MC5’s career was ill-fated, but the white-hot fury and sprawling chaos of their 1969 live album ‘Kick Out The Jams’ was their apotheosis.
A flagstone for the mainstream success of pop-punk in the Nineties, the youthful energy of Green Day’s third album ‘Dookie’ is timeless.
New Order’s 1989 LP ‘Technique’ was the final instalment in a dazzling run of exceptional singles and albums in the Eighties.
With the addition of Darren Emerson and the release of 1994’s seminal ‘dubnobasswithmyheadman’, Underworld went from has-beens to pioneers.
‘Merriweather Post Pavilion’ completed Animal Collective’s narrative arc and made them the most important American indie band of the Noughties.
One of the most enigmatic and unknowable albums in the pantheon of rock and pop, Van Morrison’s incredible ‘Astral Weeks’ turns 50 years old.
Although forged during a period of professional turmoil, ‘The White Album’ feels like the most relevant and urgent Beatles album 50 years on.
30 years ago, My Bloody Valentin’s first LP for creation records became one of the cornerstones of the shoegaze genre. Much imitated, but never bettered.
A key marker in the evolution of the British post-punk and goth scenes, Siouxsie & The Banshees’ 1978 debut album ‘The Scream’ is brilliantly and darkly compelling.
The greatest hip-hop album of the Nineties according to many, Wu-Tang Clan’s debut album ‘Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) took the underground to the mainstream in 1993.