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Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton spin new music from emerging bands and musical icons.


The '90s Are Back, Or Whatever...

July 16th, 2013

Episode 468 of 718 episodes

So far, 2013 has been a huge year for bands that make us think of the 1990s. My Bloody Valentine kicked things off with its first new album in more than 20 years. We've heard new music from Boards Of Canada and Pixies. Later this summer, Sebadoh is due to release its first new album in 14 years, and we'll hear new music from Superchunk, The Dismemberment Plan and many more '90s groups as well. It seemed like the perfect time to revisit an episode of All Songs Considered about the return of the '90s that we originally ran in early 2011. We had no clue at the time how serious the '90s revival would get. Ann Powers joins co-hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton, along with Stephen Thompson, to celebrate the '90s at their best, worst and weirdest, from the birth of grunge to the commercial rise of hip-hop, a batch of gutsy female songwriters and a few goofy one-hit wonders we'd mostly forgotten about, until now. Smells Like Teen Spirit Artist: Nirvana Album: Nevermind Grace Artist: Jeff Buckley Album: Grace No Surprises Artist: Radiohead Album: OK Computer Doo Wop (That Thing) Artist: Lauryn Hill Album: Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Holland, 1945 Artist: Neutral Milk Hotel Album: In the Aeroplane Over the Sea Shine Artist: Collective Soul Album: Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid Black Hole Sun Artist: Soundgarden Album: Superunknown Long Snake Moan Artist: PJ Harvey Album: To Bring You My Love Hit 'Em Wit da Hee Artist: Missy Misdemeanor Elliott Album: Miss E...So Addictive/Da Real World/Supa Dupa Fly Mustt Mustt (Lost in His Work) Artist: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Album: Mustt Mustt Steal My Sunshine Artist: LEN Album: You Can't Stop the Bum Rush YouTube 1979 Artist: The Smashing Pumpkins Album: Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Car Wheels on a Gravel Road Artist: Lucinda Williams Album: Car Wheels on a Gravel Road Soul and Fire Artist: Sebadoh Album: Bubble & Scrape Song 2 Artist: Blur Album: Blur Enter Sandman Artist: Metallica Album: Metallica Brimful of Asha Artist: Cornershop Album: Brimful of Asha The Fixer Artist: Pearl Jam Album: Backspacer Note: Ann Powers chose this song to play to show how Pearl Jam is still relevant 20 years after the band started. "The Fixer" is from the group's 2009 album, Backspacer. When You Sleep Artist: My Bloody Valentine Album: Loveless Delia's Gone Artist: Johnny Cash Album: American Recordings Loser Artist: Beck Album: Mellow Gold

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