30 FOR 30

MAGNET’s Eric T. Miller 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.

Eric T. Miller, editor/publisher
1) Guided By Voices Alien Lanes (Matador), 1995
2) Radiohead The Bends (Capitol), 1995
3) The Wrens The Meadowlands (Absolutely Kosher), 2003
4) Neutral Milk Hotel In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (Merge), 1998
5) Nirvana In Utero (DGC), 1993
6) PJ Harvey Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (Island), 2000
7) Spoon Gimme Fiction (Merge), 2005
8) The National High Violet (4AD), 2010
9) Calexico Garden Ruin (Quarterstick), 2006
10) Michael Kiwanuka Kiwanuka (Interscope), 2019
11) Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Echo (Warner Bros.), 1999
12) Pavement Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (Matador), 1994
13) Against Me! White Crosses (Sire), 2010
14) Belle And Sebastian The Life Pursuit (Matador), 2006 
15) The Breeders Last Splash (4AD/Elektra), 1993
16) Guster Easy Wonderful (Aware/Universal), 2010
17) R.E.M. New Adventures In Hi-Fi (Warner Bros.), 1996
18) Porridge Radio Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky (Secretly Canadian), 2022
19) Dinosaur Jr. Where You Been (Blanco Y Negro/Sire/Warner Bros.), 1993
20) The Delgados The Great Eastern (Chemikal Underground/Mantra/Beggars Banquet), 2000
21) Sharon Van Etten We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong (Jagjaguwar), 2022
22) Urge Overkill Saturation (Geffen), 1993
23) Mogwai As The Love Continues (Rock Action/Temporary Residence), 2021
24) Yo La Tengo I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One (Matador), 1997
25) Ween White Pepper (Elektra), 2000
26) Waxahatchee Out In The Storm (Merge), 2017
27) Evan Dando Baby I’m Bored (Bar/None), 2003
28) Cardinal Cardinal (Flydaddy), 1994
29) Unwound Repetition (Kill Rock Stars), 1996
30) Danger Mouse And Sparklehorse Dark Night Of The Soul (Capitol), 2010