1993 In Review:
The Muffs top best albums of the year

By John Everson

 

Here are my favorite albums and singles released in 1993:

 

* * * TOP 25 ALBUMS OF 1993 * * *


 

1) The Muffs The Muffs (Warner Bros.)

2) JellyfishSpilt Milk (Charisma)

3) BellyStar (4AD/Warner Bros.)

4) Enuff Z’Nuff Animals with Human Intelligence (Arista)

5) Jane SiberryWhen I Was A Boy (Reprise)

6) Depeche ModeSongs of Faith and Devotion (Warner Bros.)

7) Kate BushThe Red Shoes (Epic)

8) NirvanaIn Utero (Geffen)

9) Adam SchmittIlliterature (Reprise)

10) Duran DuranDuran Duran (Capitol)

11) Mind Bomb Mind Bomb (Mercury)

12) Matthew Sweet -- Altered Beast (Zoo)

13) Concrete Blonde Mexican Moon (Capitol)

14) Aimee MannWhatever (Imago)

15) Shelby Lynne Temptation (Morgan Creek)

16) Book of Love Lovebubble (Sire)

17) Billy Joel The River of Dreams (Columbia)

18) Cocteau Twins Four-Calendar Café (Capitol)

19) U2Zooropa (Island)

20) SavatageEdge of Thorns (Atlantic)

21) Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream (Virgin)

22) Robin ZanderRobin Zander (Interscope)

23) Ethyl MeatplowHappy Days, Sweetheart (Dali)

24) Tasmin ArcherGreat Expectations (SBK)

25) The HootersOut of Body (MCA)


* * * TOP 25 SINGLES OF 1993 * * *



1) The Breeders – “Cannonball”

2) Belly – “Feed the Tree”

3) Shaggy – “Oh Carolina”

4) The Proclaimers – “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)”

5) Radiohead – “Creep”

6) Duran Duran – “Too Much Information”

7) Nirvana – “Heart-Shaped Box”

8) Deep Forest – “Deep Forest”

9) Depeche Mode – “Walking In My Shoes”

10) Smashing Pumpkins – “Today”

11) Tasmin Archer – “Sleeping Satellite”

12) Presence – “Act of Faith”

13) Kate Bush – “Rubberband Girl”

14) Bjork – “Human Behavior”

15) The Cranberries – “Dreams”

16) Aimee Mann – “I Should Have Known”

17) Porno For Pyros – “Pets”

18) Fabulon – “In A Mood”

19) Gin Blossoms – “Hey Jealousy”

20) The Connells – “Slackjawed”

21) U2 – “Numb”

22) Tripping Daisy – “My Umbrella”

23) Ace of Base– “All That She Wants”

24) Lenny Kravitz – “Are You Going to Go My Way?”

25) (tie) Tears For Fears – “Break It Down Again”
Black 47 – “Funky Ceili”
Juliana Hatfield 3 – “My Sister”
New Order – “Regret”