Friday, April 25, 2008

Top 5 Rock Records of the 90's

Oh, to fan the flames of overwrought controversy.

Here is the definitive list of the 5 best Rock Albums recorded in the 1990's. If you don't like it, comment and correct.

1. Weezer - Weezer (the Blue Album): Unbelievable hooks, catchy lyrics, and every song is amazing.

2. Counting Crows - August and Everything After: Beautiful from start to finish. The lyrics are cryptic and sometimes haunting.

3. Jimmy Eat World - Clarity: Though the album has a few songs that are not gems, the 14 song masterpiece is incredible. It also ends with a 14 minute tribute to A Prayer for Owen Meany (the greatest novel of the late 20th century)

4. Third Eye Blind - Third Eye Blind: Known mostly for the commercial success of Semi-Charmed life, this record is amazing from the word go. The album has the best final 5 songs of any album of the decade.

5. Ben Folds Five - Whatever and Ever Amen: The lyrics and the music on this quirky, sometimes sad jam are unbelievable.

All Apologies List: Nirvana - Nevermind, The Juliana Theory - Understand this is a Dream, Radiohead - OK Computer, Clueless - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Blink 182 - Enema of the State.


Tom said...

straight UP.

John David Harris said...

I agree... almost...
To leave out Radiohead's OK computer must have been a hard decision.

John David's honorable mentions:
Eve 6: Eve 6
Five Iron Frenzy: Our Newest Album Ever
The Get Up Kids: Something to write home about
Green Day: Dookie
P.O.D: Fundamental Elements of Southtown
Tonic: Lemon Parade

A year late and a dollar short:
Dashboard Confessional: The places you have come to fear the most (2000)
Sunny Day Real Estate: Rising Tide (2000)

Anonymous said...

swap out jimmy eat world for siamese dream and ben folds for green day dookie.


shakkahop said...

i'm going to say nirvana should be on there if it's 'the top 5' and not 'your top 5'.

i think you should do another apology-blog

JackthePirate said...

SHERA calling for real

Justin said...

i would agree. wholeheartedly. those albums are amazing. simply amazing. and no apology blog is necessary.


Anonymous said...

What are you 13? I think your list is a product of reading about the 90's instead of actually being a part of the 90's. By leaving Radiohead out, you lost all credibility, you might as well have listed your top 5 things about being a slave in the south.
I heart justin, but in a different and totally unique way, I'm so different, moody, brooding, and genius. Oh wait, I just love him the same way my mother loved me, abusively. I abusively love you Justin baby pussycat. Laugh, love, laugh, love... I actually want to hear the worst 5 albums of the 90's, now that might piss some people off.
Big love.

d. paul collette said...

Great list.
Personally, I would swap out Counting Crows for Radiohead "The Bends" and Third Eye Blind for Smashing Pumpkins "Simease Dream."

All of the runners up are close. I think I might have a cock fight to see if Ben Folds Five or Juliana Theory "Understand..." makes it on. May the best chicken win.

Top 5 One Hit Wonders of the 90's?

1. "I Got a Girl" - Tripping Daisy
2. "Molly (16 Candles Down the Drain)" - Sponge
3. "Standing Outside of a Broken Telephone Booth With Money in My Hand" - Primitive Radio Gods
4. "Epic" - Faith No More
5. "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" - Crash Test Dummies

Runners Up:
"Natural One" - Folk Implosion
"Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)" - Digable Planets
"The Freshman" - The Verve Pipe

Anonymous said...

Counting Crows? Really? When did you grow a vag?