1993: A long list of seminal releases from some big acts

The 1993 crop of new musicians included Liz Phair, Sheryl Crow, and Radiohead.

While singer-songwriters were rising to the forefront thanks to debuts from Phair, Crow, and Aimee Mann, hip hop was also going through a revolution. 1993 spawned debuts from Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and Souls of Mischief along with the landmark third LP Midnight Marauders from A Tribe Called Quest.

Meanwhile, Nirvana’s final album In Utero was released, The Breeders’ Last Splash turned out to be the best outing of their on-and-off career, and Archers of Loaf were leading an indie rock scene that would go on to influence scores of bands in the following years.

1993 was a very influential year that set up successes and trends that would affect


Exile In Guyville – Liz Phair
Doggystyle – Snoop Dogg
August and Everything After – Counting Crows
Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers – Wu Tang Clan
Vs. – Pearl Jam
In Utero – Nirvana
Debut – Bjork
Midnight Marauders – A Tribe Called Quest
Pablo Honey – Radiohead
Siamese Dream – Smashing Pumpkins
Janet – Janet Jackson
Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can’t We – The Cranberries
Icky Mettle – Archers of Loaf
Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements – Stereolab
Tuesday Night Music Club – Sheryl Crow
93 ’til Infinity – Souls of Mischief
A Storm In Heaven – The Verve
Zooropa – U2
The Chronic – Dr. Dre
Last Splash – The Breeders
Spinning Around the Sun – Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Very – Pet Shop Boys
Gentlemen  – The Afghan Whigs
Human Wheels – John Mellencamp
Rid of Me – PJ Harvey
Joy and Blues – Ziggy Marley
The Wheel – Roseanne Cash
Fuzzy – Grant Lee Buffalo
Ten Summoner’s Tales – Sting
Space Age Bachelor Pad Music – Stereolab
Promises and Lies – UB40
Anodyne – Uncle Tupelo
Plantation Lullabies – Meshell Ndgeocello
What’s Love Got To Do With It – Tina Turner
Pussy Whipped – Bikini Kill
Too Long In Exile – Van Morrison
Palomine – Betty Serveert
Whatever – Aimee Mann
Saturation – Urge Overkill
14 Songs – Paul Westerberg
Sons of Soul – Tony Toni Tone
Perfectly Good Guitar – John Hiatt

Category: 90s


Article by: Julie Miller