The 10 best songs from the 90's

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1. Stereolab - Jenny Ondioline
2. Aphex Twin - Windowlicker
3. Massive Attack - Unfinished Symphaty
4. My Bloody Valentine - Soon
5. Tricky - Poems
6. Air - Le soleil est pres de moi
7. The Stone Roses - I wanna be adored
8. Low, Transient Waves & Piano Magic - Sleep at the bottom.
9. Boards of Canada - Roygbiv
10. Mr President - Coco Jamboo

Moka, Sunday, 20 September 2009 22:05 (twelve years ago) link



StanM, Sunday, 20 September 2009 22:06 (twelve years ago) link

Ok then...: "My 10 Favourite songs from the 90's"

Moka, Sunday, 20 September 2009 22:07 (twelve years ago) link

I agree on some of them though. So, well done, in fact.

StanM, Sunday, 20 September 2009 22:13 (twelve years ago) link

Ok Coco Jamboo is the disposable one in there I guess. Substitute by um...:

Smashing Pumpkins - Set the ray to Jerry

Moka, Sunday, 20 September 2009 22:22 (twelve years ago) link

Let's get some Geraldine Fibbers and Sepultura in the house, please.

Nate Carson, Sunday, 20 September 2009 22:24 (twelve years ago) link

well this should get good soon.

strongohulkingtonsghost, Sunday, 20 September 2009 22:28 (twelve years ago) link

8. Low, Transient Waves & Piano Magic - Sleep at the bottom

Turangalila, Sunday, 20 September 2009 22:29 (twelve years ago) link

(not in order)

B.A.D. II -- Rush
Pavement -- Silence Kit
The Mountain Goats -- Sinaloan Milk Snake Song
Alanis Morissette -- You Oughta Know
Sone -- High Frame Audio
Magnetic Fields -- 100,000 Fireflies
Spare Snare -- Thorns
Belle & Sebastian -- Judy and the Dream of Horses
Kleenex Girl Wonder -- Tendency Right Foot Forward
The Divine Comedy -- Bernice Bobs Her Hair

Just off:

The Breeders -- Do You Love Me Now?
The Dentists -- Charms and the Girl
The Sundays -- Here's Where the Story Ends

This is a weird-looking list, I think. Of the top 10, most are from records I love with such fervency that I'm not sure they're the best songs on their own album.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 21 September 2009 00:54 (twelve years ago) link

Sundays - Here's Where the Story Ends
Kitchens of Distinction - Gone World Gone
Divine Comedy - Your Daddy's Car
Slowdive - When the Sun Hits
Goldie - Timeless
808 State - Lopez
Underworld - Pearls Girl
Radiohead - Let Down
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane
Flaming Lips - Waitin for a Superman

Paul in Santa Cruz, Monday, 21 September 2009 01:37 (twelve years ago) link

10 greats off the top of my head. it would scare me to come up with a definitive list.

pavement - gold soundz
pavement - in the mouth a desert
stereolab - metronomic underground
yo la tengo - sugarcube
red house painters - medicine bottle
my bloody valentine - when you sleep
neutral milk hotel - in the aeroplane over the see
radiohead - the tourist
ride - vapour trail
refused - new noise

Charlie Howard, Monday, 21 September 2009 03:34 (twelve years ago) link

1. my bloody valentine - honey power
2. soundgarden - the day i tried to live
3. nirvana - in bloom
4. pixies - alec eiffel
5. smashing pumpkins - cherub rock
6. weezer - say it ain't so
7. soundgarden - my wave
8. radiohead - paranoid android
9. soundgarden - rusty cage
10. soundgarden - face pollution

6335, Monday, 21 September 2009 03:45 (twelve years ago) link

whoops, put windowlicker in there at 10

6335, Monday, 21 September 2009 03:46 (twelve years ago) link

No hip hop for anyone so far???

Julio Iglesias, makin cream like that (Whitey on the Moon), Monday, 21 September 2009 03:55 (twelve years ago) link

No order (Also these are ten OF my favorite, not the top ten) :

The Swirlies - Wrong Tube
The Lilys - Claire Hates Me
Bedhead - Living Well
Pavement - Gold Soundz
The Olivia Tremor Control - Hideaway
12 Rods - Make-Out Music
Duster - The Twins / Romantica
Guided By Voices - Tractor Rape Chain
Further - Quiet Riot Grrrl
The Dismemberment Plan - The City

Evan, Monday, 21 September 2009 04:38 (twelve years ago) link

My list is really close to the one I have in fifteen perfect songs thread. The 90s were my favorite so no surprise there.

Evan, Monday, 21 September 2009 04:39 (twelve years ago) link


Swans - YRP
The Ex/Tom Cora - A Door
Legendary Pink Dots - Grain Kings
Nurse With Wound - Rock And Roll Station
Coil - Red Birds...
The Fall - Sing Harpy
Fugazi - Blueprint
Stereolab - Jenny Ondioline
Beck - Fukkin With My Head
Sonic Youth - Diamond Sea

sleeve, Monday, 21 September 2009 04:49 (twelve years ago) link

0 .Archers of Loaf - "Freezing Point" [from the Peel session]
As a lurker reading this thread I can't help weighing in at this point. I know you people have better taste than me in music but these lists seem sorely lacking.

1. Mazzy Star - "Into Dust"
2. Air - "Ce Matin La"
3. Orbital - "Belfast"
4, DJ Shadow - "Stem/Long Stem"
5. The Pixies - "Dig for Fire"
6. Aphex Twin - "Rhubarb" (from SAW II)
7. Goldie - "Inner City Life"
8. Black Star - "Respiration Remix" feat Black Thought
9. Nightmares on Wax - "Les Nuits"
10. Pavement - "Frontwards"

Wasn't there an epic ILM Best of the 90s poll at some point?

viborg, Monday, 21 September 2009 07:05 (twelve years ago) link

Doh. Where's my edit button?

11. Notorious BIG - "Juicy"

Needs some Sonic Youth as well, surely.

viborg, Monday, 21 September 2009 07:06 (twelve years ago) link

Sonic Youth is more of an album band, I think.

Moka, Monday, 21 September 2009 08:09 (twelve years ago) link

^^ that's a massive call.

Charlie Howard, Monday, 21 September 2009 08:22 (twelve years ago) link

okay i did 2 of these, cos you can take the question 2 different ways..

most definitive... (this rarely changes for me)

Radiohead "Paranoid Android"
Stardust "Music Sounds Better With You"
Aphex Twin "Windowlicker"
Blur "Coffee + TV"
Christina Aguilera "Genie In A Bottle"
Pulp "Common People"
Beastie Boys "Sabotage"
Nirvana "Where Did You Sleep Last Night"
Dr. Dre "Nuthin But A G Thing"
Deee Lite "Groove Is In The Heart"

personal favorites... (this changes very often)

Nirvana "Scentless Apprentice"
Bel Biv Devoe "Poison"
A Tribe Called Quest "Electric Relaxation"
Souls Of Mischief "'93 Til Infinity"
Dr. Octagon "Blue Flowers"
The Notorious B.I.G. "Gimme The Loot"
The Posies "Dream All Day"
Sloan "Pen Pals"
Ween "Baby Bitch"
Stone Temple Pilots "Lady Picture Show"

billstevejim, Monday, 21 September 2009 16:21 (twelve years ago) link

Bel Biv Devoe "Poison" - Yes.

A Tribe Called Quest "Electric Relaxation"
Souls Of Mischief "'93 Til Infinity" - Yesss.

Ween "Baby Bitch" Jackpot!

I realize that I also neglected to mention Future Sound of London. I would really have to go with "Q" (as Mental Cube). Ah, screw it, "Papau New Guniea" is their best song but the other one's really good too.

viborg, Monday, 21 September 2009 18:05 (twelve years ago) link

Cathy Dennis - Too Many Walls

The only good song of the nineies.

vulva eyes (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 21 September 2009 18:26 (twelve years ago) link

Top 10 (in order):
Aaliyah - Are You That Somebody?
Radiohead - Paranoid Android
Aphex Twin - Windowlicker
Mobb Deep - Shook Ones Pt. II
Cutty Ranks - Limb By Limb
XTC - Harvest Festival
Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence
Basic Channel - Phylyps trak II_II
Portishead - Glory Box
Wu-Tang Clan - Tearz

Honorable Mentions (no particular order):
Kelis - Caught Out There
Pulp - Common People
Pavement - Gold Soundz
Britney Spears - Baby One More Time
Earth - Seven Angels
OutKast - Elevators (Me & You)
Pearl Jam - Corduroy
Elliott Smith - Say Yes
Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy (Nellee Hooper 12" Mix)
Notorious B.I.G. - Juicy

Goethe*s Elective Affinities, Monday, 21 September 2009 19:06 (twelve years ago) link

Off the top of my head....

Pavement - Summer Babe
Nirvana - All Apologies (In Utero version)
Pulp - Common People
The Silos - Let's Take Some Drugs and Drive Around
Pearl Jam - Corduroy
Paul Simon - The Obvious Child
Sleater-Kinney - Turn It On
Radiohead - Let Down
Bob Dylan - Blood In My Eyes
Wilco - California Stars

kornrulez6969, Monday, 21 September 2009 20:05 (twelve years ago) link

it's kinda funny how everyone is choosing what seem to be the exact same artists for their lists - i'd imagine that wouldnt be nearly as true for this decade

the nader of civilization (k3vin k.), Monday, 21 September 2009 20:11 (twelve years ago) link

Nobody has pointed out yet that The Stone Roses' song in my list is actually from 1989.

Moka, Tuesday, 22 September 2009 05:24 (twelve years ago) link

when did ilx turn into magnet magazine

bau hau haus (electricsound), Tuesday, 22 September 2009 05:25 (twelve years ago) link

barkmarket - static
braniac - I am a cracked machine
built to spill - I would hurt a fly
cop shoot cop - if tomorrow ever comes
firewater - bourbon and division
idiot flesh - black sand
jawbox - savory
John zorn - a shot in the dark
karp - we ate sand
magnetic fields - strange powers
moloko - party weirdo
mr. Bungle - goodbye sober day
pj Harvey - oh my lover
sepultura - refuse/resist
wu-tang clan - method man

ok fuck it you get slightly more than 10, im bored w editing this down.

A DOG, A BARREL... RIDICULOUS! (jjjusten), Tuesday, 22 September 2009 07:08 (twelve years ago) link

'savory' is a great call even though i can only ever listen to jawbox in small doses these days

Charlie Howard, Tuesday, 22 September 2009 07:54 (twelve years ago) link

10 more peaches:

unwound - corpse pose
lush - kiss chase
nas - the world is yours
tindersticks - her
swans - killing for company
tom waits - dirt in the ground
the jesus lizard - monkey trick
kent - bianca
blur - tracy jacks
elliott smith - ballad of big nothing

this is endless, i haven't even mentioned some of my very favourite artists in either of my lists.
plus i'm keeping this metal-free, because... well, i've been writing a lot of metal lists lately.

Charlie Howard, Tuesday, 22 September 2009 08:04 (twelve years ago) link

and some songs from 'perfect from now on', jesus. that's like my favourite album.

Charlie Howard, Tuesday, 22 September 2009 09:42 (twelve years ago) link

when did ilx turn into magnet magazine

― bau hau haus (electricsound)

I've never heard of this magnet magazine you speak of but in any case I think the real question you're trying to ask here is:

Since when did magnet magazine stopped caring about awesome music? And also at which point did I became such a jaded and pedantic person that feels the need to oppose idealisticaly the almost perfect homogeneity and righteousness of the hivemind.

Moka, Wednesday, 23 September 2009 06:27 (twelve years ago) link


electric sound of jim (original version) (electricsound), Wednesday, 23 September 2009 06:28 (twelve years ago) link

Pfft that's impossible. Noone is born jaded.

Moka, Wednesday, 23 September 2009 06:30 (twelve years ago) link

nirvana - negative creep
pavement - conduit for sale
pj harvey - sheela na gig
beck - forcefield
palace - more brother rides
flaming lips - unconsciously screamin
ween - awesome sound
neutral milk hotel - king of carrot flowers, pt. 1
cat power - nude as the news
built to spill - car
le tigre - deceptacon
white stripes - cannon

nicky lo-fi, Wednesday, 23 September 2009 09:53 (twelve years ago) link

Here's one for each year:

“Any Other Way,” Posies (1990)
“Girlwish,” Fudge (1991)
“Chainsaw the Horse,” Dentists (1992)
“Divorce Song,” Liz Phair (1993)
“Anti-Pleasure Dissertation,” Bikini Kill (1994)
“Motor Away,” Guided By Voices (1995)
“You’re One,” Imperial Teen (1996)
“Ru Tenone,” Turn On (1997)
“Positively Jeff Oliphant,” Dump (1998)
“Beautiful Stranger,” Madonna (1999)

clemenza, Saturday, 26 September 2009 21:18 (twelve years ago) link

"Coldest Day of the Year" by Cop Shoot Cop
"Visible Cow" by Barkmarket
"Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your neck" by Prong
"Suckerpunch" by The Wildhearts
"R.A.M.O.N.E.S." by Motorhead
"Ditch" by the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
"Wandering Star" by Portishead
"Repeater" by Fugazi
"Leave Them All Behind" by Ride
"Protection" by Massive Attack
"Money is Not Our God" by Killing Joke

Strictly off the top of my head. yeah, that's 11. Too bad.

Alex in NYC, Saturday, 26 September 2009 22:23 (twelve years ago) link

Left out soooo much stuff, now realizing. Alas...

Alex in NYC, Saturday, 26 September 2009 23:17 (twelve years ago) link

well this should get good soon.

still waiting

kiss me thru the faggot burgerphone (Curt1s Stephens), Saturday, 26 September 2009 23:57 (twelve years ago) link

You forgot Summerhead, Alex in NYC.

Turangalila, Saturday, 26 September 2009 23:59 (twelve years ago) link

Too true. Easily my fave Cocteau Twins song from the 90s.

Alex in NYC, Sunday, 27 September 2009 17:43 (twelve years ago) link

10 more of my favorites..
Screaming Trees "Nearly Lost You"
Spacehog "In The Meantime"
Raekwon "Ice Cream"
Chemical Brothers "Setting Sun"
Aphex Twin "Girl/Boy Song"
Elastica "Connection"
Digital Underground "The Humpty Dance"
Weezer "I Just Threw Out The Love Of My Dreams"
Sloan "Underwhelmed"
Beastie Boys "Get It Together"

billstevejim, Sunday, 27 September 2009 18:50 (twelve years ago) link

10 more that are also really good..
The Breeders "Divine Hammer"
Supergrass "Caught By The Fuzz"
Hum "I'd Like Your Hair Long"
Dinosaur Jr "Out There"
Ash "Girl From Mars"
Folk Implosion "Natural One"
Summercamp "Drawer"
The Notorious B.I.G. "Everyday Struggle"
Smashing Pumpkins "Love"
Helmet "Unsung"
Weezer "El Scorcho"

billstevejim, Sunday, 27 September 2009 18:53 (twelve years ago) link

“Any Other Way,” Posies (1990)
“Girlwish,” Fudge (1991)

I'd never heard these before but just checked them out and they're kinda awesome.

Also "Savory" is a really good choice.

billstevejim, Sunday, 27 September 2009 18:54 (twelve years ago) link

Fuck it, ten more...

"Goldfinger" by Ash
"De-Luxxe" by Lush
"Like a Daydream" by Ride
"Fait Accompli" by Curve
"Smiling" by Kitchens of Distinction
"Double Vegetation" by Julian Cope
"Caruso" by Gavin Friday
"Blue Eyes" by The Wedding Present
"Some Strange Reaction" by Firewater
"Wide Open" by Skeleton Key

Alex in NYC, Sunday, 27 September 2009 19:01 (twelve years ago) link

I see nothing wrong with a "10 more" list. (clearly)

billstevejim, Sunday, 27 September 2009 19:10 (twelve years ago) link

Sebadoh - Willing to Wait
Liz Phair - Never Said
Silkworm - Couldn't You Wait
White Town - Your Woman
Dinosaur Jr - Feel the Pain
Black Star - Definition
Boot Camp Clik - Headz Are Reddee (Part II)
2pac - To Live and Die in LA
Notorious BIG - Juicy
KMD - Peach Fuzz
Luniz - I Got Five On It

That was off the top of the head... and I got 11 also... I'm probably missing a million songs.

the who cares (okamax), Sunday, 27 September 2009 19:20 (twelve years ago) link

peach fuzz lol .. that song has girl lols in it

billstevejim, Sunday, 27 September 2009 19:26 (twelve years ago) link

yeah it was a top ten pop hit, iirc

grove street (party) direction (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 22 September 2021 19:26 (one month ago) link

im a cali native, it would prob make my top ten too, there was a recent top 3 of all time thread i chose it for

brimstead, Wednesday, 22 September 2021 19:56 (one month ago) link

it never gets old. another one (was my last cut) was playaz club by rappin 4tay. that song was inescapable up and down the bay for a long time

a talented ‘Rebel’ with Balls (Spottie), Wednesday, 22 September 2021 20:07 (one month ago) link

I had to do it, sorry:

The 10 best songs from the 80’s

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 22 September 2021 22:13 (one month ago) link

Anybody got time to put together a Spotify playlist of what’s been mentioned?

― calstars, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 bookmarkflaglink

This is everything since the revive -

It was done with an app so there's probably mistakes and some things couldn't be found

nate woolls, Thursday, 23 September 2021 03:25 (one month ago) link

I tried to:
- include a broad range of genres that feel "1990s" to me (although lacking latin, african and asian music so let's call it "western")
- hit singles or at least somewhat canonical genre classics
- worldwide range but no songs that were just local hits (i.e. no finnish rap, american country, german schlager, dutch gabber etc)

Stardust Music Sounds Better With You (1998)
Warren G & Nate Dogg Regulate (1994)
Alice In Chains Would? (1992)
Solar Quest Acid Air Raid (George's All Nighter) (1994)
Entombed Left Hand Path (1990)
Jaydee Plastic Dreams (Original Long Version) (1992)
dEUS Suds & Soda (1994)
Biosphere Baby Interphase (1994)
Janet Jackson Got 'Till It's Gone (1997)
LTJ Bukem Horizons(1995)
Portishead Sour Times (1994)

Siegbran, Thursday, 23 September 2021 07:47 (one month ago) link

Biosphere, interesting! That’s one I wasn’t familiar with — I’m just listening on headphones but it sounds like the sub bass is almost heavy enough for garage?

Overall that’s half songs I would pick, but I haven’t even heard of much of the rest. (For those similarly in the dark, it seems Deus is some kind of Belgian indie metal [?], Entombed is Swedish death metal, and the Solar Quest sounds like some pretty basic acid techno. Respect.)

recovering internet addict/shitposter (viborg), Thursday, 23 September 2021 09:06 (one month ago) link

But I can definitely remember my indie friends at the time making fun of me for liking Warren G.

recovering internet addict/shitposter (viborg), Thursday, 23 September 2021 09:07 (one month ago) link

dEUS were a Belgian indie rock band, pretty high profile I thought?

Regulate is a bit of a boring choice but most of the other rap songs I'd pick were already mentioned a lot in this thread.

Siegbran, Thursday, 23 September 2021 09:11 (one month ago) link

I don’t know, most of my knowledge of indie rock is pretty regional. I wasn’t closely following European indie at the time that’s for sure.

I think Regulate is pretty great really, maybe not the greatest but definitely an excellent production. The lyrics are ok.

recovering internet addict/shitposter (viborg), Thursday, 23 September 2021 09:19 (one month ago) link

dEUS was a great band, on the arty end of the indie/alt rock spectrum but still with enough hooks to be staples of alt-rock radio playlists.

Siegbran, Thursday, 23 September 2021 10:01 (one month ago) link

_Anybody got time to put together a Spotify playlist of what’s been mentioned?

― calstars, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 bookmarkflaglink_

This is everything since the revive -🕸🕸

It was done with an app so there's probably mistakes and some things couldn't be found


calstars, Thursday, 23 September 2021 11:42 (one month ago) link

Those solo Wu-Tang joins came out in the mid '90s iirc, and, well does 1994 count as mid '90s? A couple of classics that year....

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 23 September 2021 11:47 (one month ago) link

This is favorites, not "best" right?

Cake - Jolene
Justin Warfield - Thoughts In The Buttermilk
Third Eye Blind - Losing a Whole Year
Harvey Danger - Flagpole Sitta
Positive K - I Got A Man
Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U
A Tribe Called Quest - Check the Rhime
Weezer - Say It Ain't So
Smashing Pumpkins - Crush
Tripmaster Monkey - Spinning to Unwind

enochroot, Thursday, 23 September 2021 15:39 (one month ago) link

I had to do it, sorry:

The 10 best songs from the 80’s

― ✖✖✖ (Moka)

Ha, I was thinking about doing one for the 00's, which for me is an overlooked decade sandwiched between the 90s and 10s which I consider almost equally amazing decades for music.

beard papa, Thursday, 23 September 2021 17:37 (one month ago) link

Anybody got time to put together a Spotify playlist of what’s been mentioned?
― calstars, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 bookmarkflaglink

This is everything since the revive -

It was done with an app so there's probably mistakes and some things couldn't be found

― nate woolls, Thursday, 23 September 2021 04:25 (fourteen hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

Just made a couple of changes to this, hope that's cool

ignore the blue line (or something), Thursday, 23 September 2021 18:05 (one month ago) link

xp The Buzzfeed list does not include "The Rhythm Of My Heart" or "All For One All For Love" so yea, nice try but no.

billstevejim, Thursday, 23 September 2021 18:30 (one month ago) link

Madonna, "Vogue"
The Orb, "Little Fluffy Clouds"
Bonnie Raitt, "I Can't Make You Love Me"
Nine Inch Nails, "Closer"
Bjork, "Unravel"
Daft Punk, "Revolution 909"
Missy Elliott, "Beep Me 911"
OutKast, "Rosa Parks"
Kerri Chandler, "Rain"
Jordan Knight, "Give It To You"

i carry the torch for disco inauthenticity (Eric H.), Thursday, 23 September 2021 18:32 (one month ago) link


Wasn’t there like a poll of the top 11 songs from 2000-2013 or something? I could well be deeply in error.

recovering internet addict/shitposter (viborg), Thursday, 23 September 2021 18:58 (one month ago) link

yo "Bugs" is sick, gtfo

This feels about right:
1. Ghost Town DJs "My Boo"
2. SWV "Right Here (Human Nature)"
3. Aaliyah "One In A Million"
4. Notorious BIG "Juicy"
5. The Pharcyde "Passin' Me By"
6. Radiohead "Let Down"
7. Pavement "Grounded"
8. Adina Howard "Freak Like Me"
9. Blur "Coffee + TV"
10. Teenage Fanclub "Everything Flows"

"Electric Relaxation" or Dino Jr's "Out There" should probably be in there but idk what to cut.

Looks not very well aligned with my top 90s scrobbles since 2014:
1. Heatmiser "You Gotta Move"
2. Hum "Comin' Home"
3. Failure "Undone"
4. Floor "Chelsea/Pigs"
5. Tony Toni Tone "Feels Good"
6. Shudder To Think "Earthquakes Come Home"
7. The Pharcyde "Passin' Me By"
8. Ween "Baby Bitch"
9. A Tribe Called Quest "Electric Relaxation"
10. Cannibal Corpse "Sentenced To Burn"

billstevejim, Thursday, 23 September 2021 18:59 (one month ago) link

Bonnie Raitt, "I Can't Make You Love Me"
Fuck this is also one of mine. Fuck.

billstevejim, Thursday, 23 September 2021 19:01 (one month ago) link

Just off the top of my head and very subjective:

1. The Boo Radleys - Lazarus
2. KLF - 3AM Eternal
3. Beats International - Dub Be Good To Me
4. Autechre - Arch Carrier
5. Blur - This Is A Low
6. dEUS - Hotellounge (Be The Death Of Me)
7. Kyuss - Super Scoopa And Mighty Scoop
8. Green Day - Welcome To Paradise
9. The Prodigy - Break & Enter
10. R.E.M. - Country Feedback

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Saturday, 25 September 2021 00:19 (one month ago) link

Tortoise - night air
Rachel’s - Wally, egon, and models in the studio
Pavement - Loretta’s scars

calstars, Saturday, 25 September 2021 02:07 (one month ago) link

Lilys- nanny in Manhattan

calstars, Saturday, 25 September 2021 02:08 (one month ago) link

Supa Scooper rules.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Saturday, 25 September 2021 22:01 (one month ago) link

Pavement - Loretta’s scars

This is on my Top 50 of All Time list! We’re kindred spirits…

juristic person (morrisp), Sunday, 26 September 2021 01:14 (one month ago) link

“Let us…”

calstars, Sunday, 26 September 2021 01:29 (one month ago) link

See I was a tutor for a girl named Loretta in high school

calstars, Sunday, 26 September 2021 01:32 (one month ago) link

Bjork's Unravel is an amazing track

Dan S, Sunday, 26 September 2021 03:37 (one month ago) link

I have serious trouble picking the best track from Homogenic, there’s so many classics in there. I think the only track that I tend to skip is “all neon like”, but I’ve been obssesed about every other track in there. There was a time where I’d have picked Pluto or Alarm Call. Then 5 Years was the one… I haven’t listened to it in years but I’d say from a diatance that Joga and Unravel are the two that seem to me like the safer choices for best songs. I’d probably change my mind if I hear the album again.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 26 September 2021 04:01 (one month ago) link

Oh and Hunter! Such a weird choice for a single, love it. Love the video, love the sort of martial beat. “How Scandinavian of me.” Yeah it’s a brilliant album.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 26 September 2021 04:36 (one month ago) link

I was supposed to work on a top 200 some months back and I've left it in the works, so I'll pretend I still need to pare it down and allow myself double the space.

Geto Boys - Mind Playing Tricks on Me
The Notorious B.I.G. - The What
Brandy - I wanna be down
Faith Evans - Love like this
Björk - All Neon Like
Talk Talk - After the Flood
Sonny Sharrock - Many Mansions
The Underground Solution - Luv Dancin'
Digable Planets - Where I'm From
Black Moon - Ack Like U Want It
David Sylvian - I surrender
The Coup - Takin' These
Belle and Sebastian - Like Dylan in the Movies
Outkast - Git Up, Git Out
Mazzy Star - Fade Into You
Death - Lack of Comprehension
Romanthony - Hold On
Ginuwine - Pony
A tribe called quest - Bonita Applebum
Souls of Mischief - 93 'til infinity

Shit, I'm still missing Depeche Mode, Autechre, Cocteau Twins, Emperor, Ulver, Boubacar Traoré, Jeru, Penny Penny, Wu-Tang, EPMD, Sizzla and Los Fresones Rebeldes, what happened, oh yes it was a whole decade.

Nabozo, Sunday, 26 September 2021 18:35 (one month ago) link

Hearing the Vulnicura live version of All Neon Like on YT made me return to it. It's the most Vespertine-like song on the album. My usual choice from Homogenic was Immature - which is this moment of solipsism, of crying and shouting and tearing the cocoon and loving it, power in vulnerability. Jóga, Unravel and Bachelorette are gorgeous but slightly demonstrative. I've never considered 5 years top Björk material - it's the beat... But that's redoing the poll all over again.

Nabozo, Sunday, 26 September 2021 18:50 (one month ago) link

Mind Playing Tricks


calstars, Sunday, 26 September 2021 19:33 (one month ago) link

Supa Scooper rules.

― Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Saturday, September 25, 2021 6:01 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

otm never heard it before!

cerebral halsey (rip van wanko), Sunday, 26 September 2021 20:35 (one month ago) link

Not dissing on “all neon like” at all, it’s still a brilliant song.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 26 September 2021 20:38 (one month ago) link

Sinéad O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U; Dee-Lite - Groove Is in the Heart; The Breeders - Cannonball
(Counted as one since they're popular picks here)
Cynthia & Johnny "O" - Dreamboy/Dreamgirl
Lush - De-Luxe
Cocteau Twins - Iceblink Luck
Lisette Melendez - Together Forever
Throwing Muses - Not Too Soon
My Bloody Valentine - Only Shallow
Beastie Boys - So What'cha Want
Belly - Sweet Ride
Crystal Waters - 100% Pure Love

Josefa, Sunday, 26 September 2021 23:22 (one month ago) link

1. David Wise, "Stickerbrush Symphony" (Donkey Kong Country 2, SNES)
2. Soyo Oka, "Megalopolis" (Sim City, SNES)
3. Ryu Umemoto, "Reminiscence" (YU-NO: A girl who chants love at the bound of this world, NEC PC-98)
4. Akira Yamaoka, "Not Tomorrow" (Silent Hill, PSX)
5. Tim Follin, "Title Theme" (Solstice, NES)
6. Konami Kukeiha Club. "Theme of IRIS" (Lagrange Point, FC)
7. Masashi Kageyama, "Sophia" (Gimmick!, FC)
8. Masanori Adachi / Taro Kudo, "The Submerged City" (Super Castlevania IV, SFC)
9. Masaharu Iwata / Hitoshi Sakimoto, "Ovelia's Worries" (Final Fantasy Tactics, PSX)
10. Yuzo Koshiro, "The Shinobi" (Revenge of Shinobi, MD)

missingNO, Monday, 27 September 2021 08:34 (one month ago) link

1. David Wise, "Stickerbrush Symphony" (Donkey Kong Country 2, SNES)


✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 27 September 2021 13:14 (one month ago) link

3. Ryu Umemoto, "Reminiscence" (YU-NO: A girl who chants love at the bound of this world, NEC PC-98)

This is also beautiful

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 27 September 2021 13:50 (one month ago) link

1. inoj "love you down"
2. mazzy star "fade into you"
3. massive attack "unfinished sympathy"
4. britney spears " one more time"
5. filter "take a picture"
6. sinéad o'connor "nothing compares 2 u"
7. brian mcknight "anytime"
8. primitive radio gods "standing outside a broken phone booth with money in my hand"
9. tamia "so into you"
10. pj harvey "down by the water"

dyl, Monday, 27 September 2021 16:01 (one month ago) link

Ten favorites not listed yet in rough preferential order. Clearly I was listening to a lot of punk/alternative then. These still hold up for me.
1. The Queers - "Love Love Love"
2. New Bomb Turks - "Tattooed Apathetic Boys"
3. Bis - "Everybody Thinks That They're Going To Get Theirs"
4. Heretix - "Egghead"
5. Nation of Ulysses - "Ulythium"
6. Belly - "Slow Dog"
7. Green Day - "Longview" (is this too obvious/played out for everyone)
8. Faith No More - "Midlife Crisis"
9. Sugar - "A Good Idea" (though if David Barbe could sing I would replace it with "Where Diamonds Are Haloes")
10. Jawbreaker - "Sea Foam Green"

gjoon1, Saturday, 2 October 2021 00:25 (three weeks ago) link

1. Brian Conley - Resurrection Shuffle
2. Brian Conley - Ain't Too Proud to Beg
3. Brian Conley - Pink Cadillac
4. Brian Conley - Shake a Tail Feather
5. Brian Conley - Every Little Heartbeat
6. Shane Richie - Just When I Needed You Most
7. Brian Conley - Rescue Me
8. Brian Conley - Love Really Hurts Without You
9. Brian Conley - Misty Blue
10. Ninjaman - Bwoy Go Sit Down

look on my guacs, ye mighty, and dis pear (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 2 October 2021 00:57 (three weeks ago) link

if i had made the list on jan 1 2000 it woulda looked like this i think:

snoop – doggy dogg world
kurupt – we can freak it
tony tone toni – lets get down (ft dj quik)
too short – gettin it
naughty by nature – feel me flow
rbl posse – dont give me no bammer
wu – triumph
outkast – ATLiens
master p – burbons and lacs
3 6 mafia – late nite tip
e-40 – sprinkle me
2pac – how do you want it

think it would look a little different now but these would all easily be in my top 30 or so.

― a talented ‘Rebel’ with Balls (Spottie)

Just realized this list by Spottie does not have “spottieottiedopaliscious” in it. Username neglected.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 6 October 2021 03:50 (three weeks ago) link

i know i was gonna put it in over ATLiens but had to be honest with myself... ATLiens had a bigger impact on me in the 90s

um, i mean... im sure weve all seen the videos, so... that will help (Spottie), Wednesday, 6 October 2021 17:23 (three weeks ago) link

Balil - 3/4 Heart
LTJ Bukem - Demon's Theme
Levitation - Smile (EP version)


Dunno. Lemme get back to you.

only built 4 lynx africa (Noel Emits), Wednesday, 13 October 2021 19:10 (two weeks ago) link

Basically replicating what I did on the '70s thread, but I'm bored, so why not -- not a top ten list per se, but one song from my favorite album of each year of the decade:
1990: Jane's Addiction - "Ritual de lo Habitual": "Three Days"
1991: Nirvana - "Nevermind": "Drain You"
1992: Alice in Chains - "Dirt": "Down in a Hole"
1993: Nirvana - "In Utero": "Scentless Apprentice"
1994: Nine Inch Nails - "The Downward Spiral": "Closer"
1995: Smashing Pumpkins - "Mellon Collie...": "1979"
1996: Stone Temple Pilots - "Tiny Music...": "Big Bang Baby"
1997: Radiohead - "OK Computer": "Climbing up the Walls"
1998: Outkast - "Aquemini": "SpottieOttieDopaliscious"
1999: Eminem - "The Slim Shady LP": "'97 Bonnie and Clyde"

Lone Wanderer Mark II, Wednesday, 13 October 2021 21:31 (two weeks ago) link

Honorary mention to that live performance of LONG SEASON by Fishmans that has become popular through social media. Believe the hype, it’s worth the runtime.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 18 October 2021 06:00 (one week ago) link

the best fishmans track is "yurameki in the air" fwiw

ufo, Monday, 18 October 2021 07:24 (one week ago) link

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