Derided at the time, Beastie Boys’ kaleidoscopic second album ‘Paul’s Boutique’ helped to turn sampling into a fine art form.
Gothic, emotionally ravaged and spectacularly beautiful, The Cure released their finest album ‘Disintegration’ in 1989.
A debut album that captured the imaginations of a generation, ‘The Stone Roses’ turns 30.
One of the most influential indie records of all time, Pixies’ star-making second album ‘Doolittle’ was released in April 1989.
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.
New Order’s 1989 LP ‘Technique’ was the final instalment in a dazzling run of exceptional singles and albums in the Eighties.
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.
An album integral to the very DNA of independent culture and music as we understand it today, Sonic Youth’s ‘Daydream Nation’ is still so visceral and forceful 30 years later.
A sensual, highly literate album about affairs of the heart, ’16 Lovers Lane’ was the defining work and epitaph for cult Australian indie act The Go-Betweens.
‘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.