Five Star Albums

OK, it’s ridiculous that Rolling Stone gave only three albums in the 1990s five stars. I just slapped together a smart playlist in iTunes to see what albums from the 1990s I have, and here are some off-the-cuff nominations for albums that really should have gotten consideration:

  • Aimee Mann, Whatever (1993)
  • Big Star, #1 Record/Radio City (1992)
  • Billy Bragg and Wilco, Mermaid Avenue (1998)
  • Björk, Debut (1993)
  • Dinosaur, Jr., Where You Been (1993)
  • Elliot Smith, XO (1998)
  • The Flaming Lips, The Soft Bulletin (1999)
  • Fleetwood Mac, The Dance (1997)
  • Fugazi, 13 Songs (1990)
  • Liz Phair, Exile in Guyville (1993)
  • Nirvana, Nevermind (1991)
  • Rufus Wainwright, Rufus Wainwright (1998)
  • They Might Be Giants, Flood (1990)
  • U2, Achtung Baby (1991)
  • Wilco, Summerteeth (1999)

OK, my senior year of high school may be over-represented in this list, but that’s hardly surprising. In comments, tell me what I missed and what I should have left off.

Five Star Albums

0 thoughts on “Five Star Albums

  1. john says:

    Liz Phair’s “Exile in Guyville” DID get five stars. it may not be listed on the net…but look up an old issue in a library…five stars


    1. ac says:

      While it’s true that Exile in Guyville got 5 stars when it was re-reviewed in June, 2008, it got 4 stars when it was originally reviewed in June, 1993. Since this is a list of albums from the ’90s that weren’t given 5 stars, it’s still accurate. Thanks for your comment.


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