One of the most pervasive hits of 90s alt-rock, Live’s ‘Lightning Crashes’ launched the band to fame and struck a sensitive collective nerve.
Propelling the group into the limelight, Blind Melon’s self-titled debut album remains a much-loved 90s alt.rock classic.
From rock to R&B and a whole host of electronic music, 1997 had something for everyone.
Fusing lo-fi production with a singer-songwriter sensibility, Phair helped shaped what would become “indie rock” and defied expectations of what a female rock star could be.
From hip-hop to grunge (and beyond), there's something for everyone in this list.
‘Dolores was such a great interviewee. It is a fantastic way of remembering her, and of celebrating the music that was her life’s work.’
From Beck to Spice Girls to a few of the finest hip-hop records ever released, the best albums of 1996 are incredibly diverse.
Beastie Boys always seemed to be pushing their music forward, while simultaneously borrowing heavily from their past.
Praised for its diversity and impact, 90s dance music is to electronica fans what the 60s were to classic rock aficionados.
Thanks to the power of TikTok, social media, and film syncs, classic songs are getting reintroduced to a new generation of fans.
In the year that marked grunge's commercial arrival, a diverse set of albums had a major impact.
With ‘The Show, The After Party, The Hotel’, Jodeci pushed the boundaries of R&B and lived up their reputation as the “bad boys of R&B.”
Genre-defining anthems from the finest golden age of R&B, the best 90s R&B songs still fill dancefloors while speaking to the soul.
Even during a decade when the most improbable bands were topping the charts, some fell through the cracks. Here are a few 90s bands worth rediscovering.
With Mudhoney, Nirvana, and Soundgarden at the helm, grunge music exploded in the early 90s – and the world didn’t know what hit it.