The Ultimate MixTape – Best 90’s Music Edition

Anyone under 25 would probably call this the Ultimate Playlist, but I’m about a decade beyond that and therefore the MixTape it is.


I went by the blank CD rule of having to fit everything in a time limit of less than 78 minutes, which resulted in some tough cuts, especially once I was about 10 minutes over and had to kill off the last couple tracks.

I spent literally seconds on the track order here, and kept myself to a hard limit of 1 track per artist for the decade. Perhaps if you aren’t much of a hip hop head some tracks may not be your cup of tea, but if you have “broad tastes” I really think there is something for everyone here.

Firstly, apologies to the following artists, they are all exceptional tracks but mostly due to time constraints met the axe, I have *’d the hardest few cuts:

Afghan Whigs – Gentleman *

Ash – Jesus Says

Bomb The Bass – Bug Powder Dust (La Funk Mob Remix)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Red Right Hand

The Cult – The Witch *

De La Soul – A Rollerskating Jam Named “Saturdays” *

Lamb – Gorecki *

Method Man – Release Yo ‘Delf (Prodigy Remix) **

Outkast – Skew It On The Bar-B

PJ Harvey – C’mon Billy

Quannum Featuring Lyrics Born – I Changed My Mind

Roots Manuva – Movements *

Seal – Killer

Skunkhour – Arrive *

Smashing Pumpkins – 1979

You Am I – Last Thing You Can Depend On

(Actually looking at the list above I reckon there is another excellent MixTape in waiting, 16 tracks in 77 odd minutes.)

The Final List

Not in order, and I’m chickening out and not picking an outright “winner”.

1/ Beastie Boys – Jimmy James – 3.15

2/ Love Rears Its Ugly Head – Living Colour – 4.19

3/ Something For Kate – The Astronaut – 3.42

4/ Black Sheep – Flavor Of The Month – 4.19

5/ Fishbone – Servitude – 5.25

6/ Bjork – Joga – 5.05

7/ A Tribe Called Quest – Excursions – 3.55

8/ Reef – Sweety – 3.39

9/ Public Enemy – Shut ‘Em Down – 4.26

10/ Massive Attack – Safe From Harm – 5.20

11/ The Pharcyde – Passing Me By – 5.03

12/ The Paradise Motel – Aeroplanes – 4.53

13/ Hoodoo Gurus – Nobody – 4.25

14/ Antenna – Come On Spring – 4.49

15/ LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out – 4.49

16/ Crowded House – 4 Seasons In One Day – 2.48

17/ House Of Pain – Jump Around – 3.38

18/ The Roots – Act Too… The Love Of My Life – 4.55

Total -18 Songs = 78.37 minutes.

Happy listening.

About OGR

While I try to throw a joke or two into proceedings when I can all of the opinions presented in my reviews are genuine. I don't expect that all will agree with my thoughts at all times nor would it be any fun if you did, so don't be shy in telling me where you think I went wrong... and hopefully if you think I got it right for once. Don't be shy, half the fun is in the conversation after the movie.
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