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

Vance Joy Performs Radiohead’s ‘Fake Plastic Trees’

He’s done it again, this time Vance Joy is covering Radiohead’s “Fake Plastic Trees.”

The Australian singer performed the Radiohead classic as part of Triple J’s regular “Like a Version” cover series last week for an audience at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. The original “Fake Plastic Trees” appeared on Radiohead’s sophomore album The Bends which celebrated its 20 year anniversary last month.