These are kind of mine and kind of what everyone was listening to
1. Beastie Boys -Check your Head
This was as big or bigger than Nevermind
though I'll admit "Teen Spirit" was the straw that broke the camels proverbial back
2. Janes Addiction -Ritual De Lo Habitual
before Nirvana these guys were the closest things to underground superstars
3. Slayer -South of Heaven and Reign in Blood
4. Mudhoney- Super fuzz Big Muff ep
I thought these guys fell off when they lost the blatant 60's throwback.
5. `Cypress Hill- I remember driving down the highway when we heard "pigs" for the first time and were like "what ??"
6. The Cure "Disintegration" , Depeche Mode "Violator" The Smiths most of their stuff
This stuff I had previously written off as wimpy I developed a taste for as I got a little older.
7. Youth of Today "Break Down the Walls" Sick of It All played Boston more and were kind of the ones you rooted for but YOT were really the head of the crown of the harcore thing and this album was amazing. The next one they were kind of treading water. By the time stuff like Judge came out I was done with hard core.
8. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones " Devil's Night Out" with the exception of Fishbone there was really nothing like the Bosstones, hard to believe now that there are dozens of such bands. The loud guitars with the horns, it was just crazy and different. This album has some really good stuff. Saw them many times. It was as close as Boston got to being a part of the whole buzz band thing.
^ from a different album but always liked this one.
9. Death "Leprosy" and "Spiritual Healing". Deaths "Open Casket" was the first death metal song I remember hearing. Leprosy was an amazing lp and when Spiritual Healing came out the exitment continued, it was bigger and better produced.
10. I'll finish this later