The greatest year in music? it’s 1995 in all its alt-rock glory. Listen on Slacker.
Mid-90s, not yet post-grunge in terms of influences go, and alt-rock was in full effect. The albums that captured out ears that year?
Radiohead – The Bends
(What’s The Story) Morning Glory? – Oasis
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness – Smashing Pumpkins
Different Class – Pulp
Jagged Little Pill – Alanis Morissette
To Bring You My Love – PJ Harvey
Wowee Zowee – Pavement
Post – Bjork
Liquid Swords – GZA
The Great Escape – Blur
Foo Fighters – Foo Fighters
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx – Raekwon
Tragic Kingdom – No Doubt
Garbage – Garbage
Alien Lanes – Guided By Voices
Wrecking Ball – Emmylou Harris
…And Out Come The Wolves – Rancid
Alice In Chains – Alice In Chains
Tomorrow The Green Grass – The Jayhawks
A Northern Soul – The Verve
Elastica – Elastica
Ben Folds Five – Ben Folds Five
Brown Sugar – D’Angelo
A.M. – Wilco
WXPN’s annual countdown theme this year is the Greatest Year In Music. We’re asking you to vote for up to five of your favorite/greatest years in music. Voting ends Monday, October 26th and starting Monday, November 2nd, WXPN will play back the top greatest years in music all week long. Voting is easy – VOTE NOW here for what you think was the greatest year in music.
Below, WXPN’s Helen Leicht hosts the 1995 episode of the Greatest Year In Music on Slacker.