sleep deprived…

March 1, 2011

The other night, sleep deprived by the toddler, I found myself run out of nursery rhymes. So instead if “baa baa black sheep” or some such, I found myself singing the following (does this make me a bad person?):

“With the lights out, it’s less dangerous

Here we are now, entertain us

I feel stupid and contagious

Here we are now, entertain us”

What next I wonder?

Killing in the Name by RATM would be a natural choice, but after the abomination of Skins season 5 ep 2, it feels a bit raw.

So, it may be better I opt for Where is my Mind by the Pixies…

Since I mentioned The Bends by Radiohead last week I thought I better clarify a one thing:

I count The Bends as a better album than Nevermind (only just). Nirvana were era defining (and the riff from Smells Like still makes the hairs on my neck stand on end) but in many ways so was The Bends.

Lines like:

“He used to do surgery / For girls in the 80s / But gravity always wins”

Have only become more relevant as the 21st century has ramped up and tv horror shows like Extreme Makeover have sprouted.

So, for reference, my top 10 albums of the 1990s are:

1. The Bends – Radiohead

2. Nevermind – Nirvana

3. Coming Up – Suede

4. Parklife – Blur

5. (What’s the story) Morning Glory – Oasis

6. Second Toughest in the Infants – Underworld

7. Garbage – Garbage

8. Live Thru This – Hole

9. Protection – Massive Attack

10. Everything Must Go – Manic Street Preachers

Not far off the running were Dookie by Green Day , Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette and KE*A*H** by Ministry.

Feel free to disagree / list your choices…

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