Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The Year 1990 Albums Calendar and Rankings

So 1990, the year I changed schools and entered High School. Also the year I discovered Led Zeppelin and classic rock in general in a lot of ways.

Odd how the top is AWESOME. Toy Matinee, Faith Hope Love and Bellybutton are all among my favorite 100 or even 75 favorite albums. But in terms of depth, this is 1 of the THINNEST years ever.

Top fucking Heavy I guess.

Amazing to think both the debut albums from Toy Matinee and Jellyfish were released in the same year, same summer even, LOL. In a parallel universe, Toy Matinee and Jellyfish did an amazing Co-Headlining tour together. And then Kevin went on to collaborate with Sturmer and Manning. Holy fucking shit, my head would have exploded, lol.

And I suppose I'm taking a couple of liberty's with adding compilations from Rush, Renaissance and Van Morrison, but the fact is, especially the Rush and Renaissance I owe more or less so much to my taste to and those specific bands I may never have become a fan of if not for those great compilations. Which the Rush one I got through the old BMG music club I think, and when I think of 1990 or 89 or 88 even, those were kind of a big deal. Even the magazines with the prices and write-up on the bands.

More high levels of nostalgia. I even still have some of those.

At any case, 1990, Toy fucking Matinee and Kevin also did the Dick Tracy soundtrack cues, so it was kind of another big year for my favorite musician ever.

Some other notables like Empire and Ritual De Lo Habitual certainly make me think of that year and this time. The time before grunge came along and hijacked popular music.

Jazz, Death Metal, Pop/Pop-Metal, Soul, and singer-songwriter stuff included. Still thin, but somewhat eclectic.

1. Toy Matinee - Toy Matinee
2. King's X - Faith Hope Love
3. Jellyfish - Bellybutton
4. Queensryche - Empire
5. Jane's Addiction - Ritual de lo Habitual
6. Eric Johnson - Ah Via Musicom
7. Rush - Chronicles
8. Fish - Vigil in the Wilderness of Mirrors
9a. Renaissance - Tales of 1001 Nights Vol. I
9b. Renaissance - Tales of 1001 Nights Vol. I
11. Psychotic Waltz - A Social Grace
12. George Michael - Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1
13. Death - Spiritual Healing
14. The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker
15. Van Morrison - The Best of Van Morrison
16. Megadeth - Rust in Peace
17. Human Radio - Human Radio
18. Styx - Edge of the Century
19. Extreme - II Pornograffitti
20. Madonna - I'm Breathless: Music From and Inspired by the Film Dick Tracy

The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker
rel January 24, 1990

Fish - Vigil in the Wilderness of Mirrors
rel January 29, 1990

Van Morrison - The Best of Van Morrison
rel January 1990

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Death - Spiritual Healing
rel February 16, 1990

Tribal Tech - Nomad
rel February 16, 1990

Damn Yankees - Damn Yankees
rel February 22, 1990

Sanctuary - Into the Mirror Black
rel February 27, 1990

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Eric Johnson - Ah Via Musicom
rel February 28, 1990

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Béla Fleck and The Flecktones - Béla Fleck and The Flecktones
rel March 6, 1990

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Depeche Mode - Violator
rel March 19, 1990

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John Scofield - Time on My Hands
rel April 3, 1990

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Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
rel April 10, 1990

Johnny Gill - Johnny Gill
rel April 17, 1990

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Human Radio - Human Radio
rel May 2, 1990

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Adrian Belew - Young Lions
rel May 8, 1990

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Tony Toni Tone - The Revival
rel May 1990

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Madonna - I'm Breathless: Music From and Inspired by the Film Dick Tracy
rel May 22, 1990

David Baerwald - Bedtime Stories
rel May 1990

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Bad Company - Holy Water
rel June 12, 1990

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Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey
rel June 12, 1990

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Jeff Lynne - Armchair Theatre
rel June 12, 1990

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Poison - Flesh and Blood
rel June 21, 1990

Ozric Tentacles - Erpland
rel June 25, 1990

Nelson - After the Rain
rel June 26, 1990

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Toy Matinee - Toy Matinee
rel June 28, 1990

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Iona - Iona
rel June 1990

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Dread Zeppelin - Un-Led-Ed
rel July 24, 1990

Pantera - Cowboys from Hell
rel July 24, 1990

Extreme - II Pornograffitti
rel August 7, 1990

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Jellyfish - Bellybutton
rel August 7, 1990

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Living Colour - Time's Up
rel August 20, 1990

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Queensryche - Empire
rel August 20, 1990

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Jane's Addiction - Ritual de lo Habitual
rel August 21, 1990

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Prince - Graffiti Bridge
rel August 21, 1990

Andy Summers - Charming Snakes
rel August 21, 1990

Roger Waters - The Wall - Live in Berlin
rel August 21, 1990

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Michael Hedges - Taproot
rel August 1990

Judas Priest - Painkiller
rel September 3, 1990

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George Michael - Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1
rel September 3, 1990

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Rush - Chronicles
rel September 4, 1990

Wendy and Lisa - Eroica
rel September 14, 1990

AC/DC - Razor's Edge
rel September 21, 1990

Megadeth - Rust in Peace
rel September 24, 1990

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rel September 25, 1990

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Styx - Edge of the Century
rel October 9, 1990

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King's X - Faith Hope Love
rel October 23, 1990

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a-ha - East of the Sun, West of the Moon
rel October 27, 1990

Scorpions - Crazy World
rel November 6, 1990

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KMFDM - Naïve
rel November 15, 1990

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Psychotic Waltz - A Social Grace
rel November 26, 1990

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Enigma - MCMXC a.D.
rel December 10, 1990

Ginger Baker - Middle Passage
rel 1990

Pat Metheny Dave Holland and Roy Haynes - Question and Answer
rel 1990

Renaissance - Tales of 1001 Nights Vol. I
rel 1990

Renaissance Tales of 1001 Nights, Vol. 2
Renaissance - Tales of 1001 Nights Vol. II
rel 1990

Youssou N'Dour - Set
rel 1990