Summary of “25 Years Later: Was 1993 The Greatest Year In Music?”

25 Years Later: Was 1993 The Greatest Year In Music? : World Cafe We had several watershed debuts, a handful of hip-hop classics, and alt-rock was still having its moment.
Here at the World Cafe, we’ve had hours of conversations about what some of the greatest years in music are.
Was 1993 the greatest year in music? Ask that question to someone who was in high school or college that year, and the answer might be yes.
Sarah McLachlan planted the seeds of Lilith Fair that would flourish four years later.
With Snoop Doggy Dog on the September 1993 cover of Vibe, the magazine declared 1993 as “The year hip-hop and R&B conquered the world.” Midnight Marauders by A Tribe Quest and Wu-Tang’s Enter The Wu-Tang were both released on the same day that year.
While ’93 was marked with some big records, it’s some of the lesser known, yet musically influential records that have endured in the last 25 years, including Me’Shell Ndgeocello’s Plantation Lullabies, PJ Harvey’s Rid of Me, Souls of Mischief’s 93 ’til Infinty, Archers of Loaf’s Icky Mettle, Uncle Tupelo’s Anodyne, Rosanne Cash’s The Wheel, Bjork’s Debut, and one of the greatest rock records of the decade, Gentlemen by Afghan Whigs.
Was 1993 the greatest year in music? Ultimately, that’s your decision to make.
Was it the greatest year of the decade? We think we’ve made the case for it.

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