Best of 1996

This started it all and was sent out on 17 December 1996:

1. Radiohead - The bends
2. The Red House Painters ^^
3. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness
4. Rollerskate Skinny - Horsedrawn wishes
5. Yo La Tengo - Fakebook
6. Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go
7. Oasis - (What's the story) Morning Glory
8. Sparklehorse - VivaDixieSubmarineTransmissionPlot
9. Passengers - Original Soundtracks
10. Whipping Boy - Heartworm
11. Vic Chestnut - West of Rome
12. The Divine Comedy - Cassanova
13. Suede - Coming up
14= Pavement - Wowee Zowee
14= A House - I am the greatest
16. Beastie Boys - Ill Communication
17. Pulp - Different Class

^^ votes were spread between 3 albums but I decided since RHP were so ubiquitous they should be placed here

Lists

Declan Bates  Enda Bates  Garbhán Blake  Tom Corcoran  Brian Fenton  Martin Hayes  Brendan Jennings  Kevin McDaid  Kevin McGrath  Dave McGuinness  Martin O'Gorman 

All time Contributors


Declan Bates

1. Passengers - Original Soundtracks
2. The Floors - Superbe
3. Virgin Records Promo CD Free with The Wire - Photek, FSOL, One inch Punch etc
4. PJ Harvey - Dancehall at Louse Point
5. Massive Attack Versus The Mad Professor - No Protection
6. Ry Cooder and V M Bhatt - A meeting by the river
7. David Holmes - This films crap lets slash the seats
8. Laurie Anderson - Bright Red/Tightrope
9. The Sewing Room - And Nico
10. Jack Frost - Snow Job

Honourable Mentions:
Rollerskate Skinny - Horsedrawn Wishes
Whipping Boy - Heartworm
Manics - Everything Must go

Enda Bates

1. Mellon Cholie and the infinite sadness - Smashing Pumpkins
2. The Bends - Radiohead
3. In a Bar, under the sea - Deus
4. Everything must go - Manic Street Preachers
5. Grand Prix - Teenage Fanclub
6. Original Soundtracks - Passengers
7. No Code - Pearl Jam
8. McAlmont & Butler - McAlmont & Butler
9. Exit Planet Dust - Chemical Brothers
10. Whipping Boy - Heartworm

Garbhán Blake

1. Yo La Tengo - Fakebook
2. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Henry's Dream
3. G.W. McClennan - Horsebreaker Star
4. Sparklehorse - VivaDixieSubmarineTransmissionPlot
5. Tom Waits - The Black Rider
6. Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man
7. Tim Buckley - Happy Sad
8. PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love
9. Palace Music - Viva Last Blues
10. Pulp - Different Class

Honourable Mentions:
Beastie Boys' Ill Communication
Boo Radley's Giant Steps
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's Now I Got Worry
Spiritualised - Pure Phase
Kristin Hersh - Hips and Makers
either Oasis album)
Ash - 1977
REM - Murmur or New Adventures
Stone Roses - Second Coming
G.W McClennan - Watershed
Black Grape - It's Great When You're Straight, Yeah.

Tom Corcoran

1. "Horsedrawn wishes" Rollerskate Skinny 1996
2. "VivaDixieSubmarineTransmissionPlot" SparkleHorse 1995
3. "Bewitched" Luna 1993
4. "Wowee Zowee" Pavement 1994
5. "Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness" Smashing Pumpkins 1996 ^
6. "Everything must go" Manic Street Preachers 1996
7. "West of Rome" Vic Chestnutt 1992
8. "Snivilization" Orbital 1994
9. "New Adventures in Hi-Fi" REM 1996
10. "There is no one what will take care of you" Palace Brothers 1993

Honourable mentions:
"Nine High a Pallet" Brute 1995 ^^
Boss Hog 1995
"(What's the story) Morning Glory" Oasis 1995
"Everything's allright forever" The Boo Radleys 1992
"HeartWorm" Whipping Boy 1995
"This is our music" Galaxie 500 1990
Drugstore 1995

Notes:
^ probably would be higher if it was a regular length album
^^ Vic Chestnutt and Widespread Panic

Brian Fenton

1. Red House Painters - "Red House Painters" (1994) (the one with Mistress)
2. Red House Painters - "Down Colourful Hill" (1993)
3. Flaming Lips - "Clouds Taste Metallic". (1995)
4. Nick Drake - "Way To Blue - An Introduction To..." (1994)
5. Radiohead - "The Bends". (1995)
6. Jeff Buckley - "Grace". (1994)
7. Aha - "Headlines And Deadlines: The Hits Of Aha" (1991)
8. Talk Talk - "The Colour Of Spring". (1986)
9. Galaxie 500 - "This Is Our Music". (1990)
10. Whipping Boy - "Heartworm". (1995)

Honourable mentions to:
Red House Painters - "Songs For A Blue Guitar".
Galaxie 500 - boxed set 1987-1991.
Rollerskate Skinny - "Horsedrawn Wishes".
The God Machine - "Scenes From The Second Storey". (1992)
The Trash Can Sinatras - "I've Seen Everything". (1993)
Sparklehorse - "Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot". (1995)
Codeine - "Barely Real" (1992)
Bark Psychosis - "Hex". (1994)
Van Morrison - "Astral Weeks". (1967)
Yo La Tengo - "Electropura". (1995)

Martin Hayes

1. ''Heaven up Here'' Echo & the Bunnymen
2. ''The Bends'' Radiohead
3. ''Sleepy Eyed'' Buffalo Tom
4. ''Coming Up'' Suede
5. ''Hunky Dory'' David Bowie
6. ''Drugstore'' Drugstore
7. ''Big Red Letter Day'' Buffalo Tom
8. ''Achtung Baby'' U2
9. ''Wowee Zowee '' Pavement
10. ''Eponymous'' REM

Honourable mentions:
''Dummy'' Portishead;
''Cassanova'' The Divine Comedy;
''Heartworm'' Whipping Boy;
Take your pick on the Dylan front (Before the crash that is)
''On'' Echobelly;
''Garbage'' Garbage;
Both Cardigans LPs

Brendan Jennings

1. Red House Painters - Songs for a blue guitar
2. Rollerskate Skinny - Horsedrawn Wishes
3. The Auteurs - After Murder Park
4. Spain - The Blue moods of Spain (1995)
5. Whipping boy - Heartworm
6. John Parish & PJ Harvey - Dancehall at Louse Point
7. Orbital - Insides
8. Beck - Odelay
9. Throwing Muses - Limbo
10. Velocity Girl - Gilded stars and Zealous Hearts

Honourable mentions:
Divine Comedy, Fugees, Sebadoh, The Posies, Rocket from the Crypt

Kevin McDaid

1) Billy Bragg : Life's a riot with spy vs spy>
2) 10000 maniacs : Our Time in Eden>
3) A House: I am the greatest>
4) Lou Reed, John Cale : Songs for Drella>
5) REM : Automatic for the people>
6) Bruce Springsteen : Darkness on the edge of town>
7) Waterboys : Room to Roam>
8) REM : Murmur>
9) Oasis : What's the story morning glory?>
10) Tymon Dogg : Relentless>

Kevin McGrath

1. Radiohead - The Bends
2. Neil Young - Harvest
3. World Party - Goodbye Jumbo
4. David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
5. Lloyd Cole - Rattlesnakes
6. Oasis - Whats the Story
7. The Police - Regatta Da Blanc
8. Led Zeppelin IV
9. Lou Reed - New York
10. A House - I am the Greatest

Honorable Mentions:
Engine Alley - A Sonic Holiday
Luka Bloom - The Acoustic Motorbike
Oasis - Definitely Maybe

Dave McGuinness

1. Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness - Smashing Pumpkins
2. Casanova - The Divine Comedy
3. Everything Must Go - Manic Street Preachers
4. ( What's the Story ) Morning Glory - Oasis
5. The Bends - Radiohead
6. Suede - Coming Up
7. Revolver - The Beatles
8. Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys
9. Mirrorball - Neil Young
10. Set the Twilight Reeling - Lou Reed

Honourable mention:
The Red Shoes - Kate Bush

After much consideration, here it is my all-time top 10...

1. Abbey Road - The Beatles
2. Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix
3. Blood on the Tracks - Bob Dylan
4. Led Zeppelin II
5. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness - Smashing Pumpkins
6. Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young
7. Exile On Main Street - The Rolling Stones
8. Definately Maybe - Oasis
9. Green - R.E.M.
10. L.A. Woman - The Doors

My top 10 debut albums:

1. Definitely Maybe - Oasis
2. Led Zeppelin I
3. Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters
4. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
5. The Kick Inside - Kate Bush
6. Spaceoddity - David Bowie
7. Outlandous d'Amour - The Police
8. Rattlesnakes - Lloyd Cole & the Commotions
9. The Dream of the Blue Turtles - Sting
10. Murmur - R.E.M.

Martin O'Gorman

1. Fakebook - Yo La Tengo
2. West of Rome - Vic Chestnut
3. Endtroducing - DJ Shadow
4. Ill Communication - Beastie Boys
5. Red House Painters (3) - Red House Painters
6. Maxinquaqe - Tricky
7. Different Class - Pulp
8. Fitzcaraldo - The Frames
9. Morning Glory - Tim Buckley
10. Superape - Lee 'Scratch' Perry