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    Magnet's top 60 reccords from 1993 to 2003. Pretty fine list IMHO.

    I stumbled upon this the other day and figure I have just about half of the top 60 and two of the extras they show at the end. What are your impressions of their choices and which of these do you think is essential to my collection? The ones in bold type are the records I already have.

    I'm scratching my head at a few of the choices, especially Wilco's Summerteeth, especially the rank of #11. Any glaring omissions? Have to have the Silver Jews' American Water on my list for sure. Heck, top 10.

    "The Evidence"
    Magnet’s Top 60 Albums, 1993-2003
    (10th Anniversary Issue)

    1. NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL - IN THE AEROPLANE OVER THE SEA (98)
    2. NIRVANA - IN UTERO (93)
    3. GUIDED BY VOICES - ALIEN LANES (95)
    4. RADIOHEAD - OK COMPUTER (97)
    5. BELLE & SEBASTIAN - IF YOU’RE FEELING SINISTER (97)
    6. BREEDERS - LAST SPLASH (93)
    7. YO LA TENGO - I CAN HEAR THE HEART BEATING AS ONE (97)

    8. VERVE - URBAN HYMNS (97)
    9. PAVEMENT - CROOKED RAIN, CROOKED RAIN (94)
    10. TORTOISE - MILLIONS NOW LIVING WILL NEVER DIE (96)
    11. WILCO - SUMMERTEETH (99)
    12. ELLIOTT SMITH - XO (98)
    13. CALEXICO - THE BLACK LIGHT (98)
    14. GRANDADDY - THE SOPHTWARE SLUMP (00)

    15. WEEN - WHITE PEPPER (00)
    16. MERCURY REV- DESERTER’S SONGS (98)
    17. WEEZER - PINKERTON (96)
    18. DIRTY THREE - HORSE STORIES (96)
    19. STROKES - IS THIS IT (01)
    20. R.E.M. - NEW ADVENTURES IN HI-FI (96)
    21. MOBY - PLAY (99)
    22. MAGNETIC FIELDS - 69 LOVE SONGS (99)
    23. FLAMING LIPS - THE SOFT BULLETIN (99)
    24. WHITE STRIPES - WHITE BLOOD CELLS (01)

    25. DJ SHADOW - ENDTRODUCING… (96)
    26. LUCINDA WILLIAMS - CAR WHEELS ON A GRAVEL ROAD (98)
    27. BECK - MUTATIONS (98)
    28. STEVE EARLE - TRANSCENDENTAL BLUES (00)
    29. SPOON - A SERIES OF SNEAKS (98)

    30. QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE - QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE (98)
    31. BUILT TO SPILL - PERFECT FROM NOW ON (97)
    32. SUNNY DAY REAL ESTATE - DIARY (94)

    33. SMASHING PUMPKINS -SIAMESE DREAM (93)
    34. INTERPOL - TURN ON THE BRIGHT LIGHTS (02)
    35. FUGAZI - IN ON THE KILLTAKER (93)
    36. BETA BAND - THE 3 EP’S (99)
    37. SUGAR - FILE UNDER: EASY LISTENING (94)
    38. GODSPEED YOU BLACK EMPEROR! - F#A#OO (98)
    39. POLVO - EXPLODED DRAWING (96)
    40. DANDY WARHOLS - THIRTEEN TALES FROM URBAN BOHEMIA (00)
    41. BRIGHT EYES - LETTING OFF THE HAPPINESS (98)
    42. UNWOUND - REPETITION (96)
    43. PJ HARVEY - TO BRING YOU MY LOVE (95)
    44. AIR - VIRGIN SUICIDES (00)
    45. AFGHAN WHIGS - GENTLEMEN (93)
    46. IDLEWILD - 100 BROKEN WINDOWS (01)
    47. URGE OVERKILL - SATURATION (93)
    48. STEREOLAB - MARS AUDIAC QUINTET (94)
    49. JAWBOX - FOR YOUR OWN SPECIAL SWEETHEART (94)
    50. GIRLS AGAINST BOYS - VENUS LUXURE NO. 1 BABY (94)
    51. PULP - DIFFERENT CLASS (96)
    52. HELIUM - THE MAGIC CITY (97)
    53. WRENS - THE MEADOWLANDS (03)
    54. WHISKEYTOWN - STRANGERS ALMANAC (97)

    55. PERNICE BROTHERS - OVERCOME BY HAPPINESS (98)
    56. JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION - ORANGE (94)
    57. NEW PORNOGRAPHERS - ELECTRIC VERSION (03)
    58. SHELLAC - AT ACTION PARK (94)
    59. GRIFTERS - CRAPPIN’ YOU NEGATIVE (94)
    60. SHINS - OH, INVERTED WORLD (01)


    10 more albums were listed under the heading...

    "Secret Stash...Lost Hits from the Last Decade"

    SUPERCONDUCTOR - HIT SONGS FOR GIRLS (93)
    CARDINAL - CARDINAL (94)
    CHOKEBORE - ANYTHING NEAR WATER (95)
    BEVIS FROND - SON OF WALTER (96)
    LICORICE ROOTS - MELODEON (97)
    ALASTAIR GALBRAITH - MIRRORWORK (98)
    MY MORNING JACKET - TENNESSEE FIRE (99)
    COMAS - A DEF NEEDLE IN TOMORROW (00)
    BIGGER LOVERS - HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING (01)
    COMET GAIN -REALISTES (02)
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    I like to look at lists and see what I might have in my collection. I had one album in my collection, #23 Flaming Lips Soft Bulletin. I then looked up Magnet magazine and it says it focuses on alternative, independent and out of the mainstream bands and that explained why I only have one in my collection. Different strokes for different folks.
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    Got one, Yo La Tengo. I've never heard of most of those groups. As Jack says, "different strokes".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swish View Post
    Any glaring omissions?
    Yes, just one among many of my favorites, but everybody has a list

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    I have 33 of those albums.
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    I only score about 25% on the hip-o-meter. Although a couple of the ones I have I'd vote off the list in hindsight (Moby, e.g.). Still, one of the more intriguing lists that have been thrown up on the boards. Makes me want to go buy music.
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    I like REM's New Adventures in HiFi. I might replace DJ Shadow's Endtroducing with Preemptive Strike. The Jon Spencer album is a fun one. I used to listen to it a lot, but I was a fanboy who followed all the members' side projects like Butter 8 and Boss Hog. I find it a little fatiguing these days.

    Is Mars Audiac Quintet better than Emperor Tomato Ketchup? Is Pinkerton better than the blue album?

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    Meadow Lands was so good. A lot of us were spinning that way back when, and then...nothing from them that was ever even remotely close to that gem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dean_martin View Post
    Is Mars Audiac Quintet better than Emperor Tomato Ketchup?
    Yea, you could say that about a lot of the selections, in this case all of those mid-90s Stereolab records are pretty much interchangeable, not because they sound exactly the same, but because they are all great in their own ways, though those two do really standout for me. I'd go with ETK because I've listened to it more over the years, and maybe loved it longer, but today I would reach for MAQ first. Sounds so fresh, and fun. And it is just about perfect.

    I think they got a lot of the big names right on the list, played it pretty straight from that perspective, and obviously limited it to one album per artist, but beyond that is where any of these lists get their personality. The Magic City by Helium is a cool choice, that made an appearance on my best of 1997 comp when we did that series of best of year comps here.

    With the exception of DJ Shadow, they seem to be ignoring that whole genre that was so big in the mid 90s, and many great records like Tricky Maxinquaye, and Portishead Dummy, and Massive Attack Protection, and all Bjork's best stuff, etc, etc.

    And some of my all time favorites records fall in that time span, Richard Buckner Devotion + Doubt, and Sixteen Horsepower Low Estate, Cat Power Moon Pix, and Palace/Will Oldham Viva Last Blues, Shack Waterpistol, Luna Bewitched, Lisa Germano, Laika, Sparklehorse, Modest Mouse, Califone, Songs:Ohia, Catherine Wheel, Notwist, Joe Henry, Wheat, Blonde Redhead, Silver Jews, Olivia Tremor Control, and on and on. So my list would be a lot different, but I do have or know most of the records on this list, and it does have some personality, but like Magnet, it is a little boring too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slosh View Post
    I have 33 of those albums.
    That's great I guess. I have precisely NONE of them but then I really only buy classical music; (no accounting for taste).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davey View Post
    Yea, you could say that about a lot of the selections, in this case all of those mid-90s Stereolab records are pretty much interchangeable, not because they sound exactly the same, but because they are all great in their own ways, though those two do really standout for me. I'd go with ETK because I've listened to it more over the years, and maybe loved it longer, but today I would reach for MAQ first. Sounds so fresh, and fun. And it is just about perfect.

    I think they got a lot of the big names right on the list, played it pretty straight from that perspective, and obviously limited it to one album per artist, but beyond that is where any of these lists get their personality. The Magic City by Helium is a cool choice, that made an appearance on my best of 1997 comp when we did that series of best of year comps here.

    With the exception of DJ Shadow, they seem to be ignoring that whole genre that was so big in the mid 90s, and many great records like Tricky Maxinquaye, and Portishead Dummy, and Massive Attack Protection, and all Bjork's best stuff, etc, etc.

    And some of my all time favorites records fall in that time span, Richard Buckner Devotion + Doubt, and Sixteen Horsepower Low Estate, Cat Power Moon Pix, and Palace/Will Oldham Viva Last Blues, Shack Waterpistol, Luna Bewitched, Lisa Germano, Laika, Sparklehorse, Modest Mouse, Califone, Songs:Ohia, Catherine Wheel, Notwist, Joe Henry, Wheat, Blonde Redhead, Silver Jews, Olivia Tremor Control, and on and on. So my list would be a lot different, but I do have or know most of the records on this list, and it does have some personality, but like Magnet, it is a little boring too.
    Every time I read one of your longer posts, it costs me money, Davey. OTOH, it's always worth it. If you already have a Counter-Magnet list in mind for the time period, please post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slosh View Post
    I have 33 of those albums.
    My local record store has 44 of them. In the 10 cent (11 cents, CAN) bin. Still too expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noddin0ff View Post
    I only score about 25% on the hip-o-meter. Although a couple of the ones I have I'd vote off the list in hindsight (Moby, e.g.). Still, one of the more intriguing lists that have been thrown up on the boards. Makes me want to go buy music.
    Aptly put.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dean_martin View Post
    Every time I read one of your longer posts, it costs me money, Davey. OTOH, it's always worth it. If you already have a Counter-Magnet list in mind for the time period, please post.
    Not really a counter-list, we all have different perspectives and mine is not any better, just more in touch with me. And I also benefit from 10 extra years of reflection, so below is my list from a 2013 perspective. Similar rules, eleven year span from 1993 to 2003 and only one album per artist. I decided that it would be easier if limited to newer artists, so no Dylan or Emmylou Harris or Tom Waits, etc. Also, no albums that haven't been played since the 90s. Also, strictly alphabetical order, no ratings, no apologies, just the ones that I listen to most, some really good records missing from this list, and I probably can't explain why ... critiques welcome and encouraged ... I guess my list is kind of boring too, but at least it reflects my personality


    American Analog Set - From Our Living Room To Yours
    Arto Lindsay - Noon Chill
    Augie March - Sunset Studies
    Bjork - Post
    Black Heart Procession - 2
    Brian Jonestown Massacre - Take It From The Man!
    Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People
    Built To Spill - Perfect From Now On
    Califone - Quicksand/Cradlesnakes
    Cardinal - Cardinal
    Cat Power - Moon Pix
    Catherine Wheel - Chrome
    Court & Spark - Bless You
    DJ Shadow – Endtroducing
    Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I
    Ed Harcourt - Here Be Monsters
    Eels - Electro-Shock Blues
    Geraldine Fibbers - Lost Somewhere Between the Earth and My Home
    Giant Sand - Chore Of Enchantement
    Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator)
    Girls Against Boys - Venus Luxure No.1 Baby
    Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump
    Joe Henry - Fuse
    Laika - Sounds of the Satellites
    Lisa Germano - Geek The Girl
    Low - Things We Lost in the Fire
    Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
    Luna - Bewitched
    Manitoba - Up In Flames
    Mark Lanegan - Whiskey For The Holy Ghost
    Mazzy Star - So Tonight That I Might See
    Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs
    Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West
    Neko Case - Blacklisted
    Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
    Notwist - Neon Golden
    Olivia Tremor Control - Dusk At Cubist Castle
    OP8 - Slush
    Palace Music - Viva Last Blues
    Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
    PJ Harvey - Rid of Me
    Portishead - Dummy
    Radiohead - OK Computer
    Red Red Meat - There's A Star Above The Manger Tonight
    Richard Buckner - Devotion + Doubt
    Shack - Waterpistol
    Silver Jews - American Water
    Sixteen Horsepower - Low Estate
    Songs: Ohia - Didn't It Rain
    Sparklehorse - Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot
    Spiritualized - Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space
    Spoon - Girls Can Tell
    Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup
    Three Mile Pilot - The Chief Assassin to the Sinister [Geffen version]
    Tindersticks - Tindersticks II
    Tricky - Maxinquaye
    Wheat - Hope and Adams
    Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
    Woven Hand - Blush Music
    Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davey View Post
    Not really a counter-list, we all have different perspectives and mine is not any better, just more in touch with me. And I also benefit from 10 extra years of reflection, so below is my list from a 2013 perspective. Similar rules, eleven year span from 1993 to 2003 and only one album per artist. I decided that it would be easier if limited to newer artists, so no Dylan or Emmylou Harris or Tom Waits, etc. Also, no albums that haven't been played since the 90s. Also, strictly alphabetical order, no ratings, no apologies, just the ones that I listen to most, some really good records missing from this list, and I probably can't explain why ... critiques welcome and encouraged ... I guess my list is kind of boring too, but at least it reflects my personality


    American Analog Set - From Our Living Room To Yours
    Arto Lindsay - Noon Chill
    Augie March - Sunset Studies
    Bjork - Post
    Black Heart Procession - 2
    Brian Jonestown Massacre - Take It From The Man!
    Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People
    Built To Spill - Perfect From Now On
    Califone - Quicksand/Cradlesnakes
    Cardinal - Cardinal
    Cat Power - Moon Pix
    Catherine Wheel - Chrome
    Court & Spark - Bless You
    DJ Shadow – Endtroducing
    Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I
    Ed Harcourt - Here Be Monsters
    Eels - Electro-Shock Blues
    Geraldine Fibbers - Lost Somewhere Between the Earth and My Home
    Giant Sand - Chore Of Enchantement
    Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator)
    Girls Against Boys - Venus Luxure No.1 Baby
    Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump
    Joe Henry - Fuse
    Laika - Sounds of the Satellites
    Lisa Germano - Geek The Girl
    Low - Things We Lost in the Fire
    Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
    Luna - Bewitched
    Manitoba - Up In Flames
    Mark Lanegan - Whiskey For The Holy Ghost
    Mazzy Star - So Tonight That I Might See
    Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs
    Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West
    Neko Case - Blacklisted
    Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
    Notwist - Neon Golden
    Olivia Tremor Control - Dusk At Cubist Castle
    OP8 - Slush
    Palace Music - Viva Last Blues
    Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
    PJ Harvey - Rid of Me
    Portishead - Dummy
    Radiohead - OK Computer
    Red Red Meat - There's A Star Above The Manger Tonight
    Richard Buckner - Devotion + Doubt
    Shack - Waterpistol
    Silver Jews - American Water
    Sixteen Horsepower - Low Estate
    Songs: Ohia - Didn't It Rain
    Sparklehorse - Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot
    Spiritualized - Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space
    Spoon - Girls Can Tell
    Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup
    Three Mile Pilot - The Chief Assassin to the Sinister [Geffen version]
    Tindersticks - Tindersticks II
    Tricky - Maxinquaye
    Wheat - Hope and Adams
    Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
    Woven Hand - Blush Music
    Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
    Well, that's another fine list, and I have 32 of those, as best I can recollect.

    Court and Spark interests me because a couple of those guys are now in Hiss Golden Messenger. Yes, I bought Haw and like it a lot.
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    I stumbled upon this the other day and figure I have just about half of the top 60 and two of the extras they show at the end. What are your impressions of their choices and which of these do you think is essential to my collection? The ones in bold type are the records I already have.

    I'm scratching my head at a few of the choices, especially Wilco's Summerteeth, especially the rank of #11. Any glaring omissions? Have to have the Silver Jews' American Water on my list for sure. Heck, top 10.

    "The Evidence"
    Magnet’s Top 60 Albums, 1993-2003
    (10th Anniversary Issue)

    1. NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL - IN THE AEROPLANE OVER THE SEA (98)
    2. NIRVANA - IN UTERO (93)
    3. GUIDED BY VOICES - ALIEN LANES (95)
    4. RADIOHEAD - OK COMPUTER (97)
    5. BELLE & SEBASTIAN - IF YOU’RE FEELING SINISTER (97)
    6. BREEDERS - LAST SPLASH (93)
    7. YO LA TENGO - I CAN HEAR THE HEART BEATING AS ONE (97)
    8. VERVE - URBAN HYMNS (97)
    9. PAVEMENT - CROOKED RAIN, CROOKED RAIN (94)
    10. TORTOISE - MILLIONS NOW LIVING WILL NEVER DIE (96)
    11. WILCO - SUMMERTEETH (99)
    12. ELLIOTT SMITH - XO (98)
    13. CALEXICO - THE BLACK LIGHT (98)
    14. GRANDADDY - THE SOPHTWARE SLUMP (00)
    15. WEEN - WHITE PEPPER (00)
    16. MERCURY REV- DESERTER’S SONGS (98)
    17. WEEZER - PINKERTON (96)
    18. DIRTY THREE - HORSE STORIES (96)
    19. STROKES - IS THIS IT (01)
    20. R.E.M. - NEW ADVENTURES IN HI-FI (96)
    21. MOBY - PLAY (99)
    22. MAGNETIC FIELDS - 69 LOVE SONGS (99)
    23. FLAMING LIPS - THE SOFT BULLETIN (99)
    24. WHITE STRIPES - WHITE BLOOD CELLS (01)
    25. DJ SHADOW - ENDTRODUCING… (96)
    26. LUCINDA WILLIAMS - CAR WHEELS ON A GRAVEL ROAD (98)
    27. BECK - MUTATIONS (98)
    28. STEVE EARLE - TRANSCENDENTAL BLUES (00)
    29. SPOON - A SERIES OF SNEAKS (98)
    30. QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE - QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE (98)
    31. BUILT TO SPILL - PERFECT FROM NOW ON (97)
    32. SUNNY DAY REAL ESTATE - DIARY (94)
    33. SMASHING PUMPKINS -SIAMESE DREAM (93)
    34. INTERPOL - TURN ON THE BRIGHT LIGHTS (02)
    35. FUGAZI - IN ON THE KILLTAKER (93)
    36. BETA BAND - THE 3 EP’S (99)
    37. SUGAR - FILE UNDER: EASY LISTENING (94)
    38. GODSPEED YOU BLACK EMPEROR! - F#A#OO (98)
    39. POLVO - EXPLODED DRAWING (96)
    40. DANDY WARHOLS - THIRTEEN TALES FROM URBAN BOHEMIA (00)
    41. BRIGHT EYES - LETTING OFF THE HAPPINESS (98)
    42. UNWOUND - REPETITION (96)
    43. PJ HARVEY - TO BRING YOU MY LOVE (95)
    44. AIR - VIRGIN SUICIDES (00)
    45. AFGHAN WHIGS - GENTLEMEN (93)
    46. IDLEWILD - 100 BROKEN WINDOWS (01)
    47. URGE OVERKILL - SATURATION (93)
    48. STEREOLAB - MARS AUDIAC QUINTET (94)
    49. JAWBOX - FOR YOUR OWN SPECIAL SWEETHEART (94)
    50. GIRLS AGAINST BOYS - VENUS LUXURE NO. 1 BABY (94)
    51. PULP - DIFFERENT CLASS (96)
    52. HELIUM - THE MAGIC CITY (97)
    53. WRENS - THE MEADOWLANDS (03)
    54. WHISKEYTOWN - STRANGERS ALMANAC (97)
    55. PERNICE BROTHERS - OVERCOME BY HAPPINESS (98)
    56. JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION - ORANGE (94)
    57. NEW PORNOGRAPHERS - ELECTRIC VERSION (03)
    58. SHELLAC - AT ACTION PARK (94)
    59. GRIFTERS - CRAPPIN’ YOU NEGATIVE (94)
    60. SHINS - OH, INVERTED WORLD (01)


    10 more albums were listed under the heading...

    "Secret Stash...Lost Hits from the Last Decade"

    SUPERCONDUCTOR - HIT SONGS FOR GIRLS (93)
    CARDINAL - CARDINAL (94)
    CHOKEBORE - ANYTHING NEAR WATER (95)
    BEVIS FROND - SON OF WALTER (96)
    LICORICE ROOTS - MELODEON (97)
    ALASTAIR GALBRAITH - MIRRORWORK (98)
    MY MORNING JACKET - TENNESSEE FIRE (99)
    COMAS - A DEF NEEDLE IN TOMORROW (00)
    BIGGER LOVERS - HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING (01)
    COMET GAIN -REALISTES (02)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davey View Post
    Not really a counter-list, we all have different perspectives and mine is not any better, just more in touch with me. And I also benefit from 10 extra years of reflection, so below is my list from a 2013 perspective. Similar rules, eleven year span from 1993 to 2003 and only one album per artist. I decided that it would be easier if limited to newer artists, so no Dylan or Emmylou Harris or Tom Waits, etc. Also, no albums that haven't been played since the 90s. Also, strictly alphabetical order, no ratings, no apologies, just the ones that I listen to most, some really good records missing from this list, and I probably can't explain why ... critiques welcome and encouraged ... I guess my list is kind of boring too, but at least it reflects my personality
    My list is comprised of my favorites during the relevant time period up to 97. From mid 97 to the early 2000s I was adjusting to a new job and married life.
    1993
    Young American Primitive - S/T
    Nirvana - In Utero
    Dinosaur Jr - Where You Been
    Babes in Toyland - Pain Killers
    Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
    1994
    Southern Culture on the Skids - Ditch Diggin'
    Beck - Mellow Gold
    Nirvana - Unplugged in New York
    Sonic Youth - Experimental Jet Set...
    Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Orange
    Beastie Boys - Ill Communication
    1995
    Chemical Brothers - Exit Planet Dust
    Primus - Tales from the Punchbowl
    Sonic Youth - Washing Machine
    Thurston Moore - Psychic Hearts
    1996
    Beck - Odelay
    REM - New Adventures in HiFi
    Stereolab - ETK
    1997
    Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole
    Stereolab - Dots and Loops
    DJ Shadow - Preemptive Strike

    I've filled in some gaps since then. Alot of the titles I've picked up from that period are better than what I listened to back then. Or, my tastes have changed. During that time, I also listened to Lounge, film soundtracks, surf and other early instrumentals and bootlegs.

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    Wow I have 24 and 26 from the list. Who knew?
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    Court and Spark interests me because a couple of those guys are now in Hiss Golden Messenger. Yes, I bought Haw and like it a lot.
    Yea, Bless You is a classic in my mind. Really nice record. Compared to Haw, a little more laidback, and more country, and a lot better sound quality on the CD, haven't heard the Haw vinyl but I do have the Bless You vinyl and it sounds good, but so does the CD. It's one of those albums that seems to fill a gap, sometimes you don't even know there is something missing, and then you hear it, and hear it again and again, and soon feels like it's always been there, and now you'd feel incomplete without it. But there's a bunch of those on the list for me, and that's why they are on it.

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