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1995 in music.

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by phaynes12, Jan 3, 2022.

  1. phaynes12

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    Weezer's Weezer (The Blue Album) won 1994. Back from the holiday break. Let's see who wins 1995.

    Billboard chart-topping albums of 1995:
    Garth Brooks - The Hits (cont. from 1994)
    Van Halen - Balance
    Boyz II Men - II (cont. from 1994)
    Bruce Springsteen - Greatest Hits
    2Pac - Me Against the World
    Soundtrack - The Lion King (cont. from 1994)
    Live - Throwing Copper (cont. from 1994)
    Soundtrack - Friday
    Hootie & the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View (cont. from 1994)
    Pink Floyd - Pulse
    Michael Jackson - History: Past, Present and Future, Book I
    Soundtrack - Pocahontas
    Selena - Dreaming of You
    Bone Thugs n Harmony - E. 1999 Eternal
    Soundtrack - Dangerous Minds
    Alanis Morrissette - Jagged Little Pill
    Mariah Carey - Daydream
    The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
    The Dogg Pound - Dogg Food
    Alice in Chains - Alice in Chains
    R. Kelly - R. Kelly
    The Beatles - Anthology 1

    Billboard chart-topping singles of 1995:
    Boyz II Men - On Bended Knee (cont. from 1994)
    TLC - Creep (cont. from 1994)
    Madonna - Take a Bow (cont. from 1994)
    Montell Jordan - This is How We Do It
    Bryan Adams - Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman
    TLC - Waterfalls (cont. from 1994)
    Seal - Kiss From a Rose (cont. from 1994)
    Michael Jackson - You Are Not Alone
    Coolio - Gangsta's Paradise
    Mariah Carey - Fantasy
    Whitney Houston - Exhale
    Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men - One Sweet Day

    What are your top three albums for 1995? We will keep a running tally and eventually have some sort of bracket. For me it would be:
    1. Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
    2. Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters
    3. Radiohead - The Bends

    What are some of the forgotten gems from the year? What is overrated? What did you discover at a young age and what did you discover later?

    YEARS IN MUSIC • forum.chorus.fm
     
  2. phaynes12

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    if What's the Story Morning Glory loses to the third-best Smashing Pumpkins album, I'm going to delete all of these threads
     
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  3. Morrissey

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    Mellon Collie is so good. Siamese Dream is usually a Smashing Pumpkins fans' favorite album for the consistency, but Corgan really went for every impulse he had. It can be as embarrassing as it can be poignant, but it was something special.
     
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  4. OhTheWater

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    1. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
    2. GZA - Liquid Swords
    3. Mariah Carey - Daydream
     
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  5. OhTheWater

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    Also good:
    Various Artists - A Goofy Movie OST
    Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
    Ol' Dirty Bastard - Return to the 36 Chambers
    Texas is the Reason - Texas is the Reason
    blink 182 - Cheshire Cat
    Oasis - Morning Glory
    Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill
    Mobb Deep - The Infamous
     
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  6. Craig Manning

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    Rolling in here like "I wonder what @phaynes12 is going to put as his number 1."
     
  7. phaynes12

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    blowing it out to a top 20 because of how many great releases we have:
    4. Guided By Voices - Alien Lanes
    5. Alice in Chains - Alice in Chains
    6. Elliott Smith - Elliott Smith
    7. Pulp - Different Class
    8. The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
    9. Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
    10. Low - Long Division
    11. Hum - You'd Prefer an Astronaut
    12. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill
    13. Pavement - Wowee Zowee
    14. Natalie Merchant - Tigerlily
    15. Kyuss - And the Circus Leaves Town
    16. Jewel - Pieces of You
    17. Green Day - Insomniac
    18. Sunny Day Real Estate - Sunny Day Real Estate
    19. The Verve - A Northern Soul
    20. Wilco - A.M.

    honorable mentions:
    Archers of Loaf - Vee Vee
    At the Gates - Slaughter of the Soul
    Collective Soul - Collective Soul
    David Bowie - Outside
    D’Angelo - Brown Sugar
    Deftones - Adrenaline
    Face to Face - Big Choice
    Filter - Short Bus
    The Flaming Lips - Clouds Taste Metallic
    Fugazi - Red Medicine
    Goo Goo Dolls - A Boy Named Goo
    Live - Throwing Copper
    Mad Season - Above
    Neil Young - Mirror Ball
    Opeth - Orchid
    Our Lady Peace - Naveed
    Primus - Tales from the Punchbowl
    Quicksand - Manic Compression
    Red House Painters - Ocean Beach
    Shania Twain - The Woman in Me
    Silverchair - Frogstomp
    Sleater-Kinney - Sleater-Kinney
    Slowdive - Pygmalion
    Son Volt - Trace
    Sonic Youth - Washing Machine
    Sparklehorse - Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot
    Spiritualized - Pure Phase
    Superchunk - Here’s Where the Strings Come in
    Supergrass - I Should Coco
    Unwound - Future of What
    White Zombie - Astro-Creep: 2000

    stuff to check out:
    Apples in Stereo - Fun Trick Noisemaker
    Bjork - Post
    Blind Melon - Soup
    Bone Thugs n Harmony - E. 1999 Eternal
    Catherine Wheel - Happy Days
    Chris Isaak - Forever Blue
    Darkthrone - Panzerfaust
    DC Talk - Jesus Freak
    Elastica - Elastica
    Emmylou Harris - Wrecking Ball
    Faith No More - King for a Day … Fool for a Lifetime
    Flying Saucer Attack - Further
    Garbage - Garbage
    GZA - Liquid Swords
    Mariah Carey - Daydream
    Matthew Sweet - 100% Fun
    Mercury Rev - See You on the Other Side
    Mobb Deep - The Infamous
    Mudhoney - My Brother the Cow
    Ol’ Dirty Bastard - Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version
    PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love
    The Presidents of the United States of America - The Presidents of the United States of America
    Rancid - And Out Come the Wolves
    Rocket from the Crypt - Scream Dracula Scream
    The Roots - Do You Want More
    Scott Walker - Tilt
    Smog - Wild Love
    Steve Earle - Train a Comin’
    Teenage Fanclub - Grand Prix
    Throwing Muses - University
    2Pac - Me Against the World
     
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  8. SpyKi

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    1. Radiohead - The Bends
    2. Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
    3. Bjork - Post

    HM: 2Pac - Me Against the World

    This is where we start getting to albums I really love.
     
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  9. manoverboard365

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    1. Oasis - What's the Story Morning Glory
    2. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
    3. No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom
    4. Alanis Morrissette - Jagged Little Pill
    5. Radiohead - The Bends
     
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  10. JRGComedy

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    The year of my birth!

    I don't know as many albums from this year as I did 1994. @phaynes12 is this the Pulp album to listen to?

    1. All - Pummel (One of my favorite albums of all time with the exception of two tracks)
    2. Jawbreaker - Dear You
    3. Green Day - Insomniac
    4. Hum - You'd Prefer An Astronaut
    5. No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom
    6. Primus - Tales From The Punchbowl


    I historically have avoided Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead, and Oasis because they're so beloved, so I should probably listen to them this week. Should probably finally tackle Jagged Little Pill as well.
     
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  11. atlas

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    Think I'm finally gonna start contributing to every year from here on out!

    1. D'Angelo - Brown Sugar
    2. Björk - Post
    3. Hum - You'd Prefer an Astronaut
     
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  12. Contender

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    1. Alanis Morrissette - Jagged Little Pill
    2. Jawbreaker - Dear You
    3. 2Pac - Me Against the World
     
  13. The Lucky Moose Jan 3, 2022
    (Last edited: Jan 6, 2022)
    The Lucky Moose

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    1. LL Cool J - Mr. Smith
    2. Big L - Lifestyles Ov Da Poor & Dangerous
    3. Fat Joe - Jealous One's Envy

    4. Texas is the Reason - Texas is the Reason
    5. Coolio - Gangsta's Paradise

    Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
    GZA - Liquid Swords
    The Pharcyde - Lacabincalifornia
    Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
    Mobb Deep - The Infamous
    Ol’ Dirty Bastard - Return To The 36 Chambers
    AZ - Doe Or Die
    Junior M.A.F.I.A. – Conspiracy
    Grand Puba – 2000
    Das EFX – Hold It Down
    Friday OST
    Guru – Jazzmatazz Volume II: The New Reality
    D'Angelo - Brown Sugar
    Mariah Carey - Daydream
    Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It
    Monica - Miss Thang
    Jawbreaker - Dear You
    No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom
    Michael Jackson - History: Past, Present and Future, Book I
    A Goofy Movie OST
    R. Kelly - R. Kelly
     
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  14. OhTheWater

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    shit I didn't realize Big L was this year too
     
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  15. phaynes12

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    yes! different class rules, probably the third or fourth best britpop album

    also please listen to oasis, the best britpop band, and WTSMG, the best britpop album lol
     
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  16. The Lucky Moose

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    PUT IT ON [THE LIST] [OHTHEWATER], PUT IT ON
     
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  17. phaynes12

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    pretty cool choices so far. please continue in further threads
     
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  18. The Lucky Moose

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    I’m into these threads, I would have contributed more in the later 80s and early 90s but I was in a bood mood and couldn’t get myself to do much
     
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  19. phaynes12

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    wasn’t singling you out haha, i’ve noticed a few people i haven’t seen in other threads
     
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  20. George Jan 3, 2022
    (Last edited: Jan 7, 2022)
    George

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    1. Bjork - Post
    2. Pulp - Different Class
    3. Tricky - Maxinquaye

    Post is my favourite album of all time, so the easiest possible number 1 choice for me. Takes everything that was so thrilling and charming about Debut, manages to be more focused, while still sprawling, and doesn't lose that sense of playfulness and joy. Probably my favourite vocal performance on any record here - her vocal range (not just in the technical sense) is astounding. Hyperballad is my favourite song of all time, just a stunningly perfect 5 minutes bit of music, that always stops me in my tracks whenever I hear it.

    Different Class is Pulp's razor sharp and insightful version of Brit-pop. Jarvis Cocker is a remarkable lyricist, and really shines here, with the pop hooks to make the songs shine too. Common People is completely timeless, a perpetually relevant diss track with hidden loathing, that reminds me in many ways of Dylan's "Ballad of a Thin Man".

    Maxinquaye is Tricky's first and by far his best release after leaving Massive Attack. It's a dark, dense trip-hop album, with plenty of electronic sounds, but more hip-hop focused than Massive Attack's records were. I only heard it relatively recently, despite being a big Massive Attack fan for years - but I'd say it's essential listening for any Massive Attack or alternative hip-hop fan.

    Honourable mentions;

    Green Day - Insomniac: A follow up album which must have frustrated the label, angry and short with very few pop hooks as found on Dookie, but taken on it's own merit, it's a great, bold record.

    Fugazi - Red Medicine: Feel like I'm saying the same thing for every Fugazi record, but just remarkably consistent and brilliant, the band never came close to a low point.

    Lifetime - Hello Bastards: Really fun music, blending pop-punks hooks, with these tiny and short hardcore structured songs.

    Texas is the Reason - Do You Know Who You Are?: Their only album, and one of the best songwriters from the second wave of emo. Inspired almost everyone after. (Edit: No, this is a 1996 album)

    Tracy Chapman - New Beginnings: A quite different album to her breakthrough, here the songs are longer and generally slower, but it's still an excellent demonstration of her talent.

    Jawbreaker - Dear You: Had this tagged as 2004 in my library haha. A fantastic record, completely overlooked and derided on release, but found a home and recognition a decade later.

    I also had Pinkerton tagged in my library as 1995 and was confused why nobody had mentioned it yet.
     
  21. The Lucky Moose

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    I choose to believe you did single me out with “pretty cool choices so far”
     
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  22. George

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    A great quote / description of Maxinquaye if anybody needs a push to check it out;

     
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  23. LightWithoutHeat

    Doomed to Live

    1. SP - Mellon collie
    2. Hum - You’d Prefer an Astronaut
    3. Deftones - Adrenaline
     
  24. phaynes12

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  25. phaynes12

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    neat. this wasn't on my radar at all. I'll check it out.