Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mucchio Extra's 100 Fundamental Albums: Rock 1991-2000

The Spotirama/Il Mucchio Classic Rock Series ended some weeks ago, with the playlist collecting best Blues from 1920s to 1960s. A new more gargantuan series starts today!

In 2001, Italian magazine Il Mucchio launched a new quarterly journal: il Mucchio Extra. While the original Il Mucchio was growing a more eclectic identity (less music, more pages about movies, books, news, culture, technologies...), Mucchio Extra was meant to be a Mojo-like magazine, all about music, with long articles, interviews, close examinations. Since the first issue, in spring 2001, it also featured a list of "100 fundamental albums". First one was about the unforgettable and lovely rock music from the nineties (subjectively "unforgettable" & "lovely", yes: it was my high school and university era...). Here you can find it, spotified. With some heavy sounds unusually featured in rock charts like this (Sepultura, Deftones, Rancid...), some surprising choices (Radiohead's The Bends instead of the universally worshipped Ok Computer) and at least one little european 1990s gem that everybody in the galaxy should know (dEUS' Worst Case Scenario). Enjoy!

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The 100 Fundamental Albums of 1990s
Source: Mucchio Extra #1
Songs available on Spotify: 75 out of 100 (75%)

Top 20 (alphabetical order)
Beck - Mellow Gold
Bjork - Debut
Blur - Parklife
Jeff Buckley - Grace
Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole
Daniel Givens - Age
PJ Harvey - Rid of Me
The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
Massive Attack - Blue Lines
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Nirvana - Nevermind
Pavement - Slanted & Enchanted (partially available)
Pearl Jam - No Code
Primal Scream - Screamadelica
Radiohead - The Bends
Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Slint - Spiderland
Tortoise - Millions Now Living Will Never Die
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

30 more (alphabetical order)
Buju Banton - 'til Shiloh
Belle and Sebastian - The Boy With The Arab Strap
Blonde Redhead - Melody Of Certain Damaged Lemons
Cypress Hill - Black Sunday
D'Angelo - Voodoo
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing
Fugazi - In On The Kill Taker
Future Sound of London - Dead Cities
Gastr Del Sol - Upgrade And Afterlife
Jayhawks - Hollywood Town Hall
Khaled - Khaled
Korn - Life Is Peachy (partially available)
Kyuss - Blues For The Red Sun
Mark Lanegan - I'll Take Care Of You
Manu Chao - Clandestino
Mouse on Mars - Glam
New Bomb Turks - Destroy-Oh-Boy!!
Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
Portishead - Dummy
Prince & The New Power Generation - Prince & The New Power Generation
R.E.M. - Automatic For The People
Royal Trux - Veterans Of Disorder
Shellac - At Action Park
Bim Sherman - Miracle
Roni Size/Reprazent - New Forms
Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
Stereolab - Transient Random-Noise Bursts With Announcements
Tricky - Maxinquaye
Scott Walker - Tilt
Wyclef Jean - Presents The Carnival

Last 50 (alphabetical order)
Afghan Whigs - Congregation
Air - Moon Safari
American Music Club - Mercury
Aphex Twin - I Care Because You Do (partially available)
Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months And 2 Days In The Life Of
Erykah Badu - Baduizm
Beastie Boys - Ill Communication
The Black Heart Procession - 2
Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club
Calexico - The Black Light
Johnny Cash - American Recordings
Deftones - Around The Fur
dEUS - Worst Case Scenario
Bob Dylan - Time Out Of Mind
Eels - Beautiful Freak
Fatboy Slim - You'll Come A Long Way, Baby
Gang Starr - Step In The Arena
Godspeed You Black Emperor - f#a#oo
Helmet - Meantime
Hellacopters - Payin' The Dues
Hole - Live Through This
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Now I Got Worry (partially available)
June of 44 - Engine Takes To The Water
K.D. Lang - Ingenue
Leftfield - Leftism
Metallica - Metallica
Ministry - Psalm 69
Moby - Play
Mojave 3 - Excuses For Travellers
Moonshake - The Sound Your Eyes Can Follow
Naked City - Torture Garden
Nirvana - Unplugged In New York
Oasis - Definitely Maybe
Orb - U.F. Orb
Orbital - Snivilisation
Jim O'Rourke - Eureka
Plug - Drum'n'Bass For Papa
Primus - Pork Soda
Rancid - ... And Out Come The Wolves
Sepultura - Roots
Soundgarden - Superunknown
Sparklehorse - Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot
Spiritualized - Ladies And Gentlemen... We Are Floating In Space
Stormandstress - Under Thunder And Fluorescent Lights
Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque
Ali Farka Toure feat. Ry Cooder - Talking Timbuktu
Trans Am - Red Line
The Verve - Urban Hymns
Tom Waits - Mule Variations
Yo La Tengo - And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out

Listen to it on Spotify:

Mammoth (full albums, 1058 tracks, about three days): HTTP, URI. (SR0648)
Graduated (4 tracks each Top 20 album, 3 tracks each 30 More, 2 tracks each Last 50, 204 tracks, about 15 hours): HTTP, URI. (SR0649)

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