Keep your hat on, boy: Best of 1993

David Jude Jolicoeur aka Trugoy (from left), Vincent Mason aka P.A. Mase and Kelvin Mercer aka Posdnuos pose for a portrait outside the Apollo Theater in Harlem in September 1993

1993 had several milestones: the best albums that U2, Suede, De La Soul, and Terence Trent D’Arby would ever record; peak material from Janet Jackson, Kate Bush, Pet Shop Boys, and Nirvana; and excellent debuts by Belly, the Auteurs, and Liz Phair. Bryan Ferry’s covers album, the first of many he would record when he entered a fallow songwriting period, turned out to be a spare, slivery collection that proved the ideal introduction to Street Life: 20 Great Hits, which I purchased a week later and kicked off the biggest musical influence of my adult life.

The Auteurs – New Wave
Belly – Star
Bjork – Debut
Frank Black – Frank Black
David Bowie – Black Tie White Noise
Toni Braxton – Toni Braxton
The Breeders – Last Splash
Kate Bush – The Red Shoes
Cypress Hill – Black Sunday
De La Soul – Buhloone Mindstate
Digable Planets – Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space
Bryan Ferry – Taxi
PJ Harvey – Rid of Me
Ice T – Home Invasion
Janet Jackson – janet
New Order – Republic
Nirvana – In Utero
Pet Shop Boys – Very
PM Dawn – The Bliss Album…?
Liz Phair – Exile in Guyville
Saint Etienne – So Tough
Suede – Suede
Sugar – Beaster (EP)
Matthew Sweet – Altered Beast
Terence Trent D’Arby – Symphony or Damn
Tony Toni Toné – Sons of Soul
A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight Marauders
U2 – Zooropa
Dwight Yoakam – This Time

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2 Responses to Keep your hat on, boy: Best of 1993

  1. jerfairall says:

    No P.M. Dawn?

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