Posts Tagged ‘1994 music’

The sudden and untimely death of the Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan made for another sad start to another year, with the loss of another great, iconic rock star of the last two decades.

Dolores, who was found deceased on January 15th in a London hotel room, was only 46.

As I noted at the deaths of both Chris Cornell and Scott Weiland, it has felt like many or even most of the best or most important musical voices from my personal favorite era of music have had short lives. (more…)

Two decades after the Manics’ iconic third album was released, James Dean Bradfield, Nicky Wire and Sean Moore are commemorating The Holy Bible’s anniversary with a series of highly anticipated shows in December, beginning in Glasgow on 8th December and culminating in three nights at Camden’s historic Roundhouse.
Tickets at all major sellers for the The Holy Bible shows were reported to have sold out in minutes. While that might be an indication of the band’s lasting popularity, it is also a testament to how much of a place that 20 year-old album has in the hearts and minds of a generation.

Considered the ‘darkest album in the history’ of music, and rated by BBC’s Newsnight as the best album of all time, the enduring popularity and relevance of The Holy Bible is all the more remarkable given its grim tone and themes. (more…)


Amid a number of significant and more higher-profile 20th anniversaries this year (generally testifying to the incredible quality and quantity of music being put out twenty years ago), one that I personally wanted to make mention of on account of it not being mentioned much anywhere else is Kristin Hersh’s debut solo album Hips and Makers, released in January 1994.