mtcore's Top 200 Albums of the 1990s

DISCLAIMER: It should be noted that these ordered lists reflect my listening habits and personal connection with some albums in addition to the ratings I've given them, as well as that my ratings for older releases tend to be affected by legacy & influence in addition to my personal enjoyment. Some releases with very high scores place below others with comparatively low scores as such, and some albums are completely left off in favor of having a more diverse mix of artists or due to other personal reasons.

My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
1.
100
Favorite tracks: "Only Shallow", "When You Sleep", "Sometimes", "I Only Said", "Come In Alone", "Soon"
Radiohead - OK Computer
2.
100
Favorite tracks: "Paranoid Android", "Let Down", "Karma Police", "Lucky", "The Tourist"
Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
3.
100
Favorite tracks: "Cop Shoot Cop", "I Think I'm In Love", "Come Together", "Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space", "Broken Heart"
Refused - The Shape of Punk to Come
4.
100
Favorite tracks: "New Noise", "Liberation Frequency", "Tannhäuser/Derivè", "Worms of the Senses/Facilities of the Skull", "Refused Are Fuckin' Dead"
Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas
5.
100
Favorite tracks: "Heaven or Las Vegas", "Pitch the Baby", "Iceblink Luck", "Cherry-Coloured Funk"
Slint - Spiderland
6.
100
Favorite tracks: "Nosferatu Man", "Breadcrumb Trail", "Good Morning, Captain", "Washer"
Nirvana - Nevermind
7.
100
Favorite tracks: "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "In Bloom", "Breed", "On a Plain", "Something in the Way"
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
8.
100
Favorite tracks: "Protect Ya Neck", "C.R.E.A.M.", "Method Man", "Da Mystery of Chessboxin'", "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta F' Wit"
Boards of Canada - Music Has the Right to Children
9.
100
Favorite tracks: "Roygbiv", "Aquarius", "Sixtyten", "An Eagle In Your Mind", "Rue the Whirl"
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
10.
100
Favorite tracks: "Holland, 1945", "Ghost", "King of Carrot Flowers (Pts. 1 & 2)", "Untitled"
Nas - Illmatic
11.
100
Favorite tracks: "The World Is Yours", "N.Y. State of Mind", "It Ain't Hard to Tell", "Life's a Bitch", "One Love"
Björk - Homogenic
12.
100
Favorite tracks: "Jóga", "Hunter", "Unravel", "Bachelorette", "Pluto"
Slowdive - Souvlaki
13.
100
Favorite tracks: "Souvlaki Space Station", "Sing", "Alison", "Machine Gun", "Dagger"
Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album)
14.
100
Favorite tracks: "Say It Ain't So", "The World Has Turned and Left Me Here", "My Name Is Jonas", "In the Garage", "Only In Dreams"
Swans - Soundtracks For The Blind
15.
100
Favorite tracks: "The Sound", "Helpless Child", "Animus", "Empathy", "The Final Sacrifice"
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
16.
100
Favorite tracks: "Doo Wop (That Thing)", "Ex-Factor", "To Zion", "Final Hour", "Nothing Even Matters"
Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
17.
100
Favorite tracks: "Gold Soundz", "Cut Your Hair", "Range Life", "Elevate Me Later", "5 - 4 = Unity"
Mobb Deep - The Infamous
18.
100
Favorite tracks: "Shook Ones Pt. II", "Survival of the Fittest", "Give Up the Goods (Just Step)", "Cradle to the Grave"
The Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I
19.
100
Favorite tracks: "What Do You Want Me To Say", "Memory Machine", "The City", "Gyroscope", "You Are Invited"
The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
20.
100
Favorite tracks: "Race for the Prize", "The Spiderbite Song", "A Spoonful Weighs a Ton", "Waitin' for a Superman"
Weezer - Pinkerton
21.
100
Favorite tracks: "Pink Triangle", "El Scorcho", "No Other One", "Getchoo"
Amon Tobin - Bricolage
22.
100
Favorite tracks: "Creatures", "Chop Samba", "Easy Muffin", "The New York Editor", "One Day In My Garden"
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92
23.
100
Favorite tracks: "Tha", "Green Calx", "Heliosphan", "Xtal", "Ageispolis"
Darkthrone - A Blaze In the Northern Sky
24.
100
Favorite tracks: "In the Shadow of the Horns", Paragon Belial", "Where the Cold Winds Blow", "The Pagan Winter"
GZA - Liquid Swords
25.
100
Favorite tracks: "Liquid Swords", "Living in the World Today", "Cold World", "I Gotcha Back"
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing...
26.
100
Favorite tracks: "Building Steam With a Grain of Salt", "Midnight In a Perfect World", "What Does Your Soul Look Like", "Changeling"
Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
27.
100
Favorite tracks: "We're In This Together", "Into the Void", "La Mer", "Just Like You Imagined", "The Wretched"
Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
28.
100
Favorite tracks: "Fight the Power", "911 Is a Joke", "Fear of a Black Planet", "Power to the People"
Catherine Wheel - Chrome
29.
100
Favorite tracks: "Crank", "I Confess", "The Nude", "Kill Rhythm", "Ursa Major Space Station"
Autechre - Tri Repetae
30.
100
Favorite tracks: "Clipper", "Overand", "C/Pach", "Eutow"
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
31.
100
Favorite tracks: "Buggin' Out", "Jazz (We've Got)", "Excursions", "Everything Is Fair"
Portishead - Dummy
32.
97
Favorite tracks: "Glory Box", "Strangers", "Sour Times", "Wandering Star", "Numb"
Sonic Youth - Goo
33.
100
Favorite tracks: "Kool Thing", "Disappearer", "Dirty Boots", "Cinderella's Big Score", "Tunic (Song for Karen)"
Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted
34.
100
Favorite tracks: "Trigger Cut", "Summer Babe", "Fame Throwa", "Here"
Hive - Devious Methods
35.
100
Favorite tracks: "Moves Within Time (Pts. 1-3)", "Ultrasonic Sound", "A Chain of Prophecies", "Weapons of Mass Destruction"
Black Star - Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
36.
98
Favorite tracks: "Respiration", "Astronomy (8th Light)", "Definition", "Hater Prayers", "Thieves in the Night"
Beck - Odelay
37.
97
Favorite tracks: "Where It's At", "The New Pollution", "Novacane", "Hotwax", "Lord Only Knows"
Sasha & John Digweed - Northern Exposure
38.
97
Favorite tracks: "O.B.E. (Out-of-Body Experience)", "Cascade (Part 1)", "Liquid Cool (Deep Forest Ice Cold @ The Equator Mix)", "Sound System (Underworld Mix)", "Last Train to Lhasa"
The KLF - Chill Out
39.
98
Favorite tracks: "Madrugada Eterna", "3 a.m. Somewhere Outside of Beaumount", "Pulling Out Of Ricardo And The Dusk Is Falling Fast", "Wichita Lineman Was A Song I Once Heard"
American Football - American Football
40.
96
Favorite tracks: "Never Meant", "Stay Home", "The Summer Ends", "You Know I Should Be Leaving Soon"
The Future Sound Of London - Lifeforms
41.
97
Favorite tracks: "Cascade", "Lifeforms", "Dead Skin Cells", "Eggshell", "Vit"
Primal Scream - Screamadelica
42.
97
Favorite tracks: "Loaded", "Movin' On Up", "Damaged", "Don't Fight It, Feel It", "Slip Inside This House"
Sigur Rós - Agaetis Byrjun
43.
95
Favorite tracks: "Svefngenglar", "Flugufrelsarinn", "Olsen Olsen", "Ný batterí"
Daft Punk - Homework
44.
96
Favorite tracks: "Da Funk", "Revolution 909", "Burnin'", "High Fidelity", "Indo Silver Club"
The Jesus Lizard - Goat
45.
97
Favorite tracks: "Mouth Breather", "Then Comes Dudley", "Monkey Trick", "South Mouth"
Neurosis - Through Silver in Blood
46.
97
Favorite tracks: "Purify", "Through Silver in Blood", "Aeon", "Locust Star"
Photek - Modus Operandi
47.
98
Favorite tracks: "Smoke Rings", "Trans 7", "The Hidden Camera", "123"
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
48.
96
Favorite tracks: "Drunken Angel", "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road", "Right in Time", "Can't Let Go"
The Chemical Brothers - Exit Planet Dust
49.
97
Favorite tracks: "Leave Home", "Three Little Birdies Down Beats", "Song to the Siren", "Chemical Beats"
Elliott Smith - Either/Or
50.
96
Favorite tracks: "Speed Trials", "Alameda", "Between the Bars", "Punch and Judy"
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