Post by The Thorne on Sept 18, 2018 18:16:37 GMT 1
388 Cake - Fashion Nugget
Another trend in the late 90s was for comedy rock bands like Cake, Bloodhound Gang and Bare Naked Ladies, some where really bad others damn good, Cake were one of the good ones although I never liked their 'I Will Survive' cover. It was their 1st hit album reaching #36 in the Us and #53 in the UK. Lets feature an album track with a fanmade video.
Post by The Thorne on Sept 18, 2018 18:23:43 GMT 1
387 Senseless Things- The First Of Too Many
I absolutely loved this band at the time but most of their best songs weren't on any album, think there was quite a few bad decisions with this band. This album was great but could have been so much better. I guess you woudl call them pop punk before that was even a thing. The album reached #66
Post by The Thorne on Sept 18, 2018 18:27:58 GMT 1
386 Eels - Electro=Shock Blues
First album that has come along that I think is maybe too low. Eels are one of the few bands that I have bought every CD by, they just never disappoint me. This lyrically depressing album was still full of tunes just maybe not as many as their debut. This whole album was about the fact that everybody in his family died tragically and he was affected at a young age. The album reached #5 in the UK and sold over 100000.
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Post by The Thorne on Sept 18, 2018 18:34:00 GMT 1
385 Presidents Of The USA - Presidents Of The USA
More quirky funny US alt rock, you can tell I lived on MTV2 the last 4 years of the 90s. Apart from the singles this album was actually really good nice blend of rock,punk,grunge and funk and some very silly songs. 'Peaches' is one of my wifes favourite songs so we will feature that. This their debut album reached #6 in the US and #14 in the UK and sold over 3 million in the USalone.
Post by The Thorne on Sept 18, 2018 18:40:20 GMT 1
384 Richard Marx - Rush Street
Time for some class now. Richard Marx was one of my favourite rock stars but by 19921 I really wasn't that bothered with him anymore, I didn't even buy this album straight away. I was done with him and they he released 'Hazard' and it was like wow sorry Rich. But to be honest I still didn't listen to it much then as I had moved on but over the years, I have decided its right up their with his first two records but this was really the last one. The US was done with him as well it seemed as after a number one album this only made #35 there but fared better here reaching #7, his most successful album in the UK!
Post by The Thorne on Sept 18, 2018 18:44:06 GMT 1
383 Tricky - Pre-Millennium Tension
Tricky were one of those bands that I bought the 2nd album because I loved the first so much. It really is just not as good and if you have 'Maxinquaye' you just didn't need this. I really liked trip hop at the time but I haven't listened to this almost since I bought it. It reached #30 in the UK.
Post by The Thorne on Sept 18, 2018 18:47:53 GMT 1
382 Pavement – Terror Twilight
Sadly the last album ever from Pavement but at least you can say they never dropped their standards and went out still at their best. This album is probably their 2nd most accessible almost pop at times probably because they kept all but one song under 5 minutes. It reached #95 in the US and #19 in the UK.
Post by The Thorne on Sept 18, 2018 18:52:33 GMT 1
381 Blink 182 - Dude Ranch
I never used to be one of those people who went back and bought early albums after getting into an act but I just had to get this one. Blink 182 were always on MTV2 and just loved all those pre 'Whats My Age Again' songs. It an album to just jump up and down to, it barely stops for breath. It reached #67 in the US and sold over 1 million and managed to sell over 100000 here without ever charting, ok 1 week at #100.
Post by The Thorne on Sept 18, 2018 18:57:37 GMT 1
Some of you maybe hating this so far so how about this
380 Spice Girls - Spice
I am not scared to say it, they made an instant impact on me. It is almost mythical now but something was just different about these girls. I don't think the album has a bad track , it is only so low because I don't really listen to it these days. BTW I was a Ginger spice fan, then swapped to Sporty. The stats on this record are just massive, it was pretty much the biggest album of 1997 certainly in the US. It has sold over 23 million worldwide and topped the charts just about everywhere.
Post by The Thorne on Sept 18, 2018 19:06:39 GMT 1
Tonights bonus is more Pavement, I'm sorry but they are great!!!
379 Pavement – Brighten In The Corners
They were such a great singles band and if you don't have any of their stuff, get 'Quarantine' its brilliant but anyway , its another awesome Pavement album. It probably contains their most earworm song. daz do you like them? Thought you being a REM fan, you would like them too. Although I prefer the two albums still to come, its a great place to start. It reached #27 in the UK and #70 in the US.
Post by Shireblogger on Sept 18, 2018 19:51:59 GMT 1
So far, 3 albums that I also own:- Eagle-Eye Cherry would be in my Top 100; Eels continue to surprise me (in a good way) when I go back to their earlier albums such as Electro-Shock Blues; and Spice Girls which is deteriorating with age.
I need to investigate Luscious Jackson. And I really should explore Carter USM beyond the singles collection that I have already.
Post by The Thorne on Sept 19, 2018 18:35:28 GMT 1
378 Inspiral Carpets - Revenge Of The Goldfish
First of four entries for Inspiral Carpets on the list and it probably contains my favourite song of theirs 'Dragging Me Down', maybe a bit harsh this so low down but again its only because I haven't played this as much as the others. It reached #12 in the UK.
Post by The Thorne on Sept 19, 2018 18:39:14 GMT 1
377 Fat Lady Sings - Twist
I always think of Fat Lady Sings as more of an 80s band with their classic pop sound, this album was bought purely on the strength of the hit their never was, 'Arclight'. It had plenty other good songs as well.
Post by The Thorne on Sept 19, 2018 18:43:16 GMT 1
376 Massive Attack - Protection
More trip hop now and again its maybe too low as its as easy as good an album as 'Maxinquaye' or 'Dummy', I am rarely in the right mood for it though I think. It reached #4 in the UK and sold over 600000.
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