While often overshadowed by ‘Screamadelica’ and ‘XTMNTR’, Primal Scream’s 1997 album ‘Vanishing Point’ was progressively fearsome and helped move the British guitar scene away from Britpop.
A masterpiece that encapsulates the ethos and soul of drum & bass, Roni Size/Reprazent’s Mercury-winning ‘New Forms’ still stands up 20 years later.
20 years on, it’s hard to think of many albums that have made such a wide impact as The Prodigy’s massive third album ‘The Fat Of The Land’.
Spiritualized’s 1997 space-rock epic is still one of the most ambitious and perfectly executed records in British rock history.
Radiohead’s second career masterpiece ‘OK Computer’ is as frighteningly prescient and relevant in 2017 as it was in 1997.
‘Parklife’ turned Blur into household names during the height of Britpop.
Pavement’s 1992 debut album ‘Slanted And Enchanted’ defined and influenced a decade of American indie and underground music.
The Chemical Brothers’ second studio album ‘Dig Your Own Hole’ saw them refine their craft and break into the big time, housing two UK No.1 singles.
Richard D James’ second Aphex Twin album went in a drastically different and challenging direction, and helped cement his mythology as an artist.
‘Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain’, the second of Pavement’s five albums, was arguably the high water mark for American indie in the 1990s.