Exclusively for Neonfiller.com author Nina de la Mer has selected her top tracks from the early 1990s, which provides the backdrop for her debut novel 4a.m.
It was a potent era for music. Some embarrassing, some ground breaking as the illegal rave scene, indie music and grunge emerged from their late 1980s niches into mainstream culture. We’ve even got a bit of Acid Jazz (for those that remember that short lived cross over).
Sit back, comb your middle-parting-curtainy hair-do, practice your nightclub gurning, paint a smiley face and enjoy our early 90s musical nostalgiathon.
To coincide with the list Nina has also given us a copy of 4am to give away. Details of our 4am competition can be found here.
10. Stereo MCs – Connected
9. Orca – 4 a.m.
8. Marmion – Schöneberg
7. Liquid – Sweet Harmony
6. The Stone Roses – Ten Storey Love Song
5. Brand New Heavies – Brother, Sister
4. The Age of Love – Age of Love (Watch Out For Stella Mix)
3. Nirvana – Heart-Shaped Box
2. Sabres of Paradise – Smoke Belch II
1. Smashing Pumpkins – Today