NF's Top albums through the years (2011)

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Postby NothingFails » Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:14 pm

I did not realize we were the same age Leo (I was 17-18 in 1997). Guess we are the senior citizen club of UKMix :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

That was when I had officially tuned out top 40... HATED Spice Girls, HATED Hanson (though I actually grew to like them more as musicians as adults), HATED Backstreet Boys, HATED Puff Daddy, etc..., but I did love a lot of the pop/r&b at the time, which IMO was better than the TRL stuff. The Celine was a guilty pleasure, my mom played her cd's so damn much when housecleaning that I grew to like those cds :lol: :lol:. I must've heard Falling Into You 100 times that summer just from my mom cleaning the house while listening to her Celine cd..... it was better than when she was playing Kenny G for damn sure :lol:
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Postby leomedar » Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:30 pm

NothingFails wrote:I did not realize we were the same age Leo (I was 17-18 in 1997). Guess we are the senior citizen club of UKMix :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

That was when I had officially tuned out top 40... HATED Spice Girls, HATED Hanson (though I actually grew to like them more as musicians as adults), HATED Backstreet Boys, HATED Puff Daddy, etc..., but I did love a lot of the pop/r&b at the time, which IMO was better than the TRL stuff. The Celine was a guilty pleasure, my mom played her cd's so damn much when housecleaning that I grew to like those cds :lol: :lol:
you made me feel old! :lol:

I wouldnt say i hated the artists you mention, but back then I would not enjoy them. BUt in early-mid 2000s I enjoyed some of their stuff and realized their 90s stuff were somehow a part of me as they were everywhere and they were in many memories.
I enjoy Celine and can understand people liking her. She is a really nice person, you can tell by watching interviews, anmd a powerful performer. But I somehow felt all the time that she was not singing her own stuff. FAntastic performer but I needed the "songwriter" thing back then so I preferred Mariah, MAdonna, Sinead, Bjork, etc.
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Postby NothingFails » Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:37 pm

leomedar wrote:
NothingFails wrote:I did not realize we were the same age Leo (I was 17-18 in 1997). Guess we are the senior citizen club of UKMix :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

That was when I had officially tuned out top 40... HATED Spice Girls, HATED Hanson (though I actually grew to like them more as musicians as adults), HATED Backstreet Boys, HATED Puff Daddy, etc..., but I did love a lot of the pop/r&b at the time, which IMO was better than the TRL stuff. The Celine was a guilty pleasure, my mom played her cd's so damn much when housecleaning that I grew to like those cds :lol: :lol:
you made me feel old! :lol:

I wouldnt say i hated the artists you mention, but back then I would not enjoy them. BUt in early-mid 2000s I enjoyed some of their stuff and realized their 90s stuff were somehow a part of me as they were everywhere and they were in many memories.
Well, I admit I could kind of understand why so many fans of 80s hard rock and MOR loathed grunge and what it represented so much because ultimately, Spice, Britney, BSB, Puffy, etc... did the same thing to everything that came to define 1991-1996 the same way Nirvana and Pearl Jam ended the party of the 80s. Some of it is fun but I felt like it signalled the end of the mainstream nurturing anything "deeper" because simple pop was easier to market. The fact Victoria just can't do a Spice reunion because she cares about her fashion career hits the nail on the head about why I couldn't stand them.... a real "artist" doesn't just quit singing in favor of a fashion career. A real artist would still come back to music even if they have other endeavors they channel into. Look at all the musicians who have taken up painting or whatever
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Postby LinaLit » Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:27 am

NothingFails wrote:I did not realize we were the same age Leo (I was 17-18 in 1997). Guess we are the senior citizen club of UKMix :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

That was when I had officially tuned out top 40... HATED Spice Girls, HATED Hanson (though I actually grew to like them more as musicians as adults), HATED Backstreet Boys, HATED Puff Daddy, etc..., but I did love a lot of the pop/r&b at the time, which IMO was better than the TRL stuff. The Celine was a guilty pleasure, my mom played her cd's so damn much when housecleaning that I grew to like those cds :lol: :lol:. I must've heard Falling Into You 100 times that summer just from my mom cleaning the house while listening to her Celine cd..... it was better than when she was playing Kenny G for damn sure :lol:
I was 14 in 1997, but start to listen UK chart only in 1999. I don't like any mentioned artists, but it still my favourite period for top 40. Every major music genre can be represented in top 20 or even in top 10. From cheesy pop to rock, from urban music to minimalistic dance tracks e.t.c.

My music taste is not change very much in compare with my high school years, I'm only deep in retro music, because it's much easy to do in Internet era.
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Postby Cless » Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:48 am

Can I say that for someone used to stan for Madonna, you seemed to like Mariah a lot back in the 90s. :o :lol:
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Postby NothingFails » Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:55 am

1998
15. REM - Up
14. Sheryl Crow - The Globe Sessions
13. Rob Zombie - Hellbilly Deluxe
12. Gloria Estefan - Gloria!
11. Hole - Celebrity Skin
10. Air - Moon Safari
9. Whitney Houston - My Love Is Your Love
8. Jewel - Spirit
7. Marilyn Manson - Mechanical Animals
6. Pearl Jam - Yield
5. Garbage - Version 2.0
4. Tori Amos - From The Choirgirl Hotel
3. Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill
2. Alanis Morissette - Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie
1. Madonna - Ray Of Light
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Postby Nippian93 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:57 am

Whitney, Lauryn, Sheryl, Alanis, Madonna, what a great year, probably one of the best years ever.
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Postby NothingFails » Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:02 am

1999 (probably my least favorite year of music. A few strong albums but even scraping 15 albums I liked this year was hard. My interest in music was probably at its all time low at this period and there's been few from the era I missed the first time aronnd that begged me to check it out in retrospect. To even put into perspective... the Bowie and Prince albums rate as my least favorite albums either artist recorded))
15. Live - The Distance To Here
14. Cranberries - Bury The Hatchett
13. Stone Temple Pilots - No. 4
12. Prince - Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic
11. Beck - Midnite Vultures
10. Eurythmics - Peace
9. David Bowie - Hours
8. Foo Fighters - There Is Nothing Left To Lose
7. Tina Turner - Twenty Four Seven
6. Mary J. Blige - Mary
5. Mariah Carey - Rainbow
4. Moby - Play
3. Fiona Apple - When The Pawn....
2. Blur - 13
1. Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
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Postby Carbon » Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:26 am

Great to see Choirgirl so high. weird you didn't rank Venus in the 1999 list, to me it's the overshadowed younger sister of Choirgirl :lol:

also LOVE The Globe Sessions, Spirit (though Pieces of You is superior imo) and Ray of Light

SFIJ is good, but at this point still difficult for me to get into. I think I might have to split it into 2 parts because as soon as I have more than 15 tracks I feel overwhelmed. Hours is one of the rare Bowie albums I've listened to fully, it has some gems

from the 1999 batch I only know and like Fiona's album even though it's my least favourite from her, never connected to it as much as to the others.

lots of albums I recognize but still haven't listened to :oops: flop alt music listener. I did try Blur's self-titled and Oasis's Morning Glory finally, love the latter, not into the former
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Postby abdon » Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:39 am

1998

was a very complicated year, music shifted so fast, new sound, new boybands, metal music was quite forgotten, and I moved to tapes and metal Cds, avoiding radio completely

From Mechanical Animals I remember Dope Show, Rock is Dead, but I never bought the new image and sound. but after so many years I´ll spin this record during the week.

Also we were able to see some music come backs Whitney & Madonna, and Alanis SFIJ (4 me quite disappointed)

1999

I must say that I Never like this year, but I do have some records from this year
But that's the way I like it baby I don't want to live forever
and don't forget the joker
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Postby NothingFails » Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:19 am

2000 (a bit better than 1999 although still it would get better afterwards)
15. Radiohead - Kid A
14. k.d. lang - Invincible Summer
13. Cher - Not Commercial
12. Paul Simon - You're The One
11. Pearl Jam - Binaural
10. Queens Of The Stone Age - Rated R
9. D'Angelo - Voodoo
8. Bjork - Selmasongs
7. Outkast - Stankonia
6. Coldplay - Parachutes
5. Sade - Lovers Rock
4. Sinead O'Connor - Faith And Courage
3. U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind
2. Goldfrapp - Felt Mountain
1. Madonna - Music
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Postby NothingFails » Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:26 am

2001 (I start getting more active into music again after a few years of hating what MTV was playing. Slowly start drifting into other genres)
15. Mary J. Blige - No More Drama
14. Tori Amos - Strange Little Girls
13. Garbage - Beauifulgarbage
12. Cher - Living Proof
11. Janet Jackson - All For You
10. Michael Jackson - Invincible
9. Weezer - Weezer (Green)
8. Gorillaz - Gorillaz
7. Kylie Minogue - Fever
6. Yoko Ono - Blueprint For A Sunrise
5. Royksopp - Melody AM
4. The Strokes - Is This It?
3. Aaliyah - Aaliyah
2. Bjork - Vespertine
1. Daft Punk - Discovery
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Postby Tansike » Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:38 am

"Vespertine" is amazing, from start to finish - love it! :D
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Postby NothingFails » Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:42 am

2002
15. Sheryl Crow - C'mon C'mon
14. Weezer - Maladroit
13. Pet Shop Boys - Release
12. Pearl Jam - Riot Act
11. Bruce Springsteen - The Rising
10. Foo Fighters - One By One
9. Justin Timberlake - Justified
8. Tori Amos - Scarlet's Walk
7. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
6. Queens Of The Stone Age - Songs For The Deaf
5. David Bowie - Heathen
4. Alanis Morissette - Under Rug Swept
3. Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
2. George Harrison - Brainwashed
1. Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head
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Postby NothingFails » Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:54 am

2003
15. Amy Winehouse - Frank
14. Kelis - Tasty
13. Jewel - 0304
12. Kylie Minogue - Body Language
11. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell
10. Muse - Absolution
9. The Strokes - Room On Fire
8. Annie Lennox - Bare
7. The Postal Service - Give Up
6. Outkast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
5. Fleetwood Mac - Say You Will
4. The White Stripes - Elephant
3. David Bowie - Reality
2. Goldfrapp - Black Cherry
1. Madonna - American Life
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Postby Storyteller » Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:17 pm

Body Language is one of Kylie's best IMo, underrated.
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Postby leomedar » Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:36 pm

1998
14. Sheryl Crow - The Globe Sessions
9. Whitney Houston - My Love Is Your Love
8. Jewel - Spirit
5. Garbage - Version 2.0
4. Tori Amos - From The Choirgirl Hotel
3. Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill
2. Alanis Morissette - Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie
1. Madonna - Ray Of Light[/quote]
My fav year of all. Madonna ruled for me too, excellent album. Alanis delivered a great follow up to JLP and Lauryn was outstanding.
Tori's album was the one I bought one day and then a whole new world spread in front of me. Love it.
Garbage was fantastic too. A flawless top 5
Jewel was great too, butthe album was kind of hit&Miss
Whitney's album is one of her best imo.
Sheryl was probably my number 2. I had gone to NEw Orleans that year and the album has a lot of that city.

NothingFails wrote:1999
11. Beck - Midnite Vultures
5. Mariah Carey - Rainbow
3. Fiona Apple - When The Pawn....
2. Blur - 13
so so for me too. Rainbow is there for me but i dont think it is that good...

NothingFails wrote:2000
8. Bjork - Selmasongs
6. Coldplay - Parachutes
4. Sinead O'Connor - Faith And Courage
3. U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind
1. Madonna - Music
RAdiohead started to become strangers for me, but still good. Dancer In The Dark really touched me, love that album, specially New World.
Sinead delivered a perfect pop album, I re-fell n love with her.
U2 was good, Madonna was hot.

NothingFails wrote:2001
14. Tori Amos - Strange Little Girls
11. Janet Jackson - All For You
8. Gorillaz - Gorillaz
2. Bjork - Vespertine
Non of them are my favs from those artists, but all good

NothingFails wrote:2002
15. Sheryl Crow - C'mon C'mon
8. Tori Amos - Scarlet's Walk
5. David Bowie - Heathen
4. Alanis Morissette - Under Rug Swept
1. Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head
All good, but SCARLET is imo the BEST. Such a masterpiece.

NothingFails wrote:2003
1. Madonna - American Life
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Ill miss this once it is finished!!! You have a fantastic music taste.
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Postby abdon » Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:59 pm

2000

mmmm not the expected year but I remember this 2

3. U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind

1. Madonna - Music

BTW no AC/DC or Bon Jovi on your list Nothing Fails?

2001

11. Janet Jackson - All For You
10. Michael Jackson - Invincible
7. Kylie Minogue - Fever

2002

15. Sheryl Crow - C'mon C'mon
11. Bruce Springsteen - The Rising
4. Alanis Morissette - Under Rug Swept
But that's the way I like it baby I don't want to live forever
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Postby NothingFails » Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:28 am

2004
15. Brian Wilson - Smile
14. Black Keys - Rubber Factory
13. Keane - Hopes And Fears
12. Cyndi Lauper - Shine
11. Alanis Morissette - So Called Chaos
10. Arcade Fire - Funeral
9. Modest Mouse - Good News For People Who Love Bad News
8. Gwen Stefani - Love Angel Music Baby
7. Janet Jackson - Damita Jo
6. Bjork - Medulla
5. U2 - How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
4. Prince - Musicology
3. Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
2. The Killers - Hot Fuss
1. Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters
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Postby NothingFails » Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:11 am

2005
15. Spoon - Gimme Fiction
14. Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine
13. Foo Fighters - In Your Honor
12. Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better
11. My Morning Jacket - Z
10. Daft Punk - Human After All
9. Paul McCartney - Chaos And Creation In The Backyard
8. Gorillaz - Demon Days
7. Coldplay - X&Y
6. Kate Bush - Aerial
5. Mary J. Blige - The Breakthrough
4. Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth
3. Mariah Carey - The Emancipation Of Mimi
2. Goldfrapp - Supernature
1. Madonna - Confession On A Dance Floor
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Postby NothingFails » Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:17 am

2006
15. Jewel - Goodbye Alice In Wonderland
14. Beck - The Information
13. Pearl Jam - Pearl Jam
12. Janet Jackson - 20 Y.O,
11. My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade
10. Hot Chip - The Warning
9. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
8. Paul Simon - Surprise
7. Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
6. Pet Shop Boys - Fundamental
5. Muse - Black Holes And Revelations
4. Prince - 3121
3. Justin Timberlake - FutureSex/LoveSounds
2. Scissor Sisters - Ta Dah
1. The Killers - Sam's Town
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Postby Carbon » Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:32 am

oh dear how did I miss so many years
lemme see now...

2001:
Vespertine is one of my favourite albums ever, total beauty, Bjork in her peak.
Strange Little Girls is still one of my least favourites from Tori, I appreciate it for the concept and sound, but I just don't connect with most of it. and to be honest, I prefer many of her live covers of other songs than the ones she did here
Weezer and Fever are also cool, though I havent listened to the latter in full in 10 years probably, not sure I'd like it the same. The singles were great though, Come Into My World remains among my Kylie faves

2002:
Scarlet's Walk, I have nothing to say except what a masterpiece that was. I know people cling to her 90s works as her greatest, but I strongly believe this was her opus. Although everything she did from 92-02 was brilliant so it's not that easy to decide on the one singular work. Oh and this is my fave album of all time.
Under Rug Swept is also great, among my Alanis faves. Reminds of Scarlet in some places actually, kind of melancholic and all.
C'mon C'mon is one I'm still getting used to, love the title track, SOTS (though it's a bit cheesy) and Weather Channel a lot

2003:
American Life is my favourite Madonna album (although Music comes close), have loved it for a decade and more, so good.
Say You Will is very solid, but has too many songs so I still get lost in it sometimes.
Body Language, loved it when I was much younger, listened to it recently and didn't really care for most of it. I think Kylie does singles amazingly, album tracks not so much,
0304 is one of my least fave Jewel albums, after the country stuff. Very hit and miss.
Tasty and Frank are nice, not my faves of the artists.

2004:
nothing that much here for me...
L.A.M.B. is definitely a great pop album, a classic
So-Called Chaos is one I've started to appreciate more since the survivor
Medulla is rather difficult, but I adore some of its songs

2005:
Confessions is a nice album, not really my thing tbh.
Supernatureis cool, but I prefer calm Goldfrapp over dancey GF
Aerial is beautiful, but I still prefer the first side over the second one which everyone worships.
You Could Have It... is my fave FF album, really solid all the way.
Extraordinary Machine is amazing, love it a lot

no Beekeeper :cry: I do urge you to revisit it. I think it aged really well, especially compared to the stuff that came later. it sounds like ''oh she's gone soft and cheesy and sugary'', but when you listen to the lyrics behind the sugar, the whole paradox of the album becomes clear, like sadness wrapped in ribbons :cry: (some songs are just crappy though). now I'm rambling about it again lol

2006:
Back to Black is a classic, really really good
Goodbye Alice is nice and has some pretty stuff, ultimately not close to her first three albums. Mistake to release it after 0304, she needed something stronger to repair her image, not inoffensive and overproduced folky-country-pop
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Postby NothingFails » Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:11 am

mrlemonade wrote:no Beekeeper :cry: I do urge you to revisit it. I think it aged really well, especially compared to the stuff that came later. it sounds like ''oh she's gone soft and cheesy and sugary'', but when you listen to the lyrics behind the sugar, the whole paradox of the album becomes clear, like sadness wrapped in ribbons :cry: (some songs are just crappy though). now I'm rambling about it again lol
I remember buying Beekeeper when it came out and being bored to tears by it. After two unsuccessful listens I pretty much put it away and never bothered with it again. Maybe it's time to give it another go with fresh ears
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Postby LinaLit » Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:42 pm

I like "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not" , "A Rush Of Blood To The Head", "Hopes And Fears" and both Jewel albums.
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Postby stevyy » Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:41 pm

love the Mariah inclusion... I am surprised that you would put AL at #1... I cannot really get into that album.

I love seeing Sam's Town at #1. Epic release.
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