Your Favorite 5 albums from the year you graduated high school


This was a fun assignment I just participated in. Obviously we aren’t all the same age so I’d be curious to see your answers.

Here’s mine from 1992:

  1. The Black Crowes - The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion
  2. The Cure - Wish
  3. The Lemonheads - It’s a Shame About Ray
  4. Singles Soundtrack
  5. 10,000 Maniacs - Our Time In Eden



  1. Steve Earle and the Dukes–Shut Up and Die Like an Aviator
  2. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers–Into the Great Wide Open
  3. John Mellencamp–Whenever We Wanted
  4. REM–Out of Time
  5. Dire Straits–On Every Street


where do you get the list from?
cause paste has one and pitchfork has one and then there’s the top 5 best sellers…


I was listing my personal top 5. I’m self-centered that way.


oh well that’s easy.

car wheels on a gravel road - lucinda
sevens - garth brooks
miseducation of lauryn hill - duh
double live - garth brooks
xo - elliot smith


Yes I’m not asking for the best selling albums of the year. No one cares about that. I wanted your favorites. The most influential to YOU!!

Otherwise it’s Britney Spears and the Backstreet Boys and Janet Jackson and your favorite Dave Matthews.

This list comes from your head. And a google search of albums from that year if you need a reminder on some.


I fixed the thread title.


titanic soundtrack for the win.
best of 1998



Fables of the Reconstruction–R.E.M.
Bad Moon Rising–Sonic Youth
Meat is Murder–The Smiths
Ain’t Love Grand–X
Rain Dogs–Tom Waits


1990 was a shit year for music.



Post- Bjork
The Bends - Radiohead
Red Medicine - Fugazi
Alien Lanes - Guided by Voices
Do you want more???!! - The Roots

Good year/vintage, eh?


I played Neil Young’s Ragged Glory nonstop, but, yes, I probably listened to more albums from 1989 than from 1990 that year.


1989, on the other hand, was a stellar year.


1990 had great stuff.

Up in it–The Afghan Whigs
Spanking Machine–Babes in Toyland
Public Enemy–Fear of a Black Planet
World Party–Goodbye Jumbo
Mark Lanegan–The Winding Sheet
John Doe–Meet John Doe
No Depression–Uncle Tupelo
Goo–Sonic Youth
This is Our Music–Galaxie 500
Hell’s Ditch–The Pogues
Gonna Make You Sweat–C&C Music Factory

and others!



Kings of Convenience - Quiet Is The New Loud
The Avalanches - Since I Left You
The Strokes - Is This It
Radiohead - Amnesiac
R.E.M. - Reveal
Jack Johnson - Brushfire Fairytales



Small Change - Tom Waits
Rastaman Vibration - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Warren Zevon - Self Titled
Elite Hotel - Emmylou Harris
Wired - Jeff Beck


Sorry for a dumb question, but what age does this mean in the US? (And no, I’m not just checking I haven’t broken the same laws as RyRy)


Usually around 18.


Or “a little long in the milk tooth” by Ry-ry’s standard.


This is more than five. But, in no particular order.


Teenage Fanclub-Bandwagonesque
Matthew Sweet-Girlfriend
Uncle Tupelo-Still Feel Gone
Elvis Costello-Mighty Like A Rose
Nova Mob- The Last Days Of Pompeii
Pearl Jam-Ten
Red Hot Chili Peppers-Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Pixes-Trompe Le Monde
Crowded House-Woodface
Dinosaur Jr-Green Mind
Superchunk-No Pocky For Kitty
Mudhoney-Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge