Random Nonsense #11

Blog Poll: Is the present decade better, musically, than the Nineties? 23% vote 'Yes', 63% vote 'No' and 14% vote 'Pass'.

As promised, and in no way a cunning diversion to take your minds off the David Gilmour Stratocaster, I’d like to know your ten favourite albums from the Nineties today.

I hope you enjoyed the last one, where we covered albums released since the year 2000.

Again, signed artists only, please – and no links.

Hurriedly, and at the risk of leaving out many (although Pink Floyd’s ‘Division Bell’ has been left out deliberately, as I don’t think it too presumptuous to suppose that it is likely to figure in everyone’s lists), here are my favourites:

– Blind Melon, ‘Blind Melon’ (1993)
– The Charlatans, ‘Tellin’ Stories’ (1997)
– Bob Dylan, ‘Time Out Of Mind’ (1997)
– Manic Street Preachers, ‘Everything Must Go’ (1996)
– Nirvana, ‘Nevermind’ (1991)
– Ocean Colour Scene, ‘Moseley Shoals’ (1996)
– Stereophonics, ‘Word Gets Around’ (1997)
– Supergrass, ‘I Should Coco’ (1995)
– Travis, ‘The Man Who’ (1999)
– The Verve, ‘Urban Hymns’ (1996)

Over to you.

Author: FEd

Features Editor of David Gilmour’s official blog, The Blog (‘Features’ previously being its rather naff title), affectionately – or lazily – shortened to ‘FEd’.

114 thoughts on “Random Nonsense #11”

  1. FISH – Sunsets On Empire
    ROGER WATERS – Amused To Death
    RICK WRIGHT – Broken China
    U2 – Zooropa
    U2 – Achtung Baby
    U2 – POP
    Peter Gabriel – US
    Pat METHENY – Imaginary Day
    Kult – Kult [Polish band]
    Stanisław Soyka – Acoustic

    Greetings from Krakow, Poland

  2. Bob Dylan – Time Out of Mind (1997)
    Portishead – Portishead (1997)
    Tricky – Maxinquaye (1995)
    Page & Plant – Walking Into Clarksdale (1998)
    Page & Plant – No Quarter (1995)
    Pulp Fiction Soundtrack (1994)
    The Division Bell – Pink Floyd (1994)
    Robert Plant – Fate of Nations (1992)
    The Rolling Stones – Voodoo Lounge (1995)
    Massive Attack – Mezzanine (1998)

  3. the was a lot of crap in the ’90s like peter andre and the spice girls and it was also the year when rock music was nearly killed thanks to rap-rock (what an awful combination, bands like rage against the machine and korn) and to be honest has never fully recovered.

    still, despite all the crap there were some good albums.

    here’s my top 10 (in order of year released):

    slayer: seasons in the abyss
    metallica: the black album
    pink floyd: the division bell (obviously)
    oasis: definitely maybe
    jimmy page and robert plant: no quarter unledded
    pink floyd: P.U.L.S.E (of course)
    oasis: whats the story (morning glory?)
    radiohead: OK computer (whether you admit or not FEd THE best album of the ’90s)
    led zeppelin: the BBC sessions
    metallica: S&M

    [Better than ‘Division Bell’? Dream on. – FEd]

  4. Very difficult! So FEd, if I exclude the five I adore from your list, live albums, best of compilations, cover albums, Quentin Tarrantino & Zbigniew Preisner soundtracks, Massive Attack, Morcheeba, Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead, REM, Pink Floyd… and former bass player (!), I can squeeze my list down to around twenty. 😉

    Therefore a selection taken from those twenty would be as follows:

    Massive Attack, ‘Blue Lines’ (1991)
    Tori Amos, ‘Little Earthquakes’ (1992)
    Rage Against The Machine, ‘Rage Against The Machine’ (1992)
    Jeff Buckley, ‘Grace’ (1994)
    Alanis Morissette, ‘Jagged Little Pill’ (1995)
    Faithless, ‘Reverence’ (1996)
    The Frames, ‘Fitzcarraldo’ (1996)
    Madonna, ‘Ray of Light’ (1998)
    Zbigniew Preisner, ‘Requiem For My Friend’ (1998)
    Moby, ‘Play’ (1999)

    [I was waiting for that Jeff Buckley album to come up, knowing that it would be mentioned here on more than one occasion. I played it the other day. Made my ears bleed. – FEd]

  5. of course there is moment in the ’90s that i have to mention and will never forget (and still feel sore about today). when jimmy page SOLD OUT and duetted with a rapper. (why jimmy? WHY?)

    i will never forget the horror when i first heard what he’d done to ‘kashmir’. he ruined it.

    please please PLEASE mr. gilmour, don’t EVER sell out like jimmy did by duetting with a rapper. you will piss off a LOT of your fans if you do.

  6. Pink Floyd – Division Bell (1994)
    Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Californication (1999)
    Blur – Parklife (1994)
    Oasis – Definitely Maybe (1994)
    Oasis – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
    Supergrass – I Should Coco (1995)
    Green Day – Dookie (1994)
    Weezer – Weezer (1994)
    Beck – Odelay (1996)
    Dream Theater – Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory (1999)

    I hate U2! They really got on my nerves in the 90s!

    No Oasis in your list, FEd?

    [No, but I agree about U2. (Sorry, Pawel. Better in the ’80s, I thought.) – FEd]

  7. Pink Floyd – The Division Bell
    Pink Floyd – Pulse
    Roger Waters – Amused to Death
    Richard Wright – Broken China
    Neil Young – Harvest Moon
    Neil Young – Sleeps with Angels
    Squirrel Nut Zippers – Hot
    Squirrel Nut Zippers – The Inevitable Squirrel Nut Zippers
    Squirrel Nut Zippers – Perenial Favorites
    Nirvana – Nevermind

    I didn’t think I was going to come up with 10. I guess I’m stuck in the ’60s and ’70s.

  8. [I was waiting for that Jeff Buckley album to come up, knowing that it would be mentioned here on more than one occasion. I played it the other day. Made my ears bleed. – FEd]

    I presume that’s a bad thing? 😉

    [I liked his ‘Hallelujah’, but is voice is up and down, up and down… My poor brain just can’t keep up. – FEd]

  9. Pearl Jam – Ten
    Pearl Jam – Versus
    Nirvana – Nevermind
    Foo Fighters – 1st LP
    Foo Fighters – The Colour and the Shape
    Roger Waters – Amused to Death
    Pink Floyd – Division Bell
    Bruce Springsteen – Tracks
    The Who – Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970
    Jeff Beck – Who Else?

  10. This is an interesting exercise. I’m deliberately leaving out live albums and compilations and the only order here is chronological.

    George Michael – Listen Without Prejudice Vol.1 (1990)
    Guns N’ Roses – Use You Illusion I/II (1991)
    U2 – Achtung Baby (1991)
    Metallica – Metallica (1991)
    Roger Waters – Amused To Death (1992)
    Oasis – Definitely Maybe (1994)
    Pink Floyd – The Division Bell (1994)
    Queen – Made In Heaven (1995)
    Oasis – (What’s The Story?) Morning Glory (1995)
    Tears For Fears – Raoul And The Kings Of Spain (1995)

    After compiling this list I noticed that there are only albums from 1990-1995, which is curious…

  11. I didn’t buy too many albums in the Nineties as I listened to most on the radio, but here goes:

    1. Bjork – Debut
    2. Bjork – Post (such a fantastic album)
    3. Blur – Park Life
    4. Jeff Beck – Guitar Shop
    5. Pink Floyd – The Divsion Bell
    6. Roger Waters – Amused to Death
    7. Nirvana – Never Mind

    I had to put The Divison Bell in there as it is one of my most favourite Floyd albums. It is so much like their early post-Syd stuff and yet is also a collage of all their albums at the same time.

    I have always been a big fan of PF albums leading up to Dark Side. But TDB took it straight back to that era for me.

    Best regards.


  12. Defender – Rory Gallagher
    Pulse – Pink Floyd
    Division Bell – Pink Floyd
    What’s the Story – Oasis
    Triage – David Baerwald
    Hell Freezes Over – The Eagles
    Damm Right I’ve Got The Blues – Buddy Guy
    Searching For Simplicity – Gregg Allman
    24 Nights – Eric Clapton
    Lie To Me – Jonny Lang

  13. I’ll have to check my music collection when I get home. Like Julie, I listened to most of the ’90s on the radio!

    I didn’t like Blur and Oasis and the decade seemed to be about their battle more than Radiohead! I don’t really know Radiohead. I don’t think I can ever remember hearing them on the radio.

    I’m surprised that nobody has mentioned “Automatic For The People” by REM yet. Maybe Nate was going to…? It’s one of my favourites.

  14. Off topic but related. 🙂

    Colin Murray spoke to album sleeve designer Storm Thorgerson on BBC Radio yesterday.

    Click my name to download the interview.

  15. Ola!!

    Cheguei a enviar uma carta a Gilmour, provavel que nem tenha recebido.

    Não tenho todos os CDs ou DVDs… mas escuto como oração, invocação os tenho acesso.

    Gilmour com sua voz me leva a lugares magicos de exatase…

    Enlouquece com solos que rasgam a alma…

    Desintegro-me para ir ao encontro do Meu Complemento Divino.


  16. I quite like the 90’s music, I must admit. Some great bands surfaced, and older artists released really good albums…

    So, here’s my list:

    Pink Floyd – The Division Bell (1994)
    Radiohead – The Bends (1995)
    Radiohead – OK Computer (1997)
    Garbage – Garbage (1995)
    Peter Gabriel – US (1992)
    Air – Moon Safari (1998)
    Annie Lennox – Diva (1992)
    Portishead – Dummy (1994)
    Depeche Mode – Violator (1990)
    Dido – No Angel (1999)

  17. ok, including major bands, but I will leave out floyd records, too obvious, but def. among the top 10 as such of course.

    U2 – Achtung Baby (1991)
    U2 – POP (1997)
    Daniel Lanois – For The Beauty of Wynona (1993)
    Brad – Shame (1993)
    Luka Bloom – The Acoustic Motorbike (1992)
    Pearl Jam – Vitalogy (1994)
    Emmylou Harris – Wrecking Ball (1995)
    Peter Gabriel – Us (1992)
    Hereos Del Silencio – Senderos De Traicion (1990)
    Daft Punk – Homework (1997)

    this is a current 90’s favourite list (in no particular order, except for the first spot), therefore Dylan’s Time Out of Mind is very very close but not among my Top 10 (although it’s a genius record), same for Metallica (which was pretty much all I listened to between 1992-96 or so).

    let’s keep it there, since I could go on forever.


  18. sorry, I have to add jeff buckley’s grace (1994). I discovered him only in the early 2000’s, and I wouldn’t even say that is was a very defining record as such.

    but jeff buckley needs to be acknowledged as one of the greatest artists of the 1990’s. he was a shining light, and still would be if he was alive.


  19. 1) “The Division Bell” – Pink Floyd [1994]
    2) “PULSE” – Pink Floyd [1995]
    3) “Metallica” – Metallica [1991]
    4) “Mezzanine” – Massive Attack [1998]
    5) “S&M” – Metallica [1999]
    6) “Fear of the Dark” – Iron Maiden [1992]
    7) “Demanufacture” – Fear Factory [1995]
    8) “Bloody Kisses” – Type O Negative [1993]
    9) “Aenima” – TOOL [1996]
    10) “In The Nightside Eclipse” – Emperor [1994]

  20. Have you seen this… (no 19, Pink Floyd)?

    Click my name.

    [Very good. Makes you want to get the old Lego out and have a go, doesn’t it? – FEd]

  21. In random order:

    1. Division Bell – Pink Floyd
    2. Amused to Death -Roger Waters
    3. OK Computer – Radiohead
    4. Àgætis byrjun – Sigùr Ròs (Iceland) Absolutely Amazing!!!!
    5. Unplugged – Eric Clapton
    6. Unplugged – Nirvana
    7. Ten – Pearl Jam
    8. VS. – Pearl Jam
    9. Pulse – Pink Floyd
    10. Grace – Jeff Buckley

  22. Hello to everyone!

    Albums from the ’90s eh?

    Oasis – What’s The Story
    Metallica – Load
    Korn – Life Is Peachy
    Paul McCartney – Flaming Pie
    Nirvana – Nevermind
    Reel Big Fish – Favourite Noise
    Paul Weller – Stanley Road
    Slipknot – Slipknot
    The Offspring – Ixnay On The Hombre
    Eric Clapton – From The Cradle

  23. Spoiled for choice with the ’90s so I’ll omit the obvious 2 offerings from Floyd which were both brilliant.

    Here’s my 10, guaranteed I’ve missed some good ones as I could have given 20 easily.

    Primal Scream – Screamadelica
    Tool – Aenima
    Rage Against The Machine – Rage Against The Machine
    Metallica – Metallica
    Kula Shaker – K
    The Levellers – Zeitgeist
    The Verve – Urban Hymns
    Smashing Pumpkins – Melon Collie
    Mogwai – Come On Die Young
    Pearl Jam – Ten

  24. OK, I’ll have a go.

    Pink Floyd – The Division Bell
    Pink Floyd – PULSE (Best album ever in my opinion)
    David Gray – White Ladder
    Stereophonics – Performance and Cocktails
    Manic Street Preachers – This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
    Oasis – What’s the Story (Morning Glory)
    Burt Bacharach – The Look of Love: The Burt Bacharach Collection

  25. My 2 favorite albums from the ’90s:

    The Black Crows – Shake your Money Maker
    Pink Floyd – The Division Bell

    That’s about it for me. I wasn’t paying much attention to new music during most of the ’90s.

  26. Nsync- Nsync
    Backstreet Boys- Millenium
    Spice Girls- Spice World
    98 Degrees- 98-Degrees
    Britney Spears- Baby One More Time
    Christina Aguilera- Christina Aguilera
    Madonna- Ray of Light
    Will Smith- Big Willie Style
    Various Artists- Soundtrack to Titanic
    Chumbawumba- Tubthumper

    Don’t you just miss the ’90s????

    [Ah, the soundtrack to ‘Titanic’. I could vomit just thinking about it. – FEd]

  27. Not necessarily in this order, but here they are:

    PF – Division Bell (1994)
    Metallica – Metallica (1991)
    Nirvana – Nevermind (1991)
    Alanis Morissette – Jagged Little Pill (1995)
    Peter Gabriel – Secret World Live (1994)
    Pearl Jam – Ten (1991)
    Live – Throwing Copper (1994)
    Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication (1999)
    Eric Clapton – Unplugged (1992)
    Page & Plant – Unledded (1994)

  28. So, when my list began looking like a telephone directory listing I realized I might want to do some editing.

    I’m editing out Pink Floyd and Gilmour, Wright and Waters. Live albums and compilations taken out. STILL TOO MANY. I’m trying to reflect my range of preferences.

    Queen – Innuendo
    Bruce Springsteen – Lucky Town
    U2 – Achtung Baby/Zooropa (I cry over “(Faraway) So Close”)
    Prince – Diamonds and Pearls
    The Chieftains – Long Journey Home/Santiago
    Pantera – Cowboys From Hell/Vulgar Display of Power
    Metallica – The Black Album
    Rob Zombie – Hellbilly Deluxe
    Annie Lennox – Diva

    Yes, sometimes I like it when my ears bleed. Sometimes I don’t. 🙂


  30. Hi Fed, here are some more albums in no particular order:

    Pink Floyd – The Division Bell
    Rick Wright – Broken China
    Roger Waters – Amused to Death
    Pink Floyd – Pulse
    Radiohead – The Bends
    Radiohead – OK Computer
    Metallica – Black album
    Air – Moon Safari
    Oasis- What’s the story Moning Glory
    Snowy White – Gold Top

    All the best to you all.


  31. PEARL JAM – “TEN” (1992)
    BUSH -“SIXTEEN STONE” (1995)
    QUEEN – “INNUENDO” (1991)

  32. The Nineties then … the more you think about it, the less valid it seems to categorise any decade as good or bad, better or worse. They’ve all had great moments and dire ones, serious and frivolous …

    1.Radiohead – OK Computer
    2.Nirvana – Nevermind
    3.Deacon Blue – Fellow Hoodlums
    4.REM – Automatic for the People
    5.Roger Waters – Amused to Death
    6.Alanis Morrisette – Jagged Little Pill
    7.Stereophonics – Performance & Cocktails
    8.Metallica – Black album
    9.Bjork – Debut
    10.The Verve – Urban Hymns

    Personal choices but there’s lot’s of other groundbreaking, genre setting, serious acts kicking around as well.

    (BTW, OK Computer – absolutely the best album of the decade, never mind better than the Division Bell which is comfortably not the best PF album – in my humble opinion of course).

  33. I grew up listening to Nineties music!

    My favorite albums (at least today) from the ’90s are:

    Pink Floyd – The Division Bell
    Creed – Human Clay
    Depeche Mode – Violator
    Depeche Mode – Songs Of Faith And Devotion
    Genesis – We Can’t Dance
    Alice In Chains – MTV Unplugged
    Pearl Jam – Ten
    Radiohead – OK Computer
    Tool – Ænima
    Dream Theater – Images And Words

    It’s difficult to choose only 10 albums….


    [Some good songs on ‘Human Clay’, if memory serves me well. – FEd]

  34. [No, but I agree about U2. (Sorry, Pawel. Better in the ’80s, I thought.) – FEd]

    …and U2 are even better in the new millennium….IMHO, of course!!!

  35. Hi,

    we now are getting slowly into the better (for me) years:

    01 Pink Floyd: Division Bell
    02 Frank Zappa: The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life
    03 The Who: Who’s Next
    04 Guns N’ Roses: Use You Illusion I/II
    05 AC/DC: Live
    06 Bruce Dickinson: Balls to Picasso
    07 Rory Gallagher: BBC Sessions
    08 Iron Maiden: Virtual XI (Blaze Bayley)
    09 Judas Priest: Painkiller
    0A Motorhead: 1916
    0B Mike Oldfield: Amarok
    0C Neil Young: Harvest Moon
    0D Nirvana: Nevermind
    0E The Cranberries: No Need to Argue
    0F Kate Bush: Red Shoes
    10 The Michael Schenker Group: Unforgiven World Tour

    I admit being not being quite fair using hexadecimal to count to 10, but there was no clue that decimal 10 was meant. 😉

    Best regards,


    [‘Balls to Picasso’ is such a great title. – FEd]

  36. Well, here’s my Top 10 studio and live albums of the ’90s. Most titles are from veteran bands. I felt the grunge movement was too whiny. Being autistic, I guess I don’t like change and I detested grunge.

    Studio albums of the 1990s:

    1) Pink Floyd – The Division Bell and Genesis – We Can’t Dance (tie)
    2) Rush – Counterparts
    3) Queen – Innuendo
    4) Black Sabbath – Dehumanizer
    5) Judas Priest – Painkiller
    6) KISS – Revenge
    7) Slayer – Seasons in the Abyss
    8) Styx – Edge of the Century
    9) Queensryche – Promised Land
    10) Van Halen – For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge


    1) Pink Floyd – PULSE and Genesis – The Way We Walk, Pts 1 and 2 (tie)
    2) Rush – Different Stages
    3) Triumph – King Biscuit Flower Hour 1981
    4) Styx – Return to Paradise
    5) The Who – Live at the Isle of Wight
    6) Led Zeppelin – BBC Sessions
    7) Metallica – Live Sh*t Binge and Purge
    8) AC/DC – Live (2-CD version)
    9) Iron Maiden – A Real Live/Dead One
    10) KISS – KISS ALIVE 3

  37. My list is:

    Division Bell (Floyd)
    Out Of Time (R.E.M.)
    Automatic for the People (R.E.M.)
    Unplugged (10,000 Maniacs)
    Unplugged (Nirvanna)
    Unplugged (Clapton)
    Unplugged (Rod Stewart)
    Nevermind (Nirvanna)
    Hell Freezes Over (Eagles)
    American Highway Flower (Dada)

  38. Here are my favorites of the ’90s in no particular order. Kind of across the board as far as musical tastes go.

    Dream Theater – Images And Words
    Garth Brooks – The Chase
    Eagles – Hell Freezes Over
    Patti Smith – Gone Again
    Tom Petty – Into The Great Wide Open
    Metallica – Metallica
    Soundgarden – Superunknown
    Joe Satriani – Crystal Planet
    Pink Floyd – The Division Bell
    Blue Oyster Cult – Heaven Forbid

    [‘Superunknown’ deserves to be in there for ‘Black Hole Sun’ alone, I say. – FEd]

  39. I too will leave off The Division Bell for the same exact reason; it’s obvious.

    With that being said in once again no particular order:

    Nirvana- Nevermind
    Metallica- Metallica (A.K.A. The Black Album)
    Rage Against the Machine- Rage Against the Machine
    Everlast- Whitey Ford Sings the Blues
    Tool- AEnima
    Mad Season- Above
    The Offspring- Smash
    Sublime- Sublime
    Pearl Jam- Ten
    Red Hot Chili Peppers- Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik

    Bit more of an aggressive list ain’t it? Ah well, to be expected, adolescence and all.

    Going through what others have said, I’m sorry but I must interject on behalf of Bono and the boys, they made some great cuts during the ’90s. Now granted I’m basing this off my “Greatest Hits, 1990-2000” album I have and not any albums but, still there are some gems to be had.

    “This aggression will not stand” – The Dude (The Big Lebowski)

    Thank you very much indeed, good night to you.

  40. I’ve had a look through my music collection, so here’s my list!

    PINK FLOYD – The Division Bell
    ROGER WATERS – Amused To Death
    KATE BUSH – The Red Shoes
    REM – Automatic For The People
    ROLLING STONES – Voodoo Lounge
    U2 – Achtung Baby
    JEFF BUCKLEY – Grace
    NEIL YOUNG – Harvest Moon
    PAUL McCARTNEY – Flaming Pie

    Speaking of Sir Paul, I’d like to wish him well. He’s currently on a road trip in America with his new girlfriend Nancy Shevell. I hope he’s finally found a new soulmate and they’ll be very happy together.

    [Yes, well said. He deserves it after all he’s been through, poor bugger. – FEd]

  41. 10. Metallica – “The Black Album”
    9. Eric Clapton – “Clapton Chronicles: The Best of Eric Clapton”
    8. Guns N Roses – “Use Your Illusion 2”
    7. Guns N Roses – “Use Your Illusion 1”
    6. Chicago – “Chicago 25: The Christmas Album”
    5. Van Halen – “The Best of Van Halen, Vol. 1”
    4. Van Halen – “Right Here, Right Now”
    3. Pink Floyd – “Pulse”
    2. Roger Waters – “In the Flesh”
    1. The Eagles – “Hell Freezes Over”

  42. Here’s mine!

    Pearl Jam – Ten
    Nirvana – Nevermind
    Dream Theater – Images and Words
    Rage Against The Machine – Rage Against The Machine
    Jeff Buckley – Grace
    Pink Floyd – The Division Bell
    Stereophonics – Performance and Cocktails
    Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication
    Joe Satriani – Crystal Planet
    The Verve – Urban Hymns

    [‘Californication’ is a good one. – FEd]

  43. Great one FEd!

    Okay….must…try and remember…

    1)Nirvana- Nevermind
    2)Metallica- The Black Album
    3)Beck- Odelay
    4)Red Hot Chili Peppers- Blood Sugar Sex Magic
    5)Pink Floyd- The Division Bell
    6)Ace of Base- The Sign
    7)Alice in Chains- Dirt
    8)Green Day- Dookie
    9)Garth Brooks- No Fences
    10)Soul Asylum- Grave Dancers Union

  44. It’s more difficult to narrow the list.

    Tori Amos – Under the Pink
    Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik
    Cake – Fashion Nugget
    Bjork – Post
    NIN – Downward Spiral
    Alanis Morissette – Jagged Little Pill
    Radiohead – OK Computer
    Nirvana – Nevermind
    Metallica – Metallica
    Rage Against the Machine – RAtM

    I know you bemoan the ’80s FEd, but I’m looking forward to seeing lists from that decade next – it was a great time to ‘catch sense’ and I still love the music.

  45. 1 – Roger Waters, Amused To Death (’92)
    2 – Rick Wright, Broken China (’96)
    3 – Barclay James Harvest, Welcome to the show (’90)
    4 – Barclay James Harvest, Caught In The Light (’93)
    5 – Barclay James Harvest, River of Dreams (’97)
    6 – Genesis, We Can’t Dance (’91)
    7 – Tori Amos, Under The Pink (’94)
    8 – R Hodgson, Rites Of Passage (’97)
    9 – Alan Parsons, Try Anything Once (’94)
    10 – BJH through the eyes of J Lees Nexus (’99)

    There are some other excellent French albums in the ’90s (G Manset ***, A Baschung, A Souchon etc …) I couldn’t forget ’em. 🙂

  46. Off topic, but I think we’re all anxiously awaiting this news: Best Buy’s getting the exclusive on the 5-disc version of Live In Gdansk, eh? $69.99?!

    I wondered why only that version wasn’t showing up on Amazon, but had a feeling it was going to be another Best Buy deal. Well, not quite a “deal” at $30 extra, however – really going to have to think about this one. That’s a lot extra for a single CD.

    Any clues if this price is set in stone or if it’s going to come down to a more reasonable amount?

    [Oh dear. The Management must have forgotten to mention that, too. How strange. Give them a week, now that they’ve seen your comment, and maybe there’ll be a follow-up. – FEd]

  47. Just dropping to say I am still alive and well. Just been working my summer job and finally got to sit down at a computer.

    Hope everyone is well and I can’t wait till the album comes out in Sept…that was one of the concerts that I wished I was at.

    FEd, wonderful job I was able to catch up on all the goings on.

    See ya
    Renee B.

    [Hi Renee, nice to hear from you. – FEd]

  48. On my list above, I left off one of the best albums of the 1990s… The soundtrack to “Until The End Of The World” included previously unreleased tracks from some of the best bands of 1991, including R.E.M., k.d. lang, Can, U2, Lou Reed, etc.

    The Wim Wenders film was a little “out there,” but the music it inspired was second to none. I think that some of these songs are still unreleased in any other form.

  49. Hi FEd! Long time no post, but I couldn’t resist this one.

    In no particular order:

    Pink Floyd – The Division Bell
    Corduroy – High Havoc
    Sheryl Crow – The Globe Sessions
    King Crimson – Thrak
    Fiona Apple – When the Pawn…
    Roger Waters – Amused to Death
    Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells 2
    Brian Wilson – I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times
    Yes – Talk
    Dixie Chicks – Fly

  50. Pink Floyd – The Division Bell
    Pearl Jam – Ten
    Foo Fighters – The Colour and the Shape
    Stone Temple Pilots – Core
    Alice In Chains – Dirt
    GN’R – Use Your Illusion 1 & 2
    R.E.M. – Automatic For The People

    Mmm… that’s off the top of my head, I’ll think of a few more…

  51. Trying to do this w/o naming the same artist twice:

    1. Nirvana- Nevermind
    2. Pearl Jam- Ten
    3. Radiohead- Pablo Honey
    4. Stone Temple Pilots- Purple
    5. Mariah Carey- Daydream (don’t judge me, she’s a great vocalist! :P)
    6. Beck- Odelay
    7. The Fugees- The Score
    8. Sublime- Sublime
    9. Porcupine Tree- On the Sunday of Life
    10. Moby- Play

  52. I don’t think I bought too many albums in the ’90s, but I did buy the album I listen to more than any other – The Division Bell.

    It is one of my all time favourites.


  53. Well, keeping away from the obvious Waters, Wright and Floyd releases, my 10 fav albums, in no particular order, are:

    Automatic For The People – R.E.M.
    New Adventures In Hi-Fi – R.E.M.
    Up – R.E.M.
    Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can’t We? – The Cranberries
    No Need To Argue – The Cranberries
    Americana – The Offspring
    MCMXC AD – Enigma
    Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell – Meatloaf
    No Quarter – Jimmy Page and Robert Plant
    An American Prayer Remastered Edition – Jim Morrisson

    The last one is a bit of a cheat, but the remastered one did come out in the ’90s! But without a doubt, if I had to include it on the list, Amused To Death would be my absolute favourite.

    As for U2, I don’t hate U2… I never got into their music.

    [Whatever happened to The Cranberries? – FEd]

  54. I’m too lazy and I don’t have a repertoire available.

    I’d choose Division Bell only because it was worth the wait to hear it.

    Mark Knopfler’s “Calling Elvis”, I believe, came out then too.

  55. Pink Floyd – Division Bell
    Pink Floyd – Pulse
    Roger Waters – Amused To Death
    U2 – Achtung Baby
    Nick Cave & Bad Seeds – Let Love In
    Radiohead – Ok Computer
    Rick Wright – Broken China
    Guns N Roses – Use Your Illusion II
    Depeche Mode – Songs of Faith And Detection
    Portishead – Dummy

  56. Off topic, Live In Gdańsk packages prices just appeared in new releases section in some Polish electronic retailers.

    Price is below my initial expectations @ 171 PLN or 42 GBP for 3cd-2dvd or deluxe. I will only wait for UK prices (usually lower) to place my order.

    Great news, this day couldn’t have started better.

    BTW, FED are there any events scheduled ahead of Live In Gdańsk launch? You know what I mean, or such a great release does not need much promotion?

    [As far as I know, nothing’s planned, but you’ve probably noticed by now that DG Management, if not the last to know themselves, certainly don’t rush to tell me anything that will be of interest to you lot. Sad, really. Still, it keeps Latest News worth waiting for, I suppose. – FEd]

  57. A lot of good stuff in the ’90s, my top ten:

    Joe Satriani – The Extremist
    Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Broken Arrow
    Foo Fighters – There Is Nothing Left To lose
    Ben Harper – The Will To Live
    Pink Floyd – Division Bell
    Mike Stern – Between The Lines
    Sheryl Crow – Sheryl Crow
    Aimee Mann – I’m With Stupid
    Tracy Chapman – New Beginning
    Lenny Kravitz – Mama Said

    Hey, I thought I’d share this picture I found about Holland Pop in 1970 with a young David and a fresh black Strat, still with the large headstock (click my name).


  58. U2 – Achtung Baby
    Pink Floyd – Division Bell
    Paul Weller – Stanley Road
    Madonna – Ray of Light
    Manic Street Preachers – This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
    Pink Floyd – Pulse
    Jeff Beck – Who Else
    Tears For Fears – The seeds of love
    Bruce Hornsby – The way it is
    Gary Moore – Ballads & Blues

    Apart from the above (in my opinion), I really ended up buying some crap from that decade, I have to say.

    A thought for a rainy day Blog? The most embarrassing CD in your collection.

    [Sure, why not? I’ll add it to the list. (I’m surprised that Paul Weller hasn’t been mentioned more often, being ‘The Modfather’ and all. You’re only the second person to list him.) – FEd]

  59. I too will steer clear of the obvious (TDB, Pulse, Broken China & Amused To Death)… and albums that have already been mentioned by others.

    Auberge – Chris Rea : 1991
    On Every Street – Dire Straits : 1991
    Keep The Faith – Bon Jovi : 1992
    Both Sides – Phil Collins : 1993
    Guitar Noir – Steve Hackett : 1993
    The Memory Of Trees – Enya : 1993
    Try Anything Once – Alan Parsons : 1993
    On Air – Alan Parsons : 1997
    The Time Machine : Alan Parsons : 1999
    Darktown – Steve Hackett : 1999

  60. [I wondered why only that version wasn’t showing up on Amazon. – Tom]

    I’ve seen it on Amazon.co.uk.

  61. the ’90s…

    Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness -Smashing Pumpkins
    OK Computer – Radiohead
    Definitely Maybe – Oasis
    Debut – Bjork
    MTV Unplugged – Nirvana
    Everything Must Go – The Manic Street Preachers
    Mezzanine – Massive Attack
    Battle Of Los Angeles – Rage Against The Machine
    Mis-Education – Lauryn Hill
    Travis – The Man Who

    Tough choices – so many left out – Leftfield, Placebo, Portishead….

  62. [FEd, what’s wrong with Oasis? – Ben]

    Okay, so I’m not FEd but in reply perhaps this sums it up.

    Instead of wannabe The Beatles how about Trynabe The Beatles/Lennon (new word created here = Trying to Be).

    Gosh, am I cruel. 😉

    Kind regards.


    [That works for me, Julie. Each to their own, of course. I always thought Blur an obvious Kinks rip-off, too. I don’t know who bored me the most. – FEd]

  63. [I’m surprised that Paul Weller hasn’t been mentioned more often, being ‘The Modfather’ and all. – FEd]

    If you get to the ’80s Fed, I promise the Jam will be on my list. ;-))

    Cheers, Howard

  64. Some good choices already listed by most so no point repeating.

    I would also add:

    All About Eve – Touched By Jesus (featuring DG of course)
    Mansun – Attack of the Grey Lantern (includes many Floydian moments)
    Sisters of Mercy – Vision Thing
    Primal Scream – Give Out But Don’t Give Up

  65. Queen – Innuendo (1991)
    All About Eve – Touched By Jesus (1991)
    Pete Townshend – Pychoderelict (1993)
    Marillion – Brave (1994)
    Sylvian|Fripp – Damage (1994)
    Heather Nova – Oyster (1995)
    King Crimson – THRAK (1995)
    Porcupine Tree – Signify (1996)
    Genesis – Calling All Stations (1997)
    Porcupine Tree – Stupid Dream (1999)

  66. [Whatever happened to The Cranberries? – FEd]

    Guess they split up for good… everyone’s doing their own thing now. Apparently they stopped in the middle of making a new album. Well, another one of those casualties I guess.

    Delores had a solo album in ’07, Noel formed a band called Arkitekt and Fergal is part of a band called The Low Network. No idea what Mike’s up to.

    [Thanks for that. – FEd]

  67. In no particular order:

    1. Primus – Frizzle Fry
    2. Primus – Sailing the Seas of Cheese
    3. Type O Negative – Bloody Kisses
    4. Metallica – Black Album
    5. Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik
    6. Alanis Morrisette – Jagged Little Pill
    7. Johnnie Johnson – Johnnie B. Bad
    8. Slash’s Snakepit – It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere
    9. Kid Rock – Devil Without a Cause
    10. Izzy Stradlin & the Ju Ju Hounds – self-titled

    Of course I’m still leaving out many great releases by bands like Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Archangels, Tool, just to name a few. However these are the CDs that get the most play in my player.



  68. I just spent a long time coming up with a top 10, and typing it all out – then accidentally clicked on the outer edge of this page, which sent me back to the main page, thus wiping clean all of my previous efforts.

    Being the lazy person I am, I shan’t type it out again. Not too different to the general popular choices though.

  69. […accidentally clicked on the outer edge of this page, which sent me back to the main page, thus wiping clean all of my previous efforts. – LiamSch]

    Yes, I have to say that is an annoying feature of your new blog design. It has happened to me on more than one occasion.



  70. Nirvana – Nevermind (1991)
    Stone Temple Pilots – Purple (1994)
    Pearl Jam – Ten (1991)
    Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral (1994)
    The Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
    The Smashing Pumpkins – Adore (1998)
    Radiohead – OK Computer (1997)
    U2 – Achtung Baby (1991)
    Metallica – Metallica (1991)
    Oasis – Definitely Maybe (1994)

  71. I’ll tell ya, after reading other’s choices this could have easily been the best 20 CDs purchased. My other 10 choices would have to be:

    11) Alice In Chains – Dirt
    12) Paul Weller – Heavy Soul
    13) Paul Weller – Stanley Road
    14) Pearl Jam – Vitalogy
    15) Soundgarden – Badmotorfinger
    16) Neil Young – Harvest Moon
    17) Neil Young – Sleeps With Angels
    18) Steve Morse Band – Southern Steel
    19) Dixie Dregs – Full Circle
    20) Aerosmith – A Little South of Sanity

  72. Just a short question about Live in Gdansk Fed:

    On Amazon.de only some imports from the USA can be preordered. I have not cared too much about it but now I start to wonder if this means that we are left out and get none of the official Gdansk packages.

    Maybe you have any information what is planned for Germany?

    [I have no solid information about what is planned for any part of the world yet, sorry. However, Amazon are prone to error and, in their rush to be the first to announce new releases and start taking pre-orders, they often make mistakes and leave things out. Taking information from Amazon.com is usually a bad idea, because some of their information comes from Sony BMG… Enough said. One thing is sure, though: Germany will not be left out. You will not have to import from the USA. When EMI catch up and put out information relevant to Europe, all will be clearer. That should be soon, so please be patient for just a little longer. – FEd]

  73. This has taken me a whole two days to narrow down my list but here goes:

    1. Jeff Buckley – Grace (can’t believe you don’t like this album Fed, probably one of my favorite albums of all time up there with DSOTM. Defo my second favorite solo artist!)
    2. Elliott Smith – XO
    3. Eels – Beautiful freak
    4. Prodigy – Fat of The Land
    5. Pink Floyd – Division Bell
    6. Radiohead – OK Computer (best album since DSOTM!)
    7. Nirvana – Nevermind
    8. Faithless – Sunday 8 p.m
    9. Eels – Electro Shock Blues
    10. Pink Floyd – PULSE

  74. My estimation of Live at Gdansk 5 disc and big box (3-CD/2-DVD deluxe) edition at Best Buy thing is they will change the price of the box to $40 some odd a week or two before street date for when the album goes on sale.

    Same happened with the Black Sabbath Rules of Hell box (which had a bonus CD), the Genesis 1983-98 (they had that at $98.99 before it switched to $59.99 for when it went on sale) and Rush Replay x 3 (the CD of Grace Under Pressure Live had four bonus tracks) was $40 before it went to $25 for its sale price.

  75. My list in no particular order:

    Pearl Jam – Vs.
    Pearl Jam – Ten
    Roger Waters -Amused To Death
    Sisters Of Mercy – Floodland
    Pink Floyd – The Division Bell
    Alice In Chains – Unplugged
    Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Californication
    Depeche Mode – Violator (5.1 mix)
    Megadeth – Countdown To Extinction, and of course
    Richard Wright – Broken China (Reaching For The Rail is really exceptional)

    [Don’t you just miss the ’90s???? – Ax]

    Ax, you forgot about my favorites, New Kids On The Block.

  76. [FEd, what’s wrong with Oasis? – Ben]

    [wannabe The Beatles … Trynabe The Beatles/Lennon… – Julie Davies]

    [I always thought Blur an obvious Kinks rip-off, too. I don’t know who bored me the most. – FEd]

    Heh, heh, heh.

    Originality is a plus. That’s what has me in groans about all these black-Strat clones running about these days. Looking for something new – so maybe I’ll take up the electric didgeridoo… Oh, and I have a pristine Yngwie Malmsteen air guitar I’ll sell anybody at a truly good price (I stole it from the library); if I can find it.

    Anyway, whatever anybody needs to declaim about Bjork, I’ll say this one thing: she is an original, at least. I only have her Vespertine CD (probably 2000 era, not ’90s), and I may want more; I have been amazed by that gal since the days of the Sugarcubes (x’d in 92).

    Carry on with your lists. This stuff is amusing to read.

  77. [DG Management, if not the last to know themselves, certainly don’t rush to tell me anything that will be of interest to you lot. – FEd]

    FED, for sure they are busy, probably Live In Gdańsk will close the chapter or project On An Island.

    And another thing it’s summertime, so everyone is somewhat lazy, it’s too hot. You cannot be too demanding.

    They really did quite a lot for David’s fans in the not too distant past and now they are under fire (DG Strat not affordable, 5 disc version too expensive and so on).

    On the other hand you can’t say anything, if you are not told, that’s also obvious, but we all should relax just a bit more. I simply just asked.

    Maybe EMI Poland should arrange something, cinema event, invite David and the band, maestro Preisner and some more people to Gdańsk for premiere. EMI will benefit the most at least.

    [Many of those nice things were done on David’s orders after they had been highlighted here, by the way, with most of the running around done by me. Without the means of voicing your opinions so easily, it’s probably fair to say that many of those nice things wouldn’t have been done. That said, as has rightly been noted over this Signature Strat hoo-hah, any management company runs a business and giving the fans what they want simply cannot be its main priority. In addition, the reality here is that a (very) large proportion of fans will buy whatever is put out even if they don’t know the price until the day they see it stamped on the item in-store. That’s the joy of managing someone with David’s considerable reputation and fanbase. They can ask: Do you really need these trivial, petty little details, or is the release date all that really matters? I’m quite sure that anyone with an ounce of cynicism shares my feelings on that. – FEd]

  78. Fed,

    Good use of an Oxymoron relating to Macca… 🙂

    […accidentally clicked on the outer edge of this page, which sent me back to the main page, thus wiping clean all of my previous efforts. – LiamSch]

    Trying using the back button on your browser and it should return you to your previous page…

  79. [Yes, I have to say that is an annoying feature of your new blog design. It has happened to me on more than one occasion – Andrew]

    It’s happened to me as well but if you just click the ‘back’ button on your browser it’ll come back – hooray! 😀

  80. Good to see your list Andrew.

    I completely forgot Primus – Sailing the Seas of Cheese – excellent album!

  81. U2 – Achtung Baby
    Tom Petty – Wildflowers
    Goo Goo Dolls – Dizzy Up The Girl
    Paul McCartney – Flaming Pie
    Genesis – We Can’t Dance
    Pink Floyd – The Division Bell
    R.E.M. – Automatic for the People
    Matchbox Twenty – Yourself or Someone Like You
    R.E.M. – Monster
    R.E.M. – New Adventures In Hi-Fi

  82. 1) Radiohead – OK Computer
    2) Pink Floyd – The Division Bell
    3) Radiohead – The Bends
    4) U2 – Actung Baby
    5) Roger Waters – Amused to Death
    6) Suede – Dog Man Star
    7) Pink Floyd – Pulse
    8) Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness
    9) Steve Vai – Passion & Warfare
    10) Johnny Cash – American Recordings

    And yes, it is in order of preference (roughly). I found The Division Bell to be a truly wonderful record that I love more than most others, containing much of Gilmour’s best playing.

    But…nothing can compare to the cultural impact of OK Computer. That record is the sound of an moment in time that everyone seemed to feel at once, and it has influenced just about everything since.

    But Division Bell is still awesome!

  83. More to my list…

    3.) Ten ~ Pearl Jam ’91
    4.) Come Find Yourself ~ Fun Luvin Criminals ’96 (maybe I
    should be ashamed of that one, but I aint!)
    5.) Jagged Little Pill ~ Alanis Morisette ’95
    6.) Core ~ Stone Temple Pilots
    7.) Unplugged ~ Alice in Chains
    8.) Jar of Flies ~ Alice in Chains

    And that’s about it…

  84. Trying to avoid ones already mentioned but finding it difficult, here’s a quick list :

    Jagged Little Pill – Alanis
    Second Coming – Stone Roses
    Screamadelica – Primal Scream
    Rage Against the Machine – RATM
    Achtung Baby – U2
    Life Thru a Lens – Robbie (have to vote for a fellow Stokie, even if he does support the Vale instead of the red and white!)
    Morning Glory – Oasis (interesting name for a band)
    Mirrorball – Neil Young with Pearl Jam (“The priest was there with sandy hair…”)
    Butterfly – Mariah Carey
    Ocean Drive – Lighthouse Family

  85. Off topic.

    I’d like to know if we will be lucky to see/hear some samples or screenshots from the ‘Live in Gdansk’ album?

    I’m asking as one year ago there was a lot of it from the ‘Remember that Night’ DVD (which made me even more impatient during this long way to September). 🙂

    [Indeed. I should hope so. – FEd]

  86. Hi all…bound to be duplicates but hey, it’s fun…

    Chet Atkins and Mark Knopfler/ Neck and Neck, 1990
    Gary Moore /Blues Alive, 1993
    Kamakiriad /Donald Fagen, 1993
    From The Cradle / Eric Clapton, 1994
    Supernatural / Santana, 1999
    Metallica / Metallica, 1991
    J.J.Cale / Travel-Log, 1990
    Steely Dan / Live in America, 1995
    Use Your Illusion / Guns n Roses, 1991
    Time Out Of Mind / That Dylan bloke!

    +Eagles, etc.

    Bye bye…now I can looksee what you all picked.

  87. Soundgarden – Superunknown
    Toad the Wet Sprocket – Dulcinea
    Eric Johnson – A Via Musicom
    Steve Vai – Passion and Warfare
    The Vaughn Brothers – Family Style
    Bruce Springsteen – The Ghost of Tom Joad
    Garbage – Garbage
    Big Head Todd and the Monsters – Sister Sweetly
    Alice in Chains – Jar of Flies
    Sublime – Sublime

    Pretty much my soundtrack from the ’90s. Surprisingly devoid of Brits for me! Also surprisingly easy to come up with. A better decade than I think it gets credit for.


  88. In no particular order:

    “The Division Bell” – Pink Floyd
    “Pulse” – Pink Floyd
    “Union” – Yes
    “The Ladder” – Yes
    “House of Yes: Live at the House of Blues” – Yes
    “K” – Kula Shaker
    “Keys To Ascension” – Yes
    “Keys To Ascension 2” – Yes
    “An Evening of Yes Music Plus” – Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe
    “The Promise Ring” – Jon Anderson

  89. Blimey, I voted in the 25% who rate the 00s over the 90s. Do the majority really think times are bad, musically, now?

    Anyway, a completely non-scientific browse of my music collection provided me with the following favourites of mine:

    Crowded House – Woodface (1991)
    Metallica – Black Album (1991)
    Dream Theater – Images & Words (1992)
    Oasis – Definitely Maybe (1994)
    The Stone Roses – Second Coming (1994)
    Oasis – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory – (1995)
    George Michael – Older (1996) – Bet that surprised you!
    Opeth – Still Life (1999)
    Porcupine Tree – Stupid Dream (1999)
    Stevie Ray Vaughan – Couldn’t Stand The Weather (1999)

    I’ve deliberately left out anything to do with Floyd, it’s tough enough as it is, and it goes without saying really.


  90. Oh, ’90, my youth years. Gold times!

    Perhaps these are not the best, but those I listened to more.

    Radiohead – OK Computer
    Radiohead – The Bends
    Pink Floyd – The Division Bell
    Pearl Jam – Vitalogy
    Nirvana – Unplugged in New York
    REM – A New Adventure in Hi-Fi
    Mazzy Star – So Tonight That I Might See
    Bjork – Homogenic
    U2 – Achtung Baby

    Have a nice day everyone

  91. 1. Alan Parsons, Try Anything Once.
    Blew me away when I first heard it. Particularly good with a decent set of headphones.

    2. Pearl, Jam Ten.
    Aside from Division Bell, my favourite album of the ’90s.

    3. Genesis, I Can’t Dance.
    I never fell for the “old Genesis/New Genesis” thing… I like both. Unpopular as it may be, this is my favorite Genesis of all time (except for the title track and Jesus He Knows Me… ugh!)

    4. U2, Achtung Baby.
    Didn’t like it at first but it grew on me. Love Is Blindness is my favorite on the disk.

    5. Steven Curtis Chapman, More To This Life.
    Here is a guy who came out of nowhere, but this CD is so inspiring!

    6. Kitaro, Mandala.
    I love everything by Kitaro, but this stands out!

    7. Mike Oldfield, Songs From A Distant Earth.
    Love the reading of Genesis from space in the intro.

    8. Garth Brooks, Garth Brooks.

    9. Depeche Mode, Ultra.

    10.Craig Chaquico, Acoustic Planet.
    Far from his work with Jefferson Starship. A standout!

  92. Hello Fed, with you on the Verve and Nirvana, all indications by the way is the Verve’s new album could be the comeback record of the year.

    3. Roger Waters – Amused to Death
    4. Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun
    5. Pearl Jam – Ten
    6. Peter Gabriel – Secret World
    7. Yes – The Ladder
    8. David Bowie – Hours
    9. Tool – Aenima
    10 Steve Hackett – Darktown

    [Looking forward to the Verve’s new one, George. – FEd]

  93. Well, I’ll have a try. These are my 10 albums:

    Metallica – Metallica
    Pearl Jam – Ten
    Rick Wright – Broken China
    Pearl Jam – Vitalogy
    Roger Waters – Amused To Death
    Metallica – S&M

    That’s all folks… I don’t reach 10…

    Sometimes I feel a bit ashamed of having stopped listening to the contemporary music… But then I just put some Crimson stuff or whatever from the Prog stuff, and I immediately feel fine… 😛

  94. Tough one. Will have a go.

    Eye by Robyn Hitchcock
    Amused to Death by Roger Waters
    Mellow Gold by Beck
    The Bends by Radiohead
    OK computer by Radiohead
    Urban Hymns by The Verve
    A-tracks by Soundgarden
    Star4 by Stone Temple Pilots
    The Fight Club Soundtrack by The Dust Brothers

    There we go. Hard to pick. But they came in to my head first. Could probably list 100 more.

  95. Re: Oasis

    [Trynabe The Beatles/Lennon… – Julie Davies]

    [I always thought Blur an obvious Kinks rip-off, too. I don’t know who bored me the most. – FEd]

    LOL! I knew you’d say that. But is anyone original now? It’s all been done before.

    [You’re quite right about originality (and the distinct lack of it in my answer). There are clear traces of many classic bands in the ten I listed as favourites, of course. It’s just a matter of taste, really. I couldn’t find anything interesting in either Oasis or Blur. Musically, it had all been done before, much of it wasn’t even disguised. Vocally, I found them terribly irritating (my main gripe with Radiohead, too). Lyrically, they were hardly inspirational, deep or thought-provoking (not that I’ve listened to every track from every album and B-side, so I’m sure you could give me umpteen examples if you wanted to… but please don’t) and even their off-stage antics seemed to have a touch of déjà vu about them. So, all in all, I just ignored them and listened to Beatles and Kinks records instead. I did think Oasis had more credibility than Blur because they weren’t posh Mockney boys trying to ingratiate themselves with Britain’s ‘yoof’. But then they were schmoozing with Blair at Number Ten and selling out to live in London, so… – FEd]

  96. [Trying using the back button on your browser and it should return you to your previous page… – Rudders]

    [It’s happened to me as well but if you just click the ‘back’ button on your browser it’ll come back – hooray! – Lorraine]

    I’m not an idiot. The back button takes you to the prior page but many times what you typed is gone. So you would have to retype the whole thing. In fact, I just tested it again and when you hit the back button the typed text is gone. I actually don’t understand why the feature was ever added.



    [I’ll change the design right now, Andrew, just for you. Or you could try being more careful? – FEd]

  97. [I’ll change the design right now, Andrew, just for you. Or you could try being more careful? – FEd]

    LOL. FEd you crack me up. You’re right about being more careful but sometimes the finger slips. It certainly is your site and your call. I was just bringing your attention to something flukey that happens.



    [I kick myself out of the chatroom regularly due to my finger slipping (over the browser tabs), so I hear you. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. – FEd]

  98. [Vocally, I found them terribly irritating (my main gripe with Radiohead, too) – FEd]

    When I first listened to Radiohead I wasn’t sure about the vocals but the music kept me listening and after a short time I became captivated by Thom Yorke’s voice. Now I love it although I can appreciate that it may not be to everyone’s taste.

    I don’t know about Blur but I have listened to “The Good, The Bad and The Queen” and I really can’t get on with Damon Albarn’s voice at all. So I’m with you there!

    As for the the 1990s albums, I’m afraid I can’t contribute anything that hasn’t already been mentioned. The ’90s weren’t a time of music buying for me and most of my ’90s albums have been purchased retrospectively (including The Division Bell).

  99. [‘Superunknown’ deserves to be in there for ‘Black Hole Sun’ alone, I say. – FEd]

    ‘The Day I Tried to Live’ is a good one too, but that’s about it for me.

    Uhmm..the Nineties are not my favourite decade. I’d pick up albums from older artists (Pink Floyd, Mark Knopfler, U2, Eric Clapton, etc), but I can`t really come up with something that was NEW in the Nineties.

    And, Ax, reading that list..I won’t miss that decade AT ALL, haha.


  100. Seeing as it is 8/8/08 I’ll add the following to my list:

    Chemical Wedding – Bruce Dickinson

    A good and mighty weekend to one and all.

  101. 01. Amused to Death – RW (all-time fav. record)
    02. In Utero – Nirvana
    03. Too High To Die – Meat Puppets
    04. Soup – Blind Melon
    05. Unplugged – Alice in Chains
    06. Teenager of the Year – Frank Black
    07. Gold Afternoon Fix – The Church
    08. Automatic for the People – REM
    09. Harvest Moon – Neil Young
    10. Division Bell – Pink Floyd

    Honorable Mentions:

    01. Nevermind – Nirvana (over produced)
    02. Habor Lights – Bruce Hornsby
    03. Purple – Stone Temple Pilots
    04. Ragged Glory – Neil Young
    05. Dose – Gov’t Mule
    06. S/T – Metallica
    07. S/T – Foo Fighters
    08. Sleeps with Angels – Neil Young
    09. Mellow Gold – Beck
    10. Lofty’s Roach Suffle – Harry Connick, Jr.

  102. [‘Superunknown’ deserves to be in there for ‘Black Hole Sun’ alone, I say. – FEd]

    By the way, if you listen to Soundgarden you’ll notice a lot of Beatles influence. Which is different than what you get with a band like Oasis.



  103. Beastie Boys – Check Your Head (1992)
    Beck – Odelay (1996)
    Depeche Mode – Violator (1990)
    Depeche Mode – Songs Of Faith And Devotion (1993)
    Dire Straits – On Every Street (1991)
    Portishead – Dummy (1994)
    Portishead – Portishead (1997)
    Tricky – Maxinquaye (1995)
    U2 – Achtung Baby (1991)
    Roger Waters – Amused To Death (1992)

  104. I should have caught the blog earlier for this topic! In no particular order:

    1) Rick Wright – Broken China
    2) Pink Floyd – The Division Bell (I remember standing at Boulder, Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Records, in a long line, waiting for the store to open at midnight for its release).
    3) Pink Floyd – Pulse
    4) Chris Whitley – Living with the Law (Oh boy, is this album underrated!)
    5) Seal – Seal (1994)
    6) Dio – Lock Up the Wolves
    7) Duran Duran – (The Wedding Album)
    8) Tears for Fears – Elemental
    9) Simple Minds – Neapolis
    10) Simple Minds – Good News from the Next World

    There are too many more to mention: Pearl Jam, Clapton, etc. The 90s were much better than the current decade (so far!). The band Kingdom Come, derided in the US over their “Zeppelin” sound, really evolved into a powerful rock group in the 90s – albeit in relative obscurity in Germany.

    I can’t exclude any of their 90s releases from a top albums list. This decade was better than I thought at first!

  105. you’d think that with just seven weeks to go everything about ‘live in gdansk’ would be finalised by now.

    is it really coming out on the 22 of september? or are they just saying that to keep us quiet?

    [I’ve wondered that, but I’m sure it will be out. – FEd]



  107. Apart from Pink Floyd’s Division Bell:

    Roger Waters – Amused to Death
    Porcupine Tree – Up the Downstair
    Sun Dial – Reflecter
    Moom – Toot
    Camel – Dust and Dreams
    Richard Sinclair – RSVP
    Richard Wright – Broken China
    Paul Weller – Wild Wood
    No Man – Flowermouth
    Soft Machine – Live at the Paradiso (Recorded in late ’60s but not released till mid ’90s)

    I would have had Neil Young’s Unplugged but can’t remember if released in the ’80s or ’90s.

    [My rough guess would be… 1992? (Close. It was 1993.) – FEd]

  108. Selection of some of the great albums from the ’90s:

    PJ Harvey – To Bring You My Love
    Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Ragged Glory
    Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Sleeps With Angels
    Pantera – Vulgar Display Of Power
    Bob Dylan – Time Out Of Mind
    Radiohead – The Bends
    Alice In Chains – Dirt
    Ian McNabb – Head Like Rock
    Lucinda Williams – Car Wheels On A Gravel Road
    Prodigy – Fat Of The Land


  109. Hi,

    Hope you all have a great Summer too.

    Pink Floyd – The Division Bell
    Pink Floyd – Pulse
    Roger Waters – Amused to Death
    Richard Wright – Broken China
    Fruediana – Alan Parsons/ Eric Woolfson
    Peter Gabriel – Secret World
    Genesis – We Can’t Dance
    Yes – Talk
    Mostly Autumn – For all we shared
    Mostly Autumn – Spirit of Autumn Past

    Have a great week.

  110. [In addition, the reality here is that a (very) large proportion of fans will buy whatever is put out even if they don’t know the price until the day they see it stamped on the item in-store. That’s the joy of managing someone with David’s considerable reputation and fanbase. They can ask: Do you really need these trivial, petty little details, or is the release date all that really matters? I’m quite sure that anyone with an ounce of cynicism shares my feelings on that. – FEd]

    I do, LOL!

  111. Shazbat……….I forgot to mention the Kingston Wall trilogy albums from the ’90s – Finnish band, totally awesome.

  112. OK… my list of top 10 CDs from the 90s that I still listen to…

    1. Pink Floyd – Division Bell – Obvious choice, I really enjoy this album and like the cover so much, I got a tattoo of it!
    2. Nirvana – Nevermind – What more needs to be said?
    3. Damn Yankees – self titled (an awesome “supergroup” I wish were able to release the 3rd CD they completed – this one is another must have CD).
    4. Pearl Jam – 10 – Pearl Jam’s best album.
    5. Portishead – Dummy – Awesome music, great to well, how can I put this… “spend time with someone you love to”
    6. Guns n Roses – Use your Illusion 1/2 – I wish they could have kept it together, this was an awesome set of CDs and the last respectable GnR release… where is Chinese Democracy at?
    7. Candlebox – self titled (if you haven’t listened to this CD, may I suggest to pick it up?)
    8. Alice in Chains – Dirt
    9. Rage Against the Machine –
    10. Nine Inch Nails – all of the CDs

  113. Whew! Hard to choose! I’m definitely a fan of the Nineties! Here’s my list, but ask me tomorrow and I’m sure I will have changed my mind! lol!

    Pink Floyd – The Division Bell
    Pink Floyd – PULSE
    Peter Gabriel – Us
    Stone Temple Pilots – Purple
    Stone Temple Pilots – Tiny Music…
    Soundgarden – Superunknown
    Chris Cornell – Euphoria Morning
    Guns n’ Roses – Use Your Illusion
    Ozzy Osbourne – Ozzmosis
    Eric Clapton – Unplugged

    There are so many more that I’m afraid to even hit the post button because I can’t make up my mind! lol! I mean think of some of the other greats; OK Computer, The Bends, Nevermind, Ten, Pump, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Core, No. 4, Alive in America, Secret World Live, Achtung Baby, Roll the Bones, Amused to Death, I mean the list goes on and on!

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