The 1990s Project: Master list

The 1990s Project: Master list


The 1990s Project is my attempt to give the decade’s music a fair shot at disproving my offhand assessment that the 90s were the armpit of modern musical history. The project started on my Tumblr, and has now moved to The Tangential. My goal is to visit, or revisit, 100 of the decade’s most acclaimed, popular, and/or interesting albums. Here’s the road map, subject to change, with links to posts that have been written so far.

Jay Gabler

1. Radiohead, OK Computer (1997)
2. My Bloody Valentine, Loveless (1991)
3. The Flaming Lips, The Soft Bulletin (1999)
4. Moonshake, Eva Luna (1992)
5. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
6. Liz Phair, Exile in Guyville (1993)
7. Erykah Badu, Baduizm (1997)
8. Neutral Milk Hotel, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (1998)
9. Fugazi, Red Machine (1995)
10. Matthew Sweet, 100% Fun (1995)
11. Pavement, Slanted and Enchanted (1992)
12. The Bodyguard soundtrack (1992)
13. Marcy Playground, Marcy Playground (1997)
14. 10,000 Maniacs, Our Time in Eden (1992)
15. Shania Twain, Come On Over (1997)
16. Dr. Dre, The Chronic (1992)
17. #1 singles of 1990
18. DJ Shadow, Endtroducing….. (1996)
19. Alanis Morissette, Jagged Little Pill (1995)
20. U2, Achtung Baby (1991)
21. #1 singles of 1991
22. Bonnie “Prince” Billy, I See a Darkness (1999)
23. The Lion King soundtrack (1994)
24. Public Enemy, Fear of a Black Planet (1990)
25. #1 singles of 1992
26. PJ Harvey, To Bring You My Love (1995)
27. Hootie and the Blowfish, Cracked Rear View (1994)
28. Beck, Odelay (1996) and Midnite Vultures (1999)
29. Garth Brooks, No Fences (1990)
30. Hole, Live Through This (1994)
31. Santana, Supernatural (1999)
32. Lauryn Hill, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998)
33. Backstreet Boys, Backstreet Boys (1996)
34. Pearl Jam, Ten (1991)
35. Britney Spears, …Baby One More Time (1999)
36. Bjork, Post (1995)
37. #1 singles of 1993
38. The Notorious B.I.G., Ready to Die (1994) (guest post by Ian Heuer)
39. Metallica, Metallica (1991)
40. The Chemical Brothers, Dig Your Own Hole (1997)
41. Celine Dion, Falling Into You (1996)
42. Guided By Voices, Bee Thousand (1994)
43. Dixie Chicks, Wide Open Spaces (1998)
44. Talk Talk, Laughing Stock (1991)
45. #1 singles of 1994
46. Nine Inch Nails, The Downward Spiral (1994)
47. Dwight Yoakam, This Time (1993)
48. OutKast, Aquemini (1998)
49. Ben Folds Five, Whatever and Ever Amen (1997)
50. Slint, Spiderland (1991)
51. Matchbox Twenty, Yourself or Someone Like You (1996)
52. Beastie Boys, Check Your Head (1992)
53. Boyz II Men, II (1994)
54. Bob Dylan, Time Out of Mind (1997)
55. #1 singles of 1995
56. Belle & Sebastian, If You’re Feeling Sinister (1996)
57. Titanic soundtrack (1997)
58. Tricky, Maxinquaye (1995)
59. Tori Amos, Little Earthquakes (1992)
60. Snoop Doggy Dogg, Doggystyle (1993)
61. TLC, Crazysexycool (1994)
62. Uncle Tupelo, Anodyne (1993)
63. Kid Rock, Devil Without a Cause (1998)
64. The Dismemberment Plan, Emergency & I (1999)
65. #1 singles of 1996
66. Tupac Shakur, All Eyez On Me (1996)
67. Jewel, Pieces of You (1995)
68. Jay-Z, Reasonable Doubt (1996)
69. Eric Clapton, Unplugged (1992)
70. Smashing Pumpkins, Siamese Dream (1993)
71. MC Hammer, Please Hammer Don’t Hurt Em (1990)
72. R.E.M., Automatic For the People (1992)
73. No Doubt, Tragic Kingdom (1995)
74. Moby, Play (1999)
75. #1 singles of 1997
76. Sleater-Kinney, Dig Me Out (1997)
77. Green Day, Dookie (1994)
78. Built to Spill, Perfect From Now On (1997)
79. Creed, Human Clay (1999)
80. Wu-Tang Clan, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)
81. Spice Girls, Spice (1996) (guest post by Becky Lang)
82. Jeff Buckley, Grace (1994)
83. Will Smith, Big Willie Style (1997)
84. Guns N’ Roses, Use Your Illusion I and II (1999)
85. #1 singles of 1998
86. Massive Attack, Blue Lines (1991)
87. Oasis, (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
88. Yo La Tengo, I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One (1997)
89. Ace of Base, The Sign (1993)
90. Sublime, Sublime (1996)
91. Jane’s Addiction, Ritual de lo Habitual (1992)
92. Weezer, Weezer (1994)
93. Destiny’s Child, The Writing’s on the Wall (1999)
94. Rage Against the Machine, Rage Against the Machine (1992)
95. #1 singles of 1999
96. Nas, Illmatic (1994)
97. Michael Jackson, Dangerous (1991)
98. The Pixies, Bossanova (1990)
99. Nirvana, Nevermind (1991)
100. Magnetic Fields, 69 Love Songs (1999)