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The Recommended 100 Nineties Albums – Second 10

R.E.M: New Adventures in Hi-Fi (1996) I find it a touch puzzling that this album never garnered the recognition it deserved. As an overall experience, it edges Automatic for the People out, and finds R.E.M. in their most inventive and relevant incarnation since their breakthrough album Document.  It probably lacks a track as simple and […]

Exile In Guyville – Album of the Nineties?

When I first discussed a list of top nineties albums with a small group of music lovers, I began by listing my top 25 – in reverse order, as requested.  Immediately, three issues arose. Firstly, that you need to be specific in what you mean by ‘best of the decade’.  Most influential?  Most popular?  Best […]