Tag: 1993

The Spinanes: Manos (Merge Records)

The 25th anniversary of one of the best albums of the 1990s is a cause for celebration, and this no-frills reissue does just that.

1/45: Royal Trux “Back to School” c/w “Cleveland” (1993)

This week, we introduce a reoccurring feature wherein we highlight meaningful 45 singles in tribute to our editor’s 45th year on the planet. Our first selection is a noisy but delectable slice of unique sludge-rock straight out of 1993, one that is fitting to this time of year.

Song Of The Day: Boyracer, “I’ve Got It (And It’s Not Worth Having)”

Taken from the Emotional Response release, Fling Yr Bonnet Over The Windmill.

Nino Tempo: Purveyor of Balladry: The Best Of Nino Tempo On Atlantic (Omnivore)

For such an accomplished and respected saxophonist, Nino Tempo has an amazingly small solo discography. This recent collection compiles the best of his early 1990s releases for Atlantic, and it offers some of the coolest jazz you’ll hear.

Song Of The Day: The Cranberries, “Linger”

A memory recalled upon learning of the sudden passing of Dolores O’Riordan.

Song Of The Day: Even As We Speak, “(All You Find Is) Air”

Taken from the Emotional Response release, Yellow Food: The Peel Sessions.

Bash & Pop: Friday Night Is Killing Me (Omnivore Recordings)

The Replacements’ legendary guitarist, Tommy Stinson, stepped out on his own with a new band Bash & Pop. It came and went in a flash twenty years ago, but their debut, Friday Night Is Killing Me, is still an impressive record, twenty four years after its release, an impressive grand slam of straightforward, unpretentious rock and roll.

Secret Shine: Untouched (Saint Marie)

Bristol’s Secret Shine’s sole album for the esteemed Sarah Records gets its first stand-alone reissue; it is an enjoyable document from the twilight of British shoegaze.

3AM Eternal: Mary Lou Lord, “Camden Town Rain” (1993)

A painfully beautiful goodbye song to a heartbreaker.

3AM Eternal: Nirvana, “Heart-Shaped Box” (1993)

Just because you’re on a downward spiral doesn’t mean you can’t produce a masterpiece in the process….