#tbt Tori Amos / Little Earthquakes (1991)
I had some trepidation about writing a #tbt review of this album since it doesn’t really fit the indie M.O. of this column, but to me it has always been an indie record, possibly because it was so different from everything else that was coming out at that time.
#tbt Beck / Mellow Gold (1994)
I was having a conversation with a friend the other day, and I found I was asking myself this question: “Do I really like Beck?” Odelay was a pretty great album, and he’s written some pretty good tunes since then. But I don’t recall ever purposefully putting on a Beck record and listening to it all the way through.
#tbt Nine Inch Nails / Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
Ah, the 70’s. For a decade that gave us some really terrible music, it really made way for some great, innovative stuff in the 80’s. Out of the ashes disco gave way to house and some really innovative electronic pop acts. Bands like Cabaret Voltaire and Depeche Mode were making sad music with synthesizers, which almost seemed like a contradiction at the time, but melancholy always prevails. It was from this cloth that Nine Inch Nails was cut.
#tbt Pavement / Wowee Zowee (1995)
I have to say, I had a hard time choosing a Pavement record to do this throwback column on. I initially wanted to go with the compilation record Westing by Musket and Sextant, but being that it is technically not a real Pavement full length release, I opted to go with Wowee Zowee, which might be their strongest and most popular album.