The Best Rock Albums of 1995

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1995

(Compiled by Mauro Bondoni based on my ratings)
  1. Lightwave: Mundus Subterraneus (Hearts Of Space) (8.5)
  2. Lycia: The Burning Circle And Then Dust (Projekt) (8)
  3. Air Liquide: The Increased Difficulty Of Concentration (Smile) (8)
  4. Alanis Morissette: Jagged Little Pill (Maverick) (8)
  5. Bardo Pond: Bufo Alvarius (Drunken Fish) (8)
  6. Fugazi: Red Medicine (Dischord) (8)
  7. Vampire Rodents: Clockseed (Re-Constriction) (8)
  8. Atari Teenage Riot: Delete Yourself (DHR) (8)
  9. Rake: The Art Ensemble Of Rake (VHF) (8)
  10. Don Caballero: 2 (Touch & Go) (8)
  11. Morphine: Yes (Rykodisc) (8)
  12. Fear Factory: Demanufacture (Roadrunner) (8)
  13. Low: Long Division (Vernon Yard) (7.5)
  14. Skullflower: Argon (Freek) (7.5)
  15. Jarboe: Sacrificial Cake (Alternative Tentacles) (7.5)
  16. Smog: Wild Love (Drag City) (7.5)
  17. U.S. Maple: Long Hair In Three Stages (Skin Graft) (7.5)
  18. Vocokesh: Smile And Point At The Mountain (Drag City) (7.5)
  19. Furry Things: The Big Saturday Illusion (Trance) (7.5)
  20. Six Finger Satellite: Severe Exposure (SubPop) (7.5)
  21. Scarce: Deadsexy (A&M) (7.5)
  22. Barry Black (Alias) (7.5)
  23. Spaceheads: Spaceheads (Dark Beloved Cloud) (7.5)
  24. Skylab: #1 (Astralwerks) (7.5)
  25. Pelt: Brown Cyclopedia (Radioactive Rat) (7.5)
  26. Mermen: A Glorious Lethal Euphoria (Toadophile) (7.5)
  27. Dead C: White House (Siltbreeze) (7.5)
  28. Witch Hazel: Landlocked (Flydaddy) (7.5)
  29. Brian Jonestown Massacre: Methodrone (Bomp) (7.5)
  30. Human Drama: Songs Of Betrayal (Projekt) (7.5)
  31. Pram: Sargasso Sea (Too Pure) (7.5)
  32. Charalambides: Market Square (Siltbreeze) (7.5)
  33. Foetus: Gash (Columbia) (7.5)
  34. Tindersticks : self-titled (Rough Trade) (7.5)
  35. Mouse On Mars: Iaora Tahiti (Too Pure) (7.5)
  36. Roy Montgomery: Scenes From The South Island (Drunken Fish) (7)
  37. Windy & Carl: Portal (Ba Da Bing) (7)
  38. Red Aunts: #1 Chicken (Epitaph) (7)
  39. Bohren & der Club of Gore: Midnight Radio (1995) (7)
  40. Spectre: The Illness (1995) (7)
  41. Trance Mission: Meanwhile (City Of Tribes) (7)
  42. Cardinal: self-titled (Flydaddy) (7)
  43. King Black Acid: Womb Star Sessions (Cavity Search) (7)
  44. Loop Guru: Amrita (North South) (7)
  45. Autechre: Amber (Warp) (7)
  46. Ruins: Hyderomastgroningem (Tzadik) (7)
  47. Crash Worship: Triplemania II (Charnel Music) (7)
  48. Red House Painters: Ocean Beach (4AD) (7)
  49. Future Sound Of London: Lifeforms (Astralwerks) (7)
  50. Mu-ziq: In Pine Effect (Virgin) (7)
  51. Earth: Phase 3 (SubPop) (7)
  52. Sparklehorse: Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot (Capitol) (7)
  53. Magic Hour: Will They Turn You On (Twisted Village, 1995) (7)
  54. Flying Saucer Attack: Further (Drag City) (7)
  55. Geraldine Fibbers: Lost Somewhere (Virgin) (7)
  56. Edsel: Techniques Of Speed Hypnosis (Relativity) (7)
  57. Sixteen Deluxe: Backfeed Magnetbabe (Trance Syndicate) (7)
  58. Blacktop: I Got A Baaad Feeling (In The Red) (7)
  59. Rapoon: The Kirghiz Light (Staalplaat) (7)
  60. Techno Animal: Re-Entry (Virgin) (7)
  61. Love 666: American Revolution (Amphetamine Reptile) (7)
  62. Ui: Sidelong (Southern) (7)
  63. Meshuggah: Destroy Erase Improve (Nuclear Blast) (1)
  64. Smashing Pumpkins: Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (Virgin) (7)
  65. Giant Sand: Backyard Barbecue Broadcast (Koch) (7)
  66. Opeth: Orchid (Candlelight) (7)
  67. June Of 44: Engine Takes To The Water (Quarterstick) (7)
  68. Eat Static: Implant (Planet Dog) (7)
  69. TUU: All Our Ancestors (Waveform) (7)
  70. Lubricated Goat: Forces You Don't Understand (PCP) (7)
  71. Ron Sexsmith (Atlantic) (7)
  72. Ed Hall: La-La-Land (Trance Syndicate) (7)
  73. Electric Wizard: Electric Wizard (Rise Above, 1995) (7)
  74. Sonic Youth: Washing Machine (Geffen) (7)
  75. Reverb Sleep: Fish Dream (MMG) (7)
  76. Lida Husik: Joyride (Caroline) (7)
  77. Doldrums: Secret Life Of Machines (VHF) (7)
  78. Juliana Hatfield: Only Everything (Mammoth) (7)
  79. Eden: Fire And Rain (Projekt) (7)
  80. Denison-Kimball Trio: Soul Machine (1995)
  81. Aphex Twin: I Care Because You Do (Sire) (7)
  82. GusGus: Polydistortion (1995) (7)
  83. Natalie Merchant: Tigerlily (Elektra) (7)
  84. Garbage (Almo) (7)
  85. Black Grape: It's Great When You're Straight (Radioactive) (7)
  86. Primus: Tales From The Punchbowl (Interscope) (7)
  87. Labradford: A Stable Reference (Kranky) (7)
  88. Woob: 1194 (Instinct) (7)
  89. Helium: Dirt Of Luck (Matador) (7)
  90. Rachel's: Handwriting (Quarterstick) (7)
  91. Spiritualized: Pure Phase (Dedicated) (7)
  92. Polara (Clean) (7)
  93. Bloodloss: Live My Way (Reprise) (7)
  94. Dance Hall Crashers: Lockjaw (510) (7)
  95. Scott Walker: Tilt (Fontana) (7)
  96. Maeror Tri: Myein (ND) (7)
  97. Ultra Bide`: God Is God (Alternative Tentacles) (7)
  98. Keiji Haino: I Said, This Is The Son Of Nihilism (Table of the Elements, 1995) (7)
  99. Saturnine: Wreck At Pillar Point (Dirt) (7)
  100. Cornershop: Woman's Gotta Have It (Warner Bros) (7)
  101. Mike Watt: Ball-Hog Or Tugboat (Columbia) (7)
  102. Muffs: Blonder And Blonder (Reprise) (7)
  103. Crawlspace: The Exquisite Fucking Beauty (Majora) (7)
  104. Big Audio Dynamite: F-Punk (Radioactive) (7)
  105. Dead Voices On Air: New Words Machine (Hypnotic) (7)
  106. Raison D'Etre: Within The Depths Of Silence And Phormations (Cold Meat Industry) (7)
  107. 5ive Style: self-titled (SubPop) (7)
  108. Friends Of Dean Martinez: The Shadow Of Your Smile (Subpop) (7)
  109. Sleater-Kinney: Call The Doctor (Chainsaw) (7)
  110. Wagon Christ: Throbbing Pouch (Rising High) (7)
  111. Enya: The Memory Of Trees (Warner Bros) (7)
  112. Kate St John: Indescribable Night (Gyroscope) (7)
  113. Mountain Goats: Sweden (Shrimper) (7)
  114. Prolapse: Backsaturday (Lissy's) (7)
  115. Dr Octagon: Dr Octagon (Bulk) (7)
  116. John Cale & Bob Neuwirth: Last Day On Earth (1995)
  117. Model 500: Deep Space(R&S) (7)
  118. To Live and Shave in LA: Vedder Vedder Bedwetter (Fifth Colvmn) (7)
  119. Oxbow: Let Me Be A Woman (SST) (7)
  120. Ayreon: The Final Experiment (Transmission) (7)
  121. Throwing Muses: University (Sire) (7)
  122. Dandy Warhols: Dandys Rule OK (Tim/Kerr) (7)
  123. ST37: Glare (Helter Skelter) (7)
  124. Divination: Akasha (1995)
  125. Red Red Meat: Bunny Gets Paid (Sub Pop) (7)
  126. Carl Craig: Landcruising (Planet E) (7)
  127. Chemical Brothers: Exit Planet Dust (Junior Boy's Own) (7)
  128. Sublime: 40 Oz To Freedom (MCA) (7)
  129. Randy Newman: Faust (Reprise) (7)
  130. KMFDM: Nihil (Wax Trax) (7)
  131. Archers Of Loaf: Vee Vee (Alias) (7)
  132. Pluto: Shoehorse Emerging (Rastacan) (7)
  133. Ordo Equilibrio: Reaping The Fallen (Cold Meat Industry) (7)
  134. Freaky Chakra: Lowdown Motivator (Astralwerks) (7)
  135. Grassy Knoll (Nettwerk) (7)
  136. Better Than Ezra: Deluxe (Swell) (7)
  137. Roots: Do You Want More (1995) (7)
  138. Ex: Instant (Ex) (7)
  139. Angel'In Heavy Syrup: III (Alchemy) (7)
  140. Three 6 Mafia: Mystic Stylez 7/10
  141. Heliogabale: Yolk (7)
  142. Skepticism: Stormcrowfleet (1995)

Songs
(Mostly selected by Austin Krentz, based on my album reviews)
( Click here to play them on Spotify (thank you Luke!))
  1. Atari Teenage Riot: Start the Riot
  2. Lycia: Where Has All The Time Gone
  3. Smog: Bathysphere
  4. Alanis Morissette: Ironic
  5. Red Aunts: Willabell
  6. Fear Factory: New Breed
  7. U.S. Maple: The State is Bad
  8. Scarce: Sing Me Stella
  9. Ace Of Base: Beautiful Life (1995)
  10. Fugazi: Do You Like Me
  11. Low: Violence
  12. Smashing Pumpkins: Zero
  13. Mu-Siq: Mr Angry
  14. Air Liquide: This is Not a Mind Trip
  15. Ed Hall: Parallel Universe
  16. Jarboe: Spiral Staircase
  17. Tindersticks: No More Affairs
  18. Geraldine Fibbers: Lilybelle
  19. Trance Mission: Chasing the Moon Rabbit
  20. Morphine: All Your Way
  21. Primus: Wynona's Big Brown Beaver
  22. Crash Worship: Pyru
  23. Rachel's: Full On Night (1995)
  24. Windy and Carl: Ode to Spaceman
  25. Skylab: Seashell
  26. Vampire Rodents: Heliopause
  27. Dr. Octagon: Earth People
  28. Mouse on Mars: Bib
  29. Don Caballero: Stupid Puma
  30. Meshuggah: Future Breed Machine
  31. Alanis Morissette: You Oughta Know
  32. Garbage: Only Happy When It Rains
  33. Bjork: Army of Me
  34. Flying Saucer Attack: Come and Close My Eyes
  35. Human Drama: All That Cuts Today
  36. Melt Banana: Ten Dollars a Pile
  37. Mermen: Pulpin' Line
  38. Chemical Brothers: Leave Home
  39. Juliana Hatfield: Fleur De Lys
  40. Witch Hazel: Secrets of the Spider World
  41. Natalie Merchant: I May Know the Word
  42. Sixteen Deluxe: Apron Strings
  43. Andrea Parker: Melodious Thunk
  44. Lida Husik: Dreamlake
  45. Spiritualized: Medication
  46. Pram: Serpentine
  47. Edsel: Parched
  48. Sleater-Kinney: I'm Not Waiting
  49. Ruins: Speedball
  50. Helium: Flower of the Apocalypse
  51. Three Six Mafia: Pimpin' and Robbin'
  52. Aphex Twin: Alberto Balsam
  53. Elliott Smith: Needle In The Hay
  54. Randy Newman: Feels Like Home
  55. Faithless: Insomnia
  56. 5ive Style: Accept the Rain
  57. Six Finger Satellite: Pulling a Train
  58. Ultra Bide: Saigon Whore
  59. Love 666: U.S.A.
  60. Radiohead: My Iron Lung
  61. Angels in Heavy Syrup: Water Mind
  62. Mountain Goats: Snow Crush Killing Song
  63. Ayreon: Computer Reign
  64. Home: Atomique
  65. Green Day: Brain Stew
  66. Spaceheads: Bones
  67. Ui: The Long Egg
  68. Pere Ubu: My Friend is a Stooge for the Media Priests
  69. Towa Tei: Son Of Bambi
  70. Dandy Warhols: Ride
  71. Muffs: Ethyl My Love
  72. Sparklehorse: Tears on Fresh Fruit
  73. No Doubt: Spiderwebs
  74. Presidents of the USA: Peaches
  75. Raekwon: Rainy Dayz
  76. Ayreon: Sail Away
  77. Yann Tiersen: Comptine d'Ete' n 17
  78. Caustic Resin: Calling Off the Dogs
Extended tracks
(Mostly selected by Austin Krentz, based on my album reviews)
  1. Skullflower: Argon
  2. Bardo Pond: Amen
  3. Lightwave: Towards the Abyss
  4. Roy Montgomery: Twilight Conversation
  5. Gravitar: Why Is It So Hard?
  6. Dream Theater: A Change Of Seasons
  7. Air Liquide: Robot Wars Symphony
  8. Rake: Helio-Moog
  9. Techno Animal: Demodex Invasion
  10. Wallmen: Optional
  11. Giant Sand: BBQ Suite
  12. Foetus: Slung
  13. Don Caballero: Repeat Defender
  14. Pelt: Absolution
  15. Iceburn: Poetry of Fire
  16. Ikue Mori, Robert Quine, Marc Ribot: Mojave
  17. King Black Acid: Alone on Mars
  18. Opeth: Forest of October
  19. Vocokesh: Untitled (3)
  20. Mermen: Between I and Thou
  21. Brian Jonestown Massacre: Hyperventilation
  22. Flying Saucer Attack: To The Shore
  23. Furry Things: Nothing From Zero
  24. Prolapse: Flex
  25. Earth: Thrones and Dominions
  26. Autechre: Furthur
  27. Scott Walker: Bouncer See Bouncer
  28. Keiji Haino: I Said, This Is The Son Of Nihilism
  29. Sonic Youth: The Diamond Sea
  30. Dandy Warhols: Fast-Drive Rave Up
  31. Magic Hour: Passing Word
  32. Pelt: Absolution
  33. Iceburn: Poetry Of Fire
  34. Opeth: Forest of October
  35. Mermen: Between I and Thou
  36. Brian Jonestown Massacre: Hyperventilation
  37. Flying Saucer Attack: To The Shore
  38. Prolapse: Flex
  39. Earth: Thrones And Dominions
  40. Autechre: Furthur
  41. Scott Walker: Bouncer See Bouncer
  42. Dandy Warhols: Fast-Driving Rave Up
  43. Paul Sauvanet: Earth And Dust
  44. Opeth: The Twilight Is My Robe
  45. Oxbow: The Stabbing Hand
  46. ST 37: Fishbowl Dream
  47. Electric Wizard: Electric Wizards
  48. Gastr del Sol: The Harp Factory On Lake Street
  49. David Toop: I Hear Voices
  50. Maeror Tri: Myein
  51. Blut Aus Nord: The Plain Of Ida
  52. Bohren & der Club of Gore: 3

Songwriters
  1. Alanis Morissette: Jagged Little Pill (Maverick)
  2. Jarboe: Sacrificial Cake (Alternative Tentacles)
  3. Smog: Wild Love (Drag City)

Industrial
  1. Wumpscut: Bunkertor 7 (Beton Kopf Media)

Electronica

Gothic

Heavy rock

Psychedelia
  1. King Black Acid: Womb Star Sessions (Cavity Search)

Instrumental
  1. Don Caballero: 2 (Touch & Go)
  2. Rachel's: Handwriting (Quarterstick)
  3. Mermen: A Glorious Lethal Euphoria (Toadophile)

Progressive
  1. Rake: The Art Ensemble Of Rake (VHF)

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Japan

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