THE BIG 90's DIVE (In Progress 4/75)

(Listening order is by year it came out, unless specified otherwise)

I realized not too long ago that "Damn. I haven't listened to any albums that came out in the '90s AT ALL, despite it being such an important and extravagant era for music!"
So I decided to dive some of the most acclaimed albums of this era to widen my music taste! Under the albums I will include a short review accompanied by my 3 favorite songs on that album. Also, if the album was recommended to me I have shouted out the individual that did so.

1. 1998 (11)
2. 1996 (10)
2. 1997 (10)
4. 1994 (8)
5. 1993 (7)
5. 1995 (7)
5. 1999 (7)
8. 1990 (6)
9. 1992 (5)
10. 1991 (4)

Radiohead - OK Computer

Genre: [Art Rock, Alternative Rock]

"WOW. What a way to start the dive, huh? The second highest-rated album on the entire site. And that is for good reason. Everything about this album is quite genius. The instrumentals aren't extremely experimental, but they're still unique and sound very new and fresh. The lyrical ability is so incredibly creative and the dystopian content is extremely haunting at times (See Subterranean Homesick Alien or Karma Police). Hell, even the text-to-speech interlude on this thing gives me the chills. I was incredibly skeptical to put this at a 100, but after revisiting the album a lot after the first listen I just think it's a perfect record. And it's not even the best Radiohead album! Good job you funky british boys."

Top 3 songs:
Karma Police
No Surprises
Exit Music (For A Film)
Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas
Genre: [Ethereal Wave, Dream Pop]

"You ever listen to an album and think it's great, but you feel like you never want to hear it again? This is one of those albums for me. But it's not one of those albums that make you feel uncomfortable or makes you depressed. It's just... devoid of any more purpose. You get the full experience on a first listen and you get nothing out of a relisten. The sound is ethereal, as it's genre describes. But also somewhat vapid in a way. It dissappoints on some songs and excels on others. It's just not an album I see myself returning too anytime soon or anytime in general. It's just not as good as it's rating would suggest, in my opinion."

Top 3 songs:
Heaven or Las Vegas
Frou-frou Foxes in Midsummer Fires
I Wear Your Ring
Judas Priest - Painkiller
Genre: [Heavy Metal]

"Usually I want to keep a sort of formality with these short reviews. It feels better that way. But, holy fuck. This album fucks. So hard. It's really everything you want from a great heavy metal album. Nice thrashy main guitars, yelpy falsetto vocals and mind-blowing solos. Lyrically, the album isn't very creative. But it's structured and cohesive. Everything from songs about monsters destroying shit to a politcal, anti-war banger. This album is just phenomenal metal in every way of the word."

Top 3 songs:
One Shot at Glory
A Touch of Evil
Ride - Nowhere
Genre: [Shoegaze, Dream Pop]

(Recommended by @Windy 🥰)

"Well, I finally did it. I enjoyed a shoegaze album. Granted I haven't heard any of the really big shoegaze albums (as you can tell by this list), but the shoegaze I've listened to has always been a drag, with boring instrumentals. On this album, Ride delivers a variety of energy levels from songs without losing the classic shoegaze sound. At 39 minutes, I feel as though this album is the perfect length for what they presented. Not too short to ruin the atmosphere, but also not too long to make it boring. A fine release."

Top 3 songs:
Dreams Burn Down
Sonic Youth - Goo
Genre: [Noise Rock, Alternative Rock]

(Recommended by @Windy 🥰)
Fugazi - Repeater
Genre: [Post-Hardcore]

(Recommended by @Windy 🥰)
Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
Genre: [Conscious Hip Hop]

(Recommended by @coopy)
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
Genre: [Jazz Rap, Conscious Hip Hop]
Slint - Spiderland
Genre: [Post-Rock, Math Rock]

(Recommended by @thomaslind)
Primal Scream - Screamadelica
Genre: [Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative Dance]

(Recommended by @Nightwing734)
Tom Waits - Bone Machine
Genre: [Blues, Gothic Country]
Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
Genre: [Singer-Songwriter]
R.E.M. - Automatic for the People
Genre: [Alternative Rock]

(Recommended by @andiov)
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92
Genre: [IDM, Ambient]

(Recommended by @thomaslind)
Darkthrone - A Blaze In the Northern Sky
Genre: [Black Metal]

(Recommended by @thomaslind)
Slowdive - Souvlaki
Genre: [Shoegaze]
Tool - Undertow
Genre: [Alternative Metal]
The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
Genre: [Alernative Rock, Grunge]

(Recommended by @andiov)
Red House Painters - Red House Painters (Rollercoaster)
Genre: [Slowcore]

(Recommended by @andiov)
PJ Harvey - Rid of Me
Genre: [Singer-Songwriter, Alternative Rock]

(Recommended by @Windy 🥰)
Nirvana - In Utero
Genre: [Grunge, Noise Rock]

(Recommended by @Windy 🥰)
Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
Genre: [Industrial Rock, Noise Rock]
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Let Love In
Genre: [Gothic Rock, Alternative Rock]
Sunny Day Real Estate - Diary
Genre: [Alternative Rock, Emo]
Blur - Parklife
Genre: [Britpop]
Portishead - Dummy
Genre: [Trip Hop, Acid Jazz]

(Recommended by @andiov)
Burzum - Hvis lyset tar oss
Genre: [Atmospheric Black Metal]

(Recommended by @thomaslind)
Soundgarden - Superunknown
Genre: [Grunge, Alternative Rock]

(Recommended by @Nightwing734)
GZA - Liquid Swords
Genre: [Hardcore Hip Hop, Boom Bap]
Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
Genre: [Britpop, Alternative Rock]
Blur - The Great Escape
Genre: [Britpop]
Death - Symbolic
Genre: [Death Metal]
PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love
Genre: [Singer-Songwriter, Alternative Rock]

(Recommended by @Windy 🥰)
Prince - The Gold Experience
Genre: [Funk, New Jack Swing]

(Recommended by @Windy 🥰)
The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Genre: [Art Rock]

(Recommended by @cakenator)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads
Genre: [Gothic Rock, Punk Blues]
Swans - Soundtracks For The Blind
Genre: [Post-Rock, Experimental Rock, Drone]
Tool - Ænima
Genre: [Progressive Metal]
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing...
Genre: [Instrumental Hip Hop, Plunderphonics]

(Recommended by @Quet)
Fishmans - Long Season
Genre: [Dream Pop, Progressive Pop]

(Recommended by @Windy 🥰)
Unwound - Repetition
Genre: [Post-Hardcore]

(Recommended by @Windy 🥰)
Merzbow - Pulse Demon
Genre: [Harsh Noise]

(Recommended by @cakenator, thanks for wanting me to suffer pal.)
Aphex Twin - Richard D. James Album
Genre: [IDM, Electronic]

(Recommended by @IEnjoyMusic)
Fiona Apple - Tidal
Genre: [Art Pop, Chamber Pop]

(Recommended by @patricia4221)
Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
Genre: [Indie Pop, Chamber Pop]

(Recommended by @patricia4221)
Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West
Genre: [Indie Rock, Midwest Emo]
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@sophia_cursed i'm not adding more albums to the list
but i've already heard post and long season is on the list! :)
Post by bjork and long season
@Windy gay
Blue album by weezer
Pinkerton by weezer
Fiona Apple - Tidal, and then after you're done with Tidal, I beg you to listen to When the Pawn... by Fiona too
Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
Elliott Smith - Either/Or (wanna finish listening to this one myself lol)
Bocanada - Gustavo Cerati

Adore Windy's love for PJ Harvey :D
Fishmans live album, or any other Fishmans album!
Any album by Unwound! (if you want just one though, Repetition)!
In Utero by Nirvana!
Repeater by Fugazi!
Nowhere by Ride!
The Gold Experience (Jojo reference) by Prince!
love this list but I haven’t heard any 90s albums either lmao
ik there has already been an aphex twin album here but you should check out richard d james album imo my opinion
Please check out Fear of a Black Planet by Public Enemy!
@EraX if you don’t listen to every one of the PJ Harvey albums I’ll doxx you
@Windy aight calm down big boy that's a lot of albums
i'll do one album per artist if you want me to include the soundtracks
Soundtracks to:
Cowboy Bebop!
Rid of Me through Is This Desire? In the Pj Harvey discography!
Moon Pix by Cat Power!
Chaos is Me by Orchid!
Goo by Sonic Youth!
They Spent Their…. By Swirlies!
Blonder Tongue… by Swirlies!
Probably more!
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92
Burzum - Hvis lyset tar oss
Darkthrone - A Blaze in the Northern Sky
Sigur Rós - Ágætis byrjun
Slint - Spiderland
Pulse demon
I got a couple to suggest if you don't mind:
Radiohead - OK Computer
Portishead - Dummy
The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
Red House Painters - Red House Painters (Rollercoaster)
The Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I
R.E.M. - Automatic for the People
Madonna - ray of light 👽👽
my recommendation will be the mollusk by ween
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