1001 Albums Book: 1990

So this Tuesday morning is this thing again, it’s been awhile since the last one but going back ten years from my last 1001 post so that means I’m now at year 1990 and accounting to this book/list these are the albums that everyone should listen to before you die! I’ve say on my blog about a zillion time before the 90’s is the best decade ever or that should be my own fave so I shouldn’t repeat that yet again but nope, it’s too late for that!

Once again I’m using my own tiny little playlist of this year embedded just above at the very top of the post, that’s already got 100 songs tracklisting before even stating to add any of these 1001 book cuts that’s missing. It’s totally amazing unbelievable I’ve still missed some great/good/OK ones for this year, I’m adding something for everything missing below because I really don’t mind any of them at all so that playlist is adding up to 111 songs, is anyone doing to have a listen tooo it? Intro almost over so gotta ask you, have you heard all these albums below yet?

Heaven Or Las Vegas by Cocteau Twins the sixth studio album by Scottish indie act is the first somehow not on my playlist so now adding Fotzepolitic as track number 101.

En-Tact by The Shamen rave dance music was pretty big back then but I think, I’ve only got three other songs of that style on my playlist so let’s pick-out Evil Is Even track for number 102 now.

World Clique by Deee-Lite what else other than Groove Is In The Heart video clip am I going to pick? That’s track number 103 on the playlist.

Self-titled by The La’s I’m going pick their biggest hit single There She Goes video clip which is now number 104.

Shake Your Money Maker by The Black Crowes I’m to pick their biggest hit which was an Otis Redding cover of Hard to Handle, now at number 105.

Violator by Depeche Mode it’s the very first one that’s already included on my little playlist with Enjoy The Silence video clip at number 37. I’ll put this one in my top five best albums culled from all these so it’s first highly recommend today!

Bossanova by Pixies their Is She Weird song is at number 98. It’s their third album in this book for these American indie rockers, I guess they’re important or something?

Rust In Peace by Megadeth yet another one on my playlist, their Hanger 18 song is number 25. I’m calling it the second album on my own top five of these and next highly reco. A very longtime ago I even wrote a whole post just about this album just after the drummer Nick Menza passed away, linked here.

Sex Packets by Digital Underground I’m going to included The Humpy Dance video clip at number 106, I should really say sorry for this one but it’s pretty dumb funny!

Behavior by Pet Shop Boys their Being Boring song is already at number 42 and is most likely, my most fave PSB song of all-time, if you really want to know?

Pills N Thrills And Bellyaches by Happy Mondays another one somehow I’ve missed but it’s just gonna be Step On video clip which now added at number 107.

Listen Without Prejudice by George Michael his Freedom! video clip was already included at number 99. Like most of pop music on this list I really don’t mind it but maybe, it’s because it’s 90’s pop music and almost everything from the 90’s is pretty cool but some might disagree with me on that?

Ragged Glory by Neil Young & Crazy Horse his Farmer John cover/video clip is number 61. Off course, NY is an old hippie who with this record is his last of seven albums included in 1001 book so that means easy tops the Pixies as most important or something?

AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted by Ice Cude adding Who’s the Mack? at number 108.

Ritual De Lo Habitual by Janes’ Addiction their Three Days is number 33. I really can’t remember the last time I listen to them but love them so much, it’s gotta be third album to be included in my top five/the next highly reco record too!

Mama Said Knock You Out by LL Cool J picking Cheesy Rat Blues as number 109.

Fear Of The Black Planet by Pubic Enemy their Welcome To The Terrordome song is already number 12. As you can see I’ve picked this one as today’s feature image so it’s easy in my top five and highly reco but would have to arm-wrestle with Megadeth for the very top spot because I’ve already blogged about Rust In Peace album, I never use the same image twice for my posts so that means it has to be Fear Of The Black Planet album!

I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got by Sinead O’Connor picking yet another hit single but can’t help but putting Prince’s Nothing Compares 2 U as the playlist now closing song at number 111, OK?

Instinctive Travels And The Path Of Rhythm by A Tribe Called Quest’s People so keeping these hip-hop acts together, well those last three so at number 110 is Bonita Applebum.

Goo by Sonic Youth it’s Kool Thing is number 13 on my playlist and has to round out my highly reco and top five records today! So top 5/highly recos are: Violator by Depeche Mode, Rust In Peace by Megadeth, Ritual De Lo Habitual by Janes’ Addiction, Fear Of The Black Planet by Pubic Enemy and Goo by Sonic Youth. What’s your faves? SY do have five albums in this books/list so are sandwiched in-between Neil Young and Pixies as the most important, if that’s the acts with the most records listed? Inset joke about white blokes who play guitar rock but the coolest band members to me are easy Kim Deal and Kim Gordon, a couple of female bass players!

Nowhere by Ride their Seagull is already at number 19 too and that’s the end of 1990’s albums according to this book!

Pointing out once again, this bloody motherfucking book misses anything/everything from Australia but my playlist makes up with the opening 11 tracks plus even more from number 70 to 93 but mixed in some great New Zealand songs in with Aussies, hope all the Kiwis and Aussies out there don’t mind that? I think, I would say The Good Son by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Charcoal Lane by Archie Roach and Black Milk by Beasts of Bourbon is my top 3 favorite albums NOT included in this book! They’re all Aussies so I’ve say Twin Peaks soundtrack by Angelo Badalamenti and Pod by The Breeders as my couple of favorite albums from overseas in 1990. That’s another top 5 so if you added that to what I’ve culled from this book a little bit above, I guess I’ve just named my top 10 albums of 1990! So what about your fave album/s from the year 1990 then, wanna share?

Fear Of A Black Planet is the best/my fave album of 1990 in that book!

Cheers! 🙂


  1. I have to agree on so many of these. Heaven or Las Vegas and that whole album from them is amazing. There is a lot of songs here I don’t know and so I will be looking them all up now. Thanks mate, hope you are well 🙂

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