Flood is the third studio album by They Might Be Giants, and their first with a major label, Elektra Records. It was released in 1990. It was recorded in 1989 at Skyline Studios in New York City. The first single, "Birdhouse In Your Soul", reached number 3 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks Chart and was a top 40 hit elsewhere, including Australia.
Led Zeppelin Remasters is a 3-LP (or 2-cassette or 2-CD) compilation album of remastered material by English rock group Led Zeppelin. It was initially released in the UK and Japan by Atlantic Records on 15 October 1990. The album is essentially a scaled-down version of the 4-CD Led Zeppelin boxed set.
Rust in Peace is the fourth studio album by American heavy metal band Megadeth. It was released by Capitol Records in 1990. A remixed and remastered version, featuring several bonus tracks, was released in 2004. A limited edition 180 Gram LP using the original mix was issued in the U.S. in 2008 by Capitol Records. This is the only remastered version of the original mix currently available. According to "National Album Positioning Charts," Rust in Peace sold 1,116,700 albums in United States.
Cowboys from Hell is Pantera's fifth album and their first Atco Records album, recorded at The Dallas Sound Lab in Irving, TX and released on July 24, 1990. This was their first commercially successful album, exposing the band's choppy rhythms and dissonant vocals to mainstream audiences.
Persistence of Time is the fifth studio album by American heavy metal band Anthrax. The album was released in 1990 by Megaforce Worldwide/Island Entertainment. The album includes the singles, "Got the Time" and "In My World" (which was performed by the band on an episode of Married... With Children.)
Blue Sky Mining is an album by Midnight Oil that was released in 1990 under the Columbia Records label. It received high ratings from critics. A limited release of the record featured clear blue vinyl. The title track reached #1 on the Modern Rock Tracks.
Fear of a Punk Planet is the third album by the southern California punk rock band The Vandals, originally released in 1990 by Triple X Records. It was their first album to include the lineup of Dave Quackenbush, Warren Fitzgerald, Joe Escalante and Josh Freese, solidifying the band's roster after several years of fluctuation.
Beg To Differ is Prong's first album released under the CBS label. It can best be described as "metal gone alternative". The album also includes one live track ("Third From The Sun", a Chrome cover) recorded at CBGB's, New York in 1989. Brian "Pushead" Schroeder did the design and cover artwork for the album.
Ah Via Musicom is Eric Johnson's third solo album, released in February 1990. Several of the songs on the album are dedicated to fellow guitarists. Johnson revealed in an interview with Guitar Player magazine in March 1990 that the song "Steve's Boogie" is dedicated to Austin pedal steel guitarist Steve Hennig. Johnson also revealed in the same interview that the song "Song for George" is dedicated to an 80-year-old guitarist friend of his named George Washington.
Barenaked Lunch (often referred to as The Pink Tape) is the Barenaked Ladies second indie tape release, which came after Buck Naked in 1989 and before The Yellow Tape in 1991. It is a pun on the novel Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs. This was the first tape recorded with bassist Jim Creeggan and percussionist Andy Creeggan. The tape was recorded as a demo tape in 1990 and is also known as the Pink Tape.
Edge of the Century is an album by Styx, released in 1990. It was the first Styx album featuring A&M solo artist Glen Burtnik on guitar, and the only album to feature the Dennis DeYoung/James Young/Glen Burtnik/Chuck Panozzo/John Panozzo lineup. It spawned three singles. "Show Me the Way" was written by DeYoung and peaked at #3, due to the Gulf War Troops adopting the song as an anthem. Some radio stations played an edited version with the children of troops singing.
Somebody in the Snow is the nineteenth album by Jandek and his only release of 1990. Released as Corwood #0757, the album is a curious mixture of more "blues-lounge" band tracks with female vocals, some acoustic and drums tracks and a few of the strangest songs to ever find home on a Jandek album.
Shake Your Money Maker is the debut album by the American blues-rock band The Black Crowes, released in January 1990. It's the only album by the band to feature guitarist Jeff Cease. The album is named after a classic blues song written by Elmore James. The Black Crowes have played the song live many times over the years, but it is not included on this album.
Seasons in the Abyss is the fifth studio album by the thrash metal band Slayer. It was released in 1990 through Def American Records, and later through American Recordings after the company changed its name. It was Dave Lombardo's last studio album with Slayer, until his return in 2006 with the release of Christ Illusion. Seasons in the Abyss is Slayer's third major record label release.
Ten is the ninth studio album by American hard rock/heavy metal band Y&T, released in 1990 through Geffen Records. It was recorded in 1989 and is the last Y&T album released before they disbanded in 1991. Stef Burns replaced Joey Alves on rhythm guitar for the album after he left the band in 1989.
Facelift is the debut studio album by the grunge band Alice in Chains. The album was released on August 21, 1990. The album has been certified double platinum by the RIAA for shipments of two million copies in the United States.
Violator is the seventh studio album by the English electronic group Depeche Mode, released by Mute Records on March 19, 1990. Preceded by the hit singles "Personal Jesus" and "Enjoy the Silence" (a Top 10 hit on both sides of the Atlantic), Violator propelled the band into international stardom. The album yielded two further hit singles, "Policy of Truth" and "World in My Eyes".
Boxed Set, released on 7 September 1990 is a boxed set of English rock group Led Zeppelin's popular songs digitally remastered, on six vinyl albums, four compact discs, and four cassette formats. Compilation and remastering of the tracks took place in New York during early-to-mid 1990. A 30-page booklet was included for the vinyl and CD releases. This boxed set contains two new tracks and a new mix. "Travelling Riverside Blues" was recorded on 24 June 1969 at the BBC Maida Vale Studio.
Bossanova is the third album by the American alternative rock band Pixies, released in August 1990 on the English independent record label 4AD in the United Kingdom and by Elektra Records in the United States. All of Bossanova's original material was written by the band's frontman Black Francis; it marked the point where his artistic control over the band became absolute.