It depends on the ingredients, for me. If I use pilsner malt, I do a 90 minute boil to help make sure that any precursers for DMS are boiled off.
I almost always do a 60 minute boil, though. I would guess that I've done a 90 minute boil maybe 20 times, and usually because I missed my boil volume by a lot, and needed to reduce the volume before adding my hops.
You'd have to look at the recipe to see why the recipe creator recommends a certain boil length. If there isn't any specific reason, just that they always do a 75 minute boil, I'd do a 60 minute boil.