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Nirenberg vs. Nirvana: Albums Well-Known San Antonio Folks Grew Up Listening To


Can you imagine the mayor of San Antonio rocking out to “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana? It’s sort of fun to think about what kind of music people in the public eye listened to growing up, and recently, my curiosity was peaked enough to actually email some well-known SA folks and find out what their top ten albums were in their youth. If there’s anything that brings communities together it’s food, art and music, and with all the shit in the world that continues divide us, I kinda wanted to see how us San Antonians were similar.

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Ron Nirenberg – Mayor of San Antonio

The Doors - The Doors In Concert
The Beastie Boys – Licensed to Ill
The Canadian Brass – The Four Seasons – Antonio Vivaldi
Queen – Flash Gordon
The Animals – The Best of the Animals
Ratt – Out of the Cellar
Nirvana – Nevermind
Def Leppard – Pyromania
George Strait – Strait from the Heart
Michael Jackson – Thriller
Run DMC – Raising Hell

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Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson – Poet, educator, rapper, frontwoman for The Foreign Arm

Donell Jones – Where I Wanna Be
Destiny’s Child – The Writing's On the Wall
Sade – Best of Sade
Jill Scott – Who Is Jill Scott
Kirk Franklin & Nu Nation – God’s Property
Fred Hammond – Radical for Christ Chapters I & II
SWV – It’s About Time
Mary J Blige – What’s the 411?
Alanis Morrisette – Jagged Little Pill
Jodeci – Diary of a Mad Band

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