Pitchfork’s Best Songs of the 90’s

Not content with telling us what current music is cool enough that we can acknowledge liking it, Pitchfork has spent the last week telling us what songs from the 90’s pass the test. Thanks.  Below is the top 10 (the whole list can be found HERE). I genuinelylike 8 of the 10 (“Loser” annoys me and the token pop song just pisses me off.  Pitchfork always does this, I think to show they aren’t “indie” snobs or something.) Leave your thoughts in the comments below if you have any strong feelings either way.

10. Weezer “Say It Ain’t So”
9. Beck “Loser”
8. Aaliyah “Are You That Somebody?”
7. Neutral Milk Hotel “Holland, 1945”
 6. My Bloody Valentine “Only Shallow”
5. Wu-Tang Clan “Protect Ya Neck”
4. Radiohead “Paranoid Android”
3. Dr. Dre [ft. Snoop Doggy Dogg]
“Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang”
 2. Pulp “Common People”
1. Pavement “Gold Soundz”


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  1. jonbehm says:

    Overall they did a pretty good job though with this list. Better than I expected. Personally I would probably shuffle the top twenty with Pulp lower and “Cut Your Hair” being the Pavement single of choice (since it is way more iconic and wider known)

    Also to read this list you would think that there were very few good punk bands in the nineties, though I think they threw some token Fugazi in there

    The only true WTF I experience I had was in Len’s “Steal My Sunshine” which I think is a pretty godawful song.

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