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When it comes to albums that turn 30 in 2023, there’s something for everyone.

If you’re a fan of the “unplugged” trend, three artists released killer unplugged LPs: Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young and Rod Stewart. Love female singer-songwriters? Melissa Etheridge, Sheryl Crow, Liz Phair, PJ Harvey and Bjork released some incredible albums. Dig major rock bands? Aerosmith, Tool, Radiohead, U2, Nirvana, Pearl Jam and more released some must-own LPs.

Scroll below to see 26 albums that turn 30 in 2023!

  • Tool - ‘Undertow’

    Released April 6, 1993.

  • Bruce Springsteen - ‘In Concert/MTV Plugged’

    Released April 12, 1993.

  • Nirvana - ‘In Utero’

    Released September 21, 1993.

  • Smashing Pumpkins - ‘Siamese Dream’

    Released July 27, 1993.

  • Depeche Mode - ‘Songs of Faith and Devotion’

    Released March 22, 1993.

  • Bjork - ‘Debut’

  • PJ Harvey - ‘Rid of Me’

    Released May 4, 1993.

  • Blur - ‘Modern Life Is Rubbish’

    Released May 10, 1993.

  • Liz Phair - ‘Exile in Guyville’

    Released June 22, 1993.

  • Counting Crows - ‘August and Everything After’

    Released September 14, 1993.

  • Radiohead - ‘Pablo Honey’

    Released February 22, 1993.

  • Pearl Jam - ‘Vs.’

    Released October 19, 1993.

  • The Cranberries - ‘Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?’

    Released March 1, 1993.

  • U2 - ‘Zooropa’

    Released July 5, 1993.

  • Lenny Kravitz - ‘Are You Gonna Go My Way’

    Released March 9, 1993.

  • Sting - ‘Ten Summoner’s Tales’

    Released March 1, 1993.

  • Meat Loaf - ‘Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell’

    Released September 14, 1993.

  • Duran Duran - ‘Duran Duran’

    Released February 11, 1993.

  • David Bowie - ‘Black Tie White Noise’

    Released April 5, 1993.

  • Aerosmith - ‘Get a Grip’

    Released April 20, 1993.

  • Rod Stewart - ‘Unplugged…and Seated’

    Released May 24, 1993.

  • Neil Young - ‘Neil Young Unplugged’

    Released June 15, 1993.

  • Sheryl Crow - ‘Tuesday Night Music Club’

    Released August 3, 1993.

  • Billy Joel - ‘River of Dreams’

    Released August 10, 1993.

  • Melissa Etheridge - ‘Yes I Am’

    Released September 21, 1993.

  • Guns N’ Roses - ‘The Spaghetti Incident?’

    Released November 23, 1993.

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