Top 5 “smells like ’94”
Next up on the time travel calendar: it was 20 years ago
today this year.
In lieu of a Top 5 albums, a Top 5 quintessential sounds of 1994. I wouldn’t say these examples sound “dated” per se; more so that a few notes ought to instantly transport listeners back exactly two decades.
Enjoy the trip!
5. smells like…Grade 8 dance
Boyz II Men, On Bended Knee
No vocal group did a better job at helping boys dance arm-length apart from their middle school crushes!
4. smells like…Unplugged
Nirvana, The Man Who Sold the World
Other groups did the unplugged routine first, others had arguably superior performances. None anywhere near as iconic as the Nirvana set.
3. smells like…Woodstock
Green Day, When I Come Around
20 years later, I still have next to no idea what Billy Joe is singing in the verses. I also might hesitate before putting what appears to be a divot of grass in my mouth; perhaps that’s why they put on a much better live show!
2. smells like…Britpop
The middle years of the decade were also a golden age for music from across the pond.
1. smells like…Some of the best music of all-time.
Jeff Buckley, Grace
Albums by Suede & Soundgarden are celebrating their vicennial on the blog this week, enjoy!