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Season
Ten
number
494
Type
Roundtable
Post Date
6/30/2020

Tribute Albums Of The 90s

494 Tribute Albums Of The 90s

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What makes a great tribute album? We sort through over a hundred released in the 1990s to highlight the best collections of curated covers

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Maybe more so than any other decade, the 90s pumped out tribute albums at a furious rate. Whether it was loving takes on beloved artists, exposing underground heroes to new audiences, or updates with kitschy and nostalgic themes, nearly every month a new tribute compilation CD was probably at your local record store. Our roundtable shares what makes a successful tribute album and what can derail an effort, whether it's simply cloning the original song, or completely ignoring it. We also investigate the phenomenon of random, lesser-known bands popping up in tracking listings alongside a group of heavy-hitters, and the one-off collaborations that showed up on occasion.

Does This album bring back some great vibes?

Remember when you first discovered this album? We’re grateful to dig into these hidden gems and bring them the attention they deserve. Your support helps us uncover more albums deserve another moment in the spotlight.

Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Tribute by Tenacious D
  • 5:39 - Hard Luck Woman by Garth Brooks (Kiss My Ass - Classic Kiss Regrooved)
  • 9:24 - Summer Of Drugs by Soul Asylum (Sweet Relief - A¬†Benefit For Victoria Williams)
  • 14:31 - Making Plans For Nigel by The Rembrandts - XTC:¬†A¬†Testimonial Dinner
  • 21:02 - We Only Just Begun by Grant Lee Buffalo (If I¬†Were A¬†Carpenter)
  • 27:02 - Clampdown by the Indigo Girls (Burning London:¬†The Clash Tribute)
  • 36:48 - She Don't Use Jelly by Ben Folds Five (Lounge-A-Palooza)
  • Outro - She's Lost Control by Girls Against Boys (A¬†Means To An End:¬†The Music Of Joy Division)

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