Plus: James, Bjork, 2 Unlimited, and The Breeders
I could never get into In Utero. To be clear, it is an objectively good record. My deal was two-fold: First, both Bleach and Nevermind rearranged my mind. I just couldn't conceive anything topping either recoird, so why bother?
The second part was leftover snotty gatekeeping. To me this was their "sellout" record (logic and timelines aside). We also couldn't keep it in stock at the record store I worked at. The fact that the same people who a few years earlier would've knocked Bleach out of my hand were now snatching up copies of In Utero was more than I could bear.
All of that to say I should probably listen to it again now that I'm older.
Alternative and indie rock was briefly off my radar in 1993, obsessed as i was with the reformed Madness, discovering all the 2-Tone stuff and music they were influenced by from vintage ska to The Kinks. Pop was still very much my thing and the only new album i can remember buying that year was Pet Shop Boys "Very". It wasn't until a couple of years later that i got into the music talked about here. Also... i didn't realise Faceache and his band of Little Englanders had been around that long!
Brilliant, all the way through. 👏
In the early '90s, if Albini produced it, I was buying it. Thanks for the tip off of him on social media as I'm now following him all over the place.