jam- Alive

    Buy Pearl Jam - Ten (Legacy Edition) - Alive

    16.  Soundgarden- Drawing Flies

    Buy Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger - Drawing Flies

    17.  The Pixies- U-Mass

    Buy Pixies - Trompe le Monde - U-Mass

    18.  U2- Until the End of the World

    Buy U2 - Achtung Baby - Until the End of the World

    19.  R.E.M.- Near Wild Heaven

    BuyR.E.M. - Out of Time - Near Wild Heaven



  • Mixes By Year: Best of 1991 Volume 3

    Best of 1991 Volume 3 (8/7/04)

    1.  Nirvana- Smells like Teen Spirit

    Buy Nirvana - Nevermind - Smells Like Teen Spirit

    2.  Dinosaur Jr.- The Wagon

    Buy Dinosaur Jr. - Green Mind - The Wagon

    3.  My Bloody Valentine- When You Sleep

    Buy My Bloody Valentine - Loveless - When You Sleep

    4.  Slint- Nosferatu Man

    Buy Slint - Spiderland - Nosferatu Man

    5.  Sebadoh- Violent Execution

    *Track not available via iTunes           Buy III Album via Amazon

    6.  Ice Cube- The Wrong Ni**a to F**k Wit

    Buy Ice Cube - Death Certificate - The Wrong N**** to F*** Wit

    7.  Gang Starr- Check the Technique

    Buy Gang Starr - Step In the Arena - Check the Technique

    8.  Massive Attack- Safe From Harm

    Buy Massive Attack - Blue Lines - Safe from Harm

    9.  De La Soul- Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)

    *Track not available via iTunes         Buy De La Soul Is Dead album via Amazon

    10.  A Tribe Called Quest- Check the Rhime

    Buy A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory - Check the Rhime

    11.  The Red Hot Chili Peppers- Suck My Kiss

    Buy Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik - Suck My Kiss

    12.  The Pixies- Distance Equals Rate Times Time

    Buy Pixies - Trompe le Monde - Distance Equals Rate Times Time

    13.  U2- The Fly

    Buy U2 - Achtung Baby - The Fly

    14.  Primal Scream- Loaded

    Buy Primal Scream - Screamadelica - Loaded

    15.  R.E.M.- Half A World Away

    Buy R.E.M. - Out of Time - Half a World Away

    16.  Pearl Jam- Porch

    Buy Pearl Jam - Ten - Porch

    17.  The Smashing Pumpkins- Rhinocerous

    Buy Smashing Pumpkins - Gish - Rhinocerous

    18.  Uncle Tupelo- If That’s Alright

    Buy Uncle Tupelo - Still Feel Gone - If That's Alright

    19. Teenage Fanclub- What You Do to Me

    BuyTeenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque - What You Do to Me



  • Mixes By Year: Best of 1991 Volume 4

    Best of 1991 Volume 4 (8/7/04)

    1.  Teenage Fanclub- The Concept

    Buy Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque - The Concept

    2.  The Pixies- Planet of Sound

    Buy Pixies - Trompe le Monde - Planet of Sound

    3.  Primal Scream- Higher than the Sun

    Buy Primal Scream - Screamadelica - Higher Than the Sun (Single Mix)

    4.  Nirvana- On A Plain

    Buy Nirvana - Nevermind - On a Plain

    5.  Uncle Tupelo- Gun

    Buy Uncle Tupelo - Still Feel Gone - Gun

    6.  Gang Starr- Execution off A Chump (No More Mr. Nice Guy (Pt. 2))

    Buy Gang Starr - Step In the Arena - Execution of a Chump (No More Mr. Nice Guy Pt.2)

    7.  Ice T- Escape from the Killing Fields

    Buy Ice T - O.G. Original Gangster - Escape from the Killing Fields

    8.  Throwing Muses- Not Too Soon

    Buy Throwing Muses - The Real Ramona - Not Too Soon

    9.  Lloyd Cole- Pay for It

    Buy Lloyd Cole - Don't Get Weird On Me, Babe - Pay for It

    10.  Material Issue- Valerie Loves Me

    Buy Material Issue - International Pop Overthrow - Valerie Loves Me

    11.  Matthew Sweet- Girlfriend

    Buy Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend - Girlfriend

    12.  Superchunk- Seed Toss

    Buy Superchunk - No Pocky for Kitty - Seed Toss

    13.  Prince- Gett Off

    Buy Prince & The New Power Generation & Eric Leeds on Flute - Diamonds and Pearls - Gett Off

    14.  Ice Cube- No Vaseline

    Buy Ice Cube - Death Certificate - No Vaseline

    15.  Black Sheep- Strobelite Honey

    Buy Strobelite Honey

    16.  A Tribe Called Quest- Buggin’ Out

    Buy A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory - Buggin' Out

    17.  2Pac- If My Homie Calls

    *Track not available via iTunes         Buy 2Pacalypse Now album via Amazon

    18.  U2- One

    Buy U2 - Achtung Baby - One

    19.  My Bloody Valentine- To Here Knows When

    Buy My Bloody Valentine - Loveless - To Here Knows When

    20.  PM Dawn- Set Adrift on Memory Bliss

    BuyP.M. Dawn - Of the Heart, of the Soul and of the Cross: The Utopian Experience - Set Adrift On Memory Bliss



  • Mixes By Year: Best of 1991 Volume 5

    Best of 1991 Volume 5 (4/19/08)

    1.  A Tribe Called Quest- Excursions

    Buy A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory - Excursions

    2.  Black Sheep- Similak Child

    Buy Black Sheep - A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing - Similak Child

    3.  U2- Even Better then the Real Thing

    Buy U2 - Achtung Baby - Even Better Than the Real Thing

    4.  Superchunk- Cool

    Buy Superchunk - Tossing Seeds (Singles 89-91) - Cool

    5.  The Pixies- Subbacultcha

    Buy Pixies - Trompe le Monde - Subbacultcha

    6.  Nirvana- In Bloom

    Buy Nirvana - Nevermind - In Bloom

    7.  American Music Club- Rise

    Buy American Music Club - Everclear - Rise

    8.  Slint- Good Morning, Captain

    Buy Slint - Spiderland - Good Morning, Captain

    9.  Talk Talk- Ascension Day

    Buy Talk Talk - Laughing Stock - Ascension Day

    10.  Saint Etienne- Nothing Can Stop Us

    Buy Saint Etienne - Foxbase Alpha - Nothing Can Stop Us

    11.  Blur- There’s No Other Way

    Buy Blur - Leisure - There's No Other Way

    12.  Fugazi- Exit Only

    Buy Fugazi - Steady Diet of Nothing - Exit Only

    13.  Public Enemy- Shut ‘Em Down

    Buy Public Enemy - Apocolypse '91 - The Enemy Strikes Back - Shut Em Down

    14.  Gang Starr- Just to Get A Rep

    Buy Gang Starr - Step In the Arena - Just to Get a Rep

    15.  Ice Cube- True to the Game

    Buy Ice Cube - Death Certificate - True to the Game

    16.  The Geto Boys- Mind Playin’ Tricks On Me

    Buy Geto Boys - Best of the Geto Boys - Mind Playin Tricks

    17.  My Bloody Valentine- Soon

    Buy My Bloody Valentine - Loveless - Soon

    18.  R.E.M.- Texarkana

    BuyR.E.M. - Out of Time - Texarkana



  • Mixes By Year: Best of 1991 Volume 6

    Best of 1991 Volume 6 (4/19/08)

    1.  The Pixies- Trompe Le Monde

    Buy Pixies - Trompe le Monde - Trompe le Monde

    2.  Pearl Jam- Even Flow

    Buy Pearl Jam - Ten - Even Flow

    3.  Massive Attack- One Love

    Buy Massive Attack - Blue Lines - One Love

    4.  The Pet Shop Boys- DJ Culture

    Buy Pet Shop Boys - PopArt - The Hits - DJ Culture

    5.  Orbital- Chime

    *Track not available via iTunes          Buy Chime 7″ Single via Amazon

    6.  My Bloody Valentine- Loomer

    Buy My Bloody Valentine - Loveless - Loomer

    7.  Saint Etienne- Only Love Can Break Your Heart

    Buy Saint Etienne - Foxbase Alpha - Only Love Can Break Your Heart

    8.  Crystal Waters- Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless)

    Buy Crystal Waters - Surprise - Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)

    9.  De La Soul- Bitties in the BK Lounge

    *Track not available via iTunes           Buy De La Soul Is Dead album via Amazon

    10.  Gang Starr- Who’s Gonna Take the Weight

    Buy Gang Starr - Step In the Arena - Who's Gonna Take the Weight?

    11.  The Red Hot Chili Peppers- Breaking the Girl

    Buy Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik - Breaking the Girl

    12.  Blur- She’s So High

    Buy Blur - Leisure - She's So High

    13.  Nirvana- Lithium

    Buy Nirvana - Nevermind - Lithium

    14.  The Jesus Lizard- Nub

    Buy The Jesus Lizard - Goat ((Remaster / Reissue)) - Nub

    15.  Soundgarden- Rusty Cage

    Buy Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger - Rusty Cage

    16.  Sebadoh- Limb By Limb

    *Track not available via iTunes                  Buy III album via Amazon

    17.  KMD- Peach Fuzz

    *Track not available via iTunes            Buy Mr Hood album via Amazon

    18.  A Tribe Called Quest- The Infamous Date Rape

    Buy A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory - Infamous Date Rape

    19.  Ed OG & the Bulldogs- Be A Father to Your Child

    BuyEdo G - Life of a Kid In the Ghetto: Demos & Rarites - Be a Father to Your Child (Interlude)



  • Mixes By Year: Best of 1991 Volume 7

    Best of 1991 Volume (3/13/10)

    1.  The Smashing Pumpkins- I Am One

    Buy Smashing Pumpkins - Gish - I Am One

    2.  Soundgarden- Searching with My Good Eye Closed

    Buy Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger - Searching With My Good Eye Closed

    3.  Nirvana- Territorial Pissings

    Buy Nirvana - Nevermind - Territorial Pissings

    4.  Human Resource- Dominator (Joey Beltram Remix)

    Buy Crux & Brooklyn Zoo vs. Human Resource - Dominator - EP - Dominator *original Mix only available

    5.  Future Sound of London- Papua New Guinea (12″ Version)

    Buy The Future Sound of London - Papua New Guinea Translations - Papua New Guinea

    6.  The Pixies- Alex Eiffel

    Buy Pixies - Trompe le Monde - Alec Eiffel

    7.  Pavement- Debris Slide

    Buy Pavement - Westing (By Musket and Sextant) - Debris Slide

    8.  Superchunk- It’s So Hard to Fall in Love

    Buy Superchunk - Tossing Seeds (Singles 89-91) - It's So Hard to Fall In Love

    9.  Matthew Sweet- I’ve Been Waiting

    Buy Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend - I've Been Waiting

    10.  A Tribe Called Quest- Show Business

    Buy A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory - Show Business

    11.  Gang Starr- Step in the Arena

    Buy Gang Starr - Step In the Arena - Step In the Arena

    12.  Ice Cube- Steady Mobbin’

    Buy Ice Cube - Death Certificate - Steady Mobbin'

    13.  Seal- Crazy

    Buy Seal - Seal: Best 1991-2004 - Crazy

    14.  Massive Attack- Blue Lines

    Buy Massive Attack - Blue Lines - Blue Lines

    15.  De La Soul- Pass the Plugs

    *Track not available via iTunes                Buy De La Soul Is Dead Album via Amazon

    16.  R.E.M.- Losing My Religion

    Buy R.E.M. - Out of Time - Losing My Religion

    17.  American Music Club- Sick of Food

    Buy American Music Club - Everclear - Sick of Food

    18.  Temple of the Dog- Hunger Strike

    Buy Temple of the Dog - Temple of the Dog - Hunger Strike

    19.  Bob Dylan- Blind Willie McTell (Live Bootleg)

    Buy Bob Dylan - The Bootleg Series, Vol. 1-3 (Rare and Unreleased) 1961-1991 - Blind Willie McTell



  • Mixes By Year: Best of 1991 Volume 8

    Best of 1991 Volume 8 (3/13/10)

    1. Pearl Jam- Once

    Buy Pearl Jam - Ten - Once

    2.  Metallica- Enter Sandman

    Buy Metallica - Metallica - Enter Sandman

    3.  The Jesus Lizard- Mouth Breather

    Buy The Jesus Lizard - Goat ((Remaster / Reissue)) - Mouth Breather

    4.  Soundgarden- Jesus Christ Pose

    Buy Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger - Jesus Christ Pose

    5.  Yo La Tengo- Upside-Down

    Buy Yo La Tengo - Prisoners of Love - A Smattering of Scintillating Senescent Songs 1985-2003 - Upside-Down

    6.  Dinosaur Jr.- Whatever’s Cool with Me

    Buy Dinosaur Jr. - Whatever's Cool With Me - Whatever's Cool With Me

    7.  The Red Hot Chili Peppers- Give It Away

    Buy Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (Bonus Track Version) - Give It Away

    8.  Naughty By Nature- O.P.P.

    Buy Naughty By Nature - Naughty By Nature - O.P.P.

    9.  3rd Bass- Pop Goes the Weasel

    Buy 3rd Bass - Derelicts of Dialect - Pop Goes the Weasel

    10.  Black Sheep- To Whom it May Concern

    Buy Black Sheep - A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing - To Whom It May Concern

    11.  U2- Mysterious Ways

    BuyU2 - Achtung Baby - Mysterious Ways

    12.  Nirvana- Come As You Are

    Buy Nirvana - Nevermind - Come As You Are

    13.  Fugazi- Nice New Outfit

    Buy Fugazi - Steady Diet of Nothing - Nice New Outfit

    14.  Ween- Doctor Rock

    Buy Ween - The Pod - Dr. Rock

    15.  Superchunk- Skips Steps 1 & 3

    Buy Superchunk - No Pocky for Kitty - Skip Steps 1 & 3

    16.  Ned’s Atomic Dustbin- Grey Cell Green

    Buy Ned's Atomic Dustbin - God Fodder - Grey Cell Green

    17.  Talk Talk- After the Flood

    Buy Talk Talk - Laughing Stock - After the Flood

    18.  The Pet Shops Boys- Where the Streets Have No Name/Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You

    Buy Pet Shop Boys - PopArt - The Hits - Where the Streets Have No Name (I Can't Take My Eyes Off You)



  • Best Albums of the 90’s: 91 – 100

    100. DE LA SOUL- DE LA SOUL IS DEAD (1991)

    de la soul_de la soul is dead

    Buy AmazonDe La Soul Is Dead

    The Long Island Trio figured that killing “The D.A.I.S.Y. Age”- the tag line for their brilliant debut “3 Feet High and Rising” (one of the best Rap releases ever IMO) was the only way they could follow it up. “De La Soul Is Dead” is just as sprawling as “3 Feet High” and certainly has its humorous moments but it’s a much darker album focusing on issues such as incest & drug addiction. Howeve, should be wedding staple (and a contender for happiest song ever written) “A Roller Skating Jam Called ‘Saturdays’” lightens the mood.




     

    “A Roller Skating Jam Called ‘Saturdays’”*Not Available on iTunes
     

    “Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)” *Not Available on iTunes




    99. THE BEASTIE BOYS- ILL COMMUNICATION (1994)

    beastie boys_ill communication

    BuyBeastie Boys - Ill Communication

    Buy AmazonIll Communication

    This was the first Beastie Boys album that didn’t necessarily change the game- after the white rappers meets Led Zeppelin debut, Paul’s Boutique’s brilliant sample collages and “Check Your Head’s” mix of rap, hardcore & lone stoner jazz jams seemed to influence nearly everything in their wake.. “Ill Communication” is still filled with lots of great moments- funk stoner jams, native-tongues style rap and even great rap-rock (which would increasingly become oxymoronic in the ensuing years). Also one of the best videos of all time with “Sabotage”




    Buy “Get It Together (Feat. Q-Tip)”
    Beastie Boys - Ill Communication - Get It Together

    Buy “Sure Shot”
    Beastie Boys - Ill Communication - Sure Shot



    98. UNCLE TUPELO- ANODYNE (1993)

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    BuyUncle Tupelo - Anodyne

    Buy AmazonAnodyne

    “Anodyne is the fourth and final release of one of the progenitors of the alternative country movement. Jay Farrar, the prime song writer in Uncle Tupelo, would go on to later form Son Volt, while Jeff Tweedy would start the seminal Wilco. I love every Tupelo album but this is their most hard hitting.






    Buy “Chickamauga”
    Uncle Tupelo - Anodyne - Chickamauga

    Buy “The Long Cut”
    Uncle Tupelo - Anodyne - The Long Cut

     



    97. THE BREEDERS- LAST SPLASH (1993)

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    Buy AmazonLast Splash

    The second release for Kim Deal’s (of Pixies fame) other band. Where Kim was the only woman in the Pixies the drummer, Jim McPherson, is the only man in The Breeders. While this album can be a bit of a mess- many of the songs sound unfinished- it is loads of fun. Kim obviously had a treasure trove of songs that weren’t seeing enough light with her other legendary band and outs them to good use here.. Includes huge pop hit (and best song on the album) “Cannonball”






    Buy “Cannonball”
    The Breeders - Rhino Hi-Five: Modern Rock Blender - EP - Cannonball

    “Divine Hammer” *Not available on iTunes

     




    96. BJORK- DEBUT (1993)

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    BuyBjörk - Debut

    Buy AmazonDebut

    ”Debut” is the aptly named album from the former co-lead vocalist of Iceland’s stellar late 80’s group “The Sugarcubes”. With her one of a kind voice Bjork combines avant- pop with club music to create her first of many wonderfully weird albums.






    Buy “Human Behavior”

    Björk - Debut - Human Behaviour

    Buy “Big Time Sensuality”
    Björk - Debut - Big Time Sensuality

     




    95. RAEKWON- ONLY BUILT 4 CUBAN LINX (1995)

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    BuyRaekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
    Buy AmazonOnly Built 4 Cuban Linx

    One of the very best Wu releases (solo or otherwise) from the year they ruled the rap world. The Raekwon the Chef brings a cinematic approach to gangsta rap taking cues from many mafia movies of the past- ala The Godfather, Goodfellas and especially Scarface. Would prove incredibly influential on virtually every gangsta rap release of the 00’s both for better and for worse as rappers would base the content of entire albums and even careers on drug selling.





    Buy “Ice Cream”
    Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx - Ice Cream

    Buy “Incarcerated Scarfaces”
    Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx - Incarcerated Scarfaces




    94. PRIMAL SCREAM- SCREAMADELICA (1991)

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    BuyPrimal Scream - Screamadelica

    Buy AmazonScreamadelica

    Game changing album in Great Britain, which combined house music and rave culture with rock n’ roll & modern psychedelia (its precursor was the first Stone Roses album in ’89 but “Screamadelica” took it much further). “Screamadelica” hold up extremely well for an album that soundtracked and is so tied to an era.





     

    Buy “Movin’ On Up”
    Primal Scream - Screamadelica - Movin' On Up

     Buy “Loaded”
    Primal Scream - Screamadelica - Loaded




    93. PJ HARVEY- DRY (1992)

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    BuyPJ Harvey - Dry

    Buy AmazonDry

    Brilliant debut from the eccentric Brit. PJ would change up her style with each successive album. “Dry” is furious, stark, sexy & lo-fi with heavy guitars. Not for the faint of heart or for those who like their music made for radio





     

    Buy “Sheela-Na-Gig”
    PJ Harvey - Dry - Sheela-Na-Gig

     Buy “Dress”
    PJ Harvey - Dry - Dress

     

     




    92. DAFT PUNK- HOMEWORK (1997)

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    BuyDaft Punk - Homework

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    French duo define techno for the next ten years and counting by moving away from the Big Beat moves of Chem Bros, Fatboy Slim & The Prodigy and taking it back to the dance floor.






     

    Buy “Da Funk”
    Daft Punk - Homework - Da Funk

     Buy “Around the World”
    Daft Punk - Homework - Around the World




    91. PEARL JAM- VS. (1993)

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    Superstars after the worldwide success of “Ten”, The Seattle grunge five-some release a follow up almost as good as the first one- stretching by going both in more of a punk direction (W.M.A) and acoustic directions (Daughter, Elderly Woman). “Vs.” was released at the height of Pearl Jam-mania which would last through their next album “Vitalogy” and would decrease with each successive release.




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