r2, who is your internet provider, so I know to avoid them?
I enjoy music tremendously, but albums do not "affect my life," frankly.
In Utero. Wow. I was a freshman in high school in 1993 and I listen to that CD over and over and over. I know every word by heart.
I was in high school when the "janet." album came out. "That's the Way Love Goes" was all over radio. Janet had changed her image, her body and her sound. Definitely a landmark album that came with an iconic album cover (seen in its entirety on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine that same year).
In retrospect, we certainly liked a lot of crap back then. But you are only as old as you smell.
Nirvana's and Sheryl Crow's albums are the only ones I own.
Janet and In Utero are the two I remember most. It doesn't seem like 20 years ago, at all. I was also in high school at the time.
I loved Exile in Guyville.
"I just want your fresh young jimmy / jamming, slamming, ramming in me."
oh hell YES.
ie. will turn 20 during the year(some were released in late `93).
Putting Tag Team on the list must be some kind of trolling.
I still love janet (That's The Way Love Goes), "Linger" (Cranberries), "Cannonball" (Breeders)
"Human Behavior" (Bjork). Great songs.
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Except for the wretched Cranberries, R13, we love the same stuff. I always thought Dolores was the poor man's Sinead.
I will admit (even to Janbot) that I really loved this era of JJ. The Janet album, and then Velvet Rope, were the pinnacle of Janet.
90's rock was great. Since then, not so much.
[quote] 90's rock was great. Since then, not so much.
I think there are some really interesting people, old and new, making music. I don't think it's one of those "everything new sucks" or "it was better in my day" moments.
But the outlets for us to hear new music are almost all gone. Radio playlists got a lot tighter and less flexible, and the mergers and corporatization of everything made it less likely for a catchy song to get attention regionally or get ANY attention. We have very repetitive, safe, bland and watered down music as a result.
And as with TV audiences, there are fewer and fewer artists and bands where there's a massive audience for them. That whole shared element of "wow" is on a much smaller scale. The same audience is out there but it's divided into much smaller pieces of the pie.
Amazing music is being made, no matter what genre you like. But it takes a little more digging to get to it.
It's not a "things were better in my day" scenario with me. I've been able to find good pop music through the years, but hasn't been the same with rock.
So, we have to listen to Minaj and Justin Bieber now?
[quote]In retrospect, we certainly liked a lot of crap back then. But you are only as old as you smell.
I always assumed we are listening to crap now.
Led Zeppelin, REM, and Depeche Mode have never had a number one single, Rihanna has 10
Ke$ha's “Tik-Tok” sold more copies than ANY Beatles single
I can remember driving around Austin, TX listening to the Cranberries "Linger" on the radio like it was just yesterday. How can time go by so quickly?
Just think, we didn't even have cell phones back in 1993. Did the internet exist in 1993?
I purchased only 4 of them (Nirvana, Bjork, Blur & Janet Jackson) - two of which I still enjoy listening to immensely.
[quote]I can remember driving around Austin, TX listening to the Cranberries "Linger" on the radio like it was just yesterday. How can time go by so quickly?
One of the most beautiful songs by the Cranberries. Now, it's hard to get Rhianna's "Yeah...Yeah...Yeah" out of my headache mind.
r23 the Internet apparently existed in its earliest form in 1993, but only a handful of people (usually hardcore techies) were using it. The general public (me included) didn't really become aware of the Internet until the mid-90s. Remember the movie 'Single White Female?' That came out around that time and there's a scene where Bridget Fonda's character orders plane tickets on an ancient laptop computer using the earliest version of Compuserve. I saw that in the theater and I remember the audience was shaking their heads and in wonderment like "what is that? Is that real technology?"
Anyway, whenever I hear "Cannonball" by the Breeders it takes me right back to the early 90s. God, I loved that song. I also have strong memories of "Linger" by the Cranberries - that song was played everywhere you went, it seemed.
Wow... Fumbling Towards Ecstasy is 20 years old? Holy crap.
In toxic environments and during toxic eras, the first thing to go is the sense of time passing.
Wow - Counting Crows! WHET them?
Only Crow and Nirvana have stood the test of time from this shitty list.
R30 is clearly tasteless.
Janet Jackson, who had several #1s and an Oscar nominated song from her album
[quote] Wow - Counting Crows! WHET them?
Hopefully they all became mutes.
[quote]Ke$ha's “Tik-Tok” sold more copies than ANY Beatles single
One thing you have to remember is the population. The Beatles would sell 10 million of something in a population of 150 million.
Kesha would sell 20 million of something in a population of 320 million.
I'm guessing at the numbers, I don't care enough to actually look them up but you have to consider the percentage of the population that bought records. I'd bet the Beatles would win, even though Kesha sold more.
Mariah and Snoop Dog are the only two that are still relevant
You're kidding, right, R34?
I am biased towards Counting Crows, because my roommate first semester of freshman year of college was a douchebag frat boy jerk-off (and no, not even remotely attractive. As a matter of fact, he was downright ugly) and would play that Counting Crows CD on an endless loop. Drove. Me. Fucking. Nuts. I transferred to another dorm halfway through the semester, and to this day if I hear 'Mr. Jones and Me' or any other tracks from that album it irritates me.
No, r35, I'm not. Snoop is still frequently on the radio as is Mariah who is about to be on American Idol. The Emancipation of Mimi was the biggest selling CD of the year a few years ago and We Belong Together was #1 for 14 weeks. "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is the most popular modern Christmas song and Mariah wrote it.
Yes, R37, but the "janet." album is classic '90s pop and R&B, clearly more renown than Snoop Dogg. People are still sampling stuff from that CD.
Wow, I can't believe some of these. I remember buying and listening to the Bjork, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Breeders, PJ Harvey and my favorite, Liz Phair CDs. Really doesn't seem like 20 years ago.
I feel very old suddenly.
R34/37, Nirvana is a legendary band. They are, by far, the most relevant entry on that list. By a mile. Everyone else is fighting for second.
And I'm not even a big Nirvana fan.
I'm not a huge Janet Jackson fan, but I still remember hearing "That's the Way Love Goes" for the first time on my car radio. I thought it was fantastic.
R15, Linger is the ONLY song I like by The Cranberries, I just can't help it! And I agree with you about Janet's cd's during that period, definitely her best work.
This list is actually a reminder of an era when albums still mattered.
[quote]Is this a baby gay thing?
Do you have dementia? Why would a "baby gay" reminisce about albums that were released 20 years ago? I'm 43 and these albums resonate with me. I doubt very many "baby gays" care about them at all.
By relevant I meant still on the radio and frequently talked about in the press. Mariah may not be racking up #1's like she used to, but she is still extremely famous and on the radar more so than anyone else on the list.
I agree that Mariah, as much as I dislike her or her music, has made her mark on pop culture. I still doubt she's made the same mark as Nirvana. She didn't spark a complete shift in music, fashion, and culture that still resonates today. She's a pop singer who can hit high notes.
I saw the sign, and it opened up my eyes, I saw the sign...
All that she wants is another baby, she's gone tomorrow, boy...
God, I loved/love Ace of Base!!
I recognize that most of the albums on that list are iconic, whether or not I personally enjoyed them ..... but who the fuck are Candlebox, Tool, and Archers of Loaf?
Mariah Carey sucks, none of her albums are worth owning.
I did not buy a single one of those. I guess I am really old.
[quote]By relevant I meant still on the radio and frequently talked about in the press. Mariah may not be racking up #1's like she used to, but she is still extremely famous and on the radar more so than anyone else on the list.
She will never be as iconic as Janet.