Mark Linkous’s first Sparklehorse album, ‘Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot’ is split between spacy folk-rock and scuffed, lo-fi indie.
One of the most challenging and avant-garde albums from a major artist of all time, Scott Walker’s malevolent ‘Tilt’ turns 25 years old.
Often overlooked in his groundbreaking catalogue, ‘…I Care Because You Do’ shows Aphex Twin in transition.
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.
25 years on, Tricky’s dense, paranoid and beautiful debut album ‘Maxinquaye’ feels like an avenue that artists are only just starting to explore.
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.
An album of endearing yet emotionally sharp power-pop that’s resonated with generations of outcasts, Weezer’s ‘The Blue Album’ turns 25.
Representing one of the commercial apexes of Britpop in the mid-Nineties, ‘Parklife’ was the realisation of Damon Albarn’s vision for Blur’s music.
Arguably the greatest hip-hop album of all time, Nas’ 1994 debut ‘Illmatic’ is a perfect distillation of the genre’s essence.
Although they’d been around for years before it, ‘His N’ Hers’ was the point at which Pulp finally found their audience.