1994 Albums

Superunknown [Super Deluxe]

Album Reviews | Soundgarden – Superunknown [Super Deluxe] (2014)

It’s interesting that Soundgarden would elect to begin reissuing their albums with their fourth, 1994’s Superunknown. (Let’s be honest, of course there will be more reissues.) But co...

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Definitely Maybe

Album Review | Oasis – Definitely Maybe [Deluxe] (2014)

One of the great things about Oasis in the ’90s was the treasure trove of extra material they packed into singles — each one effectively was expanded into an EP, filled with non-album cuts...

Dookie

Favorite Albums | #11: Green Day – Dookie (1994)

Ah, Dookie. One of my oldest loves. I can remember buying both Dookie and Warning (2000) at Best Buy on my thirteenth birthday. I had been putting off buying Warning since its release the previous Oct...

Superunknown

Favorite Albums | #24: Soundgarden – Superunknown (1994)

Although no one knew it at the time, Superunknown was released a month before Kurt Cobain took his own life, and it’s really the last grunge album that sounds fully whole as a result. I still co...

Illmatic

Favorite Albums | #37: Nas – Illmatic (1994)

I didn’t really take hip-hop seriously until I heard Illmatic my freshman year of college. I was a casual fan of Eminem, but he had “retired” the previous year and in 2006, mainstrea...

The Downward Spiral

Favorite Albums | #44: Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral (1994)

Nine Inch Nails has always played an interesting role in the alternative revolution. The golden age of grunge existed between the deaths of Mother Love Bone’s Andrew Wood (March 19, 1990) and Ni...

Vitalogy

Favorite Albums | #61: Pearl Jam – Vitalogy (1994)

Seattle, it turns out, was — and, it should be noted, still is — a perfect breeding ground for great music. Before the Space Needle, Microsoft and Ken Griffey put it on the map, Seattle wa...

Definitely Maybe (Front Cover)

Favorite Albums | #86: Oasis – Definitely Maybe (1994)

In 1994, the grunge explosion sputtered to a close in America as Nirvana was forced to disband and Pearl Jam boycotted Ticketmaster, and Britain responded by giving us Britpop, a much different and al...

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