Released in advance of 9/11, Jimmy Eat World’s ‘Bleed American’ album found itself taking on unintended dimensions, but has survived as an alt.rock classic.
'Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band' debuted on the US chart, just as it had in the UK, at No.8.
As drum’n’bass was coming to the end of its peak period, Roni Size/Reprazent’s ‘New Forms’ took things in a fascinating and vital direction.
'Glen could sing the phone book,' Carl told us, 'and you'd want to buy it.'
Taking country traditions and giving them a tweak, ‘Pageant Material’ found Kacey Musgraves defying those who 'need to put you in some kind of box.'
On their first live album, the band’s already famous reputation as one of the world’s greatest rock attractions was finally on record for all to hear.
The duo's place in the pop firmament was so assured that they could approach their fourth album as a broad-based concept record.
Peaking on some of their best-loved numbers, ‘Surrender’ found The Chemical Brothers at the height of their powers and on the verge of a new era.
Approximating the sound of the ultimate high, The Verve’s debut album, ‘A Storm In Heaven,’ sent the band – and British psychedelia – into the stratosphere.
A career- and decade-defining album, ABC’s ‘Lexicon Of Love’ was a widescreen pop classic that gave the band their international breakthrough.
‘The Man Who’ found Travis’ pastoral guitar-pop chiming perfectly with the times and taking the band into the mainstream.
Epic yet intensely personal, The Verve’s ‘A Northern Soul’ remains of the most defining albums of the mid-90s: soul music, torn direct from the core.
The band started the new decade with another American No.1 album.
Opening 'a floodgate of artistic freedom,' ‘Lost Highway’ found Bon Jovi tapping into the heart of country music for an album with across-the-board appeal.
‘Sevas Tra’ is a hurricane of a musical poem, sung-screamed-growled by one of the most gut-punching vocalists in metal.
‘Yeezus’ is proof that hip-hop can take any form. Kanye West’s exercise in minimalism was polarizing to some, but uncompromising in its sonic mission.