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AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted by Ice Cube1 - 1990
Goo by Sonic Youth2 - 1990
Ritual De Lo Habitual by Jane's Addiction3 - 1990
Facelift by Alice in Chains4 - 1990
World Clique by Deee Lite5 - 1990
Ragged Glory by Neil Young6 - 1990
Fear of a Black Planet by Public Enemy8 - 1990
I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got by Sinéad O'Connor9 - 1990
Mama Said Knock You Out by L. L. Cool J,10 - 1990
Frizzle Fry by Primus11 - 1990
Black Sheets of Rain by Bob Mould12 - 1990
Pod by The Breeders13 - 1990
Are You Okay? by Was (Not Was)14 - 1990
Bloodletting by Concrete Blonde15 - 1990
Graffiti Bridge: Music from the Motion Picture by Prince16 - 1990
Masters of Reality [sound recording] by Masters of Reality17 - 1990
Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em by Eric B. & Rakim18 - 1990
Songs for Drella by Lou Reed19 - 1990
Soul II Soul, Vol. 2: A New Decade, 1990 by Soul II Soul20 - 1990
Bandwagonesque by Teenage Fanclub1 - 1991
Out of Time by R.E.M.2 - 1991
Nevermind by Nirvana3 - 1991
Trompe Le Monde by Pixies4 - 1991
Pet Shop Boys Discography: The Complete Singles Collection by Pet Shop Boys5 - 1991
Perspex Island by Robyn Hitchcock6 - 1991
Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black by Public Enemy7 - 1991
Badmotorfinger by Soundgarden8 - 1991
Gish by The Smashing Pumpkins9 - 1991
Of The Heart, Of The Soul And Of The Cross: The Utopian Experience by P.M. Dawn10 - 1991
Metallica [1991 album] by Metallica11 - 1991
Blue Lines by Massive Attack12 - 1991
Steady Diet of Nothing by Fugazi13 - 1991
Supersonic Storybook by Urge Overkill14 - 1991
Ten by Pearl Jam15 - 1991
Seal by Seal16 - 1991
De La Soul Is Dead by De La Soul17 - 1991
Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge by Mudhoney18 - 1991
Use Your Illusion I by Guns N' Roses19 - 1991
Use Your Illusion II by Guns N' Roses19 - 1991
Pretty On The Inside [Explicit] by Hole20 - 1991
Slanted and Enchanted by Pavement1 - 1992
3 Years 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life of-- by Arrested Development2 - 1992
Dirty by Sonic Youth3 - 1992
Check Your Head by Beastie Boys4 - 1992
Psalm 69 by Ministry5 - 1992
Copper Blue by Sugar6 - 1992
Home Brew by Neneh Cherry7 - 1992
Imperial f.f.r.r. by Unrest8 - 1992
Play With Toys by Basehead9 - 1992
Pod by Ween10 - 1992
Piece of Cake by Mudhoney11 - 1992
Bone Machine by Tom Waits13 - 1992
Joshua Judges Ruth by Lyle Lovett14 - 1992
Your Arsenal by Steven Morrissey15 - 1992
Funky Divas by En Vogue16 - 1992
Fontanelle [Sound Recording] by Babes in Toyland17 - 1992
Dry by PJ Harvey18 - 1992
Love Symbol by Prince & The New Power Generation19 - 1992
Countdown to Extinction by Megadeth20 - 1992
Exile in Guyville by Liz Phair1 - 1993
The Chronic [sound recording] by Dr. Dre2 - 1993
In Utero by Nirvana3 - 1993
Rid of Me by PJ Harvey4 - 1993
Human wheels by John Mellencamp5 - 1993
Last Splash by The Breeders6 - 1993
Gentlemen by The Afghan Whigs7 - 1993
Siamese Dream by Smashing Pumpkins8 - 1993
Very by Pet Shop Boys9 - 1993
Spinning Around The Sun by Jimmie Dale Gilmore10 - 1993
The Bliss Album...? by P.M. Dawn11 - 1993
Midnight Marauders by A Tribe Called Quest12 - 1993
Mercury by American Music Club14 - 1993
There Is No One What Will Take Care of You by Palace Brothers15 - 1993
Painful by Yo La Tengo16 - 1993
14 Songs by Paul Westerberg17 - 1993
Across the Borderline by Willie Nelson19 - 1993
Jazzmatazz Vol.1 by Guru20 - 1993
Live Through This by Hole1 - 1994
Mellow Gold by Beck2 - 1994
My Life by Iris DeMent3 - 1994
The Downward Spiral by Nine Inch Nails4 - 1994
Blowout Comb by Digable Planets5 - 1994
Monster by R.E.M.6 - 1994
What a crying shame by Mavericks7 - 1994
American Thighs by Veruca Salt8 - 1994
Dog Man Star by Suede9 - 1994
Bee Thousand by Guided By Voices10 - 1994
Foolish by Superchunk11 - 1994
Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain by Pavement13 - 1994
File Under: Easy Listening by Sugar14 - 1994
Regulate . . . G Funk Era by Warren G15 - 1994
Bakesale by Sebadoh16 - 1994
Superunknown by Soundgarden17 - 1994
The charm of the highway strip by The Magnetic Fields18 - 1994
Ill Communication by Beastie Boys19 - 1994
Dance Naked by John Mellencamp20 - 1994
Everything Is Wrong by Moby1 - 1995
Maxinquaye by Tricky2 - 1995
To Bring You My Love by PJ Harvey3 - 1995
Elastica by Elastica4 - 1995
Vitalogy by Pearl Jam5 - 1995
CrazySexyCool by TLC6 - 1995
100% fun by Matthew Sweet7 - 1995
Truth walks in sleepy shadows by S. F. Seals8 - 1995
Lost Somewhere Between The Earth and My Home by Geraldine Fibbers9 - 1995
Rancid - And Out Come the Wolves by Rancid10 - 1995
Electr-O-Pura by Yo La Tengo11 - 1995
'Til Shiloh by Buju Banton12 - 1995
Post by Björk13 - 1995
Only built 4 cuban linx by Raekwon14 - 1995
Insomniac by Green Day15 - 1995
Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette16 - 1995
One Hot Minute by Red Hot Chili Peppers18 - 1995
Bloomed by Richard Buckner19 - 1995
Foo Fighters by Foo Fighters20 - 1995
Odelay by Beck1 - 1996
The Score by Fugees2 - 1996
Different Class by Pulp3 - 1996
Pre-Millennium Tension by Tricky6 - 1996
Evil Empire by Rage Against the Machine7 - 1996
Sublime by Sublime8 - 1996
Colossal Head by Los Lobos9 - 1996
Viva La Woman by Cibo Matto10 - 1996
New Adventures in Hi-Fi by R.E.M.11 - 1996
Endtroducing..... by DJ Shadow12 - 1996
Boys for Pele by Tori Amos13 - 1996
From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah by Nirvana14 - 1996
Walking Wounded by Everything but the Girl15 - 1996
Waiting to Exhale: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Babyface16 - 1996
Emperor Tomato Ketchup by Stereolab17 - 1996
Call the Doctor by Sleater-Kinney18 - 1996
Logical Progression by L.T.J. Bukem19 - 1996
Illadelph Halflife by The Roots20 - 1996
When I Was Born for the 7th Time by Cornershop1 - 1997
OK Computer by Radiohead2 - 1997
Dig Me Out by Sleater-Kinney3 - 1997
Homogenic by Björk4 - 1997
Time Out of Mind by Bob Dylan5 - 1997
Portishead by Portishead6 - 1997
Life After Death by Biggie Smalls (1972 - 1997)7 - 1997
I can hear the heart beating as one by Yo La Tengo8 - 1997
Supa Dupa Fly by Missy Elliott9 - 1997
Dig Your Own Hole by The Chemical Brothers10 - 1997
Brighten the Corners by Pavement11 - 1997
Baduizm by Erykah Badu12 - 1997
New Forms by Roni / Reprazent Size13 - 1997
The Velvet Rope by Janet Jackson15 - 1997
Homework by Daft Punk16 - 1997
Butch by Geraldine Fibbers17 - 1997
If You're Feeling Sinister by Belle and Sebastian18 - 1997
Wu-Tang Forever by Wu-Tang Clan19 - 1997
fat of the land by Prodigy20 - 1997
The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill by Lauryn Hill1 - 1998
XO [Sound Recording] by Elliott Smith2 - 1998
Aquemini by OutKast3 - 1998
Car Wheels on a Gravel Road by Lucinda Williams4 - 1998
Moon Safari by Air5 - 1998
Mezzanine by Massive Attack6 - 1998
Mechanical Animals by Marilyn Manson7 - 1998
Mermaid Avenue by Billy Bragg & Wilco8 - 1998
Version 2.0 by Garbage9 - 1998
Hello Nasty by Beastie Boys10 - 1998
Celebrity Skin by Hole11 - 1998
From the Choirgirl Hotel by Tori Amos13 - 1998
Up by R.E.M.15 - 1998
Moment of Truth by Gang Starr16 - 1998
Rufus Wainwright by Rufus Wainwright17 - 1998
You've Come a Long Way, Baby by Fatboy Slim18 - 1998
Psyence Fiction by U.N.K.L.E19 - 1998
The Fragile by Nine Inch Nails1 - 1999
The Battle of Los Angeles [sound recording] by Rage Against the Machine2 - 1999
Play by Moby3 - 1999
69 Love Songs by The Magnetic Fields4 - 1999
Prince Among Thieves by Prince Paul5 - 1999
Remedy by Basement Jaxx6 - 1999
The Soft Bulletin by The Flaming Lips7 - 1999
World Party by Goodie Mob8 - 1999
Midnite Vultures by Beck9 - 1999
When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts He Thinks like a King What He Knows Throws the Blows When He Goes to the Fight and He'll Win the Whole Thing 'fore He Enters the Ring There's No Body to Batter When Your Mind Is Your Might So When You Go Solo, You Hold Your Own Hand and Remember That Depth Is the Greatest of Heights and If You Know Where You Stand, Then You Know Where to Land and If You Fall It Won't Matter, Cuz You'll Know That You're Right by Fiona Apple10 - 1999
Keep It Like a Secret by Built to Spill11 - 1999
Surrender by Chemical Brothers12 - 1999
Nigga Please by Ol' Dirty Bastard13 - 1999
Buena Vista Social Club Presents Ibrahim Ferrer by Ibrahim Ferrer14 - 1999
Mary by Mary J. Blige15 - 1999
Summerteeth by Wilco17 - 1999
The hot rock by Sleater-Kinney18 - 1999
The K&D Sessions by Kruder, Dorfmeister [1999] by Kruder & Dorfmeister19 - 1999
The Slim Shady LP by Eminem20 - 1999
Kid A by Radiohead2 - 2000
The Marshall Mathers LP [sound recording] by Eminem3 - 2000
Voodoo by D'Angelo4 - 2000
Relationship of command by At the Drive-In5 - 2000
Stankonia by OutKast6 - 2000
Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea by PJ Harvey7 - 2000
R by Queens of the Stone Age8 - 2000
Killing Puritans by Armand Van Helden9 - 2000
Le Tigre by Le Tigre10 - 2000
Supreme Clientele by Ghostface Killah11 - 2000
Magnolia by Aimee Mann12 - 2000
Ágætis byrjun by Sigur Rós13 - 2000
I Am Shelby Lynne by Shelby Lynne15 - 2000
Niun Niggung by Mouse on Mars16 - 2000
The unseen by Quasimoto.17 - 2000
Music by Madonna18 - 2000
Parachutes by Coldplay19 - 2000
All That You Can't Leave Behind by U220 - 2000
Toxicity by System of a Down1 - 2001
Amnesiac by Radiohead2 - 2001
Rooty by Basement Jaxx3 - 2001
Love And Theft by Bob Dylan4 - 2001
Vespertine by Björk5 - 2001
Gorillaz by Gorillaz6 - 2001
The Blueprint by Jay-Z7 - 2001
Discovery by Daft Punk8 - 2001
Weezer (Green Album) by Weezer9 - 2001
Strange Little Girls by Tori Amos10 - 2001
proxima estacion Esperanza by Manu Chao12 - 2001
Essence by Lucinda Williams13 - 2001
Change by Dismemberment Plan15 - 2001
Lateralus [sound recording] by Tool16 - 2001
The Id by Macy Gray17 - 2001
Is This It [sound recording] by The Strokes18 - 2001
Born to Do It by Craig David19 - 2001
White Blood Cells by The White Stripes1 - 2002
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot by Wilco2 - 2002
Sea Change by Beck3 - 2002
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots by The Flaming Lips4 - 2002
The Eminem Show [sound recording] by Eminem5 - 2002
Maladroit by Weezer6 - 2002
Under Construction by Missy Elliott7 - 2002
Songs for the Deaf by Queens of the Stone Age8 - 2002
In search of Nerd by N.E.R.D.9 - 2002
Veni Vidi Vicious by The Hives10 - 2002
One Beat by Sleater-Kinney12 - 2002
The blueprint2: The gift and the curse by Jay-Z13 - 2002
The Rising by Bruce Springsteen14 - 2002
Scarlet's Walk by Tori Amos15 - 2002
Phrenology by The Roots16 - 2002
Original Pirate Material by The Streets17 - 2002
The Fix by Scarface18 - 2002
Private Press by DJ Shadow19 - 2002
Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground by Bright Eyes20 - 2002
Elephant by The White Stripes1 - 2003
Speakerboxxx / The Love Below by OutKast2 - 2003
Room on Fire by The Strokes3 - 2003
Get Rich Or Die Tryin' by 50 Cent4 - 2003
Fever to Tell [sound recording] by Yeah Yeah Yeahs5 - 2003
The Black Album by Jay-Z6 - 2003
War All the Time by Thursday7 - 2003
Electric Version by New Pornographers8 - 2003
This is Not a Test by Missy Elliott9 - 2003
Hail To The Thief by Radiohead10 - 2003
St. Anger by Metallica11 - 2003
Boy in da Corner by Dizzee Rascal12 - 2003
Dear Catastrophe Waitress [sound recording] by Belle and Sebastian13 - 2003
Hearts of Oak by Ted Leo and the Pharmacists14 - 2003
Sing The Sorrow by AFI15 - 2003
Think Tank by Blur16 - 2003
A Mark A Mission A Brand A Scar by Dashboard Confessional17 - 2003
Rock N Roll by Ryan Adams18 - 2003
Seven's Travels by Atmosphere (Rap group)19 - 2003
Up the Bracket by The Libertines20 - 2003
De-Loused in the Comatorium by The Mars Volta21 - 2003
New Romance by Pretty Girls Make Graves22 - 2003
Little Deeper by Ms. Dynamite23 - 2003
Echoes by The Rapture24 - 2003
Permission to Land by The Darkness25 - 2003
Give Up by The Postal Service26 - 2003
Deliverance [sound recording] by Bubba Sparxxx27 - 2003
Decoration Day by Drive-By Truckers28 - 2003
You Are Free by Cat Power30 - 2003
Amazing Grace by Spiritualized31 - 2003
Youth & Young Manhood by Kings of Leon32 - 2003
World Without Tears by Lucinda Williams33 - 2003
It Still Moves by My Morning Jacket34 - 2003
Deja Entendu by Brand New (Musical group)35 - 2003
So Much for the City by The Thrills36 - 2003
Chain Gang Of Love by The Raveonettes37 - 2003
Kish Kash by Basement Jaxx38 - 2003
Fire by Electric Six40 - 2003
The College Dropout by Kanye West1 - 2004
American Idiot by Green Day2 - 2004
Franz Ferdinand by Franz Ferdinand3 - 2004
Good News For People Who Love Bad News by Modest Mouse5 - 2004
From a Basement on the Hill [Sound Recording] by Elliott Smith6 - 2004
A Grand Don't Come for Free by The Streets7 - 2004
Van Lear Rose by Loretta Lynn8 - 2004
Antics by Interpol9 - 2004
Smile by Brian Wilson10 - 2004
Showtime by Dizzee Rascal11 - 2004
Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes by TV on the Radio12 - 2004
Tyrannosaurus Hives by The Hives13 - 2004
America's Sweetheart by Courtney Love15 - 2004
Hot Fuss by The Killers16 - 2004
Madvillainy by Madvillain17 - 2004
Musicology by Prince18 - 2004
Medúlla by Björk19 - 2004
Shake the Sheets by Ted Leo and the Pharmacists20 - 2004
Futures by Jimmy Eat World21 - 2004
This Island [music] by Le Tigre22 - 2004
Final Straw by Snow Patrol [musical group]23 - 2004
You Are the Quarry by Morrissey24 - 2004
Now Here Is Nowhere by Secret Machines25 - 2004
Encore by Eminem26 - 2004
Real Gone by Tom Waits27 - 2004
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb by U229 - 2004
The Libertines by The Libertines30 - 2004
Uh Huh Her by PJ Harvey31 - 2004
Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge by My Chemical Romance34 - 2004
Talkie Walkie by Air35 - 2004
More Adventurous by Rilo Kiley36 - 2004
Since We Last Spoke by RJD237- 2004
A Ghost Is Born by Wilco38 - 2004
The Pretty Toney Album by Ghostface Killah39 - 2004
The Milk-Eyed Mender by Joanna Newsom40 - 2004
Late Registration by Kanye West1 - 2005
Arular by M.I.A.2 - 2005
You Could Have It So Much Better by Franz Ferdinand3 - 2005
Demon Days by Gorillaz4 - 2005
LCD Soundsystem by LCD Soundsystem5 - 2005
Silent Alarm by Bloc Party6 - 2005
Twin Cinema by New Pornographers7 - 2005
Illinoise by Sufjan Stevens8 - 2005
Extraordinary Machine by Fiona Apple9 - 2005
Separation Sunday by The Hold Steady10 - 2005
Guero by Beck11 - 2005
Frances the Mute by The Mars Volta12 - 2005
Z by My Morning Jacket13 - 2005
Plans by Death Cab for Cutie14 - 2005
Thunder, Lightning, Strike by The Go! Team16 - 2005
Be by Common17 - 2005
Get Behind Me Satan by The White Stripes18 - 2005
Employment by Kaiser Chiefs19 - 2005
Hypnotize by System of a Down20 - 2005
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning by Bright Eyes21 - 2005
One Way Ticket to Helland Back by Darkness23 - 2005
Gimme Fiction by Spoon24 - 2005
The Mouse and The Mask by Dangerdoom25 - 2005
Ta Det Lugnt by Dungen26 - 2005
Welcome to Jamrock by Damien Marley27 - 2005
I Am a Bird Now by Antony and the Johnsons28 - 2005
With Teeth by Nine Inch Nails29 - 2005
Picaresque by The Decemberists30 - 2005
Dimanche a Bamako by Amadou & Mariam33 - 2005
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah34 - 2005
The Woods by Sleater-Kinney35 - 2005
Feels by Animal Collective36 - 2005
Bang Bang Rock and Roll by Art Brut38 - 2005
Apologies to the Queen Mary by Wolf Parade39 - 2005
Searching for a Former Clarity by Against Me!40 - 2005
Return to Cookie Mountain by TV on the Radio1 - 2006
St. Elsewhere by GNARLS BARKLEY2 - 2006
Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not by Arctic Monkeys3 - 2006
FishScale by Ghostface Killah4 - 2006
The Black Parade by My Chemical Romance5 - 2006
Ys by Joanna Newsom6 - 2006
The Greatest by Cat Power7 - 2006
Okonokos by My Morning Jacket8 - 2006
Hell Hath No Fury by Clipse9 - 2006
The Information by Beck10 - 2006
The Crane Wife by The Decemberists11 - 2006
The Warning by Hot Chip12 - 2006
Rabbit Fur Coat by Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins13 - 2006
King by T.I.14 - 2006
Public Warning by Lady Sovereign15 - 2006
The back room by Editors16 - 2006
Fox Confessor Brings the Flood by Neko Case17 - 2006
The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living by The Streets18 - 2006
Broken Boy Soldiers by The Raconteurs19 - 2006
Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor by Lupe Fiasco20 - 2006
Boys and Girls in America by The Hold Steady21 - 2006
Rather Ripped by Sonic Youth22 - 2006
Game Theory [sound recording] by The Roots23 - 2006
Live a Little by Pernice Brothers24 - 2006
Idlewild by OutKast25 - 2006
Pink by Boris26 - 2006
Night Ripper by Girl Talk27 - 2006
The Eraser by Thom Yorke28 - 2006
The Loon by Tapes 'n Tapes29 - 2006
Gang of losers/ Dears by Dears (Musical group)30 - 2006
Show Your Bones by Yeah Yeah Yeahs31 - 2006
Pieces of the People We Love by The Rapture33 - 2006
Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain by Sparklehorse34 - 2006
Wolfmother by Wolfmother37 - 2006
Post-War by M. Ward38 - 2006
The Body, the Blood, the Machine by The Thermals39 - 2006
robbers and cowards by Cold War Kids40 - 2006

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