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1990 in music. • Page 3

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by phaynes12, Nov 15, 2021.

  1. cshadows2887 Nov 19, 2021
    (Last edited: Nov 19, 2021)
    cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    Damn, @George. Good look. Mustt Mustt is incredible. What a voice.
     
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  2. Gianni28

    Regular Supporter

    I'll post it again in '96, or y'all can just go find it and listen to it on your own, but I KNEW I recognized that name somewhere. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan did a version of Pearl Jam's "The Long Road" with Eddie Vedder for the Dead Man Walking soundtrack.

    And it is absolutely entrancingly wonderful.
     
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  3. George

    Trusted Prestigious

    Really glad you liked it! He’s a force of nature, absolutely remarkable.
     
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  4. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    Seriously what a skyscraping voice. And that first song is honest-to-god funky. I was hardcore head-bobbing in the car.
     
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  5. Surfwax

    bring on the major leagues

    1) Pixies - Bossanova

    One of the most criminally underrated albums of all time. It's so weird and cool and yes it sacrifices most of what made Surfer Rosa great and the songs aren't quite as good as Doolittle, but it's absolutely essential in my book. A much, much better record than Trompe Le Monde which I feel wrongly gets more cred as the better non-peak Pixies album.

    2) Paul Simon - The Rhythm of the Saints

    This was off my radar almost entirely until seeing Paul on his farewell tour. I get it lives in the shadow of Graceland, but outside the lack of hits I don't really see it as a lesser record. The musicianship is amazing and Paul is Paul. One of his great albums.

    3) The Breeders - Pod

    I'm a Pixies stan and I can't help it. Pod is maybe a lot cooler than it is good, but in a down year for me it makes the cut on that.

    I need to listen to Ride and The La's records in full, the obvious hits might be my #1 and #2 songs from this year. Excited for '91, where things start to really pick up for my tastes and maybe the two most influential records of the last 30 years go head to head.
     
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  6. Gianni28

    Regular Supporter

    1. Depeche Mode - Violator
    2. Sonic Youth - Goo
    3. Helmet - Strap It On
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    4. Fugazi - Repeater
    5. The Sundays - Reading, Writing, & Arithmetic
    6. Jane's Addiction - Ritual de lo Habitual
    7. Pixies - Bossanova
    8. Ride - Nowhere
    9. Teenage Fanclub - A Catholic Education
    10. Trash Can Sinatras - Cake

    Honorables:
    The Afghan Whigs - Up In It
    Alice In Chains - Facelift
    Bad Religion - Against The Grain
    Bob Mould - Black Sheets Of Rain
    INXS - X
    The La's - The La's
    Midnight Oil - Blue Sky Mining
    Morrissey - Bona Drag
    Mother Love Bone - Apple
    Pantera - Cowboys From Hell
    Soundgarden - Screaming Life/Fopp
    Superchunk - Superchunk
    They Might Be Giants - Flood
    Toad The Wet Sprocket - Pale
    Traveling Wilburys - The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 3
    A Tribe Called Quest - Peoples Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm

    New Listens/Likes:
    The Breeders - Pod
    Bruce Hornsby & The Range - Night on the Town
    The Charlatans - Some Friendly
    The Church - Gold Afternoon Fix
    Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas
    Galaxie 500 - This Is Our Music
    The Goo Goo Dolls - Hold Me Up
    Guided By Voices - Same Place The Fly Got Smashed
    Happy Mondays - Pills 'N' Thrills And Bellyaches
    Living Colour - Times Up
    Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Ragged Glory
    Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Mustt Mustt
    Quicksand - Quicksand EP
    Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss
    Social Distortion - Social Distortion
    Suicidal Tendencies - Lights...Camera...Revolution
    Uncle Tupelo - No Depression
    Yo La Tengo - Fakebook









     
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  7. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    Hold Me Up is them JUST starting to find their sound, but I'll be damned if "Two Days in February" isn't one of their best songs.
     
  8. Gianni28

    Regular Supporter

    Yes! I was pleasantly surprised by the record, is was my first time all the way through it. LOVED their cover of Plimsouls' "A Million Miles Away" too!
     
  9. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    I also am charmed in spite of myself at that stupid Prince cover with their lounge singer friend from Buffalo. The whole thing has this charm of a band who has no idea they’re on the verge of being great.
     
  10. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    i’ll announce the winner for ‘90 tomorrow night but my grandpa passed away this morning and i will be flying to chicago on monday, and then with thanksgiving midweek, if y’all don’t mind i think we’ll push ‘91 to the week after thanksgiving
     
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  11. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    @phaynes12 terrible news, so sorry to hear bud. Of course take time with your family, definitely skip next week. Sending love to your and your fam :heart:
     
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  12. tomdelonge

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    ❤️❤️❤️ sorry to hear
     
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  13. phaynes12

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    thanks guys
     
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  14. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    Absolutely take the time. 1991 will still be there in a week.
     
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  15. George

    Trusted Prestigious

    Very sorry to hear that! Take the time you need, all this sort of stuff is very unimportant in the grand scheme of things.
     
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  16. williek311

    @wearthicksocks Prestigious

    That sucks man, my condolences.


    Also more time for people to listen to War Master and Death Certificate.
     
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  17. Gianni28

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    Really sorry to hear as well, hope it can be a celebration of his life and quality time with family given the circumstances.
     
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  18. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    depeche mode's violator pulls an upset with 13 points. sonic youth's goo has 12 and ride's nowhere has 8.
     
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  19. Gianni28

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    A bit surprised, and I know the vote count was kinda low, but very happy that Violator got the win here. I know that likely because of the ubiquity of "Personal Jesus" and "Enjoy the Silence" that this album can get overlooked, but it really is an accomplishment, and in my opinion a high point for this band, which usually doesn't happen 7 albums/10+ years into their career.

    Particularly also the production work from Flood is just phenomenal. It straddles the sweet spot between synth-pop and alternative rock, and I think still sounds as fresh now as it did in 1990.
     
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  20. phaynes12

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    fewer people voting but we got more albums voted for this week than most weeks
     
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  21. tomdelonge

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    Whoops

    1. Paul Simon - Rhythm Of The Saints
    2. The La’s - The La’s
    3. Cocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las Vegas

    Rhythm Of The Saints is 100% as good as Graceland

    Kinda weird, transitional year

    shout out Veloria
     
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  22. tomdelonge

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    At least it gave us this masterpiece

     
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  23. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    I never heard it until a few years back but I was very impressed as well, especially The Obvious Child
     
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  24. tomdelonge

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    These days I listen to Rhythm way more than Graceland. Obvious Child obviously, I’m also a huge huge fan of Can’t Run But, Born At The Right Time, The Coast, Spirit Voices. A few years ago Spirit Voices was my Spotify most played song of the year

    I saw him do Graceland and selections from Rhythm in Brooklyn in 2007, it was amazing. Ladysmith Black Mambazo played and David Byrne sang a few of the Graceland songs.
     
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  25. Surfwax

    bring on the major leagues

    Late but sorry about your grandpa dude, hope your family has as good as possible holiday considering
     
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