‘Straight Outta Compton’, the incendiary 1988 debut album by N.W.A, has defined 30 years of hip-hop in a way that no other album or artist has.
Released 25 years ago, ‘Siamese Dream’ turned Smashing Pumpkins from stars of the independent scene to the nerve-centre of America’s rock mainstream.
No Sparklehorse album quite captures the essence and power of Mark Linkous than ‘Good Morning Spider’, released in July 1998.
25 years later, Björk’s breakout album ‘Debut’ still sounds stunningly modern and forward-thinking.
One of hip-hop’s most enduring masterpieces, and sadly still as relevant in 2018 as it was in 1988, we look at Public Enemy’s second album ‘It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back’.
‘Exile In Guyville’, Liz Phair’s witty, detailed, and emotional vision of male-dominated society, makes living in one much easier.
A dark head-rush of twisted psychedelia, drum machines and gothic stompers, Mansun’s ‘Attack Of The Grey Lantern’ is one of the most underrated debut albums of the Nineties.
A landmark in modern indie and the first post-rock masterpiece, Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s debut album ‘F# A# Infinity’ turns 20 years old.
‘Fleet Foxes’, one of the most perfectly formed and influential debut albums of the Noughties, turns 10 years old.
‘The Man-Machine’ was the second of Kraftwerk’s holy trinity of influential masterpieces, and one that gradually opened them up to a wider audience.