Tue, 1 November 2022
Part 2 of my conversation with guest Phil Stacey about the music of 1994.
- Jay's non-top 5s: Superchunk, Jeff Buckley, Drive Like Jehu, Rollins Band, Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, Helmet, Pulp Fiction soundtrack, Mark Lanegan, Nirvana
- Phil's #5: Pearl Jam's third album gets a little adventurous and rough-edged
- Jay's #5: The Tragically Hip gets more atmospheric after more straight-ahead rockers
- Phil's #4: Debut album from Jeff Buckley showcases his vocal range and a flair for different styles
- Jay's #4: The super-prolific Guided By Voices brings lo-fi rock into the forefront
- Phil's #3: Nirvana reinvented the Unplugged format in a historic recording
- Jay's #3: No sophomore jinx for Pavement, who broke through in an indie rock way
- Phil's #2: Soundgarden breaks through to the mainstream
- Jay's #2: Frank Black does a Bob Pollard impression with a lot of short bursts of awesomeness on his second solo album
- Phil's #1: Green Day explodes into popular culture with a classic blast of snotty pop-punk
- Jay's #1: An abrupt shift in sound from Sloan that led to them getting dumped by Geffen and briefly breaking up...but it's amazing
- This was the peak of the '90s indie rock scene
- Favorite songs: "Longview" (Phil), "Coax Me" (Sloan)
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