ROLLING list of all the kick ass albums of the 90's


Come on Feel the Lemonheads/It’s a Shame about Ray - The Lemonheads
The Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I
De La Soul - De La Soul is Dead/Buhloone Mind State
Weezer - Blue
that other one that was nice


I think I’ll add to this list in due time, silky. I want it to succeed because you made it :dog2:


Longpigs - The Sun is Often Out. Doesn’t sound anywhere near as dated as it’s peers.


Could you define kick ass please, silkybird? I have a few suggestions but i am not sure if they are kick ass enough and i don’t want to be embarrassed.


Pearl Jam - Ten, Vs
Nirvana - Nevermind
RHCP - Bloodsugarsexmagic
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger, Superunknown
Radiohead - OK Computer
Mad Season - Mad Season
Mogwai - Young Team
Mother Love Bone - Mother Love Bone
Portishead - Portishead, Dummy
REM - New Adventures In HiFi
Temple of the Dog - Temple of the Dog


Massive Attack - Blue Lines
Primal Scream - Screamadelica
Happy Mondays - Pills and Thrills N Bellyaches
Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted, Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Aphex Twin - SAW 85-92
The Pharcyde- Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde
Wu Tang Clan - Enter the 36 Chambers
GBV - Bee Thousand, Alien Lanes
Tricky - Maxinquaye
Elastica- Elastica
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing
Elliot Smith - Either/Or
Boards of Canada - Music Has The Right to Children
Cat Power - Moon Pix
The Magnetc Fields - 69 Love Songs
MF Doom - Operation Doomsday
Low - Secret Name


This list could go on and on, but assuming you mean ‘great’ by kick-ass (and I’m going with stands the test of time here), then:

Swirlies - They Spent Their Youthful Days In The Glittering World Of The Salons
New Kingdom - Paradise Don’t Come Cheap
Swervedriver - Mezcal Head
The God Machine - Scenes From The Second Storey
The Flaming Lips - Transmissions From The Satellite Heart / Clouds Taste Metallic (their best)
Built To Spill - Perfect From Now On (their best)
Yo La Tengo - Electr-O-Pura / I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One
Gastr Del Sol - Camoufleur
Sugar - Beaster / Copper Blue
Third Eye Foundation - Semtex
Shudder To Think - Pony Express Record
Royal Trux - Cats and Dogs / Thank You
Bowery Electric - Beat
Biosphere - Patashnik
Failure - Magnified
Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen
Jeff Buckley - Grace
Fugazi - In On The Kill Taker / Red Medicine
The Boo Radleys - Giant Steps
American Music Club - Mercury / Everclear
Mercury Rev - Yerself Is Steam
Faith No More - Angel Dust
Throwing Muses - The Real Ramona
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless (good place to stop)

You’re trolling right? The list could go on and on…


just to clarify - these albums must rate at 8.5 or higher


Dammit - a few of those might be just on the cusp…


see below

or above


Refused - The Shape of Punk to Come (98)


Belly - Both King and Star
Galaxie 500 - This Is Our Music
Madder Rose - Panic On
Lush - Split


Good call on Everclear. Could have sworn that came out in about 89, but you’re right it was 91