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  1. As for metal, Metallica went mainstream and Ozzy had his biggest solo album, which the list reflects. I have little interest in either of those. 1991 is the year metal returned to the underground with Death Metal records by Death, Dismember, Autopsy, Atheist, Carcass, Suffocation, Entombed, Morbid Angel, Immolation, Pestilence, and other bands with ridiculous/awesome sounding names. Here's one for the romantics:
  2. For Hip Hop, they should've waited til '91 to drop some Tribe Called Quest. The best track of 1991? A few more favorites:
  3. 1991 It's impossible to overstate the impact of Smells Like Teen Spirit. We've listened to a lot of great artists up until and heard a lot of great songs, but few of them ahad the impact that Nirvana had. For my generation, Nirvana was our Elvis Presley or The Beatles. The book has gone to great lengths to show there was more to 90s music than grunge, but I think they could have included a few more songs to reflect how big it was. I suppose any generation that was on the ground floor of a music movement would feel the same. I may be overstating how important grunge was in the long run, bu
  4. I read Spectacular Spider-Man #200 after reading about it in the Omnibus thread. Pretty good stuff, but if you haven't read a lot of Spidey you'd think Peter Parker was a real prick.
  5. 1990 feels like a fork in the road between thrash and extreme metal. There were some classic albums -- Rust in Peace, Painkiller, Seasons in the Abyss -- and excellent albums from the likes of Artillery, Entombed, Bathory, Morbid Saint, Kreator, Atheist, Obituary, and others. The book probably should have recognized Megadeth as one of the big metal acts. This might be my favorite metal track from 1990. That turtleneck is something else. Suicidal Tendencies deserve a mention too:
  6. As far as hip hop goes, Mama Said Knock You Out would have been a great choice for the book, and definitely something from AmeriKKKas Most Wanted. Some more: I guess they didn't include anything from Black Box or C+C Music Factory because of the controversy. I thought they might have included Deee-Lite's Groove is in the Heart, but they seemed to go with more UK-centric dance stuff. But there's really only two tunes I care about from this year:
  7. 1990 1990 didn't represent any kind of sea change in music. It was more or less a continuation of the indie stuff that had become around '88 or so, but there was some nice pop music and plenty of good indie stuff. Of course, I was captivated by MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice at the time. They finally put The Cocteau Twins in the book, which makes sense given Heaven or Los Vegas was one of the biggest albums of the year. Violator was another big record that year, but I guess they already included enough Depeche Mode. I wouldn't have made those picks for Tribe Called Quest or Sonic Youth, b
  8. I haven't read Spider-Man past the early 1990s. The Death of Jean DeWolff seems like the biggest omission. Maybe the iconic Spider Man No More as well. My top three would be If This Be My Destiny, How Green Was My Goblin and The Night Gwen Stacey Died.
  9. @LiamSorry to be a pain, but the comments are missing from 744 and there's no 745.
  10. @LiamThere is a problem with 744-750.
  11. Why is that? It's a good issue and Wally Wood's art is gorgeous, but I don't see how it compares to the best Lee/Kirby issues of Fantastic Four or the best Lee/Ditko Spiderman stories. Are there no good Gene Colan issues? I really hate the digitalized, recolored versions of old comic books. I want to see the old printed copies. For that reason, it's a chore to even try and go back through the Colan issues.
  12. I think the album that Richard Thompson song was on cemented him as Britain's greatest folk guitarist. Didn't they have another of his songs in the book? TIME Magazine chose 1952 Vincent Black Lightning in its all-time100 songs. Funnily enough, the entry after it is C.R.E.A.M. EDIT: I forgot to mention that the guitar work is exceptional.
  13. There is absolutely nothing I want to share from funk, soul, r&b, etc. this year, which is tragic, so on to the metal. A lot of the big metal acts were between albums in 1989. Thrash metal had run its course and Death metal was on the rise. If you have the nerve then Morbid Angel and Obituary are must-listens. There's also this grindcore band:
  14. I know they wanted to showcase alternative hip hop with the Digital Underground pick, but this is a better song: Or, if they wanted a novelty pick, why not Biz? I don't really expect any Ice T or D.O.C. when they had NWA on the list, but Dre did an awesome job on this album: Hip Hop fans will appreciate this one:
  15. 1989 So the 80s are over already, huh? I was going to complain about a fourth Cure song on the list until I remembered that Disintegration is from 1989 and that's generally their most acclaimed album. The other big albums from '89 are Doolittle and The Stone Roses. I thought they might have made a bigger deal out of the latter. The Stone Roses were the next big thing for a while. They were my best mate's favorite band in high school. I used to give him shit about them all the time, but they were a good band and it's a great album. Just don't tell him. 1989 wasn't a great year
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