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    Quote Originally Posted by Syndil View Post
    Agree.
    Ok I agree it help change the face of rock but best of the 90's?? Not by a long shot IMO...I know this is about your favorite not best..

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    To each their own. I could easily disparage some of the other albums mentioned, but I won't. Nevermind was in fact among the first CDs I ever purchased. My first CD purchase was Ten, the black album and Nevermind, and of those Nevermind was/is my favorite.

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    Not much "rock" that I would condsider a favorite from the 90's. If I had to pick just one:

    The Eagles - Hell Freezes Over - Some old material...some new material...but an extremly well recorded and overall great album IMO.

    There are however there are several artists that produced some music that I like quite a bit during the 90s.

    A few that come to mind:

    Jackson Browne - Looking East
    Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
    Sting - Ten Summoner's Tales
    Tom Petty - Into The Great Wide Open
    Neil Young - Harvest Moon
    Amy Grant - Behind The Eyes
    Big Head Todd and the Monsters - Sister Sweetly
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    Quote Originally Posted by shack View Post
    Not much "rock" that I would condsider a favorite from the 90's. If I had to pick just one:

    The Eagles - Hell Freezes Over - Some old material...some new material...but an extremly well recorded and overall great album IMO.

    There are however there are several artists that produced some music that I like quite a bit during the 90s.

    A few that come to mind:

    Jackson Browne - Looking East
    Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
    Sting - Ten Summoner's Tales
    Tom Petty - Into The Great Wide Open
    Neil Young - Harvest Moon
    Amy Grant - Behind The Eyes
    Big Head Todd and the Monsters - Sister Sweetly
    Nanci Griffith - The MCA Years: A Retrospective

    Excellent choices shack!

    I'm going to have to pick:

    Jewel - Pieces Of You
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    Rock albums only: Pearl Jam "Ten", STP "Core", Nirvana "In Utero", Metallica "Black", Sting "Ten Summoner's Tales", some of the MTV "Unplugged" like Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Nirvana, Eagles "Hell Freezes Over" lot's of choices that could make this list.

    I could pick out some jazz that was also fabulous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schwarcw View Post
    Rock albums only: Pearl Jam "Ten", STP "Core", Nirvana "In Utero", Metallica "Black", Sting "Ten Summoner's Tales" lot's of choices that could make this list. I could pick out some jazz that was also fabulous.
    Indeed. Where were you guys when i lit the fire in the 2 channel forum yesterday about HI-Fi shops that make you feel like you should drive a prius and sniff your own farts just because I don't only listen to jazz or classical. I really got under some guys skin which was entertaining at best and is still going 3 pages strong. I recognize talent regardless of the type of music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdaudioguy View Post
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    Third Eye Blind's self-titled debut
    Third eye blind was greatness. Bush's debut was great too. They never really reached that level again. My vote is for smashing pumpkins melon collie and the infinite sadness though. That was a double disk too.

    Actually, now that I think about it, I think I'm going to have to change it to Dave Matthews band with Crash.

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    Well everyone was listening to their own stuff back then right? I think you've all called out significant or classic albums. I think the albums I could listen to all the way through were ...

    Rage Against The Machine - self titled / Evil Empire
    Dave Matthews - Under The Table.. / Crash
    Better Than Ezra - Deluxe
    Live - Throwing Copper
    311 - Grassroots / 311 / Transistor
    Weezer - Blue Album
    Toadies - Rubberneck
    REM - Everything through "New Adventures in Hi Fi"
    STP - Tiny Music
    Nirvana - Nevermind / Unplugged
    Soundgarden - Superunknown
    NIN - Downward Spiral
    Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream / Melon Collie...
    Silverchair - Frogstomp
    Bush - Sixteen Stone
    Spacehog - Resident Alien
    The Cranberries - No Need to Argue / Everyone Else is ...
    Meat Puppets - Too High to Die
    Sublime - Self-titled
    Kula Shaker - K
    Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill
    Cornershop - When I was Born for the 7th time
    Counting Crows - August and Everything After

    3EB was good too - just got some of their albums recently to check out the non-radio hits.

    But forget the lists (I missed a bunch anyway).... it was just great there was so much awesome music out at the same time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shack View Post
    Neil Young - Harvest Moon
    Big Head Todd and the Monsters - Sister Sweetly
    Harvest Moon is a phenominal album. Not sure if it's my favorite of the 90's, but it is a great album.

    I saw Big Head Todd and the Monsters open for Robert Plant in 1993 for the "Fate of Nations" tour. I was amazed at how good they were. I bought Sister Sweetly and think it's a very good album.


    Possibly my favorite album of the 90's is Jon Anderson's "Toltec". Phenominal, themed album. You should take a listen to it. Certainly not a rock album though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DSkip View Post
    Third eye blind was greatness. Bush's debut was great too. They never really reached that level again. My vote is for smashing pumpkins melon collie and the infinite sadness though. That was a double disk too.
    Now you just made me remember Siamese Dream... I wore that disc out.


    P.S. Just realized how much great music came from the 90s. I pretty much could listen to every album mentioned in this thread!
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    Ton of good mentions...

    Quote Originally Posted by headrott View Post
    Big Head Todd and the Monsters ... Sister Sweetly...
    Possibly my favorite album of the 90's is Jon Anderson's "Toltec". Phenomenal, themed album. You should take a listen to it.
    That Big Head Todd is a very underrated album...
    Being a Yes fan (starting with their S/T and Time and a Word), I'm sorry to say I don't know Toltec... will check it out.

    The ladies have gotten a little love to this point, but no mention so far of:
    Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill.
    Not that it's necessarily a measure of anything, but I'm hard pressed to come up with a 90's LP that sprouted more hits. Made more remarkable in that I never got the impression she had tried to write hits. If it's not the best of the 90's, it's got a great shot at being the angriest. She had some issues to air out... Biggest outpouring of emotion on record since Joni Mitchell's 70's masterpiece Blue.

    Others of note in my book to add...
    Sinead O'Connor - I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got - seductive; great vocals
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik and Californication - inventive; addictive
    Bjork - Debut - quirky; infectious
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tour2ma View Post
    Being a Yes fan (starting with their S/T and Time and a Word), I'm sorry to say I don't know Toltec... will check it out.
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
    Jon Anderson's "Toltec" is very different from YES' stuff, musically. It does have the themed album going for it like a lot of YES albums do though. I just don't want you going into it thinking you are getting a progressive rock style album. You must listen to the whole thing straight through. And listen to it a few times before making any decisions on it.

    I completely didn't think about Red Hot Chili Peppers "Blood Sugar Sex Magik"! This is a phenominal album! From "Breaking the Girl", to "Suck My Kiss" to "They're Red Hot". Absolutely outstanding!

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    (FIIW) I've actually been thinking - hard - about this thread since it appeared. I was having real trouble coming up with a whole album from the 1990s that I'd consider epochal. Lots and lots of good - even great - music... but a whole album's worth - all actually appearing on one album?

    This morning, I came up with one. Bleak, beautiful, pretty consistently strong tracks, somewhat thematic (faith and hope, lost and found)... great musicianship and a terrific recording. Here's my vote.

    Patty Larkin Angels Running 1993.

    http://www.pattylarkin.com/discography/running.html



    EDIT: Tour2ma mentioned Jagged Little Pill... and that's a good call. I don't feel like Alannis' dudgeon has aged all that well... although I gotta admit that, given the place I found myself in c.a. 1995-96, I played that album quite a bit.
    Swallow it down, what a jagged little pill...
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    I saw Rage against the Machine pointed out here only once...I forgot about that one, great album.

    I would have to add Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream to the mix, not my absolute favorite but a good one none the less

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    The 90s definitely had some good tunes. Here are a few of my favs from that period:

    Rush Presto, ok technically this was realeased in late '89, but I wore this album out during the 90s. This is a vey underrated album from Rush IMHO, especially from a song-writing standpoint.

    The Toadies Rubberneck. Who in here hasn't sung Possum Kingdom at the top of their lungs while drinking a few beverages?

    Sting The Soul Cages. My favorite album from Sting by far. Sting wrote this after the death of his father. It's very moving and introspective. There are many gems on this one.

    Pink Floyd Pulse. What else can I say but a damn fine album from one of the best.

    SoundGarden Superunknown. A classic.

    Eric Johnson Ah via Musicom. This is one of my favorite albums of all time. Simply superb!

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    All of Neil Youngs 90's output was great far better than the 80's Geffen Years, Soundgarden Superunknown awesome, I think that the Spin Doctors Pocketful Of Kryptonite deserves metion as does Blind Melon.

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    SoundGarden - Superunknown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawgfish View Post
    Eric Johnson Ah via Musicom. This is one of my favorite albums of all time. Simply superb!
    Eric Johnson's Ah Via Musicom is outstanding! Every song is phenominal! One of the best guitarests of all time. Great suggestion.

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    Probably Nine Inch Nails 1993 The Downward Spiral. Pretty Hate Machine was technically 1989, but still gaining traction in 1990. Reznor is a freaking musical genius!
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    A lot of my favorites have already been named, and I don't think I have one, single, favorite. But I can still throw out a couple I haven't seen...

    Beck Odelay - Beck's sound and writing style really come together.
    Megadeath Rust In Peace - It's... Megadeath. What else do I need to say?
    Joe Satriani The Extremist - Probably Satch's best album.
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    One that I always go back to is:

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    My favorite album of all time was release in 99, so it gets my vote here

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    I can't recall any good music in the 90's....LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by headrott View Post
    Eric Johnson's Ah Via Musicom is outstanding! Every song is phenominal! One of the best guitarests of all time. Great suggestion.

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