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.
November Rain’ remains one of the most ambitious and enduring music videos of all time
Thanks to technological loopholes of the CD, bands could include Easter eggs on their albums. Here are 10 hidden tracks worth breaking out your Discman for.
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.
Praised for its diversity and impact, 90s dance music is to electronica fans what the 60s were to classic rock aficionados.
From art house shorts to visionary stylings and tongue-in-cheek parodies, here are the Top 20 decade-defining 90s music videos.
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.
Even during a decade when the most improbable bands were topping the charts, some fell through the cracks. Here are 10 90s bands worth rediscovering.
Attracting instant acclaim and eventually storming both the US and UK charts, The Cranberries’ debut, ‘Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?’, proved that, actually, they really could…
With Mudhoney, Nirvana and Soundgarden at the helm, grunge music exploded in the early 90s – and the world didn’t know what hit it.
Unlike most other eras, the notion of 90s music is hard to pin down. Oddball and eclectic, the decade defies easy categorisation, but it’s this cross-pollination of sounds that left a boundary-breaking...
Laying down the gauntlet for all festival headliners that followed, Nirvana’s performance at Reading 1992 remains one of the greatest in history.