Tag: 93

Moby – Ambient

Moby – Ambient       Ned Raggett: ‘Like so much of Moby’s earliest work, this isn’t so much an album as a compilation via his original label, Instinct. Ambient influences in techno were all the rage in 1993 in terms of press and coverage (though jungle would swiftly eclipse both it and the progressive […]

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Palace Brothers – There is no-one what will take care of you

Palace Brothers – There is no-one what will take care of you       Mark Deming: ‘Will Oldham’s first album under the Palace rubric, There Is No-One What Will Take Care of You, seemed to emerge from under a cloud of mystery on its first release in 1993. The first edition had no credits […]

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Cranes – Forever

Cranes – Forever       Ned Raggett: ‘Bookended by two tracks that essentially are the same piece — “Everywhere,” a quicker, almost dancy number that still sounds uniquely Cranes, and the slower, stripped-down “Rainbows” — Forever finds Cranes moving from strength to strength. Having reached a new level of variety and elegant restraint combined […]

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Coverdale/Page – Coverdale Page

Coverdale/Page – Coverdale Page     Stephen Thomas Erlewine: ‘Everything about Coverdale/Page, right down to the goofy copping of the Presence artwork, is an attempt to recapture the pompous majesty of Led Zeppelin. It doesn’t succeed, of course, but it does leave all of the Zep clones in the dust. Although Jimmy Page plays better […]

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Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream

Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream     Greg Prato: ‘While Gish had placed the Smashing Pumpkins on the “most promising artist” list for many, troubles were threatening to break the band apart. Singer/guitarist/leader Billy Corgan was battling a severe case of writer’s block and was in a deep state of depression brought on by a […]

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Mariah Carey – Music Box

Mariah Carey – Music Box AMG Review: Mariah Carey has been stung by critical charges that she’s all vocal bombast and no subtlety, soul, or shading. Her solution was to make an album in which her celebrated octave-leaping voice would be downplayed and she could demonstrate her ability to sing softly and coolly. Well, she was […]

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Igor Stravinsky – The Rite of Spring, Petrushka (Bernstein)

Igor Stravinsky – The Rite of Spring, Petrushka (Bernstein) The Rite of Spring (French: Le Sacre du printemps) is a ballet and orchestral concert work by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. It was written for the 1913 Paris season of Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes company; the original choreography was by Vaslav Nijinsky, with stage designs […]

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R. Kelly – 12 Play

R. Kelly – 12 Play        R. Kelly – 12 Play is the debut solo album of American R&B and soul musician R. Kelly, released November 9, 1993 on Jive Records. It follows his tenure with R&B group Public Announcement, with whom he released one album, Born into the 90’s (1992). It went […]

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