Hitting upon his perfect meld of street-tough gangsterism and hook-heavy commerciality, ‘Vol.2… Hard Knock Life’ turned Jay Z into a superstar.
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 art house shorts to visionary stylings and tongue-in-cheek parodies, here are just a few decade-defining 90s music videos.
Initially recorded for the 1992 film ‘Singles,’ Chris Cornell’s five Poncier songs remain cult favourites and provided Soundgarden with their breakthrough.
Thanks to technological loopholes of the CD, bands could include Easter eggs on their albums. Here are ten hidden tracks worth breaking out your Discman for.
Praised for its diversity and impact, 90s dance music is to electronica fans what the 60s were to classic rock aficionados.
In 1996, the double Grammy-winning ‘Odelay’ made Californian Beck a multi-platinum selling artist and an internationally-recognised name.
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.
An introduction to the man that revolutionized industrial music and wrote the soundtrack for a generation.
Spawning megastars such as Snoop Dogg, 2Pac, and Eminem, 90s hip-hop marked the point when the music came out of the suburbs and took over the world.
A reminder of why people started bands in the first place, Aerosmith caught the attentions a whole new generation with ‘Get A Grip’.
Reflecting his eclectic tastes, Rick Rubin’s American Recordings label covered metal, rock, country, and all points in between, establishing its founder as music’s ultimate auteur in the 90s.
Though a clear homage to the music he loved, ‘Are You Gonna Go My Way’ saw Lenny Kravitz transcend his influences with a unique take on classic rock.
Storming both the US and UK charts, The Cranberries’ ‘Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?’ proved that, actually, they could…