My Personal Coming-Of-Age Film

MusicThe meme is out there, but Accordion Guy put a spin on it I dig so much I'm going to follow suit.

The challenge is to find the Top 100 songs from the year you graduated from high school, list 'em on your site, highlight the ones you like and cross out the ones you hate. You ignore the ones to which you're kind of indifferent. Accordion Guy did it with the CFNY year end chart from the year he graduated high school, and that's exactly what I'm going to do. It makes sense since that was my station in 1993 and there's a handy archive of old charts at The Spirit of Radio.

Using the Top 102 Albums of 1993 according to CFNY, here is the soundtrack from my personal coming-of-age film.

  1. *Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream : An awesome, play-through, tour de force, even after the piss off.
  2. *Nirvana - In Utero : You mean, this wasn't CFNY's number one?!?! WTF, what an album. I remember heading straight from class to Sam's to pick it up on the first day of its release.
  3. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
  4. *Pearl Jam - Vs. : You mean, this wasn't CFNY's number one?!?! WTF, what an album. I remember heading straight from class to Sam's to pick it up on the first day of its release.
  5. New Order - Republic
  6. *Radiohead - Pablo Honey : The album that spawned "Creep", still one of my favourites of all time.
  7. Breeders - Last Splash
  8. Catherine Wheel - Chrome
  9. *U2 - Zooropa
  10. Porno For Pyros - Porno For Pyros
  11. James - Laid
  12. *Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstacy : This is the album that made me fall in love with Sarah. Don't tell Taryn, but if Sarah decides she wants me, I'm there.
  13. Bjork - Debut
  14. Pet Shop Boys - Very
  15. *Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine : This album holds a very special place in my heart. It's definitely one of my ten favourite of all time and every time I hear it I get so excited it's embarrassing.
  16. Suede - Suede
  17. The The - Dusk
  18. Juliana Hatfield Three - Become What You Are
  19. The Cranberries - Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can't I?
  20. Lemonheads - Come On Feel The Lemonheads
  21. P.J. Harvey - Rid Of Me
  22. *Stone Temple Pilots - Core : And I feel it... Great album from a band that got an unfair rep for busting Ed's style. It's all good.
  23. Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish
  24. Doughboys - Crush
  25. Adorable - Against Perfection
  26. Belly - Star
  27. Tea Party - Splendor Solis
  28. *Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way?
  29. hHead - Fireman
  30. *Tool - Undertow
  31. Kate Bush - The Red Shoes
  32. *I Mother Earth - Dig : My brothers made fun of me for liking this band, but I had a "So Gently We Go" moment at a cottage that summer and a "Levitate" moment during a wall ball game. Two future blogs perhaps?
  33. Dinosaur Jr- Where You Been
  34. Jane Siberry - When I Was A Boy
  35. *Various - 1993 CFNY New Music Search : This was a very cool mix that introduced me to Hayden. I blab and rave about "Take" here.
  36. *Tragically Hip - Fully Completely : The best album from my favourite band. Nuff said.
  37. *Blind Lemon - Blind Lemon
  38. Verve - A Storm In Heaven
  39. Frank Black - Frank Black
  40. Trash Can Sinatras - I've Seen Everything
  41. Midnight Oil - Earth And Sun And Moon
  42. 13 Engines - Perpetual Motion Machine
  43. Dead Can Dance - Into The Labyrinth
  44. Curve - Cuckoo
  45. Revolting Cocks - Linger Ficken' Good & Other...
  46. Swervedriver - Mescalhead
  47. Eric's Trip - Love Tara
  48. Wonder Stuff - Construction For The Modern Idiot
  49. Primus - Pork Soda
  50. *R.E.M - Automatic For The People : An album I dig for the haunting "Drive" and the introspective "Everybody Hurts".
  51. Concrete Blonde - Mexican Moon
  52. Front 242 - :06:21:03:11 Up Evil
  53. Matthew Sweet - Altered Beast
  54. Urge Overkill - Saturation
  55. Cocteau Twins - Four Calendar Cafe
  56. *Soul Asylum - Grave Dancer's Union : A play through that Taryn and I played all the time during our brief dating period.
  57. Spirit Of The West - Faithlift
  58. World Party - Bang!
  59. *Cracker - Kerosene Hat : Damn "Low" is a cool tune. This is another of my wall ball tunes.
  60. New Fast Automatic Daffodils - Body Exit Mind
  61. Odds - Bedbugs
  62. (missing)
  63. Jesus Jones - Perverse
  64. Beloved - Conscience
  65. Cranes - Jewel
  66. The Watchmen - McLaren Furnace Room
  67. The Fall - Infotainment Scan
  68. Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet - Sport Fishin'
  69. Ned's Atomic Dustbin - Are You Normal?
  70. Hothouse Flowers - Songs From The Rain
  71. Mystery Machine - Glazed
  72. INXS - Full Moon Dirty Heart
  73. Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Don't Know How To Party
  74. Hunters & Collectors - Cut
  75. House Of Love - Audience With The Mind
  76. Daniel Lanois - For The Love Of Wynona
  77. Tears For Fears - Elemental
  78. Acid Test - Drop
  79. Sting - Ten Summoner's Tales
  80. Paul Weller - Wildwood
  81. Stereo MCs - Connected
  82. Ocean Blue - Beneath The Rhythm And Sound
  83. Revolver - Cold Water Flat
  84. Rose Chronicles - Dead And Gone To Heaven
  85. Waterboys - Dream Harder
  86. Machines Of Loving Grace - Concentration
  87. Bad Religion - Recipe For Hate
  88. *Crash Test Dummies - God Shuffled His Feet
  89. Peter Gabriel - Us
  90. Cowboy Junkies - Pale Sun, Crescent Moon
  91. UB40 - Promises & Lies
  92. Crash Vegas - Stone
  93. Dada - Puzzle
  94. Teenage Fanclub - Thirteen
  95. Moxy Fruvous - Bargainville
  96. Mae Moore - Bohemia
  97. Various - Stone Free
  98. Buffalo Tom - Big Red Letter Day
  99. *Various - Sweet Relief : "Crazy Mary" is one of my l0 tracks. Throw in that cool Soul Asylum tune and I'm in!
  100. Rymes With Orange - Peel
  101. Redd Kross - Phaseshifter
  102. Pursuit Of Happiness - The Downward Road

bold = Mike digs it the most!
crossed out = Mike hates it!
* = In my collection


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