Tuesday, November 20, 2012

TOP 10 ALBUMS of the 90's

I was born in 1980 so the 90's were literally my entire teenage experience. I often look back and realize I was fortunate to have grown up amidst a melting-pot of musical genres.  Today, SO much of what is produced is overly-commercialized and branded when just a generation ago, musicians fought AGAINST being sold out.  The 1960's proved the social power of song and the effect it can have on entire classes of people.  The same held true in my high school as music affected fashion, politics, humor and defeat at the loss of Gods such as Cobain.  I specifically remember teachers scolding grunge kids for wearing black ribbons on the anniversary of his death.  Musicians define entire generations now by identifying with youth, lifting them up and opening their third eyes.
Color Pencils on Bristol / 2003 / Brandt Hardin
(Some decade-old nostalgic art to go with our nostalgic themed list!)
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The task of compiling a Top 10 list for albums released in the 1990's was practically impossible.  Honorable mentions could go on forever including Pink Floyd's return (minus Roger Waters) with The Division Bell, blockbuster gangter rap discs like Doggystyle and The Chronic, Sublime, any Nirvana album, any Morphine album, any Tori Amos, Seattle supergroups like Temple of the Dog and Mad Season, The Crow and Spawn soundtracks, Metallica's Black Album... I could go on and on and on.  If I missed one you smoked your tape deck with, drop by the comments section below and share!  HERE are my TOP 10 ALBUMS of the 90's...


10.  Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral


09.  The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness


08.  Rage Against the Machine - Evil Empire


07.  Soundgarden - Superunknown


06.  Alice in Chains - Dirt


05.  R.E.M. - Automatic for the People


04.  Pearl Jam - Ten


03.  Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik


02.  Beck - Mellow Gold


01.  Tool - Aenima




2 comments:

  1. Awesome art you do. I wish I were born in your era so I could be so art free. I'll be back.

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    1. Thanks for the comment Judie! I feel that time periods don't restrict creativity though they do encourage it in different ways. At any rate... free your mind and the creativity flows!

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