Best Album on OUR Favourite Albums of......1990!! by pfunkboy & Michael B

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Michael B and I chose roughly 25 each. Some we both picked so added another choice.

We had to drop a few things to fit in personal choices (sorry Slayer & Sinead) but tbf this isn't an acclaimed music poll, its a personal poll and I think its better for that, even if most of you may not like some of our choices.

As always feel free to mention and discuss your own faves from this year along with those that made it as it means we can all discover some new to us albums!

Michael has a list of just bubbling under albums that missed the cut and will post them below.

Happy voting & discussion!

Poll Results

OptionVotes
The Cocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las Vegas 11
Public Enemy – Fear of a Black Planet 11
Depeche Mode – Violator 9
Prefab Sprout – Jordan: The Comeback 7
The Sundays – Reading, Writing and Arithmetic 7
Jane's Addiction - Ritual de lo Habitual , 7
A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm 6
Ride - Nowhere , 5
The KLF - Chill Out , 5
Pet Shop Boys - Behaviour 4
Paul Simon – The Rhythm of The Saints 4
They Might Be Giants – Flood 4
Neil Young and Crazy Horse – Ragged Glory 3
Fugazi - Repeater, 3
Megadeth - Rust In Peace 3
Redd Kross - Third Eye, 3
Winter - Into Darkness. 3
Warrior Soul - Last Decade Dead Century , 2
Helios Creed - Boxing The Clown 2
The Chills – Submarine Bells 2
The Fall - Extricate 2
Sonic Youth - Goo , 2
The Breeders – Pod 2
Happy Mondays – Pills Thrills and Bellyaches 2
Royal Trux - Twin Infinitives 2
Ice Cube – Amerikkka’s most wanted 2
The Obsessed - The Obsessed , 1
Flaming Lips- In a Priest Driven Ambulance, 1
The House of Love – The Butterfly album 1
The La's - S/t 1
Pixies – Bossanova 1
Entombed - Left Hand Path , 1
Uncle Tupelo - No Depression, 1
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – The Good Son 1
Mark Lanegan - The Winding Sheet , 1
Poison Idea - Feel the Darkness , 1
Loop - A Gilded Eternity , 1
The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker 0
Alice in Chains - Facelift , 0
Trouble - Trouble , 0
Danzig - Danzig II: Lucifuge , 0
Lard – The last temptation of Reid 0
EPMD – Business As Usual 0
Jellyfish - Bellybutton 0
The Fatima Mansions – Viva dead ponies 0
Mazzy Star – She Hangs Brightly 0
Front Line Assembly- Caustic Grip , 0
Silverfish – Fat Axl 0
Eric B & Rakim – Let The Rhythm Hit ‘Em 0
Galaxie 500 - This Is Our Music , 0


Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 21 June 2019 15:24 (four months ago) link

prefab v pod, gonna really depend on how i'm feeling on the voting day cause those albums are as different as any two albums can be

old cloud yells at man (voodoo chili), Friday, 21 June 2019 15:26 (four months ago) link

My votes going to my fave redd kross album though 1990 me would've picked Jane's but I hope others will vote for that.

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 21 June 2019 15:27 (four months ago) link

tho 1990 me might also have picked the paul simon

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 21 June 2019 15:28 (four months ago) link

or pet shop boys

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 21 June 2019 15:32 (four months ago) link

That Ice Cube album is amazing but this years Cocteau Twins album is a career peak. Ice Cube v Cocteaus! FITE!

. (Michael B), Friday, 21 June 2019 15:32 (four months ago) link

Violator, easy.

pomenitul, Friday, 21 June 2019 15:33 (four months ago) link

Probably Redd Kross since I've already voted for Sonic Youth and Jane's Addiction.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Friday, 21 June 2019 15:35 (four months ago) link

going to futilely militate for the legendary pink dots

― imago

yup

out of the ones here, I gotta go with Extricate just over Fear Of A Black Planet

Ambient Police (sleeve), Friday, 21 June 2019 15:36 (four months ago) link

they might appear a couple more times yet..

xp

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 21 June 2019 15:36 (four months ago) link

Fugazi / Loop / Sonic Youth / Bad Seeds / KLF would have been picks by 1990 me I think. Although Space rather than Chill Out ;-)

I think The Shamen - En Tact (the UK version) was an important early entry for the electronic album boom we'll see more properly in the following year.

The Comforts Of Madness over Pod and Bossanova.

Invisible (Noel Emits), Friday, 21 June 2019 16:00 (four months ago) link

Violator is definitely the one I listened to most. It is most likely the album I've listened to most in my life.

Tempted to vote for either "Fear of a Black Planet" or "In A Priest Driven Ambulance" though

silverfish, Friday, 21 June 2019 16:04 (four months ago) link

Shouldn't you be voting for Fat Axl?

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 21 June 2019 16:05 (four months ago) link

Saw PE and SY that year:

https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/fighting-the-power/Content?oid=876972

(I missed the police riot completely. I was in the back of the hall, and when I got out after the show ended, there was a train on the L platform, so I ran to catch it. I didn't hear about the police attacks until the next morning.)

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 21 June 2019 16:08 (four months ago) link

I guess I was sort of vaguely aware that I inadvertently named myself after an early 90s band, but I've never heard anything by them

xp

silverfish, Friday, 21 June 2019 16:10 (four months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXgHd5l0PYU

. (Michael B), Friday, 21 June 2019 16:13 (four months ago) link

Wot no Dee Lite - World Clique?

help yourself to another slice of apple ... crumble (Willl), Friday, 21 June 2019 16:22 (four months ago) link

Silverfish were terrific

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 21 June 2019 16:23 (four months ago) link

The Cocteau Twins are just Cocteau Twins, was just going to complain that it had been missed when I thought of checking the Thes

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 21 June 2019 16:25 (four months ago) link

Ride cos I adored them

kraudive, Friday, 21 June 2019 16:28 (four months ago) link

I realised I forgot I included that Janes Addiction album! It's their masterpiece and thats my pick

. (Michael B), Friday, 21 June 2019 16:29 (four months ago) link

It was on my list too

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 21 June 2019 16:29 (four months ago) link

Fugazi or Megadeth, instinctively. But that Trouble album is completely magnificent. Eck.

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Friday, 21 June 2019 16:30 (four months ago) link

poor legendary pink dots

public enemy and cocteaus right up there mind you, will be a tough choice

imago, Friday, 21 June 2019 16:31 (four months ago) link

sorry OUR list, kerr hehe

. (Michael B), Friday, 21 June 2019 16:32 (four months ago) link

I wasn't aware the Jane's Addition ever recorded a masterpiece.

1990 me wouldn't voted Ride, and I'm hesitant to override that guy.

enochroot, Friday, 21 June 2019 16:43 (four months ago) link

Its murder leaving stuff out Was thinking maybe mike and I doing a poll each and have them as semi finals with the top 10 in each making up the final (starting in 91)

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 21 June 2019 16:49 (four months ago) link

half our selections match but it gives us a chance to add other stuff

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 21 June 2019 16:51 (four months ago) link

thats a bit convoluted, no?

. (Michael B), Friday, 21 June 2019 17:00 (four months ago) link

its not like we have anything better to do with our free time, lol

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 21 June 2019 17:01 (four months ago) link

jordan: the comeback of course

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 21 June 2019 17:16 (four months ago) link

sundays over mondays and the fall

visiting, Friday, 21 June 2019 17:20 (four months ago) link

oof this is a hard one. maybe the rhythm of the saints, which was a popular record in my house growing up

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Friday, 21 June 2019 17:40 (four months ago) link

This will go to ATCQ, just over Pixies - I also love Goo and Fear of a Black Planet and Extricate and Behaviour. And Sinéad O'Connor's I Do Not Want What I Have Not Got! In fact, that is the one that has only grown in importance for me - I seem to like it a little better with every year.

But my favourite album of 1990 is a relative obscurity: The Trouble Tree by Freedy Johnston. New York-via-Kansas singer/songwriter who got a little more well-known with his subsequent albums, but they do little for me. It's his early stuff that finds a weird middle ground between Americana and post-punk - songs on the album vaguely recall The Fall ("Nature Boy") and Pixies ("Little Red-Haired Girl"), or sophisti-pop ("Down on the Moon I") among the more traditional Townes van Zandtian singer-songwriter fare. I remember the album getting some critical attention in '91 and Twin Peaks being mentioned as a lyrical reference - and indeed many lyrics seem to describe spooky small-town scenes, from the I-took-revenge-via-arson in "That's What You Get" to the Alex Cameron-prefiguring trailer park lit of "Tucumcari".

The album blew me away at the time and since I came to it in 1991 I ranked it over Nevermind, Bandwagonesque and Blue Lines at the time. Since reconciling myself to the fact that I was behind the times and it's a 1990 record, I've had to compare it to People's Instinctive Rhythms, Bossanova et al., but it still wins out. I could totally imagine people listening to it and thinking it too abrasive, or that its trying to be too many things at the same time, but I loved it and love it, and I've not really heard anything quite like it since.

dorsalstop, Friday, 21 June 2019 17:41 (four months ago) link

Sounds interesting

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 21 June 2019 17:50 (four months ago) link

that does sound amazing

. (Michael B), Friday, 21 June 2019 18:37 (four months ago) link

Decent list, but two of my favourites, Lou Reed & John Cale's 'Songs for Drella' and The Beloved 'Happiness' are missing. Of those left between prefab Sprout, PE and The KLF.

Dan Worsley, Friday, 21 June 2019 18:46 (four months ago) link

Lou Reed & John Cale's 'Songs for Drella' was one of the albums cut at last min along with Sinead and Slayer

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 21 June 2019 18:53 (four months ago) link

Gonna miss turrican on this thread. I think banned ilxors can still vote so hey turrican! vote!

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 21 June 2019 19:26 (four months ago) link

fuck that, glad he's gone, hope he never comes back

Ambient Police (sleeve), Friday, 21 June 2019 19:59 (four months ago) link

Honourable mentions:

Lou Reed & John Cale – Songs for Drella
Lush - Gala
Manilla Road - The Courts of Chaos
Sinead O’Connor – I do not want what I have not got
Slayer – Seasons in the Abyss
Viv Akauldren – Vivian’s Fountain

. (Michael B), Friday, 21 June 2019 20:15 (four months ago) link

there was others we had to drop but I forget which.

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 21 June 2019 20:48 (four months ago) link

there was a jesus lizard EP

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 21 June 2019 20:48 (four months ago) link

This is clearly Jane's. There are a bunch of fantastic albums here (including ATCQ and PE) but... Jane's.

Had Lush made the cut, that would have been my vote.

brigadier pudding (DJP), Friday, 21 June 2019 21:30 (four months ago) link

Damn, that means Front Line Assembly wont get a vote now.

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 21 June 2019 21:32 (four months ago) link

Behaviour, with Heaven or Las Vegas close behind.

Gavin, Leeds, Friday, 21 June 2019 21:54 (four months ago) link

Mazzy Star or the Sundays. Not sure, probably the Sundays

that's not my post, Friday, 21 June 2019 22:24 (four months ago) link

This was easier than ’89: Jane’s. Their masterpiece.

beard papa, Saturday, 22 June 2019 01:03 (four months ago) link

missing Yo La Tengo’s Fakebook, I think it is their most beautiful album, I love it even more than And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out

also just given the zeitgeist of 1990 this list is missing Sinead O’Connor’s I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got and Deee-Lite’s World Clique

Dan S, Saturday, 22 June 2019 01:05 (four months ago) link

I loved that Jane’s Addiction album

Sun City Girls' Torch of the Mystics I think in retrospect might be considered one of the best albums of 1990

I didn’t relate to it personally, but John Zorn’s Naked City also seems like a seminal album

Dan S, Saturday, 22 June 2019 01:07 (four months ago) link

Going with ILX non-faves The La’s. I love it, hate all you want. Absolutely played that album to death back in the 00s.

Mr. Snrub, Saturday, 22 June 2019 01:12 (four months ago) link

xp good call on Torch, that would have gotten my vote

Ambient Police (sleeve), Saturday, 22 June 2019 01:15 (four months ago) link

Fear of a Black Planet is an easy choice for me. It still sounds radically futuristic.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 22 June 2019 01:18 (four months ago) link

loved Fear of a Black Planet

also feels like the KLF album presaged an era

Dan S, Saturday, 22 June 2019 01:20 (four months ago) link

I might have voted for Naked City if it were listed.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Saturday, 22 June 2019 01:23 (four months ago) link

I hadn't realized it, but this list suggests for me the fall-off from the 80s to the 90s in any sort of rock- or pop-based music was really steep. I don't think there's an album among these I'd rank with my top 25 of any year from 1967-1989. If any, the Tribe or Depeche Mode...

Soundslike, Saturday, 22 June 2019 02:10 (four months ago) link

Behaviour, with Heaven or Las Vegas close behind.

― Gavin, Leeds

Same here. Jordan: The Comeback and Reading, Writing & Arithmetic would be close too. Four of my favourite albums ever.

kitchen person, Saturday, 22 June 2019 03:28 (four months ago) link

That Greedy Johnson album is excellent! Cheers for the heads-up, dorsalstop

. (Michael B), Saturday, 22 June 2019 12:57 (four months ago) link

Freedy (damn autocorrect)

. (Michael B), Saturday, 22 June 2019 12:57 (four months ago) link

Ah, that's great - I was hoping I'd get at least one person to listen, and if they actually liked it it would be a bonus.

I listened back to it myself last night and realised 1) I'd mixed up "Down on the Moon #1" and "Down on the Moon #2 in my description above - I meant the latter as the loungey soft-rock/sophistipop one, and 2) my musical references were correctly prefaced with "vaguely"; like, "Nature Boy" doesn't actually sound much like The Fall (not in the way, say, "Two States" by Pavement does), although I could imagine MES singing it. What it sounded to me much more in hindsight is as if someone had gone through Neil young's entire back catalogue and tore bits and pieces from every era - cynical Neil, soft-rocker Neil, the pop ballads, the guitar noise stuff, etc- and then put it all back together again after his own vision, like those films that consist of entirely of brief clips from old movies but tell a new story.

dorsalstop, Saturday, 22 June 2019 14:23 (four months ago) link


Kerrang! Albums Of The Year 1990

1. Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss
2. Wolfsbane - All Hell's Breaking Loose Down At Little Kathy Wilson's Place
3. Love/Hate - Blackout In The Red Room
4. Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker
5. Warrior Soul - Last Decade, Dead Century
6. Queensrÿche - Empire
7. Thunder - Back Street Symphony
8. King's X - Faith, Hope, Love
9. Electric Boys - Funk-O-Metal Carpet Ride
10. Nelson - After The Rain
11. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
12. Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual
13. Robert Plant - Manic Nirvana
14. Judas Priest - Painkiller
15. Led Zeppelin - Remasters Boxed
16. ZZ Top - Recycler
17. Dread Zeppelin - Un-led-ed
18. Living Colour - Time's Up
19. Loud - D Generation
20. Atom Seed - Get In Line
21. The Almighty - Blood, Fire And Live
22. Quireboys - A Bit Of What You Fancy
23. Mother Love Bone - Apple
24. Burning Tree - Burning Tree
25. Prong - Beg To Differ

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Saturday, 22 June 2019 15:22 (four months ago) link

1990 NME Albums

1. Pills 'N' Thrills And Bellyaches - Happy Mondays
2. I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got - Sinead O'connor
3. Fear Of A Black Planet - Public Enemy
4. Ragged Glory - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
5. Gold Mother - James
6. Behaviour - Pet Shop Boys
7. People's Instinctive Travels Etc.. - A Tribe Called Quest
8. Floating - Julee Cruise
9. Songs For Drella - Lou Reed/John Cale
10. World Clique - Deee-Lite
11. Music From Twin Peaks - Angelo Badalmenti
12. Goo - Sonic Youth
13. Nowhere - Ride
14. Goodbye Jumbo - World Party
15. Extricate - The Fall
16. The Good Son - Nick Cave
17. The La's - The La's
18. Bossanova - Pixies
19. Reading, Writing & Arithmetic - The Sundays
20. She Hangs Brightly - Mazzy Star
21. Hells Ditch - The Pogues
22. Life - Inspiral Carpets
23. Jordan: The Comeback - Prefab Sprout
24. Enlightenment - Van Morrison
25. Some Friendly - The Charlatans
26. Happiness - The Beloved
27. Fontana - The House Of Love
28. Heaven Or Las Vagas - Cocteau Twins
29. 101 Damnation’s - Carter USM
30. Graffiti Bridge - Prince
31. Choke - The Beautiful South
32. Dream Letter - Tim Buckley
33. My Brothers Keeper - The Neville Brothers
34. March - Michael Penn
35. Who Cares Wins - Mega City Four
36. Gala - Lush
37. Boomania - Betty Boo
38. Done By The Forces Of Nature - The Jungle Brothers
39. Are You Okay? - Was(Not Was)
40. The Cactus Album - 3rd Bass
41. Amerikkka’s Most Wanted - Ice Cube
42. Laughing Down The Limehouse - Anastasia Screamed
43. Lloyd Cole - Same
44. Viva Dead Ponies - Fatima Mansions
45. The Comforts Of Madness - Pail Saints
46. Pigeon Hole - New Fads
47. Electribal Memories - Electribe 101
48. Killing Time - Clint Black
49. The Vegetarians Of Love - Bob Geldof
50. Violator - Depeche Mode

lol
49. The Vegetarians Of Love - Bob Geldof
50. Violator - Depeche Mode
lol

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Saturday, 22 June 2019 15:23 (four months ago) link


Melody Maker End Of Year Critic Lists - 1990 Albums

1. Pills 'N Thrills And Bellyaches - Happy Mondays
2. World Clique - Deee-Lite
3. Songs For Drella - Lou Reed & John Cale
4. Heaven Or Las Vegas - Cocteau Twins
5. Ragged Glory - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
6. Some Friendly - The Charlatans
7. She Hangs Brightly - Mazzy Star
8. Ritual De Lo Habitual - Janes Addiction
9. Floating Into The Night - Julee Cruise
10. Behaviour - The Pet Shop Boys
11. Bossanove - The Pixies
12. Fear Of A Black Planet - Public Enemy
13. The La's - The La's
14. I Do Not Want What I Hav'nt Got - Sinead O'connor
15. The Good Son - Nick Cave
16. Cleopatra Grip - The Heart Throbs
17. All Shock Down - The Replacements
18. Reading, Writing And Arithmetic - The Sundays
19. Set The Controls .. For The Bass - Bass-O-Matic
20. Nowhere - Ride
21. Chillout - The Klf
22. Pod - The Breeders
23. Supernatural - Stereo Mc's
24. A Catholic Education - Teenage Fanclub
25. Goodbye Jumbo - World Party
26. Gold Mother - James
27. Jordan: The Comeback - Prefab Sprout
28. Spanking Machine - Babes In Toyland
29. Swagger - The Blue Aeroplanes
30. Boomania - Betty Boo

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Saturday, 22 June 2019 15:24 (four months ago) link

Spin Albums Of The Year 1990

1. Ice Cube - AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
2. Sonic Youth - Goo
3. Jane's Addiction - Ritual de lo Habitual
4. Alice In Chains - Facelift
5. Deee-Lite - World Clique
6. Neil Young - Ragged Glory
7. Teenage Fan Club - A Catholic Education
8. Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet
9. Sinéad O'Connor - I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
10. L.L. Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out
11. Primus - Frizzle Fry
12. Bob Mould - Black Sheets Of Rain
13. The Breeders - Pod
14. Was (Not Was) - Are You OK?
15. Concrete Blonde - Bloodletting
16. Prince - Graffiti Bridge
17. Masters Of Reality - Masters Of Reality
18. Eric B. & Rakim - Let The Rhythm Hit 'Em
19. Lou Reed/John Cale - Songs For Drella
20. Soul II Soul - Vol II: 1990-A New Decade

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Saturday, 22 June 2019 15:45 (four months ago) link

Rolling Stone 1990 Critics Albums

1. Sinéad O'Connor - I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
2. Neil Young And Crazy Horse - Ragged Glory
3. The Replacements - All Shook Down
4. Living Colour - Time's Up
5. Rosanne Cash - Interiors

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Saturday, 22 June 2019 15:46 (four months ago) link

47. Electribal Memories - Electribe 101
10. L.L. Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out

A big yes to these two.

breastcrawl, Saturday, 22 June 2019 16:06 (four months ago) link

I didn't really find myself, musically, until 1989/1990 when I got into metal in quite a big way. Consequently, I know that Kerrang! list all the way down and would still happily listen to a good bunch of those records. Less happy to say that I went to my first real, all-alone, gig that year. It was the Quireboys. Eesh.

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Saturday, 22 June 2019 16:13 (four months ago) link

did you have a seven o'clock party?

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Saturday, 22 June 2019 16:33 (four months ago) link

we did this is 2007 and somebody voted bob geldof
NME/Melody Maker/Sounds/Kerrang/Vox/Spin/Rolling Stone/The Face - Best Albums of 1990 (POLL ENDS 11th May)

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Saturday, 22 June 2019 16:46 (four months ago) link

If My Mother Has Requested That I Render You Unconscious was on here I’d vote for that. One of my favorite albums ever!

Mr. Snrub, Saturday, 22 June 2019 17:12 (four months ago) link

Another almost forgotten favourite from this year: Rhythms In Me, the only album Robert Owens made for Island Records. It was one of the options in that 2007 poll Oor Neechy linked to.

breastcrawl, Saturday, 22 June 2019 18:39 (four months ago) link

Depeche Mode vs. The Fall is doing my head in at the moment. 🙃

Dee the (Summer-Hating) Lurker (deethelurker), Saturday, 22 June 2019 19:07 (four months ago) link

they're no bob geldof

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Saturday, 22 June 2019 20:22 (four months ago) link

What a good year. But it's gotta be Violator, I think it's the only one I still play. Some of the rap might be good, but I just don't have the patience for all of that shoegazing anymore.

War in I Rock (I M Losted), Sunday, 23 June 2019 07:16 (four months ago) link

It's a brand new record for 1990

Guayaquil (eephus!), Sunday, 23 June 2019 07:58 (four months ago) link

Happy Mondays for me, the defining album of my youth

the article don, Sunday, 23 June 2019 11:54 (four months ago) link

I hope the metallers turn out to vote because bad michael wanted me to drop some of the metal albums as nobody would vote for them.
Dont let Michael win!

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Sunday, 23 June 2019 15:52 (four months ago) link

Helios Creed just over Royal Trux and Pixies

think the toledo mud hens but for twitter (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 23 June 2019 16:08 (four months ago) link

My friend Goo goes... PU!

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Sunday, 23 June 2019 17:48 (four months ago) link

The Sundays vs Depeche Mode for me. 90's me would've definitely voted Sundays, but modern me has listened to Violator more frequently since then.

Ex Slacker, Sunday, 23 June 2019 18:27 (four months ago) link

Paul Simon - The Rhythm Of The Saints. A top 10 record of mine ever since I first heard it sometime mid-90s. I loved hearing four songs from that album (possibly the most special songs even) on his farewell tour.

Valentijn, Sunday, 23 June 2019 20:27 (four months ago) link

That Poison Idea record is very very good.

bendy, Monday, 24 June 2019 17:41 (four months ago) link

Own Lard, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Prefab Sprout, Ride, The Chills, The Cocteau Twin, The Fall, The Fatima Mansions, The House of Love, The La's, They Might Be Giants, Uncle Tupelo

Going with Prefab Sprout but The Chills and The La's albums are right there with it. Also adore the Fatima Mansions, not too many of us around I expect.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, 24 June 2019 18:26 (four months ago) link

poll says i voted already, pretty sure for i went for pod

old cloud yells at man (voodoo chili), Monday, 24 June 2019 18:57 (four months ago) link

In a garden in the house of love
Sitting lonely on a plastic chair

je est un autre, l'enfer c'est les autres (alex in mainhattan), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 12:32 (four months ago) link

Great year, many acts peaking (Pixies on their way down though). I'd also put in a vote for Lush's Gala.

Tribe Called Quest
EPMD
Fugazi
Happy Mondays
Public Enemy
Ride
KLF

It probably should be PE, but I went with Fugazi because I saw them around this time (just after Rodney King video came out, and just before Gulf War I) and it changed my life.

stop torturing me ethel (broom air), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 12:47 (four months ago) link

Depeche Mode vs. The Fall is doing my head in at the moment. 🙃

Update: I eventually went with Extricate purely because I felt like enough people would be giving love to Violator. Y'all don't prove me wrong here.

Dee the (Summer-Hating) Lurker (deethelurker), Saturday, 29 June 2019 18:41 (four months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 00:01 (four months ago) link

where's the metal fans itt?

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 14:32 (four months ago) link

I voted Rust in Peace.

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 14:42 (four months ago) link

Public Enemy or Pixies for me, can't decide right now

Dr X O'Skeleton, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 17:31 (four months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 00:01 (four months ago) link

a tie!

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 00:16 (four months ago) link

Heh, who was the third person who voted for Redd Kross?

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 12:36 (four months ago) link

I thought Violator would win this didn't expect Cocteau Twins to joint win

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 13:48 (four months ago) link

I voted in this poll, but my favorite 1990 album is Unrest’s Kustom Karnal Backxploitation.

stan by me (morrisp), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 14:31 (four months ago) link

<3

Ambient Police (sleeve), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 14:35 (four months ago) link

I forgot to vote in this, probably would have gone Sundays.

confusementalism (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 15:25 (four months ago) link

Damn, missed this. Would have voted Jane's Addiction..

millmeister, Friday, 12 July 2019 17:56 (four months ago) link


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