Top 5 “New to me from ’93”
Mr. Fusion has been reloaded, we’re off to 1993.
As I was enjoying musicinsanity’s Best of 1994 countdown recently, I realized I had plenty of 1991/1992 among my CDs, loads of 1994-1997, but a surprisingly scarce amount of 1993.
Perhaps it was because both the Leafs & Blue Jays had excellent seasons that year and my attention temporarily drifted away from music?
In any event, since the project began, I’ve started to address the gaping hole in my 90s music collection. Here are 5 of the best that qualify as new to me from ’93!
5. P.J. Harvey, Rid of Me
For the last two Dec 26/27ths, the Beat Goes On near my parents’ place has a 40% off sale. Picking up Rid of Me at such a discount was like another Christmas morning, one or two days late.
4. Sting, Ten Summoner’s Tales
Surprisingly not on the 1001 list. If I ever get tired of If I Ever Lose My Faith in You, I’ll be equally surprised. Especially the game show hosts line.
3. Wu-Tang Clan, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Had a blast listening to this one, details to follow in review #377.
2. Suede, Suede
Bought it twice,therefore good enough for #2! Originally procured on cassette (I believe for an extortionate $0.99) and then bought again at one of the aforementioned Beat Goes On 40% off sales.
Math side note: Want to know how much the cost of something is after a 40% discount?
– Multiply the original price ($3) by the remaining price after discount (60% here) and move the decimal place.
– In this case, 3 x 60 = 180, so the price after discount will be $1.80.
1. Pet Shop Boys, Very
The lego/block-o case always brings a smile when I see it on the shelf. Very would also be comfortably placed in a future Top 5 of 1993, new to me or otherwise.