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.
Hitting upon his perfect meld of street-tough gangsterism and hook-heavy commerciality, ‘Vol.2… Hard Knock Life’ turned Jay Z into a superstar.
November Rain’ remains one of the most ambitious and enduring music videos of all time
Laying down the gauntlet for all festival headliners that followed, Nirvana’s performance at Reading 1992 remains one of the greatest in history.
The possibilities seemed endless during the 1990s. As our Top 90s Songs shows, the icons & figures dominating the decade were both mercurial and diverse.