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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Musical Interlude: The Best of The Last 25 Years (1985-2009)

This isn't set in anything like stone, but the first two albums on the list will probably always be the first two albums on the list.  The rest is loose approximation.


My Top 100 or so Albums of 1985-2009

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  1. Beastie Boys, Check Your Head
  2. Pixies, Trompe Le Monde
  3. Radiohead, OK Computer
  4. Fugazi, Red Medicine
  5. Metallica, Master Of Puppets
  6. Pixies, Surfer Rosa
  7. fIREHOSE, Ragin' Full On
  8. M.I.A., Arular
  9. Public Enemy, Apocalypse '91 . . . The Enemy Strikes Black
  10. Primus, Sailing The Seas of Cheese
  11. Jane's Addiction, Nothing's Shocking
  12. Portishead, Dummy
  13. Nick Cave, Tender Prey
  14. Scott Walker, Tilt
  15. Pearl Jam, Ten
  16. Ween, White Pepper
  17. Opeth, Ghost Reveries
  18. Jane's Addiction, Ritual De Lo Habitual
  19. Kate Bush, The Sensual World
  20. Pixies, Bossanova
  21. Kate Bush, The Hounds of Love
  22. Agent Orange, This Is The Voice
  23. Siouxsie And The Banshees, Peepshow
  24. Coil, Horse Rotorvator
  25. Beastie Boys, Ill Communication
  26. Danzig, Danzig
  27. Fugazi, In On The Kill Taker
  28. Pavement, Slanted & Enchanted
  29. Pavement, Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
  30. Coil, Love's Secret Domain
  31. Nick Cave, The Firstborn is Dead
  32. Beastie Boys, Hello Nasty
  33. Erase Errata, At Crystal Palace
  34. Erase Errata, Other Animals
  35. Ween, Chocolate And Cheese
  36. Nirvana, Nevermind
  37. Blackalicious, Blazing Arrow
  38. Wolfgang Press, Standing Up Straight
  39. Meat Beat Manifesto, 99%
  40. Nine Inch Nails, Pretty Hate Machine
  41. Kate Bush, Aerial
  42. Primus, The Brown Album
  43. Les Claypool & The Holy Mackerel, Highball With The Devil
  44. Fugazi, The Argument
  45. Danzig, How The Gods Kill
  46. Mr. Bungle, Disco Volante
  47. Mr. Bungle, California
  48. King Crimson, Thrak
  49. Breeders, Pod
  50. Tortoise, TNT
  51. Cocteau Twins, Treasure
  52. David Sylvian & Robert Fripp, The First Day
  53. Tortoise, Millions Now Living Will Never Die
  54. Various Artists, Knitting On The Roof
  55. Nitzer Ebb, Belief
  56. Talk Talk, Laughing Stock
  57. Fugazi, 13 Songs
  58. Poster Children, DDD
  59. Radiohead, Hail To The Thief
  60. Wolfgang Press, Bird Wood Cage
  61. Sonic Youth, Sister
  62. Pavement, Wowee Zowee
  63. Khaled, Khaled
  64. Pere Ubu, The Tenement Year
  65. Metallica, . . . And Justice For All
  66. Beastie Boys, Paul's Boutique
  67. Opeth, Blackwater Park
  68. Metallica, St. Anger
  69. Pogues, Rum, Sodomy, And The Lash
  70. Siouxsie And The Banshees, Tinderbox
  71. Sugarcubes, Life's Too Good
  72. Sonic Youth, Evol
  73. Cameo, Word Up
  74. Nirvana, Unplugged
  75. Raz Dwa Trzy, Niecud
  76. Six Organs of Admittance, Dust & Chimes
  77. Spacemen 3, Playing With Fire
  78. Ween, God Ween Satan
  79. Pere Ubu, Raygun Suitcase
  80. White Stripes, White Blood Cells
  81. Beck, Odelay
  82. Jeff Buckley, Grace
  83. Nitzer Ebb, That Total Age
  84. fIREHOSE, if'n
  85. The Smiths, Meat Is Murder
  86. Guns N' Roses, Appetite for Destruction
  87. Paul Simon, Graceland
  88. Slayer, Reign in Blood
  89. Stereolab, Emperor Tomato Ketchup
  90. Poster Children, Flower Plower
  91. Dead Can Dance, Into The Labyrinth
  92. Skinny Puppy, Too Dark Park
  93. De La Soul, 3 Feet High and Rising
  94. Various Artists, Judgment Night OST
  95. Phish, Hoist
  96. Oingo Boingo, Dead Man's Party
  97. Dead Can Dance, Spleen And Ideal
  98. Peter Gabriel, So
  99. Stereolab, Dots And Loops
  100. Grzegorz z Ciechowa, ojDADAna
  101. Trans Am, Trans Am
  102. Fugazi, Repeater
  103. The Knife, Silent Shout
  104. Eliza Lumley, She Talks In Maths
  105. Pere Ubu, Worlds In Collision
  106. Obywatel G.C., Obywatel G.C.
  107. Cocteau Twins, Blue Bell Knoll
  108. Cocteau Twins, Four-Calender Cafe
  109. Beck, Midnite Vultures
  110. The Offspring, Smash
  111. Skalpel, Skalpel
  112. Six Organs of Admittance, The Sun Awakens
  113. Lech Janerka, Historia Podwodna
  114. Phish, Billy Breathes
  115. Sonic Youth, Dirty
  116. Primus, Frizzle Fry
  117. Radiohead, In Rainbows
  118. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mother's Milk
  119. White Stripes, De Stijl
  120. Sufjan Stevens, Enjoy Your Rabbit
  121. Soul Coughing, Irresistible Bliss
  122. Meat Puppets, Up On The Sun