Was Music Better in 1994?
Everybody knows I have a slight obsession with the 1990’s. Here is the next edition of “It Came From the 90’s!” I’ll take different facets of modern day pop culture and compare them to the way things were to a random year in the 90’s. Let’s go back to the year 1994… And today we’ll be talking about the state of music!
Take a look at the most-recent album sales charts. Below it, you’ll find the album sales charts from this same week 19 years ago. Then vote at the bottom as to which you think is better!
- Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines
- Five Finger Death Punch – The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell: Part 1
- Jay Z – Magna Carta… Holy Grail
- Tech N9ne – Something Else
- Backstreet Boys – In a World Like This
- Emblem3 – Nothing to Lose
- Selena Gomez – Stars Dance
- Florida-Georgia Line – Here’s to the Good Times
- Imagine Dragons – Night Visions
- Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox
- The Lion King – Soundtrack
- Forrest Gump – Soundtrack
- Ace of Base – The Sign
- Stone Temple Pilots – Purple
- Counting Crows – August
- Warren G – Regulate… G Funk Era
- Soundgarden – Superunknown
- The Rolling Stones – Voodoo Lounge
- All-4-One – All-4-One
- Candlebox – Candlebox
This one to me is REALLY tough to call. It’s really easy to look back on the 1990’s with great nostalgia, and at the same time, look at the modern list as “underdeveloped.” For starters, an 11-year old The Rob has literally warn out one of the albums on this list. My mom actually bought me SECOND copy of The Lion King soundtrack because my first disc got played out.
However, Magna Carta… Holy Grail has been the only disc in my car’s CD player since the thing came out. And even though only one song has been on the radio since it came out, the album is awesome and probably has some more singles in it yet to come.
There are some serious gems in some of the other 90’s albums, too. Songs like “The Sign,” “Regulate,” “I Swear,” “Far Behind,” and many more are key ingredients to that chart… But are they better than modern songs like “Blurred Lines,” “Radioactive,” “Cruise,” and “Locked Out of Heaven”? You decide!
When do you think music was better?