Pop punk, indie rock, hip hop, and Brit pop – 1994 did it all and did it well.
On the latest episode of The Greatest Year In Music on Slacker, WXPN’s Mike Vasilikos opens the door on some of the Nineties’ greatest music. In ’94, Boyz II Men, Nas, Beastie Boys and Notorious B.I.G. all released heavyweight hip hop albums.
The pop punk era was ushered into the mainstream by Green Day with their now classic Dookie, Weezer released their most beloved debut – The Blue Album – and Pavement achieved indie rock perfection with Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain. Beck broke through with “Loser” off, Oasis and Blur battled it out in the Brit-pop wars, and Johnny Cash made a comeback with his 81st album American Recordings.
Below, listen to 1994. And VOTE NOW here for what you think was the greatest year in music.