Mar 012016
 

Release date order:

  1. Built To Spill – Keep It Like A Secret (February 2)
  2. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Slow Riot for New Zerø Kanada (March 8)
  3. Wilco – Summerteeth (March 9)
  4. Cul De Sac – Crashes To Light (May 4)
  5. The Black Heart Procession – 2 (May 18)
  6. Sigur Rós – Ágætis byrjun (June 12)
  7. The Magnetic Fields – 69 Love Songs (September 7)
  8. Yume Bitsu – Yume Bitsu (November 15)
  9. Cerberus Shoal – Homb (November 15)
  10. Red Stars Theory – Life In A Bubble Can Be Beautiful (?)

Others:

  • Low – Secret Name (March 30)
  • Tom Waits – Mule Variations (April 16)
  • Mark Lanegan – I’ll Take Care of You (September 21)
  • Doldrums – Desk Trickery (December 13)
  • Fabrizio De André – Fabrizio De André in concerto (?)(IT)
  • Piano Magic – Low Birth Weight (?)

« Best albums of 1998
» Best albums of 2000

Mar 012016
 

Release date order:

  1. The Black Heart Procession – 1 (January 1)
  2. June Of 44 – Four Great Points (January 20)
  3. Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane Over The Sea (February 10)
  4. Dirty Three – Ocean Songs (March 31)
  5. Massive Attack – Mezzanine (April 20)
  6. Calexico – The Black Light (May 19)
  7. Mercury Rev – Deserter’s Songs (September 19)
  8. Cat Power – Moon Pix (September 22)
  9. Robert Rich – Seven Veils (?)
  10. Six Organs of Admittance – Six Organs of Admittance (?)

Others:

  • Mark Hollis – Mark Hollis (February 2)
  • Eels – Electro-Shock Blues (September 21)
  • Robert Rich – Below Zero (?)
  • Yume Bitsu – Giant Surface Music Falling to Earth Like Jewels from the Sky (?)

« Best albums of 1997
» Best albums of 1999

Feb 292016
 

Release date order:

  1. Built To Spill – Perfect From Now On (January 28)
  2. Laika – Sounds Of The Satellites (February 24)
  3. Doldrums – Acupuncture (February 24)
  4. Hash Jar Tempo – Well Oiled (March 17)
  5. Radiohead – OK Computer (May 21)
  6. Subarachnoid Space – Almost Invisible (July 22)
  7. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – F♯A♯∞ (August 14)
  8. Mogwai – Young Team (October 27)
  9. Low – Songs for a Dead Pilot (November 20)
  10. 16 Horsepower – Low Estate (?)

Others:

  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – The Boatman’s Call (March 2)
  • Yo La Tengo – I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One (April 22)
  • Spiritualized – Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space (May 7)
  • Geraldine Fibbers – Butch (July 1)
  • Portishead – Portishead (September 29)
  • Robert Wyatt – Shleep (September 29)
  • Loreena McKennitt – The Book Of Secrets (September 30)
  • Junior Kimbrough – Most Things Haven’t Worked Out (?)

« Best albums of 1996
» Best albums of 1998

Feb 292016
 

Release date order:

  1. Burzum – Filosofem (January 1)(BM)
  2. Tortoise – Millions Now Living Will Never Die (January 30)
  3. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Murder Ballads (February 2)
  4. 16 Horsepower – Sackcloth ‘n’ Ashes (February 6)
  5. Cul De Sac – China Gate (May 21)
  6. Low – The Curtain Hits The Cast (August 13)
  7. Church – Magician Among The Spirits (August 19)
  8. Dirty Three – Horse Stories (September 10)
  9. Swans – Soundtracks For The Blind (October 22)
  10. Labradford – Labradford (?)

Others:

  • Neutral Milk Hotel – On Avery Island (March 26)
  • Black Tape For A Blue Girl – Remnants Of A Deeper Purity (June 6)
  • Beck – Odelay (June 18)
  • Screaming Trees – Dust (June 25)
  • Eels – Beautiful Freak (August 13)
  • Cat Power – What Would The Community Think (September 10)
  • Fabrizio De André – Anime salve (September 19)(IT)
  • Brian Jonestown Massacre – Thank God For Mental Illness (October 25)
  • Mazzy Star – Among My Swan (October 29)
  • Ghost – Lama Rabi Rabi (December 10)
  • David Torn – What Means Solid, Traveller? (?)
  • Man or Astro-man? – Experiment Zero (?)

« Best albums of 1995
» Best albums of 1997

Feb 292016
 

Release date order:

  1. P.J. Harvey – To Bring You My Love (February 27)
  2. Ulver – Bergtatt – Et eeventyr i 5 capitler (February)(BM)
  3. Bardo Pond – Bufo Alvarius, Amen 29:15 (March 1)
  4. Laika – Silver Apples of the Moon (March 28)
  5. Flying Saucer Attack – Further (April 17)
  6. Brian Jonestown Massacre – Methodrone (August 25)
  7. Sparklehorse – Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot (August)
  8. Don Caballero – Don Caballero 2 (September 15)
  9. Low – Long Division (?)
  10. Robert Rich and Lustmord – Stalker (?)

Others:

  • Morphine – Yes (March 21)
  • King Crimson – Thrak (March 31)
  • Supergrass – I Should Coco (May 15)
  • Primus – Tales From The Punchbowl (May 23)
  • Robert Fripp – A Blessing of Tears: 1995 Soundscapes, Vol. 2 (August 18)
  • Sonic Youth – Washing Machine (September 26)
  • Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (October 23)
  • David Torn – Tripping Over God (?)
  • June Of 44 – Engine Takes To The Water (?)
  • Mermen – A Glorious Lethal Euphoria (?)
  • Madredeus – Ainda (?)
  • Massimo Volume – Lungo i bordi (?)(IT)

« Best albums of 1994
» Best albums of 1996

Feb 202016
 

Release date order:

  1. Bark Psychosis – Hex (February 14)
  2. Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (February 14)
  3. Low – I Could Live In Hope (February 18)
  4. Emperor – In the Nightside Eclipse (February 21)(BM)
  5. Loreena McKennitt – The Mask And The Mirror (March 22)
  6. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Let Love In (April 15)
  7. The Magnetic Fields – The Charm Of The Highway Strip (April 18)
  8. Tortoise – Tortoise (June 22)
  9. Portishead – Dummy (August 22)
  10. Massive Attack – Protection (September 26)

Others:

  • Darkthrone – Transilvanian Hunger (February 17) (BM)
  • Porcupine Tree – The Sky Moves Sideways (February)
  • Beck – Mellow Gold (March 1)
  • Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral (March 8)
  • Codeine – White Birch (April 4)
  • Rodan – Rusty (April)
  • Burzum – Hvis lyset tar oss (April)(BM)
  • Motorpsycho – Timothy’s Monster (August 6)
  • Jeff Buckley – Grace (August 23)
  • Suede – Dog Man Star (October 10)
  • Shellac – At Action Park (October 24)
  • Nirvana – MTV Unplugged in New York (November 1)
  • Madredeus – O Espírito Da Paz (?)

« Best albums of 1993
» Best albums of 1995

Feb 192016
 

Release date order:

  1. Mark Lanegan – Whiskey For The Holy Ghost (January 8)
  2. Earth – Earth 2 (February 3)
  3. Built To Spill – Ultimate Alternative Wavers (May 1)
  4. Slowdive – Souvlaki (May 17)
  5. Robert Fripp & David Sylvian – The First Day (July 5)
  6. Morphine – Cure For Pain (September 14)
  7. Nirvana – In Utero (September 21)
  8. The Afghan Whigs – Gentlemen (October 5)
  9. Mazzy Star – So Tonight That I Might See (October 5)
  10. Autechre – Incunabula (November 29)

Others:

  • Dinosaur Jr. – Where You Been (February 9)
  • Grant Lee Buffalo – Fuzzy (February 23)
  • Frank Black –  Frank Black (March 8)
  • Suede – Suede (March 29)
  • Red House Painters – Red House Painters (Rollercoaster) (May 24)
  • Mercury Rev – Boces (June 1)
  • The Verve – A Storm in Heaven (June 21)
  • Man Or Astro-man – Is It Man Or Astro-man? (June)
  • Swervedriver – Mezcal Head (August 5)
  • The Breeders – Last Splash (August 30)
  • Don Caballero – For Respect (October 10)
  • Labradford – Prazision LP (October)
  • Franco Battiato – Caffè de la Paix (?)(IT)
  • Idaho – Year After Year (?)

« Best albums of 1992
» Best albums of 1994

Feb 192016
 

Release date order:

  1. Phish – A Picture Of Nectar (February 18)
  2. Yo La Tengo – May I Sing With Me (February 28)
  3. Spiritualized – Lazer Guided Melodies (March 30)
  4. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Henry’s Dream (April 27)
  5. Pavement – Slanted & Enchanted (April 30)
  6. Kyuss – Blues For The Red Sun (June 30)
  7. Morphine – Good (July 27)
  8. Babes In Toyland – Fontanelle (August 11)
  9. Red House Painters – Down Colorful Hill (September 14)
  10. Kramer – The Guilt Trip (?)

Others:

  • Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (February 12)
  • Curve – Doppelganger (March 9)
  • Ride – Going Blank Again (March 9)
  • Juliana Hatfield – Hey Babe (March 17)
  • The Jesus And Mary Chain – Honey’s Dad (March 23)
  • Catherine Wheel – Ferment (June 9)
  • Porcupine Tree – On the Sunday of Life (July)
  • Roger Waters – Amused to Death (September 1)
  • Screaming Trees – Sweet Oblivion (September 8)
  • R.E.M. – Automatic For The People (October 6)
  • Junior Kimbrough – All Night Long (?)

« Best albums of 1991
» Best albums of 1993

Feb 192016
 

Release date order:

  1. Jesus Lizard – Goat (February 21)
  2. Slint – Spiderland (March 27)
  3. Primus – Sailing The Seas Of Cheese (May 14)
  4. Mercury Rev – Yerself Is Steam (May 14)
  5. Swans – White Light From The Mouth Of Infinity (June 6)
  6. My Bloody Valentine – Loveless (November 4)
  7. Slowdive – Just For A Day (September 2)
  8. Talk Talk – Laughing Stock (September 16)
  9. Primal Scream – Screamadelica (September 23)
  10. Nirvana – Nevermind (September 24)

Others:

  • Fugazi – Steady Diet Of Nothing (July)
  • U2 – Achtung Baby (November 18)
  • Robert Wyatt – Dondestan (?)

« Best albums of 1990
» Best albums of 1992

Feb 152016
 

Release date order:

  1. Primus – Frizzle Fry (February 7)
  2. Depeche Mode – Violator (March 19)
  3. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – The Good Son (April 16)
  4. Fugazi – Repeater (April 19)
  5. Mazzy Star – She Hangs Brightly (May 21)
  6. Mark Lanegan – The Winding Sheet (May)
  7. Codeine – Frigid Stars (August)
  8. Lustmord – Heresy (?)
  9. Marc Ribot – Rootless Cosmopolitans (?)
  10. Thin White Rope – Sack Full of Silver (?)

Others:

  • Lou Reed and John Cale – Songs For Drella (April 11)
  • The Breeders – Pod (May 28)
  • Phish – Lawn Boy (September 21)
  • Helmet – Strap It On (?)
  • Jesus Lizard – Head (?)
  • Ride – Nowhere (October 15)

« Best albums of 1989
» Best albums of 1991