Not Fade Away
Released on April 12, 1994, Hole’s landmark Live Through This is an album that is inherently female, unforgivingly dark, and perfectly self-aware.
A lot of people write about Transatlanticism in the framework of The O.C., but that’s a narrative that is like congratulating Nike for their hard work on Michael Jordan’s legacy.
‘Vs.’ set records in the week and a half it took to sell 1.3 million copies in October 1993, and coupled with Nirvana’s feminist-minded In Utero a month earlier, it was the moment where the bands overlapped most in popularity and political-mindedness.
Decades after its release, ‘Nothing’s Shocking’ routinely pops up on “Best Albums Of All Time” charts. But if anyone ever puts together a “Most Deceptively Titled Albums Of All Time,” Nothing’s Shocking may top the list.