Rain Dogs isn't for everyone, but if you want to hear what the roots of an urban jungle sound like - in all their sad and messy madness - it's well worth a listen.
The catchy riffs and toe-tapping beats are there, but that's precisely the problem - stubborn in nature, with very little desire to change, they are just there.
With a vast and powerful sound, here we experience U2 without the excruciating self-indulgence that turns listeners away from their more recent works.
It isn’t a classic, it isn’t conventional, it’s oftentimes a bit daft, but the record does what it does terribly well. A loud and peppy splash of creativity.
An endearing record of mystery and wonder, deftly inheriting elements from a wide selection of genres that amalgamate to create a category of its own.
Under the Midas wing of Brian Eno, Talking Heads juggle African genres with Western experimentation and innovative digital play.
Doolittle balances boisterous oddness with sweet and sugary pop tunes, making it not only Pixies' most intriguing record, but also the most accessible.
There’s a lot to be said for the album's quirks, but when all is said and done, This Nation’s Saving Grace is in fact a great album in its own right.
The most miserable man in comedy has five favourite albums from everyone's least favourite decade. We explore Stewart Lee's highlights of the '80s.
That Bush could create something so deliriously weird and wild yet also break through to the mainstream world is great proof of her powers.