Thursday, May 14, 2009
SCQ's Top Twenty Albums of the 1990s
What the hell is this… a 90s Best-Of list? Why now? I thought it up last month at work while quietly seething over the radio station’s obsession with 90s grunge-rock. Really now, if these “modern” rock stations are going to wax retrospective on us every day, why not play the best the 90s had to offer? That very question tossed me down the rabbit hole of what my list would comprise of… where I encountered many questions: (1) Should I remain true to my actual favourites of the 90s… most of which I never listen to now? (2) What about excellent 90s records I only discovered in the 2000s? (3) Should I pay lip-service to universally-renowned albums or stick by those with personal significance?
For those interested: answers panned out as follows: (1) only if you still love them, (2) valid, and (3) Loveless by My Bloody Valentine. Done.
Most albums receive some sort of write-up, although several left me speechless or feeling lazy... so I let a video do the explaining. This seemingly random list is a warm-up for my Top Twenty Albums of the 00s; a feature that’ll arrive this November just ahead of my 2009 year-end lists. God help me.