Top 10 Decade/National

Top 10 Decade/National


Greg Beets

1. Ice Cube, AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted (Priority)

2. My Bloody Valentine, Loveless (Sire/Warner Bros.)

3. Beck, Midnite Vultures (DGC)

4. Rodd Keith, I Died Today (Tzadzik)

5. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Orange (Matador)

6. The Hi-Fives, -- And a Whole Lotta You! (Lookout!)

7. Buttsteak, Moroccan V.D. (Go-Kart)

8. Public Enemy, Fear of a Black Planet (Def Jam)

9. Elastica (DGC)

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10. Urban Dance Squad, Mental Floss for the Globe (Arista)


Christopher Gray

1. U2, Achtung Baby (Island)

2. Uncle Tupelo, Anodyne (Sire)

3. Dr. Dre, The Chronic (Death Row/Interscope)

4. Beastie Boys, Check Your Head (Grand Royal/Capitol)

5. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Orange (Matador)

6. Los Lobos, The Neighborhood (Slash/Warner Bros.)

7. L7, Hungry for Stink (Slash)

8. Shane MacGowan & the Popes, The Snake (Reprise)

9. Railroad Jerk, The Third Rail (Matador)

10. Master P & the No Limit Army, "Make 'em Say Uhhh!" (No Limit)


Top 10 Decade/National

Raoul Hernandez

1. Public Enemy, Fear of a Black Planet (Def Jam)

2. Nirvana, Nevermind (DGC)

3. Beck, Odelay! (Geffen)

4. Metallica (Elektra)

5. Radiohead, OK Computer (Capital)

6. DJ Shadow, Entroducing ... (Mo' Wax/FFRR)

7. Tom Waits, Bone Machine (Island)

8. Loreena McKennitt, Book of Dreams (Warner Bros.)

9. Tiger Okoshi, Two Sides to Every Story (JVC)

10. Buena Vista Social Club (Nonesuch)


Christopher Hess

1. Pavement, Slanted and Enchanted (Matador)
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2. Archers of Loaf, Icky Mettle (Alias)

3. Rex, 3 (Southern)

4. Buena Vista Social Club (Nonesuch)

5. Red Red Meat, Jimmywine Majestic (Sub Pop)

6. Tortoise (Thrill Jockey)

7. Fugazi, Repeater (Dischord)

8. Freakwater, Old Paint (Thrill Jockey)

9. Sebadoh, Bakesale (Sub Pop)

10. Liz Phair, Exile in Guyville (Matador)


Andy Langer

1. Beck, Odelay! (DGC)

2. Lauryn Hill, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (Ruffhouse)

Top 10 Decade/National

3. Public Enemy, Fear of a Black Planet (Def Jam)

4. Nirvana, Nevermind (DGC)

5. Inner Flame: A Rainer Ptacek Tribute (Atlantic)

6. Rage Against the Machine (Epic)

7. Soundgarden, Badmotorfinger (A&M)

8. Lucinda Williams, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (Mercury)

9. The New Groove, The Blue Note Remix Project Volume 1 (Blue Note)

10. Chino XL, Here to Save You All (American)


David Lynch

1. Arvo Pärt, Kanon Pokajanen (ECM)

2. Ali Farke Toure with Ry Cooder, Talking Timbuktu (Hannibal)

3. Miles Davis, Panthalassa (Columbia)

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4. Liquid Soul, Make Some Noise (Ark 21)

5. Rage Against the Machine (Epic)

6. Groove Collective (Reprise)

7. Kronos Quartet, Early Music (Nonesuch)

8. Johnny Dowd, Wrong Side of Memphis (Checkered Past)

9. Bob Dylan, Time Out of Mind (Columbia)

10. The Flaming Lips, The Soft Bulletin (Warner Bros.)


Margaret Moser

1. Nirvana, Nevermind (DGC)

2. Dr. John, Going Back to New Orleans (Warner Bros.)

3. Hole, Live Through This (DGC)

4. Oasis, What's the Story (Morning Glory)? (Columbia)

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5. Garbage (Almo)

6. Chris Isaak, Forever Blue (Reprise)

7. Salt-n-Pepa, Very Necessary (London)

8. Loreena McKennitt, The Book of Secrets

9. Rolling Stones, Bridges to Babylon (Virgin)

10. James Horner, Braveheart soundtrack (Sony Classical)


Jerry Renshaw

1. Nirvana, Nevermind (DGC)

2. Texas Tornados (Reprise)

3. Steve Earle, El Corazon (E-Squared)

4. Slobberbone, Crow Pot Pie (Doolittle)

5. The Devil Dogs, Saturday Night Fever (Crypt)

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6. Beat at Cinecitta Vol. 2 (Crippled Dick Hot Wax)

7. Perez Prado, Voodoo Suite/Exotic Suite (Bear Family)

8. Son Volt, Trace (Warner Bros.)

9. New Bomb Turks, Destroy Oh Boy (Crypt)

10. Nine Pound Hammer, Hayseed Timebomb (Crypt)


Jay Trachtenberg

1. DeeDee Bridgewater, Peace & Love: A Tribute to Horace Silver (Verve)

2. Congoes, Heart of the Congoes (Blood & Fire)

3. Charlie Haden & Hank Jones, Steal Away (Verve)

4. Linton Kwesi Johnson, Tings an' Times (Shanachie)

5. Abbey Lincoln, You've Gotta Pay the Band (Verve)

6. Los Lobos, Kiko (Slash/Warner Bros.)

7. Joe Lovano, Rush Hour (Blue Note)

8. Bob Marley & Bill Laswell, Dreams of Freedom (Island/Axiom)

9. Carmen McRae, Carmen Sings Monk (RCA)

10. Morphine, Cure for Pain (Rykodisc)

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