Saturday, September 04, 2010

Pitchfork: Staff Lists: The Top 200 Tracks of the 1990s: 20-01

Made a playlist of the tracks I had (62). Lots of the less cool stuff, and none of the hip-hop. The funny thing is a few of these I only had on cassette and had to replace via itunes.

As with any list there's a lot of stuff that sounds old and dated, and other stuff that sounds fresh like it came out this week. There's stuff I bought on cassingles back in the day, and stuff I only discovered years later in the OOs. The oldest tracks are very emotional to me and evoke memories. The later stuff I can take with a grain of salt and appreciate intellectually. There's also a subset of music that has never left my CD player or MP3 player and therefore just sounds like another day.

192. Harvey Danger "Flagpole Sitta"
189. The Sundays "Here's Where the Story Ends"
184. The Cure "A Letter to Elise"
183. Mercury Rev "Holes"
175. Stone Temple Pilots "Interstate Love Song"
169. Suede "We Are the Pigs"
168. Alice in Chains "Would?"
152. Jane's Addiction "Stop!"
151. Green Day "Longview"
150. Fatboy Slim "Praise You"
149. Matthew Sweet "Girlfriend"
146. Julee Cruise "Falling"
140. Guns N' Roses "November Rain"
138. The Lemonheads "It's a Shame About Ray"
137. Pet Shop Boys "Being Boring"
128. Supergrass "Caught By the Fuzz"
125. Spacehog "In the Meantime"
124. James "Laid"
118. Morrissey "Now My Heart Is Full"
113. Cornershop "Brimful of Asha"
111. The La's "There She Goes"
106. New Radicals "You Get What You Give"
105. Happy Mondays "Kinky Afro"
98. Elastica "Stutter"
87. Liz Phair "Fuck and Run"
85. Air "All I Need"
74. Wilco "Via Chicago"
72. R.E.M. "Nightswimming"
70. Boards of Canada "Roygbiv"
68. Saint Etienne "Avenue"
66. The Cardigans "Lovefool"
59. Deee-Lite "Groove Is in the Heart"
54. Portishead "Glory Box"
52. The Stone Roses "I Wanna Be Adored"
50. Oasis "Live Forever"
43. The Chemical Brothers [ft. Noel Gallagher] "Setting Sun"
40. The Orb "Little Fluffy Clouds"
39. Beastie Boys "Sabotage"
37. Sinead O'Connor "Nothing Compares 2 U"
36. Guided by Voices "Game of Pricks"
34. New Order "Regret"
32. Bonnie "Prince" Billy "I See a Darkness"
31. Underworld "Born Slippy .NUXX"
29. The Verve "Bitter Sweet Symphony"
26. Blur "Girls & Boys"
24. Built to Spill "Car"
23. Spiritualized "Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space"
22. The Breeders "Cannonball"
21. The Smashing Pumpkins "1979"
19. Mazzy Star "Fade Into You"
18. Daft Punk "Da Funk"
17. Belle and Sebastian "The State I Am In"
15. Depeche Mode "Enjoy the Silence"
13. Nirvana "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
11. Bjork "Hyperballad"
10. Weezer "Say It Ain't So"
9. Beck "Loser"
7. Neutral Milk Hotel "Holland, 1945"
6. My Bloody Valentine "Only Shallow"
4. Radiohead "Paranoid Android"
2. Pulp "Common People"
1. Pavement "Gold Soundz"