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100. Leftfield, Leftism
99. The Pharcyde, Bizarre Ride II: The Pharcyde
98. Vanessa Daou, Zipless
97. Pet Shop Boys, Very
96. Bob Dylan, Time Out of Mind.
95. Janet Jackson, The Velvet Rope
94. Prince and the New Power Generation, Love Symbol Album
93. The Orb, Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld
92. Beastie Boys, Check Your Head
91. Aphex Twin, The Richard D. James Album
90. Nine Inch Nails, The Fragile
89. OutKast, ATLiens
88. The Magnetic Fields, 69 Love Songs
87. Underworld, Dubnobasswithmyheadman
86. Boards of Canada, Music Has the Right to Children
85. Beck, Mutations
84. R.E.M., Out of Time
83. Tori Amos, From the Choirgirl Hotel
82. Pulp, Different Class
81. Eminem, The Slim Shady LP
Other albums that we know are on the list, thanks to Slant's teasing:
Tori Amos, Little Earthquakes
Jeff Buckley, Grace
Lauryn Hill, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Janet Jackson, janet.
Liz Phair, Exile in Guyville
Radiohead, OK Computer
From the Choirgirl Hotel and The Velvet Rope are so underrated.
I hope Summerteeth makes it...if it doesn't start making lists again my favorite album of the 90s might slip into the 800s of all time.
is that Beck has the most albums on the list (four).
Three of Beck's four albums have appeared, leaving only Odelay.
80. Talk Talk, Laughing Stock
79. Fiona Apple, When the Pawn…
78. Janet Jackson, janet.
77. Rage Against the Machine, The Battle of Los Angeles
76. Beastie Boys, Ill Communication
75. Snoop Doggy Dogg, Doggystyle
74. Fiona Apple, Tidal
73. Annie Lennox, Diva
72. Tori Amos, Little Earthquakes
71. Sleater-Kinney, Dig Me Out
70. Nirvana, MTV Unplugged in New York
69. PJ Harvey, Is This Desire?
68. Deee-Lite, Dewdrops in the Garden
67. Ani DiFranco, Dilate
66. The Flaming Lips, The Soft Bulletin
65. Beck, Midnite Vultures
64. Beck, Mellow Gold
63. Madonna, Bedtime Stories
62. Smashing Pumpkins, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
61. Tom Waits, Bone Machine
I'm probably going to be severely disappointed by the lack of Blur. I would totally put Modern Life is Rubbish, Parklife, Blur, and 13 in the top 100.
Somehow I doubt there will be more than 1 or 2 tops.
Prove me wrong, Slant!
Fiona Apple put all of her 90s record inside of the top 100 and after seeing Is This Desire, Dig Me Out and Dilate, you know this is not going to be your average 90s list.
Viguen, Beck has four albums on the list, the most- so Blur can't have more than three.
I like the inclusion of Annie Lennox's Diva, which is kinda underrated IMO.
Blur made two appearances inside the top 100 singles, maybe that will lead to Parklife or the self-titled making an appearance. 13 could show up. I don't have high hopes from Great Escape or Modern Life, both very underrated but too much "british" to such a american and female forwarding list like the ones from Slant. I guess Mariah Carey will land Butterfly inside the top 100, Sal loves that album, though maybe the other critics might not share the same view.
Tori Amos won't put any other album inside of it. Liz Phair didn't appear yet and i don't see Whip-Smart landing inside the list. PJ Harvey already appeared with Desire, which will totally make a small leap next update, chances of seeing Dry are less and less, i guess she will place Rid of Me or To Bring You My Love, or maybe both (I personally want to see Love, since it's been a while since it didn't make any list and it was snubbed by Spin and Rolling Stone last year). Bjork is going to appear with both Post and Homogenic, Debut is still not a sure fire. Sinead O'Connor didn't appear yet and it might make the top 40. The Breeders, Pixies and Hole's Live Through This would all be nice surprises to be seen. Last Splash could achieve top 500 status making this list.
if there's one all-inclusive best of 90s list it would be on, it's Slant. The 4.5--star review, though, didn't come from Sal C, but another writer (and Sal said the star ratings are those of the individual writers and not Slant as a whole). Question is- did the Slant'ers love it enough to place it inside the top 100? Mimi didn't have an entry in the 2000s list (despite Emancipation being her best-received effort)
I'm guessing that Ray of Light will be Madonna's highest-ranked album (as it should be). Slant's admiration of Erotica should give it a decent placement (perhaps top 50). Bedtime Stories was a surprise- even though it's not one of her most acclaimed efforts, it's strong in its own right and under-rated.
Good points all around. So, I'm going to hope for Parklife, Blur, and 13!
I'm listening to Grace for the first time right now.
It's blowing me away. Great album. Can't wait to see where it ranks in here.
That Deee-Lite album is so good too. So great to see them making the list with their other underrated gems. Where do you think Lady Gaga would be without Lady Miss Kier?
without the existence of many an act before her? :0 It realy is like someone put Madonna,Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Elton John, Grace Jones, etc. etc. into a blender and out popped Lady Gaga.
HRS, Rich Juzwiak did the Butterfly review. Sal C. keeps it real when writing about or mentioning Ms. Carey.
Ray of Light comes in lower than I thought it would be. Will Erotica actually be Madonna's highest-ranked album?
The first Blur album arrives.
60. Mos Def, Black on Both Sides
59. Blur, Parklife
58. Sinéad O'Connor, I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
57. Portishead, Portishead
56. Weezer, Pinkerton
55. Deee-Lite, World Clique
54. U2, Achtung Baby
53. Tricky, Maxinquaye
52. Pavement, Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
51. Air, Moon Safari
50. Genius/GZA, Liquid Swords
49. Belle and Sebastian, If You're Feeling Sinister
48. Raekwon, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…
47. Madonna, Ray of Light
46. The Chemical Brothers, Surrender
45. Nine Inch Nails, The Downward Spiral
44. Massive Attack, Mezzanine
43. Neutral Milk Hotel, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
42. A Tribe Called Quest, Midnight Marauders
41. Basement Jaxx, Remedy
...And with that, Wilco's chances of being on this list just went to zero. No way Summerteeth is beating In The Aeroplane Over the Sea.
as evidenced by some other rankings, there could be a surprise. After all, is Erotica makes the cut, who would have thought it would outrank Ray of Light?
Wow at Erotica's high placement. Ouutside of a coupl;e gay-themed labums lists and Q citing it as one of 10 "Flawed Classics," this is its only all-time list appearance among AM-eligible features/lists.
40. Pavement, Slanted and Enchanted
39. De La Soul, De La Soul Is Dead
38. Hole, Live Through This
37. Depeche Mode, Violator
36. Erykah Badu, Baduizm
35. Weezer, Weezer
34. Primal Scream, Screamadelica
33. Dr. Dre, The Chronic
32. The Roots, Things Fall Apart
31. OutKast, Aquemini
30. Moby, Play
29. Björk, Debut
28. Madonna, Erotica
27. Smashing Pumpkins, Siamese Dream
26. The Chemical Brothers, Dig Your Own Hole
25. PJ Harvey, Rid of Me
24. Lauryn Hill, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
23. The Notorious B.I.G., Ready to Die
22. Liz Phair, Exile in Guyville
21. Radiohead, The Bends
Mariah Carey's and Sheryl Crow's chances were killed after they didn't make the top 75. I hope Harvey's To Bring You My Love make the list, it's being totally forgotten by music critics alike who are placing Rid of Me inside the lists instead. Bjork might have the #2 and #1 of the list, since the artist who has the former, topped it 2 years later. This list is totally not as rock influenced as other lists, so i'm not betting on seeing a lot of underrated alternative rock albums, only sure shots like Nirvana's Nevermind and In Utero, Radiohead's OK Computer, My Bloody Valentine's Loveless and R.E.M.'s Automatic. It's still a big question if Pearl Jam, Alanis Morissette and Oasis will make this list. I guess Dummy will possibly reach the top 10.
Nice to see Biggie so high. Too bad Green Day didn't make it.
Hooray for Diva, Erotica and Deee-Lite!
20. PJ Harvey, To Bring You My Love
19. Missy Elliott, Supa Dupa Fly
18. Fugees, The Score
17. Wu-Tang Clan, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
16. Daft Punk, Homework
15. A Tribe Called Quest, The Low End Theory
14. Massive Attack, Blue Lines
13. Nas, Illmatic
12. Nirvana, In Utero
11. My Bloody Valentine, Loveless
10. DJ Shadow, Endtroducing...
9. Public Enemy, Fear of a Black Planet
8. Portishead, Dummy
7. Jeff Buckley, Grace
6. R.E.M., Automatic for the People
5. Beck, Odelay
4. Nirvana, Nevermind
3. Radiohead, OK Computer
2. Björk, Post
1. Björk, Homogenic
Björk at #1 and #2 is absolutely awesome!
Together, these 20 acts account for 46% of the top 100. (if I missed any, let me know)
The Chemical Brothers
A Tribe Called Quest
How heinously excessive. Bjork at #1 and #2? I like Bjork, but NO artist has ever produced the top 2 albums of a decade. That's ridiculous.
Bjork? 1 AND 2? Come. she really shouldn't have either of those spots, let alone both.
But, In Utero was #12, so
Björk is every bit as good as Radiohead, but she doesn't get the love they get because she's a girl.
awaiting best of the 80s lists, Slant says possibly next year. :)