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Rockdelux best 150 CDs of the 90s

On March 2000 Rockdelux released a special number (in a separate issue) with the best 150 CDs of the 90s (and the best 50 spanish CDs of the 90s). Here's the list:

1. “Blue Lines” MASSIVE ATTACK, 1991.
2. “Screamadelica” PRIMAL SCREAM, 1991.
3. “Maxinquaye” TRICKY, 1995.
4. “Loveless” MY BLOODY VALENTINE, 1991.
5. “Ill Communication” BEASTIE BOYS, 1994.
6. “Debut” BJÖRK, 1993.
7. “Automatic for the People” R.E.M., 1992.
8. “Dummy” PORTISHEAD, 1994.
9. “Rid of Me” PJ HARVEY, 1993.
10. “Nevermind” NIRVANA, 1991.
11. “Tindersticks” TINDERSTICKS, 1993.
12. “Orbital” ORBITAL, 1993.
13. “Different Class” PULP, 1995.
14. “Timeless” GOLDIE, 1995.
15. “Spiderland” SLINT, 1991.
16. “Pills’n’Thrills and Bellyaches” HAPPY MONDAYS, 1990.
17. “Fear of a Black Planet” PUBLIC ENEMY, 1990.
18. “Behaviour” PET SHOP BOYS, 1990.
19. “Giant Steps” THE BOO RADLEYS, 1993.
20. “Slanted and Enchanted” PAVEMENT, 1991.
21. “Repeater” FUGAZI, 1990.
22. “Grace” JEFF BUCKLEY, 1994.
23. “Orange” THE JOHN SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION, 1994.
24. “Emperor Tomato Ketchup” STEREOLAB, 1996.
25. “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)” WU-TANG CLAN, 1993.
26. “Clandestino” MANU CHAO, 1998.
27. “New Forms” RONI SIZE/REPRAZENT, 1997.
28. “Yerself Is Steam” MERCURY REV, 1991.
29. “Endtroducing…” DJ SHADOW, 1996.
30. “Gentlemen” THE AFGHAN WHIGS, 1993.
31. “Millions Now Living Will Never Die” TORTOISE, 1996.
32. “Copper Blue” SUGAR, 1992.
33. “Electr-O-Pura” YO LA TENGO, 1995.
34. “Roots” SEPULTURA, 1996.
35. “Let Love In” NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS, 1994.
36. “Odelay” BECK, 1996.
37. “Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space” SPIRITUALIZED, 1997.
38. “Chill Out” THE KLF, 1990.
39. “Done by the Forces of Nature” JUNGLE BROTHERS, 1989 (1990 in Spain).
40. “Haunted Dancehall” THE SABRES OF PARADISE, 1994.
41. “Homework” DAFT PUNK, 1997.
42. “Supa Dupa Fly” MISSY ‘MISDEMEANOR’ ELLIOTT, 1997.
43. “The White Birch” CODEINE, 1994.
44. “Exit Planet Dust” THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS, 1995.
45. “25 Years Later” BLAZE, 1990.
46. “Seamonsters” THE WEDDING PRESENT, 1991.
47. “Black on Both Sides” MOS DEF, 1999.
48. “El león” LOS FABULOSOS CADILLACS, 1992.
49. “The Soft Bulletin” THE FLAMING LIPS, 1999.
50. “Brown Sugar” D’ANGELO, 1995.
51. “Selected Ambient Works 85-92” APHEX TWIN, 1992.
52. “Hypocrisy Is the Greatest Luxury” THE DISPOSABLE HEROES OF HIPHOPRISY, 1992.
53. “Red House Painters” RED HOUSE PAINTERS, 1993.
54. “The Ghost of Tom Joad” BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, 1995.
55. “Black Secret Technology” A GUY CALLED GERALD, 1995.
56. “Praise” INNER CITY, 1992.
57. “Platinum Breakz” VARIOUS, 1996.
58. “Black Sunday” CYPRESS HILL, 1993.
59. “Bone Machine” TOM WAITS, 1992.
60. “There Is No-One That Will Take Care of You” THE PALACE BROTHERS, 1993.
61. “Modus Operandi” PHOTEK, 1998.
62. “The Future” LEONARD COHEN, 1992.
63. “If You’re Feeling Sinister” BELLE AND SEBASTIAN, 1996.
64. “Headz” VARIOUS, 1994.
65. “Introduction” MR. FINGERS, 1992.
66. “How I Quit Smoking” LAMBCHOP, 1995.
67. “Dog Man Star” SUEDE, 1994.
68. “Gone Again” PATTI SMITH, 1996.
69. “Ragged Glory” NEIL YOUNG + CRAZY HORSE, 1990.
70. “Bossanova” PIXIES, 1990.
71. “You Turn Me On” BEAT HAPPENING, 1992.
72. “#3” DIABOLOGUM, 1996.
73. “Young Team” MOGWAI, 1997.
74. “At Action Park” SHELLAC, 1994.
75. “Archive One” DAVE CLARKE, 1996.
76. “Parklife” BLUR, 1994.
77. “Dirty” SONIC YOUTH, 1992.
78. “It’s Great When You’re Straight… Yeah” BLACK GRAPE, 1995.
79. “Parallel Universe” 4 HERO, 1994.
80. “Life Through This” HOLE, 1994.
81. “M” MAURIZIO, 1997.
82. “De La Soul Is Dead” DE LA SOUL, 1991.
83. “Let’s Get Killed” DAVID HOLMES, 1997.
84. “Get Lost” THE MAGNETIC FIELDS, 1995.
85. “Vauxhall and I” MORRISSEY, 1994.
86. “Casanova” THE DIVINE COMEDY, 1996.
87. “Leftism” LEFTFIELD, 1995.
88. “Step in the Arena” GANG STARR, 1991.
89. “Magic and Loss” LOU REED, 1992.
90. “The Chronic” DR. DRE, 1992.
91. “New Wave” THE AUTEURS, 1993.
92. “So Tough” SAINT ETIENNE, 1993.
93. “Definitely Maybe” OASIS, 1994.
94. “Like Weather” LEILA, 1998.
95. “In Pursuit of the 13th Note” GALLIANO, 1991.
96. “Songs for Drella” LOU REED - JOHN CALE, 1990.
97. “Casa Babylon” MANO NEGRA, 1994.
98. “Baduizm” ERYKAH BADU, 1997.
99. “Philophobia” ARAB STRAP, 1998.
100. “Time Out of Mind” BOB DYLAN, 1997.
101. “D. I. Go Pop” DISCO INFERNO, 1994.
102. “Cruise Yourself” GIRLS AGAINST BOYS, 1994.
103. “Funcrusher Plus” COMPANY FLOW, 1997.
104. “Soul Murder” BARRY ADAMSON, 1992.
105. “Dubnobasswithmyheadman” UNDERWORLD, 1993.
106. “Hymns to the Silence” VAN MORRISON, 1991.
107. “Autoditacker” MOUSE ON MARS, 1997.
108. “This Is Our Music” GALAXIE 500, 1990.
109. “La mémoire neuve” DOMINIQUE A, 1995.
110. “Jazzmatazz Volume 1” GURU, 1993.
111. “Azimuth” KENNY LARKIN, 1994.
112. “3 Years, 5 Months, and 2 Days in the Life of…” ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, 1992.
113. “Khaled” KHALED, 1992.
114. “Always Say Goodbye” CHARLIE HADEN QUARTET WEST, 1994.
115. “San Francisco” AMERICAN MUSIC CLUB, 1994.
116. “Firin’ in Fouta” BAABA MAAL, 1994.
117. “On the Mouth” SUPERCHUNK, 1993.
118. “Black Woman & Child” SIZZLA, 1997.
119. “American Recordings” JOHNNY CASH, 1994.
120. “The Wonder” TOM VERLAINE, 1990.
121. “Buena Vista Social Club” VARIOUS, 1997.
122. “Remedy” BASEMENT JAXX, 1999.
123. “Purposemaker Compilation” JEFF MILLS, 1998.
124. “Knock Knock” SMOG, 1999.
125. “Tilt” SCOTT WALKER, 1995.
126. “Everything Must Go” MANIC STREET PREACHERS, 1996.
127. “Accelerator” ROYAL TRUX, 1998.
128. “The Low End Theory” A TRIBE CALLES QUEST, 1991.
129. “Bakesale” SEBADOH, 1994.
130. “Exile in Guyville” LIZ PHAIR, 1993.
131. “L’argot du bruit” PASCAL COMELADE, 1998.
132. “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” LAURYN HILL, 1998.
133. “Further” FLYING SAUCER ATTACK, 1995.
134. “Illmatic” NAS, 1994.
135. “Biokinetics” PORTER RICKS, 1996.
136. “You Guys Kill Me” THE THIRD EYE FOUNDATION, 1998.
137. “Near Life Experience” COME, 1996.
138. “Succour” SEEFEEL, 1995.
139. “The Fidelity Wars” HEFNER, 1999.
140. “Riddim Warfare” DJ SPOOKY, 1998.
141. “True People: The Detroit Techno Album” VARIOUS, 1996.
142. “She Hangs Brightly” MAZZY STAR, 1990.
143. “No Code” PEARL JAM, 1996.
144. “Mustt Mustt” NUSRAT FATEH ALI KHAN, 1990.
145. “Tri Repetae” AUTECHRE, 1995.
146. “Perfect From Now On” BUILT TO SPILL, 1997.
147. “The CD Version of the First Two Records” BIKINI KILL, 1994.
148. “Macro Dub Infection Volume One” VARIOUS, 1995.
149. “The Orb’s Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld” THE ORB, 1991.
150. “Talking Timbuktu” ALI FARKA TOURÉ WITH RY COODER, 1994.

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Re: Rockdelux best 150 CDs of the 90s

Hmm, there some underacknowledged masterpiecies on here, like Bossanova, Spiderland or Tindersticks, which is good, but where the hell is OK Computer? What's wrong with those Rock Delux people, they have some self-imposed Radiohead-ban? There isn't a Radiohead album on any of their lists!!!

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Once again a BIG Thank U, Honorio!

...also, that aeroplane is missing again.

Yes...

it looks like there is some strictness in regards to some typical 90s classics. I mean, look how low Liz Phair and Luryn Hill are ranked!

Re: Rockdelux best 150 CDs of the 90s

OK, Jacek, you're completely right. The majority of the team of Rockdelux have maintained a position totally against Radiohead (absurd in my opinion), being 2001's "Amnesiac" the only album well reviewed (!). I remember a particularly negative review of "The Bends" in 1995 (a great album, by the way). This position of the writers has generated a lot of angry answers of the readers, especially after the exclusion of "OK Computer" of the best 200 albums in 2002. I think that the controversy and the feed-back raised by these questions is the main reason of the position anti- Radiohead, since thus keeps alive the letters section of the magazine. This is not new in Rockdelux, being previous subjects of controversy such greats bands as The Cure, U2, Oasis and... Nirvana!. At least the position in this last case has changed, being the first reviews very poor (especially the one for "In Utero") but a decade later they put "Smells Like Teen Spirit" in number 2 of the decade and "Nevermind" in number 10. Maybe it's not too late to change their minds about Radiohead?

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whats the hell is going on? where is pearl jam????????

Re: Rockdelux best 150 CDs of the 90s

What a rubbish list. No Smashing Pumpkins albums there!

I think I've heard that before

This list is crap cause there's no ... (replace the points with your favourite band or album)

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Re: Rockdelux best 150 CDs of the 90s

Such a terrible list.

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You think is crap? ok, no problem. But don´t try to convince me OK Computer is better than Giant Steps; Orange; Blue Lines; Clandestino, etc. In fact 149 of 150 would be better albums for me than OK Computer. And I like 90's albums of Smashing Pumpkins but I will not vote them in any lists because music is much more than the ten or twenty groups always mentioned.

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The fact Siamese Dream isnt on that list makes the whole thing void.