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Added by the giraffe on 12 May 2012 06:02
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Best albums of 1993

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Undertow - Tool
My favorite Tool album. Dark, brooding, weird (especially the way it ends with a narrative about a killer), brilliant. If only Tool was still making music this interesting.

Favorite song: "4 Degrees"
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People who added this item 345 Average listal rating (226 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
Debut - Bjรถrk
I can't think of anything to say about this album that hasn't already been said.

Favorite song: "There's More to Life than This"
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People who added this item 19 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
Independent Worm Saloon - Butthole Surfers
Beavis & Butt-head introduced me to this one when they watched the video for "Who Was in My Room Last Night?". I bought the album expecting it to be heavy & what I got was one of the weirdest listening experiences of my life. No two songs were the same. There were funny songs, angry songs, songs that didn't sound like songs, and the vocals sounded like they were done my multiple people (this taught me about vocal manipulation)...it all taught me to check my expectations at the door in the future.

Favorite song: "Strawberry" (2nd place "The Annoying Song")


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People who added this item 83 Average listal rating (57 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
Bloody Kisses - Type O Negative
I originally bought the digipak release of this album first, a version which had 9 tracks that flowed together wonderfully & perfectly captured the overall theme of heartbreak that inspired the album. As a result it was for many years my favorite break-up album. Later I'd get around to picking up the other version, which had 2 short, heavy tracks, a slightly different song order, & a handful of filler tracks. While I love the heavier songs, I've always felt the digipak version is the better one so it's the one that truly holds this spot.

Favorite song: "Too Late: Frozen"
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People who added this item 77 Average listal rating (49 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 0
Last Splash - The Breeders
Still the best Breeders album & the only one I still listen to in its entirety.

Favorite song: "I Just Wanna Get Along"
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People who added this item 66 Average listal rating (46 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0
Black Sunday - Cypress Hill
My introduction to Cypress Hill, which probably accounts for it being my favorite of theirs for so long. Some would argue their debut is better, to which I'd say it's simply a matter of taste & in my case I prefer this one.

Favorite song: "I Ain't Goin' Out Like That"
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People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 9.5 IMDB Rating 0
Full Custom Gospel - Reverend Horton Heat
Arguably the Rev's best album.

Favorite song: "Bales of Cocaine"


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People who added this item 67 Average listal rating (41 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
Pork Soda - Primus
A couple throwaway instrumentals toward the end of this album prevent it from earning a perfect score from me. Fortunately all the songs before them are among Primus's best.

Favorite song: "The Air Is Getting Slippery"
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People who added this item 286 Average listal rating (186 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
Vs. - Pearl Jam
For me Vs. falls just below Ten and Vitalogy when I rank them against each other. There's nothing on this album that's especially lacking, I just listen to the other two far more than I do this one.

Favorite song: "Animal"
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People who added this item 70 Average listal rating (42 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
Exile in Guyville - Liz Phair
Surely I don't need to comment on this one.

Favorite song: "Flower"
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Full album available here

Favorite song: "Oh My God"
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People who added this item 26 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
Angst - Kmfdm
Prior to this album I thought KMFDM was merely OK. This was the first album of theirs I really got into, thanks to hearing it in a friend's car one night while we were driving around. "Drug Against War" still makes me want to punch something.

Favorite song: "Sucks"
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An interesting mix of fun & weirdness, which is rarely found in Industrial music.

Favorite song: Actually it's the title track, but unless you're already a fan that song won't appeal to you at all I suspect. So instead I give you my runner-up "Gila Copter"
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People who added this item 106 Average listal rating (71 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas - Danny Elfman, Marilyn Manson, Panic!@ the Disco, Fiona Apple, Fall Out Boy, Paul Reubens, Catherine
As good as the movie it came from.

Favorite song: "Kidnap the Sandy Claws"
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Rather than list these albums with the rest, I've split them off into their own section. If I hadn't lived in the Dallas/Fort Worth area at the time, I would not have heard these albums & therefore don't expect anyone else to have heard them either.
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Sweetness - Funland
Favorite song: "Fall Away"

Not the best sound quality honestly. I was at this show though.
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Pleather - Toadies
Favorite song: "Got a Heart"
No luck on finding anything approximating quality sound for this one
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