Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The Year 1992 Albums Calendar and Rankings

1992, the year which was more or less in the thick of the Grunge movement.

I was a sophomore in High School and addicted to Rush and Zeppelin of course.

But on local corporate metal station, a little band had a song called "Pull Me Under" that kind of changed mine and many other people's taste forever, lol..okay I sound sappy saying it that way.

Yeah, 1992 was the year Pull Me Under and Dream Theater hit. And more or less the prog metal genre was born in a sense.

But sadly, I wasn't aware of who there were in 1992. But looking at the history, when Images and Words came out in June of 1992, it kind of would have possessed my playlist, as it some short or lone 3 years later (Summer of 1995).

1992 though like many years it seems around this period was Top Heavy. Not only Dream Theater but King's released their 4th consecutive favorite record of mine in their S/T. Extreme's III Sides album has become a favorite of mine, and is unfairly overlooked per it doesn't have anything like "More Than Words" lol.

Faith No More released maybe their most influential and what is often a fan-favorite record with Angel Dust. Also sadly, the final album with Jim Martin. I can say, I do enjoy Angel Dust quite a bit, but still feel The Real Thing edges it for melodic sense. But I respect the hell out of it, and have found it certainly is an album that influenced a lot bands and albums I love.

Saigon Kick put out 1 of their better albums in The Lizard, although Saigon Kick actually have no bad albums, so it's really par for their course.

And then the likes of Peter Gabriel, XTC, Rage Against the Machine, and Psychotic Waltz also make my top 10.

1992 there was a lot of Grunge, some of it wasn't too bad, and I've included some of that on the calendar. I guess I see it though as a fad that didn't last, but sadly influenced even worse music later in the decade. Thankfully so did Dream Theater.

1. Dream Theater - Images and Words
2. Kings' X - King's X
3. Extreme - III Sides to Every Story
4. Faith No More - Angel Dust
5. Saigon Kick - The Lizard
6. Peter Gabriel - Us
7. XTC - Nonsuch
8. Psychotic Waltz - Into the Everflow
9. Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
10. Michael Nesmith - ...Tropical Campfires...
11. Angra - Reaching Horizons
12. Echolyn - Suffocating the Bloom
13. R.E.M. - Automatic for the People
14. Queen - Live at Wembley'86
15. Porcupine Tree - On the Sunday of Life
16. The Beastie Boys - Check Your Head
17. Bruce Springsteen - Human Touch
18. Arc Angels - Arc Angels
19. Toto - Kingdom of Desire
20. Soul Asylum - Grave Dancers Union
21. Journey - Time³
22. Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion
23. Weird Al Yankovic - Off the Deep End
24. Alice in Chains - Dirt
25. The Black Crowes -  The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion
26. The Cure - Wish
27. Stone Temple Pilots - Core
28. Bruce Springsteen - Lucky Town

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Kingston Wall - Kingston Wall
rel January 1992

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Phish - A Picture of Nectar
rel February 18, 1992

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Curve - Doppelgänger
rel March 9, 1992

The Church - Priest = Aura
rel March 10, 1992

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Kings' X - King's X
rel March 10, 1992

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K.D. Lang - Ingénue
rel March 17, 1992

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Bruce Springsteen - Human Touch
rel March 31, 1992

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Bruce Springsteen - Lucky Town
rel March 31, 1992

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Def Leppard - Adrenalize
rel March 31, 1992

Skyclad - A Burnt Offering for the Bone Idol
rel April 8, 1992

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Arc Angels - Arc Angels
rel April 14, 1992

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Weird Al Yankovic - Off the Deep End
rel April 14, 1992

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The Beastie Boys - Check Your Head
rel April 21, 1992

The Cure - Wish
rel April 21, 1992

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XTC - Nonsuch
rel April 27, 1992

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The Black Crowes -  The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion
rel May 12, 1992

Cardiacs - Heaven Born and Ever Bright
rel May 15, 1992

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Queen - Live at Wembley'86
rel May 26, 1992

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Saigon Kick - The Lizard
rel June 2, 1992

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Dream Theater - Images and Words
rel June 7, 1992

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Faith No More - Angel Dust
rel June 8, 1992

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TNT - Realized Fantasies
rel June 30, 1992

Unorthodox - Edge of Sanity
rel July 8, 1992

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Shawn Lane - Powers of Ten
rel July 14, 1992

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Megadeth - Countdown to Extinction
rel July 14, 1992

Joe Satiani - The Extremist
rel July 21, 1992

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At the Gates - The Red in the Sky Is Ours
rel July 27, 1992

Pat Metheny - Secret Story
rel July 1992

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Porcupine Tree - On the Sunday of Life
rel July 1992

INXS - Welcome to Wherever You Are
rel August 3, 1992

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Eric Clapton - Unplugged
rel August 25, 1992

Thought Industry - Songs for Insects
rel July 1992

Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience
rel August 4, 1992

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Bela Fleck and the Flecktones - UFO Tofu
rel August 11, 1992

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Toto - Kingdom of Desire
rel September 7, 1992

Dada - Puzzle
rel September 8, 1992

Peter Himmelman - From This Acid World
rel September 8, 1992

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Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion
rel September 8, 1992

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Extreme - III Sides to Every Story
rel September 22, 1992

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Peter Gabriel - Us
rel September 27, 1992

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Alice in Chains - Dirt
rel September 29, 1992

Stone Temple Pilots - Core
rel September 29, 1992

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R.E.M. - Automatic for the People
rel October 5, 1992

Davie Baerwald -Triage
rel October 6, 1992

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Soul Asylum - Grave Dancers Union
rel  October 6, 1992

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The Tragically Hip - Fully Completely
rel October 6, 1992

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Prince - O(+> [Love Symbol Album]
rel  October 13, 1992

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Sade - Love Deluxe
rel October 26, 1992

Michael Nesmith - ...Tropical Campfires...
rel October 27, 1992

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Tony Williams Lifetime - The Collection
rel October 27, 1992

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Psychotic Waltz - Into the Everflow
rel November 2, 1992

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Neil Young - Harvest Moon
rel November 2, 1992

Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
rel November 10, 1992

Echolyn - Suffocating the Bloom
rel November 28, 1992

Journey - Time³
rel December 1, 1992

Dr. Dre - The Chronic
rel December 15, 1992

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Änglagård - Hybris
rel 1992

Angra - Reaching Horizons
rel 1992

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Brand X - X-Communication
rel 1992

Dive - Stills
rel 1992

Landberk - Lonely Land
rel 1992

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Landberk -  Riktigt äkta
rel 1992

Yo-Yo Ma and Bobby McFerrin - Hush
rel 1992