Is 1990 the Greatest Year in Music? WXPN’s Eric Schuman think so in the latest episode of GYIM on Slacker.
1990 was a year marked by influential songs from all points on the music spectrum. Sinéad O’Connor released I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got and her #1 single “Nothing Compares 2 U” topped the charts around the world and continue to influence pop and music culture. Sonic Youth released Goo with an appearance by Chuck D of Public Enemy, and they too released a ground breaking album, Fear Of A Black Planet.
The Sundays debuted with “Here’s Where The Story Ends.” The La’s hit the charts with a jangly pop classic – “There She Goes” – and 1990 was also the year of “Ice Ice Baby” and MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This.” We forgive them both.
Other important albums from 1990 included:
People’s Instinctive Travel and the Paths of Rhythm – A Tribe Called Quest
Amerikkka’s Most Wanted – Ice Cube
Violator – Depeche Mode
Nowehere – Ride
Heaven or Las Vegas – Cocteau Twins
Bossanova – Pixies
Ritual de lo Habitual – Jane’s Addiction
Repeater – Fugazi
Shake Your Money Maker – The Black Crowes
Below, listen to a snapshot of 1990 on Slacker.
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