Popularising new-wave in the American mainstream, Blondie’s third album ‘Parallel Lines’ was a masterclass in aesthetic.
All the best new music released in September 2018 – including The Twilight Sad, Julia Holter, Kurt Vile, Marie Davidson and Action Bronson.
Perhaps the most sonically beautiful album of the Nineties, ‘Deserter’s Songs’ was Mercury Rev’s finest hour, but it emerged out of their darkest.
Still bent on creativity and pushing their limits years after their Britpop contemporaries became lazy and fat, Suede have delivered one of their finest albums with ‘The Blue Hour’.
Brighton three-piece Our Girl supported former Coral man Bill Ryder-Jones at Leeds’ Howard Assembly Room.
Despite a clutch of classic Orbital moments, the Hartnoll brothers’ ninth studio effort ‘Monsters Exist’ isn’t quite as forward-thinking as we know them to be.
An enervating soundtrack to a disintegrating world of fake news, economic decline and societal discontent, Low have delivered a resounding, unique masterpiece with 12th album ‘Double Negative’.
Combining sonic curveballs with accessible, dare we say straightforward moments, ‘Collapse’ is absolutely classic Aphex Twin material.
All 26 winners of the Mercury Prize, ranked from worst to best.
One of the most cruelly overlooked bands of the Nineties, The Beta Band’s reputation rests largely on the mercurial talent displayed on 1998’s ‘The Three EPs’ collection.