100 Best Albums of the Nineties

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Snoop Doggy Dogg, 'Doggystyle'

With his mind on his money and his money on his mind, Snoop rolled in from the West to pick America's pockets, and his laid-back drawl was such a hilarious trick that he got away clean. Dr. Dre's low-riding G-funk makes the perfect backdrop to Snoop's rhymes, as slow and lazy as a dog-day afternoon. Doggystyle has a serious streak of gangsta remorse running through all the murder and misogyny, but it also offers cheerfully ridiculous cartoon theme songs like "Who Am I (What's My Name)?" and "Doggy Dogg World." "Gin and Juice" takes a timeless teen trip in the tradition of "Fun, Fun, Fun," "The Twist" and "Bust a Move" — it's six in the morning, the freaks are still dancing, and the house party keeps jumping till Mama gets home.

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