Posted: 23 August, 2016
…Because you weren’t anyone if you didn’t have these spinning on your Sony discman.
1. SONIC YOUTH - GOO
Mostly indecipherable feedback noise. But Rolling Stone mag said they were cool so you dropped $30 on it.
2. NIRVANA – BLEACH
You only bought this because you heard Nevermind and thought this would be just as good. It wasn’t.
3. ALANIS MORRISSETTE – JAGGED LITTLE PILL
You heard You Oughta Know and thought it was cool…until radio played ALL OF IT ALL THE TIME. Chucked it to your little sister instead.
4. NINE INCH NAILS – THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL
Because it said fuck a lot mum would only let you play this on the discman.
5. RADIOHEAD - PABLO HONEY/THE BENDS/OK COMPUTER
You didn’t even like them but it made you instantly cooler having any of these on your CD rack.
6. BJORK - POST
Because that weird big-band sounding song was big on the JJJ Hottest 100 one year.
7. JEFF BUCKLEY – GRACE
Sounded like something chicks would like to pash to.
8. EMINEM - THE SLIM SHADY LP
Remember when he was cool?
9. NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS – MURDER BALLADS
Because you wanted to seem dark and broody and you thought Kylie was hot but didn’t want to be open about it.
10. HOLE – LIVE THROUGH THIS
See above Bleech.
Jacqui Kassulke grew up in the 90’s and bought most of these CD’s with her pocket money from her weekend job hosting Maccas birthday parties. They didn’t make her any cooler though.
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