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100 Alternative Albums
(Published In Spin Record Guide Dec 1995)

1. Ramones - Rramones
2. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back.
3. Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground & Nico
4. Husker Du - Zen Arcade
5. Nirvana - Nevermind
6. Patti Smith - Horses
7. Big Star - Radio City
8. R.E.M. - Murmur
9. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
10. X - Wild Gift
11. Madonna - The Immaculate Collection
12. Wire - Pink Flag
13. Funkadelic - One Nation Under A Groove
14. Neil.Young - Tonight’s The Night
15. Gang Of Four - Entertainment
16. Pavement - Slanted And Enchanted
17. Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady
18. Modern Lovers - Same.
19. X-Ray Spex - Germfree Adolescence
20. Blondie - Parallel Lines.
21. Eric B.& Rakim - Paid In Full
22. Pet Shop Boys - Discography
23. Lucinda William’s - Same.(88)
24. Prince - Sign ‘O’ The Times.
25. Hole - Live Through This.
26. Clash - The Clash
27. Run Dmc - Together Forever: Greatest Hits(91)
28. Television - Marquee Moon.
29. Meat Puppets - (Second Album)(83)
30. Stooges - Funhouse
31. Replacements - Let It Be(84)
32. Pretenders - Same.
33. Flying Burrito Brothers - Gilded Palace Of Sin"(1969)
34. PIL - Metal Box
35. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
36. Pj Harvey - Rid Of Me
37. De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising.
38. Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food.
39. Minutemen - Double Nickels On The Dime(84)
40. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill.
41. Velvet Underground - Same(69)
42. B-52's - Same(79)
43. Mekons - Fear And Whiskey(85)
44. David Bowie - Changesonebowie(76)
45. Richard And Linda Thompson - Shoot Out The Lights(82)
46. Roxy Music - Siren
47. Elvis Costello - Armed Forces.
48. Ramones - Rocket To Russia.
49. Feelies - Crazy Rhythms(1980)
50. Brian Eno - Another Green World.
51. Pere Ubu - Modern Dance.
52. Pixies - Surfer Rosa.
53. Prince - Dirty Mind.
54. Ornette Coleman - Dancing In Your Head(77)
55. Germs - G.I.(79)
56. Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers(1978)
57. Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville(1993)
58. Black Flag - Damaged
59. Beck - Mellow Gold(1994)
60. Devo - Q:Are We Men? A:We Are Devo(78)
61. Neil Young - Rust Never Sleeps.
62. Violent Femmes - Same(83)
63. Chic - Dance,Dance,Dance: The Best Of Chic(91)
64. Husker Du - New Day Rising.
65. Various Artists - Wanna Buy A Bridge?
66. New Order - Substance
67. Stooges - Same(69)
68. Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Mind(87)
69. Joy Division - Closer
70. New York Dolls - Same(73)
71. Go-Betweens - 1978-1990
72. Young Marble Giants - Collossal Youth
73. Captain Beefheart - Shiny Beast(78)
74. Descendents - Milo Goes To College(82)
75. Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
76. Flatlanders - More A Legend Than A Band(72)
77. Freddy Johnston - Can You Fly?(92)
78. Various Artists - Indestructible Beat Of Soweto(85)
79. Flipper - Album-Generic Flipper(81)
80. Abba - The Singles(82)
81. M. Hurley;Unholy Modal Rounders - Have Moicy!(76)
82. Barbara Manning - Lately I Keep Scissors(89)
83. Big Black - Atomizer
84. Sun Ra - Heliocentric Worlds Vol.1(65)
85. Vaselines - A Complete History(92)
86. U2 - Achtung Baby
87. A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory(1991)
88. Sunny Sharrock - Guitar(86)
89. Velvet Underground - 1969 Live(74)
90. Roches - The Roches(79)
91. Go-Go's - Beauty And The Beat(81)
92. Nirvana - In Utero
93. Moby - Everything Is Wrong(95)
94. The Beat - I Just Can't Stop It(80)
95. Clean - Compilation(86)
96. Lee Scratch Perry - Some Of The Best(85)
97. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
98. Sebadoh - 3(91)
99. Breeders - Last Splash
100. Sex Pistols - Nevermind The Bollocks.(77)
 
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Spin,The 25 Greatest Albums Of All Time
April 1989

1. James Brown - Sex Machine
2. Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones
3. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde
4. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
5. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin Ii
6. Television - Marquee Moon
7. Sly And The Family Stone - Fresh
8. Elvis Costello And The Attractions - This Year's Model
9. Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St.
10. New Order - Low-Life
11. Run-D.M.C. - Run-D.M.C.
12. The Replacements - Let It Be
13. Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul
14. George Michael - Faith
15. Depeche Mode - Black Celebration
16. Al Green - The Belle Album
17. Echo & The Bunnymen - Ocean Rain
18. The Velvet Underground & Nico
19. Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen
20. Big Daddy Kane - Long Live The Kane
21. Van Morrison - Moondance
22. Prefab Sprout - Two Wheels Good
23. Neil Young With Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
24. Sinead O'connor - The Lion And The Cobra
25. Minutemen - Double Nickels On The Dime

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The100 Most Representative Funk Songs
From Spin - 1989


1. Sex Machine - James Brown
2. Brick House - Commodores
3. Thank You (Falletinme Be Micelf Agin) - Sly And The Family Stone
4. Flash Light - Parliament
5. Drop The Bomb - Troublefunk
6. Head - Prince & The Revolution
7. White Lines - Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel
8. Fire - Ohio Players
9. Good Times - Chic
10. Superfly - Curtis Mayfield
11. Troubleman - Marvin Gaye
12. Jungle Boogie - Kool & The Gang
13. Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
14. We Need Some Money - Chucky Brown & The Soul Searchers
15. Get The Funk Out Ma Face - Brothers Johnson
16. Superfreak - Rick James
17. It's Just Began - Jimmy Castor Bunch
18. Supernatural Thing - Ben E. King
19. Da'butt - Eu
20. Groove Me - King Floyd
21. Crosstown Traffic - Jimi Hendrix
22. Just Got Paid - Johnny Kemp
23. Doing It To Death - Fred Wesley & The Jbs
24. Think About It - Lyn Collins
25. Pick Up The Pieces - Average White Band
26. Kiss - Prince & The Revolution
27. I Know You Got Soul - Eric B. And Rakim
28. The Breakdown - Rufus Thomas
29. Get Down Tonight - Kc & The Sunshine Band
30. We Are Family - Sister Sledge
31. Theme From 'Shaft' - Isaac Hayes
32. Papa Was A Rolling Stone - Temptations
33. Genious Of Love - Tom Tom Club
34. War - Edwin Starr
35. Use Me - Bill Withers
36. One Nation Under A Groove - Funkadelic
37. Foot Stomping Music - Hamilton Bohannon
38. Land Of 1000 Dances - Wilson Pickett
39. Word Up - Cameo
40. Rock Your Babe - George Mccrae
41. Groove Me - Guy
42. 777-9311 - Time
43. Boogie Oogie Oogie - A Taste Of Honey
44. Funky President (People It's Bad) - James Brown
45. Le Freak - Chic
46. That's The Joy - Funky 4 Plus 1
47. Tsop - Mfsb
48. Respect - Aretha Franklin
49. Let A Woman Be A Woman, Let A Man Be A Man - Dyke & The Blazers
50. Superstition - Stevie Wonder
51. Can't Get Next To You - Al Green
52. Sing A Simple Song - Sly And The Family Stone
53. Pudlock - Q. Marthy
54. Funky Stuff - Kool And The Gang
55. 8th Wonder - Sugarhill Gang
56. Spank - Jimmy Boe Horn
57. Eu - Tded
58. It's Your Thing - Isley Brothers
59. Chameleon - Herbie Hancock
60. Up For The Down Stroke - Parliament
61. 99 Pounds - Ann Peebles
62. Backstabbers - O'jays
63. Sign O' The Times - Prince
64. Apachi - ???
65. Meter's Hand Clap Song - ???
66. Low Rider - War
67. Hot Pants - James Brown
68. Clean Up Woman - Betty Wright
69. Soul Makossa - Manu Dibango
70. Do You Wanna Get Funky With Me - Peter Brown
71. Freddie's Dead - Curtis Mayfield
72. Burn Rubber On Me - Gap Band
73. Do It 'Till You Satisfied - B.T. Express
74. Pull Up To The Pumper - Grace Jones
75. Theme From 'Swat' - Rhythm Heritage
76. Smiling, Styling And Profiling - Bar-Kays
77. Do The Funky Penguin - Rufus Thomas
78. Heartbeat - Tana Gurner
79. Serpentine Fire - Earth, Wind And Fire
80. Ball Of Confusion - Temptations
81. Yes We Can Can - Pointer Sisters
82. If You Want Me To Stay - Sly And The Family Stone
83. Memphis Soul Stew - King Curtis
84. Disco Inferno - Trammps
85. Take Your Time Do It Right - Sos Band
86. Cosmic Slop - Funkadelic
87. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag - James Brown
88. Carwash - Rose Royce
89. Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin
90. Bump Me Up - Troublefunk
91. Fight The Power - Isley Brothers
92. I Got My Mind Made Up - Instant Funk
93. Family Affair - Sly And The Family Stone
94. Cross The Track - Maceo And The Macks
95. I Can't Stand The Rain - Ann Peebles
96. Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas
97. No Just Knee Deep - Funkadelic
98. Cold Sweat - James Brown
99. Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
100. Pusherman - Curtis Mayfield

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Spin: 100 Greatest Singles Of All Time (1989)


1. Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock - It Takes Two
2. Jessie Hill - Ooh Poo Paa Doo
3. The Rolling Stones - Tumblin' Dice
4. Irma Thomas - It's Raining
5. Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
6. Prince - When Doves Cry
7. The Chiffons - One Fine Day
8. Rod Stewart - Maggie Mae
9. Dionne Warwick - Walk On By
10. New Order - True Faith/1963
11. The Beach Boys - Don't Worry Baby
12. The Shangri-Las - Remember (Walking In The Sand)
13. Doug E. Fresh And The Get Fresh Crew - The Show/La-Di-Da-Di
14. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River
15. Elvis Presley - One Night
16. The Smiths - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
17. Temptations - Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
18. Donna Summer - Bad Girls
19. David Bowie - Young Americans
20. Public Enemy - Bring The Noise
21. The Cure - A Night Like This
22. Bad Company - Can't Get Enough
23. Madonna - Borderline
24. Elvis Costello - Lipstick Vogue
25. Gwen Guthrie - Ain't Nothing Goin' On But The Rent
26. Lou Christie - Lightnin' Strikes
27. Modern English - I Melt With You
28. Aerosmith - Walk This Way
29. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Ooh Baby Baby
30. Depeche Mode - Behind The Wheel/Route 66
31. Hank Williams - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
32. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
33. Lloyd Price - Just Because
34. Pebbles - Mercedes Boy
35. Aretha Franklin - Respect
36. Madonna - Where's The Party
37. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
38. 10cc - The Things We Do For Love
39. Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
40. Lou Reed - Satellite Of Love
41. Public Image Ltd. - This Is Not A Love Song
42. The Shirelles - Tonight's The Night
43. Rod Stewart - Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright)
44. Ac/Dc - Back In Black
45. R.E.M. - Don't Go Back To Rockville
46. Bruce Springsteen - Glory Days
47. Jimi Hendrix - Foxy Lady
48. Echo & The Bunnymen - The Killing Moon
49. Van Halen - Running With The Devil
50. Betty Everett - The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)
51. The Kinks - Lola
52. Sam Cooke - Bring It On Home To Me
53. Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops
54. The Replacements - On The Bus
55. Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band - Night Moves
56. Mott The Hoople - All The Young Dudes
57. Gladys Knight & The Pips - Midnight Train To Memphis
58. The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket (I'm Special)
59. The Who - Can't Explain
60. Martha & The Vandellas - Heat Wave
61. Janis Joplin - Me And Bobby Mcgee
62. The Robins - Riot In Cell Block #9
63. Chuck Willis - It's Too Late
64. World Famous Supreme Team - Hey Dj
65. U2 - Pride (In The Name Of Love)
66. The Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The Uk
67. Tom Jones - It's Not Unusual
68. David Bowie - Heroes
69. Time Zone - World Destruction
70. The Velvet Underground - Waiting For The Man
71. Bob Dylan - Knockin' On Heaven's Door
72. Bobby Brown - My Prerogative
73. The Four Tops - Standing In The Shadows Of Love
74. Iggy Pop - Lust For Life
75. Tammy Wynette - D-I-V-O-R-C-E
76. Sinéad O'connor - Troy
77. Squeeze - Slap And Tickle
78. Edgar Winter - Free Ride
79. The Feelies - Away
80. Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops
81. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
82. Exposé - Point Of No Return
83. Dixie Cups - Iko Iko
84. Jethro Tull - Aqualung
85. The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
86. Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock
87. Peter Frampton - Do You Feel Like We Do
88. The Clash - White Riot
89. The Supremes - Someday We'll Be Together
90. The Sugarcubes - Motorcrash
91. The Raspberries - Go All The Way
92. The Smiths - Please Please Please
93. The Beatles - Please Please Me
94. The Cure - Why Can't I Be You
95. The Grateful Dead - China Cat Sunflower
96. Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
97. The Doors - People Are Strange
98. The Emotions - Best Of My Love
99. Joe Cocker - Delta Lady
100. Killing Joke - Eighties

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Top Ten College Cult Classic Albums (1990)

1. Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade
2. R.E.M. - Murmur
3. Ramones - Ramones
4. The Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols
5. The Stooges - The Stooges
6. The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
7. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
8. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
9. Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat
10. Mc5 - Kick Out The Jams


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Spin: One-Hit Wonderland: Alt-Rock 42 Greatest Novelty Hits.
 Special 13th Anniversary Issue, April 1998.

Arranged In Chronological Order.

• My Sharona - The Knack
• Cars - Gary Numan
• Never Say Never - Romeo Void
• I Melt With You - Modern English
• Johnny Are You Queer? - Josie Cotton
• I Know What Boys Like - The Waitresses
• I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow
• Safety Dance - Men Without Hats
• 99 Luftballons (99 Red Balloons) - Nena
• Walking On Sunshine - Katrina And The Waves
• Rock Me Amadeus - Falco
• Welcome To The Boomtown - David And David
• Kiss - Art Of Noise Featuring Tom Jones
• Hippychick - Soho
• Groove Is In The Heart - Deee-Lite
• There She Goes - The La's
• Jump Around - House Of Pain
• Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover - Sophie B Hawkins
• Push Th' Little Daisies - Ween
• Far Behind - Candlebox
• Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm - Crash Test Dummies
• Creep - Radiohead
• Cannonball - Breeders
• Stay (I Missed You) - Lisa Loeb
• Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon - Urge Overkill
• Loser - Beck
• Bizarre Love Triangle - Frente!
• Here And Now - Letters To Cleo
• Santa Monica - Everclear
• She Don't Use Jelly - Flaming Lips
• Pepper - Butthole Surfers
• Radiation Vibe - Fountains Of Wayne
• Lovefool - Cardigans
• X-Files Theme (Remix) - Dj Dado
• Semi-Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind
• Your Woman - White Town
• Bitch - Meredith Brooks
• Legend Of A Cowgirl - Imani Coppola
• Dream - Forest For The Trees
• Tubthumbing - Chumbawamba
• Sugar Cane - Space Monkeys
• Sex And Candy - Marcy Playground

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Spin: Top 90 Albums Of The 90's (Plus Other Listings)

Pos. Title - Artist (Label, Year)

Nevermind

1. Nevermind - Nirvana (Dgc, 1991)
2. Fear Of A Black Planet - Public Enemy (Def Jam, 1990)
3. To Bring You My Love - Pj Harvey (Island, 1995)
4. Odelay - Beck (Dgc, 1996)
5. Slanted And Enchanted - Pavement (Matador, 1992)
6. Live Through This - Hole (Dgc, 1994)
7. Post - Bjork (Elektra, 1995)
8. The Chronic - Dr. Dre (Death Row/Interscope, 1992)
9. Ok Computer - Radiohead (Capitol, 1997)
10. Dig Your Own Hole - The Chemical Brothers (Astralwerks, 1997)
11. The Downward Spiral - Nine Inch Nails (Nothing/Interscope, 1994)
12. Check Your Head - Beastie Boys (Grand Royal/Capitol, 1992)
13. Exile In Guyville - Liz Phair (Matador, 1993)
14. Maxinquaye - Tricky (Island, 1995)
15. Endtroducing... - Dj Shadow (Mo' Wax/Ffrr, 1996)
16. Loveless - My Bloody Valentine (Sire, 1991)
17. The Score - Fugees (Columbia, 1996)
18. In Utero - Nirvana (Dgc, 1993)
19. Achtung Baby - U2 (Island, 1991)
20. Play - Moby (V2, 1999)
21. Dig Me Out - Sleater-Kinney (Kill Rock Stars, 1997)
22. Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers - Wu-Tang Clan (Loud/Rca, 1993)
23. Siamese Dream - Smashing Pumpkins (Virgin, 1993)
24. Blue Lines - Massive Attack (Virgin, 1991)
25. Return Of The Dj, Vols. 1 & 2 - Various Artists (Bomb Hip-Hop, 1996,1997)
26. Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine (Epic, 1992)
27. Ready To Die - The Notorious B.I.G. (Bad Boy/Arista, 1994)
28. The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill - Lauryn Hill (Ruffhouse/Columbia,1998)
29. Time Out Of Mind - Bob Dylan (Columbia, 1997)
30. The Supreme Collection Volume 1 - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (Caroline,1997)
31. Little Earthquakes - Tori Amos (Atlantic, 1992)
32. The Low End Theory - A Tribe Called Quest (Jive, 1991)
33. Ten - Pearl Jam (Epic, 1991)
34. When I Was Born For The 7th Time - Cornershop (Luaka Bop/Warner Bros.,1997)
35. Aquemini - Outkast (Laface/Arista, 1998)
36. Repeater - Fugazi (Dischord, 1990)
37. Rid Of Me - Pj Harvey (Island, 1993)
38. New Forms - Roni Size/Reprazent (Talkin' Loud/Mercury, 1997)
39. Last Splash - The Breeders (4ad/Elektra, 1993)
40. Automatic For The People - R.E.M. (Warner Bros., 1992)
41. Sebadoh Iii - Sebadoh (Homestead, 1991)
42. Dummy - Portishead (Go Discs!/London, 1994)
43. Different Class - Pulp (Island, 1995)
44. I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got - Sinead O'connor (Ensign, 1990)
45. Remedy - Basement Jaxx (Astralwerks, 1999)
46. Emperor Tomato Ketchup - Stereolab (Elektra, 1996)
47. Mama Said Knock You Out - L.L. Cool J (Def Jam, 1990)
48. Sublime - Sublime (Gasoline Alley/Mca, 1996)
49. El Circo - Maldita Vecindad Y Los Hijos Del Quinto Patio (Bmg Mexico,1991)
50. Moon Safari - Air (Source/Caroline, 1998)
51. Crazysexycool - Tlc (Laface, 1994)
52. Metallica - Metallica (Elektra, 1991)
53. Dookie - Green Day (Reprise, 1994)
54. Bikini Kill Ep - Bikini Kill (Kill Rock Stars, 1992)
55. Ragged Glory - Neil Young And Crazy Horse (Warner Bros., 1990)
56. (Tie) Selected Ambient Works 85-92 - Aphex Twin (R&S, 1992) Selected Ambient Works Volume Ii (Warp/Sire, 1994)
57. Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill (Columbia, 1991)
58. Bloodsugarsexmagik - Red Hot Chili Peppers (Warner Bros., 1991)
59. Ask The Ages - Sonny Sharrock (Axiom, 1991)
60. Music For The Jilted Generation - The Prodigy (Xl/Mute, 1994)
61. Car Wheels On A Gravel Road - Lucinda Williams (Mercury, 1998)
62. Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain - Pavement (Matador, 1994)
63. No Depression - Uncle Tupelo (Rockville, 1990)
64. There's Nothing Wrong With Love - Built To Spill (Up, 1995)
65. Play With Toys - Basehead (Imago, 1992)
66. Supa Dupa Fly - Missy Elliott (Eastwest, 1997)
67. Millions Now Living Will Never Die - Tortoise (Thrill Jockey, 1996)
68. You've Come A Long Way, Baby - Fatboy Slim (Astralwerks, 1998)
69. Spiderland - Slint (Touch And Go, 1991)
70. Superunknown - Soundgarden (A&M, 1994)
71. Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club (Worldcircuit/Nonesuch, 1997)
72. My Life - Mary J. Blige (Uptown, 1994)
73. Either/Or - Elliott Smith (Kill Rock Stars, 1997)
74. De La Soul Is Dead - De La Soul (Tommy Boy, 1991)
75. I Feel Alright - Steve Earle (Warner Bros., 1996)
76. Homework - Daft Punk (Virgin, 1997)
77. Super Ae - Boredoms (Birdman, 1998)
78. I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One - Yo La Tengo (Matador, 1997)
79. (What's The Story) Morning Glory? - Oasis (Epic, 1995)
80. Amerikkka's Most Wanted - Ice Cube (Priority, 1990)
81. Hips And Makers - Kristin Hersh (Sire/Reprise, 1994)
82. The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld - The Orb (Island, 1991)
83. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx - Raekwon (Loud, 1995)
84. Geek The Girl - Lisa Germano (4ad, 1994)
85. Macro Dub Infection Volume 1 - Various Artists (Caroline/Virgin, 1995)
86. Dr. Octagon - Dr. Octagon (Bulk, 1996/Dreamworks, 1997)
87. Walking Wounded - Everything But The Girl (Atlantic, 1996)
88. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel (Merge, 1998)
89. A Prince Among Thieves - Prince Paul (Tommy Boy, 1999)
90. Viva! La Woman - Cibo Matto (Warner Bros., 1996)

The Top 20 Singles Of The '90s:

1. Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang - Dr. Dre (Death Row/Priority, 1992)
2. Sheela-Na-Gig - Pj Harvey (Island, 1992)
3. Creep - Tlc (Laface, 1994)
4. Sabotage - Beastie Boys (Grand Royal/Capitol, 1994)
5. Tennessee - Arrested Development (Chrysalis, 1992)
6. Loser - Beck (Bong Load/Dgc, 1994)
7. Summer Babe - Pavement (Drag City, 1991)
8. Energy Flash - Joey Beltram (R&S/Transmat, 1991)
9. Timeless - Goldie (Ffrr, 1995)
10. They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) - Pete Rock And C.L. Smooth (Elektra,1992)
11. Groove Is In The Heart - Deee-Lite (Elektra, 1990)
12. Mind Playing Tricks On Me - Geto Boys (Rap-A-Lot, 1992)
13. Chime - Orbital (Ffrr, 1990)
14. C'mon N' Ride It (The Train) - Quad City Dj's (Big Beat/Atlantic, 1996)
15. (Tie) Brown Sugar - D'angelo (Emi, 1995)
=. On And On - Erykah Badu (Universal, 1997)
16. Firestarter - Prodigy (Maverick, 1997)
17. The Humpty Dance - Digital Underground (Tommy Boy, 1990)
18. Are You That Somebody? - Aaliyah (Atlantic, 1998)
19. Slack Motherfucker - Superchunk (Merge, 1990)
20. (Tie) Mmmbop - Hanson (Mercury, 1997)
=. O.P.P. - Naughty By Nature (Tommy Boy, 1991)

The Top 20 Reissues Of The '90s:

1. Star Time - James Brown (Polydor)
2. Tougher Than Tough: The Story Of Jamaican Music - Various Artists(Mango)
3. Dark Magus/Live Evil/At Fillmore/Black Beauty/In Concert - Miles Davis(Columbia)
4. Anthology Of American Folk Music - Various Artists (Smithsonianfolkways)
5. Tropicalia: 30 Anos - Various Artists (Polygram Brazil)
6. Exotica - Martin Denny (Rhino)
7. A Fistful Of Film Music - Ennio Morricone (Rhino)
8. Comic Strip - Serge Gainsbourg (Polygram/Mercury)
9. Satan Is Real - Louvin Brothers (Capitol)
10. Innovator - Derrick May (Transmat)
11. Bamba - Orchestre Baobab (Stern's)
12. The Perfect Beats - Various Artists (Tommy Boy)
13. Heart Of The Congos - The Congos (Blood & Fire)
14. Ono Box - Yoko Ono (Rykodisc)
15. History Of Our World Parts 1 & 2 - Various Artists (Sm:)E)
16. Original Sufferhead/I.T.T. - Fela Kuti (Universal France)
17. Wild Style: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Various Artists(Rhino)
18. Dick's Picks Vol. 8: Binghamton, Ny 5/2/70 - Grateful Dead (Gratefuldead)
19. Live 1966 - Bob Dylan (Columbia)
20. Nuggets - Various Artists (Rhino)

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Spin: The 50 Most Essential Punk Records

Pos. Title ~ Artist (Label, Year Of Release)

1. Ramones ~ Ramones (Sire, 1976)
2. Pink Flag ~ Wire (Harvest, 1977)
3. The Clash ~ The Clash (Cbs, 1979)
4. Los Angeles ~ X (Slash, 1980)
5. Germfree Adolescents ~ X-Ray Spex (Emi, 1978)
6. Singles Going Steady ~ Buzzcocks (I.R.S., 1979)
7. Entertainment! ~ Gang Of Four (Warner Bros 1979)
8. New Day Rising ~ Husker Du (Sst, 1985)
9. The Raincoats ~ The Raincoats (Rough Trade, 1979)
10. Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols ~ The Sex Pistols (Warner Bros., 1977)
11. Unknown Pleasures ~ Joy Division (Factory, 1979)
12. Blank Generation ~ Richard Hell & The Voidoids (Warner Bros., 1977)
13. In Utero ~ Nirvana (Dgc/Sub Pop, 1993)
14. The Modern Dance ~ Pere Ubu (Blank, 1978)
15. Cut ~ The Slits (Antilles, 1979)
16. Bad Brains ~ Bad Brains (Roir, 1982)
17. Metal Box/Second Edition ~ Public Image Ltd.(Virgin U.K. 1979; Island, 1980)
18. Damaged ~ Black Flag (Sst, 1981)
19. Dig Me Out ~ Sleater-Kinney (Kill Rock Stars,1997)
20. Milo Goes To College ~ Descendents (Sst, 1982)
21. Album: Generic Flipper ~ Flipper (Subterranean, 1981)
22. Double Nickels On The Dime ~ Minutemen (Sst, 1984)
23. No New York ~ Various Artists (Antilles, 1978)
24. Hex Enduction Hour ~ The Fall (Kamera, 1982)
25. Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash ~ The Replacements (Twin/Tone, 1981)
26. Liliput ~ Kleenex/Liliput (Kill Rock Stars Reissue, 2001)
27. Complete Discography ~ Minor Threat (Dischord, 1988)
28. Meat Puppets Ii ~ Meat Puppets (Sst, 1983)
29. Pussy Whipped ~ Bikini Kill (Kill Rock Stars,1993)
30. Germs (M.I.A.): The Complete Anthology ~ Germs Slash, 1993)
31. Evol ~ Sonic Youth (Sst, 1986)
32. Fear And Whiskey ~ Mekons (Sin, 1985)
33. 13 Songs ~ Fugazi (Dischord, 1990)
34. Vs. ~ Mission Of Burma (Ace Of Hearts, 1982)
35. ...And Out Come The Wolves ~ Rancid (Epitaph, 1995)
36. Rum Sodomy & The Lash ~ The Pogues (Stiff/Mca,1985)
37. Groovy Hate Fuck ~ Pussy Galore (Shove, 1986)
38. Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! ~ Devo (Warner Bros., 1978)
39. Beat Happening ~ Beat Happening (K, 1985)
40. Is This Real? ~ Wipers (Park Ave., 1980)
41. Songs About Fucking ~ Big Black (Touch And Go,1987)
42. Dookie ~ Green Day (Reprise, 1994)
43. The Land Of Rape And Honey ~ Ministry (Sire,1988)
44. Soul Discharge ~ Boredoms (Shimmy Disc, 1990)
45. Psychocandy ~ The Jesus And Mary Chain (Reprise,1985)
46. Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables ~ Dead Kennedys (I.R.S., 1980)
47. The Battle Of Los Angeles ~ Rage Against The Machine (Epic, 1999)
48. Oi! The Album ~ Various Artists (Emi, 1980)
49. "Repo Man" Original Soundtrack ~ Various Artists(Mca, 1984)
50. It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back ~ Public Enemy (Def Jam, 1988)


Five Pre-Punk Classics:

1. Fun House ~ The Stooges (1970)
2. Horses ~ Patti Smith (1975)
3. White Light/White Heat ~ Velvet Underground (1967)
4. New York Dolls ~ New York Dolls (1973)
5. The Modern Lovers ~ The Modern Lovers (1976)



Spin: Twenty Greatest Punk Songs Ever

1. Weinerschnitzel ~ The Descendents
2. Blitzkrieg Bop ~ Ramones
3. Anarchy In The U.K. ~ The Sex Pistols
4. White Riot ~ The Clash
5. Orgasm Addict ~ Buzzcocks
6. Sex Bomb ~ Flipper
7. 12xu ~ Wire
8. Oh Bondage! Up Yours! ~ X-Ray Spex
9. We're Desperate ~ X
10. Pay To Cum ~ Bad Brains
11. Suspect Device ~ Stiff Little Fingers
12. Kill The Poor ~ Dead Kennedys
13. Lights Out ~ Angry Samoans
14. Part Time Punks ~ Television Personalities
15. Tv Party ~ Black Flag
16. Institutionalized ~ Suicidal Tendencies
17. Rebel Girl ~ Bikini Kill
18. Touch Me I'm Sick ~ Mudhoney
19. Out Of Step ~ Minor Threat
20. I'm A Bug ~ Urinals

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Spin: 50 Greatest Bands Of All Time
Published In Feb 2002 Issue

1. The Beatles [Classic Albums: Revolver (Capitol, 1966) And Sgt. Pepper's … (Capitol, 1967)]
2. Ramones [Classic Album: Ramones (Sire, 1976)]
3. Led Zeppelin [Classic Album: Led Zeppelin Iv (Atlantic, 1971)]
4. Bob Marley & The Wailers [Classic Album: Burnin' (Tuff Gong/Island, 1973)]
5. Nirvana [Classic Album: Nevermind (Geffen, 1991)]
6. Parliament/Funkadelic [Classic Albums: Parliament - Mothership Connecton (Casablanca, 1976) Funkadelic - Maggot Brain (Westbound, 1971)]
7. The Clash [Classic Album: London Calling (Epic, 1979)]
8. Public Enemy [Classic Album: It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (Def Jam, 1988)]
9. The Rolling Stones [Classic Album: Exile On Main Street (Virgin, 1972)]
10. Beastie Boys [Classic Album: Licensed To Ill (Def Jam/Columbia, 1986)]
11. The Velvet Underground [Classic Album: The Velvet Underground & Nico (Verve, 1967)]
12. Sly And The Family Stone [Classic Album: There's A Riot Goin' On (Epic, 1971)]
13. U2 [Classic Album: The Joshua Tree (Island, 1987)]
14. Run-D.M.C. [Classic Album: Raising Hell (Profile, 1986)]
15. Radiohead [Classic Album: Ok Computer (Capitol, 1997)]
16. The Jimi Hendrix Experience [Classic Album: Are You Experienced (Reprise, 1967)]
17. Sonic Youth [Classic Album: Daydream Nation (Enigma, 1988)]
18. Ac/Dc [Classic Album: High Voltage (Atco, 1976)]
19. The Stooges [Classic Album: Fun House (Elektra, 1970)]
20. Metallica [Classic Album: Master Of Puppets (Elektra, 1986)]
21. The Smiths [Classic Album: The Queen Is Dead (Rough Trade/Sire, 1986)]
22. Patti Smith Group [Classic Album: Horses (Arista, 1975)]
23. N.W.A. [Classic Album: Straight Outta Compton (Ruthless/Priority, 1988)]
24. Kraftwerk [Classic Album: Trans-Europe Express (Capitol, 1977)]
25. The Sex Pistols [Classic Album: Never Mind The Bollocks… (Warner Bros., 1977)]
26. Pearl Jam [Classic Album: Vitalogy (Epic, 1994)]
27. Grateful Dead [Classic Album: American Beauty (Warner Bros., 1970)]
28. R.E.M. [Classic Album: Automatic For The People (Warner Bros., 1992)]
29. Black Sabbath [Classic Album: Paranoid (Warner Bros., 1971)]
30. Pavement [Classic Album: Slanted And Enchanted (Matador, 1992)]
31. Fugazi [Classic Albums: Minor Threat - Out Of Step (Dischord, 1984); Fugazi - 13 Songs (Dischord, 1989)]
32. Kiss [Classic Album: Destroyer (Casablanca, 1976)]
33. Pretenders [Classic Album: Pretenders (Sire, 1980)]
34. Rage Against The Machine [Classic Album: The Battle Of Los Angeles (Epic, 1999)]
35. Fela Kuti & Afrika 70/Egypt 80 [Classic Album: Original Suffer Head/I.T.T. (Mca, 2000)]
36. David Bowie [Classic Album: The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy … (Virgin, 1972)]
37. Blondie [Classic Album: Parallel Lines (Chrysalis, 1978)]
38. Bad Brains [Classic Album: Bad Brains (Roir, 1982)]
39. The Who [Classic Album: The Who Sings My Generation (Decca, 1965)]
40. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five [Classic Album: .Adventures On The Wheels Of Steel (Sequel U.K., 1999)]
41. New Order [Classic Album: Substance (Qwest, 1987)]
42. Husker Du [Classic Album: New Day Rising (Sst, 1985)]
43. Guns N' Roses [Classic Album: Appetite For Destruction (Geffen, 1987)]
44. Outkast [Classic Album: Stankonia (Laface/Arista, 2000)]
45. The Beach Boys [Classic Album: Pet Sounds (Capitol, 1966)]
46. Massive Attack [Classic Album: Blue Lines (Virgin, 1991)]
47. Lynyrd Skynyrd [Classic Album: Second Helping (Mca, 1974)]
48. Korn [Classic Album: Follow The Leader (Immortal/Epic, 1998)]
49. Pink Floyd [Classic Album: The Dark Side Of The Moon (Capitol, 1973)]
50. Red Hot Chili Peppers [Classic Album: Blood Sugar Sex Magik (Warner Bros., 1991)]

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Spin - Best Albums That You've Never Heard Of - 2000

Starting At #20, Each Day The Spin Web Site Would Reveal The Next Highest Album, Along With Their Traditional Descriptive Blurb On Why It Was Chosen, An Interview With The Artists, And Links To The Artists Website. I've Included The List Below.

Top 20 -- 2000

1. Outkast -- Stankonia
2. Primal Scream -- Xtrmntr
3. Idlewild -- 100 Broken Windows
4. The Go-Betweens --The Friends Of Rachel Worth
5. P.J. Harvey -- Songs From The City, Songs From The Sea
6. Wu-Tang Clan -- The W
7. Richard Buckner -- The Hill
8. Radiohead -- Kid A
9. The Party Of Helicopters -- Mt. Forever
10. Belle & Sebastian -- Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like A Peasant
11. Badly Drawn Boy —Hour Of The Bewilderbeast
12. Death Cab For Cutie -- The Forbbiden Love Ep
13. The Aislers Set -- The Last Match
14. Knife In The Water -- Red River
15. Starlet -- Stay By My Side
16. The Explosion -- Flash, Flash, Flash
17. The Delgados -- The Great Eastern
18. The Faint -- Blank Wave Arcade
19. 90 Day Men -- (Is (It) Is) Critical Band
20 .Clem Snide -- Your Favorite Music


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Spin: Various Top 10's From 1990 & 1991

10 Best Albums Of The Year You Didn’t Hear

1. The Great White Wonder - Pooh Sticks
2. Perfect Sound Forever - Pavement
3. Mustt Mustt - Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn
4. U2 - Negativeland
5. The One - Chubb Rock
6. Worlds In Collision - Pere Ubu
7. After Awhile - Jimmie Dale Gilmore
8. Twin Infinitives - Royal Trux
9. Spine Of God - Monster Magnet
10. Apollo Smile - Apollo Smile


Spin Ten Most Underrated Albums Of All Time (2/91)

1. The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle - The Sex Pistols
2. Tusk - Fleetwood Mac
3. Their Satanic Majesties’ Request - The Rolling Stones
4. Paul's Boutique - The Beastie Boys
5. Triumph - The Jacksons
6. Lodger - David Bowie
7. Electric Ladyland - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
8. Nashville Skyline - Bob Dylan
9. Once Upon A Time - Donna Summer
10. Sandinista! - The Clash


Spin Ten Best Albums Of All Time (9/91)

1. London Calling (1979) - The Clash
2. Are You Experienced (1967) - Jimi Hendrix
3. The Beatles (1968) - The Beatles
4. The Joshua Tree (1987) - U2
5. Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols (1977) - The Sex Pistols
6. Murmur (1983) - R.E.M.
7. Led Zeppelin Iv (1971) - Led Zeppelin
8. Dark Side Of The Moon (1973) - Pink Floyd
9. Purple Rain (1984) - Prince
10. Appetite For Destruction (1987) - Guns 'N' Roses

Spin Top Ten College Cult Classic Albums (11/90)

1. White Light/White Heat (1968) Velvet Underground
2. Kick Out The Jams (1969) Mc5
3. The Stooges (1969) The Stooges
4. The Ramones (1976) The Ramones
5. Never Mind The Bullocks Here’s The Sex Pistols (1977) The Sex Pistols
6. Unknown Pleasures (1979) Joy Division
7. Crazy Rhythms (1980) The Feelies
8. Murmur (1983) R.E.M.
9. Zen Arcade (1984) Husker Du
10. It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988) Public Enemy


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Spin 100 Greatest Albums 1985-2005
Spin 20th Anniversary Special, July 2005

OK Computer


1. Radiohead – Ok Computer (Capitol, 1997)
2. Public Enemy – It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (Def
Jam, 1988)
3. Nirvana – Nevermind (Dgc, 1991)
4. Pavement – Slanted And Enchanted (Matador, 1992)
5. The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead (Sire, 1986)
6. Pixies – Surfer Rosa (4ad, 1988)
7. De La Soul – 3 Feet High And Rising (Tommy Boy, 1989)
8. Prince – Sign ‘O’ The Times (Paisley Park/Warne Bros., 1987)
9. Pj Harvey – Rid Of Me (Island, 1993)
10. N.W.A. Straight Outta Compton (Ruthless/Priority, 1988)
11. U2 – Achtung Baby (Island, 1991)
12. Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique (Capitol, 1989)
13. Husker Du – New Day Rising (Sst, 1985)
14. Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation (Dgc, 1988)
15. Liz Phair – Exile In Guyville (Matador, 1993)
16. Beck – Odelay (Dgc, 1996)
17. Nas – Illmatic (Columbia, 1994)
18. Guns N’ Roses – Appetite For Destruction (Geffen, 1987)
19. Hole – Live Through This (Dgc, 1994)
20. Wu-Tang Clan – Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (Loud/Ca, 1993)
21. Public Enemy – Fear Of A Black Planet (Def Jam, 1990)
22. My Bloody Valentine – Loveless (Sire/Warner Bros., 1991)
23. Outkast – Stankonia (Laface/Arista, 2000)
24. Sleater-Kinney – Dig Me Out (Kill Rock Stars, 1997)
25. Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral (Nothing/Tvt/Interscope, 1994)
26. Bjork – Post (Elektra, 1995)
27. The Cure – The Head On The Door (Elektra, 1985)
28. Oasis – Definitely Maybe (Epic, 1994)
29. Fugazi – 13 Songs (Dischord, 1989)
30. The Notorious B.I.G. – Ready To Die (Bad Boy, 1994)
31. Dinosaur Jr. – You’re Living All Over Me (Sst, 1987)
32. The Replacement – Tim (Sire, 1985)
33. Ice Cube – Amerikkka’s Most Wanted (Priority, 1990)
34. Elliott Smith – Either/Or (Kill Rock Stars, 1997)
35. Dr. Dre – The Chronic (Death Row/Priority/Interscope, 1992)
36. Pixies – Doolittle (4ad/Elektra, 1989)
37. Guided By Voices – Bee Thousand (Scat/Matador, 1994)
38. A Tribute Called Quest – The Low End Theory (Jive, 1991)
39. Lucinda Williams – Lucinda Williams (Rough Trade, 1988)
40. Run-D.M.C – Raising Hell (Profile, 1986)
41. Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream (Virgin, 1993)
42. Jane’s Addiction – Nothing’s Shocking (Warner Bros., 1988)
43. Boogie Down Productions – Criminal Minded (B-Boy, 1987)
44. Green Day – Dookie (Reprise, 1994)
45. Kanye West – College Dropout (Roc-A-Fella, 2004)
46. The Fall – This Nation’s Saving Grace (Beggars, 1985)
47. Eric B. & Rakim – Paid In Full (4th & B’way, 1987)
48. Radiohead – Kid A (Capitol, 2000)
49. Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (Ruffhouse/Columbia, 1998)
50. New Order – Low-Life (Qwest, 1985)
51. Nirvana – In Utero (Dgc, 1993)
52. Beastie Boys – Licensed To Ill (Def Jam, 1986)
53. Rage Against The Machine – The Battle Of Los Angels (Epic, 1999)
54. The Breeders – Last Splash (4ad/Elektra, 1993)
55. The Chemical Brothers – Dig Your Own Hole (Astralwerks, 1997)
56. PJ Harvey – To Bring You My Love (Island, 1995)
57. The White Stripes – White Blood Cells (Sympathy For The Record
Industry, 2001)
58. Metallica – Masters Of Puppets (Elektra, 1986)
59. Modest Mouse – The Longsome Crowded West (Up, 1997)
60. De La Soul – De La Soul Is Dead (Tommy Boy, 1991)
61. Weezer – Pinkerton (Geffen, 1996)
62. Missy Elliott – Supa Dupa Fly (Elektra, 1997)
63. Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (Matador, 1994)
64. Eminem – The Marshall Mathers Lp (Interscope, 2000)
65. Basement Jaxx – Remedy (Astralwerks, 1999)
66. Outkast – Aquemini (Laface, 1998)
67. Slayer – Reign In Blood (American, 1986)
68. Tricky – Maxiquaye (Island, 1995)
69. DJ Shadow – Entroducing Dj Shadow (Mowax/A&M, 1996)
70. Jay-Z – The Blueprint (Roc-A-Fella, 20001)
71. The Jesus And Mary Chain – Psychocandy (Blanco Y Negro/Warner Bros.,
1985)
72. Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (Loud/Rca, 1995)
73. Pulp – Different Class (Island, 1995)
74. Portishead – Dummy (Go! Discs/London, 1994)
75. Le Tigre – Le Tigre (M. Lady, 1999)
76. Belle And Sebastian – If You’re Feeling Sinister (The Enclave, 1997)
77. Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Nonesuch, 2002)
78. The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses (Silvertone, 1989)
79. Moby – Everything Is Wrong (Elektra, 1995)
80. D’angelo – Voodoo (Virgin, 2000)
81. Beck – Mellow Gold (Geffen, 1994)
82. Jeff Buckley – Grace (Columbia, 1994)
83. At The Drive-In – Relationship Of Command (Grand Royal, 2000)
84. Soundgarden – Superunknown (A&M, 1994)
85. R.E.M. – Automatic For The People (Warner Bros., 1992)
86. Meat Puppets – Up On The Sun (Sst, 1985)
87. Blur – Parklife (Food, 1994)
88. Stereolab – Emperor Tomato Ketchup (Elektra, 1996)
89. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever To Tell (Interscope, 2003)
90. Sonic Youth – Sister (Dgc, 1997)
91. XTC – Skylarking (Geffen, 1986)
92. Big Black – Atomizer (Homestead, 1986)
93. Pearl Jam – Ten (Epic, 1991)
94. Slint – Spiderland (Tuch And Go, 1991)
95. Elastica – Elastica (Dgc, 1995)
96. The Pogues – Rum, Sodomy & The Lash (Stiff/Wea, 1985)
97. Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (Merge, 1998)
98. Cornershop – When I Was For The 7th Time (Luaka Bop, 1997)
99. Afghan Whigs – Gentlemen (Elektra, 1993)
100. The Strokes – Is This It (Rca, 2001)
101. Sebadoh – Bakesale (Sub Pop, 1994)
102. Ll Cool J – Radio (Def Jam, 1994)
103. Depeche Mode – Violator (Sire, 1990)
104. Ultramagnetic Mc’s – Critical Beatdown (Next Plateau, 1988)
105. Ministry – The Land Of Rape And Honey (Sire, 1988)

The Ten Greatest Compilations Of The Spin Era

1. The Smiths – Louder Than Bombs (1987)
2. Depeche Mode – Catching Up With Depeche Mode (1985)
3. Joy Division – Substance (1988)
4. The Cure – Staring At The Sea: The Singles (1986)
5. New Order – Substance (1987)
6. Madonna – Immaculate Collection (1990)
7. Black Flag – Wasted… Again (1987)
8. Pet Shop Boys – Discography: The Complete Singles Collection (1991)
9. Minor Threat – Complete Discography (1990)
10. Various Artist – Return Of The Dj, Volume 1 (1995)

The Ten Reasons We Wish Spin Had Started In 1984

1. Prince – Purple Rain
2. Minuteman – Double Nickels On The Dime
3. The Replacements – Let It Be
4. Husker Du – Zen Arcade
5. The Smiths – The Smiths
6. Meat Puppets – Meat Puppets Ii
7. Run-D.M.C., Run-D.M.C.
8. R.E.M. – Reckoning
9. Minor Threat – Out Of Step
10. Madonna – Like A Virgin

Top Ten World Music Albums

1. The Indestructible Beat Of Soweto(South Africa; Shanachie, 1986)
2. Orchestra Baobab – Pirates Choice (Senegal; Nonesuch, 2002)
3. Brazil Classics, Vol. 1: Beleza Tropical 9brazil; Luaka Bop, 1989)
4. Fela Kuti – The Best Best Of Fela Kuti (Nigeria; Mca, 2000)
5. Manu Chao – Proxima Estacion: Esperanza 9virgin, 2001)
6. Ruben Gonzales – Introducing… Ruben Gonzales 9cuba; Nonesuch, 1997)
7. Tea In Marrakech 9north Africa; Earthworks, 2001)
8. Guitar Paradise Of East Africa (Kenya/East Africa; Earthworks, 1990)
9. Tropicalia Essentials (Brazil; Hip-O, 1999)
10. Township Jazz ‘N’ Jive (South Africa; Music Club, 1997)

Ten Recent Albums That May Also Stand The Test Of Time

1. Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand (2004)
2. The New Pornographers – Electric Version (2003)
3. Bright Eyes – Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To
The Ground (2002)
4. Death Cab For Cutie – Transatlanticism (2003)
5. Dizzee Rascal – Boy In Da Corner (2004)
6. The Streets – A Grand Don’t Come For Free (2004)
7. Rilo Kiley – More Adventurous (2004)
8. M.I.A. – Arular (2005)
9. The Arcade Fire – Funeral (2004)
10. Coldplay – A Rush Of Blood To The Head (2002)

Top Ten Electronic/Dance Compilations

1. History Of Our World Part 1: Breakbeat & Jungle Ultramix By Dj Db
(Profile, 1994)
2. Trax Records: The 20th Anniversary Collection (Trax, 2004)
3. Triple R – Friends (Kompakt, 2002)
4. Fatboy Slim – On The Floor At The Boutique (Skint/Astralwerks, 1998)
5. Classic Acid (Moonshine, 1998)
6. Mix-Up Vol.2, Featuring Jeff Mills, (React Import, 1995)
7. Warp 10 + 2 Classics (Warp/Matador, 1999)
8. Pure Garage Ii (Warner Esp Import, 2000)
9. The Perfect Beats, Vols. 1-4 (Tommy Boy, 1998)
10. Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works 85-92 9r&S/Pias, 1993)

Ten Terrible Albums

1. Bijou Philips – I’d Rather Eat Glass (1999)
2. Limp Bizkit – Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water (2000)
3. Insane Clown Posse – Bizaar (2000)
4. Creed – Weathered (2001)
5. Motley Crue – Motley Crue (1994)
6. Fieldy’s Dream – Rock N Roll Gangster (2002)
7. Tori Amos – Y Kant Tori Read (1987)
8. Milkbone – U Got Milk? (2001)
9. Spawn – The Album (1997)
10. Master P –Only God Can Judge Me (1999)

Ten Memorable Albums From Forgotten Genres

1. Operation Ivy – Energy, Ska Punk (1989)
2. The Chills – Kaleidoscope, Kiwi Pop (1986)
3. Atari Teenage Riot – Burn, Berlin, Burn, Hardcore Techno (1997)
4. The Orb – Uforb, Ambient Techno (1992)
5. The Cramps – Psychedelic Jungle/Gravest Hits, Psycobilly (1989)
6. Tiger Trap – Tiger Trap, Cuddlecore (1993)
7. Codeine – Frigid Stars, Slowcore (1990)
8. Kid 606 – P.S. You Love Me, Intellegint Dance Music (2001)
9. Gravediggaz – 6 Feet Deep, Horrorcore (1994)
10. Peaches – The Teaches Of Peaches, Electroclash (2000)



Spin - Alternative 1960's
March 2013

1. The Velvet Underground: White Light/White Heat (Verve, 1968)
2. The Stooges: The Stooges (Elektra, 1969)
3. The Velvet Underground & Nico: The Velvet Underground & Nico (Verve, 1967)
4. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band: Trout Mask Replica (Straight, 1969)
5. The Flying Burrito Brothers: The Gilded Palace of Sin (A&M, 1969)
6. Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From the First Psychedelic Era (Elektra, 1972)
7. Ornette Coleman: Free Jazz (Atlantic, 1960)
8. Terry Riley: In C (Columbia, 1968)
9. Sun Ra: The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Vol. 1 & 2 (ESP-Disk, 1965)
10. Can: Monster Movie (United Artists, 1969)
11. Tropicalia Ou Panis Et Circensis (Philips, 1968)
12. The 13th Floor Elevators: The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators (International Artists, 1966)
13. Karlheinz Stockhausen: Kontakte (WERGO, 1964)
14. Nico: The Marble Index (Elektra, 1968)
15. Leonard Cohen: Songs of Leonard Cohen (Columbia, 1967)
16. The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World (Third World, 1969)
17. MC5: Kick Out the Jams (Elektra, 1969)
18. The Zombies: Odessey and Oracle (CBS, 1968)
19. Albert Ayler Trio: Spiritual Unity (ESP-Disk, 1964)
20. The Mothers of Invention: Freak Out! (1966)
21. Pink Floyd: The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (Columbia, 1967)
22. The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground (MGM, 1969)
23. Van Dyke Parks: Song Cycle (Warner Bros., 1968)
24. The Fugs: The Fugs First Album (Folkways, 1965)
25. Silver Apples: Silver Apples (Kapp, 1968)
26. Love: Forever Changes (Elektra, 1967)
27. Nick Drake: Five Leaves Left (Island, 1969)
28. John Fahey: The Dance of Death & Other Plantation Favorites (1964, Takoma)
29. Blue Cheer: Vincebus Eruptum (Philips, 1968)
30. Steve Reich: Early Works (Nonesuch, 1987)
31. John Coltrane: Ascension (Impulse!, 1966)
32. The Meters: The Meters (Josie, 1969)
33. White Noise: An Electric Storm (Island, 1969)
34. The Sonics: Here Are the Sonics (Etiquette, 1965)
35. Fairport Convention: Liege & Lief (Island, 1969)
36. The Peter Brötzmann Octet: Machine Gun (FMP, 1968)
37. The Holy Modal Rounders: The Moray Eels Eat the Holy Modal Rounders (Elektra, 1968) [B+]
38. Desmond Dekker: This Is Desmond Dekkar (Trojan, 1969) [-]
39. Sonny Sharrock: Black Woman (Vortex, 1969)
40. The Godz: Contact High With the Godz (ESP-Disk)
41. Alexander Spence: Oar (Columbia, 1969) []
42. Anthony Braxton: For Alto (Delmark, 1969)
43. Nico: Chelsea Girl (Verve, 1967)
44. Townes Van Zandt: For the Sake of the Song (Poppy, 1968)
45. The Monks: Black Monk Time (International Polydor Production, 1965)
46. Ray Barretto: Acid (Fania, 1968)
47. Terry Riley: A Rainbow in Curved Air (CBS, 1969)
48. The Watts Prophets: The Black Voices: On the Streets in Watts (FFRR, 1969)
49. Rotary Connection: Rotary Connection (Cadet Concept, 1968)
50. Françoise Hardy: Françoise Hardy (Disques Vogue, 1962)
51. The Mothers of Invention: We're Only in It for the Money (Verve, 1968)
52. Scott Walker: Scott 2 (Smash, 1968)
53. The Incredible String Band: The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter (Elektra, 1968)
54. AMM: AMMMusic (Elektra, 1966)
55. Perrey-Kingsley: The In Sound From Way Out! (Vanguard, 1966)
56. Morton Subotnick: Silver Apples of the Moon (Nonesuch, 1967)
57. The Red Crayola: The Parable of Arable Land (International Artists, 1967)
58. The BBC Radiophonic Workshop: BBC Radiophonic Music (BBC, 1968)
59. Pierre Henry: Messe Pour Le Temps Présent (Philips, 1967)
60. Pauline Oliveros: Reverberations: Tape & Electronic Music 1961-1970 (Important, 2012)
61. Pharoah Sanders: Tauhid (Impulse!, 1967)
62. Dick Hyman: MOOG: The Electric Eclectics of Dick Hyman (Command, 1969)
63. Moondog: Moondog (Columbia Masterworks, 1969)
64. David Axelrod: Songs of Innocence (Capitol, 1968)
65. The Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Karyobin (Island, 1968)
66. The Balinese Gamelan: Music From the Morning of the World (Nonesuch, 1967)
67. Caetano Veloso: Caetano Veloso (Philips, 1969)
68. Karlheinz Stockhausen: Gruppen/Carré (Deutsche Grammophon, 1968)
69. The Roland Kirk Quartet: Rip, Rig & Panic (Limelight, 1965)
70. Karen Dalton: It's So Hard to Tell Who's Going to Love You the Best (Capitol, 1969)
71. Eric Dolphy: Out to Lunch! (Blue Note, 1964)
72. The Seeds: The Seeds (GNP Crescendo, 1966)
73. Amon Düül II: Phallus Dei (Liberty, 1969)
74. Pentangle: Basket of Light (Transatlantic, 1969)
75. Brigitte Bardot et Serge Gainsbourg: Bonnie and Clyde (Fontana, 1968)
76. Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band: Gorilla (Liberty, 1967)
77. Back From the Grave Volume One: Raw 'n' Crude Mid-60s Garage Punk! (Crypt, 1983)
78. Nihilist Spasm Band: No Record (Allied Record Corporation, 1968)
79. Tod Dockstader: Eight Electronic Pieces (Folkways, 1961)
80. Cecil Taylor: Unit Structures (Blue Note, 1966)
81. The United States of America: The United States of America (Columbia, 1968)
82. The Electric Prunes: Release of an Oath (Reprise, 1968)
83. The Roscoe Mitchell Art Ensemble: Congliptious (Nessa, 1968)
84. Kim Fowley: Outrageous (Imperial, 1968)
85. Joe Cuba Sextet: Wanted Dead or Alive (Bang! Bang! Push, Push, Push) (Fania, 1967)
86. Sun Ra and His Solar Arkestra: Other Planes of There (Saturn, 1966)
87. John Lennon and Yoko Ono: Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With the Lions (Zapple, 1969)
88. Ornette Coleman: Town Hall 1962 (ESP-Disk, 1965)
89. Babatunde Olatunji: Drums of Passion (Columbia, 1960)
90. Harry Partch: The World of Harry Partch (Columbia, 1969)
91. Os Mutantes: Os Mutantes (Polydor, 1968)
92. The Monkees: Head (Colgems, 1968)
93. Pearls Before Swine: One Nation Underground (ESP-Disk)
94. Pärson Sound: Pärson Sound (Subliminal Sounds, 2001)
95. Conlon Nancarrow: Studies for Player Piano (Columbia Masterworks, 1969)
96. Alan Watts: OM: The Sound of Hinduism (Warner Bros., 1967)
97. Brigitte Fontaine: Comme à la Radio (Saravah, 1969)
98. Mulatu Astatke: Afro-Latin Soul Vol. 1 (Worthy, 1966)
99. Cromagnon: Orgasm (ESP-Disk, 1969)
100. Marshall McLuhan: The Medium is the Massage (Columbia, 1968)