One of the most influential indie records of all time, Pixies’ star-making second album ‘Doolittle’ was released in April 1989.
Released in March 1969 with Doug Yule in for John Cale, ‘The Velvet Underground’ proved that the band could turn their hands to anything and still sound cutting-edge.
Aphex Twin’s 1999 EP ‘Windowlicker’, combined with its memorable video, was so far ahead of its time that it still sounds cutting-edge today.
The last instalment of a trio of brilliant Yeah Yeah Yeahs albums in the Noughties, ‘It’s Blitz!’ is 10 years old.
One of the greatest monuments to hip-hop’s golden age of the late Eighties, De La Soul’s colourful and idiosyncratic 1989 debut ‘3 Feet High And Rising’ remains seminal.
Released to controversy in February 1999, ‘The Slim Shady LP’ was the lift-off point for one of the 21st century’s most memorable musical figures.
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.