Taking industrial music into the mainstream, Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Pretty Hate Machine’ remains an uncompromising, genre-defining album.
A euphoric and inventive pop-blast of an album, ‘Colors’ proved that, over two decades into his career, Beck would always find new ways to surprise.
As well as creating their own classics, the group had a knack for reinventing other people’s songs, as our playlist shows.
Os Mutantes’ self-titled debut album was a glorious collision of styles that defined the Tropicália movement in 1968.
Part-recorded live in 1975, Frank Zappa’s ‘Bongo Fury’ saw Captain Beefheart join the celebrated Mothers Of Invention on tour for a unique pairing.
Moving away from his avant-garde work, the ‘Clear Spot’ album marked one of Captain Beefheart’s more successful forays into commercial waters.
After receiving just one play, at 4am in the morning, Guns N Roses’ ‘Welcome To The Jungle’ video caused a meltdown at MTV and made the group overnight stars.
Who were the women on the Roxy Music album covers? We reveal the full stories behind the artworks that remain iconic to this day.
The self-titled second album by The Band honed everything from ‘Music From Big Pink’ with deft performances and an innate knack for storytelling.
The album is a hidden gem from group's early period, proving they had much more than surf music up their sleeve.
After releasing ‘Ice Cream For Crow,’ Captain Beefheart retired from music-making in order to channel his creativity through painting.
Moving closer to the mainstream with ‘XO’, Elliott Smith reveled in all he could master while making his deeply personal songs resonate even further.
Released at the start of the 80s, ‘Tattoo You’ proved The Rolling Stones weren’t giving up on their title of World’s Greatest Rock’n’Roll Band.
Beastie Boys’ ‘Paul’s Boutique’ album was a slow burn at first, but its mind-boggling inventiveness is now hailed as one of the cornerstones of hip-hop.
With several albums and a decade’s worth of experimental music behind them, Sonic Youth hijacked the grunge mainstream with ‘Dirty.’