I found the 90s to be one of the most trying decades for me as a music listener.
As a teenage fan of traditional Metal and Hard Rock I found most of my favourite bands either disappearing or chasing trends I was unimpressed by or uninterested in (rightly or wrongly). Luckily I was still young and had plenty of untapped older bands and genres to investigate. That helped, and formed much of my current tastes, but the thought that my beloved Metal had reached the end of the road made me a saaad Panda!
So, because everyone loves a list, I’m going to be running through my Top 10 Albums that helped me through the 90s. These are not what I would now say are the best 10 albums of that decade. There are many amazing contemporary albums I have since fallen in love with that eluded me at the time (Marillion’s Brave for instance). But these were the 10 most important beacons of light during the dark days of that era and I thought that might make for a more quirky and personal portrayal of the decade than a simple “Best Of”.
I’m going to divide this over a few upcoming posts and try to rate the albums in order of importance. Watch this space!