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SaraM wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:33 am Best albums by four of my favourite artists makes it a good year for me. Some decent outliers too.
Never a big fan of the 90's, worst decade with any shadow of doubt, redeemed with the emergence of Radiohead 8-) Cranberries, Portishead, PJ Harvey, Fugees/Lauryn Hill, DJ Shadow, Sigur Ros, Cave & REM provided some enjoyment for me, maybe a few others however the 90's weren't great.
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1964white wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:04 pm Never a big fan of the 90's, worst decade with any shadow of doubt, redeemed with the emergence of Radiohead 8-) Cranberries, Portishead, PJ Harvey, Fugees/Lauryn Hill, DJ Shadow, Sigur Ros, Cave & REM provided some enjoyment for me, maybe a few others however the 90's weren't great.
Agree in general, but '99 feels more like the start of the next decade/ phase, which has some of my favourite music since the 70s.
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faaip wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:19 am Cheers, saves me nominating it
Pretty easy choice for me, an album I revisit on a regular basis.
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SaraM wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:31 am Ditto, also SR. Just need someone to do Tom Waits, Bonnie Prince Billy, and Mogwai, and that's my top five.

Might nominate Dark Star though, just to be unfashionable.
I could do the same with Built to Spill's effort, The White Stripes stripped down debut,Beck's Midnite Vultures, though not his best, maybe. RATM's Battle of Los Angeles was a classic, maybe overplayed these days. Finally, I think, the Sleater Kinney is very very good, surprised Ges didn't go there

Oh the Wilco was good too...Summerteeth
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I’ll abstain on this occasion please , ‘64 .
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1964white wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:04 pm Never a big fan of the 90's, worst decade with any shadow of doubt, redeemed with the emergence of Radiohead 8-) Portishead, PJ Harvey, Fugees/Lauryn Hill, DJ Shadow, Sigur Ros, Cave & REM provided some enjoyment for me, maybe a few others however the 90's weren't great.
Cannot agree with this take. While it wasn't a strong decade for British music, things were great over on this side.

Pixies rattled off a couple of good ones and Frank Black's debut was a nice salve for the breakup. Ritual de lo Habitual came out in '90.
Mascis. Sebadoh...
I remember Gish by Smashing Pumpkins was a revelation when it dropped but then they blew up.
Cracker started straight then went wonderfully bent.
Superchunk, Archers, Cake, Guided by Voices, Giant Sand, Ween, Eliott Smith, Wilco, Natalie Merchant and Liz Phair were all doing great things.

Canadian music was excellent as well with Rheostatics releasing four fabulous albums in succession. Spirit of the West, the Tragically Hip, Rufus Wainwright, Bob Wiseman, Ron Sexsmith, the Inbreds, Eric's Trip, and Bran Van 3000 all emerged or produced some of their best work.

There's plenty more, but that's just a quick list off the top of my head...

Sure, the stuff spinning on commercial radio was largely awful, but the decade holds plenty of highlights for me.
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lufc1304 wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:47 pm Pretty easy choice for me, an album I revisit on a regular basis.
Same here, and Dead Elvis.
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Another one that will get a vote from me and probably nobody else:

Richard Thompson 'Mock Tudor'
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John in Louisiana wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:35 pm Another one that will get a vote from me and probably nobody else:

Richard Thompson 'Mock Tudor'
You will get a vote from me, John. :tup:
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onemoreslogan wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:59 pm Cannot agree with this take. While it wasn't a strong decade for British music, things were great over on this side.

Pixies rattled off a couple of good ones and Frank Black's debut was a nice salve for the breakup. Ritual de lo Habitual came out in '90.
Mascis. Sebadoh...
I remember Gish by Smashing Pumpkins was a revelation when it dropped but then they blew up.
Cracker started straight then went wonderfully bent.
Superchunk, Archers, Cake, Guided by Voices, Giant Sand, Ween, Eliott Smith, Wilco, Natalie Merchant and Liz Phair were all doing great things.

Canadian music was excellent as well with Rheostatics releasing four fabulous albums in succession. Spirit of the West, the Tragically Hip, Rufus Wainwright, Bob Wiseman, Ron Sexsmith, the Inbreds, Eric's Trip, and Bran Van 3000 all emerged or produced some of their best work.

There's plenty more, but that's just a quick list off the top of my head...

Sure, the stuff spinning on commercial radio was largely awful, but the decade holds plenty of highlights for me.
You've found a few more I enjoy Onemore, have at least dozen albums between these artists

Frank Black
Giant Sand
Eliott Smith
Wilco
Natalie Merchant
Liz Phair
Rufas Wainwright

Also enjoyed the songs you have posted up recently by Cracker, Tragically Hip & Superchunk

Pixies best albums were in the late 80's

Still don't think the 90's were great but we all have different opinions
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80's the worst decade by a mile, Craig Finn had that right..97 was a stormer
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billie1 wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:57 pm I’ll abstain on this occasion please , ‘64 .
Cheers Billie :tup:
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faaip wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:17 pm 80's the worst decade by a mile, Craig Finn had that right..97 was a stormer
You could be right, that decade wasn't great too!
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faaip wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:51 pm I could do the same with Built to Spill's effort, The White Stripes stripped down debut,Beck's Midnite Vultures, though not his best, maybe. RATM's Battle of Los Angeles was a classic, maybe overplayed these days. Finally, I think, the Sleater Kinney is very very good, surprised Ges didn't go there

Oh the Wilco was good too...Summerteeth
Built To Spill and Sleater Kinney were both under serious consideration but I adore the BHP album.
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Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada

Technically a mini album but I'm having it. Their best piece of work, for me.
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Love The White Stripes but hopefully someone else will nominate,

Going with my most played album: Blur 13
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faaip wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:17 pm 80's the worst decade by a mile, Craig Finn had that right..97 was a stormer
The 80s had post-punk, goth and hardcore.

It was the last time music was allied to anything genuinely counter-cultural, and I was young enough to still think it meant something.
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I’ll give this year a miss, the possible two I’d have chosen have been taken
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Finnatic wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:39 pm I’ll give this year a miss, the possible two I’d have chosen have been taken
You can still vote in the next stage Finn
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