Pitchfork's Top 100 Albums of the 1990s

Pitchfork's Top 100 Albums of the 1990s

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99.

Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
August 1, 1995
Critic Score
89
5 reviews

98.

KMD - Mr. Hood
May 7, 1991
Critic Score
40
1 review

97.

Mogwai - Young Team
October 21, 1997
Critic Score
92
4 reviews

96.

Herbert - Around the House
July 27, 1998
Critic Score
89
2 reviews

95.

Massive Attack - Mezzanine
April 20, 1998
Critic Score
87
8 reviews

93.

Bob Dylan - Time Out of Mind
September 30, 1997
Critic Score
88
6 reviews

92.

Scott Walker - Tilt
May 8, 1995
Critic Score
83
3 reviews

91.

Tortoise - TNT
March 10, 1998
Critic Score
76
5 reviews

90.

Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas
September 17, 1990
Critic Score
87
4 reviews

89.

Squarepusher - Music Is Rotted One Note
October 12, 1998
Critic Score
85
4 reviews

88.

Wilco - Being There
October 29, 1996
Critic Score
89
7 reviews

87.

GZA - Liquid Swords
November 7, 1995
Critic Score
88
3 reviews

86.

Destroyer - City of Daughters
June 1, 1998
Critic Score
66
2 reviews

85.

Massive Attack - Blue Lines
August 6, 1991
Critic Score
97
6 reviews

84.

Company Flow - Funcrusher Plus
July 28, 1997
Critic Score
90
4 reviews

83.

Pixies - Trompe le Monde
September 23, 1991
Critic Score
81
4 reviews

82.

Sonic Youth - Goo
June 26, 1990
Critic Score
78
3 reviews

81.

The Breeders - Pod
May 28, 1990
Critic Score
82
3 reviews

79.

Dr. Dre - The Chronic
December 15, 1992
Critic Score
95
4 reviews

78.

Stereolab - Mars Audiac Quintet
August 9, 1994
Critic Score
86
2 reviews

77.

Primal Scream - Screamadelica
September 23, 1991
Critic Score
95
5 reviews

76.

Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs
September 29, 1998
Critic Score
88
7 reviews

75.

A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders
November 9, 1993
Critic Score
86
5 reviews

74.

Ride - Nowhere
October 15, 1990
Critic Score
78
3 reviews

73.

Brainiac - Hissing Prigs in Static Couture
March 26, 1996
Critic Score
83
4 reviews

72.

Silver Jews - American Water
October 20, 1998
Critic Score
81
7 reviews

In 1998, David Berman approached perfection. Absorbed in metaphor, ennui, and isolation, the loping music of American Water didn’t seem like it was trying to be art. It just was.

69.

Jeff Buckley - Grace
August 23, 1994
Critic Score
92
8 reviews

68.

Elliott Smith - XO
August 25, 1998
Critic Score
80
7 reviews

67.

Mouse on Mars - Iaora Tahiti
October 3, 1995
Critic Score
92
2 reviews

66.

Tricky - Maxinquaye
February 20, 1995
Critic Score
92
8 reviews

65.

Daft Punk - Homework
March 25, 1997
Critic Score
79
6 reviews

64.

The Breeders - Last Splash
August 31, 1993
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

63.

De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead
May 13, 1991
Critic Score
73
3 reviews

62.

Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Volume II
March 7, 1994
Critic Score
82
5 reviews
An album that changed ambient music forever.

61.

Pulp - Different Class
October 30, 1995
Critic Score
92
8 reviews

On 1995's Different Class, Pulp and Jarvis Cocker were arty outsiders worming their way into the lives of ordinary folk, and they became pop in its most democratically widespread sense.

60.

Palace Music - Viva Last Blues
August 21, 1995
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

59.

Elliott Smith - Either/Or
February 25, 1997
Critic Score
88
6 reviews

58.

The Jesus Lizard - Liar
October 10, 1992
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

57.

Brainiac - Bonsai Superstar
November 21, 1994
Critic Score
80
1 review

56.

A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
September 24, 1991
Critic Score
92
3 reviews

55.

Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
June 16, 1997
Critic Score
82
5 reviews

Floating In Space requires a touch of patience and a desire to probe its depths, but the reward is well worth the investment.

54.

Blur - Parklife
April 25, 1994
Critic Score
87
5 reviews

53.

Weezer - Pinkerton
September 24, 1996
Critic Score
82
9 reviews

Pinkerton might actually be a bit much for fans who were wooed with the clean production and immediately accessable sound of these guys' debut, but if given a chance, it might surprise even some anti-Weezer folk.

52.

PJ Harvey - Rid of Me
May 4, 1993
Critic Score
77
5 reviews

51.

Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup
April 9, 1996
Critic Score
88
3 reviews
Original Source: http://pitchfork.com/features/staff-lists/5923-top-100-albums-of-the-1990s/
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