Friday, September 07, 2012

Top 20 Albums of 1992

Last year I put together a list of my Top 15 Albums of 1991 in honor of the 20th anniversary of records like R.E.M.’s Out of Time and Nirvana’s Nevermind.  Well this year marks the 20th anniversary of records released in 1992 and I’d been bouncing the idea of doing this post for a good chunk of the year but finally decided to get to it after finding Weeping Elvis’ list of Top 25 Rock Albums of 1992 over on Are You There, God?  It’s Me, Generation X (which incidentally is one of my favorite blogs out there). 

1992 was a great year for music (though not as good as ’91 IMHO).  In putting together this list, I also found a slew of songs from ’92 that I love (many from albums not on this list).  I’ve included a list of those songs below as well with links to videos whenever possible. 

Top 20 Albums of 1992

20.  The Chronic by Dr. Dre
19.  Meantime by Helmet
18.  The End of Silence by Rollins Band
17.  Wish by The Cure
16.  Check Your Head by Beastie Boys
15.  Gave Dancers Union by Soul Asylum
14.  Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell by Social Distortion
13.  Bricks Are Heavy by L7
12.  Are You Normal? by Ned’s Atomic Dustbin
11.  Dirty by Sonic Youth
10.  Slanted and Enchanted by Pavement
9.  Kerplunk by Green Day
8.  New Miserable Experience by Gin Blossoms
7.  More Noise and Other Disturbances by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
6.  Hit to Death in the Future Head by The Flaming Lips
5.  Copper Blue by Sugar
4.  It’s a Shame About Ray by The Lemonheads
3.  Automatic for the People by R.E.M.
2.  Let Me Come Over by Buffalo Tom
1.  Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Various Artists

Some of My Favorite Songs of 1992 (in no particular order)

Stay Beautiful” by Manic Street Preachers
What’s Good” by Lou Reed
80” by Green Day
Christie Road” by Green Day
Where’d You Go” by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
They Came to Boston” by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Low Self Opinion” by Rollins Band
Taillights Fade” by Buffalo Tom
I Don’t Want to See the Sights” by The Charlatans UK
There Goes the Neighborhood” by Body Count
What Girls Want” by Material Issue
Summer Babe (Winter Version)” by Pavement
So What’cha Want” by Beastie Boys
Divine Thing” by The Soup Dragons
A Letter to Elise” by The Cure
High” by The Cure
Remedy” by The Black Crows
Bad Luck” by Social Distortion
Covered” by Public Image Ltd.
Rockin’ Stroll” by The Lemonheads
Confetti” by The Lemonheads
Unsung” by Helmet
Drown” by The Smashing Pumpkins
Nearly Lost You” by Screaming Trees
Waiting for Somebody” by Paul Westerberg
Dyslexic Heart” by Paul Westerberg
Breath” by Pearl Jam
Sugar Kane” by Sonic Youth
Jump Around” by House of Pain
Beautiful Girl” by INXS
Hey Jealousy” by Gin Blossoms
Frogs” by The Flaming Lips
Halloween on the Barbary Coast” by The Flaming Lips
T-R-O-U-B-L-E” by Travis Tritt
Helpless” by Sugar
Wild Horses” by The Sundays
Drive” by R.E.M.
Nightswimming” by R.E.M.
Ignoreland” by R.E.M.
Black Gold” by Soul Asylum
These Are Days” by 10,000 Maniacs
Candy Everybody Wants” by 10,000 Maniacs
Intact” by Ned’s Atomic Dustbin
Freedom” by Rage Against the Machine
Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang” by Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg
How Do You Talk to an Angel” by The Heights


Otter Limits said...

Here are some of my favorite songs of 1992. Also no particular order:

Welcome to Paradise by Green Day
Cold Feelings by Social Distortion
Fucking Hostile by Pantera
The Answer by Bad Religion
KKK Bitch by Body Count
Pretend We're Dead by L7
Midlife Crisis by Faith No More
Unsung by Helmet
Sistinas by Danzig
Jesus Built My Hotrod by Ministry
Top O the Morning to Ya by House of Pain
Hey Jealousy by Gin Blossoms
Found Out About You by Gin Blossoms
Allison Road by Gin Blossoms
Wish by Nine Inch Nails
Crackerman by Stone Temple Pilots
Them Bones by Alice in Chains

Dave said...

I just realized that I left Percolater by ALL off of this list. I may just have a new # 1.