Alternative Rock Revisited: Late 80's, Early 90's

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Title: "Pig's In Zen"

Artist: Jane's Addiction

Album: Nothing's Shocking

Year of Release: 1988

Hits: "Jane Says", "Mountain Song" 

"Pig's In Zen" graces Nothing's Shocking with arguably the best, yet often overlooked guitar solo on the album. 






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Title: "Get Up"

Artist: R.E.M.

Album: Green

Year of Release: 1988

Hits: "Orange Crush" 

Sticking with the political message of Green, "Get Up" is the band's get woke manifesto. 




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Title: "Palace of the Brine"

Artist: Pixies

Album: Trompe le Monde

Year of Release: 1991

Hits: "Alec Eiffel", "U-Mass", "Letter to Memphis"

Sandwiched between two hits, "Letter to Memphis" and "U-Mass" , "Palace of the Brine is easily overlooked. Next time, take a closer look.

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Title: "Luna"

Artist: Smashing Pumpkins

Album: Siamese Dream

Year of Release: 1993

Hits: "Cherub Rock", "Disarm", "Today" 

"Luna" is a beautiful closer to Smashing Pumpkin's second album. Corgan's unforgettable croons shine especially bright on this track.

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