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CULT ’90s: Boards Of Canada – ‘Music Has The Right To Children’

A cornerstone for electronica and one of the Nineties’ most influential albums, revisit Boards Of Canada’s 1998 debut ‘Music Has The Right To Children’ on its 20th anniversary.

CULT ’90s: Neutral Milk Hotel – ‘In The Aeroplane Over The Sea’

One of the most divisive yet enduring albums of the Nineties, ‘In The Aeroplane Over The Sea’ by Neutral Milk Hotel turns 20 years old.

CULT ’90s: Rage Against The Machine – ‘Rage Against The Machine’

Full of scintillating riffs and razor-sharp political and social commentary, few albums from 1992 are as relevant today as ‘Rage Against The Machine’.

CULT ’90s: Suede – ‘Dog Man Star’

Suede’s gothic, flawed masterpiece was ostentatiously out of step with the Britpop-dominated Nineties, but has aged much better than most albums of its era.

CULT ’90s: Nirvana – ‘In Utero’

A violent flinch from the spotlight, Nirvana’s final album ‘In Utero’ was a rare example of a huge band challenging its listeners rather than appeasing them with more of the same.

CULT ’90s: Sugar – ‘Copper Blue’

Formed by ex-Hüsker Dü lead singer Bob Mould, Sugar’s debut album ‘Copper Blue’ was a melodious grunge-pop masterpiece that finally brought its creator the success he deserved.

CULT ’90s: Primal Scream – ‘Vanishing Point’

While often overshadowed by ‘Screamadelica’ and ‘XTMNTR’, Primal Scream’s 1997 album ‘Vanishing Point’ was progressively fearsome and helped move the British guitar scene away from Britpop.

CULT ’90s: Aphex Twin – ‘Selected Ambient Works Volume II’

Richard D James’ second Aphex Twin album went in a drastically different and challenging direction, and helped cement his mythology as an artist.

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