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Luner13 03-01-2014 20:51

Whats the best 90s indie music album?
 
In your opinion?

Mine is Urban Hymns by The Verve what an album :)

unique 03-01-2014 23:05

i was thinking along the same lines but strictly speaking they weren't on an indie label. and i bet that will be the same for a lot of albums people will name on this thread as come the 90s most indie labels were bought out or labels people think of as indie were owned by majors

but putting that side i'd pick urban hymns over definitely maybe, but i'd pick that if the album had to be on a real indie label

Lazlo_St_Pierre 03-01-2014 23:15

My usual answer, Reading Writing & Arithmetic and Blind by the Sundays, I can't separate them. :)

I don't include Static and Silence because they'd moved away from an indie sound by then, but I take this to mean indie as a style of music, rather than the label something is released on.

I listened to Oasis at the time simply through peer group pressure, but I look back now and (only my opinion, mind), I think they're one of the most overrated bands ever. I got rid of the albums I owned because I'd never listen to them again, they're too stuck in that time, and were more of a style statement than creators of timeless music, for me anyway.

I really liked and still listen to the Seahorses album, as I much preferred Chris Helme's voice to Brown's (not a Stone Roses fan), so just call me the king of uncool 90s music. :D

Eraserhead 03-01-2014 23:20

Loveless by My Bloody Valentine

Soupietwist 03-01-2014 23:45

Neutral Milk Hotel - In an Aeroplane Over The Sea

Eraserhead 03-01-2014 23:56

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Originally Posted by Soupietwist (Post 70619113)
Neutral Milk Hotel - In an Aeroplane Over The Sea

Good call. That's definitely in my top 10 of the 90s

Radiomaniac 04-01-2014 00:21

Ride 'Nowhere'.

Aneechik 04-01-2014 00:25

Urban Hymms for me too.

spaceygal 04-01-2014 00:53

Copper Blue by Sugar. Also not 'indie' but Radiohead's The Bends has to be one of the best rock albums of the 90's as well as Jeff Buckley's Grace and Soundgarden's Superunknown.

barbeler 04-01-2014 00:58

Easy... Marion - This World And Body.

mgvsmith 04-01-2014 01:10

I would not have said it at the time but Slint - 'Spiderland' (1991) is probably the best indie album of the 90s.
Hugely imaginative and influential.

Ally_Bowie 04-01-2014 01:18

Sleeper - Smart
Elastica

Zeb Atlas 04-01-2014 11:18

Predictable choice maybe but gotta be OK Computer by Radiohead for me

Hav_mor91 04-01-2014 11:19

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Theshane 04-01-2014 11:28

Personally I was always a huge fan of Giant Steps, Grand Prix and Copper Blue.
Three of Creations finest there.

Eraserhead 04-01-2014 11:30

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Originally Posted by unique (Post 70618005)
i was thinking along the same lines but strictly speaking they weren't on an indie label. and i bet that will be the same for a lot of albums people will name on this thread as come the 90s most indie labels were bought out or labels people think of as indie were owned by majors

but putting that side i'd pick urban hymns over definitely maybe, but i'd pick that if the album had to be on a real indie label

Technically, neither Urban Hymns nor Definitely Maybe were on real indie labels. The Verve were on Hut, which is a subsidiary of Virgin, and Oasis were on Creation which had gone into a 50:50 partnership with Sony in 1992.

Pointy 04-01-2014 11:39

Depends what you mean by indie. The sound or the label? Taking both into account, I'll plump for Elastica (Deceptive were a pure indie label, right?).

Eraserhead 04-01-2014 11:53

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Originally Posted by Pointy (Post 70623462)
Depends what you mean by indie. The sound or the label? Taking both into account, I'll plump for Elastica (Deceptive were a pure indie label, right?).

Yes, Deceptive was an indie :)
The label was set up by Radio 1 DJ Steve Lamacq and records were distributed by Vital, an independent distributor (now part of PIAS, whose distribution warehouse got torched during the idiotic London riots in 2011).

Pointy 04-01-2014 12:23

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Originally Posted by Eraserhead (Post 70623560)
Yes, Deceptive was an indie :)
The label was set up by Radio 1 DJ Steve Lamacq and records were distributed by Vital, an independent distributor (now part of PIAS, whose distribution warehouse got torched during the idiotic London riots in 2011).

Thanks for verifying my memory! :)

dearmrman 04-01-2014 12:33

For me it would be

Depeche Mode - Violator

mgvsmith 04-01-2014 13:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pointy (Post 70623462)
Depends what you mean by indie. The sound or the label? Taking both into account, I'll plump for Elastica (Deceptive were a pure indie label, right?).

Probably better if the music and the label are both indie from an ideological point of view, I presume?

'Spiderland' by Slint was on Touch and Go Records, a Chicago based independent label, phew!

unique 04-01-2014 14:30

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Originally Posted by Zeb Atlas (Post 70623260)
Predictable choice maybe but gotta be OK Computer by Radiohead for me

radiohead were on EMI which were definately not an indie label

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eraserhead (Post 70623375)
Technically, neither Urban Hymns nor Definitely Maybe were on real indie labels. The Verve were on Hut, which is a subsidiary of Virgin, and Oasis were on Creation which had gone into a 50:50 partnership with Sony in 1992.

i suppose so, but hut defintately wasn't indie at any time, whereas creation were. alan mcgee just sold half of it to sony. i see sony is on the back of definately maybe so that rules out oasis too

unique 04-01-2014 14:33

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pointy (Post 70623462)
Depends what you mean by indie. The sound or the label? Taking both into account, I'll plump for Elastica (Deceptive were a pure indie label, right?).

being on an independant record label is indie. indie isn't a sound. dance records as well as guitar rock and pop and hip hop were styles of music released on indie labels

a guitar band that sounds like the smiths but on a major label isn't indie

eugenespeed 04-01-2014 14:37

Levellers - Zeitgeist

Probably my album of 1995.

GlenL 04-01-2014 14:42

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Originally Posted by Eraserhead (Post 70618426)
Loveless by My Bloody Valentine

Seconded


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