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BBC R2 - Your Ultimate 90s Album Revealed!

Discussion in 'music' started by tuga, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. tiggers

    tiggers pfm Member

    Damn, how could I forget this stoned cold classic.... glad I did though... until you reminded me :(
     
  2. tiggers

    tiggers pfm Member

    Sums up my feelings entirely!
     
  3. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs pants up, knee down

    Depeche Mode - Violator

    George Michael - Older

    Kate Bush - The Red Shoes

    The Divine Comedy - A Short Album About Love

    KRS-One - Return Of The Boom Bap

    Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet

    Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty

    The Rootsman vs Muslimgauze - City Of Djinn

    Manic Street Preachers - The Holy Bible

    Prince and the New Power Generation - Diamonds and Pearls

    PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love

    Basement Jaxx - Remedy

    Daft Punk - Homework

    DJ Shadow - Endtroducing.
     
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  4. Conan

    Conan Loop digger

    I have been listening to a few albums of my youth (driving home from work) and 3 albums that i really enjoyed were
    Ex:el - 808 State
    Emergency on planet earth - Jamiroquai
    Road to freed9m - Young Disciples
     
  5. tiggers

    tiggers pfm Member

    Good call, forgot about that one.
     
  6. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    That's the spirit Ark, marked improvement over your 80's prefs
     
  7. Arkless Electronics

    Arkless Electronics Trade: Amp design and repairs.

    Er... no.
     
  8. Arkless Electronics

    Arkless Electronics Trade: Amp design and repairs.

    Absolutely don't get the national love in on George Michael... must be more to do with notoriety and media interest cos he was mediocre as a singer and songwriter!
     
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  9. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs pants up, knee down

    Your opinion differs from many.

    His concerts were fun.
     
  10. Arkless Electronics

    Arkless Electronics Trade: Amp design and repairs.

    Indeed, it differs from those with poor taste! There's a hell of a lot of people with less than zero taste who think Spice Girls, Kylie, Boys Own, Little Mix etc etc are just fab!
     
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  11. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs pants up, knee down

    I don’t hang with those cats.

    Or cats, come to think of it.

    I suggest you avoid them, it can rub off, so I have heard. ;)
     
  12. Conan

    Conan Loop digger

    Women loved him, you know?
     
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  13. Arkless Electronics

    Arkless Electronics Trade: Amp design and repairs.

    At first....
     
  14. Rug Doc

    Rug Doc pfm Member

    The The Soul Mining.

    Take a few minutes out and listen to Giant, LOUD. My god what a track.
     
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  15. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Brilliant, brilliant album - 80s though ;)
     
  16. Rug Doc

    Rug Doc pfm Member

    Ah yes, sorry didn’t read the title too closely. OK, have Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works instead. :D
     
  17. Sloop John B

    Sloop John B pfm Member

    I got engaged in 1991, married in '92, children arrived in '94,'96 and '97.

    Several albums that have great memories attached to them still get regular play.

    In I think some sort of chronological order

    Room to Roam
    Rumour and Sigh - Richard Thomposn
    U2 Achtung Baby and Zooropa
    Throwing Muses - The Real Ramona
    A House - I am the Greatest
    Twist - The Fat Lady Sings
    Pixies - Bossanova - Trompe Le Monde
    REM - Automatic for the People
    Cranberries - Everbody is doing it so why can't we?
    PJ Harvey - Dry
    The Fall - Code Selfish
    Lloyd Cole - Bad Vibes
    HMHB - This Leaden Pall
    Lemonheads - It's a shame about Ray
    Fran Black eponymous, Teenager of the Year and The Cult of Ray
    Jon Spenser Blues Explosion - Orange
    Edwynn Collins - Gorgeous George
    Breeders - Last Splash
    Portishead Dummy
    Tindersticks 1
    Massive Attack - Protection
    Leftfield
    Chemical Brotheres - Exit Planet Dust
    Ron Sexsmith eponymous
    Steve Earl - Train a Comin'
    Cornershop - When I was born for the 7th time
    Car Wheels on a gravel Road - Lucinda Williams
    The White Stripes eponymous


    What a bloody great decade.

    weighted a bit towards the start of the decade for obvious reasons.

    .sjb
     
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  18. tuga

    tuga Legal Alien

    Which ediion/mastering are you listening to? Are you streaming?

    I am listening to the ripped 1992 CD and it sounds fine. Running it through Audacity and Spek doesn't indicate "brightness" either.

    According to the Dynamic Range Database the Redbook remasters show some compression.
    The best DR-wise are Blu-ray and DVD-A.

    http://dr.loudness-war.info/album/list?artist=&album=automatic+for+the+people
     
  19. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    That's a good question. It's a ripped CD - JRiver shows 10 or 11 in DR calculated from the rip rather than taken from a database, which isn't too bad. I wouldn't have bought it in 92 because I didn't own a CD player until 96 so probably later 90s, I guess it's the same. Do you know if the vinyl mix was any different?
     
  20. Arkless Electronics

    Arkless Electronics Trade: Amp design and repairs.

    Ah yes Leftfield "Leftism" was good. Glad to see another naming Waterboys Room to Roam as well. You seem to have accidentally added The Fall though...
     

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