1992: You Don’t Know Me From The Wind

 

We’ve finally reached the end of 1992 on 100 Albums, which has six entries, more than any previous year (even if two of ’em are compilations.) I already posted a  ’92 playlist back in 2012 (written when I was looking for stuff to do while waiting out Hurricane Sandy); you can access what I wrote about it here.

Three years on, I’ve kept it mostly intact, just adding six more tracks to bring the total up to 25. The “bonus” selections rum the gamut from L7’s surprisingly catchy Go-Go’s-from-Hell feminist anthem to Los Lobos’ slinky, exotica-friendly mood piece, with room for more from Concrete Blonde (one of their best post-“Joey” singles) and The Darling Buds. Also, two songs from albums I had previously underrated: the title track from Leonard Cohen’s The Future (nearly 25 years after his debut) and the second single from Madonna’s Erotica, a latin-disco epic that has aged pretty well, audacious-lyrical-callback-to-“Vogue”-and-all.

Click here to listen to my favorite tracks of 1992 on Spotify:

1. Saint Etienne, “Join Our Club”
2. Deee-Lite, “Runaway”
3. Suzanne Vega, “In Liverpool”
4. Toad the Wet Sprocket, “All I Want”
5. PJ Harvey, “Sheela-Na-Gig”
6. Soho, “Into the Void”
7. L7, “Pretend We’re Dead”
8. k.d. lang, “Constant Craving”
9. They Might Be Giants, “I Palindrome I”
10. The Cure, “High”
11. Madonna, “Deeper and Deeper”
12. The B-52’s, “Revolution Earth”
13. R.E.M., “Man On The Moon”
14. Los Lobos, “Kiko and the Lavender Moon”
15. 10,000 Maniacs, “Noah’s Dove”
16. Sugar, “If I Can’t Change Your Mind”
17. Meryn Cadell, “The Sweater”
18. Steve Wynn, “Tuesday”
19. The Darling Buds, “Long Day In The Universe”
20. Morrissey, “We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful”
21. XTC, “The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead”
22. Concrete Blonde, “Someday?”
23. INXS, “Not Enough Time”
24. Leonard Cohen, “The Future”
25. Tori Amos, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

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