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58 Vintage Ads For Alt-Rock Classics

Did you have any of these pinned to your bedroom wall?

1. The Cure, “Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me” [1987]

2. My Bloody Valentine, “Loveless” [1991]

3. Weezer, “Pinkerton” [1996]

4. Fiona Apple, “Tidal” [1996]

5. The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Psychocandy” [1985]

6. The Smiths, “Louder Than Bombs” [1987]

7. Björk, “Debut” [1993]

8. R.E.M., “Fables of the Reconstruction” [1985]

9. The Breeders, “Last Splash” [1993]

10. Pearl Jam, “Ten” [1992]

11. Pavement, “Brighten the Corners” [1997]

12. U2, “Achtung Baby” [1991]

13. Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” [1992]

14. Liz Phair, “Whip-Smart” [1994]

15. Rage Against the Machine [1997]

16. The Replacements, “Pleased To Meet Me” [1987]

17. They Might Be Giants, “Miscellaneous T” [1991]

18. Sonic Youth, “Washing Machine” [1995]

19. The Flaming Lips, “Transmissions From the Satellite Heart” [1994]

20. Tricky, “Pre-Millennium Tension” [1996]

21. The Smashing Pumpkins, “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness” [1995]

22. Pixies, “Bossanova” [1990]

23. Air, “Moon Safari” [1997]

24. Guided By Voices, “Alien Lanes” [1995]

25. Yo La Tengo, “Electr-O-Pura” [1995]

26. Nine Inch Nails, “The Downward Spiral” [1994]

27. Pulp, “This Is Hardcore” [1998]

28. Sunny Day Real Estate, “Diary” [1994]

29. Oasis, “Definitely Maybe” [1994]

30. Alanis Morrissette, “Jagged Little Pill” [1995]

31. Björk, “Post” [1995]

32. R.E.M., “Monster” [1994]

33. Ween, “Chocolate and Cheese” [1994]

34. Dinosaur Jr., “Without A Sound” [1994]

35. Jane’s Addiction, “Ritual de lo Habitual” [1990]

36. Velocity Girl, “Simpatico” [1994]

37. Archers of Loaf, “Vee Vee” [1994]

38. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, “Let Love In” [1994]

39. The Afghan Whigs, “Gentlemen” [1993]

40. Bush, “Sixteen Stone” [1994]

41. Alice In Chains, “Dirt” [1992]

42. The Smashing Pumpkins, “Siamese Dream” [1993]

43. Tool, “Undertow” [1993]

44. Rollins Band, “Weight” [1994]

45. Nirvana, “Incesticide” [1993]

46. R.E.M., “Automatic For the People” [1992]

47. Sugar, “Copper Blue” [1992]

48. Sinead O’Connor, “I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got” [1990]

49. INXS, “Kick” [1987]

50. Pearl Jam, “Vs.” [1993]

51. The Lemonheads, “Come On Feel the Lemonheads” [1994]

52. Elvis Costello, “Spike” [1989]

53. Echo and the Bunnymen, “Echo and the Bunnymen” [1987]

54. Metallica, “Master of Puppets” [1986]

55. Blur, “The Great Escape” [1995]

56. Primal Scream, “Screamadelica” [1991]

57. Sebadoh, “Bakesale” [1994]

58. Morrissey, “Viva Hate” [1988]

All of these ads were found in the extensive Spin Magazine archives on Google Books.

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