Full Circle: some of you may remember my top 100 singles of the 90s*, which I put together to stave off the onset of a depressive episode back in Summer 1999 and give myself some self-discipline. It worked, and also got this website up and running, pretty much. Anyway, now ILM is doing its own 90s poll, and I thought I’d post the Top 30 tracks I sent in.

Caveats: you can only pick from what’s been nominated by ILM users, and I left off a couple of old favourites – including my 1999 #1! – because I was sure they’d do well enough without me and I’m a little bit bored of them. I was listening to Anniemal when (rapidly) compiling my list from the longlist of tracks, which might also explain some of the placings. But basically this is a good summary of where my head’s at now w.r.t. “the 90s”.

1 The KLF – “Last Train to Trancentral”
2 The Orb – Little Fluffy Clouds
3 Warren G feat. Nate Dogg – “Regulate”
4 Saint Etienne – “He’s on the Phone”
5 The Future Sound of London – “Papua New Guinea”
6 2Pac feat. Dr. Dre – “California Love”
7 Happy Mondays – “Kinky Afro”
8 My Bloody Valentine – “Soon”
9 New Order – “Regret”
10 Sinead O’Connor – “Nothing Compares 2 U”
11 Utah Saints – “Something Good”
12 De’Lacy – “Hideaway (Deep Dish mix)”
13 Pet Shop Boys – “Can You Forgive Her?”
14 ACEN – “Trip II the Moon (Part III)”
15 New Radicals – “You Get What You Give”
16 Britney Spears – “Baby One More Time”
17 Betty Boo – “Where Are You Baby?”
18 Jay-Z – “Big Pimpin'”
19 SWV – Right Here
20 2 Bad Mice – “Bombscare”
21 Paris Angels – “All On You (Perfume)”
22 Pet Shop Boys – Being Boring
23 The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu – “It’s Grim Up North (Pt 1)”
24 Belvedere Kane – “Never Felt As Good”
25 Aphex Twin – Girl/Boy Song
26 Disco Inferno – “The Last Dance”
27 Geto Boys – “Mind Playing Tricks on Me”
28 Omni Trio – “Renegade Snares (Foul Play VIP Mix)”
29 Massive Attack – “Unfinished Sympathy”
30 Quad City DJs – “C’Mon Ride It (The Train)”

*(the 90s list is not currently on the site, but as soon as we put in place the new method of doing longer articles I’ll make it available again.)

And speaking of lists, Marcello’s Years In Music: 1974 can now be found at his own blog, which he’s started up again.