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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

Moby - Play
June 1, 1999
Critic Score
83
7 reviews

124. Prince Paul - A Prince Among Thieves

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

123. The Hives - Veni Vidi Vicious

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

122. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver

LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
March 20, 2007
Critic Score
85
24 reviews

121. Queens of the Stone Age - Rated R

Queens of the Stone Age - Rated R
June 6, 2000
Critic Score
83
7 reviews

120. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III

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

119. Green Day - American Idiot

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

118. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!

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

116. Against Me! - New Wave

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

115. OutKast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

OutKast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
September 23, 2003
Critic Score
84
13 reviews

114. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
January 20, 2009
Critic Score
92
29 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

Danger Mouse - The Grey Album
February 3, 2004
Critic Score
89
8 reviews

111. Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque

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

109. The Chills - Submarine Bells

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

108. Fugees - The Score

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

107. Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head

Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head
August 27, 2002
Critic Score
77
12 reviews

106. Fiona Apple - When the Pawn

Fiona Apple - When the Pawn
November 9, 1999
Critic Score
77
8 reviews

105. Massive Attack - Mezzanine

Massive Attack - Mezzanine
April 20, 1998
Critic Score
85
7 reviews

104. The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs

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

103. M.I.A. - Arular

M.I.A. - Arular
March 22, 2005
Critic Score
86
13 reviews

102. Queen Latifah - All Hail the Queen

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

101. Blur - Parklife

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

100. Kanye West - Late Registration

Kanye West - Late Registration
August 30, 2005
Critic Score
82
16 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

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

97. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible

Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
March 6, 2007
Critic Score
84
22 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

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

95. Soundgarden - Superunknown

Soundgarden - Superunknown
March 8, 1994
Critic Score
95
4 reviews

92. Jay-Z - The Black Album

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

90. Elliott Smith - XO

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

89. Basement Jaxx - Remedy

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

88. Jeff Buckley - Grace

Jeff Buckley - Grace
August 23, 1994
Critic Score
90
7 reviews

85. Missy Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly

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

84. LL Cool J - Radio

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

83. Steve Earle - Guitar Town

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

82. Dr. Dre - The Chronic

Dr. Dre - The Chronic
December 15, 1992
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

81. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

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

80. The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace

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

79. The Breeders - Last Splash

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

76. OutKast - Aquemini

OutKast - Aquemini
September 29, 1998
Critic Score
92
5 reviews
Original Source: http://www.spin.com/spin25/readers-poll-spin-25-results/
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