And while I am still on the subject (of music). I have to say that during the 90s I basically spent all my time listening to hip hop and one crew I was pretty obsessed with, who are probably up there with Gravediggers or (I kid you not) those first two L.L.Cool J albums in terms of my most listened-to-ever records is Tha Alkaholics.Yep. I know that they are not the most progressive end of 90s hip-hop but they were just irresistibly witty, smart and funky, and despite being party-rap they didn't sound any less psychedelic or out-there than, I dunno, Company Flow or whoever.
Though round about the mid 90s hip-hop did seem really busy, lost of fabulous stuff going on in several different directions.
The first two albums are the best, aren't they, the point where E-Swift really sounded like the best producer in hip-hop, up there with Primo, but the later albums certainly have their fair share of awe-inspiring moments too.
and of course...