Alright, so this post was originally intended to be posted in late 2013, but, well, never quite came together in time. There were a lot of mentions in the music press in 2013 of bands commemorating the 20th anniversaries of some of their releases. That got me thinking: 1993 was a pretty good year for music. So I've put together a list of some of my favourite albums released during a year that fell smack in the middle of my musical coming of age.
As an companion piece to this post, listen to the LafMusik: The 1993 Mix while you read.
Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
Favourite Tracks: 'I Feel You', 'Condemnation', 'Mercy In You', 'Higher Love'
Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
Favourite Tracks: 'Cherub Rock', 'Hummer', 'Rocket', 'Mayonaise'
U2 - Zooropa
Favourite Tracks: 'Zooropa', 'Numb', 'Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car', 'Dirty Day'
Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish
Favourite Tracks: 'For Tomorrow', 'Advert', 'Chemical World', 'Oily Water'
The Verve - A Storm In Heaven
Favourite Tracks: 'Star Sail', 'Slide Away', 'Already There', 'Blue'
Suede - Suede
Favourite Tracks: 'Animal Nitrate', 'Moving', 'Pantomime Horse', 'Metal Mickey', 'Animal Lover'
Nirvana - In Utero
Favourite Tracks: 'Scentless Apprentice', 'Heart-Shaped Box', 'Pennyroyal Tea', 'Rape Me', 'All Apologies'
Catherine Wheel - Chrome
Favourite Tracks: 'Crank', 'Broken Head', 'The Nude', 'Pain'
Duran Duran - Duran Duran (The Wedding Album)
Favourite Tracks: 'Too Much Information', 'Ordinary World', 'Come Undone', 'Femme Fatale'
The Breeders - Last Splash
Favourite Tracks: 'Cannonball', 'Invisible Man', 'Saints', 'I Just Wanna Get Along'