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As Friedrich Nietzsche so eloquently summed it up: “Without music, life would be a mistake.” It is the soundtrack to human existence, the enriching force that can take a person’s mind back to a specific place or time, and the creatively inspiring force that fits any emotion. I couldn’t live without music in my life.
Over my 27 years of life thus far, I’ve listened to enough music to fill a large museum and I own hundreds of albums, but I never took the time to look at my musical history according to each year of life and appreciate each song in its proper time context.
Today, I’ve decided to go through every year of my life until my 18th birthday and pick out a particular popular top 100 song that holds personal meaning, calls forth a specific memory, or has inspired me as a person over the years. Some years, it was hard to choose just one, but the best choices always eventually surfaced.
The 90s was full of great, memorable music and much of it is still heard on the radio today. There was so much creative energy and a movement toward self-liberation and freeing oneself from the burdens and confinement of convention. People wanted to be who they are and have their voices heard.
1993 was one of the best years in music and there’s cause to celebrate it once again. I’ve compiled a list of the 10 best songs from 1993 and I’d like to share these tunes with my fellow nostalgic listeners. Take them at face value, let them wash over you with familiar memories, or experience them for the first time. The choice is yours.
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I always felt that heroin played a large role in the infinite awesome-ocity of my favorite despondent decade.
Despite an economic surplus, the 90s were full of dangerous levels of disillusionment. People wanted to escape the boring reality of the modern world and its predictable, self-imposed, ass-backwards ideas about the role of the individual in everyday society. We didn’t want to be our parents’ children and we definitely didn’t want to work. That’s where heroin came in.
Finally, there was a drug for apathetic teenagers that also somewhat constituted a hobby or subculture that could make them feel accepted and help them to ignore their suicidal tendencies for awhile. An everyday ritual of needle preparation and complex spoon and lighter mechanics yielded an excellent cure for the blues.
There’s nothing that can punctuate a fun day and get your head bobbing like a good 90s dance song. Their infectious rhythms get inside your head and stay there while you try futilely to push them out.
Recently, I found an acapella group called Local Vocal who do a great megamix of 90s dance music.
The tunes I immediately recognize are Haddaway – “What is Love?,” Scatman John – “Scatman,” and Ace of Base – “All That She Wants.” The others all sound familiar, but I couldn’t name them right off the top of my head.
Whatever the case, the vocalists are very talented.
It seems as if people are too concerned with finding new music to occupy themselves without taking the time to respect and appreciate music that has come from years past. There’s such a vast backlog of music I want to take the time to fully experience before I move on in my neverending journey to find the perfect grooves that, sometimes, great albums are overlooked.
From the first to last note on this impressive record, the late Shannon Hoon and company belt out some unforgettable tunes. With the bluesy, almost Joplin-esque vocals of Hoon crooning over every track, it is a feast for the ears. Blending the genres of psychedelic, blues rock, and even metal, Blind Melon puts together a record that is truly inspirational and unique.
My favorite lyrics on the album can be found in the song “Change” and they perfectly describe the style and attitude of this legendary band: Continue reading →