An optimistic fin-de-siecle masterpiece offering hope for humanity, The Flaming Lips’ 1999 album ‘The Soft Bulletin’ turns 20.
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.
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.
Bridging the gap between booze and ecstasy culture at the end of the Nineties, ‘You’ve Come A Long Way Baby’ remains the quintessential Fatboy Slim artefact and Norman Cook’s finest hour.
Released 25 years ago, ‘Siamese Dream’ turned Smashing Pumpkins from stars of the independent scene to the nerve-centre of America’s rock mainstream.
25 years later, Björk’s breakout album ‘Debut’ still sounds stunningly modern and forward-thinking.
Unquestionably one of the most successful and influential albums in hip-hop history, Dr. Dre’s solo debut album ‘The Chronic’ is a product of its time but its sonics have aged unbelievably well.
20 years on, The Verve’s autumnal masterpiece ‘Urban Hymns’ feels like the very end of an era for British guitar music.