Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Top 15 Records of 1995

1995 was kind of a weird year for music.  There was the further exploitation of the punk scene, the continued corporatization of the (for lack of a better term) alternative scene, and a general sense that the music media was desperately looking for that next big scene.  Admittedly, my memory of 1995 is pretty fuzzy at this point so I don’t remember a lot of what happened that year other than the fact that I saw both ALL and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones (or was that ’94…crap who knows at this point).  Checked out my best of posts for 1991, 1992, 1993, and 1994.

15.  Oddities, Abnormalities and Curiosities by Circle Jerks
14.  Dear You by Jawbreaker
13.  Space Freak by Sinkhole
12.  Grandpaw Would by Ben Lee
11.  Sleepy Eyed by Buffalo Tom
10.  Pummel by ALL
9.  [tie] Love Is Dead and Alternative Is Here To Stay! by The Mr. T Experience
8.  Mantra by Shelter
7.  Foo Fighters by Foo Fighters
6.  Set Your Goals by CIV
5.  ...Rocks Your Lame Ass by Hagfish
4.  The Streets of San Francisco by Swingin' Utters
3.  Those Unknown by Those Unknown
2.  ...And Out Come the Wolves by Rancid
1.  A Boy Named Goo by Goo Goo Dolls

Other Notable Releases –
Gone by Dwight Yoakam
Chef Boyrudum by Sicko
¡Leche con Carne! by No Use for a Name
13 Unlucky Numbers by Wax
Elastica by Elastica
100% Fun by Matthew Sweet
Brainbloodvolume by Ned's Atomic Dustbin
Alien Lanes by Guided by Voices
Lemonade and Brownies by Sugar Ray
Blonder and Blonder by The Muffs
You'd Prefer an Astronaut by Hum
Sparkle and Fade by Everclear
Red Medicine by Fugazi
The Sacrilicious Sounds of the Supersuckers by Supersuckers
Garbage by Garbage
Here's Where the Strings Come In by Superchunk
(What's the Story) Morning Glory? by Oasis
Return of the Rentals by The Rentals


Otter Limits said...

Here is what mind would look like. Top 12 in alphabetical order:

About Time - Pennywise
Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters
King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime - Faith No More
Leche Con Carne - No Use For a Name
Mainliner: Wreckage from the Past - Social Distortion
Nihil - KMFDM
Oddities, Abnormalities and Curiosities - Circle Jerks
Presidents of the United States of America - Presidents of the United States of America
Pummel - ALL
Sparkle and Fade - Everclear
The Ghost of Tom Joad - Bruce Springsteen
Trace - Son Volt

Dave said...

Presidents of the United States of America? That band was awful!

Dave said...

And I just realized that somehow I forgot to include Swingin' Utters' classic 'The Streets of San Francisco' on this list. WTH?!?

Dave said...

AS it turns out, I made an error on this list. Maniacal Laughter by The Bouncing Souls was released in 1996 not 1995. I am switching it out with The Streets of San Francisco by Swingin' Utters.