SPIN - The 100 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1994

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SPIN - The 100 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1994

Postby GucciLittlePiggy » Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:52 pm

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"From Beck to Bush, the bubble-grunge, pop-punk, and trip-hop that made '94 classic
by SPIN Staff
In 1994, the distinction between "mainstream" and "alternative" evaporated. Green Day and the Offspring brought hook-heavy punk to the Billboard charts, middle-of-the-road acts such as Soul Asylum and Live helped calcify "alt-rock" into a blockbuster radio format, and Nirvana's fate as future classic-rock legends was sealed with Kurt Cobain's death. Beck rebranded "loser" as a badge of honor and Trent Reznor said he wanted to... well, you know. Plenty of songs had a hand in making '94 alternative's biggest year — we've ranked the 100 best. [Ed's note: We limited it to one song per artist.]"

100. W.G. Snuffy Walden, "My So-Called Life Theme"
99. Soul Asylum, "Can't Even Tell"
98. Toad the Wet Sprocket, "Something's Always Wrong"
97. Disco Inferno, "It's a Kid's World"
96. Dishwalla, "It's Going to Take Some Time"
95. Jamiroquai, "Space Cowboy"
94. Sponge, "Plowed"
93. Prong, "Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck"
92. Whale, "Hobo Humpin Slobo Babe"
91. Lisa Germano, "My Secret Reason"
90. Insane Clown Posse, "Chicken Huntin'"
89. Neil Young, "Sleeps With Angels"
88. Archers of Loaf, "Lowest Part is Free"
87. The Stone Roses, "Love Spreads"
86. Luscious Jackson, "Deep Shag"
85. Bad Religion, "Infected"
84. Velocity Girl, "Sorry Again"
83. Rancid, "Salvation"
82. Echobelly, "Insomniac"
81. Meat Puppets, "Backwater"
80. Manic Street Preachers, "Faster"
79. Low, "Lullaby"
78. Ash, "Petrol"
77. L7, "Shirley"
76. Frente!, "Bizarre Love Triangle"
75. Stereolab, "Ping Pong"
74. Sheryl Crow, "Leaving Las Vegas"
73. The Jesus Lizard, "Fly on the Wall"
72. NOFX, "Linoleum"
71. Saint Etienne, "Like a Motorway"
70. Jawbreaker, "Boxcar"
69. Bjork, "Big Time Sensuality"
68. Rage Against the Machine, "Freedom"
67. Rollins Band, "Liar"
66. Lush, "Hypocrite"
65. The Jesus and Mary Chain, "Sometimes Always"
64. Tricky, "Aftermath"
63. The Juliana Hatfield Three, "Spin The Bottle"
62. Supergrass, "Caught By the Fuzz"
61. Material Issue, "Goin' Through Your Purse"
60. Gin Blossoms, "Allison Road"
59. Candlebox, "You"
58. The Lemonheads, "Big Gay Heart"
57. Danzig, "Can't Speak"
56. Cracker, "Get Off This"
55. Superchunk, "Like a Fool"
54. Cowboy Junkies, "Sweet Jane"
53. Dinosaur Jr., "Feel the Pain"
52. Tori Amos, "God"
51. Ween, "Freedom of '76"
50. Lilys, "Ginger"
49. KoRn, "Blind"
48. The Breeders, "Saints"
47. Jawbox, "Savory"
46. Suede, "The Asphalt World"
45. Sugar, "Gee Angel"
44. Frank Black, "Headache"
43. Liz Phair, "Supernova"
42. The Toadies, "Possum Kingdom"
41. Urge Overkill, "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon"
40. Sebadoh, "Magnet's Coil"
39. Counting Crows, "Mr. Jones"
38. Edwyn Collins, "A Girl Like You"
37. Sonic Youth, "Bull in the Heather"
36. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, "Red Right Hand"
35. Morrissey, "The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get"
34. The Flaming Lips, "She Don't Use Jelly"
33. Massive Attack, "Protection"
32. The Afghan Whigs, "Gentlemen"
31. Elastica, "Connection"
30. Alice in Chains, "No Excuses"
29. Pulp, "Babies"
28. R.E.M., "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?"
27. Radiohead, "My Iron Lung"
26. The Offspring, "Self Esteem"
25. The Cranberries, "Zombie"
24. Built to Spill, "Twin Falls"
23. Smashing Pumpkins, "Disarm"
22. Portishead, "Sour Times"
21. Sunny Day Real Estate, "Seven"
20. Bush, "Glycerine"
19. Guided By Voices, "I Am a Scientist"
18. Jeff Buckley, "Last Goodbye"
17. Soundgarden, "Fell on Black Days"
16. Veruca Salt, "Seether"
15. Blur, "Girls and Boys"
14. Live, "Lightning Crashes"
13. Mazzy Star, "Fade Into You"
12. Stone Temple Pilots, "Interstate Love Song"
11. Pearl Jam, "Better Man"
10. Lisa Loeb, "Stay (I Missed You)"
9. Beastie Boys, "Sabotage"
8. Oasis, "Live Forever"
7. Pavement, "Gold Soundz"
6. Nirvana, "All Apologies" (Unplugged)
5. Hole, "Miss World"
4. Weezer, "Undone - The Sweater Song"
3. Green Day, "Longview"
2. Beck, "Loser"
1. Nine Inch Nails, "Closer"

I hope this list can be used. I've gotta say I'm very surprised that "My Iron Lung" is as low as it is.
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Re: SPIN - The 100 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1994

Postby Henrik » Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:26 pm

Eligible!
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Re: SPIN - The 100 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1994

Postby JR » Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:55 pm

I guess this is like those yearly Theater... lists, so I've added it to the non-EOY lists thread.

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Re: SPIN - The 100 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1994

Postby Henrik » Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:59 pm

JR wrote:I guess this is like those yearly Theater... lists, so I've added it to the non-EOY lists thread.

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Re: SPIN - The 100 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1994

Postby Jackson » Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:42 am

GucciLittlePiggy wrote:97. Disco Inferno, "It's a Kid's World"
75. Stereolab, "Ping Pong"


Great idea for a list and solid execution (and man it was a great year), but these stand out as super low. Not that I'm biased or anything, with both of these ranking higher in my all-time songs list than Spin ranked them for just 1994...


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