The Best Rock Albums of 1990

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1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
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1990

(Compiled by Mauro Bondoni based on my ratings)
  1. Royal Trux: Twin Infinitives (Drag City) (9)
  2. Nick Cave: The Good Son (Mute) (9)
  3. Fugazi: Repeater (Dischord) (9)
  4. Cop Shoot Cop: Consumer Revolt (Circuit) (8.5)
  5. Phish: Lawn Boy (Absolute A Gogo) (8)
  6. Ed Hall: Love Poke Here (Boner) (8)
  7. Robin Holcomb: self-titled (Elektra) (8)
  8. Ozric Tentacles: Erpland (Demi Monde) (8)
  9. Primus: Frizzle Fry (Caroline) (8)
  10. Techno Animal: Ghosts (Pathological) (8)
  11. Ant-Bee: Pure Electric Honey (Voxx) (8)
  12. Azalia Snail: Snailbait (Albertine) (8)
  13. Jesus Lizard: Head (Touch & Go) (7.5)
  14. Daniel Johnston: 1990 (Shimmy Disc) (7.5)
  15. Bewitched: Brain Eraser (N. 6) (7.5)
  16. Original Sins: Self Distruct (Psonik) (7.5)
  17. Ween: God Weed Satan - The Oneness (Twin Tone) (7.5)
  18. Marc Ribot: Rootless Cosmopolitans (Island) (7.5)
  19. Jellyfish: Bellybutton (Charisma) (7.5)
  20. Mark Lanegan: Winding Sheet (SubPop) (7.5)
  21. Bob Mould: Black Sheets Of Rain (Virgin) (7.5)
  22. Bitch Magnet: Ben Hur (Communion) (7.5)
  23. Mark Lanegan: Winding Sheet (SubPop) (7.5)
  24. Freedy Johnston: Troubled Tree (Bar None) (7.5)
  25. My Dad Is Dead: The Taller You Are (Homestead) (7.5)
  26. Sun City Girls: Torch Of The Mystics (Majora) (7)
  27. Drive Like Jehu (Headhunter) (7)
  28. Of Cabbages And Kings: Basic Pain Basic Pleasure (Triple X) (7)
  29. Hetch Hetchy: Swollen (Texas Hotel) (7)
  30. KLF: Chill Out (Wax Trax) (7)
  31. Pain Teens: Born In Blood (Trance Syndicate) (7)
  32. Railroad Jerk: self-titled (Matador) (7)
  33. Chainsaw Kittens: Violent Religion (Mammoth) (7)
  34. Tragic Mulatto: Chartreuse Toulouse (Alternative Tentacles) (7)
  35. Breeders: Pod (4AD) (7)
  36. Band Of Susans: The Word And The Flesh (Restless) (7)
  37. Helmet: Strap It On (Amphetamine Reptile) (7)
  38. B.A.L.L.: Hardball (Shimmy Disc) (7)
  39. Bad Religion: Against The Grain (Epitaph) (7)
  40. Dwarves: Blood Guts & Pussy (SubPop) (7)
  41. Babes In Toyland: Spanking Machine (Twin/Tone) (7)
  42. Thin White Rope: Sack Full Of Silver (Frontier) (7)
  43. Enigma: MCMXC A.D. (Virgin) (7)
  44. Mazzy Star: She Hangs Brightly (Rough Trade) (7)
  45. Ruins: Stonehenge (Shimmy Disc) (7)
  46. His Name Is Alive: Livonia (4AD) (7)
  47. Cows: Effete And Impudent Snobs (Amphetamine Reptile) (7)
  48. King Snake Roost: Ground Into The Dirt (Aberrant) (7)
  49. Lubricated Goat: Psychedelicatessen (Amphetamine Reptile) (7)
  50. David Baerwald: Bedtime Stories (A&M) (7)
  51. Blake Babies: Sunburn (Mammoth) (7)
  52. In The Nursery: L'Esprit (Wax Trax) (7)
  53. Consolidated: The Myth Of Rock (Nettwerk) (7)
  54. Drumming On Glass: Asparagus Tea (Aurora) (7)
  55. Delerium: Stone Tower (Dossier) (7)
  56. Cramps: A Date With Elvis (Big Beat) (7)
  57. Tiny Lights: Hot Chocolate Massage (Absolute A Go Go) (7)
  58. Silverfish: Fat Axl (Touch & Go) (7)
  59. Arto Lindsay & Peter Scherer: Pretty Ugly (Made To Measure) (7)
  60. Shudder To Think: Funeral At The Movies (Dischord) (7)
  61. Arson Garden: Under Towers (Community 3) (7)
  62. Steel Pole Bath Tub: Tulip (Boner) (7)
  63. Fastbacks: Very Very Powerful Motor (Popllama) (7)
  64. Jah Wobble: Without Judgement (KK) (7)
  65. Clawhammer: self-titled (Sympathy For The Record Industry) (7)
  66. Surgery: Nationwide (Amphetamine Reptile) (7)
  67. Tone Dogs: Ankety Low Day (C/Z) (7)
  68. White Zombie: La Sexorcisto (Geffen) (7)
  69. KMFDM: Naive (Wax Trax) (7)
  70. Black Crowes: Shake Your Money Maker (Def American) (7)
  71. Ass Ponys: Mr Superlove (Okra) (7)
  72. John Hiatt: Stolen Moments (A&M) (7)
  73. Boss Hog: Cold Hands (Amphetamine Reptile) (7)
  74. Chills: Submarine Bells (Slash) (7)
  75. Galaxie 500: This Is Our Music (Rough Trade) (7)
  76. Los Lobos: Neighborhood (Slash) (7)
  77. Joe Henry: Shuffletown (Coyote) (7)
  78. Megadeth: Rust In Peace (Capitol) (7)
  79. Ride: Nowhere (Sire) (7)
  80. Spacemen 3: Dreamweapon (Fierce) (7)
  81. Lush: Gala (4AD) (7)
  82. Scrawl: Smallmouth (Rough Trade) (7)
  83. Was Not Was: Are You Okay (Chrysalis) (7)
  84. Crystalized Movements: This Wideness Comes (No 6) (7)
  85. Posies: Dear 23 (Geffen) (7)
  86. U Totem: self-titled (Recommended) (7)
  87. Lustmord: Heresy (Soleilmoon) (7)
  88. Killing Joke: Extremities, Dirt & Various Repressed Emotions (Noise International) (7)
  89. Eyehategod: In the Name of Suffering (1990)
  90. Dead C: Trapdoor Fucking Exit (Siltbreeze) (7)
  91. Blues Traveler: Blues Traveler (A&M) (7)
  92. Angkor Wat: Corpus Christi (Death) (7)
  93. Gang Starr: Step In The Arena (1990) (7)
  94. Spongehead: Legitimate Beef (Community 3) (7)
  95. Tone Dogs: Ankety Low Day (C/Z) (7)
  96. Pantera: Cowboys From Hell (Atlantic) (7)
  97. Deicide (Roadrunner) (7)
  98. They Might Be Giants: Flood (Elektra) (7)
  99. Charlatans: Some Friendly (Beggars Banquet) (7)
  100. Flour: Luv 713 (Touch & Go) (7)
  101. Bathory: Hammerheart (1990)
  102. Victoria Williams: Swing The Statue (Rough Trade) (7)
  103. Goo Goo Dolls: Hold Me Up (Metal Blade) (7)
  104. Renegade Soundwave: In Dub (Mute) (7)
  105. Peter Blegvad: King Strut (Silvertone) (7)
  106. Giant Sand: Swerve (Amazing Black Sand) (7)

Playlist
  1. La's: There She Goes
  2. Nick Cave: Witness Song
  3. Fugazi: Turnover
  4. Nick Cave: Foi Na Cruz
  5. Stranglmartin: Tidal Wave
  6. Deee-Lite: World Clique
  7. Azalia Snail: Anywhere Is Here
Extended tracks
  1. Azalia Snail: So Much More To Go
  2. Dead C: Helen Said This
  3. Phish: Run Like An Antelope
  4. Ozric Tentacles: Cracker Blocks
  5. Three Mile Pilot: Dirt On The Flag Mud On The Wheel
  6. Keith Rowe: Untitled

Songwriters

Hardcore
  1. Ed Hall: Love Poke Here (Boner)
  2. Jesus Lizard: Head (Touch & Go)
  3. Drive Like Jehu (Headhunter)
  4. Lard: The Last Temptation Of Reid (Alternative Tentacles)
  5. Bad Religion: Against The Grain (Epitaph)
  6. Dwarves: Blood Guts & Pussy (SubPop)
  7. Of Cabbages And Kings: Basic Pain Basic Pleasure (Triple X)
  8. Cows: Effete And Impudent Snobs (Amphetamine Reptile)
  9. King Snake Roost: Ground Into The Dirt (Aberrant)
  10. Lubricated Goat: Psychedelicatessen (Amphetamine Reptile)

Industrial

Electronica

Gothic

Heavy rock

Psychedelia

Instrumental

Progressive

Britain

Germany

Japan

France & Belgium

Australia

Canada

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1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Best of the 1960's Best of the 1970's Best of the 1980's Best of the 1990's Best of the 2000's