What Were the 90’s All About?: 1993

1993 marks the year I graduated. Yes, the same year Zach Morris graduated from Bayside High and Brandon Walsh graduated from West Beverly. So the year 1993 fills in the tale end of high school and the beginning of college. Very influential times. If you asked to list my top 5 influential albums of my life, August… would be on the list, so it’s fitting it shows up in this series.

1. August and Everything After, Counting Crows
2. Gentlemen, Afghan Whigs
3. Songs From the Rain, Hothouse Flowers
4. Vs., Pearl Jam
5. Siamese Dream, Smashing Pumpkins

Honorable Mention: Pablo Honey, Radiohead; Ten Summoner’s Tales, Sting; Laid, James; Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?, The Cranberries; For The Beauty of Wynona, Daniel Lanois; I’m Alive, Jackson Browne

What music was influential to you when you graduated from high school?

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  1. Anna Begins. Sigh.

    And those ties! Well, I can’t actually look directly at them, they’re so pretty!

  2. i loved (and still do!) Anna Begins, as well.

    as for the rest … me too (graduating, but in PURPLE, ugh), and funnily, here’s the part where i feel like you dodged off and became much much cooler than me – i’ve been watching the 90s posts and thinking, yeah! right on! i’m not sure what happened in this year, particularly, but suddenly my reaction for 93 was, oh. hmm. yeah, i can see that, and i think i liked those albums, but i don’t remember it in the same way. i’m not sure i can place, off the cuff, what i *was* listening to, other than those. i’ll try and remember what was rocking my world – i think i was a couple albums behind, in Indiana. where were you? maybe i can blame it on geography. 🙂

  3. ReckenRoll: For the record I’ve never worn a paisley tie…clearly mine was the only forgivable tie.

    CG: I was in Portland, Oregon, and especially in the 90’s it was a hotbed for music (so close to Seattle). Librarians are cool in their own way…

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