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Albums of 1990

472 Albums of 1990 Roundtable

Albums Of The Year - Roundtable

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We revisit the albums of 1990 that made waves, became influential touchstones, and helped pave the way for the rise of alternative music

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1990 is a strange, contradictory year for music. How else do you explain alternative and underground bands like Jane's Addiction, Concrete Blonde, Faith No More and The B-52's taking up regular MTV rotation slots next to MC Hammer, Warrant, Paula Abdul and Vanilla Ice? There's a good chance you saw They Might Be Giant's "Birdhouse In Your Soul" right after Billy Idol's "Cradle of Love," or "We Die Young" by Alice Chains on the same Headbanger's Ball episode as "Unskinny Bop" by Poison. What we're saying is, there was a lot going on, and we attempt an overview of some of the most interesting overlooked, under-appreciated, and influential albums of the year.

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  • Intro - Stop!¬†by Jane's Addiction
  • 10:46 - Graveyard Shift by Uncle Tupelo
  • 24:15 - Is She Weird by Pixies
  • 36:12 - There You Are by Goo Goo Dolls
  • 47:41 - Candy by Iggy Pop
  • Outro - Cliffs Of Dover by Eric Johnson

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Albums Of The Year - Roundtable