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(Buzzfeed)   It's been twenty years since Whoomp (There It Is) was played endlessly on Top 40 stations everywhere. And there are 28 more albums that turn twenty this year to make you feel incredibly old this New Year   (buzzfeed.com) divider line 32
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kab
2013-01-03 08:51:13 AM  
2 votes:
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/still own 4 of the discs on that list
2013-01-03 08:37:28 AM  
2 votes:
List fails without....


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2013-01-03 07:30:45 AM  
2 votes:

CatfoodSpork: I remember buying several of these at a *gasp* record store...


Peaches for the win!!

Oh, and, Janet's "That's the way love goes" is one of the greatest party make out anthems of all time, fact.
2013-01-02 11:55:06 PM  
2 votes:
I remember buying several of these at a *gasp* record store...
2013-01-02 11:35:26 PM  
2 votes:

TheXerox: It's fun to see where the bands/musicians went over the ensuing 20 years. Also brings back a crapton of memories.


My thoughts, exactly. There were several popular groups from that time period(Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots and Soundgarden) that I couldn't stand, but I like hearing them today, just for the nostalgia factor. And other bands, that I liked back then, you couldn't pay me to listen to the crap they put out today(looking at you RHCP - should've quit recording after Mother's Milk, although, BSSM had a couple of decent songs).

I love hearing songs from the early '90s that I haven't heard since they were radio staples. Most of the songs didn't mean much to me back then, they were just the background noise of my daily life at college, work and when I was out with friends. Now, they bring back waves of nostalgia.

But I still don't like Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots or Soundgarden. They just suck.
2013-01-02 09:57:59 PM  
2 votes:
Holy crap...I don't know why I remember this, but I know exactly where I was when I first heard She Don't Use Jelly by The Flaming Lips. Not my favorite song of theirs, and they aren't my favorite band, but for some reason I got a kick out of that song when it was first played on the radio.

I never owned any of their albums, but Feed the Tree by Belly is another song that reminds me that there was some really good music back in the first half of the '90s.
2013-01-02 09:48:02 PM  
2 votes:
Hey look, a list of bands I've actually heard of.
2013-01-03 11:26:04 AM  
1 votes:
I counted owning 18 discs on that list. Still, my favorite of all...


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My first Stereolab purchase was the "Jenny Ondioline" single from that album. Since then, I've become a bit of a completist in collecting their discography, which is a bit of a challenge.
///own all three printings of "Amorphous Body Study Center" and was even offered an "Amorphous Baby" from the show. Unfortunately, Charles Long sculptures are a bit out of my price range.
Also:

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2013-01-03 09:48:41 AM  
1 votes:

fonebone77: Nothing like a list of albums from the past to bring out the hipsters who think they have superior taste in music based on the fact that they only like bands who cant sell any albums.


i agree. i've seen several comments discrediting the entire list as talentless hacks. wow. that is just wrong.
2013-01-03 09:44:14 AM  
1 votes:
Nothing like a list of albums from the past to bring out the hipsters who think they have superior taste in music based on the fact that they only like bands who cant sell any albums.
2013-01-03 08:26:32 AM  
1 votes:
Awesome times, those 90s were....

As I near the end of my life, my biggest regret is that I didn't appreciate the good times for what they were while I was experiencing them.
2013-01-03 08:24:16 AM  
1 votes:
Be careful, Gen Xers. Nostalgia is dangerous. The next thing you know, you'll all be standing on your lawns yelling at neighbor kids.
2013-01-03 05:46:18 AM  
1 votes:
There was some really good music that came out that year. Music Box was probably Mariah Carey's best CD. I remember MTV and the radio censored Gin and Juice. Instad of 'smoking endo' it was 'smokin' smokin'. I got a few of those CDs from ripping off Columbia House. Damnit, the Columbia House theme song is in my mind. Co~lum~bia House, we commit to bring you the best in entertainment,Co~lum~bia House.

One person at a time.

/laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaid back
//with his mind on his money
//and his money on his mind
2013-01-03 05:25:56 AM  
1 votes:
I owned all but 3 of those, 39 years old this year, Liz phair is a babe
2013-01-03 05:25:34 AM  
1 votes:
I remember on Married.. With Children when Al Bundy would watch the video for Whoomp There It Is and similar acts.. with the sound completely off.
2013-01-03 04:05:37 AM  
1 votes:
List fails without this Platinum album (marks 20 years since I've found a new band I liked)
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technically a few months off
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2013-01-03 03:27:48 AM  
1 votes:
36 Chambers and Midnight Marauders!
2013-01-03 02:32:44 AM  
1 votes:

harlock: The early 90s was when it became fashionable for young talentless male vocalists to sing off key and badly on purpose, and any group of kids with a garage and a stereo set could churn out poorly produced, angsty rubbish and get a recording contract.


You mis-typed "mid 70s".
2013-01-03 02:06:55 AM  
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fusillade762: I lost my virginity to Peter Gabriel's "Big Time". What does that say about me?

just "Big Time?" It tells me that you needed to increase your stamina so you could enjoy more of the album.
2013-01-03 01:27:37 AM  
1 votes:
If your album collection doesn't include Afghan Whigs "Gentleman", you and I probably wouldn't get along. I just saw their final show on NYE. Most underrated rock band of the last 25 years, and also among the best.
2013-01-03 12:42:12 AM  
1 votes:

Uzzah: No one's humping the Liz Phair album on there? Listened to it for the first time in about a decade a few months ago, and it holds up magnificently.


I think we all just assumed we were acknowledging the awesomeness of Exile In Guyville and moving on.
2013-01-03 12:40:58 AM  
1 votes:
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Missing from list
2013-01-03 12:19:28 AM  
1 votes:
...and you can get your nostalgia downloaded to your ipod if you go on itunes and you head directly to 90s rock AKA 'Dad Rock'.
2013-01-03 12:17:24 AM  
1 votes:

dstanley: I have not, nor will I, ever had any of those albums in my collection.


You're doing yourself a disservice. There's some really good music on that list.
2013-01-03 12:14:47 AM  
1 votes:

Resin33: I owned way too many of those albums. Which isn't surprising considering I'm 36 years old.


I do but they all came out when I was in elementary school.  I think the BMG music club racket I signed up for a few year after that may have been to blame for some of the more questionable choices (thankfully I somehow got out of that without dropping more than a dollar or whatever the $X for Y CDs deal was).  The better ones were mostly cause I had three pretty awesome used record stores biking distance from my house.

Blur
Sheryl Crow (BMG)
Salt n Peppa (might have been a gift from my cousin)
I think I had the cassette single of Whoop There It Is
Cranberries (BMG)
Flaming Lips (but bought it several years after it came out)
Pearl Jam (BMG)
Mariah Carey (which I ended up giving to my friend's boyfriend in HS; he came out of the closet in college) (BMG)
Breeders (bought later when I discovered the Pixies in HS)
Counting Crows  (BMG)
Radiohead (BMG or Used Record Shop, can't remember)
Nirvana (BMG)
Bjork (bought in HS)
2013-01-02 11:55:31 PM  
1 votes:
I had (and still have) 9 of the albums.
2013-01-02 11:47:11 PM  
1 votes:
I owned way too many of those albums. Which isn't surprising considering I'm 36 years old.
2013-01-02 10:00:01 PM  
1 votes:

Klippoklondike: Some awesome albums on that list (Pablo Honey, In Utero, Siamese Dream) but damn does Janet Jackson suck.


Ms. Jackson if you're nasty.

- I actually get a kick out of her.
2013-01-02 09:42:57 PM  
1 votes:
I have had, and will again have many of those albums in my collection.
2013-01-02 09:23:49 PM  
1 votes:
I have not, nor will I, ever had any of those albums in my collection.
2013-01-02 09:05:33 PM  
1 votes:
Many of those weren't bad.  But I made it all the way through 2012 without once thinking of Candlebox, and only made it one and three-quarter days through 2013.  Ominous.
2013-01-02 09:03:58 PM  
1 votes:
Some awesome albums on that list (Pablo Honey, In Utero, Siamese Dream) but damn does Janet Jackson suck.
 
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