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The year of In Utero, Siamese Dream, Suede and Modern Life Is Rubbish.
Tanya Donnelly, formerly of Throwing Muses, released her solo project's debut album at the beginning of '93, and included the hits Gepetto and Feed The Tree.
The Auteurs were heralded as flag-bearers for the Britpop movement, much to singer-songriter Luke Haines' annoyance. Their debut album featured the singles Showgirl and How Could I Be Wrong?
It all started here: the debut album from the Oxford alt.rock gods was released, which featured the classic Creep and Anyone Can Play Guitar.
Grant Lee Phillips and his band released their critically-acclaimed debut album in 1993: Michael Stipe called it "The best album of the year, hands down."
J. Mascis and his slacker grunge pioneers released their fifth album in '93, which featured the hit Start Choppin'.
Alongside Modern Life Is Rubbish, the first seeds of Britpop were sowed here with the release of Brett Anderson and co's debut. It included The Drowners, Animal Nitrate, So Young and Metal Mickey.
The man formerly known as Black Francis made his first post-Pixies album, under a new moniker. The LP included a cover of one of The Beach Boys' lesser-known songs, Hang On To Your Ego.
The Basildon electro-rockers released their eighth album, which included I Feel You, Condemnation and Walking In My Shoes. A live version of the LP was released in December of 1993.
Bob Mould's post-Husker Du trio released this EP as a follow-up to the acclaimed Copper Blue at Easter, 1993.
Peej released her second album which included 50ft Queenie and Legs.
The legendary Manchester band released their sixth album - and their last for eight years - in 1993, which featured Regret, Spooky, World and Ruined In A Day.
The sun may have been setting on shoegaze, but Slowdive released their best album in May 1993, which featured a guest appearance from Brian Eno.
Britpop began here! After the lukewarm critical response to their debut album Leisure, the band returned with a new sound that embraced classic British music and themes. Hits included For Tomorrow, Chemical World and Sunday Sunday.
The Welsh wonders released their second album, which included the tracks La Tristesse Durera (Scream To A Sigh) and From Despair To Where.
Verve (no "The" in those days, it was before the legal action from the jazz label of the same name) released their debut album, which featured Slide Away and Blue.
The former Sugarcubes singer issued her, well, debut album this year - big hits from the LP included Human Behaviour, Venus As A Boy and Big Time Sensuality.
The hip hop collective released their second album, which included the classic Insane In The Brain.
Billy Corgan hit the big time with the Pumpkins' second album, which featured the classics Today, Disarm, Rocket and Cherub Rock.
Bono and co released this mini-album in the midst of the mammoth Zoo TV Tour and included The Edge on a rare vocal on the track Numb.
Aka The Brown Album, which was the Hartnoll brothers' second LP and included the excellent Halcyon + On + On
The cult electronica outfit released their major-label debut in 1993.
The Liverpool band's ground-breaking third album featured Wish I Was Skinny, Barney (And Me) and Lazarus.
Following the split of the Pixies, Kim Deal's supergroup made a second album, which featured her twin sister Kelley for the first time. The big hit from the LP was Cannonball.
The third and final studio album from Nirvana was recorded with alt rock legend Steve Albini. Tracks included Heart Shaped Box, Pennyroyal Tea and All Apologies.
The Modfather released his second solo album, which included the great title track and the stunning opener, Sunflower.
The Canadian band released their second album, which featured the monster hit Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm.
The Manchester band's fifth album contained the classic title track and was produced by super-knob twiddler Brian Eno.
Eddie Vedder's grunge heroes released the acclaimed follow up to Ten, which included Go, Daughter and Animal.
Norman Blake and his sunshine pop revivalists released their fourth album on the Creation label in 1993.
Evan Dando followed up the massive hit It's A Shame About Ray with his sixth album that contained the hit Into Your Arms.
Stuart Staples and his cult band released their debut album, which featured the singles Patchwork and Marbles.