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500 Albums Approved by a Pretentious Hipster

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Red House Painters, fuck yeah. :thumbsup:
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Gravediggaz - 6 Feet Deep (1994)
East Coast Horrorcore
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Portishead - Dummy (1994)
Trip Hop
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UGK (Underground Kingz) - Super Tight... (1994)
Southern Hip Hop/Dirty South
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Gorgoroth - Pentagram (1994)
Black Metal
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RRI Gamelan - Klênêngan Session of Solonese Gamelan I (1994)
Gamelan Jawa
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GCommon Sense - Resurrection (1994)
Conscious Hip Hop
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Bodychoke - Mindshaft (1994)
Noisy Post-Punk
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Leo Anibaldi - Void (1995)
IDM, Experimental Techno
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Krishna Bhatt & Zakir Hussain - Kirwani: Essence of a Raag (1995)
Hindustani Classical Music
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Brainbombs - Obey (1995)
Noise/Garage Rock
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Iannis Xenakis - Iannis Xenakis 2: La légende d'Eer (1995)
Electroacoustic, Stochastic/Tape Music
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Incapacitants - As Loud As Possible (1995)
Harsh Noise
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M.S.B.R. - Collapseland (1995)
Harsh Noise
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Swans - The Great Annihilator (1995)
Post-Punk
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PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love (1995)
Alternative Rock, Singer/Songwriter
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Scott Walker - Tilt (1995)
Singer/Songwriter, Experimental, Dark Ambient
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Arckanum - Fran Marder (1995)
Black Metal
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DJ Screw - 3 'n the Mornin': Part Two [Blue] (1995)
Chopped and Screwed
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Reinbert de Leeuw - Gnossiennes; Gymnopédies; Ogives; Trois sarabandes; Petite ouverture à danser (1995)
Impressionism
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Autechre - Tri repetae (1995)
Music to Build SimCities to
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enius/GZA - Liquid Swords (1995)
East Coast Hip Hop
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Bodychoke - Five Prostitutes (1996)
Noise/Post-Punk
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Current 93 - All the Pretty Little Horses (1996)
Medieval Bard Music
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Mainliner - Mellow Out (1996))
Noisy Psychedelic Rock
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Mo・Te - Life in a Peaceful New World (1996)
Harsh Noise Wall
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I'm following this list.

Sad to see some of my favs are missing, but still somewhat of a good list compared to other lists i've seen.
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There's the 5/5 batch after this batch so maybe some favs will be there
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I'd never heard of the Swans before. Good stuff.
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Burzum - Filosofem (1996)
Atmospheric Black Metal, Ambient
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Jeff Mills - Live at the Liquid Room, Tokyo (1996)
Detroid Techno
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Blümchen - Herzfrequenz (1996)
Happy Hardcore Trance
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Cryptopsy - None So Vile (1996)
Brutal Death Metal
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UGK - Ridin' Dirty (1996)
Gangsta Rap, Dirty South
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平沢進 [Susumu Hirasawa] - Siren (1996)
New Age/Ambient/Art/Electropop
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New Kingdom - Paradise Don't Come Cheap (1996)
Experimental East Coast Hip Hop
Sometimes this sounds like Tom Waits rapping over Black Sabbath riffs thrown down the gutter
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Failure - Fantastic Planet (1996)
Grunge, Alternative Rock
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Swans - Soundtracks for the Blind (1996)
Experimental Post-Rock
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DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996)
Plunderphonics, Instrumental Hip Hop
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Nice, when you had Super Tight I was afraid you were gonna exclude Ridin Dirty. One of the greats.
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Arckanum - Kostogher (1997)
Black Metal
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Elliott Smith - Either / Or (1997)
Indie Folk
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Ground-Zero - Consume Red (1997)
Harsh Noise Rock, Drone, Korean Folk Music, Post-Rock
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Ground-Zero - Plays Standards (1997)
Avant-Garde Progressive Rock, Avant-Garde Jazz, Turntable Music, Noise
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Kobong - Chmury nie było (1997)
Avant-Garde Progressive Metal, Djent
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Maurizio - MCD (1997)
Minimal Dub Techno
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Various Artists - Prison Songs: Historical Recordings from Parchman Farm 1947-48, Vol. 1 - Murderous Home (1997)
Work Songs
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John Fahey - Womblife (1997)
Avant-Garde American Primitivism
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C.C.C.C. - Rocket Shrine (1997)
Harsh Noise
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Bodychoke - Cold River Songs (1998)
Noisy Post-Rock
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Time Machines - Time Machines (1998)
Drone
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Refused - The Shape of Punk to Come (1998)
Post-Hardcore
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The Third Eye Foundation - You Guys Kill Me (1998)
Drum & Bass From Another Dimension
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Sequentia - Ordo Virtutum (1998)
Gregorian Chant, Medieval Classical Music
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Incantation - Diabolical Conquest (1998)
Death Metal
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Blind Willie Johnson - Dark Was the Night (1998)
Acoustic Texas Blues
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Sutcliffe Jügend - When Pornography Is No Longer Enough (1998)
Power Electronics, Harsh Noise
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OutKast - Aquemini (1998)
Southern/Conscious Hip Hop
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Albert Ayler - Live in Greenwich Village: The Complete Impulse Recordings (1998)
Free Jazz
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GAS - Königsforst (1998)
Ambient Techno
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I don't know if I'd call Aquemini conscious, 3K talks about grabbing his piece when folks tryna take a piece of his in the intro to the first song lol.

Or maybe it's just cuz I love OutKast and I find conscious hip-hop fucking annoying.
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conscious hip-hop is great. uninspired braggadocio is annoying :folded:
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Wouldn't know, I don't listen to uninspired music :p
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Brainbombs - Singles Collection (1999)
Noisy Garage Rock
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Paysage d'Hiver - Paysage d'Hiver (1999)
Atmospheric Black Metal, Dark Ambient
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Sortsind - Sår (1999)
Depressive Black Metal, Noise
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Sutcliffe Jügend - The Victim as Beauty (1999)
Power Electronics, Drone, Harsh Noise
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Kemistry & Storm - DJ Kicks (1999)
Drum and Bass, Techstep
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Jim O'Rourke - Eureka (1999)
Art Pop
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Godflesh - Us and Them (1999)
Industrial Post-Metal, Drum and Bass, Industrial Hip Hop
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Toumani Diabaté & Ballaké Sissoko - New Ancient Strings (1999)
Mande Music
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Koopsta Knicca - Da Devil's Playground: Underground Solo (1999)
Memphis Rap
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Johann Sebastian Bach - Matthäus-Passion (1999)
Baroque Music, Oratorio, Christian Liturgical Music
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Jim O'Rourke - Halfway to a Threeway (1999)
Progressive Chamber Pop, Indie Folk
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Weakling - Dead as Dreams (2000)
Atmospheric Depressive Black Metal
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Ulver - Perdition City (2000)
Electronic, Trip Hop
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16 Horsepower - Secret South (2000)
Gothic Country
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Discordance Axis - The Inalienable Dreamless (2000)
Grindcore
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Coil - Musick to Play in the Dark² (2000)
Experimental Electronic, Dark Ambient, Post-Industrial
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Radiohead - Kid A (2000)
Experimental Electronic, Art Rock
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The Avalanches - Since I Left You (2000)
Plunderphonics, Dance
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Paysage d'Hiver - Winterkaelte (2001)
Atmospheric Black Metal, Nature Recordings
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Françoise Hardy - The Vogue Years (2001)
Yé-yé, French Pop
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Autechre - Confield (2001)
Experimental Electronic, IDM
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Fantômas - The Director's Cut (2001)
Film Soundtrack, Avant-Garde Metal
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Converge - Jane Doe (2001)
Mathcore
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Lab 4 - Yoji Biomehanika Presents Lab 4 in the Mix (2001)
Hard Trance, Hardstyle
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William Basinski - The Disintegration Loops (2002)
Tape Music, Ambient
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София Губайдулина [Sofia Gubaidulina] - Sofia Gubaidulina (2002)
Modern Classical
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Les Rallizes dénudés - Heavier Than a Death in the Family (2002)
Noisy Psychedelic Rock
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Oxbow - An Evil Heat (2002)
Avant-Garde Metal
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The Caretaker - A Stairway to the Stars (2002)
Dark Ambient, Turntable Music
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zeitkratzer - noise\ ... [lärm] (2002)
Modern Classical, Harsh Noise
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The Red Army Choir - The Best of the Red Army Choir: The Definitive Collection (2002)
Choral, Classical March
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Agalloch - The Mantle (2002)
Post Folk/Black Metal
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Charley Patton - Complete Recordings 1929-1934 (2002)
Delta Blues
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Sigur Rós - ( ) (2002)
Post-Rock
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Robert Ashley - Wolfman (2003)
Electroacoustic, Tape Music, Drone, Spoken Word, Harsh Noise
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Was gonna ask you for some country recommendations, but then I realized that what I'm looking for might be filed under singer-songwriter. Or was there a country album that didn't make the final list?

An inspiring list so far, will check some of these albums. Have you listened to Boris? Something like Amplifier Worship might be up your alley
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Wonderful Rainbow wrote: May 17th, 2021, 4:40 pm Was gonna ask you for some country recommendations, but then I realized that what I'm looking for might be filed under singer-songwriter. Or was there a country album that didn't make the final list?

An inspiring list so far, will check some of these albums. Have you listened to Boris? Something like Amplifier Worship might be up your alley
Right now this batch is the 9/10s. Afterwards I will show my 10/10s. There will be some more country soon. Yea I love Boris just not a high enough rating to make this list.
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Francisco Guerrero- Complete Orchestral Works (2003)
Orchestral, Stochastic Music
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Dave Phillips - The Hermeneutics of Fear of God (2003)
Sound Collage, Grindcore
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The Microphones - Mount Eerie (2003)
Avant-Folk, Drone, Tribal Ambient
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Lightning Bolt - Wonderful Rainbow (2003)
Math/Noise Rock, Brutal Prog
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Orko the Sycotik Alien - Atoms of Eden (2003)
Experimental/West Coast Hip Hop, Drum and Bass
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Melt-Banana - Cell-Scape (2003)
Noise Rock, Grindcore
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Killing Joke - Killing Joke (2003)
Industrial Metal
Weird that it took this band so long to do metal considering how fantastic his voice is for it
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Portal - Seepia (2003)
Avant-Garde Blackened Death Metal
In terms of technical proficiency this ruins any prog metal band
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Rhythm & Sound - Rhythm & Sound w/ the Artists (2003)
Reggae with a touch of techno
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James Holden - Balance 005 (2003)
Progressive Tech House, Trance
If it was just the first disc this would be in my all time top 10
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