The Best Dance Albums of the '90s
Thu 11th Nov, 2010 Lists and Guidesin
There's no denying the '90s are back in a big way. Just look at the dance headliners we've been getting: The Prodigy, Leftfield, Primal Scream, Orbital, Faithless and the list goes on. In that spirit we asked our contributors to vote on their favourite '90s records. Have a look!
#30 Goldie – Timeless
Regarded as a watershed album for drum & bass and jungle, Goldie’s 1995 debut took the sound of the underground into the wider consciousness.
#29 Les Rythmes Digitales – Darkdancer
Foreshadowing the electroclash uprising of the ‘00s, Stuart Price broke out with his Les Rythmes Digitales moniker and Darkdancer, a mess of vintage electronics, cheeseball grooves and winning synth-pop.
#28 Regurgitator – Unit
As crazy as it seems, the high ranking of Unit actually makes sense. This album just kills it, plain and simple. Black Bugs, Polyester Girl, the list goes on of just how many hits this album had. Dust it off for another spin and relive the fun.
#27 The Roots – Do You Want More?!!!!
The Roots have made nine albums, none of them a disappointment. However, the group’s second _Do You Want More?!!!!_’ stands tall, proving there can be more to hip hop than turntables and a mic.
#26 Plastikman – Musik
Long before The Cube and dress-ups with Sven, Richie Hawtin rearranged the techno landscape with his Plastikman albums. 1994’s Musik is the perfect distillation of his minimal aesthetic.