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'90s music is good, actually



  • ZeroCowZeroCow Registered User regular
    edited April 14
    I started to get into music at age 15 (1995). Here in no particular order are my favorite albums of the 90's (that I remember listening to in the 90's):

    Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
    Weezer - Blue Album
    Weezer - Pinkerton
    Green Day - Dookie
    Adam Sandler - What the Hell Happened to Me
    Johhny Cash - American Recordings
    Sublime - Sublime
    Metallica - Metallica
    Rancid - ....And Out Come the Wolves
    Foo Fighters - The Colour and The Shape

    My taste for some of these albums/bands have changed, but all in all I think most of these hold up for me. I was definitely impacted by the music that was available to me and I did have a decent alternative station near me growing up. My tastes expanded a lot more in college (yay Napster!) and living in a city with a really good alternative rock station.

    I also listened to a lot of radio classic rock in the 90's. My tastes now are alternative rock and 70's glam rock.

    Going back to the list, some random thoughts:
    - It's a damn shame that Weezer never made an album after Pinkerton. I think they could have gone places
    - I love Dookie and I think it's my favorite Green Day album (I don't mind their later stuff too much)
    - As I've become less angsty in life, my love of the Smashing Pumpkins has waned, but there are still individual songs I love

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    Weezers red album is pretty good honestly and I recall liking a fair amount of the green one

  • ZeroCowZeroCow Registered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    Weezers red album is pretty good honestly and I recall liking a fair amount of the green one

    Nope. There were two albums. They may have released singles here or there, but otherwise they never really made music again. Damn shame.

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  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    edited April 14
    Usagi wrote: »
    Tef wrote: »
    Usagi wrote: »
    Okay, that's it, I'm making a playlist now

    Yes pls! I still have the last playlist we all made!

    Join me in my garbage rock!

    How is that a garbage playlist for the nineties. There's nothing on there from Garbage or Version 2.0!

    Anyway. This thread reminded me I was listening to a lot of Guano Apes for a while back then.

    Oh, and Die Ärzte

    And die Totem Hosen

    honovere on
  • Peter EbelPeter Ebel CopenhagenRegistered User regular
    I was vaguely aware of those!

    Fuck off and die.
  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    My uncle gave me the Album The Bestie in Menschengestalt as a birthday present when I was 10 or 11 I think. I don't think my parents ever looked inside the cover. It was probably not age appropriate.

  • something a million times dumbersomething a million times dumber JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    the point I realized Weezer sucked was when they released Beverly Hills

    I still like the blue album, and pinkerton to some degree (it's got some good tunes but I think the critical reappraisal it underwent ten years ago ignored Rivers Cuomo's weird obsession with asian girls), but I'll never intentionally listen to anything after that

  • astrobstrdastrobstrd So full of mercy... Registered User regular
    Pinkerton certainly walks the sensitive guy/incel tightrope. I have a lot of sentimental attachment to it, but it doesn't really land on the right side of that dichotomy.

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