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preach (dudeist priest)
preach (dudeist priest) Dork
5/14/22 3:08 p.m.

Blood Sugar Sex Magik-Red Hot Chili Peppers

Fight me.

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
5/14/22 3:19 p.m.

Rage Against the Machine 1992

Beer Baron
Beer Baron MegaDork
5/14/22 3:27 p.m.

In reply to preach (dudeist priest) :

Is great, but 'Nevermind' still reigns supreme for the 90's. Few albums had as big of a splash or anywhere near the lasting impact of Nevermind. I'd say 'Ten' probably also edges out BSSM.

Tough to compare, but you also have 'The Chronic' and 'Enter the Wu Tang' in there as well with totally different styles.

Captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
5/14/22 3:38 p.m.

I came to say "The Chronic" and it's already been mentioned. It launched careers of people who were contributors on it, it poured gasoline on a fire to destroy a record label and launched 2 separate labels as a direct result and it set up it's creator to be able to sit back and not have to release another album until 2001. 

 

I strongly recommend adding it to your collection, or you'll have no clue, we he and his homie snoop came to do. 

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
5/14/22 3:46 p.m.

Album?

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa PowerDork
5/14/22 3:49 p.m.

In reply to preach (dudeist priest) :

Lil Asa did indeed enjoy some BSSM, but I haven't been able to return to it in a while.  I don't feel it aged well.

So damned many to chose from.

Rock: 
Nirvana Unplugged, maybe.  More a recording of a concert though.
Soundgarden - Superunknown
Sublime - Sublime

NIN - Downward Spiral
RATM - Battle of LA

Rap
Outkast - Aquemini
Lauryn Hill - Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Eminem - Slim Shady LP
B.I.G - Life After Death
2Pac - All Eyez On Me
Jay-Z - Vol 2. Hard Knock Life

Country
Johnny Cash - American Recordings
Garth Brooks - No Fences

 

I'd probably go with Johnny Cash - American Recordings.  I didn't appreciate it at the time, but it completely renewed his career and gave us his follow up albums American II through American IV which I truly appreciated during my first deployment in the early '00s

mtn
mtn MegaDork
5/14/22 4:33 p.m.

John Hiatt, Crossing Muddy Waters... assuming that it was a 90s album, it might have been 2000. 
 

If it wasn't, Johnny Cash gets the win. Johnny Cash+Rick Rubin trumps just about everything else. 
 

 

Duke
Duke MegaDork
5/14/22 4:35 p.m.

Its impact and influence wasn't as great as some of the others mentioned here, but Pumpkins' Siamese Dream is a fantastic album start to finish.

 

preach (dudeist priest)
preach (dudeist priest) Dork
5/14/22 4:41 p.m.

I maintain my pic but the Traveling Wilburys probably just missed it.

 

Great pick so far. Should have appointed a judge...

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
5/14/22 5:21 p.m.

This is a very difficult question, because there was no good music, at all, in the 90s.

Crxpilot
Crxpilot HalfDork
5/14/22 5:43 p.m.

Joe Satriani - The Extremist

Makes your lap times faster too.

yupididit
yupididit PowerDork
5/14/22 5:45 p.m.

Illmatic - Nas

Midnight Marauders - A Tribe Called Quest

Aquemini - Outkast

Nevermind - Nirvana 

 

 

 

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
5/14/22 5:54 p.m.

Pearl Jam Ten

Rollins Band The End Of Silence

Sarah McLachlan Fumbling Toward Ecstasy 

Beer Baron
Beer Baron MegaDork
5/14/22 5:54 p.m.

In reply to yupididit :

You put 'Midnight Marauders' above 'Low End Theory'?

yupididit
yupididit PowerDork
5/14/22 6:13 p.m.
Beer Baron said:

In reply to yupididit :

You put 'Midnight Marauders' above 'Low End Theory'?

Yes and I absolutely love 'Low End Theory'

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
5/14/22 6:15 p.m.

It's hard to compare early 90's to late 90's, but I don't think any record of that decade had quite the impact of Nevermind.

06HHR (Forum Supporter)
06HHR (Forum Supporter) Dork
5/14/22 6:39 p.m.

In reply to Beer Baron :

I'm torn, because Midnight Marauders is a masterpiece, but without Low End Theory there is no Midnight Marauders so there's that..  RIP Fife 

secretariata (Forum Supporter)
secretariata (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
5/14/22 6:43 p.m.

Oh, come on. Rush Counrtparts. Especially the lyrics on Leave That Thing Alone...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(For those that don't have a relationship with Canadian music you may need the googles to fully get the joke)

yupididit
yupididit PowerDork
5/14/22 6:46 p.m.
06HHR (Forum Supporter) said:

In reply to Beer Baron :

I'm torn, because Midnight Marauders is a masterpiece, but without Low End Theory there is no Midnight Marauders so there's that..  RIP Fife 

This is true. Very hard to appreciate MM without considering LET. But in the end I feel like MM just does it all +

mtn
mtn MegaDork
5/14/22 6:46 p.m.

Are we asking for biggest impact or most influential, or just the best? Because those are different questions. If we are looking at just the first options, we'd have to include Nsync or Backstreet Boys, and nobody wants to do that. 
 

Another option for best: Tom Petty Wildflowes... and Full Moon Fever, which came out a year too early.

yupididit
yupididit PowerDork
5/14/22 6:52 p.m.

In reply to mtn :

First of all, N'sync and Backstreet boys had some good songs lol. 

RevRico
RevRico UltimaDork
5/14/22 6:56 p.m.

Jar of Flies. Is there any doubt?

Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
5/14/22 7:16 p.m.
Javelin said:

Rage Against the Machine 1992

I saw them on that tour opening for Cypress Hill. Holy berkeley, what a show...

I generally think music started a downward trend in the 90's following a very brief upturn after hair-metal started fading out. However, Seal's 1994 album is one that still stands out to me to this day. 

Duke
Duke MegaDork
5/14/22 7:25 p.m.
Streetwiseguy said:

This is a very difficult question, because there was no good music, at all, in the 90s.

Oy, one of those types, are we?

In reply to mtn :

I went with your second option.

[edit] Oh, and Tool's Aenima came out in 1996, so I'm nominating that, too.

 

1SlowVW
1SlowVW HalfDork
5/14/22 7:37 p.m.
secretariata (Forum Supporter) said:

Oh, come on. Rush Counrtparts. Especially the lyrics on Leave That Thing Alone...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(For those that don't have a relationship with Canadian music you may need the googles to fully get the joke)

If this were a Canadian discussion it would be The Hip with Fully Completely from 1992. 

But it's not and there have been many great albums noted above. 

 

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