The Grunge boom of 1992 reaped dividends for Dinosaur Jr, who met the new sound with aplomb and delivered a fantastic and still well-regarded album. This two-disc reissue offers an exciting and enjoyable dive into the heady years of when Dinosaur Jr roamed the land.
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.
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.
Taken from the Emotional Response release, Fling Yr Bonnet Over The Windmill.
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.
A memory recalled upon learning of the sudden passing of Dolores O’Riordan.
Taken from the Emotional Response release, Yellow Food: The Peel Sessions.
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.
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.
A painfully beautiful goodbye song to a heartbreaker.