Tag: 1994

Dinosaur Jr: Without A Sound (Cherry Red)

Dinosaur Jr released their sixth album Without A Sound less than a year after their previous effort, thanks in part to the allure of commercial success, resulting in a good album that feels slightly off. This reissue offers up the chance for a reevaluation, and in so doing one discovers it wasn’t that bad of an album.

Song Of The Day: R.E.M, “Uptempo Mo Distortion”

Take the Craft Recordings release, Monster: 25th Anniversary Edition.

Song Of The Day: Shellac, “Crow”

Taken from the Touch and Go release, The End Of Radio.

Hootie & The Blowfish: cracked rear view: 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (Rhino)

Though Hootie & The Blowfish were easily one of the most annoyingly ubiquitous bands of the Nineties, their debut album was an album worthy of the hype and success. Twenty-five years later, it’s still the rare thing: a critically underrated album that happened to sell twenty-one million copies, and this boxed set offers up a wonderful document of how one of the best-selling albums of all time came to be.

3/45: Smog “A Hit” c/w “Wine Stained Lips”

In our continuing series examining classic 45 singles, we step back to 1994 an anthem for low self-esteem.

Song Of The Day: Atomic Opera, “Blackness”

Taken from the Rock Candy Records release, For Madmen Only.

Twilight Music: Tetsu Inoue, “Ambiant Otaku” (1994)

A hauntingly beautiful ambient composition from a Japanese master.

Twilight Music: Bark Psychosis, “Pendulum Man” (1994)

Ten minutes of album-closing bliss.

3AM Eternal: Jeff Buckley “So Real” (1994)

The first single from the doomed Jeff Buckley’s sole album, “So Real” served to pique the interest of the music-buying public with a unique, haunting love song.

3AM Eternal: Deee-Lite “Apple Juice Kissing” (1994)

A deep cut from the final album by the international psychedelic dance trio Deee-Lite. Enjoy!