Album Rock Diversity in 1995

A Diverse Collection of Album Rock

May 1995

Episode date - May 13, 2015

The Time Was

    It’s funny to think how our perceptions change over time. Back in 1995, it felt as though musical innovation had stagnated.

    I can remember describing everything new as a hybrid of other things that preceded it. Now, I look back and see the songs presented in this show as being completely unique to their time, sounding distinctly different from the music of a decade earlier. Meanwhile, I also see how much music has changed since then. There is a ‘rootsiness’ to these songs that seems to have vanished.

    Also, back in ’95, you could still feel a connection to genuine musicianship, based on playing ‘actual instruments’ and singing without auto tune correction. I never would have guessed it, but music from 1995 now seems almost quaint when compared to the stuff on today’s pop charts. Here are a few weird examples of album releases from 1995, showing a fairly broad scope of styles that somehow managed to comingle back then.

    Featured tracks include;

    Mojo Pin – Jeff Buckley

    So Real – Jeff Buckley

    Sad Peter Pan – Vic Chesnutt

    Free of Hope – Vic Chesnutt

    Farmer in the City – Scott Walker

    I’d Like to Know – Supergrass

    Alright – Supergrass

    We Dance - Pavement

    Black Out – Pavement

    Hidden Charms – Elvis Costello

    Bama Lama Bama Loo – Elvis Costello

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