Posts tagged "1990s"

Album artwork of 'Bossanova' by Pixies

Bossanova Pixies

Our first ever review. Reads like it too. In any case, the album can certainly boast a groove, but it lacks the edge of Pixies' best work.

Album artwork of 'Dig Your Own Hole' by The Chemical Brothers

Dig Your Own Hole The Chemical Brothers

The Chemical Brothers’ second album is likely to please a number of electric tastes. It seldom rises above a good beat, but then it doesn’t need to.

Album artwork of 'Ladies and Gentleman We Are Floating in Space' by Spiritualized

Ladies and Gentleman We Are Floating in Space Spiritualized

A magnificent journey, with tortured themes, fragile vocals, irresistibly groovy basslines, beautifully spacious production, and such a curious closer.

Album artwork of 'The Downward Spiral' by Nine Inch Nails

The Downward Spiral Nine Inch Nails

Trent Reznor set a benchmark in the industrial rock genre whilst simultaneously providing a form of therapy for millions of angst-filled listeners.

Album artwork of 'Weezer (Blue Album)' by Weezer

Weezer (Blue Album) Weezer

Weezer were unapologetically weird, yet strangely glamorous, which in itself brought a warming message; they showed us that it was cool to be uncool.

Album artwork of 'Dummy' by Portishead

Dummy Portishead

Melding orchestral and jazz samples with beats that surge tracks forward, Dummy remains intriguing for the listener throughout. An iconic album.

Album artwork of 'OK Computer' by Radiohead

OK Computer Radiohead

To brand this a landmark of the '90s is a disservice to its quality. OK Computer is as relevant now as ever, both culturally and sonically.

Album artwork of 'Illmatic' by Nas

Illmatic Nas

Illmatic has every element required that goes into making a great hip-hop record, with no gimmicks to intervene. It is, at its core, ten essential tracks.

Album artwork of 'G. Love and Special Sauce' by G. Love & Special Sauce

G. Love and Special Sauce G. Love & Special Sauce

The album is ice-cool summer groove music, with shimmering guitar stabs, slender double bass slides, and silky smooth vocal delivery aplenty.

Album artwork of 'Gish' by The Smashing Pumpkins

Gish The Smashing Pumpkins

The record is a rich and gloriously grubby collage of sounds. It stands somewhere between Pixies and Nirvana, with an added injection of psychedelic rock.