My 100 Favourite Albums Ever…

06/14/2000

Having thought about it carefully, I have decided that lists like “the best albums of the 90s” are mildly pointless (if endlessly diverting). But that doesn’t matter surely? They are interesting exercises, and so without apology or explanation here is an extremely long list of names – which frankly is easier than a proper post about “World Hunger” or “Macs Versus PCs (Which One Will I Buy?)”. I call this phallogocentric/anal classification: “My 100 Favourite Albums Ever”:

  1. Belle and Sebastian – Tigermilk
  2. Tricky – Maxinquaye
  3. David Bowie – Hunky Dory
  4. Moby – Play
  5. The Smiths – Strangeways Here We Come
  6. PJ Harvey – To Bring You My Love
  7. Morrissey – Bona Drag
  8. Pixies – Surfer Rosa
  9. Belly – Star
  10. Pixies – Doolittle
  11. Pixies – Bossanova
  12. Portishead – Dummy
  13. The Bangles – Different Light
  14. Jeff Buckley – Grace
  15. Kristin Hersh – Hips and Makers
  16. Elastica – Elastica
  17. The Beatles – Abbey Road
  18. Pixies – Trompe Le Monde
  19. Beck – Mutations
  20. David Bowie – Heroes
  21. Morcheeba – Big Calm
  22. Madonna – Ray of Light
  23. Julian Cope – Floored Genius (The Best Of)
  24. Leonard Cohen – The Future
  25. The Breeders – Pod
  26. Hole – Live Through This
  27. Nirvana – Unplugged in New York
  28. Eg and Alice – 24 Years of Hunger
  29. Air – Moon Safari
  30. Eurythmics – Savage
  31. Leonard Cohen – I’m Your Man
  32. Tracy Chapman – Tracy Chapman
  33. Suzanne Vega – 99.9F
  34. Throwing Muses – The Real Ramona
  35. The Smiths – Meat is Murder
  36. Depeche Mode – Violator
  37. Violent Femmes – Violent Femmes
  38. Sean Lennon – Into the Sun
  39. Beck – Midnite Vultures
  40. The Cardigans – Gran Turismo
  41. Jeff Buckley – Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk
  42. Fight Club – Sound Track
  43. Frank Black – Frank Black
  44. Morrissey – Viva Hate
  45. Morrissey – Vauxhall and I
  46. Radiohead – The Bends
  47. The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
  48. Paul Simon – Graceland
  49. Rolling Stones – Hot Rocks
  50. Nirvana – In Utero
  51. Drugstore – White Magic For Lovers
  52. Mazzy Star – She Hangs Brightly
  53. Pixies – at the BBC
  54. The Bangles – Everything
  55. Curve – Doppelganger
  56. Nirvana – Nevermind
  57. Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong – Ella and Louis Again
  58. Sneaker Pimps – Becoming X
  59. The Breeders – Last Splash
  60. David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust
  61. Leftfield – Leftism
  62. Radiohead – OK Computer
  63. David Bowie – Diamond Dogs
  64. Juliana Hatfield – Hey Babe
  65. Sly and the Family Stone – Best Of
  66. Out of Sight – Soundtrack
  67. The Smiths – The Queen is Dead
  68. The Rebirth of Cool – Phive
  69. The Smiths – Hatful of Hollow
  70. David Arnold – The James Bond Project
  71. The Smiths – The Smiths
  72. Fat Boy Slim – You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby
  73. South Park – Bigger Longer Uncut – Soundtrack
  74. Leonard Cohen – Various Positions
  75. Reservoir Dogs – Soundtrack
  76. The Smiths – The World Won’t Listen
  77. Jeff Buckley – Mystery White Boy
  78. Throwing Muses – University
  79. Blur – Modern Life is Rubbish
  80. Cocteau Twins – Heaven or Las Vegas
  81. Afghan Whigs – Black Love
  82. David Bowie – Station to Station
  83. Blur – Parklife
  84. Morcheeba – Who Can You Trust?
  85. Suede – Coming Up
  86. Eels – Beautiful Freak
  87. Julian Cope – Peggy Suicide
  88. Morrissey – Kill Uncle
  89. Super Furry Animals – Guerrilla
  90. Filth and the Fury – Soundtrack
  91. Cowboy Junkies – The Caution Horses
  92. Suede – Suede
  93. Primal Scream – Exterminator
  94. Placebo – Placebo
  95. Blondie – The Best of Blondie
  96. David Bowie – The Man Who Sold The World
  97. Belle and Sebastian – Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like A Peasant
  98. Bjork – Homogenic
  99. Belle and Sebastian – If You’re Feeling Sinister
  100. Beck – Odelay