Spin's 125 Best Albums of the Past 25 Years (1985-2009)

Spin's 125 Best Albums of the Past 25 Years (1985-2009)

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125.

Moby - Play
June 1, 1999
Critic Score
85
9 reviews

124.

Prince Paul - A Prince Among Thieves
February 23, 1999
Critic Score
87
4 reviews

123.

The Hives - Veni Vidi Vicious
April 10, 2000
Critic Score
80
4 reviews

122.

LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
March 20, 2007
Critic Score
86
25 reviews

121.

Queens of the Stone Age - Rated R
June 6, 2000
Critic Score
85
8 reviews

120.

Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
June 10, 2008
Critic Score
80
16 reviews

119.

Green Day - American Idiot
September 21, 2004
Critic Score
76
18 reviews

118.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
March 31, 2009
Critic Score
80
28 reviews

116.

Against Me! - New Wave
July 10, 2007
Critic Score
76
11 reviews

115.

OutKast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
September 23, 2003
Critic Score
86
17 reviews

114.

Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
January 20, 2009
Critic Score
92
30 reviews

Merriweather plays like the summation of a long, strange trip, combining the group’s career touchstones: harmonic Beach Boys pop, African tribal chants, minimalism, minimal techno, psychedelia, and dub.

113.

Danger Mouse - The Grey Album
February 3, 2004
Critic Score
88
9 reviews

111.

Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque
November 4, 1991
Critic Score
76
4 reviews

109.

The Chills - Submarine Bells
January 1, 1990
Critic Score
80
1 review

108.

Fugees - The Score
February 13, 1996
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

107.

Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head
August 27, 2002
Critic Score
80
14 reviews

106.

Fiona Apple - When the Pawn
November 9, 1999
Critic Score
79
8 reviews

105.

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

104.

The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
September 7, 1999
Critic Score
91
10 reviews

103.

M.I.A. - Arular
March 22, 2005
Critic Score
87
16 reviews

102.

Queen Latifah - All Hail the Queen
November 1, 1989
Critic Score
90
1 review

101.

Blur - Parklife
April 25, 1994
Critic Score
86
6 reviews

100.

Kanye West - Late Registration
August 30, 2005
Critic Score
83
20 reviews

Though West showcases a more versatile, eccentric flow than on Dropout, it pales in comparison to his sonic ambition.

98.

Johnny Cash - American Recordings
April 26, 1994
Critic Score
91
4 reviews

97.

Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
March 6, 2007
Critic Score
85
26 reviews

Funeral provided context and impetus for the congregational experience; Neon Bible actually matches the live show's scope and emotion.

96.

The Roots - Things Fall Apart
February 23, 1999
Critic Score
87
6 reviews

95.

Soundgarden - Superunknown
March 8, 1994
Critic Score
93
5 reviews

92.

Jay-Z - The Black Album
November 14, 2003
Critic Score
78
10 reviews

90.

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

89.

Basement Jaxx - Remedy
May 10, 1999
Critic Score
81
6 reviews

88.

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

85.

Missy Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly
July 15, 1997
Critic Score
86
5 reviews

84.

LL Cool J - Radio
November 18, 1985
Critic Score
100
1 review

83.

Steve Earle - Guitar Town
March 5, 1986
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

82.

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

81.

Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
April 23, 2002
Critic Score
92
13 reviews

80.

The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace
September 23, 1985
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

79.

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

76.

OutKast - Aquemini
September 29, 1998
Critic Score
94
6 reviews
Original Source: http://www.spin.com/spin25/readers-poll-spin-25-results/
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