Thursday, November 20, 2008

Great(?) Albums Released In 1993


This was a pretty good year. The Modfather released his triumph, Wild Wood, The Auteurs, Blur and Suede invented Britpop, Urge Overkill's major label debut was blasting through every Trans Am still on the road and Evan Dando and his Lemonheads recorded and released their classic slacker 'bum Come On Feel The Lemonheads with the classic and very funny "My Drug Buddy". Oh yes, and Underworld unleashed Dubnobasswithmyheadman, a modern electro slow-burn classic!

Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville
Urge Overkill - Saturation
Nirvana - In Utero
Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish
PJ Harvey - Rid of Me
Dinosaur Jr. - Where You Been
Stereolab - Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements
Luscious Jackson - In Search of Manny
The Lemonheads - Come on Feel the Lemonheads
Dwight Yoakam - This Time
Paul Weller - Wild Wood
Frank Black - Frank Black
The Breeders - Last Splash
Björk - Debut
Yo La Tengo - Painful
The Boo Radleys - Giant Steps
Mercury Rev - Boces
The Flaming Lips - Transmissions from the Satellite Heart
New Order - Republic
Orbital - Orbital 2
Pet Shop Boys - Very
Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
Stereolab - The Groop Played “Space Age Bachelor Pad Music”
Suede - Suede
Verve - A Storm in Heaven
Cracker - Kerosene Hat
Melvins - Houdini
Depeche Mode - Songs of Faith and Devotion
Paul Weller - Wild Wood
Frank Zappa - The Yellow Shark
The Auteurs - New Wave
Jellyfish - Spilt Milk
U2 - Zooropa
Radiohead - Pablo Honey
Pearl Jam - Vs.
Cracker - Kerosene Hat
Luscious Jackson - In Search of Manny
Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way
Morphine - Cure for Pain
Sloan - Smeared
Underworld - Dubnobasswithmyheadman
The Fall - The Infotainment Scan
Danny Elfman - Nightmare Before Christmas
Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish

3 comments:

Any major dude with half a heart said...

Damn, the '90s were a fallow period for me. I have two of these albums, and know another three...

Uncle E said...

Which two? The 90's were a seminal point in my musical education, AMDWHAH, leading me both forward into the future and scrambling to the past to many great influential artists. I thought the 90's, especially early on, were some of the most musically creative years since the mid to late 60's. It's where the electronic experiments of Eno/ Kraftwerk finally matured into something a little more palatable for the masses, but not neccessarily in a commercial sugary way.
I would recommend delving into some of these, especially from 1991.

Any major dude with half a heart said...

The two I have are the Lemonheads ands Nirvana albums.

My blind spot has to do with the fact that by 1993 LPs had been totally phased out in South Africa and I still resisted CDs, and radio stations didn't play much of that kind of music. In fact, all I heard hat year was Top 40 and lots of R&B and jazz fusion. And African music. Rock wise, all you'd get was stuff like Spin Doctors. So I fell off Planet Rock for a while.