The 90's is definitely the decade I had to think about the most. I listen to very little music from the 90's, so it was hard to come up with 5 records I truly love from this time. I think if I was to be doing this post in a few months, there would definitely be some Outkast, because I'm looking for their first few albums on LP. However, at this point, I don't know enough of their stuff to put them on the list. However, this is what I do have...
My Top 5 Favourite Albums from the 90's:
Some might say it's unfair to put a best-of compilation from the 1970's on the 90's list. To them, I say "Have you heard how shitty the 90's were??" Kidding...a little. The point is, this is one of my favourite CD's, and the main reason I love Parliament like I do. It's definitely an excellent starter to Parliament as a band, and if I can talk like a skater for a second, dope as fuck.
Favourite track: "The Agony of Defeet" - I believe that if happiness had a sound it would be this.
Frighteningly bad cover art aside, this album has a whole lot of gems, including the sublime George Clinton-Prince duet "We Can Funk" and some great guilty-pleasure jams like "New Power Generation". This album holds a special place in my heart, though, because this is the album that has my favourite song of all time on it: "Joy in Repetition".
Favourite track: "Joy in Repetition"Fiona Apple - Tidal:
First of all, what a gorgeous cover. I'm not as into Fiona Apple as I used to be, but this album is still just stunning. Her fantastic lyrics, her sensual voice, over an almost-hip-hop beat, it just blew me away.
Favourite track: "Criminal"
First of all, I enjoy the Red Hot Chili Peppers a lot, but I think most of their lyrics are just horrible. "I've got a mellowship, I've got a fellowship/I've got a nonstop "Yo swan" hello chip/Born to adore the big bad bison/Thunderstorm and a man like Tyson/Popcorn peanuts lookin' at big butts/No I cannot keep my mouth shut/Rockin' to the beat of the fabulous forum/My Lakers I adore 'em/Blush my lady when I tell her/That I do indeed love to smell her/Sopping wet your pink umbrella/Do the dog with Isabella"?? Maybe it's just me....
Not at all their lyrics are bad though, some are gorgeous and inspired ("Under the Bridge") and even when their lyrics are silly and ridiculous, they are ridiculously fun to listen to.
Favourite track: "Suck My Kiss"
Will Smith - Big Willie Style:
Don't front, you love it.
Favourite track: "Candy"