Ten great albums that turn twenty-five this year

Toronto can celebrate this season the twenty-fifth anniversary of its last World Series Championship, the second of its consecutive titles in the hands of the Philadelphia Phillies. That 1993 event was very important because of what happened the following season, when Major League Baseball officials canceled the World Series due to work stoppage.

That 1994 fiasco related to the national pastime is only one of the reasons why the previous year was better, even beyond the field of sports. In 1993, good music came out, including dozens of influential albums from various rock genres.

Here are ten of those records that should be celebrated on their twenty-fifth anniversary this year.

Come on, feel the lemon heads

Evan Dando and his group peaked with this album, which included gems like “Into Your Arms” and “Great Big No.”

Modern life is garbage by blur

Followed by Parklife and The Great Escape, this album was the first of the trio of life albums that showed Britpop at its peak, aided by singles like “Sunday Sunday” and “Chemical World.”

Unplugged by Neil Young

Most of the acoustic episodes organized by MTV were forgettable, but Young was so sharp that he helped rejuvenate his career.

Anodyne by Uncle Tupelo

As always, Jeff Tweedy and Jay Farrar divided the songs into the third album of the alternative country band, but it is the “New Madrid” of the first that has endured as the best song.

Thirteen by Teenage Fan Club

These Scottish alternative rockers were getting their way on this record, highlighted by the Gerard Love tribute to the legendary composer Gene Clark.

Alapalooza by Weird Al Yankovic

Instead of visiting the place where Richard Harris called MacArthur where the cake was in the rain, Weird Al changed it to “Jurassic Park” here and even threw a tribute to the Flintstones hometown in “Bedrock Anthem.”

Dreamland of the Aztec chamber

Fans who want to hear Toddy Frame return to the sound of the debut album had to be happy when their ears saw “Spanish Horses”, “Black Lucia” and “Vertigo” on this album.

Transmissions from the heart of the satellite through the flaming lips

After five of the main releases, Wayne Coyne somehow got a single with “She Don’t Use Jelly” from this album.

Where have you been for Dinosaur Jr.

As soon as J Mascis told us to start itching, he caught his band’s first great success.