International Favourites Week!
So much great music came out of the U.K. in the ‘90s that I couldn’t narrow my list down to a top five—or a top 10, for that matter. So here are my 12 favourite English/Scottish/Welsh albums of the decade. Tomorrow: Europe’s revenge!
12. Word Gets Around — Stereophonics
11. Central Reservation – Beth Orton
10. Vertigo – Groove Armada
9. Dots and Loops – Stereolab (A bit of a stretch to put it on this list because of French singer Lætitia Sadier and Australian singer Mary Hansen, but other members are British and they were formed in London, so…)
8. Reading, Writing & Arithmetic – The Sundays
7. Bandwagonesque – Teenage Fanclub
6. Heaven or Las Vegas – Cocteau Twins
5. Parklife — Blur
4. Medusa – Annie Lennox
3. OK Computer – Radiohead
2. Behaviour – Pet Shop Boys
1. If You’re Feeling Sinister – Belle and Sebastian
Top track: Seeing Other People
This might just be my favourite album of all time. (But tomorrow’s pick comes a close second, and every so often sneaks into the #1 spot.)