20 classic albums you won’t believe turn 20 in 2014

February 10, 2014 by Scott Heisel

20 classic albums you won’t believe turn 20 in 2014

SOUNDGARDEN
Superunknown
RELEASED: March 8, 1994

Including this solely in honor of former AP employee Tim Karan, who continues to worship the ground Chris Cornell walks on, no matter how many collaborations with Timbaland the guy does.

MORRISSEY
Vauxhall And I
RELEASED: March 22, 1994

Sure, he’s a bit of a curmudgeon these days (albeit with impeccable hair), but Morrissey has earned a lifetime of goodwill thanks to all sorts of classic records, this one included.

PANTERA
Far Beyond Driven
RELEASED: March 22, 1994

Not only is this the 20th anniversary of this landmark groove-metal record, December 8, 2014 is also the 10-year anniversary of guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott being shot to death onstage in Columbus, Ohio. RIP, Dime.

THE OFFSPRING
Smash
RELEASED: April 8, 1994

Be honest: The second you saw that album artwork, you started into Dexter Holland’s profanity-laden monologue in “Bad Habit.” (Don’t worry, we did too.)

HOLE
Live Through This
RELEASED: April 12, 1994

Released just four days after the body of Kurt Cobain was discovered in the home he shared with Hole frontwoman Courtney Love, Live Through This somehow managed to not be overshadowed by the most tragic death of a musician since John Lennon. Kudos to you, Courtney, for writing some seriously powerful songs.

SUNNY DAY REAL ESTATE
Diary
RELEASED: May 10, 1994

If you came onto this record at any point in the past decade or so, you might’ve said to yourself, “Hey, this sounds like a lot of current bands.” Of course, once you saw the 1994 copyright on the back cover and realized that, whoops, this came out way before everything else you like, was when you realized just how important Diary was and still is.

WEEZER
Weezer
RELEASED: May 10, 1994

The Blue Album is an absolutely perfect record. Many have tried to dethrone it, but none have succeeded. Here’s to 20 more years of the catchiest pop songs ever still stuck inside your head. >>>

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