NPR’s All Songs Rewind: The Legacy Of The ’90s

Pearl Jam (top left), Missy Elliott (top right), the cover of Nirvana's Nevermind (bottom right), PJ Harvey (bottom left), Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel (center).

This retrospective charts the birth of grunge, the commercial rise of hip-hop, a batch of gutsy female songwriters and a few goofy one-hit wonders we’d mostly forgotten about. This episode is also Ann Powers’ debut as a member of NPR Music, and she and Stephen Thompson join Bob and Robin to take a look back at the decade of flannel and spice.

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Rewind: The ’90s Are Back, Or Whatever…

Cover for Nevermind

Smells Like Teen Spirit

  • Artist: Nirvana
  • from: Nevermind
Cover for Grace

Grace

  • Artist: Jeff Buckley
  • from: Grace

Cover for OK Computer

No Surprises

  • Artist: Radiohead
  • from: OK Computer
Cover for Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Doo Wop (That Thing)

  • Artist: Lauryn Hill
  • from: Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Cover for In the Aeroplane Over the Sea


Holland, 1945

  • Artist: Neutral Milk Hotel
  • from: In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Cover for Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid


Shine

  • Artist: Collective Soul
  • from: Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid
Cover for Superunknown


Black Hole Sun

  • Artist: Soundgarden
  • from: Superunknown
Cover for To Bring You My Love

Long Snake Moan

  • Artist: PJ Harvey
  • from: To Bring You My Love
Cover for Miss E...So Addictive/Da Real World/Supa Dupa Fly


Hit ‘Em Wit da Hee

  • Artist: Missy Misdemeanor Elliott
  • from: Miss E…So Addictive/Da Real World/Supa Dupa Fly
Cover for Mustt Mustt


Mustt Mustt (Lost in His Work
)

  • Artist: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
  • from: Mustt Mustt
Cover for You Can't Stop the Bum Rush


Steal My Sunshine

  • Artist: LEN
  • from: You Can’t Stop the Bum Rush
Cover for Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness


1979

  • Artist: The Smashing Pumpkins
  • from: Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Cover for Car Wheels on a Gravel Road


Car Wheels on a Gravel Road

  • Artist: Lucinda Williams
  • from: Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
Cover for Bubble & Scrape


Soul and Fire

  • Artist: Sebadoh
  • from: Bubble & Scrape
Cover for Blur


Song 2

  • Artist: Blur
  • from: Blur
Cover for Metallica
Enter Sandman

  • Artist: Metallica
  • from: Metallica
Cover for When I Was Born For The 7th Time


Brimful Of Asha

  • Artist: Cornerstone
  • from: When I Was Born For The 7th Time
Cover for Backspacer


The Fixer

  • Artist: Pearl Jam
  • from: Backspacer

Note: Ann Powers chose this song to play to show how Pearl Jam is still relevant 20 years after the band started. “The Fixer” is from the group’s 2009 album, Backspacer.

Cover for Loveless


When You Sleep

  • Artist: My Bloody Valentine
  • from: Loveless
Cover for American Recordings


Delia’s Gone

  • Artist: Johnny Cash
  • from: American Recordings
Cover for Mellow Gold


Loser

  • Artist: Beck
  • from: Mellow Gold

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