25 years on, Tricky’s dense, paranoid and beautiful debut album ‘Maxinquaye’ feels like an avenue that artists are only just starting to explore.
The band’s third and (to date) final album of original material, 1999’s ‘The Battle Of Los Angeles’ acted as a course corrective for Rage Against The Machine.
A magnum opus of masterful, conceptual songwriting spanning a bewildering number of genres, ’69 Love Songs’ by The Magnetic Fields has not been surpassed.
With the addition of Darren Emerson and the release of 1994’s seminal ‘dubnobasswithmyheadman’, Underworld went from has-beens to pioneers.
The greatest hip-hop album of the Nineties according to many, Wu-Tang Clan’s debut album ‘Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) took the underground to the mainstream in 1993.
Perhaps the most sonically beautiful album of the Nineties, ‘Deserter’s Songs’ was Mercury Rev’s finest hour, but it emerged out of their darkest.
One of the most cruelly overlooked bands of the Nineties, The Beta Band’s reputation rests largely on the mercurial talent displayed on 1998’s ‘The Three EPs’ collection.
One of the most wildly ambitious British guitar records of the Nineties, Mansun’s second album ‘Six’ deserves to be rediscovered and celebrated.
DJ Shadow and Mo’Wax boss James Lavelle teamed up for the star-studded UNKLE album ‘Psyence Fiction’ 20 years ago.
No Sparklehorse album quite captures the essence and power of Mark Linkous than ‘Good Morning Spider’, released in July 1998.