The enormous critical success and cult following which DJ Shadow’s seminal debut Endtroducing….. attracted has been a double-edged sword for its creator over the subsequent two decades. The first ever album to be constructed entirely from samples, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, it came to so completely encapsulate the hazy, smoky trip-hop that became fashionable in the late ‘90s that it’s been an millstone for Josh Davis
In some circles, the fact that If You’re Feeling Sinister did not make Belle & Sebastian the most popular band of the late 1990s is regarded as the greatest injustice in the history of popular music, such is the devotion it inspires. While that may be an overstatement, it is certainly not contentious to say that Belle & Sebastian divide opinion. All of the characteristics for which their fans adore
Released in 1991, ‘Loveless’ expanded the boundaries for guitar music’s potential, re-marking the pitch upon which the game was to be played.