Pitchfork is going back to the '90s... again. They put out a list of the top 100 albums of the 1990s in 2003 and a list of the top 200 tracks of the 1990s in 2010, and now they've launched a new best music of the 1990s series that begins today with the 250 Best Songs of the 1990s and will continue tomorrow with the 150 Best Albums of the 1990s. As for why they're revisiting it again, they write:
Well, for the same reason any good music is worth revisiting: because our understanding of it changes the more we learn; because there is still a thrill in discovering something we didn’t know about (or quite get) before; because taste evolves and grows, enriched by the passing of time. Nevermind that our current cultural moment oozes ’90s influence and nostalgia. What are the albums and songs from the ’90s that our current writers and contributors find indispensable? That have made a lasting impact on the way music is made and how we listen to it now? And what just doesn’t hit the same way it once did?