#3albums95

I previously posted about the best albums of 1995 back here on 14/08/20. Probably should have held off until Richard Shaw’s #3albums Twitter poll got to 1995. It was interesting to see how my top 10 when I done it back in August changed six months later.

One of them which sneaked back into the top ten, the War Child compilation album, Help is excluded from the poll so that gave me 32 albums to work my way though the week. I had an idea that my top 3 wasn’t going to change but this was just a great excuse to play a years worth of great albums.

The only real change was that Infernal Love by Therapy? moved into my top 5. I guess it is really an underrated album and after reading Simon Young’s excellent biography on the band, So Much For The Thirty Year Plan, it made me appreciate the album a bit more. Not requite enough to get into the top 3 unfortunately but did enough to change the shape of overall top 10.

The results were announced on Twitter earlier and Richard’s top 100 showed that Radiohead were the clear winners. Poll positions are in italics.

My picks were Radiohead The Bends (1), Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (7) and Mad Season Above (47).

There were some great albums mentioned in the poll and quite a few I would definitely add to my collection. I would have come across another album to listen to but totally forgot all about this one which was Burned by Electrafixation. I clean forgot that I had the album so it got a rather belated inclusion which would make it into the now amended top 34 albums for that year.

My top 34 for 1995

1RadioheadThe Bends1
2Smashing PumpkinsMellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness7
3Mad SeasonAbove47
4Teenage FanclubGrand Prix3
5Therapy?Infernal Love51
6Foo FightersFoo Fighters42
7Oasis(What’s The Story) Morning Glory4
8SleeperSmart79
9ElasticaElastica18
10VariousHelp 
11GarbageGarbage25
12The Afghan WhigsBlack Love 
13Buffalo TomSleepy Eyed93
14Alice in ChainsAlice in Chains79
15MudhoneyMy Brother The Cow 
16BellyKing93
17EchobellyOn 70
18Juliana HatfieldOnly Everything 
19ReefReplenish 
20Faith No MoreKing for a Day…Fool for a Lifetime43
21Sonic YouthWashing Machine70
22Green DayInsomniac93
23FilterShort Bus 
24Bruce SpringsteenThe Ghost of Tom Joad29
25PassengersOriginal Soundtracks 1 
26EverclearSparkle and Fade93
27SwervedriverEjector Seat Reservation93
28Skunk AnasieParanoid & Sunburnt 
29Sleater KinneySleater Kinney 
30Aimee MannI’m With Stupid51
31SilverchairFrogstomp93
32ElectrafixionBurned93
33The Presidents of the United States of AmericaThe Presidents of the United States of America 
34Soul AsylumLet Your Dim Light Shine 

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