Day 23 – Favourite Album From the 90’s
Basically, you cannot start talking about music of the 90s without mentioning Nirvana’s legendary album Nevermind (1991), which practically defines music of the whole decade. With over 30 million worldwide sold copies the album brought grunge to mainstream audience. Kurt Cobain was a true rock star with a sad story. He wrote amazing songs for Nevermind, like Smells Like Teen Spirit, In Bloom, Come as You Are, Lithium and my personal favourite Something in a Way. There’s just something utterly groundbreaking, something so raw and endlessly desperate in this album. Also, the famous cover photo of the album is something that almost everyone recognises. Picture.
There’s also quite many other options for favourite album from the 90s, I cannot name just one:
- Marilyn Manson – Mechanical Animals (1998). The shock rocker at his best, songs like The Dope Show, Rock is Dead, the Speed of Pain and I Don’t Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me) really rock. Picture.
- Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication (1999). Absolutely my favourite RHCP album with their original set up, including great tracks like Scartissue, Otherside, Californication, Easily and Porcelain. Picture.
- Pantera – Cowboys from Hell (1990). Dimebag Darrell’s heavy and grooving guitar riffs with Anselmo’s growling vocals, it just works for me. Some favourites: Cowboys from Hell, Cemetery Gates, Domination, Shattered. Picture.
- HIM – Greatest Lovesongs vol.666 (1997). Dark & romantic album. I like the combo of heavy guitars and Valo’s clean vocals. That man really can sing. My favourite songs from this album: Our Diabolical Rapture, It’s All Tears (Drown in This Love) and the hit single When Love and Death Embrace. Picture.
- Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (1995). I love the atmosphere in this album, and it’s cover art. Including the hit singles like Tonight, Tonight, Bullet with a Butterfly Wings and 1979. Picture.
- Depeche Mode – Violator (1990). Personal Jesus, Waiting for the Night, Policy of Truth and Enjoy the Silence. Do I need to say more? Picture.
- ..and of course, Type O Negative’s October Rust was released in 1995, which I already named as my favourite album in the day 1 of this challenge. But as I said, it’s not the absolute choice.
Oh, the 90s, you brought us so many great albums!