30 FOR 30

MAGNET’s Neil Ferguson Picks His 30 Favorite LPs Of The Past 30 Years

To celebrate our 30th anniversary and all the great music that made the past three decades special, MAGNET contributors past and present chose their 30 favorite albums released between 1993 and 2022. The only rules were that each record has to be a full-length and that no artist could be represented more than once in the same incarnation. We’re posting these lists throughout the rest of the year.

Neil Ferguson, contributing writer
1) Teenage Fanclub
 Grand Prix (Creation/DGC), 1995
2) Belle And Sebastian If You’re Feeling Sinister (Jeepster/The Enclave), 1997
3) The Good, The Bad & The Queen The Good, The Bad & The Queen (Parlophone/Virgin), 2007
4) Pulp Different Class (Island), 1995 
5) The Streets Original Pirate Material (Vice/Atlantic), 2002
6) Paul Weller Wake Up The Nation (Yep Roc), 2010
7) The Charlatans Tellin’ Stories (Beggars Banquet), 1997
8) The Libertines Up The Bracket (Rough Trade), 2002
9) My Morning Jacket It Still Moves (ATO), 2003
10) Leftfield Leftism (Columbia), 1995
11) Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not (Domino), 2006
12) The Shins Chutes Too Narrow (Sub Pop), 2003
13) Primal Scream Vanishing Point (Creation), 1997
14) Mercury Rev Deserter’s Songs (V2), 1998
15) The White Stripes De Stijl (Sympathy For The Record Industry), 2000
16) Super Furry Animals Fuzzy Logic (Creation/Epic), 1996
17) Arcade Fire Funeral (Merge), 2004
18) Beastie Boys Ill Communication (Grand Royal/Capitol), 1994
19) Portishead Dummy (Go! Discs/London), 1994
20) Hamell On Trial Choochtown (New West), 1999
21) Sleaford Mods Divide And Exit (Harbinger Sound), 2014
22) Cornershop When I Was Born For The 7th Time (Wiija/Luaka Bop/Warner Bros.), 1997
23) New Order Music Complete (Mute), 2015
24) Underworld Second Toughest On The Infants (Wax Trax!/TVT), 1996
25) Ezra Furman Perpetual Motion People (Bella Union), 2015
26) Lightships Electric Cables (Geographic), 2012
27) 2 Many DJ’s As Heard On Radio Soulwax Pt. 2 (PIAS), 2003
28) The Go! Team Thunder, Lightning, Strike (Memphis Industries), 2004
29) Spoon Kill The Moonlight (Merge), 2002
30) Camera Obscura Let’s Get Out Of This Country (Elefant/Merge), 2006