A double LP bursting with creativity and possibilities, Miles Davis’ 1970 album ‘Bitches Brew’ had as much influence on rock as it did jazz.
A charming, retro-futurist vision for pop that was wildly out of step with the mainstream in 2000, Broadcast’s debut album ‘The Noise Made By People’ is a lost treasure.
Elastica’s skillful, accessible reconstitution of their obvious post-punk influences made their 1995 self-titled debut one of the fastest-selling albums in UK history.
A milestone in the development of British indie in 1980 because of its quiet economy, ‘Colossal Youth’ was the only album from the short-lived Young Marble Giants.
25 years on, Tricky’s dense, paranoid and beautiful debut album ‘Maxinquaye’ feels like an avenue that artists are only just starting to explore.
Economical, precise and immense fun, Two Door Cinema Club’s 2010 debut ‘Tourist History’ gave indie a commercial shot in the arm at the start of the decade.
An understated mix of alternative country and lush chamber-pop, Lambchop’s 2000 album ‘Nixon’ remains Kurt Wagner’s masterwork.
A skull-crushing onslaught of psych, krautrock, dub and post-punk enhanced by a small army of cutting edge producers, ‘XTRMNTR’ was Primal Scream’s second masterpiece.
Leftfield’s 1995 debut album ‘Leftism’ was one of the finest major achievements in British electronica, as influenced by dub reggae as much as house.
Beach House’s 2010 album ‘Teen Dream’ was the joyous sound of a band finally discovering the full extent and power of its own voice.